Looking for the BEST Treehouse rentals in Colorado? Very smart decision, because Colorado is practically designed for unique outdoors adventures. Home to the iconic Rocky Mountains, teeming with forests, canyons, rivers and plains, it’s a dream destination for anyone with a passion for skiing, hiking, mountain biking or fishing. And as you would expect, there are plenty of unique accommodations available here too.
Colorado treehouse rentals run the gamut from compact places ideal for couples, to spacious guesthouses that groups and larger families will love. We’ve also included here a few more unusual places that while not suspended in the air, are surrounded by trees and offer an unforgettable stay.
1) Rocky Mountain Ranch Treehouse
Price: $344+ per night
Just 30 minutes south of Denver you will find a nature-inspired treehouse on a working ranch in beautiful Larkspur, Colorado! Enjoy the private deck with grill & fire-pit. For those cooler nights, cuddle up by the artificial fireplace heater or under the covers of your king-sized bed to watch movies. Included is a fully-functional kitchen and a loft with additional beds.
Enjoy a night under the stars with your favorite Colorado Craft beer or cocktail in hand, a morning cup of coffee on the balcony, or quality time spent at the grill with your family or friends. We even offer some complimentary kayaks for use at Monument or Palmer Lake Lake, just a few minutes down the street.
2) Little Red Treehouse
Price: $250+ per night
Situated on the way to Rocky Mountain National Park, and offering expansive views from a balcony shaded by craftily placed umbrellas, this Colorado treehouse rental near Lyons is a wonderfully peaceful spot for a couple to spend a weekend or more.
Sleeping a maximum of two guests in a pulldown Murphy bed, the cosy property has WiFi, heating and air conditioning for comfort, plus a kitchenette and shower. It is reached by stairs from a large lawn below, where you’ll find a swing, a picnic area and also a pergola to sit beneath – bringing along a Frisbee is recommended!
The location is superb – you’re walking distance from numerous hiking and biking trails (bikes can be rented), fishing and river tubing, as well as restaurants, shops and a thriving Bluegrass scene. But as many of the 350+ reviews of this treehouse, averaging almost 5 stars, will tell you: it’s likely you’ll want to spend most of your time on the balcony, watching the hummingbirds as they come to feed just a few feet away.
3) Treehouse Lodge
Price: $735+ per night
Sitting in the salt water hot tub, on the balcony of this handsome treehouse hotel in Colorado, admiring views of the Quandary Peak Range in the distance, you’ll probably think to yourselves, ‘we should have done this a long time ago.’
Impressively managing to be both cosy and spacious, the property sleeps six across three bedrooms making it ideal for larger families or groups of friends. You can spread out across an open concept kitchen, dining and living area, and after meals retreat to a separate games room where there is a pool table, wide screen TV and bar. There are also plenty of little seating nooks around for anyone wanting a little privacy.
The accommodation is built from western cedar trees, and offers rustic mountain luxury just a short drive (or free bus ride) from Breckenridge. It’s a place for four-season outdoor adventures – hiking, skiing, dog sledding – and then when you get back you’ll have all the amenities you need for comfort, from WiFi to wood burner, laundry facilities to BBQ. Last one in the hot tub has to wash up!
4) Rocky Mountain Treehouse
Price: $310+ per night
This magnificent Colorado treehouse was built by hand in 1971, and sits on two acres of land through which bears sometimes roam. You’ll be safely out of reach though, at 25 feet above ground in property attached to four huge spruce trees. Make no mistake, this is a real treehouse, bursting with rustic appeal.
You can spend your days hunting for firewood, dozing in a hammock, or splashing around in the stream. Aspen and Glenwood Springs are both close by as well. The evenings are for stargazing either from the hot tub, or through the two large skylights in the loft. You can cosy up around the wood burning stove while the BBQ on the deck heats up, and watch out for wildlife including deer, racoons, squirrels and hummingbirds.
There is no WiFi here, or cell service, so you’ll get back to nature very quickly. Dogs naturally will love it here too, and can be accommodated for a supplement.
5) Hot Springs Treehouse
Price: $646+ per night
This spacious riverfront treehouse offers 5 bedrooms and bathrooms along with a kitchen, TV, patio and Wifi. This holiday home is great for cycling in the summer and skiing in the winters. Enjoy the beautiful mountain views and take a dip in the heated outdoor pool.
6) Gateway Canyon Yurt
Price: $230+ per night
At 760 square feet this is the largest prefab yurt on the market, and your accommodation will include a full bath with hot running water, a modest but well-equipped kitchen, and furnishing such as a wooden dining table with chairs, a custom hand-carved log bed, and even a rocking chair. Essentially, all the home comforts you’ll need, as well as the essential French press of course!
This yurt is a perfect summer or fall getaway, and also winter, for those happy to brave the cold. It’s located in the scenic Unaweep Canyon, surrounded by steep granite walls, trees and blue skies that reveal a glittering tapestry of stars at night. There is superb hiking at Gateway Canyons Resort a short drive away, and in the area you also have horseback riding, mountain biking, ATV tours, rock climbing and the highly regarded Gateway Auto Museum.
Deer, wild turkeys and bighorn sheep wander around while you fire up the charcoal grill or cuddle up around the fireplace. This Colorado yurt is perfect for a romantic couple’s retreat, or a unique honeymoon destination.
