4 Reasons Why You Should Stay in a Treehouse for Your Next Vacation

Take your camping to the next level by spending a few nights high up in a tree. That’s right, a tree. Nowadays, around the U.S., treehouse camping has become a popular vacationing experience.

Here are a few reasons why staying in a treehouse would be the best vacationing experience for you and your family:

You Can Unplug from Technology

Although treehouses these days are pretty high-tech, featuring amenities like heat, air conditioning, and a fully stocked kitchen. Staying in a treehouse will help you to disconnect from your electronic devices and clear your mind. One of the best parts about vacationing in nature is that it allows you to reset and recharge away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. 

We can guarantee, with all of the breathtaking views, you’re not even going  to want to be distracted by your phone.

You Can Feel Like a Kid Again

Sometimes, being an adult can be stressful. If you’re looking for a vacation that will help you relax and feel like a kid again, a treehouse vacation is perfect for you! Staying in a treehouse will help bring some of the childhood nostalgia back into your life.

Plus, if you’re traveling with young kids, they’ll be sure to love camping in a treehouse too!

Priceless Views

When you’re high off the ground, there is no surprise that you will experience some of the most incredible views. Not to mention, you can also get a better look and experience all the animals that surround you.

One thing you won’t want to forget while packing for your trip is your camera to help capture all the incredible views.


When you book a treehouse stay, you are in for a private and intimate vacation. Whether you’re planning a family trip or a romantic getaway, you will appreciate being high up in the trees, away from the rest of the world.

Booking a Treehouse Rental in Illinois

At Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins, our treehouses offer everything you need to relax in the quiet treetops. Our treehouses are located just minutes away from the Garden of the Gods in the Shawnee National Forest. It is the perfect, unforgettable glamping experience whether you’re planning a romantic or family vacation.

Check out our available treehouse rentals and give us a call now at 618-264-9091 to book your next stay!

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28 Day of Christmas Contest

Win a $150 gift certificate from Timber Ridge this year. Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins has partnered with WPSD local 6 in Paducah Kentucky this year for their

28 Days of Christmas!


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Timber Ridge made the list!
Take a look at this great travel blog!


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#8 out of 50 of Illinois Bucket List…
Sleep in a treehouse at Timber Ridge Outpost and Cabins 

Indulge your inner child by sleeping in a fully-furnished, fantastically-designed treehouse at Timber Ridge Outpost and Cabins. There are numerous hiking and outdoor activities nearby, or you can just enjoy a relaxing vacation away from everything—including the ground!

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The Saturday Evening Post!

Read an enchanting story about Southern Illinois, Hardin county, Treehouses and Timber Ridge in the Saturday Evening Post! Written by the critically acclaimed author of three works of nonfiction and four historical novels, Shirley Strashinsky.

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Southern Illinoian Article


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Channel 6 Favorite Vacation

Johnette Worak of Paducah’s Channel 6 News picked Timber Ridge as her favorite family vacation as part of a series where station news anchors shared their holiday destinations.  Viewers were encouraged to vote for their favorites and Johnette’s trip to Timber Ridge won the Peoples Choice Award.

See the video here…

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Press Tour Articles

Recently, a group of travel writers stopped by Timber Ridge as part of a press tour sponsored by Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau.  Our unique region is called the Illinois Ozarks because we are the beginning of the foothills of the Ozarks, so different from the cornfields that most people associate with Illinois.  We thought you might enjoy some of the articles that came from those writers.  Click on the links below…

Evansville Living: Illinois Ozarks

Farm World: Beautiful View for Tree House Cabins

Prairie Land Buzz Magazine:  Outdoors in Southern Illinois

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We Made the Weird List

O.K.  So we knew we were different, but weird??? We’re getting e-mails congratulating us on being #2 on the 15 Weirdest Things You Can Do in State of Illinois.

See for yourself…


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We’re in AAA Midwest Mag

The Shawnee Hills were recently featured in AAA’s Midwest Magazine and look whose photo is on the first page…

Read about us in AAA’s Midwest Magazine

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