An Elevated Experience

Little Red Treehouse

Article by Libby Furns

Photography by Leam Blackwood

Originally published in Arvada Lifestyle

Imagine a getaway nestled in the trees, overlooking vast landscapes, surrounded by the sounds of nature, away from the bustle of the suburbs, and with the comforts of home. Leam Blackwood turned this celestial vision into a tangible construction, one you must see to believe.

Intrigued by and drawn to the beauty of mother nature, Leam Blackwood used his inventive mind and crafty hands to build tree forts as a young boy. He mastered his craft as an architect in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia where he built custom homes. It was here, high above the earth’s surface, mesmerized by the power of the ocean, standing side-by-side the tall redcedar trees, that Leam nurtured this love for elevated living. And here in Colorado, he built his flagship: The Little Red Treehouse.

This fully functional guest house is equipped with a Murphy bed, bathroom, dining for two, a simple kitchen, and breathtaking views from every angle. Guests enjoy the comforts of home such as air conditioning and WiFi, and are treated to the fresh mountain air, the serenity of privacy, and the echoes of wildlife. 

Whether seeking an intimate getaway, a meditation retreat, an artist’s studio, or simply a home away from home, The Little Red Treehouse fulfills travelers and provides them with an unforgettable vacation.

Visitors have the option of immersing themselves in all the treehouse has to offer, or they may explore various other options just steps away from their treetop adventure: shopping, restaurants, hiking and bike trails, fishing and river tubing - and bluegrass music! Although the treehouse is located in Lyons, Colorado, guests have easy access to the Rocky Mountain National Park should they wish to follow their adventurous spirit.

Since 2015, visitors have been creating memories at The Little Red Treehouse. They comment on the intricate design of this treetop dream, the fine details of the interior, the unique views from atop the deck, and the peace and solace that is unavoidable while enjoying this space. Moreover, airbnb guests make known the fervent and accommodating nature of the treehouse’s creator: Leam Blackwood. He is always eager to share his creation with others and is not satisfied unless his guests leave feeling their getaway was absolutely perfect.

Do: Swing under the pergola, play frisbee in the lawn, enjoy a private picnic out front, or hop on the bikes and ride to local shopping. And take pictures; after all, you are in an actual treehouse.

See: View the grasslands beneath you as you sip coffee from the tree deck. Walk a nearby trail during the day, and peer out the windows before you close your eyes to sleep. 

Listen: Mute your stress and anxiety, and reflect. Be silent amidst the beauty around you, and let the birds sing, the wind whistle, and your mind rest.

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