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10 Washington State treehouse rentals perfect for a weekend getaway

Get above it all—literally—on your next vacation

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The Seattle area is known for its bountiful evergreen trees, so what better way to experience them than up among them? There’s a treehouse for pretty much every need. Some are in-city or near-city, others are pretty far out there. Some have more house-like amenities like television and cooking equipment, while others are little more than a covered deck.

One thing they all have in common besides the trees, though: They’re all creative. You don’t choose boring when you’re planning on building a treehouse. From Seattle to the San Juans, these 10 rentals are perfect for feeling a little less grounded. Sure, you could stay in a top dollar hotel for your next weekend getaway, but why dole out all that dough when there are adorable rentals like these just waiting to host you and a special guest?

Want to get farther away? Here are 12 incredible treehouses all over the United States.

A rounded, covered deck along a rounded, wood-panel wall with two red-trim windows and a red door. There’s a selection of wooden chairs and a log railing. Courtesy of Doe Bay Resort

Doe Bay Resort Treehouse

Doe Bay Resort | Starting at $229 per night

Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island is one of the most iconic getaways the San Juan Islands have to offer, and the treehouse cabin, designed by DIY Network’s Treehouse Guys, is one of the resort’s most interesting accommodations. It features two rooms, including a loft with a queen bed, and a wraparound deck—plus the resort’s other amenities, like a hot tub, a shared guest kitchen, and the serenity garden.

A bed with white bedding, a green throw pillow, and a blue throw blanket on an open-air platform with a netting canopy above. Airbnb

Seattle Treehouse & Homestead

Airbnb | $50 per night

You don’t even have to leave Seattle to find a cool treehouse rental. Consider a staycation in this 20-by-10-foot, open-air treehouse that’s a walk from light rail. Sleep with the elements on a covered queen size bed and feel free to help yourself to all the fruits and veggies grown on the property.

At night, a cabin with exposed-grain walls and a Gothic arched double-door is up a wide staircase. Tree branches rise up on either side. Airbnb

Sir Cedric’s Cedar Treehouse

Airbnb | $175 per night

Feel like you’re in a fantasy novel in this getaway in Ferndale. While the entrance is lower to the ground, the house itself winds up a tree, ending in a cozy bedroom at its highest point. Along the way, creative decor like stained-glass windows and a Gothic-arch double door provide a whimsical vibe. Amenities include a kitchen, an outhouse, and an open-air shower, plus a fire pit below.

A man and woman stand on the outside deck of a tree house which is wooden and attached to the trunk of a tree. The tree house is surrounded by many other trees. Airbnb

Peaceful Treehouse

Airbnb | $189 per night

In Redmond, this 280-square-foot treehouse can accommodate up to four guests, is near trails, and features a peaceful porch with hammocks. While the inside has a wood-grain, cabin-esque feel, it’s not exactly roughing it—TV and coffee are provided.

A wooden-walled treehouse with a peaked roof, accessible by rope bridge. Treehouse Point

Treehouse Point Treehouses

Treehouse Point | Prices upon request

Out in Fall City, Treehouse Point offers six treehouse options, including the pictured Temple of the Blue Moon. All of them come with heat, Wi-Fi, board games, breakfast, and toiletries. The resort also offers yoga, tai chi, and hypnotherapy.

A round treehouse has a roof with a dramatic peak at the center. There’s a wraparound deck with a railing made of branches It’s surrounded by evergreen trees. Tree House Joint

Pot Leaf Treehouse

Mountain Views BB | Starting at $200 per night

Pot Leaf Treehouse is one of three treehouses available at this woodland Monroe resort designed around 420-friendliness (see: doin’ cannabis), and even comes with smoking accessories. This 100-square-foot getaway is the biggest of them, and can manage to sleep up to four while still fitting in a cooktop and microwave for any inevitable late-night snacking needs. If you’re having a bigger sesh, there’s the option to rent all of the Treehouse Joint (get it?) accomodations at once.

In the foreground is a path which is leading to a tree house. The tree house is attached to the trunk of a tree. The facade is wooden. There is a forest with many trees behind the tree house. Airbnb

Waterfront Treehouse with Kayaks and Hot Tub

Airbnb | $120 per night

Just an hour and a half from Olympic National Park, this waterfront treehouse is tucked among cedar along a small cove in Puget Sound. Kayak use is included with the stay, and an outdoor hot tub is available for winding down after adventures.

A tree house in a forest. There is a long staircase leading up to the tree house. There is an outdoor deck outside of the entrance to the tree house. The tree house sits in a clearing in a forest with many trees. Airbnb

Treehouse on Whidbey Island

Airbnb | $130 per night

Tucked away in the woods on Whidbey Island you’ll find this 250-square-foot octagonal treehouse with a cedar tree rising right up the middle. Big windows and skylights let nature in even when you’ve closed the door behind you.

A treehouse with wooden walls and a shingled gable roof, high above water and surrounded by trees, viewed from a suspension bridge leading to the front door. Airbnb

Hilltop Treehouse Retreat

Airbnb | $249 per night

Up on Lopez Island you’ll find this Celtic-influenced sanctuary on a cliff over the Salish Sea. The land backs up onto the Upright Head Preserve and this treehouse offers a retreat from the city as well as access to everything nature has to offer.

A tiny, boxy, modern house with a deck peeks out from a thick forest of evergreen trees. Airbnb

Pleasant Bay Lookout

Airbnb | $95 per night

Looking for a more modern design? This sleek (but adorable) little studio looking out over the Salish Sea provides a perfect frame for the view and evergreens around it. A deck facing the water is designed to make you feel like you’re floating above the bay. Guests also have access to more traditional amenities, like kitchen space, in a stunning, modern main house.