These are not your typical treehouses. :) Vertical cypress, salvaged from the squaring of old cypress logs, exterior with picture windows on all side greet you as cross the 250 ft. rope bridge over Lake Juneau. The three - 25 ft. x 25 ft. (525 sf each) treehouses suites are built around mighty oaks, cypress and tupelo gum trees literally over the swamp waters of Lake Juneau. After crossing the rope bridge and entering the pristine swamp at treetop level you enter each of the individually appointed luxury treehouses but not before you enter your own private 4 ft. x 10 ft. screened porch. Each has it's own unique finishes with custom molding, wood floors and exquisitely furnished units. Just a sample of the design is the master bedroom that has a built in king size bed draped with a black jack vine dome and the most impressive slipper tub anywhere....as it is hand carved from a cypress tree cut just 500 feet down in the swamp. And the "stump" wasn't wasted either as that too was hand carved to make the bathroom sink. The fourth 525 sf treehouses acts as an outdoor kitchen and club house with fire pit, hot tub and even your own LSU pool table. One of the most wonderful living experiences available anywhere.
Probably the most unique structure at Lake Juneau Eco Resort described by guests as the "Blue Tents in the Sky"! The three internally connected "tents" are built 20 feet into the air and are 17 feet tall. There is a combined 1800 sf of heated and cooled space with an additional 400 sf screened and covered porch. The home is magnificently decorated and designed to reflect a luxury 1930's African Safari Camp fit for the King of England! The cypress wood floors harvested from the swamps of Lake Juneau is accented by fabric covered walls and ceilings. Bathrooms are complete with antique claw foot tubs and baths. The kitchen is fully adorned with custom cypress cabinetry, antique sinks and all modern appliances except for the beautifully restored 1930 Chambers gas stove. There is even a modern 95 inch rear projection theater room built into a rustic African style boma designed cabinetry. The home sits atop a 60 ft. x 30 ft. covered stage and performance theater area with wood dance floor, outdoor projection screen and "night club" style booth and balcony seating 50 people. There is also a full downstairs serving kitchen and two - 4 stall bathrooms to service the theater. The home is connected by a rope and cable bridge 50 feet away over Lake Juneau to a 12 ft. x 16 ft. elevated deck 16 feet over the water also housing a 2 stall boat dock below. There is even a 300 foot zip line crossing over the lake! The rope bridge continues for another 200 feet across Lake Juneau to join with the guest treehouses. There is also a water level bridge connecting the Safari Tents to the pool deck, and a 20 ft. x 30 ft. three section heated aviary housing the exotic birds of Lake Juneau. Finally a beautifully landscaped garden and chapel with reflection pond and swings that double as a nesting area for our exotic turtle breeding program. All living areas are serviced by a $125,000 solar electrical array located on the roof of the exotic animal research facility.
A beautiful Acadian architecture home elevated 12 foot above the ground overlooking the beautiful 125 acre Lake Juneau and surrounded by Cypress trees. The elevated home measures 40 ft. by 50 ft. for a total area of 2000 sf including 400 sf of screened and covered porches. There is an additional 20 x 30 ( 600 sf ) heated and cooled workshop under the home on the ground floor with 2 - 10 x 20 carport spots and 2 - 10 x 10 four wheeler/equipment parking area. The finishes include all cypress, custom made cabinets, finished wood floors, crown molding and cypress accent walls. The Master bathroom has 4 fixtures including a large garden tub. The kitchen includes oversized Gen Aire gas range with all energy efficient appliances. Most of the electricity is generated by a $62,500 extensive array of rooftop solar panels and the home is totally insulated from top to bottom for maximum energy efficiency. There is also a beautiful pier extending 25 feet into Lake Juneau with a 10 x 10 deck and a 10 x 15 outside storage room with a 1/2 bath. Additionally there is a 30 ft. x 40 ft. performance stage/deck for lakeside outdoor concerts.
A stunning 9000 sf two story traditional hunting lodge including 3250 sf of huge porches, decks, carports and enclosed storage on both floors and outdoor cooking areas overlooking majestic Lake Juneau. The top floor of 3500 sf living area with cathedral ceilings is finished with the finest locally harvested cypress ceilings, walls, floors and cabinets and decorated with exotic mounts from around the world. The four large en suite guest rooms are also hunting lodge decorated and two even have separate bunk areas. An elevator connects the downstairs space for an additional 2250 sf of living area with a full kitchen, dining and recreation room.There is a four space carport with four separate enclosed storage areas. The Missouri granite fire pit has had many a tall tale told around it's campfires.
A wonderful replica of an African safari camp with four - 12 ft. x 16 ft. ( 192 sf ) "safari tents" inclusive of 48 sf of screened porches with metal roofs and canvas (but studded) walls. Colorful silk parachute ceilings adorn the vaulted ceilings and all are equipped with energy efficient heating and air units. There is also a pier extending 25 feet into Lake Juneau with a 15 x 15 deck and with built in bench seating. 4 suites with bunk beds and private pier - Reserved for work-study participants.
Lake Juneau is almost 100 % self sufficient as all crops and food are grown on site. We pride ourselves in being "organic" and "green". We store those annual crops in multiple silos and two - 30 ft. x 50 ft. metal roof covered barns as well as many other covered sheds that also double as protection for the exotic animals during inclement weather.
Outside of workshops/retreats individuals can stay at the Safari Park for $300/night per person (donation).