Northern California is a great holiday destination that offers everything from landmarks like Golden Gate Bridge to amusement parks like Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a local looking for the best staycation spots in Northern California, treehouse hotels are all the rage right now. Their relaxed vibe and rustic setting allow for more fun and a more leisurely experience than the usual. Regular vacation rentals, on the other hand, are for those who are just looking for a place to stay with everything you need. That doesn’t mean you don’t get all the perks, though. Treehouse hotels and treehouse vacation rentals have all that you’re looking for in your next vacation, plus you’ll be closer to nature. It’s a great option if you’re looking to access some of the best hiking and trekking spots here. Check out these 15 best treehouse vacation rentals in Northern California that are sure to pique your interest.
Old world charm meets the Wild West – this outdoor treehouse rental in California is perfect for those who love space. Set in a sprawling old fig garden, you can bask in the sun or enjoy the cool of the garden at this treehouse wonder. The treehouse hotel comes with one bed (which is heated) and a private bath, as well as your own mini kitchen that includes a small fridge and a convection toaster oven. The treehouse is also climate-controlled to ensure the perfect temperature in the summer or winter months.
For entertainment, the treehouse comes furnished with a TV and streaming programs, such as Apple TV, Netflix, and Prime – you’re going to be bored. Gym equipment is made available for those who would like to continue their workout while away from home. For your laundry needs, a washer and dryer are easily accessible and the cabin has Wi-Fi and even a game console for kids. A relaxing garden and a cosy cabin makes this Old Fig Garden Treehouse worth a visit.
Old Fig Garden~Ultimate Glamping ReTREEtHOUSE.Fresno, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe heated bed is an additional bonus for those thinking you may be coldgreat experience in the tree house loved the heated beda lot of features fit into this cozy place without being over crowdedcleanliness for a wooden outdoorsy place was amazingly cleanpat and mikes place is a little gem clean stocked and quietthe place was super cute clean and the communication was greata unique and beautiful space it's very clean and all the windows make the space feel even biggerthe unit was clean and cozy and the architecture unique
Host:mike and pat were excellent hoststhe hosts were very nice and helpful with questionsour hosts were great at communicating throughout the entire processvery kind and responsive hostsgreat accommodations and great hostsRead more reviewsamazing place to stay in the middle of fresnoit's in a great location near plenty of restaurants and shopsthe location was great and parking wasn't an issue at allthe treehouse is a lovely place to spend a restful timefun place unique experience
Excited to go treehouse camping in California? Behold this truly magnificent redwood treehouse set atop the Santa Cruz mountains. Trees surround the treehouse, giving you a superb view of the local woodland creatures. The treehouse has a living tree set within the living area, which adds a touch of nature within the home. The home comes fitted with a kitchen, which includes a fridge and stove, as well as cooking utensils. Bathroom amenities are provided for your convenience and a lovely hot tub is also on the premises.
For your comfort, central heating is provided and entertainment options include a TV and DVDs. Close by, there are several fun things to do, such as golfing, sightseeing, surfing, hiking, and fishing. So, soak up the sun or relax all day in the treehouse – it’s your choice and there is so much to do during your stay.
Redwood Treehouse Santa Cruz Mtns.Superhost
Top guest reviewsit was fantastic there is no internet/wifi/cable so plan accordinglylovely treehouse with plenty of space and amenities to make your stay comfortablei loved sitting on the deck for breakfastthe mattress was so comfortable and the tree in the bathroom and by the bed is amazingthere is no wifi and phone reception is spotty so you’ll pretty much be off the gridclean and well organizedthe treehouse was very clean and just as picturedit's always clean but still feels like a quirky personal spoti really appreciated staying in tree house so nice clean and cozy’s i definitely coming back soon
Host:very nice hosts toomary jan was a great hostmary jane is an exceptional great hostwe were greeted by the friendly host when we arrivedgreat place and great hostRead more reviewsloved the walk to the treehousewe love the secluded location amongst the redwoodsgreat place to get awayit’s the perfect romantic place to get away from the craziness of lai recommend timing a walk from parking to the cabin in the early evening
Experience stargazing from this lovely treehouse retreat. It’s ideal for couples who want to spend a romantic weekend getaway in the woods. This treehouse boasts high ceilings and a luxurious and spacious living room with a skylight. It also features a wraparound deck, which is the perfect spot to have your morning coffee. A special feature about this treehouse retreat is the complimentary farm-to-table breakfast. The food is made from ingredients sourced directly from the host’s farm, FlipJack Ranch. Outdoor facilities, which guests are welcome to use, include the pool and the hot tub in the main house.
