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6 Amazing and Affordable Treehouse Rentals in Virginia

by Lauren Melnick
Updated October 24, 2021

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Virginia is one of those spellbinding states. Prepare to be dazzled by it’s beauty at first blush, but as you peel back the layers you’ll discover history, adventure, and a surprising variety of terrain and landscapes.

Four of the first five U.S. presidents were born in Virginia. It’s the site of the Civil War battles and the home of the Algonquian people. Wine lovers have more than 300 wineries to sip through, and the natural attractions are world-class. From scenic drives to Shenandoah National Park and the barrier islands of Chincoteague and Assateague, you’re spoiled for choice. Whether you’re a history buff, avid hiker, or love discovering new wines to add to your collection, you’ll find it in Virginia.

So what better way to continue the sense of adventure than by staying in a treehouse rental in Virginia? Ditch your phone for the weekend and sign up for a digital detox in the woods — though, yes, some Virginia treehouse rentals have Wi-Fi. Go rugged in a camping-style treehouse, or book a luxurious treetop stay with every creature comfort.

If you’re itching to get out of the house and go somewhere new, here are the best treehouses in Virginia.

Related read: 11 Best West Virginia Airbnbs for a Unique Country Getaway

1. Trillium Treehouse

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Why you should stay: Close to hiking trails and wineries but offers total seclusion at night.

  • Nearest town: Linden
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $195/night

In the center of Virginia is the state’s star attraction: Shenandoah National Park. Part of its boundaries protects the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains, whose peaks boast an impressive 5,000 feet of elevation.

For hikers planning a getaway to Virginia, Linden is the perfect base to explore the trails. The town is only a 13-minute drive to the park entrance and other natural attractions like the Skyline Caverns.

Trillium Treehouse is on a farm in Linden and offers total seclusion as it’s surrounded by forest. The small home (ladder-access, by the way) has a circular balcony; an excellent spot to relax with a glass of cabernet from the nearby wineries. When the stars come out, cozy up by the outdoor fire pit and take in the free show.

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2. The Maury River Treehouse

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Why you should stay: Lux treehouse near hiking, hot springs, and skiing.

  • Nearest town: Rockbridge Baths
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $315/night

Who says treehouses have to be basic?

The Maury River Treehouse elevates treehouse living in Rockbridge Baths. You’ll have every creature comfort you desire, from heated floors and defogging mirrors to electronic blackout blinds and a giant fireplace.

During the day, drive up to the Goshen Pass Trailhead. It’s a tranquil spot for hiking, picnics with the family, and trout fishing. If you’re traveling to Virginia in the summer, you can stop by the Maury River Swimming Hole to cool off after a hike. And winter guests will have Wintergreen to the east and Homestead to the west for skiing and tubing.

Don’t feel like venturing too far from your treehouse? The property is mere steps away from the Maury River. Pack your fishing rods, take the kayak out, or sit on the riverbanks with a good book. It’s not the cheapest treehouse rental in Virginia, but it’s probably the most luxurious.

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3. The Joshua Treehouse

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Why you should stay: Soak in a 16-foot-high hot tub.

  • Nearest town: Bridgewater
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $199/night

Combining simple rustic architecture, a spiral staircase, and a two-person copper tub on the deck, Joshua Treehouse is an amazing Virginia treehouse rental that’ll leave you swooning, drooling, and never wanting to leave.

Towering pine trees dwarf the 16-foot-high property to create plenty of privacy, though you are on the host’s property and not too far from the driveway. Guests can walk to the riverside hammock, spend a lazy afternoon underneath the trees, or take the kayaks and paddle down the river.

Inside, the tasteful decor adds to the cozy atmosphere. Each item seems carefully curated, leaving the space feeling minimalist but not empty. The lofted bedroom comes with skylights, a queen-sized mattress, and uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape.

While there’s no TV to “Netflix and chill,” there is an indoor fireplace for chilly winter nights and an outdoor grill for summer cookin’.

The only downside? This space is incredibly popular and is usually booked up months in advance.

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4. Trailside Treehouse

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Why you should stay: A treehouse made for the whole family (or adventurous friends.)

  • Nearest town: Richmond
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $259/night

The Trailside Treehouse is made for traveling families. There are board games aplenty, tons of snacks, and the popular Buttermilk Trail (one of the top single-track bike or hike trails in the state) is only a minute from the property.

This Virginia treehouse rental has a twisty tube slide, a playground with swings, and fun indoor activities like darts to ensure kids or playful adults don’t get bored.

To get inside, you’ll cross a wooden bridge to enter the main deck. All sides have mosquito screens, which are a must-have on summer nights. The second floor has a queen bed and bunk-bed cot, but if you have more than four guests, the hosts can remove the hammocks and put more sleeping pads on the lower level. The accommodations are very basic (minimal electricity, no running water) so make sure that works for you before booking.

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5. Tranquil Treehouse Cottage

Tranquil Treehouse Cottage Virginia
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Why you should stay: Romantic escape into the woods with all the creature comforts.

  • Nearest town: Waterford
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $199/night

Tranquil is a gorgeous combination of a treehouse and a cottage. On a hillside overlooking the forest, you’ll feel like you’re in really in nature, despite the lux indoor surrounds.

You can sit outside on the private deck with your morning coffee and keep an eye out for the bald eagles that call the area home. During the summer months, you can hop into the outdoor shower in case you worked up a sweat hiking or biking (or wine tasting.)

When it comes to amenities, you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable stay. There’s Wi-Fi, a dedicated workspace, and a full kitchen for couples who like to cook together.

With a max of three guests, the treehouse is perfect for a romantic getaway. Take a drive into town, visit an area winery, have lunch at the Vino9Market, and explore attractions like the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (which has a lot to see and do nearby). You’re also only an hour from DC if you want to check out the Smithsonian museums or catch a Nats game.

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Related Read: 9 Incredible Kentucky Treehouses For a Southern Getaway

6. Rustic One-Bedroom Treehouse

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Why you should stay: The perfect home for a “not checking my email” escape.

  • Nearest town: Palmyra
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $208/night

Located in the small town of Palmyra, this rustic one-bedroom treehouse speaks to couples looking to disconnect from city living for a weekend and reconnect with each other. There’s no Wi-Fi, and not a ton to do in the area. For some people that may be a turn off, but if you’re looking to just relax and give yourself a mental break for the weekend, this is the spot.

The property is in the woods at Backabit Farm. There’s room for two, with a king-sized bed, seating for two around an indoor fireplace, and even a hammock for two outside.

This Virginia treehouse rental is great if you just want to relax in nature. The deck has a love seat from which you may spot wildlife, and the propane fire pit is an ideal location for curling up late into the night with someone special.

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