The 18 Coolest Treehouses on Airbnb You Can Book Right Now

Who says treehouses are just for kids?

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Regular houses are cool and all—but in a competition, treehouses will always come out on top. Especially these Airbnb properties, which combine rustic elements with touches of luxury, like giant soaking tubs, swinging beds, and a bamboo forest surrounded by a pack of roaming llamas. (Yes, friendly llamas fall into the luxury category.) Read on to discover 18 lofty homes where you can live out your childhood dream of sleeping not under the stars, but among them.

Carbon-free tiny home in the sky
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4 guests/$425 per night


Don’t let its size fool you: This peaceful treehouse, accessed by a spiral staircase, has a full kitchen, two queen beds, a wood stove, a large deck with a grill, a private pond stocked with trout, and a hot tub. It’s open and airy, and has plenty of room for two couples. There are an endless amount of amazing details, like reclaimed pine floors that are over 100 years old, phone-charging lamps, a projector movie screen, and more. Venture outside to canoe around the pond, go fishing for dinner on the dock, soak in the hot tub, or just sit on the deck with a cup of coffee/glass of wine in hand. 


What guests say: “Such a beautiful hidden gem of a spot! The treehouse is absolutely beautiful, down to every little detail! The campfire, hot tub, and canoeing adventures on the pond made it even more special. Great weekend getaway to relax and recharge solo, as a couple, or with friends. We will be back for sure!”

Panoramic lookout above the treeline

2 guests, $200 per night

 

Built back in the 1950s, this elevated perch—dubbed the "Crystal Peak Lookout"—was originally located at the top of a mountain in Washington, but moved to its current location in the '80s. Surrounded by 13 wooded acres, it's since been remodeled with everything you'd need for a comfortable night for two in the wilderness, including a wood-burning stove that keeps it suitably warm all year. If you need a break from the panoramic vista or feel like relaxing after a long hike, just hop down to the wood-fired sauna, which sits on the ground level.

 

What guests say: "We loved our stay! I’d call it rustic light—you’re a bit off the grid so to speak, and have slightly more amenities than backpacking but slightly less than campgrounds. Definitely exceeded our expectations and loved all the little touches like the fire starter that was left for us. Bed was really comfy, and the comforter plenty warm! Sauna was fantastic, truly a highlight for us."

Florida hideout with private tiki bar
Airbnb

2 guests, $170 per night

 

Nestled between two giant oak trees just steps from a small lake outside Orlando, this 15-foot-high haunt has plenty of unique attributes—starting with its interior living quarters, which are housed inside an 18-foot yurt. Beyond that it features an elevator shaped like a tree trunk, an elevated lookout patio, a hot tub fashioned from an old jet engine, and a private tiki hut down on the ground level. Plus, your stay includes access to a golf cart to cruise around the five-acre property and nearby trails—should you ever feel compelled to actually leave the hot tub, that is.

 

What guests say: "110% worth the hype. There is so much to check out at Danville and it is a lovely atmosphere. My husband and I also loved watching the horses, mules, goats and funny chickens. AC works great. Also loved the outdoor amenities and fireplace and fire pit."

Sprawling cabin on stilts
Airbnb
Smithville, Tennessee

14 guests, $255 per night

 

If you're in the mood to test out treehouse life with a bunch of friends, you can't go wrong with this expansive cabin in the sky. With enough room to accommodate up to 14 guests, this is more of a tree mansion, featuring killer views, vaulted ceilings, and amenities at every turn. Sip your morning coffee or afternoon cocktail on one of its five balconies, throw together a big meal in the kitchen, plop down in front of the flatscreen, and take it easy after dark around the ceramic fire pit. If you do feel like venturing out, though, you're steps from a lake and countless nearby trails. 

 

What guests say: "We absolutely loved our stay at the Treehouse! The home and surroundings are even more beautiful in person than in the pictures. The scenery is stunning, with the view of the lake, forest, and matures trees. The inside of the home is spotless, with lovely decor. The beds were comfortable, and we appreciated the many items that were left for guests—shampoo, body wash, detergent, soap, sanitizer, Keurig cups, etc. We had an amazing time relaxing on the outside decks and gathering around the fire pit."

