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A Unique Tree Hut Getaway: The Elk Forest Retreat

It's not common to find a place that's built specifically for us to be in stillness and harmony, but this tree hut located in Elk, California was exactly that. We found peace among the redwoods this past weekend as we celebrated my husband's birthday.


If you didn't know, I'm a sucker for glamping spots especially treehouses (Glamping is glamorous camping - ya girl is not a camper! hehe). When we told our friends where we were going, they'd say, "Another treehouse?" Ha ha, but we can't get enough of them! I am always so in awe of the individuals who build these treehouse experiences because they think of every little hidden detail. We have gone glamping many times, but this tree hut was special in many ways.


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The Elk Forest Retreat is owned by a couple, Rob & Elsa, and is located in Elk, California which is three hours away from the Bay Area and four hours away from Sacramento. It's a bit of a drive but the road trip to get there and back is scenic and fun. Another plus: This town is so underrated which means it's not crowded! Check out our road trip & Elk itinerary in this blog post here.


As soon as we arrived to the address listed, there were arrows pointing us to the "Hut" as they also have another glamping spot they own called the "Water Tower". When we parked, these two chairs under the trees greeted us and we opened up the gate to serenity.



They built a beautiful, serene path and a little bridge to another gate. The walk itself to the second gate was already peaceful and mysterious. It made us more excited to get to the end of the path! When we opened the second gate, we saw the gorgeous tree hut and the smell of the trees invited us in.