Tree house getaway

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SOUTH NEWFANE, Vt. (WCAX) - Behind the Treehouse Village Inn sits a 600 square foot tree house, 37 feet from the ground to its peak. It was featured recently on the Animal Planet TV show, Treehouse Masters.

The show's host, Pete Nelson, along with his crew worked with about eight local carpenters. That includes two from Peachtree Builders in Windsor.

"It's still one of those things were I got to spend two and a half weeks building a tree house, because that's something I've always wanted to do since I was a little kid," Grahame Payton of Peachtree Builders said.

They helped with the framing and flooring, installed the cedar shake roofing and designed and built the kitchen cabinets.

The Inn belongs to the parents of Steve Bowler. He worked on Treehouse Masters for three years as a Senior Producer. Once Bowler's parents decided to settle in Vermont and open an Inn, he made a couple of calls to the show's producers. There was a tree located behind the Inn that would make for the perfect spot.

"When we walked the property, we knew this was going to be tree house location number one for sure. We knew that," Bowler said. "The spacing and just overlooking the pond. It just worked out perfect."

"One of the most eye catching things is when you're walking up and you see the beautiful cedar shingles on the outside," Payton said. "Everywhere you look around there's this beautiful raw cedar, this raw wood that just has this gorgeous look to it."

The Treehouse Village Inn is currently taking reservations.

Peachtree Builders will be opening a location in Burlington next year.