Are you looking for unique places to stay in Tennessee? If so, one ideal option is to book a stay in a treehouse! In this article, we’ll cover some of the best treehouse rentals in Tennessee. You can find these one-of-a-kind accommodations near Gatlinburg, Nashville, Chattanooga, and in Northeast Tennessee, providing the perfect opportunity to get out of the city and explore nature. Plus, these treehouse vacation rentals range from glamping and cabins all the way to luxury stays. So, you should be able to find a great treehouse for any traveler!
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Treehouses in Gatlinburg (& nearby!)
The Maple in Treehouse Grove at Norton Creek
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains, look no further than The Maple Treehouse. In fact, this Airbnb is also nicknamed “The Honeymoon Treehouse”! It includes everything you need for a quiet mountain retreat: two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room, a view deck, a screened-in porch, and a kitchenette. Furthermore, this Tennessee treehouse has a private yurt tent with a picnic table and its own private fire pit.
The Dogwood in Treehouse Grove at Norton Creek
The Dogwood, like the other treehouses in the Grove at Norton Creek, was built by Pete Nelson from the Treehouse Masters TV show. However, this Airbnb is special in that it sits at the top of the property in a canopy. Enjoy Smoky Mountain views at the Dogwood and two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchenette, a screened-in porch, and a deck. Plus, you can keep the treehouse’s temperature warm or cool depending on the time of year with a green HVAC system.
The Cedar in Treehouse Grove at Norton Creek
The Cedar Treehouse offers impressive views of the surrounding forest and creek from its wraparound deck. Moreover, its location–just 15 minutes from Gatlinburg–is perfect for anyone looking to stay nearby but keep away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Guest reviews state that this place feels like something out of a magazine! With two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchenette, wifi, and AC/heating, this treehouse has everything you need for a mountain vacation.
The Elm in Treehouse Grove at Norton Creek
Just 15-20 minutes from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you’ll find the Elm Treehouse. This two-bedroom home has a bathroom with a luxury shower, a sitting room, plush bedding, and a separate enclosed private viewing area. Plus, the Elm is the only treehouse in the Grove to have this special design with the viewing area!
The Poplar in Treehouse Grove at Norton Creek
The Poplar Treehouse can accommodate up to four guests, with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Additionally, it includes a kitchenette, wifi, a sitting room, and luxury bedding. You’ll feel completely immersed in nature during your stay at the Poplar while also being a short drive from popular attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. For example, don’t miss Anakeesta or the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery.
The Magnolia in Treehouse Grove at Norton Creek
The Magnolia Treehouse provides guests with an opportunity to experience Mother Nature all around them while also maintaining the comforts of home. This two-bedroom Airbnb offers an energy-efficient climate control system, luxury linens, plush bedding, and even a kitchenette with a Keurig. This treehouse is also located next to a stream, meaning you’ll be soothed by relaxing nature sounds during your stay.
The Hemlock in Treehouse Grove at Norton Creek
The Hemlock is located within a group of treehouses in the Grove, next to the Elm and across from the Magnolia and the Poplar. Nonetheless, it feels like a completely private escape into nature. This Airbnb offers memorable touches, such as a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, microwave, quality dishware, and resort-level bathroom products. If you dream of staying in a luxury treehouse, the Hemlock is definitely an affordable option for a special occasion!
The Willow in Treehouse Grove at Norton Creek
The Willow is another of the unique homes at Treehouse Grove, built by the “Treehouse Master,” Pete Nelson. Additionally, it’s one of the most private treehouses in the lower area of the grove. You can expect comforts such as high-speed wifi, a kitchenette, AC/heating, and a bathroom with a toilet and a shower in this adorable Airbnb. Guests love the Willow’s proximity to Norton Creek.
Gatlinburg Luxury Tree House
This treehouse is located at Camp LeConte luxury outdoor resort–adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and just 4 miles from downtown Gatlinburg. It includes a private bathroom with a rain shower, toiletries, towels, linens, and a cooler with ice and bottled water. Additionally, guests have access to a heated pool, playground, library, board games, ping pong, and corn hole. This treehouse is open-air, meaning there is no heating or air conditioning–so it’s ideal for those looking to rough it a bit and have more of a camping experience.
