Home to the five tallest peaks east of the Mississippi, countless waterfalls, adventurous hiking trails, bustling mountain towns, and spectacular scenery, the North Carolina mountains have practically everything you could want if you’re looking for a nature getaway.
After a full day of exploring the great outdoors, you’ll obviously need a place to come back to. And what better place to continue the adventure than a treehouse surrounded by nature?
You might flash back to the treehouses you played in during your childhood– super small and barely held together by nails and two-by-fours. But these days, many treehouses for grown-ups are seriously luxurious!
To give you options, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best treehouse rentals in the North Carolina mountains.
Each of these upscale treehouses will give you a sense of peaceful tranquility and serene seclusion while still offering access to all the modern amenities you could ever need.
Treehouse Rentals in North Carolina Guide
- Banner Elk
- Blowing Rock
- Jefferson (near Boone)
- Bryson City
- Cedar Mountains
- Maggie Valley
Two Rock Treehouse
Banner Elk NC
766 sq. ft
Sleeps 6 • 4 BR • 1 BA
Uniquely located between two huge boulders, the Two Rock Treehouse is an awesome rental that features two bedrooms, one bathroom, a dining area, a living room, and a kitchen.
The dining area seats four and is located right next to the kitchen, which has a microwave, refrigerator, stove, oven, coffee maker, blender, and basic pantry items (including a large assortment of spices for cooking).
The cozy living area has a flat-screen TV and DVD player, and WiFi and heating are available throughout.
To take in the captivating mountain scenery, there’s an open outdoor deck with three bistro sets, two Adirondack chairs, a rocking chair, and a grill.
Pets are also allowed to stay with you at the Two Rock Treehouse for an initial pet fee of $100, and then $35 for each additional pet.
During the winter months you can go tubing at the Sugar Mountain Resort or Hawksnest Tubing Park.
The latter is the largest snow tubing park on the East Coast, and is located just 2.8 miles from the rental!
The Tree House in Hound’s Ear
750 sq. ft
Sleeps 2 • 1 BR • 1 BA
If you’re looking to experience one of those romantic treehouse getaways, a stay at this treehouse in Boone NC could be the perfect rental for you.
Located in the exclusive Hound Ear’s Country Club Community, this chalet was built around a rocky outcrop that allows for beautiful views of the surrounding area.
The bedroom features a queen-sized bed, while the living area has comfy furniture and a TV with satellite and cable.
For days when you’re hungry for a home-cooked meal, there’s a fully equipped kitchen that has a microwave, refrigerator, stove, toaster, oven, and coffee maker.
Internet, heating, and air conditioning are also included.
Right in the backyard is a luxurious hot tub with a great view, as well as an outdoor fire pit and chairs to lounge in, make s’mores, or just enjoy being out in nature.
The treehouse is located within walking distance of the Watagua River. It’s close to Appalachian Ski Mountain, one of the best places for snow skiing in North Carolina.
Another unique attraction is the Tweetsie Railroad, a wild west theme park featuring a 3-mile train ride and various other entertainment, which is just 5.5 miles from the property!
Treehouse on The Farm
Jefferson NC (near Boone)
700 sq. ft
Sleeps 4 • 2 BR • 1 BA
Located on the charming Little Peak Creek Farm, this treehouse was designed by the owners. Both of them are artists and creatives, which gives the space a quirky and magical feel.
The posts and beams used in the treehouse’s construction are made from pines harvested on the farm. Various other materials used in the build were sourced from local salvage stores and antique shops.
Original artwork tastefully decorates the space, including a gorgeous 3-piece stained glass depiction of a sunset in the mountains. The art accentuates unique furniture, like an old apple tree stump that was made into a bathroom sink.
The treehouse offers two bedrooms and one bathroom, as well as a kitchen stocked with all the essentials. Along with a TV and plenty of books, the cabin also has internet, heating, and air conditioning.
The Treehouse On The Farm showcases scenic views of the picturesque property from all angles via large windows.
Outside there’s also a fire pit and chairs for guests to enjoy, with firewood kept in the shed near the cabin.
Before you leave the property looking for fun, be sure to take advantage of all the things to do on the 72 acres of land upon which the treehouse is located.
Along with hiking, visitors are also welcome to pet and interact with the animals that live on the farm, including dogs, horses, donkeys, goats, turkeys, and ducks. You can even get your own fresh eggs at the Gypsy Chick Inn!
Other things to do in the area include fishing at the Ashe County Wildlife Club lake, or taking guided horseback riding trips through the mountains at Burnt Hill Stables.
Spacious Mountain Treehouse
Between Boone & Blowing Rock NC
3500 sq. ft
Sleeps 12 • 5 BR • 3 BA
Tucked away in a private residential area located directly off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, this mountain treehouse sleeps up to 12 people, so it’s great for groups or larger family get-togethers.
