Top 12 Treehouse Cabins In Illinois, USA - Updated 2024

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Dubbed the ‘Land of Lincoln’, the picturesque state of Illinois sits on the shores of Lake Michigan and is home to a plethora of attractions, including architectural marvels, natural areas, and even haunted places sure to astound even the keenest outdoor adventurer. Dotted with rolling hills, lush farmlands, and enchanting forests, Illinois is a destination where nature abounds, making it one of the most popular travel destinations in the US. Make your way to Navy Pier and Cloudgate in Chicago and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Liberty and Museum in Springfield, which are some of the top things to do in Illinois. And during your trip, consider staying in staycation spots or unique accommodations like treehouse cabins. Check out the top treehouse cabins in Illinois, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 19, 2024.

1. The Captain's Quarters Treehouse in Nauvoo (from USD 159)

The Captain’s Quarters Treehouse is an enchanting and pet-friendly forest haven. Relax and enjoy modern comforts such as a TV and air-conditioning, ensuring a delightful stay amidst the treetops.

Step outside onto your private patio or balcony, immersing yourself in the beauty of the forest and savoring moments of serenity. Embrace the tranquility of the surrounding garden, providing a peaceful sanctuary to reconnect with nature. As you wake up each morning, prepare to be mesmerized by 360-degree views of the forest from the bedroom, creating an enchanting and immersive experience.

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Nauvoo, Illinois, United States
367.99 km (228.7 mi) from Giant City State Park
136 reviews   Wifi Available
Treehouse 4 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

2. Secluded treehouse near vineyards in Makanda (from USD 101)

Escape to a secluded treehouse with a picturesque vineyard view, offering a unique and tranquil experience. The treehouse comes equipped with a fully functional kitchen, allowing you to prepare meals with ease. Bring along your furry companions, as pets are allowed in this inviting treehouse.

Step outside onto your private patio and embrace the serenity of the surrounding vineyards. The treehouse’s private back garden adds to the tranquility and seclusion of your stay. As the evening descends, cozy up to the indoor fireplace, creating a warm and inviting ambiance for leisurely evenings. For those seeking a remote work environment, a dedicated workspace is available, ensuring productivity amidst the beauty of nature.

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Makanda, Illinois, United States
7.73 km (4.8 mi) from Giant City State Park
190 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
oh also--zero phone or wifi reception but it states that clearly in the listing
nicely stocked kitchen and easily controlled fans and heater as well as a gas fireplace
sleeps three or more three upstairs and possibly two downstairs on a reasonably comfortable convertable couch
were in excellent shape; everything was very clean and functional
the space was spotless and well furnished with comfort in mind
beautiful space with so much wildlife and wildflowers all over the property space was clean and peaceful
we really enjoyed this space as it felt very welcoming well equipped clean and safe
bed was comfortable home was clean
derick was a great host and was very helpful
had anything we needed and derick was extremely helpful
host was very responsive and helpful during the stay
derick's recommendations (on the website) were informative and helpful
derrick is an amazing host and we can’t wait to get back again
beautiful treehouse located in a peaceful and serene location
wonderful location and very nice house
it’s perfect location between many of the wonderful wineries
the location is perfect walking distance to one winery yet you feel all alone in the woods
location is perfect for hiking and wineries
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3. Fully furnished unit with decks in Hardin County (from USD 210)

Just like the other treehouse rentals of Timber Ridge Outpost and Cabins, this unit also comes fully furnished with the comforts of a modern home. Heating and air conditioning are available in the rental. There are also pantry items, a Smart TV, and WiFi. The upper and lower decks provide ideal spots for relaxation and photography opportunities.

To complete their getaway experience, guests can visit some nearby points of interest such as the famous Garden of the Gods Wilderness area, Pounds Hollow Lake, and Rim Rock in the Shawnee National Forest.

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74.79 km (46.5 mi) from Giant City State Park
9 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 0
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
the treehouse is well maintained and clean
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4. Enchanting treehouse with room for three in Schaumburg (from USD 255)

Nothing screams tranquility like a modern space with fabulous amenities where you can wind down to the soothing sounds and breathtaking sights of nature. This is precisely what this beautiful cedar treehouse offers. It is one of the best tree houses to rent in Illinois for a small family of four travelers.

