Located on the premises of Camp Wandawega in Elkhorn, Wisconsin (a 1920s lakeside resort revitalized by husband/wife team David Hernandez and Tereasa Surratt), the just-completed Camp Wandawega Tree House is now available for vacation rentals.
The couple enlisted a group of friends (furniture makers, artisans, and builders) to collaborate on the three-level structure, which features reclaimed wood, vintage windows, and interior touches like pillows made from flour sacks and out-of-print books on Wisconsin history. Go to Camp Wandawega for more information and see our recent post on their camping store.
Above: Founded in the 1920s, Wandawega Lake Resort started as a speakeasy and morphed into a retreat for the area's Latvian American community.
Above: Tackle and bait hang on the walls of Camp Wandawega.
Above: A tree branch extends through a window.
Above: A rustic chandelier and wraparound porch.
Above: The new tree house features two sleeping platforms and a DIY antler chandelier.
Above: The sleeping aerie under the eaves.
Above: Ladders lead to the two sleeping lofts.
Above: A few tree stumps as chairs sit below mason jar pendant lights on a sun-filed patio.