True to its name, the layout of the Mountain Treehouse is incredibly spacious. It boasts a whopping five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a wood-beamed loft, and office space, along with 26-foot ceilings in the living area.
The living area also features a stone fireplace and connects to the dining room, which has plenty of seating for meals.
If you’re looking to cook, the kitchen has everything you could need, from a stove and oven to dishes and utensils.
High-speed cable internet, heating, and air conditioning are also provided.
The most fun place in this treehouse is the game room, which features an HDTV and ping-pong table as well as a kitchenette with a microwave, refrigerator, and sink.
Attached to the treehouse is a private outdoor room that connects to a deck with an 8-person Jacuzzi built-in, and a cozy fire pit close by.
There’s also a full-sized screened porch with a love seat and two chairs, a propane grill, and a play area for kids that has a custom treehouse slide, swings, and monkey bars!
You can also check out the nation’s longest-running Revolutionary War drama at The Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, or try snow skiing at Sugar Mountain!
1100 sq. ft
Sleeps 4 • 2 BR • 1 BA
This two-bedroom, one-bathroom treehouse provides an awesome mountain experience at any time of the year.
There’s a wood-burning stove to keep you warm in colder months, and large windows you can open to enjoy the cool mountain breezes and spectacular views when it gets warmer outside.
The great room features a living room, dining area, and kitchen area stocked with all the essentials and then some. Extras include a pancake griddle, cookie sheets, muffin pans, and a tea kettle.
There are board games and cards to enjoy, as well as an AC window unit, heating, and WiFi.
Perhaps the best place to enjoy the seemingly endless mountain views at the Brevard Treehouse is on the deck, which is partially covered and partially uncovered. It also has chairs and a high-top table for outdoor dining.
If you’re looking for outdoor adventure, this treehouse is in close proximity to an abundance of hiking, biking, kayaking, and canoeing opportunities.
It is located just minutes away from the entrance to the Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Forest, and not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park and Davidson River (which is known for both trout fishing and tubing) are also nearby.
Treehouse Near the Great Smoky Mountains
Bryson City NC
1000 sq. ft
Sleeps 5 • 3 BR • 1 BA
This awesome treehouse rental sits atop a hill right outside of Bryson City, offering incredible views of the Great Smoky Mountains.
The cabin’s spacious interior is decorated with a variety of uniquely quirky pieces and showcases floor-to-ceiling windows in nearly every room.
There’s a fully equipped kitchen with all of the essentials, and a dining area that has seating for five. Heating, air conditioning, and WiFi are also included.
For your entertainment, every room includes a Blu-Ray player and access to Netflix. There’s also a ton of board games and puzzles you can enjoy, as well as a Nintendo Switch with four controllers.
Outside there’s a large deck with an outdoor fireplace that overlooks the gorgeous Smokies, and another covered outdoor seating area with a hammock and chairs.
If you’re traveling with gear like a motorcycle or kayak, there’s a carport adjacent to the cabin you can store it in.
Just five minutes away is the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, which takes you from the historic train depot through the beautiful Western North Carolina countryside.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just over 13 miles away, and you can visit Lake Fontana or the Nantahala Gorge in under 30 minutes!
Treehouse at Golden Pond
Cedar Mountain NC
Sleeps 5 • 2 BR • 1 BA
This cozy North Carolina treehouse is nestled between two ponds– one that’s filled with bass and bream, and the other with rainbow trout.
Inside, the rental has a simplistic and cozy charm, with two bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room, and a kitchen area.
The living room has a couch and two recliners you can relax in to enjoy warming up by the gas fireplace or watching some movies on the TV and DVD player.
The newly renovated kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, stove, oven, coffee maker, and toaster, as well as dining seating for four.
The cabin also has central AC/heat and WiFi.
A set of French doors open up from the living room to a beautiful screened porch that overlooks the trout pond. On the lower level, there’s also an open deck with great views of the property.
Just outside there’s a large fire pit with stone benches and stacks of wood that are ready to use.
To make your mountain retreat even better, small to medium-sized dogs are also welcome (with additional pet deposit).
Because this cabin in located in Transylvania County, which is known as “The Land of the Waterfalls,” there’s plenty of stunning cascades to explore nearby.
Dupont State Forest showcases many of the best, including Hooker Falls, High Falls, Triple Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. It also has several lakes as well as miles of great hiking and mountain biking trails.
The Mountain Bridge Recreation area is also close by, as is Jones Gap State Park (which is just 3.5 miles away).
Sleeps 8 • 3 BR • 2 BA
Tara’s treehouse is one of the most stylish treehouse rentals in North Carolina, with intriguing architecture and a modern decor style.