Romantic Treehouse in the RedwoodsSanta Cruz, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsloved the morning coffee tray fresh flowers and excellent creative breakfaststhe tree house was charming and cozythe tree house was stunningly beautiful comfortable and romanticbreakfast was delicious and getting coffee via the pulley is just a magical touchwe loved the privacy of the tree house combined with the convenience of a home-cooked breakfastvery romantic clean and modernit was super clean incredibly comfortable charming and romanticthe treehouse is a magical experience it was clean cozy and privatethe treehouse was immaculate everything smelled amazing and was beautifully decoratedit was so cozy comfortable clean and stylish
Host:she is an amazing hostrobin is a superb hostthe staff was very friendly and helpful and everyone made us feel soo at homerobin is a superb hosteveryone was very friendlyRead more reviewsbeautiful location and beautiful propertywhat a magical place perfect location to relax and retreat from city lifeit is such an enchanted locationamazing stay the location is perfect and very easy to findthe location is fantastic -- nested in the mountains with incredible walking/biking
This cosy treehouse Airbnb in California is a nature lover’s dream. Perched amongst three magnificent trees, this dwelling will give you fantastic views of neighbouring Silicon Valley. You’ll have the treehouse completely to yourself, so you can just make yourself at home. Decked out with two bedrooms, two beds, and a bath, four guests can comfortably room here and it comes with every trapping you could possibly need. A mini-fridge, stove, and kitchenette are fitted in the treehouse, so you never have to leave your rooftop sanctuary for a meal.
For those who need to work, Wi-Fi is available, along with a laptop-friendly workspace. Your daily essentials, such as towels, bedsheets, soap, and toilet paper, are provided and, to make you cosier, central heating and air conditioning are added. Great views await you at this treehouse hotel in San Jose.
Treehouse , San JoseSan Jose, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsviews are amazing and the tree house is so comfortablebeautiful view and cozy bedroomsamenities - everything is there for a comfortable staythere is a hot shower stove fridge so many amenities and the most beautiful viewwe actually didn't use fans or anything else we were lucky enough to have nice cool weathervery clean beautiful interiorthe treehouse was amazing and very cleanthe house is simple small but very warm and cleanthe treehouse was wayyyy beyond any expectations that we had the space was clean and comfortablethe treehouse itself was very nice well kept bathroom as clean and it felt pretty safe
Host:amazing treehouse and excellent hostthe host - puneet is amazing in her hospitality and very responsive for all of your questionshost puneet is very kind and responds quickly and politelyabsolutely beautiful place and amazing hostscommunication was quick and the host was very accommodating and kindRead more reviewsgreat location that is bikeable to downtown san jose and also mtthe treehouse is roomier than expected but it definitely was close quartersexcellent location too up in the hillsbut all in all it was a fun locationit’s easy to park walk your things up and relax
With sweeping views of the ocean and the lush surrounding forests, you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island. With an immense 1.5 acres (0.6 hectares), you will have plenty of space to explore and birdwatchers will love the view of the birds in the trees. The conveniently placed hammock sits just where you can take in some awesome views, have a nap, or just chill.
You may enjoy the nature and views, but the treehouse is just as good. Made of wood and stone, the treehouse feels rustic and natural. This three-bedroom and one bath treehouse villa can easily fit six guests. A kitchen, laundry area, and central heating make this place feel just like home. Japanese-inspired sliding doors allow you to filter in as much air and light as you need. For peace, tranquility, and nature, this the perfect treehouse getaway.
Peaceful Treehouse with Ocean ViewAptos, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe views are breathtaking and the amenities are modern and comfortablesuper comfortable fully stocked with all the amenitiessuper comfortable check in was a breeze and the view and environment was justwhat an amazing place to stay beautiful views and welcoming/comfortable homewe had a dinner for 6 and were super comfortablethe space was clean and spotless when we arrivedgreat experience very clean and beautifulfelt super clean (even during covid)it was great to be in a place that had obviously been extra thoroughly cleanedinside of the house is super clean well organized and comfortable
Host:the hosts were greatour hosts were responsive and accommodatingthe host was great to give some local food recommendationsjaniece was a great hostamazing treehouse experience the host was so generous and hospitableRead more reviewsgreat location close to hiking trailslocation was great ~10mins drive from santa cruz / beachi loved that the house was close to parksfor everyone looking to book this listing it is located in the perfect locationif you want a romantic getaway in a fantastic location this is the place
With awe-inspiring views of the San Lorenzo River, this treehouse is hard to say no to. Another fascinating feature is the surrounding 500-year-old redwoods on the property. With two bedrooms and three beds, there’s just enough space for four guests. A nice addition is the outdoor shower, which overlooks the river and beautiful scenery. A kitchen area is available for meal prep and comes fully equipped with a microwave, a refrigerator, an oven, and a stove.
