A Childhood Fantasy – Dream Tree House Became A Reality In Wyoming [VIDEO]
One thing is for sure, that adults should never discourage a child to not dream. It's always exciting when a childhood dream finally comes to fruition.
This is what happened to Robert Reamer. Reamer decided to become an architect and by the time he was 29, he had built a huge, indoor 'tree house' on the third floor of Yellowstone's 'Old Faithful' Inn.
He appropriately called it 'The Crows Nest.'
Unfortunately, sometime after 1959, there was a 7.4 earthquake that struck the area and damaged the Crow's Nest, making it unsafe for people to go up in it.
In an effort to preserve the nest, an extra added support beam was installed in the roof area, 75-feet above the lobby.
Right around 2005, when they began to remodel the Crow's Nest, an aircraft wire was strung in place of the beam to help solidify the structure.
If you were to visit the Crow's Nest, you might notice that the wood beams and interior roof are all original. The only time thet change them out is if the logs experience rot. Originally, the interior logs had their original bark on them, but were taken off later on.
Back in the day, there was a band that would play on the upper levels of the nest. Imagine having to pack all of that band equipment up those stairs!
Also, you would have had to of been very wealthy to stay at the inn, as it was a pretty expensive experience.
As nice as this part of the inn is, there is a creepy side to the Crow's Nest as well.
Rumor has it that a newlywed couple stayed there on the night of their wedding in Room 127. When the workers entered the room, they found a decapitated bride in the bathtub.
To this day, her head, nor her husband were ever found. Some say that they have seen a headless bride roaming the inn and haunting the place.
It's nice when a childhood dream becomes a reality as was the case of a young Robert Reamer in building the Crow's Nest at Yellowstone's 'Old Faithful' Inn.
Take a tour up the staircase below.