There are many educational, and adventurous, vacation sites in beautiful Southern Oregon, but only one where you can lit-treely, "go out on a limb"... and have some fun learning something while you're there.
Through a hard fought eight year battle with Josephine County officials, during which we were ordered to shut down several times, and at peak pitch ordered to tear down our treehouses, we persevered by selling one-of-a-kind signed and dated treeshirts, which allowed Treemuskeeters to stay over for free when purchased.
Because the county has finally recognized the built-in safety features of our treehouses, we no longer have to sell shirts and limit guests to our "friends", but we still do. Please feel free to come and be a Treemusketeer, and therefore, our friend.
The internationally famous Out'n'About Treesort is a licensed B & B. We are also the Treehouse Institute of Arts and Culture in Takilma, a truly 'high' school, which offers very Elementree educational experiences. The facilitree is draped among the branches of an Oak grove in Takilma, a picturesque little valley nestled among the Siskiyou Mountains in the southwestern corner of Oregon, just below the headwaters of the East Fork Illinois River.
The Treesort has a centrally located bathhouse and pavilion. The bathhouse has two complete bathrooms with clean towels, showers, sinks and toilets for the treehouses that aren't so equipped.
All guests and students at the Treesort and Institute must make themselves at home. A full breakfast is served in the kitchen of the main house every morning during the main season and is a good time to meet the other guests. The pavilion also has laundry, games and kitchen facilities. There are barbecues, grills, a campfire and picnic tables for preparing lunch and dinner. For fun there are swings, a floating ship (Piratree), a canopy walk-way (Mountain View Treeway), a dirt basketball court, 2 horseshoe pits, volleyball court and a unique stone-lined, chemical-free, seasonal swimming pool fed by the nearby East Fork Illinois River. Plus much more!
Summertime at Out'n'About is almost always dominated by children and families. Romantic interludes are our off season specialtree.
The Treehouse Institute, established over the summer of 1996, is the only place in the world that offers avocational instruction in basic engineering, design and construction methods for building treehouses. There are also plenty of other things to learn and have fun with here. We are very much like a summer camp for families. The courses we offer are tailored so. Our staff teaches a zip line course, horseback riding and treehouse construction, all are easily arranged. Local artists from the area teach craft and cultural courses on site or close by. Schedule of classes and events will be posted on site or the web, www.treehouses.com, under TREEHOUSE INSTITUTE as they become available.
If you are unable to book a stay at the treesort, and are in the area, you
can still call ahead and sign-up for any of the x-tree classes
that are available.