Ready to be at one with the wild, but not quite prepared to give up your creature comforts? Take your travel one step closer to the wild by staying in a treehouse resort! These suites offer unparalleled views of the stunning forestry and wildlife across the U.S. Enjoy these breathtaking natural wonders from the comforts of your own suite.
Prices for accommodations of this kind can range anywhere from the low hundreds to well into the thousands — but each resort is truly as stunning as the next. Go out on a limb and try staying in one of these 8 treetop favorites!
1. Treetop Hideaway Cabin (North Fork, Missouri)
Enjoy a remote riverside getaway in a private suite nestled in River of Light Farm’s 350-acre expanse. The Treehouse comes with a private viewing deck overlooking the North Fork River, where visitors will see anything from river otters, beavers, and kingfishers to multiple bald eagle nesting sites. The Treehouse Cabin was designed and built by local artisans: It boasts stained glass windows, cedar cabinets, a full kitchen, and a native stone fireplace, among other gorgeous handmade amenities.
Enjoy a secluded stay 25 feet above ground – a kitchen, microwave oven, and air conditioning are there for your needs. Adjacent to the farm you’ll find the Mark Twain National Forest. Head over for some hiking, fishing, and sightseeing trips — if you can convince yourself to leave the cabin, that is. A stay in the Treetop Cabin costs as low as $229 a night for two guests.
2. Out‘n’About Treehouse Treesort (Takilma, Oregon)
Channel your inner Swiss Family Robinson! This Treehouse Resort (or “Treesort”) is among the cheaper of its kind, with room rates as low as $120 per night. The Out’n’About resort rests on 36 private wooded acres neighboring Siskiyou National Forest. This resort offers a new way to experience the solitude of nature — but also has fun for everyone. The Treesort is a great family spot for the many ziplines, swings, and other activities available on its grounds. Each treehouse is as distinct as the next, all equipped with bathrooms, kitchenettes, and sleeping areas at various levels above ground.
Interestingly, several of the treehouses are only accessible via swinging bridges and an extensive zip line network. Visit the Treesort website for details.
3. Winvian (Litchfield Hills, Connecticut)
Hang out in this cozy hideaway nestled 35 feet above ground among the beautiful New England foliage. The first floor of this two-floor suite consists of a bedroom with a king-sized bed, a gas fireplace, a steam shower, and a jacuzzi. If that wasn’t enough for you, the upper floor has a wood-burning fireplace, a queen-sized sleeper sofa, and a full bar — not to mention sweeping, panoramic views of Connecticut’s exquisite forestry.
The Winvian, designed by numerous respected architects and designers, also offers a number of cottages for visitors. An all-inclusive stay in the treehouse suite costs $1,475 per night (a paltry $975 if you opt for á la carte.)
4. Cedar Creek Treehouse (Ashford, Washington)
If you’re in the Pacific Northwest, try a stay at Cedar Creek, situated along the border of scenic Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Should you opt for a stay in the Treehouse, you’ll be comfortably accommodated 50 feet above ground in a suite furnished with a sleeping loft, kitchen, and glass-enclosed observation room for your viewing pleasure (hammock included!)
If 50 feet isn’t high enough for you, head over to the nearby observatory, situated 100 feet up a nearby fir tree. This observation deck offers breathtaking views of Mount Rainier. A stay at the Cedar Creek Treehouse comes at a steal compared to other treehouse escapes, with rates at just $300 a night.
5. Post Ranch Inn (Big Sur, California)
Located atop the sprawling cliffs of Big Sur, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Post Ranch Inn offers a number of bold, inspired rooms — all boasting brilliant natural views for its guests. The Inn’s tree houses allow visitors to experience this dramatic beauty from an entirely new perspective.
The Treehouse suites are free-standing, resting on stilts 9 feet above the forest floor. Each Treehouse features a king-sized bed in a sleeping area, a window seat, desk, fireplace, and skylight — not to mention amenities such as a wood-burning fireplace, private deck, and an indoor spa tub. Of course, these luxuries come at a price. Treehouse rates at the Post Ranch Inn tend to hover around $1,150 per night, depending on season and suite size.
6. The Aviary at the Wheatleigh (Lenox, Massachusetts)
Founded in 1893, the Wheatleigh Hotel is designed to resemble a 16th-century Florentine palazzo, according to its website. Artisans were commissioned to create the hotel’s lavish interior and exterior carvings. The Wheatleigh Estate sits upon 380 acres of former farmland.
The Aviary at the Wheatleigh is an aviary-turned-hotel suite, covering two stories and a private covered terrace. Downstairs, windows line the grandiose living room — equipped with an entertainment center — and a spiral staircase leads up to a bedroom floating amongst the trees. Better start saving up now because the daily rate for a stay at the Aviary is $2,100.
7. The Grand Treehouse Resort (Eureka Springs, Arkansas)
The Grand Treehouse Resort is situated smack in the middle of a large, secluded forest near to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The resort offers various types of treehouse suites to suit any traveler’s needs. Book your own to enjoy a wet bar, hardwood floors, a private jacuzzi, stained glass windows, and gas fireplaces, among other amenities.
The beautiful treehouses at the Grand Treehouse Resort come at an absolute steal, with rates ranging from $149-$165 per night. Check the website for more details!
8. A Teton Treehouse (Jackson Hole, Wyoming)
This family-owned bed and breakfast is home to six guest rooms with gorgeous hillside views, private bathrooms and sleeping areas, antique furnishings, and other amenities you can only find at a resort with heart. (Chocolates, anyone?) The hotel has various multi-leveled decks, including one large communal deck with a fire pit — not to mention sweeping views of the surrounding forestry, along with the dipping canyons and craggy peaks of the Teton mountain range.
A Teton Treehouse rooms are available for as low as $250 per night.