4 Unique Blue Ridge Experiences For Tree-Huggers

We continue our Week of Blue Ridge coverage by talking to the tree-lovers. I’m sure you already know about walking through the trees on a hike to a waterfall, but let’s talk about something a little more…unique!

These four experiences promise something unexpected in the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Treehouse on a Winery

If you’re looking to stay overnight in Blue Ridge, there is nothing quite as unique as the Blue Ridge Treehouse on the Bear Claw Vineyard property. It was built by The TreeHouse Guys from DIY Network, and their impeccable craftsmanship and creativity shine!

You can stay as a family like we did, but here’s the truth…if you can go as a couple or with your girlfriends, you will have the BEST time. You can take the VIP wine tour of the property – sign up for a Namaste and Cabernet class – sip on vino as you listen to live music – and just R-E-L-A-X!

Treehouse Couples Massage

Head over to Serenity in the Mountains to enjoy their new luxury service — a couples (or girlfriend) massage…in a treehouse! They have four beautiful treehouses right on property. Inside you’ll find dual massage tables, a cozy fireplace, and a small kitchenette and bathroom.

Schedule a 55-min or 90-min massage, with a few moments afterward to relax in front of the fireplace or on the patio with a glass of bubbly!

While it’s not “tree” related, I can’t help but also mention that Serenity is opening a beautiful new Himalayan Salt Cave at the end of the month. I’ve had a peek, and it’s going to be GORGEOUS! So book a suite, sign up for a treehouse massage, and unwind in the salt cave this spring!

Zip Through the Trees

You’ve wined…you’ve massaged…and now it’s time for a little action. Why not soar through the trees at Zip Line Canopy Tours? Take the ropes course or the zip line (or both!) You can even save tickets on a zip line/rafting package, and take on the Ocoee for the weekend.

This zip line is on 165 acres of gorgeous wooded land, and boasts over 6,000 feet of cable! The 1-mile zip even takes you over Fightingtown Creek (for which my favorite Downtown restaurant, Fightingtown Tavern, is named!) Sure, you could pick the 1-hour trip, but the 2-hour trip is more fun and a better value!

Bike Around the Trees

Blue Ridge is a haven for mountain bikers, especially the Aska Adventure Area. It packs in about 17 miles of trails are intermediate and gorgeous. If you’re new to the sport, then consider the trails at Chestnut Gap or Lake Blue Ridge.

We love the self-guided maps from the Blue Ridge site, and this page has a list of all the trails and degrees of difficulty.

Finally, if that’s all too much…consider a guided tour of the falls with Pedego, on an electric bike! That’s more my style!

Lesli Peterson

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
Lesli Peterson

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