The Mohicans Treehouses: Luxury Ohio Treehouse Rentals
Tucked away amongst the rolling green hills of Ohio’s rural, lush Amish country about 1.5 hours outside of Cleveland, the Mohicans Treehouses are the perfect nature escape.
Surprised this amazing place is near Cleveland? I was too, as it feels much more like a mountain getaway, but it turns out there are some pretty amazing Ohio treehouse rentals!
At the Mohicans Treehouse Resort, choose from eight luxurious treehouses, cabins, or an incredibly unique Airstream treehouse (nope, not a typo!). Each is absolutely immaculate, well-equipped with high-end amenities, and offers plenty of privacy. Refresh in the outdoor showers, gather around the fire pit, and marvel at the traditional Amish carpentry used to construct these unique accommodations.
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The Mohicans Treehouses Overview
One of the first things you should know is that these Ohio treehouse rentals were constructed by the legendary Pete Nelson of Discovery Channel’s Tree House Masters. If you’re unfamiliar with the name, Pete builds jaw-dropping, wildly impressive treehouses. The Mohicans treehouses live up to that hype.
I stayed in the El Castillo treehouse, which appropriately translates to “The Castle.” A large, formidable treehouse made from reclaimed wood and with a long, dramatic, fort-like boardwalk, the combination of rustic charm and thoughtful design makes it an especially memorable stay.
There’s a stunning spiral staircase separating the loft bedroom from the main floor, two decks (one upstairs, one down), a full bathroom, kitchenette, outdoor fire pit, and (one of my fave features!) a swing under the house, all suspended in the trees!
It’s an insanely peaceful retreat in an equally-insanely beautiful setting, perfect for a unplugged getaway in the Mohican Valley. There’s also a ton to explore in the surrounding area: hiking and biking trails in the pristine forests, waterfalls, river rafting and canoeing, and postcard-perfect Amish towns. It’s honestly hard to believe this untouched area is less than two hours from a major city!
The Mohicans Treehouses
In addition to El Castillo, The Mohicans Treehouse Resort has several other Ohio treehouse rentals.
- Old Pine – With a private bedroom plus a loft, Matthew McConaughey’s family stayed in this treehouse in 2021
- The View – Loft bedroom with one queen and one full bed, plus marble counters and floor-to-ceiling windows
- White Oak – The original treehouse at The Mohicans with a private bedroom and a loft with two queen beds
- Moonlight – The most romantic treehouse, Moonlight is secluded from the others and features a private bedroom plus loft
- Tin Shed – The most modern treehouse, accessing Tin Shed requires climbing a 25-foot ladder and crossing a 100-foot swaying bridge!
- The Nest – Designed by world-renowned treehouse wizard Roderick Romero, The Nest is used by The Mohicans Treehouse Resort as a honeymoon suite
- Silver Bullet – You have to see this 25-foot Airstream in a tree to believe it! As if it weren’t impressive enough, it has a steam shower!
Amenities at The Mohicans Treehouse Resort
While the sizes of individual units at The Mohicans Treehouses varies and each one has its own look and vibe, they all have the same basic amenities.
- Well-stocked kitchen with a 2-burner stove, mini fridge, microwave, sink, coffee station, cookware, and utensils
- Full indoor bathroom plus an amazing private outdoor shower (The Nest Treehouse ONLY has an outdoor shower and Silver Bullet has an indoor steam shower)
- Outdoor picnic table, fire pit with plenty of chairs, and BBQ grill (bring your own wood and charcoal!)
- Heating and A/C — these Ohio treehouses maintain a comfortable temp year-round!
- At least one queen bed and in many cases, multiple beds. El Castillo has a king in the loft and a queen Murphy bed downstairs.
- Private deck for relaxing among the
- Dedicated parking
The Mohicans Treehouses are truly a destination in and of themselves. However, if you want to venture out and explore, you’re spoiled for choice with activities!
Mohican-Memorial State Forest & Mohican State Park
With 4,500 acres of wild forest, these beautiful state preserves showcase the best of Ohio’s untouched nature. Centered around the beautiful Mohican River, both the state park and forest offer endless water activities in the summer — think canoeing, kayaking, rafting, and tubing.
