Located at the Skamania Covers resort, only a few miles away from the Skamania Lodge Treehouse, this property is aptly named the Osprey Treehouse because the Osprey spent the summer hovering and watching the construction take place. This 400 square foot octagon is built around a single grand old Douglas Fir that is 42” in diameter and the treehouse hugs the trunk while hovering 30 feet above the ground! The Osprey Treehouse is located in the Columbia River Gorge, which is recognized as a National Scenic Area. What better way to enjoy it than by staying among the trees themselves?
From the car park, there is a small dirt path cut into the forest floor that leads to the Osprey Treehouse, connecting to an elevated boardwalk that brings guests into the treehouse itself. Every living space in the house has oversized windows and the main entrance is a huge sliding glass door. When inside, you really do feel that you are high up in the trees and surely this is entirely the point of booking a stay in a treehouse.
The Osprey Treehouse was built using local wood sources and the treehouse has a private bathroom, which is fully equipped. The Douglas Fir itself is the stand-out center-piece of the living spaces, with furniture angled towards it as the focal point. And what a thing of beauty it is! It is special indeed to share a room with such a magnificent tree and it brings a feeling of relaxation to the whole house. This is helped along by the gentle swaying of the tree in gusts of wind, which of course can be felt by any residents.
When standing on the front deck of the Osprey Treehouse guests have a bird’s eye view of the river and property below. The treehouse is quite secluded and there is no TV or Wifi connection to distract you from enjoying the surroundings. Guests can enjoy the water from the nearby cove. Rates start at €210 per night, though do change according to season. The treehouse can be booked via AirBnB.