Guests of this exotic escape will find it easy to appreciate the natural beauty of Hawaii’s Kauai Island. Situated just a 10-minute walk from Moloaa Bay (famous for providing the backdrop to several scenes in Gilligan’s Island), a trip to this treehouse offers endless opportunities for engaging in water sports (among other equipment visitors have access to snorkeling gear, surf boards, kayaks, fishing poles, beach towels, scuba tanks, and boogie boards) and while the small treehouse includes not much more than four walls, a roof and a bed, amenities include a common area with a full kitchen, wireless Internet (although guest are encouraged to unplug), and bathrooms with modern toilets and showers.
Disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and dive deep into the tranquility of TreeHouse Point. The Upper Pond is one of six high-up houses in this unique Washington resort that’s located only 30 minutes outside of Seattle. Owner Pete Nelson has been building treehouses for 20 years and is the star of Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters, so a stay here ensures one of the most authentic treehouse experiences that money can buy.
Just like a secret clubhouse, to enter this arborous abode you’ll first have to scale a makeshift set of wooden plank stairs before crossing the hanging bridge that will lead you through the front door. An outdoor kitchen equipped with a barbeque and shared outhouse restrooms make for camp-like accommodations. While you’re here explore the nearby Arab baths, cave villages, wineries, or Sierra Nevada National Park. When you return to your tree home, unwind easily as you enjoy unrivaled mountain views.
Picturesquely plotted within the woodlands of Arkansas, conveniently located just five minutes from Eureka Springs— a historic Victorian town in the Ozarks— and with seven different beautifully designed treehouses to choose from (the Big Pine is our favorite), The Grand Treehouse Resort is something of a treehouse haven. The one-of-a-kind resort offers wedding, anniversary and birthday packages making it an ideal celebration getaway for nature-lovers of all kinds.
Starting at $149/night; thetreehouse.com
This for-rent treehouse is best enjoyed during the fall when rural New England showcases an awe-inspiring display of fall foliage. It sits at the end of a secluded dirt road and overlooks a 30-acre pond making for a peaceful escape from the hectic hustle of everyday living. Nearby attractions include the Hotchkiss School and the Lime Rock Park racetrack, and those in search of outdoor adventures will find plenty to do with miles of trails at the Audubon Center and opportunities for canoeing on the Housatonic River.
Hidden among Oregon’s lush, wooded forests, this cabin-like treehouse comes equipped with two full-sized beds, a miniature fridge, a half bath and shower facilities in a nearby main guest house. And for when you’re not relaxing amidst the rustic scenery of your elevated abode, the Cave Junction area offers plenty of outdoor activities like horseback riding, zip-lining, rafting and hiking.
Tucked away in the heart of California’s Sequoia forest, two trees grow right through the center of this enchanting forest home. Perfect for the traveler who appreciates the outdoors but would rather not go without modern amenities, this well-designed residence its own kitchen with a small stove and basic cooking tools, a refrigerator and a full bathroom. A little bit of added luxury comes in the form of a ground-level hot tub always heated to an enjoyable 103 degrees.
Described as “clean, comfortable and close to nature,” this forest dwelling is part of the 35-acre Bio Thermales rainforest reserve which features natural hot and cool springs that all guests are welcome to enjoy 24/7. “The tree house is amazing, comfortable, cozy, tidy and very clean. It's been one of the best places we've ever stayed,” exclaimed one Airbnb reviewer.
This treehouse in India features a distinct design, stylish interiors and awe inspiring valley views over the edge of its cliff-side setting. Built around a wild fig tree and elevated 45 feet above the ground, the Heritage Machan offers all the amenities of a modern hotel in the form of an alternative lodging experience. This sophisticated treehouse features modern bathrooms, housekeeping services and in-room dining. Plus adventures like guided nature tours and star gazing sessions are available too, just ask at the 24-hour front desk.
Starting at $416/night; themachan.com
Surrounded by the natural woods of Vermont’s Green Mountains, this New England treehouse pairs luxury and nature for a getaway that’s perfectly balanced between indulgence and adventure. Two stories are held aloft by a pair of giant pine trees and a spiral staircase leads to the second-story bedroom, which includes a balcony where you can take in the captivating beauty of the surrounding landscape.