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11 Magical Treehouse Rentals in Virginia For Your Bucket List

Looking for the coolest and most unique treehouse rentals in Virginia? Well, look no further, as I’ve scoured the internet and found some unbelievable glamping Treehouse stays across this amazing state!

Given that much of its landscape remains forested, and that its physical geography is shaped by the untamed Blue Ridge Mountains, there can be few places in America better-suited to treehouse rentals than Virginia. You can find dreamily remote properties where walking trails pass the front steps, black bears prowl the forests, and you can catch the sunset either from a hot tub on the deck, or cuddled up around a wood burning stove.

Whether you’re fishing Chesapeake Bay, touring historic locations such as Monticello, or looking to make the most of Virginia’s great natural paradise for hiking, horse riding and canoeing, there are few better options for accommodation than a treehouse. Take your pick from rustic charm with just the basic amenities, to modern luxury, and childhood fantasies that families especially will adore.


Treehouse at Chic’s Beach

Location:Chic’s Beach, Virginia Beach

Price: $135+ per night

https://www.vrbo.com/1352037

If you’re looking for a unique beach escape, The Chic’s Beach Treehouse is the perfect choice. With water views located just 1/2 block to the beach, Chic’s Beach is found on the north side of Virginia Beach. In a delightfully eclectic neighborhood, it’s a great place to ride bikes, go skateboarding, or enjoy a lovely sunset walk on the beach. With several restaurants and a micro-brewery within walking distance, as well as a mini-mart, the location cannot be beat.

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Treehouses in Virginia at Chic's Beach

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Tree Top Cabin on the Shenandoah River

Location: Luray

Price: $285+ per night

https://www.vrbo.com/1141495

This purpose-built vacation rental sits on an 18-acre ‘fish trap’ that was known to Native Americans hundreds of years ago. Sleeping eight guests across three bedrooms, this is not strictly a treehouse, but is certainly raised up among the trees, and deserves mention for its accessibility. The property was designed with wheelchair users in mind, so if you want a treehouse experience but can’t use ladders or swing bridges, this place is for you.

The spacious property has modern furnishings and amenities, with luxurious hardwood flooring and huge windows in the living room that bathe it in natural light. Outside there’s a large deck with a gas grill and a hot tub to soak in at sunset.

There is a vast range of outdoor activities available in the area, both winter and summer. Horse riding, skiing, kayaking and wine tasting are all options, as is a busy calendar of events: the Page County Heritage Festival in October is a great time to visit and scoop up lots of handcrafted gifts for Christmas.

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Tree Top cabin on the Shenandoah River

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Lakeside Treehouse

Location: Kilmarnock

Price: $355+ per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/45241904 

Positioned on a private lot leading down to the waterfront, the sunrises and sunsets over the lake here at this Virginia treehouse are as magnificent as you would probably expect. A wraparound deck offers plenty of points to take a photo, doze in the sunshine, or appreciate the views with a glass of wine.

Inside, this bright and airy accommodation offers spacious, comfortable living quarters sleeping guests across two Master bedrooms (one of which has its own private deck) and a twin. You’ve got all the amenities that you’ll need for a weekend away, or a much longer stay.

Not that you’d feel much of a need to leave the property, but in the area you’ve got plenty of wineries for tasting sessions, and you’re just about close enough to Washington DC for a long day-trip. And nearby, of course, the vast and beautiful Chesapeake Bay. 

Treehouse On Lake in Virginia

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Eagles Nest

Location: Shenandoah

Price: $245+ per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/41558082 

This attention-grabbing structure offers 900 square feet of rustic luxury 17 feet up in the treetops. Sleeping four guests, the treehouse has all the amenities you’ll need from a kitchenette to a washer-dryer (handy for rainy day hikes), WiFi, gas fireplace and a surround sound system.

Outside you’ve got an open deck complete with hammocks, gas grill and firepit, as well as a hot tub inside a screened porch. It’s a lovely treehouse to come back to mid-afternoon and just relax.