The two-story, eco-friendly treehouse was beautifully designed by the husband/wife team of Rusafova Markulis Architects. Located in a forest, the 2-acre mountain estate offers excellent views of the surrounding landscape.
This treehouse near Asheville really shows off the stunning scenery via a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. They not only provide wonderful views of the forest, but also illuminate the entire living area with natural light.
The treehouse also includes a fully equipped kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, Smart TV, AC, heating, and internet.
Outside there’s a large deck that encircles the treehouse, complete with an outdoor dining area and gas grill.
There’s also an outdoor fire pit below, offering the option of roasting marshmallows and/or making s’mores!
Note that this treehouse is another dog-friendly property, but there’s an additional $125 per dog pet fee.
This treehouse is located just a few minutes from the Hickory Nut Gap Farm and various local cheesemakers, breweries, and bakeries.
The rental also comes with an exclusive Mountain Discovery Pass from Carolina Mornings Vacation Rentals, which includes a Biltmore Estate pass and seasonal activities like skiing and zip lining.
The Tree House
800 sq. ft
Sleeps 4 • 2 BR • 1 BA
While this two-bedroom apartment might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a treehouse, guests have named it as such due to the upstairs location and the beautiful surrounding trees.
The open floor plan and large windows give the rental a spacious feel, and the window in the front bedroom allows for views that stretch into downtown Asheville!
Along with the two bedrooms and one bathroom, there’s also a living room with an old fireplace and a kitchen/dining area with a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, ice maker, and coffee maker.
The treehouse rental also includes internet and air conditioning.
What’s interesting about this particular rental is that it’s a “homestay,” meaning the owners live downstairs.
Built in 1920, the house is in a quiet neighborhood, offering a great location if you want to be close to the heart of Asheville.
Because of its excellent north Asheville location, the rental is near attractions such as the Asheville Botanical Gardens, French Broad River, and Pack Square Park.
Within a five-minute walk there are three grocery stores, and within a 15-minute walk is the Asheville Civic Center.
You’re also close to the River Arts District, breweries, museums, restaurants, stores, and more.
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1900 sq. ft
Sleeps 6 • 3 BR • 3 BA
Located in Highlands, North Carolina, this treehouse rental is artfully decorated.
There’s turquoise-inlaid furniture, custom iron and antler lighting, and various other pieces the owners have collected through their travels over the years.
The interior is accented with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for beautiful views of the surrounding forest, as well as 27-foot vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors.
Attached to the great room is a fully equipped kitchen area with both island and dining table seating.
There are also flat-screen TVs with cable and premium channels in all three bedrooms, along with WiFi, heating, and air conditioning throughout.
Attached to the treehouse is a large covered deck that features a table and plenty of chairs for dining outside, a stone fireplace for chilly mountain evenings, and even a hot tub for relaxing and enjoying the views.
Just over 4 miles away is the Cliffside Lake Recreation Area, where you can spend the day at the lake fishing and swimming or exploring the short hiking trails (some of which lead to waterfalls).
Another attraction nearby is Whiteside Mountain, which is located in the Nantahala National Forest and has a great 2-mile loop trail that climbs to the top of the mountain.
Maggie Valley NC
1850 sq. ft
Sleeps 8 • 3 BR • 2 BA
Centrally located in one of Maggie Valley’s original mountain neighborhoods (Wild Acres), this newly redecorated treehouse offers a peaceful and private mountain retreat.
Along with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the Mountain Retreat treehouse features a living room with a fireplace and flat-screen TV.
The living room opens up to a dining area with seating for up to ten people and a kitchen that has all the cooking necessities you could need, including some basic condiments.
WiFi, heating, and air conditioning are also included.
There’s a game room that has a TV and DVD player, plus a game table which can be converted into a pool table, ping-pong table, or air hockey table.
There are also two decks that wrap around the treehouse and feature a BBQ Grill, porch swing, hammock, rocking chairs, and a four-person hot tub with incredible forest views.
This treehouse rental’s location in Maggie Valley allows you quick access to a lot of fun attractions.
The Cataloochee Ski Area, Wheels Through Time Museum, Tube World, and Maggie Valley Gem Mine are all less than five miles away.
A little further away is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Lake Junaluska Golf Course, and downtown Waynesville, which has a number of fine art galleries and shops.
Smoky Mountain Treehouse
Maggie Valley NC
990 sq. ft
Sleeps 6 • 2 BR • 2 BA
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom Smoky Mountain Treehouse is located in a pristine stretch of forest in Maggie Valley. The setting allows for a peaceful escape while also being within reach of many local shops and attractions.
Along with two bedrooms and bathrooms, there’s a living room that has a stone fireplace and a flat screen TV with cable channels. The living room opens up to a dining and kitchen area that has a dishwasher, microwave, and fridge.
