Enderby Treehouse a BC Adventure: Detour

Hey guys…starting a new series today called ‘Detour’. While travelling I’m forever searching for off-the beaten track destinations, little known restaurants, and unexpected treasures. More often than not, these experiences become my absolute favourite travel stories, and these gems are found because I took an unexpected detour. Just like my stay at the Enderby Treehouse that I’ll share today, the first of many happy detours!

Enderby Treehouse, J heart Y, Pink Chai

Enderby Treehouse – A Happy Accident & A Detour

Years ago I watched a movie called Mr & Mrs Sen and the lead hero describes a treehouse located in some deep forest in South India where you can hear the sap falling from trees while you sleep, and the raindrops make music as they fall – for some unknown reason, this fantasy location that I don’t think actually exists (I’ve googled it to the end of time), stuck with me. It became the basis for my treehouse dreams, but I never really took them very seriously. 

I’m not a super outdoorsy girl, don’t go camping, and have a need for indoor plumbing & shower systems – so the treehouse life doesn’t seem like an instant fit. But as luck would have it, a few weeks ago I was heading to Armstrong BC for a trip, and a moment of serendipity connected me with an old friend on Facebook who, get this …. now lives in Enderby {20 minutes from Armstrong}, and built a treehouse in her backyard that she rents out! I could go on all day about the Universe and signs, and keeping yourself open, but for today, let’s talk Enderby Treehouse.

The J-Heart-Y Treehouse in Enderby is run by Yvonne and Joey, and from booking to your stay, they will make sure that everything is perfect. A stay at the treehouse is about $125 a night and includes a cheese platter and wine on check-in, and a delicious homemade breakfast. 

The Treehouse at J-Heart-Y – The Lowdown:

The treehouse can sleep up to 4 people if you use the alcove space to sleep 2. That being said, the alcove is a tight space and I don’t know how comfy it would be. It’s probably best suited for 2, or maybe one child that can climb up the ladder and sleep in the alcove space.

There is no indoor plumbing – for brushing/washing up etc, you can use a basin. The bathroom uses a composting toilet system and is just outside the front door. It’s not like you have to walk outside to use it, but it is outside technically, and kind of ‘rustic’.

There is no heating or a/c obviously, just take that into account when planning your travels

Enderby is a small town but has some nice areas to walk and lounge, and they have an old school classic outdoor theatre.

If you aren’t an outdoor buff I think 1-2 nights is just perfect to for the treehouse experience, but if you are okay with the rustic amenities, stick around the area for a few days and explore all the natural beauty. You can easily make it to Armstrong, Salmon Arm, and Vernon for day trips from Enderby. And as a bonus you’ll get to have some more of those homemade breakfasts!



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