As adults operating in a world with gloomy headlines and hefty bills, maintaining a sense of childlike wonder can be a challenge. That’s why we love these Airbnb treehouses, which encourage imaginative play and relaxation as you literally rise above the stressors of everyday life.
But you don’t have to sacrifice creature comforts — we chose these Airbnb treehouses for having grown-up perks like Jacuzzi tubs, cinematic views, feather beds and climate control, along with best-in-class interior aesthetics, like a bathroom sink carved from a tree trunk. Most are close to major US cities like LA, Chicago and NYC, to make climbing in and out a breeze.
If none of the treehouses on this list suit your fancy, then search the site for yourself — it has over 2,600 sky-high retreats up for rent, each with a unique point of view.
Airbnb treehouses in the East
The Canopy Treehouse, a carbon-free retreat
Those looking for a luxe treehouse escape should check in here. Not only do you have a private deck leading to a trout pond, you’ll have a hot tub nestled in a grove of trees all to yourself.
- Electric heater and fan included for creature comforts.
- Location: Sanford, Maine
- Cost: $395+ nightly
Treehouse style wall tent
If going camping is your idea of a good time, you’ll love this Airbnb treehouse, built on 45 acres of waterfalls, trails and pretty ponds, and surrounded by miles and miles of national forest land. Keep in mind that you’ll need to bring your own sleeping bags, blankets and sheets, as well as cookware.
- It’s truly off the grid — there’s no Wi-Fi or running water, other than a creek.
- Location: Chatham, New Hampshire
- Cost: $55+
An Adirondack tree house retreat
Escape to simple pleasures and serenity in this rustic and charming tree tucked into the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains — a short drive away from hiking trails and lakes in upstate New York. Relax on the front porch with a cup of coffee, and listen to the rhythm of trees.
- Electric heater and fan included for creature comforts.
- Location: Middle Grove, New York
- Cost: $260+ nightly
Designed and built by two friends as a passion project, this geometric structure features a floor-to-ceiling cinematic view of a peaceful, private pond. The king-size bed is lofted, and accessible via a ladder — like an upper bunk bed for grown ups.
- Swim in the pond … or the wood-burning Swedish hot tub.
- Location: Willow, New York
- Cost: $360+ nightly
Airbnb treehouses in the West
Treehouse guest house with farm stay
Fall asleep in the midst of an avocado and orange orchard, surrounded by goats, chickens and other animals on this working farm. Time stills, roosters crow and fresh eggs are yours to collect for breakfast if you’d like. Pay an extra $140 to learn how to cook a packer-cut of brisket on an outdoor BBQ then take home the leftovers — enough to feed 15 to 20 people.
- It’s only an hour drive from Los Angeles.
- Location: Filmore, California
- Cost: $214+ nightly
Hilltop treehouse retreat
Take a 40-minute ferry ride to an island off the coast of Washington state. Built by a local designer upon two Douglas Fir trees and connected to land via a hanging bridge, this tree house was designed to rock gently in the wind, rolling off the Pacific.
- Surrounded by the Upright Head Preserve — 26 acres of trails and stunning ocean views.
- Location: Lopez Island, Washington
- Cost: $249+ nightly
Peacock Perch @ Out ‘n About Treehouse Treesort
No gimmicks here — this rental is actually supported by the trees, which means you’ll sway to the rhythm of the wind. It’s near Redwood National Forest and the Oregon Caves National Monument, so you can wake up, drink coffee brewed over the open fire and spend the day taking in natural wonders.
- Take a dip in the freshwater swimming pool during warmer months.
- Location: Cave Junction, Oregon
- Cost: $121+
The Klickitat Treehouse
You don’t need to sacrifice creature comforts in the The Klickitat Treehouse, which comes fully stocked with everything from free-trade coffee to heating and AC. You’ll get breathtaking views of Mount Adams, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows and can chop your own wood to burn in the private fire pit — even the hatchet is provided.
- Inspired by the simplicity and functionality of Scandinavian architecture.
- Location: White Salmon, Washington
- Cost: $374+
Airbnb treehouses in the Midwest
The ReTreet House
The magic of Minnesota’s north shore is yours to enjoy in the ReTreet House, surrounded by majestic white cedars. And you don’t need to worry about shivering yourself to sleep. This treehouse is well-insulated and fully heated, which means you can wake up to the stillness of a fresh snow.
- Comes with a pass to a nearby fitness center, where you can shower and sit in the sauna.
- Location: Two Harbors, Minnesota
Mountain Eight — Serenity Treehouse
Stage your long-awaited escape from beeping phones, pinging computers and the endless distractions of modern life. This totally cozy treehouse doesn’t have Wi-Fi or TV, which means you should come with a stack of books, a journal and the company of your mind.
- Located on the grounds of the Mountain Eight Wellness Center, which offers massage, bodywork and meditation.
- Location: Lamar, Arkansas
Enchanted garden treehouse
This magical cedar treehouse stands fifteen feet above a Koi pond. Unwind in the hot tub or hammocks and slip into sweet dreams on a feather bed at night.
- Less than an hour away from downtown Chicago — and it has AC!
- Location: Schaumberg, Illinois
- Cost: $264+ nightly
Treehouse lofty lodge
Overlooking a 500-acre park, this luxury treehouse has two fireplaces, seven rooms and even a Jacuzzi. The bathroom sink is made from a tree stump, and the interior is decked out in pristine woodwork. Did we mention the chandeliers?
- It’s the only legal tree house in the Minneapolis area for overnight stays.
- Location: Cottage Grove, Minnesota
- Cost: $295+ nightly
Airbnb treehouses in the South
Cedar Treehouse on Cross Lake
This treehouse is located on the tip of a peninsula, which means you’ll be surrounded by the blue waves of Cross Lake. And it even comes with heating, air conditioning and a TV — at a budget rate. It’s a quick three-hour drive directly east of Dallas, Texas.
- Two kayaks are available for you to use, along with life jackets.
- Location:Shreveport, Los Angeles
- Cost: $114+ nightly
Wake up in a glass treehouse
Art lovers and purveyors of vintage goods will fall in love with this hand-built tree house, stocked with antiques and eclectic music. Wake up to stunning sunsets streaming in through the floor-to-ceiling windows, and hike through the woods to waterfalls and swimming holes.
- It has three bedrooms, with sleeping space for five temporary tree dwellers.
- Location: Hayden, Alabama
- Cost: $225+ nightly
Treehouse in Crane Hill
About an hour outside of Birmingham (a trending destination in its own right), the different sections of this fabulous treehouse are connected via suspended bridges. There’s a swinging outdoor bed, Insta-worthy decor, a telescope and a bluetooth record player for old-school tunes.
- There’s a paddleboard available for you to cruise nearby Smith Lake.
- Location: Crane Hill, Alabama
- Cost: $350+ nightly
Are Airbnbs safe during COVID-19?
Airbnbs are generally safe to stay in during the coronavirus pandemic, as long as you’re following CDC guidelines. Also be sure to research local travel restrictions before booking your rental. For extra precaution, look for Airbnbs that offer self check-in, so you can avoid physical interaction with the host.
In response to COVID-19, Airbnb has provided hosts with a cleaning protocol — developed alongside medical hygiene and hospitality experts — that includes step-by-step directions for sanitizing their property. Hosts can take a quiz confirming their understanding of this protocol. If they pass, their listing will get an Enhanced Clean indicator, offering further peace of mind that the property has undergone rigorous cleaning prior to your arrival.
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