If staying at home has you feeling like you’re climbing the walls, we suggest climbing a treehouse instead! Live out your Swiss Family Robinson dreams at one of these epic vacation rentals for families that will satisfy every kid’s wish to sleep in a treehouse. Kids will love waking up in the trees while parents can enjoy the modern conveniences like real bathrooms and coffeemakers. Please note, prices listed were valid at the time of publication but rates can fluctuate at different times of the year. Scroll through to find one near you!

PACIFIC NORTHWEST

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Beautiful, Magical Treehouse—Mt. Hood, OR

For a real mountain experience, rent this luxury treehouse for just $150 a night. This magical abode is suspended between three large fir trees on 20 acres of property at the base of Mt. Hood. It boasts four beds, so everyone has enough space and comes with a composting toilet, mini-fridge, and microwave for a true glamping experience. There is a swirling, spiral staircase that inspires wonder as you ascend to your family suite, where you will find about 200 square feet of space with a sleeping loft. The kids won't want to leave once they are settled in. And with a beautiful seating area below the treehouse, mom and dad might not want to either.

For the Kids
There is a one-acre pond with kayaks and a nearby zipline for plenty of adventure perfect for busy little (and big) bodies. For the quieter set, there is a beautiful garden and a rowboat to float around in. Onsite hiking, disc golf, horseshoes, basketball and a pendulum swing ensure everyone has something to do.

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $150/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/8372268

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Wine Country TreeHouse & Herbal Farm—Newberg, OR

Just 40 minutes from Portland, this treehouse escape was built by the master tree builder Pete Nelson of Animal Planet's TreeHouse Masters. Get ready to enjoy stunning hillside views and access to over 300 area wineries. Eat in with the onsite kitchen available for making home-cooked meals, or head to the nearby town of Dear Haven (just 30 miles away) for a meal and to peruse local shops. Breakfast is provided, so you can take every morning as slow as you like.

And while this is an ideal destination for adults, there's plenty to keep the kids entertained. Located on a small farm with no televisions on-site to take away from the charm, there's lots of room for youngsters to explore. This site offers a truly unplugged experience for families looking to bond in nature. Note: This location is not appropriate for children 2 and under.

Sleeps: 5
Cost: $200/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/20232443

You can see our other top Portland Airbnb spots here 

The Klickitat Treehouse—White Salmon, WA

This 500-square foot alpine modern treehouse is fully supported by three Douglas Fir trees. It sits 20 feet above the ground at its highest point and floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights offer breathtaking views of the surrounding forest, the valley and Mount Adams. Enjoy all the Columbia River Gorge has to offer and sleep in the canopy of the forest. The treehouse sleeps six but you can rent out the adjoining tiny house to sleep an additional two people. 

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $367/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/22453073

See our other top picks for best Airbnb rentals in Seattle.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

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Silicon Valley Treehouse—San Jose, CA

This treehouse in San Jose has the most gorgeous view of the Bay Area from the lofted beds. You'll have sycamore trees poking through your living space that includes a kitchenette with cooking stove and mini fridge. The treehouse has its own bathroom. Make sure you arrive in time to catch the gorgeous sunset over the valley. Head to our San Jose guide for things to do in the area with your family. 

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $350/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/25671493

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Woodacre Treehouse—Woodacre, CA

You'll get the best of both worlds with this Airbnb rental that comes with both a house and a treehouse. The house has three floors with a bedroom and bathroom on each level. It also has a full kitchen with a commercial chef's stove and large dining table. The house is surrounded by large redwood decks overlooking California's infamous 100 year old redwood trees great for lounging as well as entertaining. There's a hot tub to enjoy the stars on cool nights. 

The treehouse is accessible by a pirate ladder and suspension bridge and contains king size bed on the top level plus space for an air mattress on the bottom level.

