Chef Bio


Never in a million years would I have guessed that Treehouse Master, Pete Nelson, and his crew would walk in my front door with a dinner reservation!  And the result of that is our new shining star – an incredible dining space in my 450 year old oak tree in the back yard. My vision for this private room is for those small, intimate occasions that we have here at The Laurel Tree every weekend like birthdays, anniversaries, and engagements.
The treehouse has only one table that will seat 2-6 people max, so it is ideal for these celebrations. It is decorated with some of my very favorite things!  Everything has a story, and it is a magical place for you to write your own.   The Juliet deck out front is a great place for a glass of wine before your meal, or perhaps your coffee after.  Plan on spending  a wonderful and relaxed amount of time in the palm of this giant oak tree’s hand.  There’s no place quite like it!
Life gets so hectic for us all!  We need to make the time for those small, intimate moments that build lifetime memories.  With this treehouse, if we can help the world rediscover romance, one meal at a time, I will be thrilled!

Treehouse reservations are taken in 6 months windows.

Reservations for Jan-June open on Nov 1st.

Reservations for July- December open on May 1st.

There is a $200 non refundable booking fee for the treehouse, lunch or dinner.
This does not include the cost of the meal. Meal costs will be billed at the time of service.

Due to the inherent urge to climb, no children under the age of 16 will be allowed in the treehouse.
The person booking the treehouse reservation shall be responsible for their party guests.

Treehouse is fully air conditioned and heated.
Entry to treehouse is by ramp, with a small amount of steps.

Treehouse Interior

Seating for 2-6

Treehouse for Two

The Laurel Tree Staff

The Laurel Tree staff and Pete

Juliette Deck

Juliet Deck

bird's eye view

A birds eye view from the Juliet Deck


Please note, the treehouse is open by reservation only, and gates to the premises are open only on Saturday for business. Therefore the treehouse is not available for viewing during the week.

For the Treehouse Masters "Behind the Build" video click this link.

Reservations Only - Please Call 830-966-5444