news at winding springs


Tree Vistas wants to wish you, your families & friends a HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON & BEST WISHES THROUGOUT 2023!!! 

Thank you for visiting our website, and if you have stayed at Tree Vistas – Winding Springs Treehouse – we also want to thank you for allowing us to serve you!  Since Tree Vistas’ grand opening in August, we have received great feedback from our guests.  It brings us joy to know that we are meeting our visitors’ expectations!  We love to hear that stays have been delightful for families, friends, couples…. celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, engagements (yes…we know of at least one), and to just spend time together to enjoy each other’s company, enjoying nature and the sense of peace that the experience brings.  We’ve mentioned before that one of our goals was to have individuals unwind: find serenity, peacefulness, and adventure.  We hear the experience offers just that!  Thank you for sharing in our vision!  To date, our overall rating is 4.8 on a 5-point scale! 

In this post, we would like to share some recent holiday pictures, and we are keeping the pictures from the Fall (to share what Fall is like at Winding Springs).  Plan a trip for anytime of the year, and enjoy the different seasons, including decoration themes around the treehouse and activities around town.    

In addition to being part of Pure Michigan we have also become members of WMTA (West Michigan Tourist Association)!

OCTOBER 24, 2022
SEPTEMBER 29, 2022
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“Awesome Weekend! What you see in the pictures is exactly what you get. Great property, really unique and upscale treehouse, comfy beds, and a beautiful property. My wife, our 4 little kids, and I had a blast. We’ll definitely be coming back!”
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“Beyond our expectations This is simply a gorgeous place. Everything is so well thought out. The workmanship on the treehouse is beautiful. It was snug and warm. The setting is beautiful. There are lovely views from each room. The architectural details (like the floor to ceiling windows and the round wall in the bedroom) are stunning. We plan to return and have already told several people about. our experience. Thank you.”
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“Beautiful Place My wife and I had an amazing stay, and loved the personal touches that were an added surprise! I highly recommend the tree house to everyone and we can't wait to come back again. (We found 4 of the chipmunk/squirrel carvings hidden about).”
Tara N.
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“Amazing Time. It was one of the best experiences my kids and I have had in a while.”
Renee K
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“A Peaceful Family Retreat. Our family of five had a great weekend at the treehouse! Such an amazing and peaceful space to unplug and unwind - perfect for family walks, game nights and restful sleep (beds were super comfortable). Easy day trips to Ada/Grand Rapids.”
Pat H
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“Delightful tightly packed full amenities accommodations. Gramma and 10 and 11 year old grandchildren stayed two nights in torrential rain, wind,and sunshine. Could not have a campfire due to the wind and rain but plenty of amenities inside. Wonderful windows, tight against the wind and rain. Sighted deer, assorted birds, and other beauty of the outdoors. Plenty of dishes, pans for hot plate, and storage for leftover salad. Not for the faint of heart as it is a bit of a walk uphill to the treehouse. Kids thought it was the best. Said it might be too small for them and their parents as only one bathroom but I reminded them their parents grew up with 5 people for one bathroom!!”
Nikki M
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“Hidden Gem. We had an absolutely amazing stay! The treehouse is the perfect weekend getaway. It was a close commute from metro Detroit. The sounds of a babbling brook greet you, as soon as you step out of the car. The treehouse itself is stunning. We stayed in March and the backdrop was still beautiful even without the canopy of leaves in the trees. We watched the snow fall and the trees sway all while staying cozy and warm. The local coffee that they provided was a nice added touch and quite delicious. We found that we had brought too many supplies. Everything that you might need was there including a few games like Jenga. There were ample kitchen supplies including pans. The hot plate worked well to whip up dinner. We enjoyed the added bonus of the river being a short walk. I would have loved to explore the trail had the weather been warmer. What a gem of a find!!! We would love to come back for another stay.”
Meagan T
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“We had a great visit for a short spring break family vacation. My kids (ages 6 and 9) loved exploring and the bunk beds. We brought lots of board games and our own food (note- no oven so plan accordingly). We had plenty of room and we’re very comfortable. Overall it was a great experience and perfect for any family looking for an off the beaten path, low-key, unplugged family vacation.”
Brian K
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“My wife and I had a great time. The attention to detail was amazing. We had some difficulty with the satellite tv, but not that big a deal. It was nice having all the amenities, helps make traveling easier. I know my wife responded as well but there were a few of the lights out on the walking paths and the handrail for the fire pit was lost in the dirt. I hope we can come back and visit again."