Nestled in a serene setting 15 ft (5 m) above a scenic waterfall, this picturesque accommodation features all the makings of a remarkable weekend getaway or holiday spot. By staying here, guests will enjoy convenient access to major city attractions including, Schaumburg Conventional Center, Woodfield Mall, and Sears Center music venue, to name but a few.

With a private entrance leading to a beautiful flower garden filled with exotic birds, guests get a unique opportunity to enjoy the enchanting glow of a lit campfire under the starry skyline while the moon and stars swirl overhead.

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Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
499.08 km (310.2 mi) from Giant City State Park
714 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had an excellent stay the tree house is very cozy and loved the amenities
the loft bed was perfect for our kid and the big bed was super comfy
hot tub private outside shower beautiful koi pond grill and several outdoor seating options
the garden area with pond hot tub etc was beautiful comfortable and really fun on a cold night
very clean and so cozy inside
hopefully that can be deep cleaned in the future
daniel's place was very clean and relaxing
the place was clean bed was so comfortable
such a magical place to sleep in the treetops the place was beautiful clean and well equipped
daniel was a gracious host
again the host is great
daniel was a terrific host
daniel was very accommodating and considerate
he is a great host
it’s the perfect distance - not too far but not too close - and so appreciated daniel’s hospitality
this cute little tree house is such a great place to get away for a few days and relax
great place to go to get away from the city plenty of privacy
the neighborhood is quiet and peaceful
amazing and magical location totally worth doing it once
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5. Rustic treehouse with antique charms in Nauvoo (from USD 159)

If you crave an exciting experience that opens your eyes to the beautiful outdoor scenery, then book your stay in this stunning tree house for rent in Illinois and reconnect with nature. A quintessential whimsical gem boasting rustic charms and antique elegance, this stunning accommodation makes an ideal spot for anyone who’s looking to surround themselves with the quiet respite that nature provides. This property enjoys a secluded setting in the lush confines of a picturesque biome and can amply host six travel adventurers.

Amenities available include a tranquil living area with cozy furnishings, a master bedroom with a queen bed, and a picturesque balcony that offers panoramic views of the enchanting surroundings.

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369.46 km (229.6 mi) from Giant City State Park
123 reviews  
cottage 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was a surprise find for us
the accommodation is exactly as pictured, with a neat outdoor shower on the upper porch and a compost toilet
looking forward to returning!
loved the outdoor shower and the views from the bedroom
it may be hard for people with disabilities, but we found the hike to be enjoyable
we loved everything about the experience! cabin was clean, kept up, comfortable, and wonderfully decorated
beautiful, quiet and amazing! really cool and relaxing
it was wonderful! it was very unique, lots of details and different things in there
cool experience
she was waiting for us every morning
the owners dogs paris and london met us when we came, walked us to our cabin
we even got to meet paris the dog who was the most adorable host
bob was extremely accommodating, making sure we had everything we needed, telling us all about building the cabin, giving us some interesting historical facts, and letting us know what fun things t...
job well done bob!!
the most peaceful, beautiful and relaxing vacation stop i have encountered so far
the book of stories from the previous guests who stayed was fun to look thru
although both my husband and i felt there was a missed opportunity in not having a "poop deck" sign on the bathroom door
we stayed in the captains quarter in early spring to celebrate a birthday with some friends
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6. Jaybird Treehouse in Goreville (from USD 180)

Under an oak tree and two tall pines sit a charming treehouse that can house six guests. Aside from two bedrooms, Jaybird Treehouse in Southern Illinois has a living area and a full kitchen, creating an expansive space to live in. The deck at the lake is a perfect spot to sunbathe during the day and stargaze during the night. Dive into some fun activities nearby like visiting wineries, biking, hiking, and ziplining. Or, immerse in the village’s culture through their festivals.

