I stayed in a 240-square-foot tiny home with 3 floors and a slide. Take a look inside the fairy-tale tree house inspired by Peter Pan.
My fiancé and I stayed in Charmed Resorts' Lost Boys' Treehouse in Crowsnest Pass, Canada.
The three-floor, 240-square-foot tiny home usually costs about $280 a night and sleeps six.
The whimsical space was great for two and filled with attractions, like a hammock and a slide.
My fiancé and I stayed at Charmed Resorts, a collection of about a dozen fairy-tale-inspired tiny homes in Crowsnest Pass, Canada.
The resort, which is about two-and-a-half hours from the Calgary International Airport, has tiny homes themed after beloved characters like Peter Pan, Belle from "Beauty and the Beast," and Rapunzel.
On this trip, I spent my first night in the Lost Boys' Treehouse. Here's what it was like.
Insider paid a media rate of $100 for this tiny-home stay. The full rate was about $280.
The Lost Boys' Treehouse is in the Wonder Way section of the resort, which is currently home to three houses.
We spent our first night in the Lost Boys' Treehouse — a 240-square-foot space inspired by the ragtag group in various tales about Peter Pan.
The space sleeps six and has one bathroom. It costs about 375 Canadian dollars, or $280 USD, a night.
One side of the house had a hammock stretched between a support beam and a whimsical faux tree.
The other side had the main entrance and featured a lot of wood and more whimsical trees.
A tree trunk next to the door had "P+W" carved into it — a nod to Peter and Wendy from the fairy tale.
I also passed a tiny porthole that seemed to show a miniature fairy-inspired scene inside, but it was a bit hard to see with the sun out.
Although the home looked like it was from a different era, it had a modern lock system with a keypad.
As soon as I walked inside, I was impressed by how spacious the tree house felt. Part of it had to do with the tall ceilings and light colors.
I immediately noticed the queen-size bed surrounded by windows and couldn't believe how much sunlight filled the space.
Although the space didn't have nightstands, there was a chair on one side and a statue of sorts on the other that served the same purpose.
To the left of the entrance was a kitchenette with a sink, microwave, large fridge, and bath towels.
The cabinet contained a few extra rolls of toilet paper, grilling tools, and two lighters for the outdoor firepit.
Across from the kitchenette, I found a pretty large bathroom. Charmed Resorts provided soap, but no other toiletries.
I appreciated how large the shower was, and the strong water pressure and burning-hot streams made it feel pretty luxurious.
I kept noticing small details in the home, like marks on the bathroom doorframe showing the Lost Boys' and Peter Pan's heights.
Stairs to the right of the entrance led to the second floor, and I spotted a bulletin board with a Peter Pan postcard pinned to it on my way up.
The stairs were surprisingly sturdy and felt like steps you'd find in a standard-sized home.
There were a ton of windows on the second floor, along with a small seating area and an electric fireplace. The ceilings were quite high on this level, too.
I loved the branch-inspired designs decorating some of the windows — they made the house feel like it was surrounded by trees.
The second floor had a small door to a wraparound balcony, and we both had to duck our heads to walk through it.
The balcony had a beautiful view of the surrounding trees.
We could get to the bottom of the house by taking a winding slide or climbing down an exterior ladder.
The balcony wrapped almost entirely around the home, providing a view of most of the property.
The balcony door locked automatically when we closed it, which I learned the hard way. Luckily, I was able to climb down the ladder and enter through the main door using my passcode.
The second floor also has a full-size bed tucked under the third-floor loft space — once again, I loved the tree detailing.
Finally, there was a sturdy ladder to the third-floor loft space.
The third floor had two single beds and a thatched ceiling that made me feel like I was in a forest. I was worried about the ceilings being too low, but I didn't have to duck.
I was also pleasantly surprised that the third-floor nook had outlets, so I didn't have to climb back downstairs just to charge my phone.
Just above the beds was a small tower where guests could look out onto the property — I'm only 5-foot-2, but I didn't think I'd fit in it.
I loved all the details throughout the space, from the acorn-shaped coat hooks to the small tree house on the wall.
On my way out of the house, I noticed a decorative fairy door above the doorframe.
Each home on the property comes with a grill and a wood-fired hot tub.
I'd never seen a wood-fired hot tub in person before, but it was bigger than I thought it'd be and came with a paddle for stirring the water.
To use the hot tub, we had to light a fire in the attached mini oven. We got firewood for it from the resort for CA$15 a bundle.
We used the nearby hose and water spigots to fill our hot tub, which took about an hour. We later struggled to light a fire, so we didn't end up getting to use it.
Each space also comes with an outdoor griddle — ours was surrounded by tree stumps and colorful toadstools. They were all surprisingly comfortable.
Later, we used one of the stumps as a base for chopping wood with a hatchet that Charmed Resorts provided to us. It was a lot harder than it looked.
We also had a pretty large picnic table where we could eat meals. From there, we could see the mostly empty parking lot.
Most of the space was surrounded by trees, and we could hear tons of birds chirping.
We also had a view of Wendy's Townhouse, one of the bigger tiny homes on the property.
Our other neighbor was Belle's Cottage, which is where we stayed later in the trip. It was a decent walk away from our house, which made our stay feel more private.
The space was comfortable for two people, but I'm not sure how it'd feel at full capacity with six guests inside — at some points, we were close to running out of space to store our belongings.
Overall, I was impressed by all of the details and how big the space felt despite it being a tiny home. Kids would love it here, but I also loved the dose of nostalgia I felt as an adult.
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