Missing your Friday fix of an all-new episode of Treehouse Masters? Don't fret, treehouse friends! We'll be back in a few months with another all-new season. Until then, we'll be bringing you a treehouse tour from past seasons of Treehouse Masters every Friday. That's right - a fresh treehouse tour is coming to you EVERY Friday!
We're kicking off our #treehousefriday tours with the Ski Lodge Treehouse in Western Washington. With a lodge as cozy as this treehouse, skiers might skip the slopes and stay in all day! Nestled 20 feet high in a Douglas fir and two red cedars, this ski lodge-themed treehouse boasts a timber frame, toasty dual-sided fireplace, and hidden door to the master bedroom. The bunk loft and gaming space make this ski chalet treehouse a haven for kids, while mom and dad can enjoy a little apres ski on the 200-square-foot deck. Skis and trees are a match made in heaven!
The Douglas fir tree that helps host this treehouse is over 300 years old! What a beauty!
My family loves skiing - some of my favorite trips have been to the slopes to ski with my wife, Judy; daughter, Emily; and sons, Henry and Charlie. The photos above are of my family shredding the slopes a couple winters ago in Montana. It's always great to finish a day of skiing with a little apres ski in the lodge - it would be even more amazing if the lodge were a treehouse! I thought that our clients' dream of a ski house treehouse was such a brilliant idea.
A series of sturdy staircases lead the way to the treehouse. Can you spot the ski lift chair hanging from a beam underneath the treehouse?
A composting toilet lies inside the quaint outhouse on the way to the deck.
The wraparound deck provides ample space for skiers to soak in the views of the surrounding forest. To the right, you can see the outside portion of the dual-sided fireplace. It keeps our clients toasty and warm as they enjoy an apres ski beverage or two on the deck!
Our prefabrication crew created this gorgeous timber frame bent to go above the fireplace. I love how it brings the classic ski lodge aesthetic to the outside of the treehouse.
After skiing the slopes all day, this family can cuddle up in front of the fireplace in the living room of the treehouse. Large windows frame great views of the magnificent Douglas Fir host tree.
The exposed rafters create the feel of an authentic ski lodge.
The comfy and secluded master bedroom is hidden behind a secret door. With all those windows, there's no way our clients can forget that they're dreaming high up in the trees!
A wet bar, complete with a wine fridge, is tucked behind the ships ladder leading to the kids' loft.
Our clients' kids loved seeing their bunkbed loft for the first time! Who wouldn't love snoozing in this cozy nook?! And check out those beautiful custom stairs leading to the top bunk - they double as drawers!
The loft also provides space for a fun board game corner.
High ceilings, wood paneling, and the toasty fire place make this treehouse feel like a bonafide ski lodge!
We had the best time building this ski lodge treehouse for our clients! We wish them a lifetime of laughter, happy memories, and fun apres ski in their treehouse!
For another look at the treehouse, check out Animal Planet's behind the build video, below.
Did you enjoy this #treehousefriday tour? We hope it helps you stay up in the trees until our next all-new season of Treehouse Masters! Stay tuned for more tours by joining our newsletter and following us on social media.
To the trees!