Winding Springs Treehouse


Ionia, MI, United States

Short Description

Treehouse Resort in Ionia Michigan


Our first custom-built treehouse Winding Springs will comfortably host 6 Guests and is ADA accessible. It features a spiral staircase to the loft area, breathtaking views of the stream and hills from the master bedroom, an electric fireplace, an all glass shower in the bathroom, a private entry, a 400 sq. foot balcony with panoramic views, and an enclosed 4 season patio with a glass encased tree running through it to bring in the wildlife. The master bedroom has a queen bed, the living area has a pull out sleeper sofa, and the loft space with 2 comfortable bunk beds. The bath is fully stocked with towels, travel size soap and shampoo/conditioner. It has a full shower (no tub). The kitchenette area features a sink, microwave, small fridge, a 2 burner counter stove top, & Keurig coffees maker (Pot and K-Cups). The treehouse also has an outdoor grills and firepits.


Tree Vistas does not have a management team or someone on site during your visit. You will be provided access instructions and a house manual with your personal guidebook that will be sent to you in your check-in instructions. Should you need any further assistance during your stay, we will provide a local host contact for you to reach if necessary.


Tree Vistas occupies 6 acres nestled into the hills of Eastern Ionia Michigan with the Meijer Trail and Grand River at its southern boundary. Custom built treehouse open all year round to enjoy the four seasons Michigan offers, while offering many amenities and things to do. Please visit for more information regarding seasonal activities, amenities, and nightly rates.


Private gate entry with a unique secured wifi code provided per reservation for treehouse access.


Winding Springs Vista is a 508 square foot custom built treehouse accommodating up to 6 people, with a master bedroom queen bed, a pull-out sleeper sofa, and a loft that contains 2 single bunk beds. Bathroom with a shower. The kitchenette offers a 2 burner countertop stove and a half size fridge. Features a four season balcony with a large expansive deck that has table/chairs to enjoy the views of the hills and stream below.


Treehouse features a Keurig coffee maker. On the Pre-Arrival form, if you respond "Yes" you will receive a few complimentary coffee or tea from a local favorite business. Toiletries include Michigan hand made bath soap bar, shampoo, conditioner and lotions.

Cleaning: At TreeVistas, we feel that nowhere should your comfort be more important than in our guest room.
In addition to our existing cleaning protocols, we disinfect key surfaces in the guest room as part of our commitment to providing guests with a clean/safe comfortable space.

