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Tree House Built On 100-Year-Old Preserved Trunk


This is the Original Tree House located at East Zion Resort in Orderville, Utah on 490 East State Street. It’s a rock climber’s dream because you can actually climb up from the inside of the trunk. It’s super-cool!

The craziest part about it? It’s built on the preserved trunk of a 100-year-old cottonwood tree that actually died on the property! How interesting is that?

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This Tree House Was Built On The Preserved Trunk Of A 100-Year-Old Cottonwood Tree!

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When their 100-year-old cottonwood tree died, they were so sad and couldn’t just cut it down.

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So they preserved the trunk and built a tree house on it!

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Now, you can actually enter through the hobbit-like door and climb to your heart’s content because it’s hallow inside. It’s a rock climber’s dream! Pretty awesome, and kind of scary (if you have children). But let’s go inside and see what it’s like!

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There’s air conditioning, TV, furniture, and everything else you can imagine in a home.

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If the inside of the trunk entryway is too extreme for you, don’t worry, there is a normal staircase to get up here too.

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And when you get inside, the stairs don’t stop. Right by the kitchenette, is your stairway to the loft. Show you that later!

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A moment to appreciate the tiny kitchen.

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The bathroom is pretty luxurious, don’t you think?

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And there seems to be a standard flush toilet.

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This awesome tree house is located in Orderville, Utah, in case you ever want to book a stay.

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The loft looks very cozy, clean, and comfortable. If you don’t like the king bed loft, you can turn the downstairs couch into a bed.

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This little tree house was built with rustic and modern finishes. I really like how it turned out, how about you?

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You may even run into some free range chickens if you wander around.

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The property still boasts some of the original farm equipment that was used on the land previously.

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Highlights

  • Tree house built on 100-year-old preserved cottonwood tree trunk
  • Can sleep up to 3 guests
  • There’s a king bed in the sleeping loft
  • And the sofa turned into a sleeper
  • Kitchenette
  • Luxury bathroom
  • Free wifi, DirectTV, Netflix, Hulu, etc.
  • Located at East Zion Resort
  • 490 E State St Orderville, UT

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  • Avatar Mary Lynne Smith LP
    July 5, 2020, 4:14 pm

    Love it, just what I would like. You did a great job.

  • Avatar Theresa Perdue
    July 6, 2020, 3:02 pm

    absolutely enchanting. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      July 9, 2020, 12:46 pm

      Something about tree houses speaks to my soul!

  • Avatar Diane
    August 6, 2020, 9:31 pm

    You had an absolutely talented carpenter and designer. I bet the views are great up there. The whole yard looks beautiful and I know it must have been a LOT of work. I hope it attracts wonderful guests.

  • Avatar Marsha T Cowan
    August 7, 2020, 10:36 am

    Half the pictures did not download so I couldn’t see much of the house, but the ones I could see were pretty cool. Does the tree go all the way through the roof to the roof deck (I never got to see that picture) or stop underneath the house? In other words, when you climb the inside wall do you end up on the roof deck? If so, that is a pretty good climb. Kids could really stay in shape instead of being inside on a phone. Lol! It is lovely, especially the landscaping and the “Hobbit” door.

  • Avatar Nancy
    August 7, 2020, 10:43 am

    I love this whole concept. The only thing that’s really bugging me is the placement of the TV! It appears to be facing the door to the deck rather than the living area. Or am I missing something?

  • Avatar Sarah
    August 17, 2020, 7:27 pm

    We’ve stayed here on one of our cross-country trips! SUCH a cool little home. The toilet is definitely a regular flush, and the shower really IS as big as it looks. Super comfortable for me and my husband to stay in for a couple of nights. The only thing we didn’t realize was that those “free range chickens” WERE allowed to roam around outside of their pen. When we got there, we’d tried to wrangle some of the silkies because we were afraid they’d gotten lose! LOL that was definitely a memory we won’t forget!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      August 18, 2020, 1:37 pm

      Oh my! haha Chickens are a force to be reckoned with when they don’t want to be herded!

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