Naturally, there are no end of things to do for the active traveler. Shenandoah National Park is right on your doorstep; there is kayaking on the river, horseback riding, the famous Luray Caverns (the largest in the eastern United States), and historic Monticello, where Thomas Jefferson was buried on his plantation.

Eagles Nest Tree House

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Trailside Treehouse

Location: Richmond

Price: $270+ per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20724950 

Ranked by Airbnb as one of the best places to stay in all Virginia, this is the kind of treehouse that you dream of building (and living in!) as a kid. It’s not luxurious, it’s not glamping, it’s a fantasy treehouse designed by a renowned Richmond architect, and resembling a fire tower in appearance.

Spanning two storeys, the treehouse is built from reclaimed redwood and sits in the backyard of a private home. You’ll have a private entrance to the main house’s basement where there is a bathroom and lounge area. Sleeping six comfortably, the treehouse itself is accessed over a rope bridge, and offers hammocks, a fire pit, and complementary bike hire.

There are plenty of riverside trails in the area to explore on foot or two wheels, including the popular Buttermilk Trail. The treehouse is set on five wooded acres, and is dog-friendly too so there’s no need to leave the pooch at home. 

Trailside Treehouse - Riverside in Richmond, VA

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Secluded Treehouse

Location: Stanardsville

Price: $140+ per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/886469 

There are 700-odd reviews of this Virginia treehouse, averaging over 4 stars., which should give you a measure of its quality. Amenities include eco-friendly dimmable lighting, oak and Italian tile flooring, a queen-size cherry pencil post bed, and a private gazebo. 300-foot catwalks connect you with a wood-fired sauna, and another gazebo nearby.

The impressive structure is set within spacious grounds that guests are free to explore, with lots of birds, squirrels and bunnies to be spotted around. There are ponds, nature trails, a picnic area with firepit, a dipping pool and even a frisbee golf course!  There is also a communal barn where guests can come together, meditate or get massages. Private yoga lessons can be arranged in a local studio if booked in advance.

Expect all-season loveliness, but you may enjoy it best in the fall and winter, when you can cosy up around the wood-burning stove with a mug of coffee made from locally roasted, organic beans.

Secluded Tree House Virginia

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Massanutten Rustic Treehouse Cabin with Views

Location: Luray

Price: $130+ per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4663843 

If you’re looking for a place where you can really disconnect from the modern world, this cosy, shaker-style cabin will be just the ticket. Set 1500 feet up Massanutten Mountain, with stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park, the cabin offers blissful seclusion and some truly epic sunrises. Black bears roam the woods in search of berries. 

Your rustic mountain hideaway has no cable, no WiFi. What it does have is natural spring water, a balcony where hummingbirds flock, and an ample stock of wood to keep the stove toasty and warm throughout your stay. There is a bathroom built from reclaimed wood, and a grill on the deck with a set of rocking chairs you’ll fall in love with. This is a great treehouse for groups, sleeping six across two bedrooms and futons in the living room.

In the surrounding area there is hiking on the Stephen Trail, the Luray Caverns, horseback riding, wine tasting and cycling. But most likely your favourite memories will simply be relaxing on the deck with a glass of wine to hand, drinking in those enormous views. 

Massanutten Rustic Treeehouse Cabin with Views

Credit: Airbnb


Enchanting cottage in the trees

Location: Charlottesville

Price: $125+ per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20978933 

Enchanting, in fact, barely does this Charlottesville treehouse rental justice. Cosy and charming, and tucked into the woods, it is an ideal place for couples or anyone in need of a peaceful retreat for a few days. The rooftop deck, where you’ll find a firepit and hammocks, opens on to the canopy, and you’re surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of mountains and tall trees. 

The treehouse sleeps two guests, a double bed in the loft accessed by a sturdy ladder. There is a gas fireplace and a kitchenette, and large windows that look out onto the woods and let in plenty of natural light. 

As for what to do, there are numerous wineries and breweries in the area to wander, plus Jefferson’s plantation home at Monticello, and in the evenings you’re just a short drive from the many restaurants of downtown Charlottesville.

