Here's what I liked:
1. Breakfast included in the price: a good quiche, frenchtoast or pancakes, muffins, scrambled eggs, beverages. Nice for me not to have to put together one meal of the day.
2. Stone-lined swimming pond is charming, (but cold).
3. The rope swing was a blast, and $35 bought an hour of ziplines and 2 swings on the rope.
4. Not too far out of Cave Junction-it's close enough for meals.
5. My daughter made a really beautiful shirt in tie-dyeing class.
6. Kids didn't center their attention the TV in the room, because there's no TV in the room.
7. commune-like atmosphere was a throw back to simpler, family-oriented times.
8. The bathrooms are a step up from campground bathrooms. Each bathroom accommodates one person-which gives privacy. And usually they were clean enough.
9. No problems with rowdiness, or late night noise, (other than the rooster!).
10. My kids (11,12,15) had a good, down-to-earth, time, in a down-to-earth setting. It helped that we planned one off-campus adventure a day.
11. Great star-gazing away from city lights.
Here's what I didn't like:
1. Man, there are some AWFUL stenches near the community kitchen. And not just horse smells (there are those too, but I like horse and barn smells), but something dead and decaying smells. Really off-putting, and icky.
2. Flies, flies, wasps, flies.
3. The fire-pit is built from stacked wheel rims-which means it's kind of a small fire, and since one of the benches is out of a car, it's all kind of junk-yard tacky.
4. The tie-dye class cost $20 per person. Thankfully only one of my three children wanted to do it (and she came away with a beautiful shirt that would cost us $15 in a store)-but $60 for three kids is just way more than our family could've afforded.
5. The tree-houses are overpriced. Our cost about $200 a night (there was an added-in price for our fifth person) and I think a fairer price would have been $125 (given the whole experience of the place), or $40 for what it really was (not including the community experience).
6. I don't care for the pro-marijuana attitude (multiple 4/20 references) on the tile displays.
7. More should've been done by staff to pickup trash (especially discarded alcohol bottles) from the swimming area and the fire-pit area. Empties were laying around for half a day, next to the tire rims, which gave all the ambience of a junk yard.
8. More should have been done to justify the cost of the treehouse, for example, all-day beverages, or nightly S'mores.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Out'n'About boasts the largest concentration of rentable treehouses we know of in the world! We cater to families with children of all ages from age 1 to 100 who love new adventures with maximum fun and safety. Some have called it Glamping (glamorous camping) in the trees! Whether you like life out on a limb or something closer to the ground, we have numerous activities for everything from the most calm repose or gentle horse ride to maximum adrenaline pumping action on our ziplines and giant swing. We hope to see you aloft! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Out `n` About Treesort Hotel Cave Junction