Are you looking for a unique and exciting getaway in North Carolina? One of the trendiest staycation ideas throughout the United States is to rent a treehouse! In this post, we’ll cover the best treehouse rentals in North Carolina, including treehouses near Asheville, Charlotte, and in other areas of the state. These accommodations are perfect for anyone who wants to experience nature while also maintaining some of the comforts of home. Whether you’re planning an escape to the outdoors with family, friends, or a significant other, renting a treehouse is sure to be a one-of-a-kind glamping retreat!
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Treehouses near Asheville
The Sanctuary Treehouse
The Sanctuary is one of five treehouses (and one hobbit home!) within the Treehouses of Serenity properties. Located in Western North Carolina, you’ll find this Airbnb just 10 minutes from downtown Asheville. It features one bedroom, one bathroom, and stunning panoramic views of The Great Smoky Mountains in the distance. Guest love the Sanctuary’s fairytale vibe and its unique craftsmanship details.
The Aerie Treehouse
The Aerie Treehouse is three levels, with a bedroom in the loft, a kitchen and bathroom on the main level, and a living room with a pull-out sofa on the lower floor. In total, this Airbnb can sleep up to four guests! Moreover, it has everything you need for a weekend away with the family, including the cooking essentials, a TV with streaming services, and lots of board games. Additionally, Treehouses of Serenity has another property in this area opening soon called Wizard’s Hollow. It’s going to be Harry Potter-themed, so keep an eye out!
The Perch Treehouse
The Perch is another of the specially crafted Treehouses of Serenity, tucked away a short 10-minute drive from downtown Asheville. This treehouse features one bedroom with a comfy queen-sized bed, a large three-piece bathroom, and a living room with a pull-out sofa bed for extra guests. Visitors love the Perch’s rustic look, the adorable swing bed on the back porch, and the cozy fireplace.
The Farmhouse Treehouse
The Farmhouse is an ideal vacation spot for a small family or a couple looking to relax and recharge. This treehouse offers guests the best of both worlds: you’re minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Asheville while being able to stay in a quiet corner of the mountains. This Airbnb can sleep up to four guests between the one bedroom and the air mattress in the living room. Moreover, the highlight at this property is undoubtedly the large porch, which features a double slipper clawfoot tub!
Tiny house in Trees–15 mins from downtown Asheville
This tiny house in the trees sits just 15 minutes from downtown Asheville, on Odd Bits Hemp Farm. It features a studio layout, with one double bed in a loft and a futon sofa bed on the main floor. The kitchenette has all of the basics to cook simple meals and a sink with cold water. Although this treehouse has air conditioning and heating, you do have to cross the hanging bridge to reach the outdoor shower with hot water. All in all, this tiny house is the best way to experience a step up from camping!
Asheville’s luxury treehouse!
If you’d prefer a luxury treehouse experience, this Airbnb is right up your alley! In fact, it was built by “The Treehouse Guys” from the DIY Network and is the most extensive accommodation of its kind on the east coast. This home features a fully-stocked kitchen, two and a half bathrooms, an outdoor shower, a comfy queen-sized bed, and a living area with a sleeper sofa. Although it’s on the pricier side regarding cost per night, every special detail of this treehouse makes it 100% worth the price. If you have the chance to stay here, definitely take it!
Woodland Chalet/Peaceful Forest Retreat
The Woodland Chalet can be found on Taproot Sanctuary, an enchanting mountain retreat next to the Big Ivy Pisgah National Forest and only 35 minutes from downtown Asheville. The main floor/living area of this treehouse is 12×12, and the queen-sized bed is located in an 8×10 sleeping loft, which can be accessed via a ladder. You’ll love this Airbnb if you’d like to be completely immersed in the forest! The small kitchen is equipped with all the basics, and there’s even a private outdoor shower with on-demand hot water.
This three-level treehouse, located 10 minutes from the adorable downtown Black Mountain, is the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion. The main level has an open floor plan and includes a fully-stocked kitchen, a living room area, and a private patio. Meanwhile, the upper level features a master suite with a king-sized bed, TV, sitting room, and a full bathroom (including a shower and jacuzzi tub!). Lastly, the bottom floor has a queen bed, a twin daybed (with a twin trundle underneath), a sitting area, and a second private patio. Note that the Dogwood Treehouse can sleep up to five guests and is even pet-friendly for an additional fee!
Secluded Romantic Treehouse with Hot Tub
This stylish treehouse is tucked away on a 14-acre property and sits 10 minutes away from Black Mountain and 20 minutes from Asheville. This space features a queen-sized bed with luxury bedding, wifi, heating, air conditioning, a microwave, a cook-top, and a refrigerator. With special touches like a swinging bridge, a hot tub, and an LED fireplace, it’s easy to see why this Airbnb was the #1 wish-listed property in the state of North Carolina in 2020! Due to its popularity, you’ll most likely have to reserve your stay far in advance (approx. 10-12 months ahead of time). For this reason, if you really want to stay here, go ahead and book it!
