Upper Pond at Treehouse Point

5 of the Northwest’s Best Treehouse Getaways

Trees.

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.

TreeHouse Point

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.

Doe Bay Resort & Retreat

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.

Treehouse Tranquil-a-tree

Treehouse hot tub at Tranquil-A-Tree

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

Takilma, Ore.

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.”

Sequoia Treehouse

Dundee, Ore.

A two-story treehouse in a huge sequoia tree in the heart of Oregon wine country? Yes please. This luxurious looking getaway sleeps two and has a hammock for chilling with the feathered friends who may alight on the branches nearby. There’s a private bathhouse down below and a pulley system to bring your luggage and other goods up into the tree. A creek runs below and sheep meander nearby.

Treehouse image used with permission from Treehouse Point.

Hot tub image used with permission from Tranquil-A-Tree.

Jon Bell

Jon Bell writes about the outdoors, fitness, health, and a range of other topics from his home in Lake Oswego, OR. He is also the author of "On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon's Perilous Peak."