9 Of The Best Treehouses In The US and How To Rent Them For Less

There’s something magical about treehouses.

What is it about treehouses that makes the heart flutter?

Maybe they bring back some of our best childhood memories of creating dens, playing on rope swings, climbing trees, and being in a safe space high above the ground.
Maybe it comes from being close to nature up in the leaved canopy created by the trees themselves.

Whatever it is, there’s nothing quite like the feeling that we experience when staying in a treehouse. But not all treehouses are created equal and in this article, we are going to show you some of the best treehouses ever created.

Better still, these treehouses are available to rent, and even better than that we are going to show you how to book them for the lowest price on the web.
Be sure to read to the end so you get to see the bonus treehouse. It’s very special.

You can click on any of these images to jump to any individual treehouse that takes your fancy

Best treehouses in the US

Luxurious Two-Story Treehouse | Minutes from Lake Sunapee | Peaceful

Location: Newbury, New Hampshire

Luxurious Two-Story Treehouse | Minutes from Lake Sunapee | Peaceful

Let’s start off with a real crackerjack of a property.
When we think of treehouses most of us conjure up an image of something our dad built for us when we were kids. Some of us imagine that hiding place in the trees, but on a bigger scale, with some basic amenities thrown in.

That’s not the case here. Unless your dad was Frank Lloyd Wright or someone similar.

This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom beauty is located in Newbury, New Hampshire, and what a place it is! It even has underfloor heating so you can stay year-round and still be toasty even when there’s snow on the ground.

Here’s what the owners have to say about it…

A four-season TREEHOUSE packed with all the modern amenities! An experience to remember with exquisite craftsmanship throughout, enjoy the unique features yet simple pleasures of life in the trees!
The Treehouse is equipped with radiant heat flooring and a propane fireplace for the winter and air conditioning for the summer! With two bedrooms and one bathroom, you will find romance, privacy, and charm, all nestled in the woods near Mount Sunapee and Lake Sunapee.

Every inch of this one-of-a-kind treehouse has been crafted with the utmost attention to detail that invites you to discover the many surprises it holds… including a mouse house!

The tree house is a self-contained private area, located on a well-lit road with parking for two vehicles.

Knock this one off your bucket list: SLEEP IN A TREEHOUSE!

Must be 21 years of age or older to rent.

Getting The Best Deal

I found this property on Airbnb and the price for one week (Oct 2 to Oct 9, for 4 guests) is $5,157, inc taxes.
I copied the property ID from Airbnb https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/45052498, visited hichee.com, and pasted the ID into the search box, then entered our preferred dates and number of guests.
Seconds later, I can see that this treehouse is also listed on VRBO and the price is only $5,016
That’s a saving of $141
This entire process took less than one minute.

But I used another HiChee function to book direct with the owner and I saved a total of $638.
Watch the video to see how you can save on your next vacation rental bookings.

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Treetop Hideaways: Luna Loft

Location: Flintstone, Georgia

Treetop Hideaways: Luna Loft

In contrast to the first treehouse on our list, this rental is a back-to-basics option that oozes charm. It’s more of a wooden glamping choice than a palatial mansion in the trees but that’s exactly why I like it.
It looks like the perfect place to stay for hiking and wildlife lovers. I can see myself and my wife having a coffee on the deck while listening to the dawn chorus.

Here’s what the owners say about it

This rustic and refined treehouse provides a comfortable treetop retreat. Part glamping, part boutique hotel, your climate-controlled hideaway is complete with a bathroom and kitchenette up in the trees.

Getting The Best Deal

I came across this wonderfully rustic-looking treehouse on Airbnb and thought it would be great for a mini-break but before I booked I checked on other booking options on hichee.com

My 3 night stay would cost $1823 with Airbnb but I can save $166 if I book through VRBO.

But there’s more savings to be had…
See how I save $323 in two minutes in the video below

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3. Cliff Dweller: Spend a night Suspended from the Ridgeline!

Location: Campton, Kentucky

Cliff Dweller: Spend a night Suspended from the Ridgeline!

This treehouse come cliff house has to be the highest rental on our list and it probably involves the most challenging engineering to boot.
The floating staircase is a thing of wonder and once you have climbed it you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.
You are guaranteed to get some Instagramable photos when you stay here. Some drone shots could be awesome.

Here’s what the owners say about the property

Cliff Dweller is the first cliff-mounted rental in the Red River Gorge!  With the goal of creating a more intimate experience with the beautiful sandstone the Gorge is known for, The Canopy Crew set out to build what is now one of the most unique and adventurous dwellings you can dream of.  This innovative design blends tree and stone, architecture and engineering, and comfort with exposure.  

