The Klickitat Treehouse

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Allow us to add one more destination to your pandemic-approved wanderings. The Klickitat Treehouse in White Salmon, Washington (about an hour inland from Portland, along the Hood River) is a 500-square-foot Scandinavian-style cabin, fully supported by douglas fir trees. Klickitat sits on a shared 15 acre property that backs up to hundreds of acres of logging land, complete with old logging roads that meander into the woods. 

Floor-to-ceiling windows look out on views of Mount Adams to the north and the dense Pacific Northwestern forest. A huge deck comes complete with a propane grill, patio table, and adirondack chairs. Inside, a clean-lined, hyper-modern kitchen has everything you need to cook and serve meals, while the living room gives you a leather couch, floor cushions, and games so you can fully and completely unwind. 

There’s a single, private bedroom plus a loft, furnished with two queen beds, that opens to the living area. The full bath (sink, toilet, shower) is so sleek it would make an Ikea designer weep, and when the weather agrees, you can shower outside in the hot-water outdoor shower

One thing is noticeably absent from the list of amenities: wifi. And with most people getting just two bars of cell service (fine for texting) the Klickitat Treehouse happily offers you and yours the means and the motivation to truly unplug. Look at the trees. Drink some PNW-roasted coffee. Grill up dinner. Breathe in the forest air. Play gin rummy. Then look at the trees some more.

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