Romantic Treehouse Cabin in Hot Springs
This romantic treehouse cabin in Hot Springs, NC, is perfect for a mountain getaway with your partner. It features a queen-sized bed with a Tuft and Needle mattress and a lounge area with a gas fireplace, strong wifi, and even ROKU TV! However, the highlight of staying in this treehouse is definitely the incredible view of Lover’s Leap from the deck. Plus, you can even relax and soak in the hot tub on the deck while taking in the sights! The treehouse is also equipped with an oven, a microwave, a small fridge, and the cooking basics. If this treehouse isn’t available during your selected dates or if you’re traveling in a larger group, Treehouse Cabins also has three other properties in the area: Cabin #1 (sleeps two), Cabin #2 (sleeps four), and Cabin #3 (sleeps two).
Treehouses near Charlotte
The Carolina Treehouse
The Carolina Treehouse sits just 10-15 minutes from downtown Charlotte, offering a lodge-chic escape from the city. In particular, guests love the special touches, like the record player, the swing bed, and the location overlooking a private pond. With one bedroom, one bathroom, and all of the comforts of home–air conditioning, heating, wifi, and a comfy bed–this Airbnb is a dreamy spot for a romantic staycation. Due to its proximity to Charlotte, this treehouse is an extremely popular listing on Airbnb. With this in mind, if you want to book The Carolina for specific dates, I’d recommend making a reservation at least six months in advance.
Luxury Stone and Timber Treehouse on 40-Acre Farm
This unique treehouse is located minutes away from historic downtown Concord. The studio-style space is ideal for an individual or a couple, with one queen bed, hand-crafted furnishings, and a private deck. Additionally, this Airbnb includes comforts such as air conditioning, heating, a Keurig, and a mini-fridge; however, visitors should be aware that the Eco Bathroom is a short walk away. Guests love spending time at the property’s above-ground pool, the seven-person hot tub, the fire pit, or relaxing in a hammock in the woods. This home is also perfect for animal lovers since you’ll be able to interact with and visit the chickens, cats, and dogs on the farm!
Miss Molly Treehouse
The Cherry Treesort in China Grove, North Carolina, is home to five different rentable treehouses! Out of all these homes, the “Miss Molly” is currently the most popular. This Airbnb may only be 220 sq. ft, but it feels a lot more spacious! In fact, Miss Molly can sleep up to four guests comfortably, with a queen-sized bed in the loft and a futon bed on the main floor in the living room. Plus, the treehouse features air conditioning, heating, a shower, toilet, and TV. Outside the home, the large deck area is a wonderful place to relax in rocking chairs and enjoy the forest views.
Big Nick Treehouse
The “Big Nick” is Cherry Treesort’s largest treehouse, making it perfect for larger groups! In total, this Airbnb can sleep up to eight guests split between three queen beds and a futon bed in the main living area. As you can see in the photo, this treehouse is actually two separate sleeping quarters connected on a platform. It sits 25 feet up in the trees and is surrounded by beautiful woods. You’ll have all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay, including heating, air conditioning, a TV, a shower, and a toilet. There’s also a lovely outdoor shower with hot water. Note that this property does not offer wifi, so be prepared for an off-the-grid getaway.
Sweet Ashley Treehouse
The “Sweet Ashley” was the third treehouse built in Cherry Treesort and can sleep up to five guests. The main level features a comfy queen-sized bed and a queen sofa bed in the living room. Additionally, there are twin beds in the loft. This treehouse also includes heating, air conditioning, hot and cold water, a shower, a sink, a toilet, a fridge, a microwave, and a TV. Moreover, guests have access to the entire Cherry Treesort Farm (26 acres), including a fire pit and swings. Apart from “Miss Molly”, “Big Nick”, and “Sweet Ashley”, there are also two other treehouses for rent on the property: “Nona’s Nest” and “Chico’s Hideaway”.
Other treehouses in North Carolina
Treehouse on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone
If you’re planning a road trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway, why not add staying in a treehouse to your itinerary? This treehouse in North Carolina’s High Country was actually built as part of the Treehouse Masters TV show on Animal Planet! On the main floor of the cabin, you’ll find a fully stocked kitchen, and a sitting area with a futon, and an indoor fireplace. Plus, there’s a comfortable queen-sized bed in the second-floor loft area. As far as a bathroom, it has an outdoor shower and a composting toilet. Furthermore, guests have access to the surrounding land and the hiking trails on the property during their stay.
Treehouse on North Sungate Farms
This charming treehouse on North Sungate Farms in Murphy, North Carolina, sits right next to a creek and within 20 minutes to downtown Murphy, McCayesville, and Blue Ridge. It offers a glamping experience, so you can expect a camping environment with some extra comforts. For example, there is a comfortable bed, air conditioning, and heating, but you’ll have to use an outhouse, and most activities will be weather dependent. This treehouse is the perfect place to disconnect and recharge amongst nature!