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Treehouse Masters building honeymoon treehouse at Bella Rose

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The treehouse Pete Nelson is building in Lynchburg might just top any treehouse you've ever seen.

Nelson is a professional treehouse builder, you might recognize him from Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters.

Nelson and his crew are constructing a doozy of a treehouse at the Bella Rose Plantation off Graves Mill Road in Lynchburg.

They're shooting the build for an upcoming episode.

"We're just so proud of all that we have here, that it just seems fitting to me to just have a treehouse as well," said the plantation's owner Vickie Runk.

Runk is also the owner of the Runk and Pratt retirement communities.

"The hospitaltity business and the retirement business, really marry each other well with making seniors feel warm and welcome," Runk said.

With the addition of this new escape in the trees, Runk believes this will separate Bella Rose from other venues in town.

When it's finished, the treehouse will be a two story octagon, inspired by Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest just miles away.

"It also has the first rock fireplace Nelson's has ever built," said Runk. "It's going to have electricity and plumbing and it's just going to be a great honeymoon suite for our brides."

But, you don't have to be on your honeymoon to enjoy it.

Runk said anyone that is using the plantation can come and enjoy the suite in the sycamores for about $650 a night.

The treehouse palace is expected to be ready in about 30 days.

Runk said they don't know that air date for their episode on Treehouse Masters, but expect it to be sometime between July and September.

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