Tree houses aren't just for kids anymore.
As luxurious as it gets.
Photo: © Winvian Farm
Set on the idyllic Winvian Farm in Morris, Connecticut, this 780-sq-ft tree house is as luxurious as it gets.
Set 35 feet above the New England forest floor, the tree house features two levels, one with a private jacuzzi, a king bed and steam shower, and one with a fireplace, a full bar and wide open windows featuring the best of the Connecticut landscape.
Guests lucky enough to partake in the Winvian Farm experience are also invited to dine at the five-diamond restaurant located on-site.
A unique collection of seven tree houses
Photo: © The Mohicans
The Mohicans is a unique collection of seven tree houses in the heart of Ohio's Glenmont forest.
Built with sustainability in mind, each new dwelling – save for the largest guest cabin – was constructed using passive solar, radiant heat, recycled and reused materials, local labor, and on-demand hot water.
Well-designed and constructed securely around strong native tree trunks
Photo: © Primland Resort
If you’ve ever dreamed of sleeping in the Blue Ridge Mountains, then Primland Resort should be the next destination on your outdoor bucket list.
With traditional offerings including a main lodge and alpine cabins, this iconic resort also offers tree houses for visitors who’d rather experience the gorgeous Blue Ridge wilderness from above.
Crafted from salvaged materials to high sustainability standards
Photo: © Treetop Hideaways
Not far from some of Chattanooga and North Georgia's best natural areas, such as Lula Lake and Cloudland Canyon, and at the foot of Lookout Mountain, sits Treetop Hideaways, a unique arboreal retreat with a lot of character.
Providing a homespun sense of peace, quiet and natural beauty
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A rustic escape in the foothills of the Adirondacks, not far from Saratoga Springs, this cozy tree house retreat provides a homespun sense of peace, quiet and natural beauty alongside creature comforts like an outdoor kitchen and a private bath, both of which are set apart from the accommodations.
Escape from wi-fi signal at this off-the-grid Treehouse
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If you’re looking to disconnect, the Treehouse Cabin Retreat near Florida's Old Town is the place.
There’s no wi-fi here, but there are plenty of offline activities to occupy your time.
Located northeast of Cedar Key and northwest of Gainesville with two state parks nearby, this Sunshine State getaway comes stocked with board games for a rainy day, but given the surroundings, you won’t want to stay indoors.
A house in the clouds
Photo: © Summit Prairie
You’ll have to plan ahead and move quickly if you want to stay at Summit Prairie: the booking window for this house in the clouds opens for the season just twice each year, and competition is fierce, with hundreds of would-be guests vying for 60-some reservations.
But if you manage to snag a spot, you’ll understand the frenzy.
Anchoring a 40-acre meadow on private land, surrounded by Oregon's Umpqua National Forest, this updated take on an early 20th-century fire lookout tower offers room to breathe in spectacular environs.
Immerse yourself in nature without roughing it completely
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To immerse yourself in nature without roughing it completely, this 150-sq-ft tree house in Rhode Island offers the best of both worlds.
It’s secluded and well stocked with books, board games and wi-fi.
The tree house has a wraparound deck overlooking serene wooded environs, a splendid perch for observing your avian neighbors, but guests also have access to the property’s shared amenities, including a heated pool with a slide, an outdoor kitchen, impeccably manicured gardens and a pool house with a bar, full bathroom, TV and more.
Overlooking the National Forest land
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Inn The Ravine is a luxury tree house in Blue Ridge, Georgia, that overlooks National Forest land and has direct access to the famous Benton MacKaye Trail.
There's another way to unwind that you won't find at many tree houses: a sunken hot tub on the main deck, as well as a gorgeous hanging wicker egg chair.
Authors: Maya Stanton and Tyler Stanton for Lonely Planet
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Tree houses aren't just for kids anymore. These cozy vacation rentals are perfect for intrepid couples or families looking for that Swiss Family Robinson experience.
From a Montana tree house wrapped around a Douglas fir to an off-the-grid escape in Florida, these are the best tree house vacation rentals in the USA.