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Did you know that approximately 60 percent of the state of Pennsylvania is covered in forests? Something that has stuck with me from my Pennsylvania travels is the abundance of green space and acres of trees in natural settings, rural areas, and small towns. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that there are some amazing treehouses where you can spend the night and immerse yourself in the beauty of this environment.
These are the coolest treehouse rentals in Pennsylvania to choose from.
With space for six people, this Ohio treehouse has two bedrooms and one bathroom for guests. It is a unique getaway spot close to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Ohiopyle. The home is just over a quarter-mile off a country road and by a hiking trail that will take you to a clear mountain stream. The treehouse has 900 square feet of living space and three covered patio spaces. It also has a full kitchen, a 20-foot vaulted ceiling living room, a flat-screen TV, books, and Wi-Fi. The loft beds are best for people under five feet tall due to the ceiling height. Bring a 4WD vehicle to access the treehouse in the winter, and stock up on food and drinks before you arrive.
This treehouse offers a luxurious glamping experience on a 16-acre, 100-year-old farm. There’s a bedroom with a king-size bed and two single beds, onsite parking, a slide, a hot tub, a shared outdoor shower, and a private porta-potty. You’ll climb a short flight of stairs to access the treehouse and can soak up the views from the lounge chairs or hot tub. Well-behaved dogs are allowed here, and the hot tub is available from May through September. The treehouse is a perfect fit for four people, but there is a tent site here, too, for additional guests.
You can stay in this pet-friendly treehouse with one other person and go totally off the grid. It is perched 30 feet above the forest floor and has a queen-size bed in the bedroom. This treehouse is insulated and heated by a wood-burning stove. There is a generator that powers the shower and charges your devices. The bathroom offers a composting toilet and hot-water shower. The host provides guests with fresh drinking water, kitchen supplies, and access to the two acres of woods surrounding the treehouse. Cell phone service is available here.
For your next family getaway, consider this Pennsylvania treehouse that sleeps four people. It is a glampsite with modern luxury and has private bathrooms at each site. At the rental, you’ll have a queen-size bed and two twin beds, as well as cooking supplies, a private outdoor shower, and a slide that the kids will love. The rental, known as Cardinal 1, is fun for families with children and convenient because the private bathroom with a flush toilet and sink is just 50 feet from the site. Starting in the late fall, the outdoor showers are turned off, but potable water and a heater are available.
Four people can stay in this treehouse in the Pittsburgh area and enjoy a guest suite and treehouse. The rental property includes a walk-in basement with modern amenities, a king-size bed, a luxurious shower, and an entertainment area. The treehouse is in a forested area and has an exterior deck, first-floor lounge space, and a small loft with a full-size bed and balcony. Combined, these two spaces give you the best of both worlds for your adventure. Meanwhile, the outdoor area offers a hammock, chairs, a pond, trails, creeks, and an edible garden.
This newly constructed treehouse is 30 feet in the air and a tiny home with a balcony that is all yours to enjoy. The rental comes with a ground-level, covered patio that has furniture and a gas grill that’s perfect for cooking outside. It is a perfect home base for outdoor adventure because Ricketts Glen State Park is just 2.5 miles away. You’ll sleep in the loft with two twin mattresses that slide together to make a king-size bed. Accessing the space requires climbing stairs and may not be the best option for young children or people with mobility issues. The host’s main house is about 110 yards from this treehouse rental.
The Oakleaf Treehouse is a romantic getaway spot that is along the bank of the Stony Fork Creek. It has a loft bedroom with a queen-size bed and a sofa bed. The rental also has a single bathroom and is decorated with handcrafted woodwork. The deck is a perfect place to relax in the hot tub and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Meanwhile, the interior space offers modern comforts, including a TV with streaming services, Wi-Fi, and small appliances in the mini-kitchen.
The Cottage Cloud is a glamping treehouse in a private Pennsylvania forest. It works well for two people and is pet-friendly when you pay a $75 fee for up to two dogs. The treehouse has a queen-size bed, indoor composting toilet, outdoor shower, heating, air conditioning, and a screened-in area. It is a real treehouse that naturally moves and creeks to give you an open-air experience. You’ll enjoy the eclectic furnishings, illuminated and artsy pathways, picnic table seating, and modern features like streaming TV service and Wi-Fi. Within 30 minutes or less, you can get to all sorts of outdoor recreation, including swimming, waterfalls, and skiing.
Available to rent through Vrbo, this rustic treehouse sleeps two people at the Fernstone Retreat. The rental features handcrafted natural timber and an elongated staircase while being surrounded by nature. The rental is dog-friendly for up to two dogs when you pay a pet fee. The host offers discounts for guests at a couple of local restaurants. The amenities here include a mini-fridge, basic cable, coffee maker, two-burner stovetop, and microwave. The treehouse does not have internet access.
Larger groups of up to eight people can stay in this treehouse with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It requires climbing many steps to access and offers incredible sunset views in a lakefront location. Bring your boat to dock at the house. The Airbnb host provides guests with kayaks to use at no additional charge. The home rental includes a fully stocked kitchen, game room, laundry machines, and parking for four cars.
Sleep up among the trees in this rental treehouse that is at the top of a hill among nine acres of private woods. It is a two-hour drive from city life and close to markets, state forests, and antique stores. The rental sleeps four people and has a king-size bed plus two twin air mattresses or one queen mattress that can be available if needed. Guests can use the wood-fired, cedar barrel hot tub and spend their days playing board games, using the Wi-Fi and record player with a record collection, and preparing meals in the kitchen. The rental home also has a clawfoot tub and modern furniture for your couple’s trip or small family vacation.
When you stay at this treehouse in Pennsylvania, you’ll experience a bit of Middle Earth – perfect for Lord of the Rings fans. It sleeps four people and is nestled high up in the tree on a deck. There’s a fire pit for roasting s’mores and a bubbling creek to dip in your toes. The quaint and cozy Airbnb rental includes a kitchen, outdoor shower, indoor fireplace, and air conditioning. Make sure to bring your own pillows, linens, and towels. Guests can use the pool in the afternoons by reserving it by text ahead of the desired time.
For a truly unique stay in Pennsylvania, you can book this authentic Stabbur, which is a replica of the ones on Norwegian farms. It is a rental full of Scandinavian style and one of several room options on the property. The property is on 80 acres of fields and forest with a trout stream and hiking trails. You’ll have access to a kitchenette and sauna at this Airbnb rental, which is pet-friendly for one dog.
Groups of up to four people can book this treehouse Airbnb that is 10 feet by 10 feet and has a double bed and two rollaway beds. The porch measures 10 feet by five feet and has tables and chairs to sit outside. Features of this treehouse include a flush toilet powered by propane and solar panels, a fridge, a stove, and a water pump. There is a shared, off-premises hot shower available. You’ll be living off-grid here and can use the vintage camper for your kitchen and bathroom. The living space is 100 square feet, and the deck is 50 square feet. Bring your own charcoal to use the grill, and be prepared for insects and wildlife. It’s also fun to sit around the fire pit on the two benches and swing to really soak up the nature vibes. It’s just you and nature here, as there are no neighbors for a mile away and plenty of stargazing opportunities.