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Goreville, Illinois, United States
22.37 km (13.9 mi) from Giant City State Park
137 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 5 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the indoors is very cozy thoughtful touches with modern amenities and country cabin charm all in one
beds were and linens were super comfortable and provided a great night sleep
the washer & dryer in the bathroom was useful on our trip
the queen bed on the main level was very comfortable as well
the bed was very comfortable with soft sheets & blankets
kris’ place is clean and cheerful
comfortable beds clean beautiful
the treehouse was sparkling clean which gave us comfort (esp during covid)
everything was clean and plenty of room for two adults and two children
the treehouse was clean exactly as pictured and an incredibly unique stay
kris is one of the best hosts we’ve ever had
great hosts nice home and a trip i would recommend
kris was a great host and made sure that we had everything that we needed
kris is a great host
so kind and available in a moments notice
charming unique cabin close to wonderful hikes
convenient location to great hiking trails and a wine trail
i enjoyed the peaceful location (really close to ferne clyffe state park) the wildlife and the kayaks
the location is gorgeous near the lake the outdoors options for activities are aplenty
everything about this place is perfection from the artsy cozy touches to the comfort items
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7. Attractive wood house with luxurious amenities in Nauvoo (from USD 159)

If you are looking for an off-the-grid experience to unplug from your daily grind, this Airbnb treehouse in Illinois meets all the elements of a perfect hideaway, where you can immerse yourself in a world of palpable peace and take in the scenic beauty of nature.

On par with the top treehouse hotels & vacation rentals in the USA, this design-forward treehouse offers you a cozy living area with a large leather couch and windows, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the stunning surroundings.

Ideal for a couple who can share a queen mattress in the loft or maybe a small family of four with the large couch and room for sleeping on the floor, this accommodation is brilliantly fitted with all the luxurious amenities for a comfortable accommodation. Sitting on 10 acres (4 hectares) of private property, it is just 8 mi (13 km) from Nauvoo.

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368.0 km (228.7 mi) from Giant City State Park
186 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
however the stereo, blu-ray player and satellite tv (not that we watched tv) all worked fine
cabin is as advertised
the compost toilet was a 5 gal
we brought disposable dinnerware, that and the foil cooking meant virtually no cleanup
the air conditioning,filter was filthy,
and it wasn't very clean, we left it cleaner when e left
i stayed in the whitetail cabin and everything was exactly as described
we arrived after dark and the colored lights, electric fireplace and stereo were on
bob was a friendly and gracious host who was responsive to all our questions and communications
he is a great host
bob greeted us and made sure we had everything we needed before sending us on our way with guide london, to escort us up the well marked path
bob the owner is an all around awesome guy
directions provided made finding location very easy
and the whole cabin smelled like a out house
the property is beautiful and quiet
beautiful property and great location short distance to geode hunting spots
we loved the little peace of heaven bob has made to share
we really enjoyed the stay
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8. Samson's Mountain Rustic Lakeside Treehouse in Vienna (from USD 134)

If you’re looking for a romantic weekend or a family vacation, consider staying at Samson’s Mountain Rustic Lakeside Treehouse. You will feel at peace as you take in the full view of the lake. Relish the magnificence of nature and be awed by Shawnee National Forest and its protected wildlife.

The house itself sits by a lake, so you can take advantage of different water activities like kayaking or resting at the beach. But if you wish to go fishing, be sure to secure the necessary permits first.

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Vienna, Illinois, United States
38.92 km (24.2 mi) from Giant City State Park
192 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
living room had a tv love seat and chair
the upper beds were fun and they loved the deck over the water
clean and decorated pretty
place was very clean and the treehouse cabin is beautiful
the cabin was clean and has everything i needed
the cabin was very cozy and extremely clean
the home was clean and kitchen stocked with everything you need
the staff was super helpful
fast friendly responses and a fun decor
jerry was a wonderful host and answered my questions even though it was late in the day
the owner:amazing they responded so quickly and were great with all of my questions
he is quick to respond and so very helpful with any questions that i had
it's a very cute cabin in a very cute place
the pictures don’t even come close to doing this property justice
nice place to stay cabin was unique and interesting
great place we rented this cute cabin for the night to go to the winery‘s
awesome location great scenery and the animals were a great addition
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9. Pet-friendly tiny house on a pond in Carbondale (from USD 119)

Sitting on the edge of a pond, this pet-friendly home is the ideal vacation home in Illinois for a couple or solo traveler and their pets. Offering peace and tranquillity, this Airbnb is built like a treehouse and has a lovely cabin in the woods-style interior. There is a cozy living, dining and kitchen area, a comfortable bed in the loft bedroom, a bathroom, and a deck overlooking the pond.