When you arrive at the parking area, your jaw will slowly unhinge as you stare up at the massive floating staircase that takes you to the top of the mountain.  This will likely be the largest floating staircase you will ever witness.  For your future bragging rights, here is the official step count: 177 steps to get to the kitchen, 45 steps to get to the bedroom, and 11 steps to get to the roof deck!  Please note, we strongly recommend packing in backpacks vs suitcases, and bags instead of a cooler (there is a fridge inside).  Simply put, the view from your bed will not be forgotten.  You may choose to stay on the cliff your entire trip.  

Getting The Best Deal

I found this place on VRBO and I then copied the property number into hichee.com.
I can now see that it’s also listed on Airbnb and that’s $221 less expensive for this 2 night stay. I’ll book on Airbnb because that’s a huge saving of $110 per night.

It pays to check on Hichee. I wouldn’t want to pay more than I have to!

Save $221 on the Cliff Dweller rental

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4. Beautifully Restored Historic Mountain Cabin-a Tree House in the Woods W/wifi

Location: Lakemont, Georgia

Not exactly a treehouse, more a house in the trees, this lovely 100-year-old rental has a raised deck for lounging and spying on the wildlife.
This rental has been renovated with a huge dollop of style. The mostly wooden interior is warm and cozy and the furniture and fittings are 100% on point.
Everywhere you look could be on the front cover of an interior design magazine.

Here’s what the owners have to say about this historic property…

Wiley Mountain Lodge is a century-old Inn that welcomed North Georgia’s 1st visitors off the Tallulah Falls Locomotive Trains at Wiley Station. Horse and buggy brought guests to the front steps of, what was then, Mountain Laurel Inn. Guests were greeted by the Inn’s owner, Mrs Blanche Court, and the luggage boy took the leather suitcases up the winding stone steps to the broad front porch.

100 years later we have transformed Wiley Mountain Lodge into a cozy mountain retreat where you can quickly escape from the city to be surrounded by nature. The Lakemont style batten-board lodge is totally private, perfectly located and completely outfitted with all the details. We imagine that our pioneer ancestors would get a kick out of how fashionable Wiley looks today. When you walk through the screen doors you immediately have a sense of connection to the past that’s hard to resist! Wiley feels honest and unpretentious. It evokes a simpler time with natural warmth, organic textures, tree top views and clean mountain air.

Getting The Best Deal

I found this rental on VRBO, headed over to Hichee, and entered the VRBO property ID into the search box. I added my dates and selected 8 guests.

I can see that the property is also listed on Airbnb but their price is $513 more expensive for the same dates.

So, my first search (VRBO) was the best price. You can’t win them all, but at least I know that I can book for the best price available.

Save $513 on this beautiful treehouse in Georgia

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5. The Elm in Treehouse Grove at Norton Creek

Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee

This treehouse is one of 15 beautiful treehouses on the same estate. They are all finished to a high standard and you are bound to find one that suits your specific needs.
This on is called The Elm Treehouse and it has 2 bedrooms and sleeps up to 4 guests.

Here’s what the owners have to say about this place…

Embrace your time among the trees in the Elm Treehouse. This fabulous canopy lodging offers you a slightly different design than the rest of the Grove, with a wonderful view of the tranquil stream and an enclosed viewing area off the main treehouse.

Lean against the trees that come through the deck as you gaze out over the forest below. Gentle birdcalls and the sound of wind through the branches will fill your ears, as the unmistakable clean air of the Great Smoky Mountains cycles through your lungs, replacing the toxins of the city with the purity of fresh air.

Getting The Best Deal

I found this treehouse on VRBO. I check on Hichee and I can see that for my dates (Sept 17 to Oct 1st, 4 guests) VRBO is $533 cheaper

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6. Meadowlark Treehouse at Montana Treehouse Retreat

Location: Columbia Falls, Montana

I don’t know about you but I do like a high treehouse and the owners here have gone all out on a two/three storey property that sits among the pine trees, quite literally as two trees are growing through the house.
This rental would make for a great base for a skiing vacation.
Up the slopes during the day and up the steps when you get home.

Here’s what the owners say about the Meadowlark Treehouse

Montana Tree house Retreat: FEATURED On The Tree house Guys on DIY Network! Nestled on a private wooded 7 acres, this artistically designed craftsman double decker tree house is one of a kind and has all the luxury amenities.

Located at the gateway to the Glacier National Park, minutes from the slopes of Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort. Near Flathead Lake, Glacier Park International Airport, golfing, fishing, whitewater rafting, boating, skiing/snowboarding, hiking, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, kayaking, paddle boarding and many more Montanan adventures.

The setting is perfect for a quiet writers retreat, honey moon or romantic getaway with your own private wooded acreage, or an unforgettable family trip to Montana to experience the outdoors without necessarily “roughing” it with your kids! This is the ultimate adventure glamping destination!

Getting The Best Deal

Again, I found this property on Airbnb but I ran a price check on Hichee.com for 7 nights.
As you can see from the image below, I would have paid $4,428 on Airbnb but if I book on VRBO I will only pay $3,888.