Gatlinburg Luxury Tree House #2
This treehouse is also located within Camp LeConte luxury outdoor resort, meaning you can access all of the resort’s outdoor amenities. Once again, this Airbnb offers more of a camping experience, so visitors should come prepared for the weather. Nonetheless, you can expect certain comforts, such as wifi, towels, bedsheets, soap, and toilet paper.
Treehouse Cabin in Pigeon Forge
This quiet and cozy treehouse cabin in Pigeon Forge makes the perfect place for a getaway for two people! Some of its highlights include a screened-in porch, a beautiful deck with a hot tub, a full kitchen, wifi, and a washer/dryer. As far as location, this Airbnb is about a 15-minute drive to Dollywood. The hosts also provide a bottle of wine or sparkling cider on ice, chocolates on your pillow, and a s’mores kit. Please note that this treehouse cabin is not suitable for children.
The TreEscape is the first treehouse in the area built by The Treehouse Guys from the DIY series. It includes special features like a bathroom with a rain head-tile shower, high-speed wifi, a fully-equipped kitchen, a hot tub, and even a suspension bridge to Crow’s Nest Deck. You can also find a pub table with hanging/swinging chairs below the treehouse and a charcoal grill and fire pit to the side. One of the unique parts of TreEscape is that it’s actually built around real, live trees!
Treehouses near Nashville
The Nest, Adult Treehouse near Nashville
The Nest is the closest treehouse to Nashville you’ll find, sitting just 22 miles from Downtown. This secluded treehouse is located on “The Farm at Deer Crossing”, a 51-acre farm in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. At this treehouse, you’re within quick driving distance to the hustle and bustle of Nashville while staying at your own private and tranquil spot. The Nest has everything you need for a comfortable stay, including heat, air conditioning, a full bathroom, and an adorable deck area. The host also provides coffee and pastries for breakfast–yum!
Stunning Treehouse Mansion in Springfield
In Springfield, this treehouse mansion, called Kelly’s Jubilee, is ideal for a trip with family or a group of friends. Plus, it’s only a 30-minute drive from Nashville! The treehouse is three stories and has an elevator, accommodating 16 guests in 3 bedrooms. One important thing to note is that the hosts ask groups to book the neighboring small treehouse, which I’ve included as the next treehouse on the list. Kelly’s Jubilee is located on a 50-plus acre property that includes other vacation rentals. Additionally, the property includes hiking trails, a labyrinth, a pond, and a creek.
Unique Treehouse in Springfield
This unique treehouse in Springfield overlooks Carr Creek. It includes a comfy queen-sized bed, a kitchenette, and a detached bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. This Airbnb shares a deck with the treehouse mansion mentioned above. One big highlight of this property is that it’s pet friendly! However, you must pay a $35 pet fee per pet. The treehouse is three stories, with a top deck that provides a spectacular view of the creek and surrounding landscape.
Serenity Treehouse in McEwen
Approximately an hour from Nashville, you’ll find Serenity House, an adorable treehouse in McEwen, Tennessee. This Airbnb has one bedroom and one bathroom and can accommodate up to four guests comfortably. Furthermore, it has a kitchen, living area, and a spacious porch. It is important to mention that the bedroom is a loft and that you’ll have to climb a ladder to reach it. Serenity House offers stunning views of the valley due to its high location in the trees! If you’re looking to disconnect, this treehouse is the place to do it–there is no internet or TV here and minimal cell service.
The Treehouse of Center Hill Lake
The Treehouse of Center Hill Lake, located in Smithville, can sleep up to 10 guests and includes five decks, a hot tub, and even a direct trail to the lake. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, this Airbnb makes an ideal spot for a vacation with family! It even comes with several board games/decks of cards and a large sectional to watch movies. This treehouse also makes a wonderful place to disconnect, tucked away 10 minutes from the main road.
Sulfur Ridge-Tennessee’s First Luxury Treehouse ®
Sulfur Ridge is Tennessee’s first luxury treehouse rental and a unique Airbnb in the United States. It sits 15 feet above the forest floor, offering guests an intimate place to relax and enjoy nature. Note that this Airbnb is an adults-only property, so it’s perfect for a romantic getaway with your partner. Plus, Sulfur Ridge has all sorts of special touches, like the antique front door (from 1848), the 100-year-old stained glass window in the bathroom, the cast-iron tub, and even a jukebox! If you’d like to stay at this popular treehouse, I recommend moving quickly, because it’s normally booked out a few months in advance.
