9 Magical Treehouses Families Can Actually Rent in New England

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Looking for an exciting new way to stay with the kids? It doesn’t get any better than these treehouse rentals in New England

When it comes to epic family vacations, New England offers plenty of options for families. There are rentals with epic pools and compounds where you and your besties can stay. But if we’re honest, nothing beats sleeping among the trees. And when it comes to treehouse rentals New England has more than its fair share of storybook stays. Your kids’ imaginations will soar when they wake up high above it all in the trees, listening to morning birds and bubbling streams.

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Moose Meadow Lodge Treehouse | Waterbury, VT

Stay in a two story log cabin in the trees when you rent this lakefront treehouse. Steeped in rustic cabin detail, it features a living and dining area on the first floor and a master bedroom upstairs. Kids will love the spiral staircase that wraps around an actual tree running through the house. Outside, Adirondack chairs give you a great lake view. Sit peacefully or cast a line into the trout-filled waters. The perk of this New England treehouse? It’s part of a bed and breakfast, so you’ll get a lovely meal each morning that you don’t have to prepare.

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $650/night
Online: airbnb.com

Related: Plan a Fall Escape: 10 New England Cabins to Rent Now

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Outpost Treehouse | St. Johnsbury, VT

Settle into the heart of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, not too far from New Hampshire’s White Mountains, this is an outdoor retreat that offers more than just a cozy treehouse for families to stay in. While we know you’ll love the master bedroom, lofted sleeping space for the kids, elevated deck, and kitchen with a farmhouse sink. Full of vintage and reclaimed materials, lots of love went into constructing this house. But beyond the stay it’s a jumping off point for all kinds of outdoor activities. Whether you want to mountain bike, hike, or ski, this treehouse rental in New England is the spot to stay when you do.

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $289/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Two-Story Treehouse by the Lake | Newbury, NH

A hand-crafted Hobbit door welcomes visitors to this luxurious two-story treehouse in New Hampshire. And it’s the attention to details that makes this treehouse rental in New England one for the books. Radiant heat helps warm cold toes in the colder months and the wrap-around deck gives you that 360 degree forest view that’s hard to beat. When bedtime hits, you can the kids can retire to separate rooms for the night. It even has AC for the hot summer months and a fireplace to keep you warm in the winter. A great travel destination any time of the year.

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $321/night
Online: airbnb.com

Related: Boston’s 10 Best Hikes for Kids (for When You Need to Get Outside)

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Stone City Treehouse | Hardwick, VT

Call the grandparents because this New England treehouse rental is a parents-only retreat. There’s lots to love about this charming rental among the trees–it’s situated by a stream, has a hammock where you can relax and read, and its simple pleasures means you can slow down a bit and enjoy time together. Cook dinner on the propane camp grill, and climb in the loft to settle in for a good night’s sleep (finally!). Settle in at the treehouse during your stay or check out the nearby activities like hiking, skiing, or tasting at local breweries and distilleries.

Sleeps: 2
Cost: $234/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Whimsically Designed Treehouse | Moretown, VT

If we didn’t know better, we’d think this charming treehouse rental in New England was the home of the Seven Dwarfs. Perched high in the trees, accessible by a wooden bridge, this rustic rental is full of charm. Designed by B’fer Roth, host of The Treehouse Guys, it incorporates actual trees into its living spaces. Inside the treehouse you’ll find beds to sleep seven, a fireplace, and kitchen, even toys for the kids. Just keep in mind the toilet is composting and many of the beds are in a loft that’s not walled off, so it’s best to sleep up there with your crew. Beyond the treehouse, families can hike, explore, and even swim in the nearby creek if it isn’t too cold yet. And if you want to head into town, Waterbury is only a 15 minute drive.

Sleeps: 7
Cost: $338/night
Online: airbnb.com

Related: 11 Incredible Group Getaways for Your Next Vacation

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Modern Treehouse with Water Views | Georgetown, ME

Perched at the top of a 21-acre wood, you can’t beat the lake views from this modern tree dwelling. An autumn stay is filled with all the season’s color and a winter visit should definitely include snow shoeing and a dip in the hot tub. In the main structure you’ll find two bedrooms, and a kitchen. Then wander over the rope bridge to the second structure where you’ll find a quiet living space to sit and ponder. Town isn’t too far away and it’s where families can explore quintessentially Maine beaches at Reid State Park or cruise to a lighthouse.

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $333/night
Online: airbnb.com

Treehouse on a Working Farm | Willington, CT

This treehouse rental on Bluebird Farm in Connecticut may only be 90 minutes from the city, but you’ll feel worlds away when you get there. The comfy space sleeps four and includes modern conveniences like a kitchenette, WiFi, and a fireplace. Beyond these comforts of home, kids will love seeing the farm animals. In the morning or evening they can get a guided farm animal tour so they can see them up close. During the day you can relax on the property or explore the area. Wineries, breweries, and antique shops take center stage here. In the evening, curl up around the firepit and watch the stars.

Good to Know: There is no guarantee of running water from November 15 to April 15 due to seasonal freezing. In other words, you may not have running water for dishes and showers if you book during this time.

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $231/night
Online: airbnb.com

Related: It’s Fall Y’all: Must-Do Activities for Boston Families

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Canopy Treehouse | Sanford, ME

If you want to strip away all the hustle and bustle of the city, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest, this is the treehouse for your family. Part of a larger footprint of tiny homes available on Littlefield Pond, it’s got everything you need to spend time in nature with the kids. Two bedrooms, both with queen beds, a fully stocked kitchen, even a hot tub out on the deck. Spend your days exploring the area, or simply head out the front door and down the spiral staircase to SUP or kayak on the lake or even fish for your dinner.

Insider Tip: If you can’t book this one, try the Sky Frame or Cliff House. Both are owned by the same group of families and are situated around the lake.

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $449/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Hermit Thrush Treehouse | West Pawlet, VT

You’ll double your fun at this two treehouse compound in western Vermont. A fantastic treehouse rental New England-style, it reeks of authenticity, and the owner warns that gnomes and elves might stop by for tea. Made with reclaimed materials, this rustic retreat is accessed by rickety stairs and bridge. It offers families an escape from city life that’s not always easy to find. Spread out in the three bedrooms, and plan to cook your meals in the open-air kitchen pavilion. Retire for the day around the firepit with s’mores and a sunset.

Good to Know: This rental is only available from June through October. Dogs are not allowed.

Sleeps: 11
Cost: $180/night
Online: airbnb.com

All photos from airbnb.com

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