House Rules

The Tree Vista Rules are:
a. You must behave in a civilized manner and be good neighbors, respecting the rights of all surrounding property owners;
b. Do not create any noise or disturbance likely to disturb or annoy any surrounding property owner(s) and adhere to Tree Vista’s quiet hours (10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. local time);
c. Hunting is strictly forbidden at the Property;
d. Do not shoot or discharge any type of firearm while at the Property;
e. No fireworks are allowed on the Property at anytime;
f. You must keep the Accommodation clean, tidy, and orderly, and leave the Accommodation in the same or better condition as you found it;
g. You may not keep or take any pets or animals, including service animals onto the Tree Vistas Property at any time. Please note that if you bring an animal on the Property or into an Accommodation, you will be asked to remove the animal and may be asked to leave the Property and forfeit your Booking. If it is determined during the routine post-visit cleaning that an animal was brought onto the Accommodation during your stay, a fee of $500.00 will be charged to you as an additional cleaning fee as we will be required to conduct a deep-cleaning to assure that there remain no allergens that might affect our future Guests. If we confirm that you brought a pet to the Property, we will block you from making future Bookings with Tree Vistas.;
h. Not do anything that will or might constitute a breach of any consents in relation to the Accommodation or that will or might be in breach (in whole or in part) of any insurance in effect with respect of the Accommodation from time to time;
i. If the Accommodation is part of a building or complex with common areas, not obstruct or leave any objects or waste in any common areas;
j. Not leave any object, waste, or obstruction outside of the Accommodation;
k. Not do or permit to be done in, on or around the Accommodation anything which is or which may be or become a nuisance (whether actionable or not), damage, annoyance, inconvenience, or disturbance to Tree Vistas, or to tenants or occupiers of the building or any owner or occupier of any neighboring property, including, inter alia, playing loud music or musical instruments, smoking, dancing, entertaining at the Accommodation, or moving furniture;
l. Refrain from conducting any illegal activity in, on, around, or from the Accommodation, including, but not limited to, illegal drug possession or use, production, sale or purchase;
m. Not violate any law or ordinance, including any noise ordinance;
n. Not conduct any business or commercial activity whatsoever in, on, around, or from the Accommodation. This includes film, video, digital, and photo shoots without Tree Vistas’ prior approval;
o. Not make any change, modification, alteration, or addition whatsoever to the Accommodation or its contents;
p. Not use the Accommodation for any purpose other than for personal accommodation;
q. Not hold any events, gatherings, parties or similar, regardless of duration, unless Tree Vistas has provided prior, written approval of the event;
r. Not invade the privacy of any of Tree Vistas’ neighbors, if any, or publish or reveal anything that might allow a Third-party to identify the address of the Accommodation or the identity any of the neighbors of the Accommodation, if any, or any personal information regarding such neighbors, if any, or the Accommodation (even if such information is already in the public domain);
s. Acknowledge and obey Tree Vistas’ rules and be mindful of potential risks including, without limitation, balconies, activity around streams & rivers, trails and difficult terrain, and other recreational areas and equipment;
t. Not to access any cupboard, drawers, or storage areas that are locked or otherwise barred from access. You may be subject to a charge for any attempt to open any such locked, secured, or restricted area;
u. Respect and follow all check-out procedures in connection with your Booking;
v. Refrain from moving or altering a log/rock/landscape of any kind;
w. Tree carving, felling trees or otherwise molesting flora or fauna at the Property is expressly forbidden;
x. Park ONLY in designated parking spaces;
y. Use only firewood that is provided by Tree Vistas and you are not to cut any standing or down trees at the Property;
z. If you choose to have an outdoor campfire, you MUST keep all outdoor fires within the designated firepits ONLY!
aa. Do not trespass on the lands of Tree Vistas’ neighbors. We will provide to you a map of the Property and you may use private roads identified on that map as being available to you, public roads that connect to the property, State of Michigan DNR trails that connect to the property, and natural lakes and rivers that connect to the Property. If public lands adjoin the Property, you may enter those public lands from the Property through designated access points. Otherwise, you must stay within the clearly-marked boundaries of the Property;
bb. You may not stay at the Property for more than 7 days.
cc. There is NO smoking of any substance while in or around the Accommodation.

Cancellation Policy

4. Cancellations. In addition to Listing-specific cancellation policies set forth in your Booking Confirmation and/or the applicable House Rules, the following general Booking cancellation policies shall apply to all Tree Vistas Bookings and Accommodations:

a. Extenuating Circumstances Cancellations by Tree Vistas. Except in extenuating circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Tree Vistas, as determined by Tree Vistas in good faith in its sole and absolute discretion, Tree Vistas will endeavor to not cancel a Booking once a Booking Confirmation has been sent. Should Tree Vistas need to cancel your Booking due to extenuating circumstances, Tree Vistas will contact you and may try to arrange for an alternative accommodation for you during the Accommodation Period. If Tree Vistas is unable to assist in finding suitable alternative accommodations for the Accommodation Period in the event of a cancellation due to extenuating circumstances, Tree Vistas will credit or refund you consistent with these Terms. You agree that Tree Vistas and any Third-party Suppliers will have no responsibility or liability as a result of a cancellation of a Booking. For the avoidance of doubt, should you fail to adhere to Tree Vistas rules or commit any anticipatory breach of this Agreement, including, without limitation, by indicating any intention not to adhere to Tree Vistas Rules, the applicable House Rules, and/or any one or more of the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement or your Booking Confirmation, your Booking may be cancelled, and such cancellation will not be deemed due to extenuating circumstances.

b. Cancellations by Tree Vistas. In the event, that Tree Vistas cancels your Booking for any reason, Tree Vistas will notify you as soon as is commercially reasonable under the circumstances, typically immediately upon cancellation. Tree Vistas may, at its sole and exclusive election, offer a substitute Accommodation comparable to the Accommodation originally booked. Should you accept such substitute, you agree that you will remain bound by these Terms as well as the applicable House Rules and policies for that substitute Accommodation. Should you decline the alternative, Accommodation, or should Tree Vistas be unable or unwilling to offer an alternative, Tree Vistas may, subject to these Terms, credit or refund you up to the full amount that you paid to Tree Vistas for your Booking.

