The “Eternal Tree House” is a 20-foot room carved from the stump of a 2,500-year-old redwood. It sits a bit below ground level, so going into the house feels a bit like entering a Hobbit hole!
In the picture, notice that the stump is surrounded by a ring of redwoods. This formation is sometimes called a “fairy ring.” It occurs when a redwood drops seeds, generating a circle of young sprouts. Eventually the center tree dies, leaving a circle of healthy trees behind.
You’ll also find a small cafe and gift shop at the Eternal Tree House.
Admission is free.
26510 California 254 (Avenue of the Giants)