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $404
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/39137788

See the rest of our top picks for Bay Area family-friendly Airbnb stays here

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Aptos Treehouse with Ocean View—Aptos, CA

Can't you just feel the chill vibe from this Aptos treehouse rental? Close to New Brighton State Beach, this rental offers nearby hiking trails and beach days galore. Mid-Century furniture fills the rooms where you can curl up for a good read after a day outdoors. Heated floors, Smart TV and a gorgeous kitchen will make your visit that much more comfortable. Read our Santa Cruz guide for ideas on what to do in the area. 

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $899/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/plus/4950937

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Luxurious Julian Treehouse—Julian, CA

Not only will you get the thrill of staying in this luxury treehouse that's just minutes from the quaint mountain town of Julian, you'll also get a 1.25 acre private forest all to yourself. This treehouse is nestled in the trees overlooking Lake Cuyamaca where you'll have beautiful panoramic views of three mountain peaks and a national forest. Although you're in the depths of nature, you'll have state of the art amenities including: a new outdoor spa, a gourmet kitchen and bath, and a six foot 4K ultra-HDTV Home Theater with 5.1 Dolby/DTS surround sound to name a few. Your family will love the forest outlook and observatory area where you can stargaze with the provided telescope. There's also a treehouse deck supported by pine trees––and in non-Covid-19 times there's even an option of sleeping in suspended Tree Tents on the property.

Special offer: $99 Mondays through 2020. (2-night minimum stay required plus tax & fees).

Sleeps: 6 guests
Cost: $229/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/9608892

Idyllwild Treehouse—Idyllwild, CA

Escape into nature in Idyllwild at this large 12-sided cabin that has a giant tree holding up its center! This stunning rental is situated in a quiet neighborhood that's just minutes away from the heart of town. There's an expansive back and front porch, perfect for reading, outdoor dining or doing yoga as well as a pond filled with fish and a large outdoor hot tub. There's also an entertainment system featuring all your favorite streaming services, and you can broadcast music from your phone throughout the house speakers. The natural decor throughout the home makes you feel like you're truly sleeping in the trees.

Good to know: Infant/Toddler beds, furnishings and protections are available upon request.

Sleeps: 8 guests
Cost: $351/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/5870810

Find more Southern California treehouse rentals here. 

San Diego Golden Hill Treehouse—San Diego, CA

This haven is touted as an "urban oasis" since it's located in the bustling Golden Hill neighborhood of San Diego. The "cozy eclectic Southern California version of a tree house is elevated between two mature 30 foot trees." Enjoy the soaker tub and unwind in the reading nook before strolling to some great nearby restaurants. The elevated vantage point from the bedroom offers 180° views that include downtown, the Coronado Strand and even parts of Mexico on a clear day. Cap off the day with a good selection of board games or by watching the smart TV.

Good to know: The host advises, the bathroom is on the floor below the bedroom, so night-time urges can be an inconvenient trip.

Sleeps: 4 guests
Cost: $132/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/10307039

Check out all of our favorite Socal rentals and retreats here.

Treehouse Adventure near Disneyland—Brea, CA

Looking for a magical spot to stay near Disneyland (when it reopens, of course)? This treehouse is just 11 miles from the theme park, in the historic neighborhood of of Brea. Tucked in a residential backyard, it's completely private and has almost all the comforts of home—think Direct TV, Wi-fi , AC and more. Don't want to take the ladder down? No problem. There's a slide that kids are sure to love. 

Good to know: The full-size private bathroom is located next to the treehouse.

Sleeps: 3
Cost: $115
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/16179830

Here's where you'll find the rest of our favorite Los Angeles Airbnb rentals for families.

SOUTHWEST

The Treehouse On Lake Travis—Lakeway, TX

Enjoy this peaceful beautiful lake view on the south shore of Lake Travis. The "Treehouse of Lake Travis" is newly renovated and offers a beautiful kitchen and a cozy fireplace. There is a swimming pool, hot tub, BBQ area and the Marina is steps away. 

