7 Grown-Up Tree Houses You Can Spend The Night In
Counting down our favourite tree houses, from the secret to the definitely-not-so-secret.
Author: Jessica Huynh
Who didn’t want a tree house as a kid? From Bart Simpsons to the four best friends from the coming-of-age movie Now and Then, tree houses were a place to store your treasures and escape from reality (and your parents). Fortunately for us, Airbnb is reviving our childhood fantasies. Here are seven heavenly tree houses that are even more magical than we imagined growing up.
The Cedar Treehouse is charming and quaint, with a metal spiral staircase that leads you up the second floor. Made entirely of cedar wood, this stilted cabin comes with full amenities—it’s quite literally a house in a tree.
Amenities: BBQ, gas stove top, convection toaster oven, fridge with ice maker, indoor fireplace, outdoor fire pit, running water, shower, a flushable toilet, fresh sheets, towels, and blankets
Things To Do: Hike, cross-country ski, mountain biking, and swim in ponds
Special Notes: Don’t have a car? The hosts will arrange to pick you up from Lincolnville from the GO Train.
The Eco-Friendly Waterfront Treehouse is a huge, authentic treehouse with hunting-inspired decor. Based on user reviews, the pictures don’t do this spot justice: At its highest point, this treehouse is 22ft off the ground!
Amenities: Fridge, microwave, hot plate, BBQ, sink, composting toilet, hot water outdoor shower, board games, books, DVDs, and fresh linen & towels
Things To Do: Rafting, canoeing, swimming, fishing, kayaking, and hiking
Special Notes: Feel good about your impact on the environment when you stay in this treehouse built exclusively out of natural and reclaimed materials.
The River Treehouse is the perfect stay for those who have a serious love for the outdoors. Surrounded entirely by forest, this treehouse is made for travellers looking for a hideaway that's more a camp than glamp.
Amenities: Tiny wood-stove, porch, outside hammock outside, fire pit, tripod grill (on the riverbank), and space to pitch a tent if there are an extra 1 or 2 people in your group.
Things To Do: Stargaze, bird-watch, camp
Special Notes: No plumbing or electricity – this is as authentic a tree house they come!
The Deluxe Treehouse is a cosy, romantic getaway for two (or the ideal solace for one). With no neighbours for at least a kilometre, this tree house is tucked away so you can really immerse yourself in the wilderness.
Amenities: Cooler, ice packs, burner camp stove, wood stove, and firewood
Things to do: Hike - there are 6,000 acres of surrounding forest and trail.
Special Notes: There's no running water or wifi, and it's not accessible (it's a steep trek up to the tree house).
Yahoo to the Beach Waupoos! Secluded and romantic, this beautiful tree house has a majestic white canopy bed for a pair of lovebirds (or girlfriends who don't mid getting cozy). Spend the day on the cool, shady porch or soak up some sun while enjoying the water view from the detached deck. At night, roast marshmallows on your very own private fire pit.
Amenities: Outdoor fire pit, bbq, detached deck, and washroom with outside shower, flush toilet, and sink
Things to do: Swim, hike, play tennis, enjoy the beach
Special Notes: There's a tennis court a short walk away.
If a Disney princess were to have her own tree house, we’re pretty sure it would like exactly like Lynne Knowlton’s. This enchanting cabana is the perfect hideaway for those who appreciate elaborate details and bachelorette-worthy amenities. Did we mention this storybook-worthy tree house and cabin also has access to a huge private pool?
Amenities: Bathroom, pool house, gorgeous outhouse (not an oxymoron), full use of 100 acres of walking trails and shared use of the large pool and lounge areas.
Things to do: Swim, relax, take dreamy Instagrams, probably get featured on HGTV—you know, the reg.
Special Notes: It's nicknamed the Tree House Mansion for a reason. Click here to read more about how it came to be.
The Robin's Roost Treehouse is a nature lover's oasis, noted for its prime location for bird-watching. With a wrap-around deck (more like balcony if we're being technical), you can spend the day enjoying the great outdoors or nestled with a good book and coffee in hand. This treehouse also has its own private beach, so you and your 5 friends can hog the sand all you want.
Amenities: Keurig coffee maker, kettle, 4-slice toaster, microwave, refrigerator (with a freezer compartment), 2 burner electric stove, and a propane BBQ.
Things to do: Bird watching, stargazing, hiking, swimming.
Special Notes: Canoe available for complimentary use (as long as guest signs the waiver!)