Our Story

Treehouse Resort and Spa

We are the Nelson family, comprised of me (Pete), my wife Judy, and our adult kids, Emily, Henry, and Charlie. We work together, along with our extraordinary staff, to bring the magic of treehouses to folks across the country. In 2006, we opened our overnight retreat center, Treehouse Point to celebrate the grandeur of the Pacific Northwest with visitors from around the world. With my designs, Judy's culinary prowess, and the vision of our marvelous staff, Treehouse Point evolved into a place of peace, romance, and rejuvenation. A few years later, we embarked on a new adventure: our Animal Planet television series, Treehouse Masters. Our treehouse construction firm, Nelson Treehouse and Supply, continues to build beautifully creative treehouses both on and off TV.

Judy and I are thrilled that our kids are involved in our family business. Henry is a skilled carpenter who often travels with the rest of the crew on builds. His twin brother, Charlie builds boats and guitars, and is tending to the Woodinville property as it crystalizes into Treehouse Resort and Spa. Emily runs our online store, Be in a Tree, where you can purchase treehouse hardware, plans, and other merchandise. The family business brought Emily more than a fabulous job: it also brought her husband Patrick, a lead carpenter on our team. As a family business, we seek to make everyone -our staff, our guests, and our clients- feel at home. We believe in hospitality, environmental stewardship, and celebrating life, love, and nature.

Our family has long dreamed of building a more extensive resort than Treehouse Point, but with the same exceptional service and unique boutique experience. With the incredible influx of visitors to Treehouse Point, we felt the time was ripe to make our dream a reality. On our travels around the country for treehouse builds, Judy and I looked for the perfect venue. But we ultimately realized that there was no better place than our lush and lovely home: the Pacific Northwest. During a treehouse build in Woodinville, Washington, I drove by a property "for sale" sign and immediately knew it would be the ideal location for Treehouse Resort and Spa. As I write this, we are working hard on the extensive permitting process for the resort. But I can't wait to get started on the designs and construction of the treehouses here.

And I can't wait to host you! Our supporters are so important to my family; you have made our dreams come to life. We couldn't imagine embarking on this next adventure without your support, and look forward to making you feel at home in our trees.

To the trees!