For some outdoor fun, a BBQ area is set up, along with an outdoor fireplace. A nicely designed garden for nature lovers and kid explorers makes watching the river or birding an exciting experience.
Unique TREEHOUSE on RIVER~ OLD REDWOODS~VIEWS!Ben Lomond, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsbeautiful views outside and and amazing roomsmy sons loved having a separate room on another deck to themselvesthe days we stayed were over 90 degrees and the outdoor shower was perfectamazing cozy stay which exceeded on all expectationswe were extremely comfortable and relaxed there and enjoyed every view they set-up for guests around the propertyeverything was super clean and adorably decoratedthe living space was very clean and well equippedit was a fabulous escape very clean and comfortable spacebeautiful space beautiful setting lovely outdoor space to enjoy very clean bed was soooo comfortableit was extremely clean and the owner added special touches like providing plates condiments brochures
Host:the hosts live upstairs and were so graciousnicky and carol were great hosts and were responsive to any questions we hadfantastic experience super thoughtful host highly recommendnicky is a gracious and accommodating host who even brought us fresh sheets one morningnicky and michael were perfect hosts and were so gracious and flexible with our departureRead more reviewsamazing location overlooking the rivergreat location and really cool propertygreat location right off highway 9super close to a fantastic italian restaurant cosa nostrabeautiful location and very relaxing environment
If you’re looking for a quiet, yet picturesque getaway, look no further than this magical treehouse. Nature lovers will rave about the old-growth redwoods and gorgeous meadow here. Hiking and running are a few of the things you can enjoy during your stay here. Deer, owls, and other wildlife are often in view and you might even spot a lone bobcat lurking around.
The treehouse comes with one bedroom, a patio, and a garden area for relaxation. Book enthusiasts can dig through the library located in the downstairs living area. A vintage clawfoot tub allows you to soak under the redwood trees outdoors and it uses the local spring water. Lounge chairs are set outside, overlooking the pond.
Magical Tree HouseSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthis is a great little spot the heater and electric blankets were greatit runs a powerful space heaterbed was absolutely wonderful with the heated blanketthe treehouse truly was magical the bed warmers and space heater were necessary due to chilly autumn nightsfor folks with back problems the bed was perfect very supportive and comfortablethe space was clean and we enjoyed the outdoor tubremote and quiet and extremely cleanperfect place for a quick getaway the space was very clean and a lot bigger than expectedreally beautiful space super clean nice and secluded but not too difficult to get to
Host:george was communicative and provided us with great directionsthe host was very easy to work with alsoi 100% recommend this host and propertya great tree house experience the host did a great job decorating the placethank you george for hosting us at your beautiful spaceRead more reviewslocation was just perfect; in the forest near the beach and close to restaurants and storesextremely cute place in the middle of the redwoodsloved the beautiful locationgreat location and amazing getaway for a weekendthe treehouse is quiet and the location is beautiful
Experience luxury in a rather unique setting, right in the heart of Visalia. Nature enthusiasts who enjoy exploring the wilderness but still appreciate modern architecture will have a blast in this treehouse. Built with modern interiors and functional design, this treehouse is perfect for couples. The exterior boasts a private deck and a gazebo, while indoors there’s a built-in heating and cooling system, which most treehouses don’t usually have.
Luxury treehouse with views of the SierrasVisalia, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewswe were especially pleased by the shower surrounded by nature and so beautiful in the morning light highly recommendedthoroughly modern clean and cozythe treehouse is amazing as well as the property itself the place was immaculate and felt very welcoming
Host:the hosts are extremely responsive and kinddonny and barry were such amazing hoststhe directions from the host were perfect and check in could not have been easierthank you for hosting us we got to relax and had a wonderful timedonna and barry are super-wonderful hosts who have a beautiful stylish cozy treehouseRead more reviewswhat a beautiful place to stay right by sequoia national park but also convenient to downtown vasaliathe drive to the entrance was only 30-40 mins making it a great location for a day tripit also happens to be close to their lovely garden which guests are welcome to visitif you love nature with a twist of adventure this is the place
This treehouse represents the Scandinavian concept of “hygge”, which essentially means cozy and related to the feeling you get from a hug. It’s a quaint yet comfortable treehouse that can accommodate two people. It features a stunning view of the lake and mountains, and there are a number of animals like horses, ducks, and dogs inside and outside the property. Guests will also have access to relaxing massages, yoga, and meditation classes, making this treehouse ideal for travelers who came for some recreation.