c. Cancellations &/or Date Change by You. We certainly understand that it is sometimes necessary to change or cancel a Booking. Please understand that we are a small business and cancellations may have a huge financial impact us. We ask for your understanding in respecting our cancellation, change or refund policies. Should you elect to cancel your confirmed Booking, you agree that you will be bound by the applicable Listing-specific cancellation policy, which may result in partial or total forfeiture by you of certain fees. You agree that a condition precedent to booking an Accommodation is that you agree to all of these Terms (including in relation to the appointment of Third-Party Suppliers) and further agree to be bound by all of Tree Vistas Rules and any applicable House Rules prior to your occupying a substitute Accommodation. You agree that any failure by you to adhere to Tree Vistas Rules, House Rules or any breach or anticipatory breach of this Agreement, without limitation, will be deemed a cancellation by you of your Booking, as determined by Tree Vistas in its sole and absolute discretion, and any applicable refunds will be determined by Tree Vistas on the basis that the Booking was cancelled by you. Nothing in this subsection should be construed as limiting any of Tree Vistas’ rights, remedies, defenses, or ability to collect or pursue additional sums from you for violations of Tree Vistas Rules, any House Rules, damages to an Accommodation, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with these Terms. All such rights, remedies, defenses, and abilities are hereby expressly reserved.

i. Cancellation/Date Change Requests. To request a date change or cancellation, you MUST make your request in writing and deliver it to us at [email protected]

ii. Date Changes. We understand that, from time to time, normal life circumstances force us all to ask for changes. For that reason, Tree Vistas may, in its sole and absolute discretion, approve your request to change the date(s) of your Accommodation Period. However, if Tree Vistas denies your request to change dates, your request will be treated as a cancellation by you, in which case Tree Vistas’ usual cancellation policies shall apply.

iii. Grace Period. Within twenty-four (24) hours of the sooner of your request to book an Accommodation or our transmission of a Booking Confirmation, you may cancel your Booking for a full refund, without penalty provided that such cancellation occurs no later than 24 hours prior to commencement of your Accommodation Period as specified on your Booking Confirmation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you request a Booking within 24 hours prior to the commencement of your requested Accommodation Period, the grace period is one (1) hour.

iv. Cancellations More Than 30 Days Prior. If you cancel your Booking more than 30 days prior to the first day of your Accommodation Period, then you will be entitled to receive a refund in an amount equal to fifty (50%) percent of the Accommodation Fee that you paid to Tree Vistas.

v. Breach. In addition to any other situations as set forth elsewhere in this Agreement, you understand, acknowledge, and agree that your Booking may be immediately terminated and deemed a cancellation by you should you:
1. Violate any of the Tree Vistas Rules or any House Rules or any other rule or policy set forth in any Listing that you have booked; or
2. Violate any of the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement or in a Booking Confirmation;
3. Violate any applicable law or ordinance or regulation.

vi. Weather. In addition to the foregoing, you further agree that if you cancel a Booking due to inclement weather, that cancellation will be construed to be a cancellation by you for which no refund or credit will be due. If you are concerned about weather or other external things having a negative impact on your Booking, you should consider purchasing vacation rental insurance.


Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Air Filter
Indoor Fireplace
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Baby Travel Bed
Baby High Chair
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Crockery Cutlery
Pots Pans
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Alarm System
Internet Wifi
Ipod Station
Steam Room
Safe Box
Smart Home
Ironing Facilities
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Has Buzzer
Has Cat
Has Dog
Has Other Pet
Hot Water
Cooking Basics
Has Surveillance
Linens Provided


Hot Tub
Free Parking
Balcony Terrasse
Sea View
Gated Property
Private Entrance
Deck / Patio


Basketball Court
Cinema Room
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Massage Room
Pool Table
Soccer Field
Has Tennis
Wine Cellar
Lock On Bedroom
Family Friendly
24 Checkin
Water Front
Lake Access
Beach Front
Ski-In Ski-Out
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Washer Lawn Game
Treehouse Swing
Bike Rack
Animal Scavenger Hunt
Campfire Pits

Availability calendar

Wonderful Experience
This tree was was outstanding and over and above what we could have expected . The walking trails were great and perfect time of year

Awesome place!
This was our first time staying and we will absolutely do it again! So quiet and peaceful, a great way to get away and relax. The location is perfect as the creek flows just below the treehouse, so it’s great to just sit outside and listen to the water and nature. The only constructive feedback would be to provide one additional sign near the entrance and/or parking area to indicate where the Grand River is located as this was a bit confusing for us when we first arrived.

