Two years ago, I stumbled across an article about a treehouse B&B at Savannah’s Meadow lavender farm an hour away from Dallas. It was about to be featured on Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters TV show. The treehouse B&B was already full for that season, so I made a reservation for the following year, and we thoroughly enjoyed our first overnight in the Majestic Oak Treehouse B&B last year.
We just returned from our second annual stay at the treehouse B&B. Would the novelty and uniqueness of the treehouse and property be enough to entertain my kids two years in a row? Find out!
Tour of Majestic Oak Treehouse
We entered Savanah’s Meadow around 3:00 p.m., the earliest check-in time. I wanted to maximize our hours in the treehouse and on the farm since we only had one night.
Soon, Ron and Susan greeted us and escorted us to the Majestic Oak Treehouse. The door to the treehouse property is nestled among the trees and makes the area very private.
We ascended the twisty wooden walkway until we were 25-30 feet in the air:
There is it! The Majestic Oak Treehouse. Just as we remembered.
The center of the tree goes right through the main part of the house, with counters all around.
To the left is a small sofa and a door that leads to the sky lounge.
Ah yes, the sky lounge. We couldn’t wait to relax outside on that!
To the right of the main door is the indoor kitchen. It was stocked with milk, oatmeal, eggs and cereal for breakfast as well as hot chocolate and popcorn for snacking.
On the far end of the main treehouse is a sofa/futon.
The kids’ sleeping alcove is one more level up a bookshelf staircase.
Outside of the main treehouse is a deck that leads to the separate bathroom and master bedroom.
The master bedroom lets us sleep under the stars with retractable walls and roof. All rooms have air conditioning.
Activities at Savannah’s Meadow
The first thing we all wanted to do was jump in our private pool. Even though we have access to a few neighborhood pools that are in-ground and deeper, there’s just something fun about swimming in the middle of a forest! The temperature was in the mid-90s, so all 5 of us wound up in the water.
Our treehouse also had a private hot tub. My family loves hot tubs! I was too hot for a soak in the hot tub, but my kids sat in there for awhile:
As the sun started to go down and it cooled off, we explored the 18-acre farm. We visited a few lavender meadows and the wedding chapel.
This playscape was near our treehouse:
We tried our luck with this tandem bike. It took a while for me to get comfortable on it!
Just down the dirt road is the farm’s small pond with a canoe.
My kids loved hanging out with Sam, the resident dog.
We visited some cats, geese a donkey and goat:
We hiked two short trails on the farm. Both have a lot of hidden treasures in the woods:
As the sun began its final descent, my daughter opted to dance like no one was watching on the dance floor used for wedding receptions while the boys went back to the pool.
Nighttime at the Treehouse B&B
We packed our own food so that we didn’t have to drive into town for dinner. After dark, we could illuminate our outdoor space with lights near the pool area and lights on the upper connecting deck.
After perusing the collection of board games inside the treehouse, we opted for a few rounds of Uno while eating popcorn. Time flew by, and before we knew it, it was already 10 p.m.
Just like last year, our kids chose to sleep downstairs instead of in the sleeping loft due to fear of bugs. Hey, I can’t blame them. We’re not camping veterans.
The next morning, we woke up and repeated it all again—the pool, the hikes, exploring the farm, until it was time to check out at noon.
Why Majestic Oak Treehouse is not a “One and Done” Destination
For this getaway, my oldest son was almost 14 years old. I wondered if the farm would have the same appeal it had last year, since I know how moody and fickle teenagers can be. I wondered about the rest of us, too. Would we be bored the second time around?
Well, let me just say that even before we left the property, my kids were begging me to reserve a stay at the treehouse again next year. If they had their way, we would stay 2-3 nights next time.
This treehouse experience is unlike any other resort or vacation we go to throughout the year. The whole place is rustic and simple. There are no distractions. I didn’t have to bother my son to get off his phone. He was hardly on it without me harping on him.
My kids played together without being pulled away to other kids or activities. There was no TV to watch or internet to pass the time. We had to make our own entertainment. We felt isolated, yet content with our surroundings. It’s hard to replicate that anywhere else.
What to Know Before You Book
If you’re interested in booking this quaint treehouse B&B on a lavender farm, you must book well in advance. There are only a few nights available for the rest of this season, but 2019 shows a lot more availability. Selfishly, I made sure we had our night in 2019 reserved before publishing this post. The farm also has another treehouse and a rustic RV available for rent, though those don’t have a pool or hot tub.
Due to the elevation of the treehouse, I don’t recommend bringing toddlers until they are at least 4 or 5 years old and respond well to directions. Adult supervision is required at the sky lounge and the pool.
Stuff to bring: Bug repellant, balls to play with in pool, closed-toe shoes, fishing equipment, earplugs.
Have you ever spent the night in a treehouse B&B? Would you?
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.