Vermont hideaway surrounded by wildlife
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4 guests, $239 per night

 

Live out your Vermont fantasies in this rustic four-person lodge nestled in white pines along the edge of a small pond. It's surrounded by 40 acres of forest and wetlands teeming with wildlife. In the warmer months, take out the canoe and hike around the water's edge before settling in for a nice BBQ dinner on the deck. During the winter, spend the day at nearby Jay Peak (it's just a 20 minute drive) and wind down with an aprés ski soak in the cedar hot tub. 

 

What guests say: "We absolutely loved our stay at Marilou and Andrew's magical treehouse! Their hospitality was so welcoming and easy. The treehouse and amenities were immaculate. We enjoyed the quiet seclusion, the peaceful pond and canoe, board games by the fire and the cozy hot tub under the stars. The delicious waffles for breakfast on the patio amongst the trees was a charming touch. We would love to visit again soon and highly recommend a stay at this enchanting getaway."

Tranquil and secluded pond-side retreat
Airbnb

2 guests, $350 per night

 

Just 15 minutes outside Woodstock, New York, this cozy retreat sits on 34 acres of private property, and is the perfect place to get up close and personal with nature any time of year. Inside, you'll find a lofted bed perched above the open living room and kitchen, all of which look out over a massive wall-to-wall window facing the modest pond out front. Whether you're in the mood for a hike, feel like flexing your culinary muscles, or just want to get lost in a book beside the wood stove, this is one hell of spot to unplug.

 

What guests say: "This is a special place for time away from the world. I loved feeling like I could come to the cabin and walk in like it was my own—and truly feel like we were alone for days. But while we were alone, the attention to detail from the owners such as the firewood stocked inside and out let us know we were still well taken care of. Book if you have the opportunity!"

Hidden retreat next to a babbling brook
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2 guests/$158 per night


From the owner’s description, the stream that flows just feet from this tranquil treehouse is the star of the show. And while we love a good lulling-by-water, the stream faces some tough competition in the show-stopper department, thanks to the woodsy surroundings, cozy furnishings, snug sleeping nest, deck with twinkle lights, outdoor soaking tub, campfire ring, swing, and hammock. Add to that the cabin’s proximity to hiking, kayaking (ask to borrow the owner’s), and the small chance that you might see moose, and you have yourself a perfect little woodsy escape.


What guests say: “The Treehouse was exactly as pictured but better. Listening to the water of the nearby stream was so soothing and relaxing. We especially loved the lights, the sweet and eclectic decor, and the attention to sustainability in the design, construction, and operations. I would highly recommend this location to anyone and everyone in need of a secluded getaway.”

Rustic treehouse in the mountains
Airbnb
Goldendale, Washington

3 guests/$130 per night


Goldendale, Washington, is a small town known for its amazing observatory that has one of the nation’s largest telescopes. If you stay at this treehouse, you should definitely make a day trip to Goldendale Observatory State Park—when you return to your home perched 18 feet in the sky, you’ll appreciate your “private” view of the Milky Way that much more. Of all of the treehouses on this list, this one is probably closest to what you dreamed of as a kid (before you knew that treehouses with enormous soaking tubs and fireplaces were even a thing). You’ll do most of your stargazing on the deck and most of your sleeping up a flight of stairs (and up a ladder if you want to stay in the second-floor bedroom). Keep an eye out for wildlife—not only will you likely spot deer, elk, and turkey, but there’s a chance you may cross paths with bears and cougars.


What guests say: “The treehouse was amazing! Extremely well kept and clean. The views were amazing and provided my husband and me with a relaxing escape from the city. That night sky was gorgeous, and we saw multiple shooting stars through the Milky Way. I would definitely go back.”

Eclectic sanctuary in the heart of Tennessee
Airbnb
Bloomington Springs, Tennessee

2 guests, $239 per night

 

This secluded pastoral space, "Sulfur Ridge," is just minutes from several Tennessee state parks, and makes for an exceptional romantic retreat with stellar view of its surroundings. Touted as the state's "first luxury treehouse," its design is best described as historically hodgepodge, featuring a front door that's nearly 200 years old, armchairs upholstered with antique quilts, stained glass windows from the 19th Century, a cast iron clawfoot tub big enough for two, and even an old-school jukebox. Step outside and you have your choice of sitting around the fire pit, lounging in the hot tub, or grilling by the BBQ.