Mountain Time Enchanted Tree Cottage

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Luxury Blue Ridge Mountains Treehouse

Location: Meadows of Dan

Price: $700+ per night

https://primland.com/stay/tree-houses/

Crafted from fragrant red cedar wood and set within the limbs of one of the oldest oak trees on this property, the Golden Eagle treehouse is a true luxury getaway ideal for couples and especially honeymooners. Sleeping two people, it’s part of a wider resort that offers a spa, golfing, sport shooting and fine dining accompanied by wines from an excellent cellar.

Fitted with stylish and modern amenities, this Virginia treehouse rental boasts outstanding panoramas from an ample deck. It is situated on a mountain peak overlooking Roaring Creek and the Dan River, 1300 feet below, with views down the Kibler Valley to North Carolina.

This relaxing retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains was designed and prefabricated in France by one of that country’s most respected treehouse architectural firms – and if you’re amazed to hear such a thing exists, wait ‘til you see how amazed you feel stepping into the Golden Eagle.


Shenandoah Treehouse

Location: Stanley

Price: $150+ per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/24630929 

Backing on to the Shenandoah National Forest and just a 20-minute drive from Luray, this Virginia treehouse rental sleeps six guests across three bedrooms, with dogs allowed on the premises for a supplement.

It’s less than two hours by car to Washington DC, but you can be hiking on the iconic Appalachian Trail within moments. This is the type of place you want if you want to get away from it all for a while – in the winter 4WD vehicles are often needed to get access. Don’t think the seclusion means you lose out on amenities however. You can expect spacious, modern and well-appointed accommodation.

How might a perfect day here unfold? Start by enjoying your morning coffee out on the deck listening to the wind ruffling the trees and the creek burbling along. Then pack up for a day of hiking trails in the forest, touring vineyards, canoeing or fishing in a community lake. And come back in the afternoons to put your feet up around the wood-burning stove. Bliss.

Shenandoah Treehouse & Mountain Lodge

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Lakeside Treehouse

Location: Charlottesville

Price: $210+ per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/24819731

Hoisted up and around a mighty oak tree, this Virginia treehouse feels very remote, but is close enough to Charlottesville to make exploring its many bars and restaurants a breeze. The spectacular Shenandoah National Park, with miles of hiking trails, is also conveniently close.

Inside the treehouse you’ll find a quirky decor, with a snug loft sleeping space that is accessed by ladder – if you’re reasonably fit you should have no difficulties. The other amenities include a kitchenette with a mini fridge, microwave and coffee pot – there’s also an outdoor propane grill. You’ll also have use of a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower a short distance from the treehouse.

This property is set on a working farm with micro pigs, chickens and bees. You’ll encounter squirrels, woodpeckers and deer, and in the evenings cosying up around the firepit expect a few curious goats coming around in search of a handful of raisins.


Magical hillside tree house

Location: Stanardsville

Price: $110+ per night (2 nights minimum stay)

http://www.lydiamountainlodge.com

Convenient both for Charlottesville, and Shenandoah National Park with its waterfalls, wildflower meadows and wood hollows where deer and black bear roam, this Virginia treehouse is tucked away on a private hillside amid 10 forested acres. The trees provide shade in the summer, and majestic mountain views in fall and winter.

Inside, natural light floods the living spaces through floor-to-ceiling A–frame windows in the Great Room. The treehouse can accommodate up to eight guests across a range of sleeping arrangements including a queen, and a double fitted with a handsome brass bed, making it ideal for larger groups and families.

The treehouse is full of little touches that show the care the owners have taken with it. The upstairs bathroom has a lovely copper sink, for instance, and the pantry is kept well-stocked with spices. Expect to be wonderfully comfortable. The loft has an entertainment center great for kids to relax in at the end of a long day hiking, while on cold evenings you can cluster around the wood burning stove, and cook up a feast on the gas grill that sits on a spacious wraparound deck.


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