There’s never been a better place to fulfill your childhood dreams of staying in a treehouse. Ziplines, lavender fields, massages, and river tubing are just some of the features that accompany treehouses found throughout Texas, proving that everything is bigger (and better) here! Whether you’re looking for a weekend adventure, a romantic getaway, or a quiet place to recharge, here are some of the state’s best treehouses to book for a night or two.
Davis Ranch Retreat
The Treehouse Spa Room at the Davis Ranch Retreat is somewhat of a celebrity—it was built by Pete Nelson in 2013 as part of Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters show, and its construction aired as the second-ever episode. Book a massage, take a luxurious steam shower, enjoy the deck, and explore the 40-acre retreat during your stay here. The quality and integrity of the Treehouse Spa Room is simply unparalleled!
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours seamlessly blends adventure and relaxation. By day, soar over the cypress trees of Hill Country on an incredible ziplining adventure, inspired by the owner’s travels in Costa Rica. By night, snuggle up above the treetops in one of four beautiful treehouses—one even includes an indoor waterfall. There’s no better place to experience all that nature has to offer.
Rio Frio Lodging
The Treetop Lodge by Rio Frio Lodging is nestled in the trees above the Frio River near Leakey. At nearly 2,000 square feet, this treehouse has the space to accommodate any kind of celebration or gathering. Go off the grid for a few days and opt for swims in the Frio River, dips in the hot tub, morning coffee on patios overlooking the trees, and dinner by the fireplace.
River Road Treehouses
New Braunfels, Texas
Located near the Guadalupe River on Jacob’s Creek, book one of six modern cabins with River Road Treehouses. When you’re not strolling the elevated treehouse decks, make use of the kayaks, canoes, and rope swing, or bring a tube and float down to the river. Here, it always feels like summer camp—but better!
Two beautiful treehouses are offered at Savannah’s Meadow outside of Dallas. The Majestic Oak Treehouse, named for the oaks that surround the home, sits nearly three stories above the ground. A live tree runs right through the center, allowing you to be with nature at all times. The Bare Creek Hollow Treehouse has two levels and overlooks a winding creek. Take the time to wander the property’s lavender fields and gardens to make your treehouse visit extra sweet.
–By Kristen Olson
Photo by Cypress Valley Canopy Tours