9 Treehouse Hotels That Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

Feb 28, 2018

As a kid, few things provided the entertainment of a treehouse — and nothing was a quicker way to become the coolest kid on the block. But if you think treehouses are something to be outgrown when you grow up, these hotels will make you think again.

Looking for the ultimate outdoor adventure? Book a stay at the Edisto River Treehouses, a South Carolina property only accessible via canoe. Want something with a few more creature comforts? Post Ranch Inn sets the standard for treehouse luxury in Big Sur. From Connecticut to California, — whatever your budget is — there’s a treehouse hotel that will have you swinging from the trees. (Only literally if you want it to be).

Bring the magic of your childhood back with these nine treehouse hotels in the U.S.

Edisto River Treehouses - St. George, South Carolina

Channel your inner Swiss Family Robinson with these rustic treehouses in South Carolina. Located at the halfway point of a 23-mile trip along the undeveloped Edisto River, the treehouses are completely immersed in the woods and only accessible by canoe — be prepared for “comfortable camping” as treehouses offer propane stove tops and outhouses, but no electricity or running water. Guests are expected to bring sleeping bags and pillowcases, and stays include access to canoes, shuttle service, secure parking and 100 acres of wildlife refuge.

Out ‘n’ About Treehouse Treesort - Cave Junction, Oregon

With zip lines, a Tarzan swing, river rafting and horseback riding, the 36-acre “treesort” next to the Siskiyou National Forest  is much more than a treehouse hotel — it’s an inner child’s (and actual child’s) dream come true. The Out ‘n’ About Treehouse Treesort features 10 treehouses in total, five of which permitted for overnight stays; in true B&B form, all overnights include daily breakfast. International leaders in the treehouse space (yes, there is a treehouse space), the owners often host events, workshops, and conferences.

River’s Edge Treehouse Resort - Robbinsville, North Carolina

The word “treehouse” takes on a new meaning at this resort on the Cheoah River, where guests will often find trees growing right through the large decks affixed to this property’s treehouses. Located outside of Robbinsville on Old US 129, River’s Edge Treehouse Resort offers six lodging options in total, as well as a common area with barbecues, Adirondack chairs, fire pits, picnic tables, lawn games and more.

The Original Treehouse Cottages - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Designed and hand-built by owners Terry and Patsy Miller, the seven treehouses are spread across two locations in Eureka Springs. The three treehouses “in town” are built on a wooded hillside and located just a few minutes from the historic downtown; the four treehouses located in the “hidden forest,” a mile away on 33 acres of tall pine trees, offer complete seclusion. The property also features a two-story ground level cottage, Hillside Haven. All treehouses are artfully crafted and feature Jacuzzi tubs, vaulted ceilings, picture windows, full kitchenettes and decks as well as easy access to outdoor activities and hiking trails in the Ozarks.

The Treehouse at Winvian Farm - Morris, Connecticut

Nestled in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills, this two-story treehouse is a hidden gem 35 feet above the forest floor. The first floor of this hideaway features a king-size bed, steam shower and Jacuzzi (!!!) while the upstairs includes a full bar. Both floors boast gas fireplaces and jaw-dropping views of the New England forest, as well as access to the entire 103-acre Winvian Farm property, including the spa, swimming pool, gardens and farm-to-table restaurant.

Tree Houses at Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur, California

Ocean views, 5-star amenities and an unspoiled natural setting — there are a lot of reasons to love Big Sur’s iconic Post Ranch Inn, but at the top of that list are the treehouse accommodations. Built on stilts 9 feet off the forest floor, the structures feature window seats, wood-burning fireplaces, skylights, and private patios. All Post Ranch Inn reservations include daily breakfast as well as complimentary activities including yoga classes, nature walks, chef’s garden tours, use of Lexus vehicles and Wi-Fi.

Treehouse Cabins - Hot Springs, North Carolina

Take in views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Hot Springs Valley from the hot tub on your cabin’s private deck at this property in the Southern Appalachian mountains. That’s right, each of the four cabins — three that accommodate four people each and one that accommodates two — features a large deck, complete with a private hot tub. Each cabin is surrounded by forest on three sides, ideal for outdoor adventurers hoping to escape from the hustle and bustle for a weekend spent sleeping among the trees.

TreeHouse Point - Issaquah, Washington

Weddings, corporate or family retreats, and one-of-a-kind overnight stays — Treehouse Point does it all. The Washington property is located 30 minutes south of Seattle along the Raging River and features six unique treehouses, a lodge and pool house, and a variety of activities including yoga, tai chi, hypnotherapy and massage. For those looking to tour the structures without staying overnight, TreeHouse Point offers one-hour guided tours by advance reservation only.

Vertical Horizons Treehouse Paradise - Junction, Oregon

Welcome to the Vertical Horizons Treehouse Paradise, an appropriately named treehouse B&B in Southern Oregon. With four unique treehouse structures — the Shiitake, Calypso, Excalifir, and Cottage — built high in the treetops, no two stays are alike; while some treehouses feature full baths and two stories, others are smaller and share communal showers. Accommodation options also range in size and design, and incorporate quirky features such as trees growing through the structures, wraparound porches and stained-glass windows.

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