That’s a saving of $540 or 12% less than Aiirbnb

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7. WANDERLUST TREEHOUSE Romantic couple’s getaway

Location: Crane Hill, Alabama

The excellently named Wonderlust treehouse is different to the last treehouse that we looked at.
That one went high, whereas this one goes wide.

Getting The Best Deal

I found this gorgeous treehouse on VRBO and I checked the prices for a week’s stay this coming Christmas.
As you can see, the property is also listed on Airbnb and that’s $38 cheaper than VRBO.
Granted that isn’t a huge saving but why would I pay more than I have to?
It literally only took me two minutes to find the saving.

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8. Romantic Tree House Cottage – Minutes to Mentone!

Location: Vally Head, Alabama

I picked this property, even though it isn’t strictly a treehouse, because it is so beautifully decorated and furnished. It exudes style. The spaces offer a feeling of tranquillity.

I could easily spend some time here.

Here’s what the owners say about it

Discover the hidden gems of Lookout Mountain from ‘Spencer’s Treehouse,’ a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation rental cottage in Valley Head! The property offers a beautiful interior, a shared outdoor living space, and a prime location atop the Miracle Pottery Shop. Tour the shops before you set out to explore the great outdoors in DeSoto State Park or Little River Canyon! Don’t miss out on visiting the quaint town of Mentone – or even making a day trip north to the popular Rock City.

Getting The Best Deal

I found this rental on VRBO and when I checked on Hichee I found that it was also listed on Booking (.com) and Airbnb.
I was looking at a midweek break in October 2022
It turns out that the VRBO price is just $3 less than the price on Airbnb but $27 less than the price on Booking.
Of course, you don’t always save a fortune when comparing prices but it’s worth bearing in mind that prices aren’t the same of the different platforms and quite often there are substantial saving to be had.
But not in this case.

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9. Treasure Hunt Tree House in Metro Atlanta

Location: Kennesaw, Georgia

I don’t know about you but I do love a rope bridge.
It adds to the adventure and takes a treehouse to another level.
This treehouse has a fun feel to it with its Swiss Family Robinson theme.
There are lots of little details like the cleat handles, ships wheel, and of course the toy parrot that add to the shipwrecked feel.

Here’s what the owners have to say about this rental

Welcome to Treasure Hunt Tree House, located in Kennesaw GA (about 20 min drive from Atlanta)

This is a truly unique three floor tree house complete with many fun features as well as this cool activity: The tree house has an adventurous twist in the form of a treasure hunt for any guest who stays in this fun little bungalow.

This unique two structure tree house connected by a rope bridge sits high among the bamboo leaves. Down below you’ll hear the sounds of a trickling stream that runs underneath the treehouse, a bridge and a hammock. This simple intimate setting provides quiet spaces to rest and relax, with an added bonus of an escape room style treasure hunt hidden amongst the tree houses.

Getting The Best Deal

I checked the prices on Hichee for 2 guests for a long weekend next Easter (2023)

As you can see it’s $165 cheaper if I book through VRBO.

That may not sound like a lot but it’s only a 3 night stay and that saving will cover the cost of gas for getting there and back.

Why pay more?

I can also see from the Hichee listing that this property has an amazing 391 – 5 star reviews.
Guests love this place

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Bonus property

10. Escape the City to The Extraordinary Treehouse

Location: Dallas, Texas

I just couldn’t leave this treehouse off of the list.
The fact that it has 380 5-star reviews says it all.
Everything about this rental is beautiful in a rustic meets quality design and build. I could quite easily live here but I’ll settle for two weeks instead.
Unfortunately, it’s fully booked and I could only find 3 nights in January.

Here’s what the owners say about it

An exquisite, handcrafted home, blending Bauhaus contemporary with warm rustic elegance, in a secluded setting with a running brook and shimmering light filtered through countless Japanese Maples. Winding gravel footpaths through a forested canopy lead to the footbridge traversing Ash Creek onto the Treehouse entry. Tucked away in the heart of Little Forest Hills, this timeless, private property is truly extraordinary.

Little Forest Hills is a neighborhood near White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. On the east side of the lake, it is known for its trees, friendly neighbors, eclectic architecture and local artists. The natural beauty of White Rock Lake is within walking distance. So there is easy access to all the lake has to offer including picnic areas, jogging and bike paths, The Bath House Cultural Arts Center, and the world-renowned Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

Getting The Best Deal

I found this treehouse on Airbnb and checked on Hichee.
As you can see, it’s only listed on Airbnb so there are no deals to be had but at least I know that I’ve got the best deal available. That’s all I’m ever looking for.

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Summary

So. there you have it. 10 of the best treehouses in the US. There are, of course, 100’s more treehouses across the country to choose from and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
I just wanted to share some of my favorites and show you how to get the best deals.
Remember, before you book, give Hichee a look. You could well save hundreds or 1,000’s of dollars on your next vacation rental.

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