2 day stay
Really loved the house and grounds. Painstaking detail in all the woodwork was lovely. Stairs going to the Creek were dangerous. A handrail would help a lot. We are older and noticeable to us. Wonderful idea, wish you continued success.

This past week Steve and I celebrated our 43rd wedding Anniversary. First off thank you for all your shout outs.❤️. As many understand , life gets so busy, we either don’t have time or we don’t make time to stop, relax and breath. Take time to enjoy th
This past week Steve and I celebrated our 43rd wedding Anniversary. First off thank you for all your shout outs.❤️. As many understand , life gets so busy, we either don’t have time or we don’t make time to stop, relax and breath. Take time to enjoy the moment , Gods natural beauty, even if just for a simple weekend. Well this weekend we did just that. We rented and stayed at the Vista tree house just outside Ionia. It’s beautiful , peaceful and an amazing place to relax, regroup and spend some quality time with family, friends whomever. WE will definitely be back. I can’t say enough about this wonderful place to retreat. Look for your self❤️❤️. Go to TREE VISTAS, Winding Spring Tree House

Thank you
Our family had a lovely stay in the Winding Springs Treehouse. We enjoyed exploring nature, family games, and all of the thoughtful details of the house. Thank you for making this beautiful space available for us to enjoy.

Turtle snoozing but who would want to....
Each step of the way was positive from booking to saying good bye. Greg was one of the gracious hosts I have ever met. Always aiming to please. I was so surprised of so much detail on the grounds. Solar lighting for safety and beautiful plantings along each step of the way. So glad we walked to the river where was another fire pit and grilling station for a fish fry. The tree house was so cool, especially at night. With two or more people it can get a bit tight but remember your in a TREE HOUSE!

Great vacation
My family had a great time. The description is exactly correct with amenities. The laturn lit trail at night is beautiful.

One night
A beautiful place and location! There were connectivity issues with internet but otherwise was a wonderful night.

Peaceful getaway
Beautiful, secluded property with only a short drive into town. The grounds around the treehouse are well cared for and inviting. The treehouse itself is clean, quaint and well supplied. We really enjoyed our stay!

What a fantastic and peaceful spot. The treehouse itself is cozy, unique and perfect. The property is just right with firepits, hammock, swing and the amazing little brook running through. The attention to detail with the little décor everywhere and the easy to follow signage along the nature walk to the river. The additional picnic spot as the river was so lovely. Not having hardly any reception/cell phone service was tricky but, nice for a full excuse to unplug. Maybe a future treehouse could include a hot tub!

Weekend getaway - relaxation
If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind, look no further. This treehouse provides all the comforts of home, in a very serene setting. Open the windows, sit on the deck, or around the campfire and simply relax to the sound of the creek and wildlife. If you have ever listened to nature sounds as a way of getting to sleep, this location is the real-life version. The treehouse itself is inspirational. It is open, spacious, inviting, clean, up to date, and comfortable. In summary, this trip was just what we wanted. Time away from the hustle and bustle of city life for some true peace and relaxation. Mission accomplished!!

Perfect! Everything about this place is perfect! It’s a nice little getaway. We are planning on booking again!

You'll Want to Rebook as Soon as You Arrive
Tucked away from the rest of the world, it's easy to forget it all and just relax. The owners put so much thought and care into this place that you will honestly want for nothing. Every detail is there. As soon as you think you've forgotten something crucial, you will find it waiting for you. Half the fun is the discovery of it all, so no spoilers here, just take the chance and enjoy a trip to remember!

Phenomenal Experience
Everything about Winding Springs is exquisite! The home's craftsmanship is unparalleled. You can soend an entire day discoering and appreciating all the details. The hosts have put so much thought and care into the guest experience, right down to the local coffee and handmade soaps. The tree house and grounds are immaculate. The experience lives up to and exceeds the website description. Thank you for making this place available to others; it's a must visit for those seeking tranquility and connection with nature.