 

What guests say: "Sulfur Ridge was a luxurious oasis! The owners have gone to great lengths to provide everything you need (and more) to make your stay as special as can be. The landscaping is beautiful with luscious plants and small vignettes of fun and quirky items. Nothing prepares you for the treehouse itself—once you open the beautiful door you enter another world of old Hollywood richness. Even the grout in the bathroom is a sparkly gold."

Giant pinecone suspended in the sky
Airbnb

2 guests/$473 per night


Nestled among towering redwoods, this geometric pinecone-shaped structure is truly a work of art. Suspended by wires, it sits 35 feet above the ground on the uphill side and 60 feet above the ground on the downhill side. The floor is made of clear panels, and the walls are almost entirely windows, which means you’ll have spectacular views wherever you look. It can only be accessed through a trapdoor that requires you to climb a steep ladder (with a harness and ascension safety system), so if you have a fear of heights, you might want to skip this one. However, if you’ve always wanted to see what it feels like to sleep in a bird’s nest, this is definitely for you. 


What guests say: “Speechless! You’ll never have another Airbnb experience like this one. I was a little surprised by the movement of the Pinecone at first, but after some time, you feel like you’re being gently cradled by nature. Like living in natural wonder, it was quite like a fairy tale experience!”

Tree-covered lookout with epic sea views
Airbnb

2 guests/$180 per night


This one-room “lookout” is tucked away in a forest overlooking the Salish Sea, a view that can be appreciated during all daylight hours through a wall of windows that leads out to a deck. The space is small, but every detail is thoughtful and purposeful—you’ll hang your coat on a branched tree from the property and rest your coffee cup on a live edge table made by one of the owners. You’ll be entirely alone, aside from the songbirds, owls, and deer who live in the surrounding woods. You will also have access to a hot tub, but you’ll have to share that with other humans.


What guests say: “The Lookout is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I've ever stayed. It truly felt like a personal retreat. From the moment you arrive, you are blanketed in the trees. I couldn't get over how quiet it was and how lovely it was to just sit and hear the birds around you. In the space and bathroom, there are so many small, thoughtful touches to make it feel like home and create such a fully immersive, relaxing atmosphere.”

Fairy-tale retreat for couples
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2 guests/$350 per night


This treehouse sits on 40 acres of secluded property just outside of Alabama’s Bankhead National Forest, with nature trails, waterfalls, and a lake with a paddle boat ready for adventurers. After you return from an afternoon of exploring, you won’t want to leave—the little home 30 feet in the air has everything you need, including wraparound porches, a fire pit with cozy seating, a separate observation deck for grilling and chilling, a soaking tub (big enough for two), outdoor showers (also for two), a swinging bed for naps and reading, and a telescope for stargazing.


What guests say: “Our trip was everything we imagined and so much more. The treehouse is incredible, down to every little detail. The weather was on the colder side when we were there, but we still were able to enjoy the property. The outdoor shower was beautiful and refreshing. I loved curling up in the hammock swing with a glass of wine. We enjoyed the record player and playing many of the games in the treehouse. It was a perfect space away to unwind and relax.”

Elevated cabin with a giant tree growing through the floor
Airbnb

2 guests/$178 per night


An old-growth cedar grows through both floors of this treehouse, which is set on 14 acres covered with Douglas firs, hemlocks, and rhododendrons, some of which are several hundred years old, and all of which can be accessed via backwood paths. This house makes good use of the land—you’ll sleep in a loft, enjoy coffee and cocktails on the deck, use the toilet situated right next to that intruding tree, and shower in a shared cedar shower house. Outside the four walls, you can grill out and eat dinner on a patio with an outdoor kitchen overlooking a meadow (where you can play lawn greens), make s’mores at the fire pit a short walk from the house, and commune with the birds and frogs in the nearby pond. And though it’s very much a treehouse, the electric fireplace and Alexa add pleasant touches of modernity.


What guests say: “Such a serene stay on a beautiful layout of 14 acres! The treehouse is absolutely stunning, and the interior is the epitome of cozy, functional art. There are thoughtful amenities, a delightfully toasty electric fireplace, and music ready to play with a simple "Alexa, play [Neil Young's Harvest Moon]." My stay was a blissful immersion in nature: roosters faintly crowing in the distance, birds chirping, leaves rustling, and bright constellations to gaze at every night from one of the many benches, Adirondack chairs and hammocks decoratively placed around the property. Be sure to peep their greenhouse and new plantings on your strolls through the many trails on the property. It's a gardener's paradise!”

