The Pacific Northwest is famous for them: towering Douglas firs, soaring old growth cedars, ancient sitka spruce. The trees of the Northwest are one of its defining features. And what better way to experience them than to live high up amongst their branches and bows for a short — or long — weekend escape.
In recent years, for-rent treehouses have become a popular way to explore the Northwest in a truly unique way. From quaint arboreal abodes on the shores of Orcas Island’s Doe Bay to a full-on treehouse resort deep in Oregon’s Siskiyou Mountains, the Northwest is home to some amazing treehouse getaways.
Fall City, Wash.
30 minutes from Seattle, TreeHouse Point offers cozy places to sleep in the trees. While there aren’t bathrooms up in the trees, the resort has private restrooms for guest use at ground level. Most treehouses include one bed that can sleep two. One treehouse has room for four. While it takes climbing ladders or stairs to get into the trees, there is also a wheelchair accessible yurt on the property. In addition, they have space for a Pacific Northwest wedding and other events. Yoga, massage and tai chi are also available on site. The location in the Snoqualmie Valley is prime for hiking and paddleboarding.
Olga, Wash. on Orcas Island
Originally designed and built for the DIY Network show, “The Treehouse Guys,” Doe Bay Resort & Retreat’s treehouse is a scenic escape that features views of Rosario Strait and the tranquil grounds of the resort itself. Outfitted with a partial bath, a mini-fridge, a wraparound deck and more, Doe Bay’s treehouse also isn’t far from the resort’s dreamy soaking tubs and sauna. It also makes for a great home base for exploring the other wonders of Orcas Island.
White Salmon, Wash.
Tucked among 100-year-old Douglas firs, this charming treehouse is part of a collection of unique getaways in White Salmon, Washington, within striking distance of both Mt. Adams and the famed Columbia River Gorge. The treehouse, which sleeps two, has a hot tub on a private deck, a kitchen, bathroom and a wood-burning stove. Bonus; Fans of J.R.R. Tolkein’s work will appreciate the nod to the author’s famous works through the names of its other accommodations, including the Manor at Misty Mountain and the Yurt at Rivendell.
Out ‘n’ About Treehouse Treesort
A truly unique bed and breakfast resort, Out ‘n’ About Treehouse Treesort in Cave Junction, Oregon, has a colorful collection of more than 15 treehouses, many of which are linked together by suspended walkways and bridges. The various treehouses range in capacity from two to seven and, depending the treehouse, include an array of amenities, from refrigerators and wood stoves to private decks and barbecues. All are outfitted with beds and either have bathrooms inside or nearby. The resort also has horseback riding, tree climbing, ziplining and what it calls “a truly Giant Swing.”
Treehouse image used with permission from Treehouse Point.
Hot tub image used with permission from Tranquil-A-Tree.