The treehouse also offers air conditioning, free WiFi, and is pet-friendly.
The living room has floor-to-ceiling glass windows as well as a glass door that opens up to a beautiful wood patio, with rocking chairs you can lounge in while taking in the natural beauty all around you.
There’s also a hot tub on the deck for your enjoyment, as well as a fire pit just beyond it with additional chairs.
There are plenty of restaurants less than five miles away, including Brickhouse Burgers & Pizza, Joey’s Pancake House, and Guayabitos Mexican.
The charming town of Waynesville is just under 9 miles away.
For a fun-filled day of hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and/or wildlife viewing, Great Smoky Mountains National Park makes for a great day trip just 14 miles from the rental!
Maggie Valley NC
1194 sq. ft
Sleeps 6 • 2 BR • 2 BA
Offering an authentic mountain escape, the Fernbrook Treehouse in Maggie Valley is a great place to spend a quiet vacation if you’re looking to stay off the beaten path.
There’s sleeping space for six, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms decorated in a “home away from home” fashion (i.e. comfortable furniture and timeless cabin decor).
The living area has a cozy stone fireplace and opens up to a dining area. There’s also a kitchen with essentials including a dishwasher, microwave, stove, toaster, refrigerator, and an assortment of pots and pans.
A cable TV, WiFi, air-conditioning, and heating are also included.
Outside there’s a spacious patio offering incredible mountain views as well as a BBQ grill, plenty of outdoor seating, and a hot tub.
Just steps away from the treehouse is a small fire pit with chairs for relaxing and enjoying your time outside.
While there’s plenty of forest to explore around the treehouse, there are also some fun attractions nearby, including the Wheels Through Time Museum and Mountain View Creek Park.
Another popular attraction located just under 6 miles away is Soco Falls, which is a stunning double waterfall located on the edge of the Cherokee Indian Reservation.
America’s Smallest Castle
650 sq. ft
Sleeps 4 • 1 BR • 2 BA
This unique treehouse was constructed by the TreeHouse Guys for their DIY Network show. It’s supported by five trees on a gorgeous hillside in the Reems Creek Valley near Weaverville NC.
As its name would seem to indicate, it’s less like a treehouse and more like a “Tree Castle,” with luxurious amenities and breathtaking views afforded by the awesome location.
The elaborate cabin’s master bedroom has a private bathroom and a queen-size bed with a Tempur-Pedic mattress that offers mini-massages.
Downstairs you’ll find a living room with a leather sofa and a Smart TV mounted above the cozy gas log fireplace. There’s also a kitchen that offers copper cookware, chef’s knives, and basic pantry items such oil and spices.
HVAC, hi-speed WiFi, and heated tile floors are other noteworthy features of this Weaverville treehouse rental.
The first thing you’ll likely notice about this incredible treehouse near Asheville is the 1,000-square foot deck that surrounds the place.
The jaw-dropping scenic views alone would make the patio a MAJOR perk. But there are also rocking chairs, an outdoor grill, and an outdoor shower ofr your enjoyment.
Because “America’s Smallest Castle” is located just 8.4 miles from Asheville, there are a lot of attractions nearby.
Between the many critically acclaimed Downtown Asheville Restaurants and the tasty restaurants in Weaverville, there will be no shortage of enticing options when it comes to eating out.
There are also lots of Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks close by, and the Asheville Botanical Garden is located just 7.7 miles from the rental property.
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Tree Tops- Stunning “Treehouse”
2,750 sq. ft
Sleeps 10 • 6 BR • 4 BA
Nestled in the mountains just north of Downtown Asheville, the Tree Tops treehouse features floor-to-ceiling windows that truly showcase the area’s exceptional scenery.
The 3-story treehouse rental has recently been updated with modern amenities, including four bathrooms that have been redesigned with upscale spa features.
The main level features a spacious living room centered around a circular fireplace and a flat screen TV and DVD player. There’s also an open concept kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a connecting dining area.
High-speed internet and AC are also included, as well as a landline phone with free local and long-distance calls in the US.
The treehouse’s lower level features a game room with a ping-pong table and plenty of fun board games.
Outside there are three levels of decks complete with a gas grill, dining tables, and a bridge to the street level.
On the street level, there’s also an area of the lawn with a cozy campfire area.
The tiny town of Woodfin NC is located near all the shops and restaurants North Asheville has to offer. So there are lots of things you can do without venturing far from the rental cabin.
If shopping is your thing, the Asheville Mall is just 5.7 miles away, while the Asheville Outlets are 8.2 miles away.
If you want to explore some history, visit The Pines Cottages or the Reynolds Mansion, which was built in 1847 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. –by Christina Maggitas