Enderby Treehouse a BC Adventure: Detour

Hey guys…starting a new series today called ‘Detour’. While travelling I’m forever searching for off-the beaten track destinations, little known restaurants, and unexpected treasures. More often than not, these experiences become my absolute favourite travel stories, and these gems are found because I took an unexpected detour. Just like my stay at the Enderby Treehouse that I’ll share today, the first of many happy detours!

[wc_fa icon=”heart-o” margin_left=”” margin_right=”” class=””][/wc_fa] Enderby Treehouse – A Happy Accident & A Detour

Years ago I watched a movie called Mr & Mrs Sen and the lead hero describes a treehouse located in some deep forest in South India where you can hear the sap falling from trees while you sleep, and the raindrops make music as they fall – for some unknown reason, this fantasy location that I don’t think actually exists (I’ve googled it to the end of time), stuck with me. It became the basis for my treehouse dreams, but I never really took them very seriously. 

I’m not a super outdoorsy girl, don’t go camping, and have a need for indoor plumbing & shower systems – so the treehouse life doesn’t seem like an instant fit. But as luck would have it, a few weeks ago I was heading to Armstrong BC for a trip, and a moment of serendipity connected me with an old friend on Facebook who, get this …. now lives in Enderby {20 minutes from Armstrong}, and built a treehouse in her backyard that she rents out! I could go on all day about the Universe and signs, and keeping yourself open, but for today, let’s talk Enderby Treehouse.

The J-Heart-Y Treehouse in Enderby is run by Yvonne and Joey, and from booking to your stay, they will make sure that everything is perfect. A stay at the treehouse is about $125 a night and includes a cheese platter and wine on check-in, and a delicious homemade breakfast. 

The Treehouse at J-Heart-Y – The Lowdown:

[wc_fa icon=”heart-o” margin_left=”” margin_right=”” class=””][/wc_fa] The treehouse can sleep up to 4 people if you use the alcove space to sleep 2. That being said, the alcove is a tight space and I don’t know how comfy it would be. It’s probably best suited for 2, or maybe one child that can climb up the ladder and sleep in the alcove space.

[wc_fa icon=”heart-o” margin_left=”” margin_right=”” class=””][/wc_fa] There is no indoor plumbing – for brushing/washing up etc, you can use a basin. The bathroom uses a composting toilet system and is just outside the front door. It’s not like you have to walk outside to use it, but it is outside technically, and kind of ‘rustic’.

[wc_fa icon=”heart-o” margin_left=”” margin_right=”” class=””][/wc_fa] There is no heating or a/c obviously, just take that into account when planning your travels

[wc_fa icon=”heart-o” margin_left=”” margin_right=”” class=””][/wc_fa] Enderby is a small town but has some nice areas to walk and lounge, and they have an old school classic outdoor theatre.

If you aren’t an outdoor buff I think 1-2 nights is just perfect to for the treehouse experience, but if you are okay with the rustic amenities, stick around the area for a few days and explore all the natural beauty. You can easily make it to Armstrong, Salmon Arm, and Vernon for day trips from Enderby. And as a bonus you’ll get to have some more of those homemade breakfasts!



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