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Must-Stay Magical Treehouses Across The U.S.A.

Emily Becker

Senior Contributor

Luxury treehouse hotels have been popping up in forests and parks around the world, and the trees of the U.S. are no different. Surround yourself with nature by booking a truly unique stay at one of these treehouses that offer all the amenities of a hotel on the ground plus views that can’t be beaten. Here are our top choices for where to stay the next time you want to try travelling a little out on a limb.

Winvian Farm Treehouse in Connecticut

The two goals at Winvian Farm in Litchfield Hills, Conn., about an hour from Hartford, are relaxation and rejuvenation. And the most unique way to achieve both is a stay at the farm’s treehouse. Suspended over 10 metres above the forest floor, the two-story cabin is billed as a “childhood fantasy turned grown-up haven.” The bedroom, complete with gas fireplace and Jacuzzi are on the first, and the second boasts a lounge with a full bar and some pretty incredible treetop views.

Breakfast is served each morning in the Seth Bird annexe, next to the original white clapboard farmhouse that was built in 1775. The Winvian Farm has been in the Smith family for generations, and there’s plenty to explore on the 113-acre property that includes a luxury spa, a wine cellar and organic gardens that supply the produce for the farm-to-table restaurant. Or, you can check out the entire area via bike, kayak or even hot air balloon. 

Montana Treehouse Retreat in Montana

The Montana Treehouse Retreat was born out of a dream and a reality show. Kati and Darin, the owners, were featured on an episode of The Treehouse Guys on DIY, and the show’s team helped build the exterior of the retreat. After cameras stopped filming, the Robisons worked to add all the finishing touches to the two-story house, including a full kitchen, the suite off the master bedroom and a spiral staircase custom crafted around a giant Douglas fir tree.

The retreat is located in Whitefish, a resort town 25 minutes from the western entrance of Glacier National Park that is the type of place where you very quickly understand why Montana is nicknamed “Big Sky Country.” The sky here seems to go on forever and is only obstructed by the snow-capped peaks of Whitefish Mountain. And whether it’s because you’re skiing down one of the mountain’s many trails or hiking through Glacier or just experiencing the views, it’s a part of the U.S. that is guaranteed to take your breath away. 

The Aviary at Wheatleigh Hotel in Massachusetts

Overlooking the Berkshire mountains, there are few better views in the Northeast than those from the Aviary at the Wheatleigh Hotel. The suite was once actually a home for birds but has been converted into a two-story treehouse with a private entrance. The first-floor lounge has windows on all sides and a circular staircase leads to the second-floor bed and bath that includes limestone and glass wet room and an antique soaking tub. A full breakfast is served each morning, and you can spend the rest of your day at the outdoor heated pool, massage room, or tennis court.

The 19-room hotel was originally built by a New York financier as a summer cottage wedding present for his daughter. Located on 22 acres of parkland designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (the man behind Central Park in New York City), Wheatleigh’s traditional architecture and opulence might just make you think you’ve booked a room at Jay Gatsby’s estate. 

Post Ranch Inn in California

Sitting 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean is the Post Ranch Inn. And when you book one of the nine treehouses on the property, you’ll be an extra nine feet off the ground, face-to-face with the redwoods. Experience the ultimate in California luxury by waking up with a cup of coffee on the deck and falling asleep while gazing at the stars through the skylight.

Breakfast is served each morning at the Sierra Mar alongside some spectacular views of the rugged coastline that is unlike anywhere else. There’s plenty of hiking in the area (grab one of the Lexus vehicles available for guests if you’re interested in exploring more), or you can spend the day at the spa in one of the two heated infinity pools or checking out the latest exhibit at the Post Gallery. 

Out’n’About Treehouse Treesort in Oregon

As the name might suggest, the Out’n’About Treehouse Treesort is an entire collection of luxury treehouses in southwestern Oregon. There are over a dozen cabins and houses on the 36-acre property next to the Siskiyou National Forest but the tallest is the Majestree. Sitting 14 metres off the ground, the treehouse is accessible via four flights of stairs and two suspension bridges.

There is a wide selection of activities on-site including horseback rides, hiking, rope swings, arts and crafts classes and a zipline course. Even walking the rope bridges that connect some of the treehouses is an adventure in itself. There are no televisions in the treehouses, but you should really spend your time at the Treesort tapping into your inner Swiss Family Robinson. 

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