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6 Gorgeous Treehouse Rentals in Montana

by Holly Riddle
Updated September 24, 2021

Gorgeous Treehouse Rentals in Montana
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Where better to rent a treehouse than in Big Sky Country, where there’s plenty to see the further you get from civilization — and the closer you get to the night sky?

From Yellowstone to Glacier National Park, the largest city of Billings to the wide open expanses of farmland, there’s plenty to explore during a trip to Montana. And there are plenty of remote places to explore — did you know that Montana is one of the least-populated states in the lower 48?

Renting a treehouse in Montana is a great way to connect with nature — after all, you’re quite literally in a tree — and give you a different view of Big Sky country you may not get from staying in a motel or lively campground in Glacier National Park.

But Montana is a big state. Where do you start your search for the perfect treehouse? The list below can help with that. Here are six Montana treehouse rentals worth your consideration.

Related read: 6 Epic Backpacking Routes in Glacier National Park, Montana

1. Meadowlark Treehouse

Meadowlark Treehouse Montana
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Why you should stay: Fairytale-inspired multi-store treehouse near Glacier National Park.

  • Location: Columbia Falls
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $52/night

Did someone wish for a treehouse straight out of a fairytale? Because that’s exactly what the Meadowlark Treehouse in Columbia Falls is. You could easily envision this compact treehouse, with its wooden spiral staircase and chimney spitting cheerful smoke, sitting in the midst of your favorite fairytale forest, be that Narnia or the forest outside Sleeping Beauty’s castle.

Exterior aside, there’s a reason why numerous magazines and TV channels like HGTV and the DIY Network featured this treehouse — the architecture and design impress at every angle. From the tree literally growing in the middle of the living room to the second spiral staircase, every spot in this Montana treehouse rental is thoughtfully built. And that includes the spacious decks, full indoor bathroom, and outdoor socializing space.

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2. Raven’s Nest Treehouse

Raven’s Nest Treehouse Montana
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Why you should stay: A modern A-frame in the trees

  • Location: Columbia Falls
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $599/night

For a modern take on luxury treehouse living, look no further than The Raven’s Nest Treehouse. It’s an A-frame structure accessed via staircase, boasting a woodsy-meets-industrial feel that’s both entirely modern yet somehow still rustic (think luxury ski lodge). There are trees both outside and inside in the home, with one rising through the dining area floor.

The decor mixes reclaimed wood with iron finishes, subway tile, and barn doors. The bedrooms are carpeted, which should keep your feet cozier on chilly Montana nights. Fortunately, you also get an outdoor fire pit to ensure you’re able to have a true Montana experience, complete with logs and stumps for seating. Both this home and the Meadowlark are on the same property, making them a good choice if you need a treehouse rental in Montana for a larger group.

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3. The Tamarack Chalet

The Chalet Montana
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Why you should stay: Luxury on the slopes.

  • Location: Whitefish
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 night
  • Rates from: $553/night

The Chalet is far from your standard treehouse. The exterior is reminiscent of a Swiss clock while the interior is entirely reminiscent of a luxury suite at your favorite ski resort. But maybe that’s because this treehouse isn’t deep in the woods like most Montana treehouse rentals: it’s on the slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort. There’s no better spot to stay for skiers in winter, especially considering this home has ski-in/ski-out access.

After you’re done shredding, you’ll have plenty of space to relax inside. The home has a refined decor with a fireplace next to the floor-to-ceiling windows, a back deck with a full dining table, and a large outdoor hot tub. It’s all about elegance; you won’t find wall-to-wall wood paneling here. At night, climb up to the chalet’s turret to catch a glimpse of the stars from the many windows (or just enjoy the constellations painted on the ceiling.)

This rental is part of the Snow Bear Chalets, which offers three lux treehouses plus a few cabins.

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4. Cozy Backcountry Treehouse

Cozy Backcountry Treehouse Montana
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Why you should stay: Rustic charm at a crazy good price near several hot springs.

  • Location: Darby
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $75/night

This backcountry treehouse is the perfect solution for those travelers who want to get off the grid and enjoy nature without actually, truly roughing it. It’s one of the best treehouse rentals in Montana for couples with one person who likes the backcountry experience but another who prefers creature comforts.

Surrounded by pine trees, the treehouse blends indoor and outdoor living space with a large living area beneath the tree house, shaded and outfitted with seating for two. The inside is functional if basic, though you’ll have to bring everything you need, including water. Fortunately, when you need to rinse off, there’s a warm outdoor shower and a few nearby hot springs.

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5. Papa’s Treehouse

Papa’s Treehouse Montana
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Why you should stay: Budget-friendly digs for the family near a cool mountain town

  • Location: Bozeman
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $119/night

It’s not always easy to find homestay accommodations that are suitable for the entire family — kids, grandparents and the family dog included — especially when you get into niche homestays like treehouses. However, Papa’s Treehouse ticks all the boxes for a family getaway in Bozeman, Montana. With room for five, bunk beds, a nook outfitted with everything your furry friend may need, and tons of outdoor space, everyone will have an enjoyable experience.

Something to keep in mind is that this treehouse does take you truly off the grid, with no electricity and no running water (though there is a private backcountry outhouse just a minute away.) That’s part of the fun for many families (and part of why this is one of the most affordable treehouse rentals in Montana, despite having room for five.)

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6. Cliff’s Cabin

Cliff’s Cabin montana
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Why you should stay: Grab your cowboy boots — this is as Montana as it gets.

  • Location: Livingston
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $204/night

Don’t fancy a stay in a treehouse during your Montana trip? No worries: this cabin may not be a treehouse, but it’s still as “Montana” as it gets. Cliff’s Cabin is a classic woodland trapper lodge handcrafted by Cliff himself. The cabin mixes original art with family antiques and wood features crafted from trees on property.

Even though this cabin isn’t technically a treehouse, it still boasts stellar views from its mountainside position. If you can take your eyes off the views and head indoors, you’ll find soaring ceilings in the living room, a wood-burning stove, taxidermy on the walls (which may be a hit or miss for some people), and deer antler chandeliers. The bedrooms are comfy-cozy with hand-stitched comforters. The outdoor living space offers a grill, a dining area, and a fire pit. There’s even a zip line and hiking trails.

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