As a child, I found nothing was more exhilarating than climbing into a treehouse. While I didn’t have one, you can bet that each year I’d ask Santa Claus for one of my very own. Fast forward to my adult years, and you could say my childhood wish did rather come true when I stayed at the Mohicans Treehouse Resort in Ohio.
Under 80 miles from the Cleveland Airport, the Mohicans Treehouse offers its guests the opportunity to kick back and unplug. While there’s electricity, running water, and amenities, the gorgeous treehouses and cabins, respectively, do not have Wi-Fi or an internet connection. As someone who is always on my phone or answering emails, I thought this may be hard to get the hang of. Turns out, cocooning in a treehouse with your “Away” reply set isn’t always a bad thing!
Since the visit, friends have asked me quite a few questions, so read on to discover why a stay at the Mohican Treehouse Resort should be on your bucket list.
Where IS The Mohican Treehouse Resort?
While Cleveland and Columbus are both under 100 miles away (which makes for easy arriving and departing if you’re coming by plane), the resort is in Glenmont, a quite rural part of the Mohican Township with a strong Amish population. You will definitely feel like you’re staying in a forest.
Down the road from the resort, you’ll find the Tree Frog Canopy Tours, which offers one of the best ziplining experiences in the state. You’ll also be 15 minutes from the stunning Mohican State Park; as a hiker, I thought this was a highlight of my visit. Various trails offer something for hikers and seekers of any level. Lyons Falls Trail is a terrific beginner-to-intermediate hike, ending with a gorgeous waterfall.
What Are the Treehouses Like?
Each treehouse and cabin is unique and has its authenticity. The Amish community built all of them, and Treehouse Masters star Pete Nelson designed two of them. In addition to seven treehouses, the resort also offers four cabins.
I stayed in the El Castillo (which means castle), a loft-inspired treehouse that lived up to its royal reputation with a cozy living room, kitchenette, dining nook, and bathroom downstairs while a canopy bed and patio sat atop. Since there was no cable television, it had, as do all the other houses, a TV and DVD player with fun, family-friendly movies in the room as well as games.
The kitchenette offered us plenty of cooking options. We had a hot plate and skillet, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. While the El Castillo did have an outside shower, we enjoyed ours indoors and marveled at how hot the water got despite our desolate surroundings. Each room also had a heater, so there was no fear of getting chilly.
Can You Host an Event at the Mohicans?
The Mohicans Treehouse Resort is among Ohio’s top wedding venues. An extremely unique approach for a destination wedding, the Mohicans can help you plan your dream day as they offer their Grand Barn venue, outdoor chapel, and full catering service.
Speaking of catering, this is a new service to the resort, which Chef Drew Slane leads. An Ohio native, Slane came to success with his Slanegwiches Mobile Bistro before joining the Mohicans as head chef. With an eye to detail and turning simple plates into something bursting with flavor, Slane and the rest of the Mohicans staff go above and beyond to ensure everything is one of a kind for your special day.
Where Can I Buy Food and Necessities?
Just over 25 miles away in Mansfield, stock up on everything you need at their supermarkets and plaza. Before you arrive at the Mohicans, stop off here and buy what you will need during your stay. We knew we wanted to cook and hike, so we bought food for meal planning, as well as snacks and necessities for our outdoor adventures.
Back at your treehouse, plates, bowls, mugs, and other dining necessities are available in your kitchenette. While there is no housekeeping service, the staff prepares each house before each arrival and just asks that you empty your trash before you exit.
If you’re concerned about completely “unplugging,” fear not. Just up the road from the mystical tree suites is their gorgeous lake entrance and gateway to the Grand Barn. Several areas have Wi-Fi service for when that reply just cannot wait.
Plan your Stay in a One of a Kind Treehouse
In addition to Ohio, the Mohicans Treehouse Resort has expanded to Washington State with The Klickitat Treehouse. Whether you’re in the Midwest or on the West Coast, plan your blissful escape to stay in a treehouse as soon as we’re back out and traveling the globe.
(Many thanks to the Mohicans Treehouse Resort for hosting me on this wonderful adventure.)