Tree Vistas Response - "Thanks so much for the great review. We always appreciate the feedback and routinely check and replace lights around the house that will improve the safety for our guests. We hope you will visit again soon!”
Lauren E
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“My husband and I booked a stay here to celebrate our anniversary and the upcoming birth of our first child. As soon as we entered the gates, we were instantly greeted by the beautiful treehouse and landscape lights that illuminate your way there. The detail of this accommodation is outstanding and it was a great place to truly relax. We loved being surrounded by a quiet forested area and all of the windows that outlooked it. The shower was AMAZING as it had the option for frosted or clear glass that overlooks the creek in the backyard. They even wrote us a personal note on the chalkboard which made the stay even more enjoyable. You are provided with great amenities and only wish we could have taken advantage of the firepit/bbq area but we encountered rain on our trip. Would love to stay here again in the future!"
Jeremy E
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“We tend to think we need to drive a few hours north for the beautiful Northwoods. Tree Vista's is just a hop, skip & jump away for us Western/Central MI folks. The drive is through historic Ionia on a brick road to a country road to a dirt road in the bluffs of the Grand River. This treehouse is located perfectly above a literal babbling brook (imagine falling asleep or waking up to that 🧘). The owners have it set up perfectly for a local getaway with a far-away feel. Lit paths to the walking trail and river w/ fishing and campfire spot down by the river as well. To include a campfire next to the Treehouse. The treehouse was built as to not disturb a single tree even the saplings. Enjoy the stay, but watch out for the spiral staircase. It likes to jump out and bump your noggin."
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“A surprise overnight for my husband’s birthday. Beautiful property, very secluded. Perfectly clean and well-kept. Relaxing evening enjoying the scenery and watching the snowfall."
Shelley L.
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“A fun experience! A beautiful place in the woods. Very private and very clean. I recommend!"
Christina L.
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“Exceeded expectations. Clean...views from every window that will take your breath away. Waking up to a wall of Windows, seeing nothing but nature... modern, smart, and well thought out."
Lee S.
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“Overall, really great experience. Well-constructed and beautiful treehouse. Lots of great features inside and out. One opportunity for improvement, please add handles to the grill grates so they can be adjusted while cooking."
Tracy H.
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“Everything was beautiful, this was not our first stay!"
Alexis L.
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“The treehouse was so beautiful. The view out the bedroom windows was so picturesque with the snow on the ground in the woods. The directions were very easy to follow to get to the treehouse. It was close to town to go to the store and out to eat. I definitely recommend!"
Julie K
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“It was a girls' getaway! Had an amazing stay. The treehouse is absolutely beautiful. Very clean and had all the things we needed. We started with a beautiful walk around the grounds. Then enjoyed the cozy treehouse while enjoying our snacks with a good movie. Later we enjoyed a great winter fire in their very nice fire pit located a short distance from the treehouse. Very well lit pathways make it easy to enjoy a nighttime walk not to mention how pretty it lit up the grounds! We highly recommend staying here. Thank you so much to the staff for a great stay!!"
Zinta A.
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“A weekend away in the woods, what a pleasure. A group of us, family and friends, took the weekend at the Treehouse to celebrate two milestone birthdays, and the experience was memorable. There were six of us, five adults and a child, and there was room enough for all, although I would recommend for two or four as ideal. Clean, large windows with great views, beautifully thought out. We spotted a small herd of deer strolling by in the morning, enjoyed a walk down to the Grand River. Management was responsive when we had a question. Bedding was very comfortable. Kitchen utensils and cookware provided, although we could have used a pot to warm up our homemade tomato soup. I would like to return in warmer seasons when we could spend more time enjoying the many outdoor features of firepits and grills and a hammock under the trees. Highly recommended."
Duane H.
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“Everything was great except the wifi!"

Tree Vistas Response: "Thanks for your review. We identified that we had one guest site running at both 2.4 and 5GHz. If a device for example is not 5 GHz capable it may connect and get stuck. To correct this issue we now have 2 unique guest channels, one for each. MI Tree Vistas Guest 2 GHz and MI Tree Vistas Guest 5 GHz. Both channels have the same password to easily access."
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“We had so much fun with our family at your Treehouse. Everything was very nice. The beds were very comfortable. We loved exploring the grounds and the kids loved the hammock. The one thing I would suggest is shades on the windows so that there is an option to block out the pathway lights at night and the sunlight in the morning. We will definitely suggest your Treehouse to our friends and family. Thank you!"

Tree Vistas Response: "Thanks so much for the great review. We now have blinds in the Master Bedroom which will provide more privacy and an opportunity to block out light when needed."
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“Great place! Very peaceful and quiet. Place is tiny but beautiful!"

Tree Vistas Response: "Thank you for the review. Winding Springs is a 508-square-foot Treehouse that offers our guests as many comfort amenities as space will allow. We hope you will consider staying with us again!"

All of 2023 is now open; thank you for the already booked stays in 2023!  There are plenty of days available in January, February, and March, including weekends in the Spring, Summer, Fall, and beginning of Winter in 2023!!!  Learn about our pricing at:

in the winter

Guests can enjoy the warm, cozy & peaceful nights inside the treehouse or by the campfire!  If there is snow on the Fred Meijer trail, bring out your cross-country skis.  We currently have some holiday decorations in the house and will keep it festive through January.  Continue to follow us on your favorite social platform (our website, FB, and Instagram) for the latest updates.


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