Editor’s Note: This story was written by Andrew Malo for Mobile RVing’s “The Buzz.”
We didn’t exactly intend to go into the RV business, but we found a campground that we thought we could build our treehouses on, so that’s what we did,” says Martin Teig, owner of Branson Treehouse Adventures in Branson, Missouri. They have 89 RV sites, tent sites, cabins, and, of course, treehouses.
The treehouses are not like the primitive ones from childhood — these are decked out, luxury places to stay high up in the trees. “We currently have 10 treehouses on the property,” Teig reports to The Buzz. Each treehouse accommodates a certain group of people – from families, romantic getaways, to friends — and center around a theme. For example, the African Tree House Lodge can accommodate up to 6 people.
There is a swinging bridge that leads to the entrance and a ladder to climb up to enter the loft. People can take another swinging bridge to a grass hut for a picnic area. This treehouse is for a family with an adventurous spirit.
The interior is decorated in an African theme. One user says, “We spent 2 nights at the African Lodge treehouse, and absolutely loved it! The rope bridge was great, and the ladder to the loft was a hit with our 8 year-old. The decorations in the treehouse were tasteful and on theme, and they were clearly chosen by someone who took great care in making things look and feel comfortable. The layout was cozy and not at all crowded. We will definitely be staying at Branson Treehouse Adventures when we are in Branson again!”
When Teig and his wife bought the property 5 years ago it was an RV park. Since then, they have added the treehouses and other amenities. “We have been dreaming about building treehouses for about 10-15 years,” Tieg recalls, “And finally got in a position to do so.”
With the treehouses comes a shift in clientele; one that is in line with a shift of clientele in Branson, too.
“Originally, we had mostly retirees at the resort,” Teig says. “But when we started building tree houses we saw a shift towards younger people and families. We have been working on making it a more adventure-themed place.”
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