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Cool tree houses that you’ll want to stay in forever

Indulge your outdoor living fantasies when staying at these grown-up tree houses that you can now rent all over America
Atlanta treehouse
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It may be every little kid’s fantasy, but we haven’t outgrown it yet: the dream of living—like a tiny fairy—in a tree house nestled among the branches. Over the past few years, with the rise of home-sharing sites like Airbnb, that pipe dream has become a reality: you, yes you, can actually lay down your head in a magical perch high above the ground. Whether your travels consist of seeking out the best attractions in the USA, hitting the highways on one of the best road trips in America or indulging in the best domestic day trips to take in America, consider these breathtaking accommodations when planning where to sleep. From the Bay Area to the Adirondacks, here are cool tree houses for rent all over America.  

Cool tree houses for rent in America

Argyle, NY treehouse
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Argyle, NY

This treehouse just outside Glen Falls is totally off the grid: no electricity, no Wi-Fi. Perfect for contemplators, writers and artists looking to disconnect, “Whispering Wind” features simple, comfortable eco-friendly construction with a generous sleeping loft crowned by a clear roof. The light-filled space also boasts a cozy living room and an attached deck with cafe table. Guests have access to an outdoor kitchen, outdoor shower and all of the host’s tranquil five-acre property. (And if you do need to plug in, you can do so at the host’s nearby yurt). From $155 per night 

Asheville, NC
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Asheville, NC

This Blue Ridge Mountain retreat is one of Airbnb’s most in-demand listings and has been featured on HGTV, the Travel Channel and HuffPo. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Asheville, the two-floor, antiques-furnished treehouse features a master bedroom with Juliet balcony and a lower-level living space with a full kitchen, bathroom and plenty of comfy seating. With south- and west-facing views that afford generous panoramas of the forested mountains, the treehouse also offers modern comforts including Wi-Fi and a wall-mounted flat-screen equipped with Netflix and Amazon Fire. An outdoor fire pit is the perfect spot for evening s’mores and a spiked cider or two. From $285 per night

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Atlanta treehouse
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Atlanta

This pricy in-town treehouse is well worth your hard-earned dollars: Airbnb’s most wish-listed property in the entire world, the dreamy space features hardwood construction, iron balconies and rope bridges hung with twinkling lights. The cabin’s three rooms, christened Mind, Body and Spirit, are connected by those gently swaying bridges, and consist of a sitting room furnished with antiques; a bedroom featuring a double bed draped with Egyptian cotton; and a hammock deck built around “Old Man,” a 165-year-old pine. The breezy, light-filled spaces are totally secluded, making for a relaxing, nature-filled stay you’ll never forget. From $375 per night

Austin treehouse
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Austin

This tranquil Austin spot is lively with color, from its crimson-painted living room to its kaleidoscopic bathroom trimmed in yellow, orange and lavender. The master bedroom features a luxurious king size bed and there’s an additional queen bed that overlooks a three-tiered waterfall falling into a pond with an extensive seating area. The full bathroom has an adorable adobe-style shower, and an outdoor fire pit is available for evening relaxation. Need some civilization? Downtown Austin is a short drive or leisurely walk away. From $112 per night

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Bellingham, WA treehouse
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Bellingham, WA

This Bellingham stunner is a local favorite that has been featured on Airbnb’s Instagram account, Washington-area magazines and travel websites. Typically viewed on Airbnb more than 500 times a week, the so-called “Pleasant Bay Lookout” affords sparkling views of the Salish Sea and nearby pine-forested islands. With a modern design featuring an entire glass wall crowned with a generously sized terrace, the space includes a queen size pullout bed and a green roof planted with lettuce and other veggies. Guests have 24/7 access to the hosts’ home, with two bathrooms and a fully stocked kitchen. The area is a nature-lover’s dream, with plenty of nearby hiking trails, beaches, bike paths and paddling opportunities. From $100 per night

Bend, OR
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Bend, OR

This unique hardwood treehouse has two bedrooms: a conventional indoor one, and one “high sleeping deck” hung with a floating bed. Drift in the breeze as you sleep and awaken to the fresh air and morning birdsong. Outfitted with a wraparound deck, the treehouse features an extensive common area on the ground with a compost toilet, outdoor shower and kitchen with propane burner. A little river floats lazily by the property, with some chairs on the bank for relaxing and observing the current while taking in the shade of the property’s giant ponderosa pines. From $125 per night

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Dunbarton, NH
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Dunbarton, NH

This New England hideaway is another favorite on the site, so book ahead if you want in on the antique wood-burning stove, lofted bed and attached 75-foot boardwalk that meanders through the trees, 30 feet above the ground. Equipped with a mini fridge, electrical outlets and a composting toilet, the treehouse also affords guests access to the host’s home bathroom and kitchen. During the day, relax by the small man-made pond full of fish, turtles and salamanders. From $285 per night

Georgetown, ME
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Georgetown, ME

Coastal Georgetown, Maine is the perfect getaway any time of year, but it’s particularly appealing in the fall, when the forests go all crimson and rust and reflect down into Casco Bay. The owners of this treehouse monikered “Isle au Haut” recommend the autumn months for a visit to their custom-built tree dwelling outfitted with a king size bed in its own tiny house, connected to the common area by a rustic rope bridge. Inside the latter, find a full bathroom, a well-stocked kitchenette and screened-in porch whose rocking chairs overlook the Back River below. In your down time, check out nearby Reid State Park beaches and, of course, crack into some lobster at Five Islands Lobster Co. From $169 per night

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Lincoln, VT
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Lincoln, VT

This Green Mountain State hideway is built into four maples, perched 30 feet above the fern-carpeted forest floor. Divided between a main floor with a single bed and loft outfitted with a queen size futon, the cozy, all-wood treehouse has access to an outdoor shower and an ultra-relaxing outdoor hot tub. The hosts, avid home cooks, are known to provide from-scratch breakfasts and fresh, warm cookies. Nearby Mount Abraham offers rugged hiking trails, and crunchy Burlington is just an hour’s drive away. From $169 per night

Lyons, CO treehouse
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Lyons, CO

This stunning red tiny house built into the trees is a Colorado gem. Its master bedroom features an ultra-comfy queen size bed, with another bed tucked into a below-the-eaves loft. A wraparound deck includes an umbrella-shaded breakfast nook that looks out over the land. There’s also a fully functional indoor bathroom complemented by an outdoor shower, and a kitchenette with a microwave, induction cooktop, toaster oven and fridge. A hummingbird feeder hung outside ensures a steady stream of tiny, sparkly guests all day long. From $249 per night

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