Salmon Creek Ranch
Bodega, California
Eagle's Nest Treehouse

View of Treehouse
                      from top of StaircaseOverview

The Eagle's Nest Treehouse is unique: 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  over 20 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 the supports were slowly strangling the tree due to the primitive mounting system. So we hired one of their associates, Ken Huck, to move it and attach it between two stronger trees with modern mountings that do not harm the trees. We then added facilities like heat, water, electricity and a bathroom.

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. Our ranch is 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. Hikers are unlikely to see another human, but may very well spot almost any type of California wild animal and bird (in addition to our sparsely distributed livestock).

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

a brief listing on Airbnb and Hipcamp, with the visitors 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 three year pioneering effort, a permit was finally obtained, and during the past year and a half a large amount of work has since been completed to further upgrade the structure to bring it up to the required residential standards to satisfy the permit. With approval finally received, we are now accepting bookings, so please contact us if you are interested in arranging a treehouse farmstay.

Spiral staircaste to bridge
                      seating arrangements
Morning coffee setup

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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.