Tree Houses in the Pacific Northwest

Okay, so staying in a tree house is a ‘thing’ now. And it appears I’m VERY late to the party. But I’m all about tree house living! It really is like living out a childhood dream…your very own tiny house out underneath Mother Nature’s canopy.

If I could live full-time in a tree house…I would. But for now I’m going to have to settle for vacationing in one….or ten….wait, who am I kidding?  I’m going to stay in at least 20 tree houses before the end of this decade.

 

So which will I choose?

There are just. So. Many.

I will have to limit myself to just the Pacific Northwest–Oregon, Washington, British Columbia.  Because, y’know, this is a Pacific Northwest kinda website. And let me tell you, in restricting myself to these areas, I still will not be able to cover them all if I stay at just 20. So yeah, like I said, tree houses have become that popular. People will pay a handsome sum per night for the privilege of sleeping under the stars in something way better than a tent…or even a yurt! 

I am going to give you a list of awesome tree house accommodations that won’t break the bank. Let’s see…the average hotel room these days is about USD 160 a night. So my goal here is to offer up tree house accommodations in the PNW for under that amount. Here are a few:

 

Oregon

The Serendipitree sits 12 feet off the ground, and is a cozy tree house that will accommodate 2-3 people comfortably. At $150 (summer rate), it’s available all year ’round. Find it at the Out ‘n About Treesort in Cave Junction, Oregon. It’s on Hwy 99 just a few miles north of the California border. 

serendipitree cave junction, or

Photo courtesy of Out ‘n About Treesort

 

Here’s a couple that are available through AirBnB:

Sandy, OR. Gateway to Mt. Hood. Stay here.  Beautiful, Magical Treehouse

Bend, OR. Gateway to High Desert Country. Stay here. This one has a floating bed!! 

Floating Bed Treehouse

 

Washington

Africa in Auburn, WA. Smack dab between Tacoma and Seattle

Lovely Treehouse on Whidbey Island, WA  To get here, either take the ferry from Mukilteo, or drive south from Anacortes.

Afria in Auburn Treehouse

Afria in Auburn

 

Tree House Point, Fall City, WA. This one is perfect for weddings and/or groups, and the rates per night vary. But for groups the per person rate is pretty affordable.

Treehouse Point Washington

Photo courtesy of Treehousepoint.com

 

British Columbia

The Eve Sphere Stay in a big giant wooden eyeball. Surreal! On Vancouver Island, about 2 hours NW of Victoria.

Eve Sphere Treehouse

Photo courtesy of Free Spirit Spheres

 

Secret Cove Treehouse. On the secluded Sunshine Coast Highway, northwest of Vancouver, B.C.

Secret Cove Treehouse

 

Outa the Woods Another remote location, 37 km east of Cranbrook, B.C.

Outa the Woods Treehouse

 

And lastly…Cliffhouse Cottage – The Treehouse located on Galiano Island, B.C. 

Cliffhouse Treehouse

 

Things to Consider:

  • At the $160 or less rate, in most cases the bathroom will not be mere steps away from your bed. You will likely have a short walk to the nearest restroom facility, modern outhouse, or host’s living quarters.
  • Running water will also tend to be a luxury that these super-cute and affordable tree houses just could not swing. But hey, this is GLAMPING at its best. So just roll with it. How often do you get to live out your childhood fantasies, anyway?
  • Many of these economical tree houses stays are with AirBnB, which means each host will have their own set of rules. Following them will ensure a better stay for you, as well as a worry-free experience for your gracious host.

I invite you to get in on the tree house craze. It really is a magical experience, especially in our gorgeous Pacific Northwest environment. Below are a couple of resources that readily offer tree house accommodations.

 

Resources

Glampinghub.com – A great website for any and all outdoorsy accommodations.

AirBnB – continues to grow in popularity with affordable, intimate lodging by local hosts.

Tree Houses in the Pacific Northwest

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  • Kevin

    March 29, 2017 at 6:05 am
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    Nice post here... It is for the people like me nature lover. What is the best time to visit these tree houses?

    • Explorer Sue
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      March 29, 2017 at 5:56 pm
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      Hi Kevin, Very glad you like the post! The nice thing about tree houses is that you can enjoy them any time of year, since you […] Read MoreHi Kevin, Very glad you like the post! The nice thing about tree houses is that you can enjoy them any time of year, since you don't have to contend with the weather, or a particular 'busy' season. With most destinations, the busy season would be late Spring and summer months. I would say the main thing to consider is just being able to reserve one during those times. The earlier you book, the better! And of course, the less expensive tree houses go fast. Read Less

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