Adult Treehouse Impresses People In Pennsylvania

7:55 PM, Jan 20, 2014   |    comments
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WHARTON TOWNSHIP, PA -- A local tree house was featured on national TV Friday night.

But it's not just any old tree house. It's a pretty spectacular one built by the Animal Planet reality show "Treehouse Masters."

It's built on the grounds of the Summit Inn Golf Course in Wharton Township, Fayette County.

Amanda Votihofer and her family own the course as well as the Summit Inn, and now they own a tree house that puts most others to shame.

It has a bar area, a hidden television, mission-style furniture, a table for candlelight dinners, a wrap-around porch, even an animal tracking camera so you can watch any bears that might wonder around.

A bouncy bridge leads to house, which is built 18 feet off the ground between three trees.

Voithofer says it was her sister who first learned about the show and urged the family to apply.

The story of their tree house first aired on Animal Planet Friday at 10 p.m.

Voithofer's husband, Jeremiah, showed us the porch which has incredible views of Uniontown and surrounding communities. He says on a clear day, you can even see the top of the U.S. Steel Building in Downtown Pittsburgh.

The family hopes to be able to allow visitors to the golf course and the inn to experience the tree house, and they're exploring the possibility of renting it out for private parties.

Voithofer didn't want to disclose what the tree house cost, but the show creates tree houses that range in price from $50,000 to $300,000.

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