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $259/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/36566180

ROCKY MOUNTAINS

3-Story Treehouse—Nephi, UT

Step into another world as you cross the 70-foot suspension bridge into the floating house in the trees. The house has a rustic yet modern cabin feel, featuring beautiful wood paneling throughout, and giant tree trunks jutting from floor to ceiling. Climb the ladder to the second level to the bedroom and then another ladder to the crows nest and amazing deck 30 feet off the ground. Sit back and relax enjoying the stunning view from the tops of the trees.

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $140/night 
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/45518641

Treetop Houses at East Zion Resort—Orderville, UT

If you want to sleep in the trees with the comfort of a resort, this is the spot for you. These brand-new treetop houses have stunning views in all directions and breathtaking sunsets every night. Each treetop house is designed with its own private bathroom, kitchenette, fire pit, gas grill and air conditioning. Cool off at the on-site pool. Other treetop homes on the resort property are available to rent here

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $209/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/37255276

Rocky Mountain Treehouse—Carbondale, CO

How cozy would it be to spend the night in this treehouse high above Cattle Creek? Climb up the staircase and you'll find a full kitchen and wood-burning stove. Bring your coffee and hot cocoa out to one of the decks and watch the stars. You can even bring your pets! 

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $365/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/5839043

Raven's Nest Treehouse—Columbia Falls, MT

The Raven's Nest treehouse is a modern A-frame treehouse nestled on 5 private acres. This artistically designed two-story treehouse has all the luxury amenities you'll need for your next family vacation. There's no shortage of activities as it is within 30 minutes of Glacier National Park and minutes from Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort. The grand entrance to the Raven's Nest is an iron staircase leading you up into the trees. There are two outdoor deck areas, a full bathroom on the main floor and the second floor bathroom with a large soaking tub. Kids will especially love how two living trees grow through the treehouse interior of the Raven's Nest. There's a second treehouse on the property if you want to make it a multi-family visit. 

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $499/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/41068603

MIDWEST

Chicago Treehouse—Schaumburg, IL

Glamp the night away in this cedar treehouse which is outfitted with a fireplace, air conditioning, private deck, kitchenette (with sink, microwave, fridge and coffeemaker), Wi-Fi and hi-def cable TV with premium channels. The treehouse comes with a full-size bed and a twin sleeping loft with feather bed comforters. Bathroom accommodations (somewhat less glamorous, but remember, you’re glamping) include a private RV-type toilet and covered outdoor shower with lots of hot water.

Down below (you can climb down the ladder or take the fireman’s pole shortcut), you’ll find the hot tub situated nearby a waterfall and koi pond. Dine al fresco in the beautiful garden cooking on the gas grill and enjoy your meal on the fire table.

Sleeps:
Cost: $235/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Boulder Ridge Treehouse—Bayfield, WI

Nestled in the heart of berry country surrounded by pine trees, Boulder Ridge Treehouse is a handcrafted retreat where you can savor a northwoods experience with the emphasis on "woods." Lake Superior driftwood has been fashioned into beautiful railing enclosing an upstairs double loft with a catwalk joining two sleeping areas. Kids will love meeting the resident border collie, Janie. 

Sleep: 4
Cost: $299/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/32193483

SOUTH

Treehouse Mountain Retreat—Copperhill, TN

Walk across a suspension bridge to your next magical getaway! This treehouse is supported by a single tree overlooking the forest in all directions and has everything you need to enjoy a few days of relaxation. Bring your pup as this spot is dog friendly. If you have a party of 5-11 people, ask about renting two or three treehouses like this one that's also on the property. 

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $219/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/36025522

The Magnolia in Treehouse Grove at Norton Creek—Gaitlinburg, TN

Here in nature’s canopy, you will enjoy a luxurious stay in a one-of-a-kind location. Large windows are carefully placed to take full advantage of the forest landscape, while an energy efficient climate control system ensures the heat or chill in the air never disturbs you. Step out onto a covered viewing deck that soars above the ground as a smell the scent of pine on a gust of wind. Many other homes are available at Treehouse Grove if you wish to make it a group vacation. 