Stylish and romantic treehouse with hot tub
Airbnb

2 guests/$368 per night


From the outside, this treehouse with a swinging wooden bridge and spiral staircase with rope handrails looks very much like, well, a treehouse. But inside, it’s more like a luxurious hotel, with white shiplap walls and floors, crisp linens, a small kitchen, and an LED fireplace. It also has an outdoor shower on the deck overlooking the native laurel trees, as well as a hot tub below.


What guests say: “The treehouse is immaculately clean and the perfect place to “escape” and recharge. We loved taking showers outside and also enjoyed sitting in the covered hot tub area one night while it rained. I still can’t get over the fact that even though you’re on someone’s property, by the time you walk down the “fairy tale” like path and arrive at the treehouse, you feel like you’re deep in the forest in the middle of nowhere.”

A-frame treehouse surrounded by bamboo and alpacas
Airbnb

2 guests/$403 per night


A treehouse situated 15 feet above the floor of a dense bamboo forest is pretty amazing on its own. Throw in a herd of free-roaming rescued llamas and alpacas who tend to the forest, and...well, there’s really nothing else that needs to be said. The crew is made up of five “sassy” Bolivian Suri alpacas (like small llamas with dreadlocks) and five “gentle” llamas that you can pet and feed, as well as chickens, bunnies, and dogs. Aside from furry friends, you can also expect reclaimed architectural antiques, skylights, French doors that open to a wraparound catwalk, and a swinging rope bed.


What guests say: “Best Airbnb out there. Everything was immaculate and exactly as expected. The llamas and alpacas were so friendly, and we really enjoyed their company down at the Bali bed in the morning, despite us running out of carrots. The bed, sheets, toilet, and full bathroom were all clean and comfortable, not a single complaint.”

Mini-Hogwarts in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Airbnb

4 guests/$364 per night


Whether you arrive by broomstick, portkey, hippogriff, or just a good old-fashioned car, this Harry Potter-themed treehouse in the mountains will whisk you away to a land of magic and endless views. Set on eight acres of forested land, “Wizards Hollow” is one of several treehouses on the property, but it’s the only one that will enchant you with Harry Potter decor, a secret doorway, and even a sorting hat if you need to figure out which house you’re meant to belong to. There’s also a spacious deck with rocking chairs (perfect for practicing spells) and a fire pit for sitting around in the evening—or traveling by the Floo Network.


What guests say: “This is such an adorable house—feels like a castle. We wish we had stayed more than one night! These treehouses feel secluded and have great views. Yet you are close enough to do anything you might want to do in Asheville.”

Quiet refuge near Glacier National Park
Airbnb

4 guests, $399 per night

 

Surrounded by giant Douglas Fir trees, this luxe double-decker abode —which can comfortably house four people—sits just 30 minutes from the glorious Glacier National Park, providing a unique home base for you and your crew to set off from and return to after a long day of hiking and exploring. After ascending a huge spiral staircase, you'll access 500 square feet of living space, complete with a master suite, full kitchen, and two separate decks, in addition to a charming fire pit setup down below.   
 

What guests say: "Everything about the Meadowlark is incredible. Pictures don't do it justice and its almost hard to believe its a real place. Being able to lay in bed and reach out and feel a live tree sway in the wind is an amazing feeling that is difficult to describe. The layout is perfect and made for beautiful elopement pictures. This place is a grown up version of your dream treehouse as a kid."

Luxe modern lodge with ocean views
Airbnb

6 guests, $639 per night

 

If West Coast vibes are what you're after, this secluded 3-bedroom cabin next to the Nicene Marks Redwood Forest State Park outside Santa Cruz should be on your radar. The two-story spread, which comes decked out in mid-century modern furniture and a full modern kitchen, enjoys sweeping views of both the ocean and forest, which you can take in through the floor-to-ceiling windows or while lounging in a hammock on one of its two patios. Apologies in advance for the deep depression that'll wash over you when you have to leave.

 

What guests say: "We absolutely loved staying at the treehouse! The home was beautiful and such a unique experience. It was super clean and comfortable. The views were gorgeous. And it’s located right near a great beach and hiking. Highly recommend! The host was really friendly and answered all of our questions."

Daisy Barringer is a Thrillist contributor.