When I first arrived, I borrowed one of the bikes from The Treehouse (after being a bit sore from yesterday’s bike tour of Vienna) and started peddling. I was told there is a lake I could ride to so I left with that in mind. I stopped off at what I think was the town’s only open café (really, we’re in the middle of nowhere!) and enjoyed some late lunch and coffee. Then I hopped back on the bike and peddled for miles and miles, only stopping for an occasional photo of the unreal scenery.
By dinnertime, I realized why this place is so special. It is a mix of camp and a summer home. There are activities to do like tennis, archery, hiking, biking, and horseback riding, and there are home-cooked meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But, at the Treehouse there is also a bar and no curfew… so better than camp! The staff at the Treehouse likes to say that people come for a night and end up staying for days, and they are right! I’ve met people here who are on their 6th day when they meant to stay for 2. It is just a perfect place to relax, get some exercise, meet people and have a nice break from the nonstop touring we are all in the middle of. But, do keep in mind it turned out to be a very young clientele, many of whom are participating in the semi-guided European tour called Busabout (which I will discuss in a future post). The people can get rowdy and loud at night, so it is definitely not for everyone!
There need to be more places like the Treehouse – or if there are more, I want to hear about them!