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $331/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/43565056

NORTHEAST

The Canopy Treehouse—Sanford, ME

Enjoy your tiny home in the trees! Although only 350 square feet, this home has everything you need for a delightful stay. Cook dinner in a full kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave and coffeemaker. Both the loft and the attached sleeping pod are furnished with queen beds. Enjoy your deck with a grill and a view of the trout pond, and your private hottub. 

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $395/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/41341525

Luxurious Treehouse Near Bar Harbor—Hancock, ME

Rekindle the joy of being a kid as you revel in luxury suitable for grownups. This treehouse is nestled among maple, spruce, cedar, pine and birch. Spacious at 900 square feet, this treehouse offers such comforts as a whirlpool, sauna, kitchen, fireplace, seasonal outdoor shower and plenty of deck space. Pets are welcome. 

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $492/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/24138426

Treehouse Farm Stay—Rehoboth, MA

Your family will enjoy this rustic off-the-grid accommodation in the trees overlooking farm fields to the south and the forest to the north. Fresh breezes blow through the open windows in the warm weather and the wood stove keeps the space cozy and warm in the cooler seasons. The treehouse is located on a working sustainable farm: vegetables, dairy goats, livestock guardian dogs, cats, heritage hogs, poultry, horses, sheep and a water buffalo are on the property. 

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $175/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/3880388

Treehouse at Bliss Ridge Farm—Moretown, VT

You won't soon forget this Dr. Seuss-inspired, luxury treehouse perched at the top of an 88-acre, organic hill farm, further surrounded by 1000s of acres of wilderness. Designed by DIY network host of The Treehouse Guys, this is an authentic treehouse built within and around living trees. Enjoy private hiking from your door, as well as panoramic views of Vermont's Worcester Mountain range, including Camel’s Hump and Mt. Mansfield. You are truly secluded, yet only a 15-min drive from the heart of the Mad River Valley and Waterbury.

Sleeps: 7
Cost: $370/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/44915530

SOUTHEAST

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Secluded Intown Treehouse—Atlanta, GA

This property is Airbnb's #1 most wish-listed property in the world and is described as being the most relaxing, romantic, dreamy and unique place you'll ever stay. So this one is probably more of a date night getaway or maybe a special occasion overnight with an older kiddo. What could be better than falling asleep in the trees and waking up to birds singing around you—all within the city limits? Located near Northside Drive in Buckhead, visitors here will have easy access to the interstate, Buckhead and Midtown. 

Sleeps: 2
Cost:$389/night
Online: airbnb.com

See our other top picks for family-friendly Airbnb stays in Atlanta.

Rustic Treehouse and Cabin—Old Town, FL

This rustic cabin and treehouse let’s you disconnect from your busy lifestyle, get back to nature and reconnect with those you love. If you enjoy camping, you will love the Retreat! Fishing, swimming, hunting, SCUBA diving and boating are all available nearby. Have a campfire, swing in the hammock or just escape and relax among the trees. 

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $189/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/25478740

White Oak Treehouse—Asheville, NC

Take in the rustic, fairy tale vibe of this custom-made treehouse in the midst of towering white oaks. Recline in a rocking chair and watch the sunset over the mountains, or try your hand at some stargazing from the comfort of the deluxe double bed. There's an addition treehouse on the property if you want to make it a multi-family stay.

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $307/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/plus/23495700

Treehouse with Slide, Zipline and Fireman's Pole—Murphy, NC

This treehouse is all about adventure from the minute you arrive. It's more rustic than most as you have to bring your own sleeping bags and camping cookstove to cook up dinner. Better suited for older kids, they will absolutely love all the ways to get down from the treehouse: two slides, zipline and firehouse pole. There are also swings and slacklines to play on. Truly a unique spot! 

Sleeps: 5
Cost: $75/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/26804968

Eagle's Nest Treehouse—Shenandoah, VA

Thrill your inner child staying in a treehouse, but with all the luxury you expect as an adult! This rustic luxury treehouse is nestled away 17 feet high in the treetops. Kids will especially love the 4-person hot tub and the lower patio area with swinging play forts. 

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $299/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/41558082

—Kate Loweth

 

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