I booked a two-story treehouse on Airbnb outside of Niagara Falls, Canada.
Located next to a vineyard and the woods, the treehouse cost $290 for one night.
I expected a glamping experience, but thought it was a stunning home and nicer than most hotels.
About 20 minutes west of Niagara Falls, Canada, is a house built on eight pine trees set 10 feet off the ground.
I paid $290 to spend one night in the treehouse, which I found on Airbnb. I was expecting a glamping experience, but was pleasantly surprised to find a space I thought was nicer than most hotels I've booked.
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The treehouse is located in Lincoln, Ontario's wine country. The property is situated on a farm, adjacent to orchards, vineyards, a ravine, and plenty of trees.
I took an Uber from Niagara Falls to reach the remote location. The car dropped me off at the beginning of a long driveway surrounded by a vineyard.
I followed signs posted by the host leading to the house hidden in the trees. It would have been easy to miss if I wasn't looking for it.
My host met me at the steps leading up to the house.
She told me that her husband and son built the treehouse together.
At the top of the steps, a porch stretches around to the back and side of the house.
I thought it was a peaceful, shady place to sit and work or enjoy the surrounding nature.
Sitting on the porch amid a forest of trees, I thought this treehouse was the best remote office I've had the pleasure of working in.
The front door opened into one central room that included a kitchenette. It came with a microwave, fridge, coffee maker, and dishes, unlike most hotels I've booked.
There was AC to keep me cool, and a beautiful vessel sink for washing dishes.
Above the cabinets full of dishes, I noticed stacks of board games I would have played had I brought a buddy on my trip.
There was no TV but I thought the multitude of games and puzzles provided offered more forms of entertainment than I'd typically enjoy in a hotel.
I didn't make any food during my stay, but if I had, many seasonings were available that I could have used.
The fridge came stocked with condiments and refreshments, which were complimentary.
The house was full of natural light thanks to tall windows and windowed doors. It felt so much brighter than most traditional hotel rooms I've experienced.
The bathroom was also on the first floor. The shower was one of the most unique I've ever used. A stone floor massaged my feet as I stood under the rainfall shower head. A skylight above the toilet brought in more light.
Upstairs was a loft bedroom where I slept. Here, the treehouse theme continued with wooden walls and nature-inspired wall art.
I thought the queen-sized bed was just as comfortable as one I'd have in a typical hotel room.
I enjoyed laying down and looking out the window at the vineyard below.
The bed frame came with easily accessible outlets for charging devices and the treehouse also had Wi-Fi, which was fast enough to stream movies.
Also on the top floor was a balcony where I sat and enjoyed the view of the forest in front of me.
The house's location between the vineyard and the woods made for a stunning variety of views.
I thought that for $290, this treehouse was nicer than most hotels I've stayed in that were around the same price.
The treehouse offered one more amenity that most hotels lack — complete isolation. Although it wasn't as convenient as being in an area full of restaurants and things to do, I loved feeling totally alone in this quiet, natural place. Now I want to go back for a few days to completely recharge.
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