Guests also have access to a nearby picnic area, a fire pit and a barbecue area. You can enjoy kayaking, canoeing and bird watching on the pond.

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Carbondale, Illinois, United States
9.46 km (5.9 mi) from Giant City State Park
261 reviews   Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and the bed in the loft felt like we were sleeping in the treetops
cabin is more than comfortable with great view from the loft
the full size kitchens came in handy as the nicer restaurants in town were closed due to covid
great comfortable little place to relax
very clean beautiful setting
cabin was very clean
it was clean unique and so serene
the place is clean and well cared for
tom was a lovely host
tom was a wonderful host
tom is a great host
the host was very friendly
tom was very friendly
this is a great remote location but close to town
location was very peaceful and serene
nice little house and very convenient location
it’s close to town but secluded and peaceful
great place to get away
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10. Unique home with a primitive setting in McHenry

Book your stay in this cheap treehouse and get to enjoy a seamless accommodation experience 15 minutes away from where the iconic movie Groundhog Day was filmed. A custom-built treehouse for a maximum capacity of six guests, this treehouse rental makes the ideal spot for those of you looking to find a unique blend of primitivity, cleanliness, and tranquility in a harmonious setting.

A perfect epitome of a real treehouse experience, what you get here is a thrilling treehouse rental towering 6 ft (1.8 m) above the ground and a private yard with a fire pit where you can relish the soothing glow of lit campfires.

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McHenry, Illinois, United States
531.4 km (330.2 mi) from Giant City State Park
27 reviews  
Treehouse 0 Beds 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
it ended up storming all night and we stayed dry while enjoying the lightning
great host very accommodating
joel was a great host
joel was a great host
joel was a great host- very easy to communicate with and he provided everything we needed
joel was a very friendly and accommodation guy who offered us advice on visiting chicago
if you like the outdoors this is a great place to spend a few days
great location just make sure you have bug spray and maybe a lantern
beautiful and peaceful location and joel was quick to respond despite our late arrival fantastic host
the place is very unique indeed and we enjoyed our stay
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11. Tandara Treehouse in Nauvoo

Just north of Historic Nauvoo is Tandara Treehouse, providing guests welcome detachment from the bustling metro. Despite being secluded, the accommodation still possesses all the comforts of home: WiFi, a hot shower, and a cooling and heating system. Its deck overlooks the majestic Mississippi River, which is an ideal place to unwind and watch the day go by. Come to this sweet spot and get cozy!

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Nauvoo, Illinois, United States
380.01 km (236.2 mi) from Giant City State Park
43 reviews   Wifi Available
Treehouse 4 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a wonderful time the house is peaceful and cozy with lots of nature to observe around you
the kids loved the beds hidden in the wall
tanner was very responsive and accessible during our stay
a perfect place to reset your mind and enjoy family
this is a nice space in secluded forest location
the place was charming and just the right size for our group
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12. Charming treehouse close to Garden of the Gods in Elizabethtown

Suitable for four guests, this treehouse in Illinois is surrounded by tall trees and sits over a beautiful creek. The interior of the treehouse is cozy and welcoming. There is a furnished living area, a kitchenette, and a loft bedroom. Air-conditioning and WiFi are also available here. The area surrounding the treehouse is perfect for bird watching. The famous Garden of the Gods scenic area is located just a few minutes’ drive away from this treehouse.

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Elizabethtown, Illinois, United States
74.84 km (46.5 mi) from Giant City State Park
9 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Spend a vacation in style

With a plethora of tiny houses and treehouses to choose from, Illinois makes the perfect spot for a fun getaway. From contemporary to rustic, you are guaranteed to find an enchanting treehouse that will appeal to you. So plan and get yourself a place to stay in one of these treehouses in Illinois.

For more accommodation options, check out the luxury cabins and Vrbo vacation rentals also available in the area.

Frequently asked questions about treehouse cabins in Illinois, USA

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