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Kentucky is gorgeous in every season with an abundance of things to see and do, including plenty of outdoor adventures. If a tranquil stay immersed in nature sounds like your kind of way to enjoy it, you might want to consider one of the Bluegrass State’s fantastic treehouse rentals. From the spectacular Red River Gorge to Daniel Boone National Forest, these are your dreamiest options.
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Rentals are limited in the Red River Gorge area, but this custom-made treehouse provides a fairytale-like stay with a 15-foot glass garage door that can be opened to watch the sun go down over the mountains. After dark, head to the stargazing deck to enjoy the brilliant night’s sky. You’ll be just steps from a trail that winds through the forest alongside a creek and after a day of exploring come back to enjoy the swing that sits beneath, a covered outdoor patio with ambient lighting, and a cozy fireplace. While there is no Wi-Fi or TV, you will have a kitchen and a grill.
One of three treehouses located on 200 acres in Earthjoy village near Germantown, this enchanting treehouse is split into two structures, accommodating up to four adults and two children in two bedrooms. The tallest of the three, it’s 30-feet-high and includes a main cabin with a full-size bed, and by crossing the swinging bridge, you’ll reach the space that has a bunk bed with a twin and full-size bed. There’s a playground with a slide, swing, and two hammocks, a fully stocked kitchen, and a fireplace.
This unique off-grid treehouse offers a secluded location in the Red River Gorge Geological Area that requires a short walk through the forest. Immerse yourself in nature, enjoy spectacular views and forget all about your worries here. There are scenic trails right on the property to hike, you’ll find a seasonal outdoor shower with hot water too. The view from the glass bedroom with built-in skylights is to-die-for, with some of the other highlights including a screened-in hammock lounge, kitchen and a Weber charcoal grill, among many other amenities.
This off-grid treehouse hangs between a red oak and a hickory tree, providing a fun and peaceful glamping experience. It doesn’t have any running water but the hosts have supplied propane appliances, battery-powered lanterns, and a water jug sink. In the kitchen, you’ll find a gas stove, French press coffee pot, cookware, dishware, soap and some linens. Above the sink is a 5-gallon water dispenser for cooking and cleaning, along with two 5-gallon jugs of potable water. There is a private composting outhouse and guests have access to a guest shower and bathroom at the RRG headquarters too. Look forward to relaxing on the suspended hammock that sits on the deck, roasting marshmallows around your fire pit and cookouts on the charcoal grill.
Tradewinds Treehouse includes two treehouses that sit side by side, ideal for a family with three bedrooms, accommodating up to eight guests. It’s fully powered with electricity and includes a compact kitchen with a three-burner stove and half-fridge (no stove), running water, a private bathhouse, heat, a spring-fed hot tub available spring through fall, and even a slide. Hiking trails and climbing areas are nearby, including several within walking distance.
Located in the national forest, this custom-made treehouse sits among soaring trees and includes a 15-foot glass garage door that opens to bring the outside in, including spectacular sunset views over the mountains. A trailhead can be accessed right from the property to explore the forest of the Red River Gorge, and after dark from the stargazing deck, you can enjoy the countless twinkling stars in the night’s sky. The space accommodates up to four, with a ladder/stairs to reach the loft which includes a bed, full bathroom, and access to the stargazing deck.
The Corbin Home and Treehouse sit on 5 acres in the Daniel Boone National Forest just a short drive from Cumberland Falls. It’s an ideal option for a large family, small family reunion, or friends traveling together, sleeping a total of 10 guests in four bedrooms. You’ll have two different spaces, with the kids and the kids-at-heart sure to love the treehouse, and the rest of the party can rest in the main home. There are two wood-burning fireplaces, a satellite TV with a Blu-ray player and a shelf full of movies, along with a large deck for entertaining, and a basketball court. For an extra fee, you can bring Fido along too.
One of the three treehouses on private land in the national forest of the Red River Gorge, this custom-made space puts you up in the trees where you can hear the sounds of the owls along with a gentle stream, and be even closer to the stars above. It features a home-made stone fireplace area with bulb-strung lights that encircle the area, while the national forest trailhead is just steps away. It includes an outdoor grill and basic kitchenette items like a dorm-sized fridge, toaster oven, utensils and running water. There’s also an indoor heater shower and toilet so you won’t have to walk to an outhouse.
This one-room treehouse with a loft can sleep as many as eight guests in four double beds plus two futons that fold open. It offers a glamping experience with no electricity or plumbing, but you’ll have an outhouse, spring water, a propane fireplace and battery-powered lanterns. There’s also a shared-use kitchen for guests and a seasonal bathhouse with showers and flush toilets open between April and November. It’s part of a 100-acre farm, campground and event facility with other treehouses, cabins, yurts, and campsites. The owners live on the property and have a menagerie of animals like dogs, cats, chickens, and roosters, and native wildlife like deer, turkey and even the occasional bear might be spotted.
Featured on Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters, this treehouse offers an unplugged retreat for up to five (the hosts recommend two adults and three children under the age of 10). While it’s totally off-grid, the “Kentucky Climbers Cottage” includes electricity, a kitchenette, a wood-burning stove, a back-up space heater, and lights. Look forward to cooking up dinner on the gas grill or just relaxing on the deck with comfy seating and a view of the valley. Just below there’s a hammock to hang out in and there’s a fire pit for marshmallow roasting too. Making it even more fun, when you’re inside, the large barn doors open up to bring the inside in.
Located on a 100-acre “holler,” it’s all about nature at this treehouse in the picturesque Red Lick Valley, with gorgeous views, a stream, and hiking trails. It accommodates up to four guests in three beds, including a bunk bed with a full-size futon bottom bunk and a single top along with a single trundle. The treehouse is technically a 15-foot yurt, which as the hosts describes, is “nestled like a bird-nest 10 feet off the ground in a grove of walnut trees”. It has electricity, heat, and a/c as well as an adjacent outhouse. There’s also a shared-use kitchen and a seasonal bathhouse with flush toilets and showers available from April through November. The property has a playground with swings, two-disc golf baskets and discs along with a croquet set.