Danehill Manor Luxury Tree HouseNicasio, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe views cannot be beat the bed is super comfy and has plenty of space for twokarin offers a real bed and breakfast experience on her beautiful ranchwhat a special experience to sleep in a tree very cozy & uniqueshowering with huge windows looking over the lake and hills is breathtakingthe tree house is very comfortable and relaxing with just the right amount of privacy and charmthe space was very clean observing all the covid requirementsRead more reviews
Host:she is without a doubt the most amazing host we've met on airbnbkarin thought of everything and was the best airbnb host we've ever hadkarin was an extremely accommodating host and generous with her timethe hygge house is one of a kind and is the best kind of cozykarin was so thoughtful and kind which made our visit even more enjoyable
Nestled perfectly among the redwoods, this tree house for rent in California feels like part of the forest. The treehouse and the surrounding area exude a true woodland vibe and the redwood grove adds a little privacy. The treehouse comes with one bedroom, two beds and a bath, perfect for couples. A full kitchen and a living room with a fireplace gives the treehouse a cosy feel. The treehouse also comes with central heating, Wi-Fi, and a laptop workspace.
A private deck for relaxing or reading is located outside the front door. At night, the skies come alive and you can comfortably view the stars through the skylight above the bed.
Luxury Treehouse in the RedwoodsSanta Cruz, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewswifi worked great for callsvery cozy with soothing ambiencebeautiful tree house the skylight over the bed allowed you to see the redwoods reaching up to the skythe view from the bed through the skylights when waking up was amazingi loved all the details and attention that lindsay put into making the place comfortablesuper clean comfortable bed amazing fire placethe place was beautiful and very cleansuper sweet clean and beautiful treehousebeautiful treehouse the place was clean and had so much charactervery clean nice place to stay with everything you will need
Host:lindsay is an amazing hostlindsay was very responsive and kindthe hosts were so sweet & very communicativesuper easy check-in and wonderful and helpful hoststhe treehouse is just fabulous the owners have considered all the architectural detailsRead more reviewslindsay's treehouse is pretty amazing and is in a great locationlocation wise it's a very quick drive into santa cruz's downtown and the many parks in the countyperfect place to escape from the urban fussif you are looking for a unique comfortable romantic stay in nature this is the placesome how this place is even more beautiful and unique in person
This gorgeous treehouse looks over a scenic view of Monterey Bay and is built in huge Douglas fir trees. With one bedroom, one bed, and a bath, this a perfect getaway for couples. Look out at the epic views of the Pacific Ocean or hike and run on the nearby nature trail as you become one with nature.
For a comfortable stay, there are daily household essentials, Wi-Fi access, and a washer and dryer provided to guests. Ample space is provided in the kitchen quarters to prepare meals and a garden space for you to unwind or relax.
Treehouse in Vineyard Overlooking Monterey BaySuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe tent is heated has wifi and of course has an amazing viewloved the views and waking up to birds and beautiful views directly from bedthe view was beautiful and could be appreciated from bedbeautiful views comfortable space little touches all over the placehowever it was as comfortable to a 5 star hoteleverything was clean and disinfected when we arrivedthe treehouse is beautiful and cleanthe stay includes a very clean shower with towels body wash shampoo/conditionerthe bathroom is clean conveniently located and stocked with the softest towelsthe treehouse was very clean and it had everything we needed the bed was very comfortable
Host:dude robin is a wonderful host brorobin was a great hostshe treated us with the most kindness and respect everyone should deserve from their hostthey are amazing people who are very kindrobin is an amazing host and she showed us around in her impressive vineyardRead more reviewsthe location is unparalleled and is literally a 10-15 minute drive from a bunch of great wineriesthe location of the treehouse couldn’t be in a more perfect placelovely location gorgeous views comfortable accommodations and a super unique experiencetotally recommend this placewow what an amazing place
Small, quaint, and cosy, what more could you ask for? This treehouse overlooks a valley of lush woodland. Known for its sustainability and attention to eco-friendly living, the home provides classes on organic cooking and lifestyle. Personal chefs are at your service and will provide you with tasty organic meals. There’s a farm on the property and it has ducks, chickens, and a rooster that crows as early as 4:30 am.
Two guests can comfortably retreat here and the host will gladly teach you about sustainable living. Wi-Fi is made available in the community room and a deck is on the property for looking at the awesome views.
