by Joanna Nesbit
At first glance, Vertical Horizons seems to cater to couples, but it welcomes kids and offers a quiet, unique “treehouse” stay in a woodsy setting. Be aware, however, prices are based on double occupancy, and kids cost the same as an extra person, so it’s not a budget experience. But the rate includes free Wi-Fi and “Phil’s Awesome Breakfast,” a full breakfast served family style with items like fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, French toast, crepes, and whipped cream. Three of the four available treehouses accommodate families (the Cottage and Shitake sleep four, and Excalifer sleeps up to six). They include lofts with ladders or spiral stairs, mini-fridges, teakettles, and half bathrooms. The Excalifer has a microwave and TV. There’s a main guest bath facility near the main house for showers, a short walk along a pathway. You’ll also find a disc golf course (bring your own discs) on the property, and Cave Junction’s caves are about 45 minutes away.
Our Editor Loves
- Treehouses of several designs for families
- Peaceful woodsy setting
- Complimentary full breakfast
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
We stayed here for two nights, and opted to stay in Excalifir. It was a lovely two story treehouse with sitting area, bathroom, kitchenette, two beds, two porches, and wonderful views.
Ideally we would have stayed longer, but we had other places to see and visit. Hosts prepared wonderful breakfasts, and were very helpful and friendly.
Would recommend for families with kids 8+ as you are in a tree, but everything was very safe.
100% would recommend!
This is was such a special experience for us and our kids! We're a family of 4 and stayed in the Excalifir. It was so amazing, spacious, had everything we need and we were in awe of the physical structure, how it was built. we loved reading on the deck at night and just relaxing. Phil was great, very welcoming with his amazing breakfast! we loved chatting with everyone, relaxing by the pool and playing with their pets. It was all very laid back and just beautiful to enjoy the property. We also did a rafting trip thru liquid expeditions which was amazing and highly recommended!