Do you wish you could escape for just a few days to an exotic destination and just forget about your worries? Kidding Around’s Melanie Coblentz visited the Atlanta Alpaca Treehouse vacation rental available on AirBnB. Find out what this unique property offers and about all the special creatures who live there.
Lay back and read a book while gentle animals roam past. Let the sound of a bamboo forest lull you to sleep. What if I told you you could have this type of escape for a weekend with minimal travel time?
You can, and it only requires a short drive from the Upstate to Atlanta.
Nestled in a residential area and totally hidden is a place that boasts the title of “Most Wish Listed” on the travel site AirBnB. Once you start to explore this magical place, it’s not hard to see why.
Atlanta Alpaca Treehouse
In July of 2016, Kara O’Brien’s dream of building a tree house among the decades-old bamboo in her yard came to fruition. She forged ahead and knew what she wanted, despite the naysayers. We couldn’t be happier that she ignored the advice not to follow her dream. The result of her work is the Alpaca Treehouse. Everyone who visits falls in love with this bucket-list destination.
Alpacas and Llamas Steal the Show
So many different aspects make this AirBnB location special. The stars of the show that make this a truly unique experience are the ladies who watch over the accommodations. No, I’m not talking about Kara and Kate the proprietors, although I think they are a huge part of why the property receives a perfect score from every visitor. I’m referring to Dali Llama, Llama Mia Figaro and four alpacas named Sunny Shevoun, Paloma Piper, Caitlin Tastee and Elfie Fay Von Picklesprite.
A recent visitor to the Alpaca Treehouse noted that – “waking up on a bali bed, in a bamboo forest with an alpaca staring at you, should be on everyone’s bucket-list!”
It truly elevates the tree-house experience to walk through the bamboo and discover one of these lovely ladies relaxing in the forest, and I think that is why people have flocked to this backyard-turned-into-an-urban-farm.
The treehouse is also a pretty big part of why this property is one of the most-booked accommodations on the AirBnB site. Built from reclaimed materials, this is definitely not just any backyard treehouse. Tons of thought went into every detail of the treehouse. Extended eaves protect visitors from rain while they relax on the bali bed suspended beneath the treehouse. Guests will enjoy air-conditioned accommodations, along with a pod-style coffee machine, snacks and a stocked mini fridge.
The Llama Cottage
If treehouse dwelling isn’t your thing, the property also offers another accommodation in the form of a small cottage. The Llama Cottage is a three-bedroom home that can accommodate up to 5 guests. It still offers the same access to the animals on the property. This would be better suited for families with younger children.
Despite the feel of being transported away from civilization, big city conveniences are just minutes away. You can have food delivered or drive just a few minutes away to places like downtown Decatur that boast some great restaurants and shops. Plus, Decatur has a Marta station so you can hop a train into the heart of the Atlanta if you so desire.
Visitors to the Alpaca Treehouse and Llama Cottage are invited into the garden behind Kara and Kate’s home next door to harvest figs, grapes, herbs and other yummy treats. Something else guests can enjoy are the freshly-laid eggs supplied by the ladies’ chickens.
Come for the Day with the Alpaca Experience
If you want to experience this property without spending the night, Kara offers a one-hour Alpaca experience for $50. This allows you to see the animals and the property without staying the night. The Alpaca experience would be a perfect way to get a quick photo shoot among the bamboo forest. Recording artists, reality shows and sitcoms have made their way to the Alpaca Treehouse recently. If you’re a fan of “Love and Hip-hop” or “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World”, you may have seen the property.
If you are looking for a way to escape the hustle and bustle to an exotic destination without the travel, time, passports and expense, I can’t think of a better place than this shangri-la that Kara O’Brien and Kate Giroux have created in the shadow of downtown Atlanta.
The Alpaca Treehouse
1162 Fayetteville Rd SE
Atlanta GA 30316