I am a big fan of the show Tree House Masters. I've watched every episode and look forward to the new season starting at the end of May. I booked "The Burl" months ago and am just settling in at home after spending the past two days at Tree House Point (THP).
First of all, it is not as far in the boonies as I imagined it would be. It is close to the very cute town of Snoqualmie which has a Starbucks, grocery store and pretty much anything you could want.
Despite being so close to shopping etc, it still gives you the feel of a remote forest.
When we arrived, we were greeting by "Damon". He is dressed nicely, greets you with a smile and looks you in the eye when talking. You feel like he actually cares about your experience. He tells you about the lodge and what to expect with breakfast in the morning etc. He gives you as much time as you need and answers any questions you may have.
We booked The Burl (mostly because it was recently renovated to include a plumbed bathroom). I was not disappointed. It is fabulous. There is a long, steel bring that leads to this two story delight. The exterior is crafted from recycled wood that gives it a tricolor appearance. When you open the door, the smell of cedar welcomes you. There are salted caramel chocolates awaiting you and a very comfy sitting area that looks out to the river. When you open the French doors to the small deck, you hear the lullaby of the river...so calming that we slept with the windows open at night. After taking in the first level, we headed up the wooden ladder to the second story where a fabulous and comfortable queen sized bed and beautifully appointed bathroom reside. The door to the bathroom was one of my favorite features. It has an old world appearance, there are knots in the wood and it is on rollers..just cool!
When I booked the room, I had no idea that Pete would be in town and doing a book signing at Elliott Book Company in Seattle. Although I secretly hoped I would run into Pete at THP (I have a little celebrity crush), I figured he would probably be too busy to stop in. Much to my excitement, he stopped by before his signing. I was too star struck to approach him and I think he was only there to decompress before his event. He walked down to the river for a little alone time. The book signing was intimate. His "clone" daughter, twin sons and beautiful wife were at the event. I spoke with each one of them. They are all down to earth and just regular people. He signed our books and we got a picture with him. He's much taller than I thought, and just as goofy (in a good way) and friendly as he appears on television. That was a nice treat...sort of the cherry on top of the sundae of our trip.
We paid just about $600 for two nights in the Burl. A little too much for us to be able to do this again in the near future, but i'm SO glad to have had this experience. My husband of 17 years and I needed the time away. We both work hard. He is an electrician and I am a Registered Nurse. We also have four children, so the alone time was priceless. The quiet rejuvenated our love for each other. We talked like we haven't talked in years. Thank you Pete. Thank you for building these beautiful Tree Houses and for allowing us to enjoy them. I wish you continued success with THP as well as your show Treehouse Masters. And if you ever are in need of a loyal, hard working electrician. I know the perfect one. :)
Kirk and Kerrie Lakin
- Also Known As:
- Treehouse Point Hotel Issaquah
- Treehouse Point Issaquah, Washington