A Luxury Treehouse Resort Is Coming To Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains

These treehouses will be slightly nicer than the ones you used as a kid!

There are already plenty of fun reasons to visit Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains. The synchronous fireflies that flash in sync, and put on a spectacular bioluminescence show each year in May or June. Then, come fall, the autumn colors in the national park are a draw for leaf-peepers. Plus, there are hikes, waterfalls and wildflowers galore in the park. 

But, now, outdoors-loving travelers have yet another reason to visit the Smokies: A treehouse resort is being built in Gatlinburg so that you can enjoy a truly unique and tranquil getaway among the quiet majesty of this beloved destination. Treehouse builder extraordinaire Pete Nelson, the host of Animal Planet’s “Treehouse Masters,” is behind the new project. The under-construction resort will be called Treehouse Grove at Norton Creek and is set to open in spring 2020.

The Gatlinburg project is still under construction but here’s a glimpse of one of the magical treehouse lodges Nelson built in the Pacific Northwest at a similar resort called TreeHouse Point.