Salmon Creek Ranch
Sonoma County, California
Eagle's Nest Treehouse

View of Treehouse
                      from top of StaircaseOverview
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Overview


The Eagle's Nest Treehouse is a unique feature of our ranch, an incredible treehouse in the middle of a forest with complete privacy and tranquility but with all the comforts of home.  

The Eagle's Nest was originally built  about 30 years ago by the Mulholland Brothers (famous purveyors of luxury leather goods), who furnished it with their products and used it as a secluded office. In 2000 it was featured in House & Garden Magazine, and in 2016, The Treehouse Guys TV crew filmed a segment about it for their show. They told us it was slowly strangling the tree due to its primitive mounting system. So we hired one of their associates, Ken Huck, to move it to new trees with modern attachments that do not harm them, and add facilities like heat, water, electricity and a bathroom with shower.

The resulting expanded treehouse reflects Ken's amazing artistry and craftsmanship, with new floor, ceiling and wood trim that he milled from 1,000-year-old fallen redwood logs on our property. Access via a suspension bridge, a large wrap-around deck, and a full bathroom including a shower with floor to ceiling windows looking out on the forest are just a few of its unique features.  

The treehouse is located in the  large forested section of our 400 acre ranch. It is intended as a farm stay, enabling visitors to explore the ranch operations including our ducks, cows, goats and livestock guardian dogs, learn about sustainable organic farming practices and where your (best) food comes from, hike the secluded forest trails and enjoy nature at its best. The ranch is
located in such a spectacular natural setting that we feel a duty to share it with other people. Visitors rave over its wild pasture and brush land, redwood, pine and bay laurel forests, and 1.5 miles of Salmon Creek. Hiking the meadows and the miles of secluded trails, one seldom sees another human, but may very well spot almost any type of California wild animal and bird (in addition to our sparsely distributed livestock).

Shower
                      with floor to ceiling windows
Queen size bed
Bathroom
                      with shower, toilet and sink

After
a brief listing on Airbnb and Hipcamp, with the numerous occupants waxing ecstatically in the guest book about the experiences of their stays, the treehouse was unfortunately determined by the County of Somoma to be in violation of its permitting regulations. After a two year pioneering effort, a permit was finally obtained, and a large amount of work has been completed to further upgrade the structure to bring it up to the required residential standards. Meanwhile many of our ranch customers and visitors take the opportunity to tour this unique attraction while they are here.

Spiral staircaste to bridge
Treehouse
                      seating arrangements
Morning coffee setup

More Information:

For information about visiting the Eagle's Nest, please email us or call us at 707-876-1808.



Articles and Videos:


A short YouTube video by our first guest, Thomas Agarate (a drone technology pioneer), depicting his visiting experience, including spectacular drone footage. 

Article in Santa Barbara Life & Style Magazine , 2017, about the upgraded Eagle's Nest Treehouse.

Article in Sonoma Magazine, 2016, describing the original Eagle's Nest, which was later moved, expanded and morphed into the present spectacular treehouse.

Article in House & Garden Magazine, Sept 2000, showing the decor installed by the Mulholland Brothers. Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page4.