Road Trip: Day 2 – Econest Treehouse

Econest Treehouse

After having stayed in a homestay the last time we visited Coorg, we were looking for something different this time around. And we found it at the Econest Treehouse.

As the name says, this is a treehouse, located within the grounds of an activity camp. Situated just off the main road and on the way to the Dubare Elephant camp, the location is easily accessible from Bangalore. It is situated amidst lush greenery typical of Coorg and also offers good views of the surrounding countryside.

The main attraction is, of course, living high up on a tree. A steep climb leads to a cosy room with a loft and sit-out. It’s perfect for a small family and my kids enjoyed climbing up the ladder to the loft. But we found storage spaces to be limited.

Typical Coorgi home-cooked food is served at the place, and it was just delicious. As was the filter coffee, of which we consumer numerous cups, while admiring the peaceful surroundings from the sit-out.

Another attraction of the place is that it is located within the grounds of an activity centre that offers ziplining and other activities.

Special mention must be made of the host, Praveen. Nothing is too much for him as he strives to keep guests satisfied. He is easily one of the best hosts we have come across and a key reason why our stay was so enjoyable.

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