29 Jan Before It Was the Hideout
The Hideout was built in the mid-1980s, and began operating as a Bed & Breakfast soon thereafter. Up until it became the Hideout in 2015, it was known as A Teton Tree House – one of the first B&Bs in the valley. Over the years, the number of B&Bs went up, then down, a B&B association formed, then dissolved, and now we’re one of the last remaining B&Bs in the valley.
A Teton Tree House was featured in the March/April 1997 edition of National Geographic Traveler, and in that article the previous owners said that the B&B started out as a little cabin for husband and wife, but they just kept adding on to it. As the author Jayne Wise shared … “Just a short drive up beyond the crossroads hamlet of Wilson, and you’re there – at a whimsical, multi-level playhouse of a place almost hidden on a forested slope.” The same holds true today, though the current owners moved away from calling the B&B a true tree house.
However, given the B&B’s setting on Heck of a Hill Road, amidst the towering evergreens, with views of the tree tops from all windows and patios, it still feels like a tree house. So, when Fodor’s Travel recently checked in with us to find out what’s new, we told them essentially everything. And once we shared photos of the Hideout, they decided to keep featuring it in their article 10 Incredible Treehouse Hotels in the US. The Hideout is #9 of 10 and they refer to it as “an elevated lodge experience in the heart of the forest.” This makes us smile and want to share the story with you.