7) Treetop on River Bend
Price: $130+ per night
Fraser is one of the coldest towns in the lower 48, but you won’t notice any hint of a chill once you get the wood burner fired up in this comfortable treehouse loft. Offering a spacious, one-bed accommodation, it’s conveniently located for the nearby Winter Park, as well as fishing and hiking in the surrounding area.
The country decor comes complete with stuffed mountain lion, elk, deer and pronghorn head mounts in the living room, all of them harvested in the meadows around Fraser.
After getting your mountain zen on all day, you can cook either in the open plan kitchen diner, or on the gas grill on a huge balcony from where you’ll hear the relaxing sounds of the river nearby. A seriously comfortable option for anyone planning a visit to Winter Park.
8) Angel’s Camp
Price: $220+ per night
Staying at this ranch cabin you’ll share the area with a troop of rescued horses (there for interaction and healing, rather than trail riding). The cabin has its own private entrance to the national forest nearby, and is located only five minutes drive from Carbondale, 20 from Glenwood Springs, and just 30 from Aspen.
You’ll love the open spaces and vaulted ceilings of this Colorado accommodation, the wrap around deck for outdoor relaxing and cooking, and the shared outdoor spa area with a mineral water hot tub, and a large bear-claw bath.
Dogs are allowed provided they’re well-behaved around the deer, elk and wild turkeys that frequent the area. There is plenty of walking to be had on this 18-acre ranch and in the forest, as well as a hot spring nearby, blissful stargazing, and regular yoga sessions for those in the mood.
9) Creede Yurt
Price: $165+ per night
This Colorado yurt promises a real wilderness getaway in the San Juan Mountains, near the funky town of Creede. Ranked as one of the best remote guesthouses in Colorado, it requires a 4WD vehicle to access even in summer – winter guests need to ski or snowshoe, perhaps breaking trail through deep snow, and melting it for drinking water as there is none on the property itself. It’s a true adventurer’s accommodation.
What you lack in modern home comforts you more than make up for in solitude however. The yurt occupies 27 acres of private land surrounded by national forest, with no other structures in sight. There is no power beyond a basic solar system, no internet or cell phone service, nothing but you… and the views. Outside the front door the land drops off into the East Willow Canyon and Phoenix Park with its perennial waterfalls. You’ll have your morning coffee admiring the huge La Garita Mountains – the La Garita Wilderness area is just a short walk away.
Self-reliance is key here, but you’ll have everything you need including unlimited firewood for the stove that will keep you toasty warm even in the depths of winter, a coffee percolator, propane range, separate shower and a compost toilet. Solar lanterns are also provided but to be honest at night you’ll have all the light you need from the spectacular stars.
10) Treehouse Hot Springs
Price: $715+ per night
Situated close to Mount Princeton and the Chalk Cliffs, this double-octagon shaped treehouse is a fantastic option for large groups, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms, and two living rooms.
The property boasts floor to ceiling windows that let in vast quantities of natural light and look out across a nearby creek where guests can fish or wad. There is a firepit and grills for afternoon socialising, as well as a 27-foot soaking pool, and a heavily treed lot.
In the surrounding area you’ve got backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding available in winter, and in the summer whitewater rafting, kayaking and hiking. This Colorado treehouse is a great place for anyone with a passion for exploring the Great Outdoors.
11) Quonset Hut
Price: $120+ per night
Set on a small farm near Lory State Park, Horsetooth Reservoir and Fort Collins ( beer lovers should visit in late June for the brewing festival), cute and cosy about sums this unique Colorado accommodation up.
Built in the 1950s, the hut was originally the quarters for the milking hands when the property was a dairy. Today it’s a wonderfully quaint guesthouse, with a shabby chic decor, and a private yard where you can toss around a Frisbee, or enjoy a coffee next to the pasture.
Your amenities here include WiFi, and a small kitchen that is kept stocked with fresh eggs from the chickens, milk from the goats, and vegetables from the garden. Llamas and turkeys make up the rest of the farm’s population!
12) Wonder Haus
Location: Pagosa Springs
Price: $435+ per night
If you’re after quirky Colorado accommodation, this earth home in Pagosa Springs will entrance you. Set in seven acres surrounded by the San Juan National Forest, the guesthouse is powered by passive solar energy, and has a three-storey observation tower for stunning stargazing. Both main bedrooms have walk-out patios, while there are also two ladder-accessible loft rooms, and sleeping arrangements in the tower too, so it’s great for groups.
This unconventional property does get chilly in winter, if you’re visiting for Wolf Creek or Purgatory which are both a short drive away. But extra blankets, logs and space heaters are provided.
Outside of winter, Pagosa Springs is home to the world’s deepest geothermal hot springs, and the area also offers hiking, mountain biking, fishing and pretty much anything outdoorsy you could wish for.
13) Geodesic Dome
Price: $290+ per night
A sublime Colorado accommodation for groups or family get-togethers, this unique guesthouse near Fraser sleeps up to 12 people, with three bathrooms (each with underfloor heating), and plenty of outdoor space. Natural light floods the bedrooms which all have their own thermostat for comfort.
On the Winter Park route – a free shuttle bus stops at the end of the driveway during ski season – the property also boasts a sunroom, a two-person steam shower, a firepit and a gas BBQ on the spacious deck.
It’s the perfect place for sociable gatherings: the dining table easily seats everyone for shared meals from the well-provisioned kitchen, and it has a secluded atmosphere, nestled among the trees.
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