We all enjoy going on vacation: the beautiful views, the relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and time spent with family and friends in a unique location filled with new experiences. However, we all know the struggles of going on vacation: traveling, whether by car or by plane, and all the stress of packing, unpacking, losing luggage, finding luggage, renting a car, forgetting your toothbrush or favorite sweater at home... The list could go on and on.
But what if there was a perfect way to vacation without all of the hassle of traveling? No busy airports, no sitting in hours of traffic, no worries about putting your non-negotiable skincare routine into travel-sized containers, and your dog could come too? Let me introduce you to the wonderful concept of a staycation. A staycation is "a period in which an individual or family participates in leisure activities within a day trip distance of their home."
Basically, it's vacationing in your own city. At first, it can sound boring and you might be thinking, "I've already done everything there is to do here. We've eaten at every restaurant multiple times. I know my way around, I want to explore more." But I'd like to invite you to stop and think for a moment... Do you really know everything there is to know about your area? The Smyrna Vinings area is a unique suburban hub that offers all the convenience of city living with the cozy comforts of a small town, and you might be surprised to find out there are quite a few hidden gems right in your own backyard.
One of these gems is The Treehaus, a stunning local escape tucked away on 5 acres of wooded property just minutes from I-75 and I-285 and less than two miles from the Battery & Truist Park. It's a beautiful, intimate space that while close to home, gives the true illusion of being a world away. Dismiss the thoughts of your childhood treehouse, because The TreeHaus is filled with all the comforts a 450 square foot space can hold - including a full bathroom, AC/heating, and of course, there's wifi in case you don't want to fully unplug from the outside world! It's also a pet-friendly space, which means your furry friend can come along.
If you've been looking for the perfect romantic escape - look no further. This secluded spot is perfect to spend time with your significant other in celebration of Valentine's Day this month, and it's a great proposal spot as well. Surrounded by sentinel pines and the soothing sounds of the nearby creek, you'll forget about the world around you in no time. Owner Jeff shares, "We wanted to build a way to escape from day-to-day life and let your soul recharge without ever really leaving the city... and TreeHaus ATL was born!"
Upon arrival, you'll meander down the sparkling path past the welcoming fire pit (perfect for evening smores), you'll enter the TreeHaus via picturesque rope bridges between landings, finding yourself upon the large 450 square foot deck of the TreeHaus which sits 23 feet in the air. The spacious deck is perfect for sipping your morning coffee while listening to the birds sing in the trees. Tucked inside, you'll find a full ensuite bathroom and at the top of a ship's ladder, a cozy lofted king bed with luxurious linen bedding, making it feel like home away from home. In addition, you'll find a full kitchen equipped to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or just to brew your coffee before exploring the local brunch scene. The TreeHaus is a great way to recharge your soul when you need a break from the norm.
Interested in a stay at the TreeHaus? You can find more information on their website, at treehausatl.com, follow along with the latest news on Instagram at @thetreehausatl, or book your own stay by booking TreeHaus ATL on airbnb.com.
Article by Sarah Cole
Photography by Chris Lawery
Originally published in Smyrna Vinings Lifestyle