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Treehouse rentals are more popular than ever, after all, who wouldn’t want to fulfill their childhood dream of staying in one? They come in all shapes and sizes, from classic rustic glamping-style retreats to luxurious hideaways. While there aren’t many in South Carolina yet, what you’ll find is sure to make for a memorable stay, including these top picks.
Romantic Mountain Treehouse - Mountain Rest
Stella Vista is a romantic treehouse for two that includes a gorgeous wrought iron and wood king-size bed with luxurious linens and soft throws. Just above is a Moravian Star which gave it the name “Stella Vista.” Wake up to a serene view of the treetops through vintage French doors that lead out to a deck where you’ll hear the sounds of the waterfall below, an ideal soundtrack for sipping your morning coffee. Speaking of coffee, both ground and whole bean are provided, with your choice of a coffeemaker or French press to make it. The kitchenette also has an electric water kettle, coffee grinder, toaster, microwave and mini fridge, assortment of teas, honey, sugar, creamer and sugar substitute. There’s an electric grill on the lower deck for cookouts, a huge fossil stone tile shower with a river rock floor that’s illuminated by copper wire fairy lights above, board games, and a vintage-style record player with records.
Luxury Treehouse in the Heart of Columbia - West Columbia
Walk across a bridge through beautifully landscaped gardens to reach this mid-century modern treehouse. Nestled in the woods, it includes a large deck with a hot tub that overlooks a flowing creek along with a BBQ grill and fire pit area that has a sparkling chandelier surrounded by string lights. You’ll have a fireplace inside where you can cozy up together while watching movies, a full kitchen with a coffeemaker, complimentary pods and creamers. Extra-special perks like apple cinnamon scones are all part of the experience.
The Majestic Treehouse - Walhalla
Designed by NEEDTOBREATHE band member Seth Bolt who grew up on Bolt Farm, this luxurious treehouse is a work of art. A year-round destination, it sits on 40 acres with gardens, unspoiled forest, creeks and trails for hiking or mountain biking. It includes a/c and heating, an outdoor kitchen area with a grill and pizza oven, a bathroom with a toilet and washbasin, while the hot outdoor shower is just a short walk away. The host supplies organic, locally roasted coffee and vintage fine china too.
Private and Peaceful Treehouse by the Sea - Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island
This two-bedroom treehouse accommodates up to four, ideal for a small family with children eight years of age or above. You’ll be close to all the attractions and activities in Harbour Town along with some of the country’s most picturesque beaches while enjoying a quiet, private stay among the pines. The space itself includes two levels of decking for watching the deer and the birds, along with floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the outdoors in. You’ll have a compact but fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and an Amazon Firestick for indoor entertainment too.
Bella Luna Romantic Mountain Retreat - Mountain Rest
A truly magical spot for couples only, as the name belies, Bella Luna provides an especially romantic retreat with lots of luxuries, close to Issaqueena Falls, hiking trails, white water rafting, parks, and more. While it’s nestled in the trees surrounded by nature, there’s no sacrificing here. It includes a custom-built king-size bed with a Rainbow Poplar live edge headboard and a vintage crystal chandelier hanging over it while the sleeping area surrounded by white flowing draperies. Open the French door to a west-facing deck for sipping your morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. There are also antiques, a record player with great music selections, an outdoor hammock, fire pit, outdoor hammock, books and games, along with a kitchenette, Weber electric grill and an electric griddle. It’s all about reconnecting with each other here with no TV or Wi-Fi.
Treehouse Villa with Marshfront Views - Harbour Town
This impressive Hilton Head Island treehouse is located in Sea Pines, just a short drive or bike ride to Harbor Town close to marinas, boat rentals, lagoons, and rivers that make it especially popular among boaters. Golfers will appreciate the convenient access to Harbor Town Golf Links, and everyone will enjoy the wide range of cafes and restaurants, many of which serve freshly caught seafood. It includes two bedrooms, accommodating up to four and your dog is welcome too. There are lots of windows that showcase the surrounding marshland along with desirable features like a full kitchen, central AC and heating, and a washer and dryer.
The Lost Treehouse of Lake Jocassee - Salem
Suspended in the trees, this treehouse for up to two guests provides easy access to Lake Jocassee, with a short hike leading to beautiful views of the water while Devil’s Fork State Park is just a mile away. It’s a cozy studio space surrounded by large windows to bring nature in, with a queen-size bed above in the loft. It doesn’t have a kitchen, but there’s a four-burner gas grill for cooking outdoors along with a mini-fridge, coffeemaker, electric kettle, dinnerware and flatware. A bathhouse with two private bathrooms, including a shower, toilet, sink and changing bench is just 50 feet away. Your host can arrange for hiking and waterfall tours as well as kayak, motorboat, and paddleboard rentals.
Private Island Treehouse - Beaufort
This glamping-style studio treehouse is located on a semi-private island, complete with dock access to the Intercoastal waterway and only minutes from downtown Beaufort. You’ll have numerous activities at your doorstep, including swimming, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, and canoeing. Your host even provides a complimentary paddleboard and kayak along with special touches like wine and fresh muffins After a day of fun, enjoy gathering around the fire pit and soaking in the hot tub. Access to Wi-Fi is included and a bathhouse is just a short walk away.
Amazing Treehouse in the Sky - Summerville
Sitting 10 feet up in the trees, this treehouse sleeps up to four adults in queen-size bunk beds. The perfect spot for the kid-at-heart, it has a wrap-around deck that includes a spiral turbo slide, 10-foot climbing wall and a bar top deck that overlooks the yard with a firepit. You’ll also be able to relax and soak up the sun on the large deck that includes a section. Inside, you’ll have large windows for gazing out at the trees, while the bathroom has a full glass ceiling, bringing the outside in throughout. A shared grill is provided for cookouts, but you’ll also want to take advantage of the many great restaurants in Charleston, reached within a 10-minute drive.
Terrific Treehouse - Liberty
This recently built one-bedroom treehouse sits at the edge of the woods and enjoys a peaceful setting with a wrap-around deck where you can relax while watching for deer, wild turkey, and songbirds. You’ll be perfectly situated for taking advantage of the area’s botanic garden, lakes, waterfalls, hikes through the mountains, and outstanding golf courses. Inside, there are lots of upscale features like hardwood floors and a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. There’s also a full bathroom and lots of extras like a heated towel rack, silk kimono, candles, board games, and books. You’ll have a gas grill for cookouts and lots of room for lawn games too.