Crossville, Tennessee: The Minister's Tree House (Closed) Team Field Report

Beehive Lane, Crossville, TN
I-40 exit 320. Turn north onto Hwy 298, then make an immediate right at the stoplight onto Cook Rd. Drive almost a mile. As the road takes a sharp right, instead make a sharp left onto Beehive Lane. Drive about a half-mile. The pavement will end, but keep driving. You'll see the tree house ahead and to the right. Remember that when you visit, you will be trespassing, and that the treehouse is not a funhouse. There are no safety precautions. You visit at your own risk.
Temporarily closed by the state.
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No Longer Will Trespassing Be Tolerated.

Minister's Tree House

Although we knew the Treehouse had been closed by the fire marshall, we wanted to see if we could sneak a peek. That's about all you can see past the gate. Good luck to Horace in his fight to get it back open. Loved his No Trespassing sign.

[M Spafford, 10/17/2018]

For years visitors would ignore the closed gate and tromp through the Treehouse anyway. That didn't help poor Horace, who just wants to fix the place up to code so that he can reopen it to the public.

Minister's Tree House.

The Minister's Tree House

This is the most amazing place I have ever been. I talked to several people at the "outlet center" just down the road, and they all said the same thing: "No one cares." No one cares, no one will report you going in, no one cares if you take pictures, and everyone is trying to save it. It is still trespassing to go in, of course, but the liability is yours, and yours alone.

The structure is very sound, and there is an amazing swing that hangs all the way from the top. There is a room full of huge wood carved statues, which are simply incredible.

[Lore, 06/21/2014]

Officially this is still a closed attraction on private property, and there are posted "No Trespassing" signs.

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