Climbing up to the treehouse creates an entirely new world through childhood imagination. There are dance parties, late night ghost stories and flashlight Morse code. Now, you can leave your sleeping bag behind and upgrade to a queen-sized bed and an indoor bathroom tucked away in the trees.
These amenities and more can be found across Virginia through Airbnb listings, so pack your bags (and a bit of that imagination magic, too)—it’s time to slumber with the sounds of nature.
Editor’s note: Addresses for Airbnbs are not listed publicly on the website. Interested guests may contact the host directly for address details. This post was updated on Aug. 17, 2020 to reflect the most up-to-date details on the Airbnbs.
Trailside Treehouse in Richmond
This double-decker treehouse is stocked full of intentional kid-like features to take you out of your everyday routine and reconnect with your surroundings and childlike curiosity. There’s a fridge filled with junk food and soda, board games and a fire pit, an enclosed slide and a handful of places to sit back and relax. Rain or shine, the treehouse can hold up to eight guests and is dog-friendly, and is just a short drive south of Richmond. // $263 per night
The Joshua Treehouse in Bridgewater
With a riverside view with kayaks and a canoe, this 400-square-foot treehouse is the perfect place to escape for a breath of fresh air. There’s a two-person bathtub on the deck, a loft with a queen-sized bed and a small kitchen for enjoyable meal times. Swing in a hammock and watch the sunrise—it’s time to unwind in Woodbridge. // $194 per night
Trillium Treehouse in Linden
Let the gentle sway of the wind rock you to sleep in this “growing” treehouse. Up to four guests are welcome at this elevated hideaway. The treehouse sits on a 120-plus-acre property with access to hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail. Guests can sit out on the porch surrounded by greenery, use the adjacent outhouse and shower and find peace through a getaway at this nook. // $202 per night
Treehouse & Skywalk at White Lotus in Stanardsville
If a simple getaway just won’t cut it on your trip to the woods, the White Lotus amenities might be exactly what you’re looking for. A room fit with Wi-Fi and a 32-inch television will make you feel right at home, but the shared spaces within the property’s barn and castle will remind you that this is, in fact, a vacation. Set up a personal massage or private yoga class, and enjoy the game room, meditation room and a communal kitchen, all on an environmentally friendly property. // $139-$175 per night
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