Whether you've built your own as a kid or escaped to breezy retreats as an adult, one thing's for sure: Treehouses never go out of style. But have you ever been in a stump house? It's a house built in the hollowed-out branch of a ginormous tree. If you haven't, there's a cool Washington hike that'll take you to one.\nCalled the "Stump House," this hidden gem is located in Kitsap Peninsula, Seabeck's 184-acre Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve. It's an easy 2.5-mile roundtrip hike that doesn't require an entry fee and is accessible year-round.\nThe Hobbit house is set up inside a 200-year-old western Cedar stump, complete with a split-shingle roof, windows, and a door! Although no one knows who built it, according to urban legend, an escaped convict called “Dirty Thompson” called it home sometime in the 1800s.\nOnce a private estate, getting to this spot is an adventure in itself. There are several trails that'll take you on different quests. You can find the map here.\nYou'll even find yourself strolling on dirt paths and boardwalks through a mossy forest of big-leaf maples. Follow signs for "Margaret Trail" to get to the stump.\nView this post on Instagram Can anybody name the trail where you will find this mystical little tree house?⠀ .⠀ . . . . . . . . . Get all the details including directions, reviews, and photos of the hike by searching for the Guillemot Cove Trail in our app! A post shared by AllTrails (@alltrails) on Feb 17, 2019 at 11:33am PST\nOnce on it, you can explore a beach with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and Hood Canal.\nWhile summer brings with it a sea of wildflowers, rain can flood up the spot, making access to the beach difficult. Dogs are not allowed here, and there are no restrooms, so plan accordingly.\nContinue past an abandoned barn (yet another adventure), and when you see the charming Stump House, you'll want to move in ASAP.\nThe house is empty, save for a wooden bench, and its interiors are as rustic as it gets, making you imagine that happy animals live inside.\nTravelers young and old leave behind curious objects at this spot too, adding to the allure of the place. Be sure to take some memories back though.\nThe Evergreen State is filled with unexpected finds, like this trippy school bus near Palouse Falls, whose origins no one knows about. The only requirement to find these? To go outside.\nView this post on Instagram Friends that climb trees together stay together 🙊🙉🙉 #washingtonexplored #pnw #hikepnw A post shared by @ brekkemo on Apr 18, 2016 at 9:41am PDT\nGuillemot Cove Stump House\nDifficulty: Easy\nLength: Approximately 2.5-miles roundtrip\nAddress: 19235 NW Stavis Bay Rd, Seabeck, WA\nWhy you should go: This easy hike will take you to a charming Hobbit house in the woods\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.