Why stay in a hotel when you can stay in a treehouse? If you feel like reliving the fun of youth, here are a few lodging choices in the US where you can combine a love of the outdoors with a bird’s eye view of your surroundings:
1] Out’n'About Treehouse Treesort – Oregon
This bed & breakfast resort offers several treehouse accommodations to choose from, with prices ranging from $120 for the 2 person “Serendipitree” to $250 for the 4 person “Schoolhouse” treehouse. All prices include breakfast.
[300 Page Creek Rd, Cave Junction, OR 97523; 541-592-2208]
2] Alaska’s Treehouse B&B – Alaska
This bed & breakfast resort offers several rooms in the treehouse, which is located two hours south of Anchorage. Off-season (Oct 1-April 30) rates are $80 to $125. In-season (May 1-September 30), rates range from $125 to $145. All prices include breakfast.
[14593 Rain Forest Cir, Seward, AK; 907-224-3867]
3] Cedar Creek Treehouse – Washington
This treehouse lodging is located about ten miles from Mt Rainier National Park, on the border of Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It sits about 50 feet above ground in a 200-year old red cedar tree. Rates are $300 per night, with a two-night minimum stay.
[PO Box 204, Ashford, WA 98304; 360-569-2991]
4] Hana Lani – Hawaii
These treehouses are bare bones. No electricity, no running water, partially open roof areas. So why would anyone want to rent them? Because they sit in the middle of a Hawaiian jungle on the island of Maui, with views of the ocean, that’s why. Rates run $250 to $400, depending on the size of the treehouse.
[PO Box 389, Hana, Maui HI 96713; 808-248-7241]
5] Lothlorien Woods Treehouse – Washington
Located about an hour from Portland, OR, just across the border, this treehouse lodging sits in the middle of the Lothlorien Woods at the base of Mt. Adams. This sounds like it would make a great romantic getaway – it even has a hot tub on the deck. Rent it for $149 per night.
[222 Staats Rd, Snowden, WA; 509-281-9888]
Keep in mind that while some of these may have electricity and indoor plumbing, it’s still a very rustic form of lodging. However, for seclusion and incredible views, these should appeal to most nature lovers as they all have amazing views and locations.
[Photo: Cedar Creek Treehouse]