The stand height is usually from the ground to the seat. My most comfortable stand is my tower. This has a countoured seat with a full back which swivels 360. You have to be careful you don't fall asleep, as it is very comfortable for a stand.there's a thought but deer season is closed here as of last weekend so i got time to find them. i contacted ameristep. they say 16' ladder stands but thats to the very top. its more like 14 to the foot plateform.