If you’re looking for treehouses in Ohio, look no further than The Mohicans in Glenmont. This charming treehouse village offers nine unique and varied styles for you to choose from. My husband and I were recently invited to stay at the property to create this Little Red Treehouse review to help you determine which property would be best to book during your stay.
The enchanting and tranquil setting at The Mohicans Treehouse Resort looks like something straight out of a storybook with treehouses dotting the landscape- some easy to spot and some, like the one my husband and I recently stayed in, a bit further off the beaten path.
We’ve stayed on the property several times in the past, but this time we were there to check out Little Red, an adorable treehouse with red siding and a stunning gothic style stained-glass window.
This treehouse originally served as the home for the Treehouse Brewing Company and has since been converted to a treehouse that allows overnight accommodations.
How adorable is this treehouse?
This is THE treehouse that I have wanted to stay in since I first laid eyes on it.
Our Review of the Little Red Treehouse
The treehouse design is reminiscent of many 1800’s style barns that can be seen dotting Ohio’s landscape, right down to the vibrant red color that stands out beautifully among the muted shades of the forest.
After arriving (later than I had planned, let that be noted), my husband and I lounged on the built-in L-shaped couch and watched THE Treehouse Masters episode where Pete Nelson flew to Ohio with his crew to meet the Mooneys and watched as their dream of the Little Red Treehouse grew from an idea to a full-fledged brewery.
When we were invited to stay in this treehouse, I asked my husband to take the day off work so we could spend the day exploring nearby Mohican State Park and enjoy a leisurely evening at The Mohicans property.
I envisioned enjoying a yummy meal on the deck of the treehouse while sipping a glass of wine but rather than take the day off work, my husband decided to work half a day. Sadly, that half-day job turned into a full day and we didn’t arrive until dusk.
The later arrival to the treehouses made for a pretty drive through Mohican country as we spotted wild turkeys and deer crossing the road. We even spotted a coyote in a nearby field! Sadly, I wasn’t quick enough to get a decent photo of any of them but they sure were cool to see.
The Mohicans provide detailed instructions for each treehouse and cabin so guests will know where to park upon arrival so we didn’t have any issues determining where to go. Plus, we’ve stayed on the property and in nearby Killbuck Cabin before.
Thankfully, the path leading to the treehouse is lit with solar lights, but I do recommend packing a flashlight, or better yet a headlamp, to keep your hands-free while carrying your belongings into the treehouse.
You’ll find two trails leading to the treehouse, the first by the occupied sign is located right past the sign for the treehouse parking. It seems to be a bit longer but doesn’t look as steep as the trail that heads off from the back of the parking area.
While the bottom of the path has some rocks to step on, the upper part of the trail has quite a few tree roots. Just in case you’re wondering, this is not the path for high heels, ladies (in case you were debating on your outfit for the evening). The fallen leaves also made it a bit more difficult to see where the trail was so once again, just look for the solar lights.
In addition to the treehouse village, The Mohicans also provide wedding services and have a beautiful rustic venue called the Grand Barn. This treehouse is on another part of the property and is the furthest spot from where many couples have tied the knot.
Despite the more remote location, Little Red also happens to be the best spot for cell phone coverage that I’ve found at The Mohicans. So if you have Verizon coverage, you may be in luck when it comes to service. I was able to text, check emails and make phone calls.
Now, let’s talk a bit more about the layout and what you’ll find inside the treehouse.
Stepping inside the treehouse you’ll find a living room area with seating, a breakfast bar, a completely functional kitchen with small frig and a hotplate so you can prepare your own meals and a bathroom with toilet. If you’re looking for a shower, you’ll find that outside during the warmer months so you may want to add a robe to your packing list.
In the kitchen, you’ll find pots and pans, silverware, dishes, dish towels, scrubbies and dishwashing liquid for your stay.
The bathroom includes washcloths and towels. You will want to pack your soap, shampoo and other toiletries and if you’re staying more than a couple days you may want to pack more toilet paper and trash bags as well.
You’ll find a loft over the sitting area with a full-size bed with linens provided. To access the loft, you must climb a sturdy ladder and duck under some beams to reach the bed. While many other treehouses allow you to stand up in the loft, this ceiling is quite a bit lower in Little Red.
Honestly, this wasn’t the perfect treehouse for us. And I HATE to say that because this is THE treehouse that I have wanted to stay in since I first laid eyes on it. The reason it didn’t work perfectly for us probably isn’t what you think.
Last year, my husband had an accident and shattered his back. It has been a long, hard recovery for him. He also still sleeps with a large wedge and a large spinal pillow (you can see what that looks like here). Because this loft is a bit lower than some of the others, it was a bit more difficult to carry his things up the ladder and into the loft and for him to climb up and settle in.
We loved everything else about the treehouse cabin.
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Tips for Staying at the Little Red Treehouse
- Check the website frequently and don’t give up if you don’t see any availability. The property is often reserved for wedding parties who get first dibs on the cabins and treehouses. If they’re not reserved for the wedding party, reservations may open up. You may also follow The Mohicans on social media for last-minute cancelations.
- Pack light. To enter the treehouse, you’ll walk up a wooded path on hilly terrain, climb a set of stairs and cross a suspension bridge to access the treehouse (don’t worry, it’s not nearly as daunting as it sounds and only adds to the adventure). You won’t want to haul a million bags up the steps and across the bridge- coming from someone who overpacks as a rule. A duffel bag or backpack is going to be a better option than lugging a suitcase.
- Remember there is no cable, phone or wi-fi so be prepared with a great book, a deck of cards, a game, rent a few movies, or take a walk if you plan to stay onsite during your stay.
- Read all the details that you receive with your reservation. If traveling during the winter, be aware that the roads leading to The Mohicans are narrow and some are dirt roads. The Mohicans also recommend 4-wheel drive which may be needed to drive up the drive that leads to the Little Red treehouse.
- Plan to arrive during daylight hours or pack a flashlight if you’ll arrive after dark.
- Familiarize yourself with the amenities in each treehouse. While they are similar, they are not entirely the same. For instance, the Old Pine Treehouse has a microwave while the Little Red has a hot plated which can determine what, if anything, you plan to cook in the treehouse.
- As I mentioned previously, the bed is in the loft which is accessed by a ladder. If you have mobility issues that may hinder you, you may consider another treehouse as an option or one of the cabins on the property.
- As going to the bathroom at night will require going up and down a ladder, it’s not a bad idea to take a night light along to light your way.
- Since we live on the outskirts of town, near an interstate, my husband and I find it helpful to sleep with a white noise machine since we’re used to some noise from the traffic.
- Keep in mind that the shower is an outdoor shower and only in use during the warmer months of the year. If you do plan to make use of the outdoor shower, you may consider packing a robe and using biodegradable soap and shampoo. If you’re traveling during the winter, you’re welcome to wash up at the sink in the kitchen if needed.
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And don’t forget to pack your nightlight and portable white noise machine to make your home away from home as comfortable as can be.
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