You don't need to know the secret knock to get into this treehouse. Nor do you have to make your way past a "No boys/girls allowed!" sign. All you do need is $275 a night for what is almost certainly the most magical staycation destination in all of Atlanta. The three spaces, connected by ship-rope bridges and playfully embellished with glittering fairy lights, each have their own personality. The fanciful bedroom sleeps two and has a wheeled bed that can be rolled out onto a platform above a bubbling stream. Nature-loving guests will awake to bird calls (and possibly a bug or two) beneath the untouched tree canopy. The living room features perfectly selected rustic furnishings and antiques, a 12-candle chandelier and a balcony for bonding with nature. Two trees run through the room. The third space, a deck with seating for 10 around a 150-year-old Southern Short-Leaf Pine, features a cozy hammock for daydreaming and a dart board.
Peter Bahouth, former Greenpeace executive director and current executive director of the U.S. Climate Action Network, bought the wooded lot next door to his all-glass modern house for privacy and ended up adding the enchanted treehouses, which took six months to design, in 2000. The one-of-a-kind space is booked through the entire month of August, so plan ahead if you're looking for a quiet intown getaway.
· Secluded Intown Treehouse [Airbnb]