Treehouse Point
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Our Story

Pete Nelson and his wife, Judy, had longed dreamed of opening a bed and breakfast that would fuse Pete’s passion for treehouses, Judy’s knack for hosting and cooking, and their shared love of nature.

When they came across four acres for sale near their home in the Snoqualmie Valley, the couple knew the time was ripe to bring their dream to life. Pete and Judy purchased the Fall City property in 2004 and conjoined it with the existing house in the adjacent lot (this house would become the Lodge at TreeHouse Point).

Shortly after buying the property, Pete and Judy decided to take a nighttime walk through its forest. As they were nearing the river, a beam of moonlight illuminated the trunk of a magnificent old-growth Sitka spruce. Pete felt he was being called to build a treehouse in that spruce—the next morning, he started drawing up plans for the Temple of the Blue Moon. Pete began building the Temple in 2005 and completed it in 2006.

Over the next seven years, Pete and his crew at our sister company, Nelson Treehouse and Supply, added five more treehouses to the property. Trillium opened in 2009, Upper Pond and Nest in 2010, and Bonbibi in 2012. In 2013, the construction of the Burl was highlighted in the season finale of the Animal Planet television show Treehouse Masters, which stars Pete and the Nelson Treehouse crew. Today, plans are in the works to build a seventh, wheelchair-accessible treehouse.

All of Pete and Judy’s businesses are a true family affair. Their son Henry is a skilled carpenter who often travels with the rest of the crew on builds. Henry's twin brother, Charlie, builds boats and guitars and is tending to the property for the Nelsons’ next treehouse retreat in Washington: Treehouse Resort and Spa.

Pete and Judy's daughter, Emily, helms operations for Nelson Treehouse and Supply and founded the online store Be in a Tree, where you can purchase treehouse plans, lifestyle goods, and specialized treehouse hardware. The family business also brought Emily her husband, Patrick—he's a lead carpenter on the treehouse construction team.

In partnership with restaurateur Laurel Waters, Pete and Judy recently opened their second retreat, Treehouse Utopia in Texas Hill Country. This luxury Texas retreat features four rentable treehouses along the emerald green Sabinal River, and is built for couples and solo stays. You can find out more about staying in Utopia’s trees at

Thank you for Visiting TreeHouse Point! We strive to make you feel at home in the trees and to celebrate life, love, and nature.

To the trees!