Cozy & Serene Tree House w Amazing Views!Grass Valley, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe tree house is very comfortable private and beautifully decorated and the views from it are indeed amazingit is serene with beautiful vistas each day a gourmet breakfast was prepared for methe treehouse itself was clean and very peaceful built around an actual tree
Host:susan is an amazing hostone of the best hosts we've ever hadsusan is an amazing host who truly cares an nurtures her organic farmsuch a magical place susan was a great host and made us an amazing breakfastsusan was very kind and accommodatingRead more reviewswe especially loved walking through the meadow that is located outside her gardenthe demonstration garden is fun to walk through and the best part was saved for last
Be surrounded by a cluster of Redwood trees and spend a few days in a private room at this cozy cabin. It’s perfect for nature lovers who are keen on exploring the nearby mountains. This cabin features two comfortable bedrooms: one with a queen bed and another with a king bed. Nearby points of attraction include a selection of local shops, restaurants, and cafes. There is free parking within the vicinity for those who plan to drive to the property.
Unique Private Tree House CabinMendocino, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthis place is the best of both worlds: open air nature experience but also comfortable and safea truly special place with an amazing view and outdoor showerthe deck and outside table and sitting area are awesome to relax inamazing deck to overlook the woods and the treehouse was very cozythe tree house is magical the decor is beautifully rustic and the outdoor shower was such a treatthe space was clean and had everything we neededthe place is clean cozy comfortable warm spacious and so quiethowever the outhouse is clean and perfectly usablethe cabin itself was well appointed everything well taken care of clean and very quaint and cuteand the outhouse was fine as well- clean & fresh
Host:the host was great and very quick responses to any questions/needserin was a great hosterin and john paul were very responsive and took care of our needsit felt very private and erin was such a great hosterin was very responsive to questions beforehand and during our stayRead more reviewsfantastic location in the redwoods a few miles from mendocinoclose to town and a really neat beachthis was a great location to get away from everythingbeautiful location star gazing at night was amazinggreat place to get away
Step back in time in this ethereal cottage-like dream treehouse. With breathtaking views of the Santa Rosa hills, this cottage is the ultimate getaway. With one bedroom and one bath, this treehouse is the perfect fit for couples. Guests are provided with a small kitchen, which includes a stove and dishwasher. A nicely decked out patio provides stunning views of the valley and looks even more spectacular at night.
At night, enjoy a fun soak in the hot tub while you watch the stars or read a book. If you’re feeling a little chilly, cosy up next to the indoor fireplace with a cup of tea.
Romantic treehouse like cottageSanta Rosa, California, United States
Top guest reviewsperfect place for fan and r&rkitchen has all utensils you'll need deck is spacious grill heats to 600 degrees hosts are beautifulwe loved that their was no wifi we really enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and quiet time togetherthe cottage was incredibly cozy and the hot tub was a great way to relax at nightwe also enjoyed laying in the bed watching the old movies she has there for youthe space is quirky clean and beautifulthe cottage itself was so cozy and exceptionally clean
Host:delightful little yurt in the countryside with plenty of privacy and kind hoststhe hosts know how to do this perfectlyyour hosts are fantastic kind and have wonderful tips on the surrounding areasgary and carolyn are most gracious hoststhe property is amazing and the hosts graciousRead more reviewsit's just a short distance to an amazing park with beautiful hikesone of a kind location and great hostscarolyn’s place is an amazing getaway the hikes nearby are great and there’s plenty of places to eat nearbythere aren't really any words to do this place justicehood regional park is also amazing and i really recommend it
Ideal for those traveling with little ones, this family-friendly treehouse cabin is just 30 minutes away from a meditation camp called Spirit Rock Zen Center. This cabin is spacious and features a fully equipped kitchen with copper countertops. There are en suite bathrooms with bathtubs on both floors of the cabin. This property boasts an outdoor hot tub and a cozy patio ideal for relaxing after a long day exploring the wilderness. Located in the quiet town of Woodacre, known as the mountain biking capital of the world, avid cyclists can easily access Tamarancho, a famous mountain biking trail from this cabin home.
A treehouse in the sky. A home in the redwoods.Woodacre, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe beds we're wonderfully comfortable after a long day of sightseeingclean spacious and cozythe place was clean and we loved seeing jennifer and sean’s personal touch throughout each space
Host:the home is beautifully appointed - rustic chic but also family/pet friendlyjen and sean were very responsive hosts and check in/out was easyRead more reviewsamazing beautiful home and location the hosts jen and sean are super responsive and very friendly
Who says treehouses are just for kids?
Northern California has abundant accommodation options for travelers looking for great places to stay, from teardrop camper rentals to unique hotels to treehouse hotels. This epic collection of treehouses shows that you can enjoy the rustic and nature-filled exotic features that treehouse hotels have to offer. Whether simple, modern, or elegant, each treehouse has something to suit every taste. So, for your next vacation, why not give one of these treehouse vacation rentals in Northern California a try?
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