On land, be sure to stop by the charming historic covered bridge and check out several awesome waterfall hikes. Within a 15-20 minute drive from The Mohicans Treehouses, you can explore Big and Little Lyons Falls on the 2-mile Lyons Falls Trail or climb to the top of a fire tower on the 1.5-mile Hogback Ridge Trail. Both trails start from the covered bridge.
Malabar Farm State Park
Less than 30 minutes upriver from The Mohicans Treehouse Resort, this 900-acre farm combines nature with informative exhibits on sustainable agriculture. Start at the visitor center for an overview, then continue with a wagon tour, which routes through a working farm.
The nature trails here are also worth exploring, and there are loads of other family-friendly activities: tours of the estate, interacting with farm animals, and seasonal festivals.
Indian Bear Winery
Just 30 minutes away, picturesque Indian Bear Winery offers something for everyone. There are tasty house wines (try the sangria!), adult slushies, beer, and a full food menu, all in a relaxed, rustic venue. Equally perfect for rainy days or sunny weather, it’s worth the drive to spend a couple of hours!
Tree Frog Canopy Tours
For an adrenaline kick, zipline and rappel through the dense treetops! Tree Frog Canopy Tours does a great job keeping adventures accessible and safe for all — a perfect outdoor activity for ages 10 and up. There’s also a nice spot to relax on the river, all less than a mile from The Mohicans Treehouses.
Things to Know
The Mohicans Treehouse Resort has no Wi-Fi and there’s extremely limited cell coverage. Plan on text-only, if even that; I had exactly ZERO service with Verizon. Don’t let that dissuade you from a visit, however — the beautiful setting is the perfect environment to unplug (if you’re anything like me, you may actually celebrate not being so digitally connected!).
Socialize with family or friends, explore the trails nearby, site by the fire, catch up on your reading, or heck, take a nap! The private outdoor spaces are especially soothing, so grab some charcoal and firewood on your way out to grill and have a campfire!
Also, be sure to bring shampoo, conditioner, and other personal hygiene products. Unlike a hotel, The Mohicans Treehouses doesn’t provide these single-use essentials. The same applies to the kitchen; cookware and utensils are provided, but spices, cooking oil, etc. aren’t.
Best Time to Stay at The Mohicans Treehouses
The Mohicans Treehouse Resort is open year-round, and there’s something to enjoy in every season! The fall foliage is spectacular from late September through early November. On the other hand, there’s also something magical about staying in a treehouse in the forest during the winter, when everything is blanketed in snow. It’s pretty spectacular when everything is lush green, too!
Insider tip: I visited in early May and everything was just starting to green up; most trees still had very few leaves on them. If you’re hoping for a more spring- or summer-like experience, book in the second half of the month or in June!
The only major weather consideration is tricky-to-navigate roads in rain or snow. The road to The Mohicans Treehouses, as well as the property itself, gets extremely muddy — my rental vehicle actually got stuck as I tried to turn around!
It needed to be towed out and although I was beyond embarrassed, the staff told me it happens regularly! With that in mind, if the weather calls for heavy rain or snow during your stay, I highly recommend an all-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive vehicle! In dry conditions, any vehicle is fine, as the road is in great shape otherwise.
These Ohio Treehouse rentals are conveniently located midway between Columbus and Cleveland, about 1.5 hours from each. The only way to reach The Mohicans Treehouse Resort is by car, so if you’re not local or on a road trip, you’ll need to rent a car.
Cleveland has the bigger international airport, but Columbus’ smaller airport typically has plenty of domestic flights. The closest stores are in Loudonville, an adorable historic town about 15 minutes away (stop in for charcuterie supplies and marvel at the way they’re lovingly hand-packed into baggies!).
Ready to Book Your Ohio Treehouse Rental?
The treehouses at The Mohicans book out well in advance, especially on weekends and during holidays and major school breaks. I recommend reserving your date as far ahead as possible!
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