Bella Rose Treehouse featured on Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- You can find the stuff fairy tales are made of on the Bella Rose Plantation, nestled within the trees.
"I knew it would really set us apart as a venue, which is something that I like to do. But I also thought that it would bring national attention to Lynchburg, which is really what this is about," said Vickie Runk with Runk & Pratt, owners of Bella Rose Plantation.
Their dream Jeffersonian Honeymoon Suite, a treehouse, was showcased on August 25, 2017 on Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters, a show featuring woodsy tree getaways for adults. They held a watch party when the show aired at 9 p.m. EST, just after Facetiming with lead treehouse designer, Pete Nelson.
"I wanted to draw brides to come for a destination bridal time and we wanted to bring visitors to Lynchburg," said Runk.
Nelson's masterpiece was finally unveiled after months of collaboration and construction.
WSET's Valencia Jones took an exclusive tour of this $450,000.00 best-kept secret.
"The rock fireplace we feel like just brings nature inside," Runk said.
The 900 square-feet house features Bella Rose designed-furniture, colors, moldings and ceilings replicating Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest summer home.
It has what owners say is unique for a treehouse: sheet rock, a rock fire place and a claw-foot bath tub.
"I hope that my gift to this piece of property with the treehouse is something that folks will remember forever," said Runk, calling it a place where anyone can live out their childhood treehouse fantasies in peace. "When we're in the trees, we're a little closer to heaven, and it just makes us all feel better."
A stay at the treehouse runs about $650.00 dollars a night as part of a wedding package.
The episode featuring this treehouse will appear on the Treehouse Masters website.