Tree house vacation

Edisto river canoe and tree house experienceBook a tree house on the Edisto River.

These tree houses have no electricity or running water, but are considered one of the South Carolina Lowcountry’s most unique getaways. Canoe down a dozen miles to the secluded site, then canoe farther down to check out the river the next day.

Each treehouse is tucked in the woods out of view of any other, nestled in the trees on the river’s edge and privately accessed by canoe.

The smaller treehouses sleep 2-4. Solidly constructed of completely natural, mostly locally harvested materials.
There are cooking utensils, futons and the rooms are screened with a well-vented sleeping area. There is an outdoor grill and dining deck.

The Edisto Island Serpentarium is is also worth a visit if you are in the area.

South Carolina’s back-road wonders are well documented in books like “South Carolina, A Day at a Time” by Caroline W. Todd and Sidney Wait, and “Lowcountry Daytrips” . Another good one is “South Carolina,” part of the Compass American Guide series, written by Henry Leifermann with photographs by Eric Horan of Beaufort.

The problem with books about back-road attractions is that businesses close, people die and things change. You have to be wary. It’s kind of like the guy who zips up in a sports car to ask the farmer for directions, and the farmer drawls, “Turn left where the old oak tree used to be.”

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