Pioneer Cabins + Luxury Treehouse with Lakeviews
This property is slightly different from the others listed above because it includes a collection of two pioneer-built cabins and a luxury treehouse. Between the cabins and the treehouse, this accommodation can sleep up to 14 people. Therefore, if you’re looking to travel in a large group and make special memories, this is the ideal place for you! Guests especially enjoy the large screened-in porch, the hot tub, outdoor shower, horseshoe pit, and fire pit seating area.
Treehouses near Chattanooga
Barn Owl Inn Treehouse
Barn Owl Inn is located within a small community of treehouses in Guild, Tennessee, near Nickajack Lake. This Airbnb is perfect for you if you’re looking to stay in a treehouse while also being only 20 minutes from Downtown Chattanooga. There’s even a three-person hot tub where you can relax after a day of hiking and exploring! Barn Owl Inn also includes a smart TV, wifi, and a king-sized bed on the top floor.
Baggenstoss Farms Treehouse
If you’d like to have a secluded weekend with your partner, you’ll love Baggenstoss Farms Treehouse! This Airbnb has one room with a sleeper sofa, coffee stand, snack basket, bed linens, and kitchenware to use on the campfire or the charcoal grill. Moreover, it features a wraparound porch, where you can relax and enjoy being amongst nature. The bathhouse is about a half-mile walk (or drive) from the treehouse, so this is definitely a more off-the-grid stay! Note that cell service is limited in this area. You also have access to three catch-n-release fishing ponds, a disc golf course, two bicycles, and hiking and biking trails.
Glamping at Deer Camp
In Dunlap, this 12×12 treehouse offers a complete glamping experience, with an outdoor kitchen, wifi, a smart TV, air conditioning, heating, a comfy queen bed, a greenhouse bathhouse, and a fire pit. Plus, it’s only 16.2 miles from Fall Creek Falls State Park and 9 miles from Savage Gulf Natural Area on the Cumberland Plateau. This Airbnb also includes board games, books, and even an outdoor theater!
Grandview Treehouse with Bluff Views!
Wayne’s Treehouse in Altamont, TN, makes for the perfect base to explore the nearby South Cumberland State Park. If hiking to bluffs and waterfalls are your thing, you’ll love staying in this Airbnb. Wayne’s can accommodate up to four guests in two bedrooms, and it also features wifi, AC/heating, a kitchen with cooking basics, and other essentials you’ll need for a weekend away. This treehouse cabin is approximately an hour from Chattanooga and an hour and a half from Nashville.
Treehouses in Northeast Tennessee
The Bostonian Treehouse in Johnson City
The Bostonian Treehouse, in Johnson City, Tennessee, features one bedroom and one bathroom as well as a kitchen, AC/heating, and all the essentials like linens, towels, and kitchenware. It provides a secluded oasis for couples while also being only 10-15 minutes from great restaurants and activities. Guests especially love roasting marshmallows on the small fire pit and lounging in the couch swing that hangs below the treehouse!
Tree House at Halo Hammocks in Elizabethton
This cozy treehouse is available in a combination rental with the Halo Hammocks main house. Altogether, these two accommodations sleep up to 10 people, making this the perfect spot for family reunions and gatherings. One of the highlights of this treehouse is its location right next to Cherokee National Forest. This Airbnb has a loft, main level, and a deck that overlooks a waterfall as far as its layout. Note that the bathroom is just a short walk away, in the main house!
Upper Stone Mountain Treehouse in Unicoi
Upper Stone Mountain Treehouse is located on 20 private acres and only a 20-minute drive to Johnson City, TN. It can accommodate a maximum of four guests between the king-sized bed and the sleeper sofa. The main level features a kitchen, a full bathroom, a gas log fireplace, and a flat-screen tv. You can tell this treehouse is a true labor of love, with unique touches like an outdoor shower and two clawfoot bathtubs. Besides the treehouse, you’ll also find a waterfall, hiking, mountain biking, and disc golf on the property.