Who said treehouses were only for kids? Nesting in the treetops, surrounded by nature, can be an enchanting weekend escape for travelers of any age. But these aren't the rustic backyard clubhouses of your childhood. No, these rentals offer stunning architecture, creature comforts, and spectacular settings. Ranging from lofty accommodations near (or in!) cities to treetop dwellings on remote ranches, here are some of the best treehouses you can rent on Airbnb.
Bridge to Heaven in Portland, Oregon
A mere 15-minute drive from downtown Portland, this sky-high home lets up to two city dwellers temporarily trade the concrete jungle for the lush landscape of Marshall Park, just a mile from the Tryon Creek State Park trailhead. Sheathed in golden-brown wood, the treehouse blends in with the surrounding cedar, fir, and maple trees, which are best admired from the deck outside the cozy sitting room. When it's time to sleep, you can either climb the spiral staircase to the queen-size bed in the treetops or head downstairs to a well-appointed one-bedroom guest suite, complete with a bathroom, mini fridge, microwave, and Nespresso machine. From $225 per night at Airbnb .
Sky Spa in Cassville, Missouri
Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Roaring River State Park in Missouri for nature walks and fly fishing, but you won't be roughing it when you rest your hiking boots at this suite in the trees, located on a 10-acre woodland just two minutes from the park. The tiny treehouse for two boasts two single beds as well as a queen-size sofa bed and a kitchenette where you can fuel up before you head out on the trail. At day’s end, take the footbridge to the connected bathhouse where you can soak your cares away in the heated whirlpool tub as you look out on the hillside views. From $153 per night at Airbnb .
Bespoke Bed-and-Breakfast in Hermann, Missouri
Big enough for four guests, this cottage in the trees pairs the homey touches of a bed-and-breakfast with the excitement of living among the leaves. Steps lead up to the first level, which includes a comfortable sitting room with wood floors and a plush banquette, a bathroom with a shower, and a dining area with a mini fridge, Keurig, and microwave. The sleeping loft with a queen-size bed is a short climb up a ladder. While the views from the deck are stunning at any time of day, they're particularly spectacular at sunset, when the rays bathe the treehouse in a warm glow. From $237 per night at Airbnb.
Ranch Life in Baird, Texas
Perched on an 800-acre ranch in north Texas, this treehouse affords ample room for up to two guests. While there are destination restaurants within 30 miles, you may find it more tempting to stick close to home and grill up a few juicy steaks in the screened-in kitchen. Cap off the evening with a glass of your favorite beverage by the fire pit, or sitting in the "roost"—a little nook overlooking the property, or even swinging in a hammock under the shade of an old oak tree. The lounging possibilities are endless! From $250 per night at Airbnb .
Mountain Marvel in Middle Grove, New York
Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks, this enchanting abode appeals to travelers seeking solitude as well as those on the hunt for adventure. Up to three guests can enjoy this quiet refuge that's equipped with an outdoor kitchen (microwave, charcoal grill, and refrigerator) and has a full bathroom just steps away. After an evening by the streamside fire pit, climb the circular staircase to the covered porch and a sleeping area with one double bed and a loft bed. From $260 per night at Airbnb .
Radiant in Red in Lyons, Colorado
If you glimpse a flash of red on a hike near Rocky Mountain National Park, it might not be one of the resident rosy finches but rather this colorful treehouse. Close to trails and fishing holes, this treehouse for two is ideally situated for outdoor enthusiasts yet also within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. Amenities include a pull-down bed, a separate sleeping loft, a bathroom with shower, an efficiency kitchen—and, of course, incredible views. From $250 per night at Airbnb .
City Spirit in Atlanta, Georgia
Featured on “Treehouse Masters” and the “Today" show, this photogenic property in central Atlanta offers an immersive escape. Rope bridges connect three distinct areas: a sitting room with antique furnishings and fossils; a bedroom that sleeps two; and an outdoor deck with a hammock. In all three spaces, you’ll be protected from the Atlanta heat by the “Old Man,” a 165-year-old southern shortleaf pine tree that shelters the property. From $389 per night at Airbnb .
All-Season Allure in Columbia Falls, Montana
Why pitch a tent in Glacier National Park when you and up to three friends can "camp" in this rustic retreat a mere 30 minutes away? Book a stay in spring, summer, or fall for fishing at nearby lakes or hiking up mountain passes, or visit in the winter to hit the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort. If you're not the outdoors type, just hang out at the treehouse. It's surrounded by five wooded acres, so you can soak in the beauty of nature without having to leave your comfy nest. From $441 per night at Airbnb .
Luxurious A-Frame in Columbia Falls, Montana
The dramatic slope of this A-frame treehouse near Glacier National Park belies its generous living space. Set on a private five-acre woodland, the airy treehouse spans two floors and accommodates as many as six guests. On the first floor, a full kitchen with stove, dishwasher, and full-size refrigerator is ripe for culinary adventures, while an open-concept living area with a tree stump coffee table and tree trunk columns encourages conviviality. A bathroom, reading nook, and queen-size bedroom complete the lower floor, while the loft contains a master suite with a king-size bed, soaking tub, and private deck with stunning mountain views. From $499 per night at Airbnb .
Off-Grid Oasis in Germantown, Kentucky
Plug into nature at this renowned off-grid treehouse featured on Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters." Set 30 feet above the forest floor, the treehouse has barn-style doors that open onto a wood-paneled main floor with a kitchenette. A loft, accessed by ship ladder, houses a king-size bed and private deck. From $206 per night at Airbnb .
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