Updated July 27, 2022. As a kid, climbing up to the treehouse created an entirely new world, one of dance parties, late-night ghost stories, and flashlight Morse code.
Those days aren’t necessarily, totally over, thanks to the growing trend of vacation treehouses (although 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 childhood nostalgia, too — it’s time to slumber with the sounds of nature.
Rustic and luxury meet at this tree-high rental. The 900-square-foot treehouse has plenty of room for up to four guests. Once you enter through the first screened porch, you’ll find an oasis with Wi-Fi, surround sound, fireplace, and king-size bed. After you find your bearings, head back outside to explore the open deck and lower patio area, which includes a gas grill, rope chairs, and swinging play forts. $284 per night
Escape the city life and head to the mountains of Charlottesville for a getaway. The tree cottage offers space for up to two guests for a magical vacation. The cozy space includes a loft, fireplace, and large windows overlooking the beautiful scenery. If you are looking to spend more time outside, enjoy the nearby waterfall, sport a bonfire, and relaxing hammock chairs. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, you’ll love the views of the sunrise and sunset from atop the open roof. $158 per night
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. $297 per night
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. Swing in a hammock and watch the sunrise — it’s time to unwind in the trees. $219 per night
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. $116 per night
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