Here are dozens of Ohio treehouse rentals along with tips so you can select the perfect one for you. Trees cover about 8 million acres in the state of Ohio, representing close to 1/3 of the state. What better place to sleep in the trees?
I have a fascination with treehouses and its origin is not hard to trace. I spent countless happy hours playing in my neighbors’ treehouse in the woods in the city of Atlanta. And I’m not alone in my love for these structures high above the ground.
I asked Miguel DeJesus with The Mohicans Treehouse Resort why he thought treehouses are so popular.
“I believe that treehouses are popular because they are nostalgic and they represent innocence and fantasy, a means to escape the craziness of the world,” he says. “When you think about kids in the neighborhood in the old days wanting to create a club, many times they were in treehouses.”
The other nice thing is that they appeal to families, to kids and adults alike. Adults want to indulge in memories of their childhood while providing that same experience for their children.”
Ready to find your treehouse? We’ve got dozens to choose from that can accommodate from 2-12 guests. One has a safari-themed bedroom, two are made from shipping containers and one is an Airstream in the air. There’s also one where you can barter for your stay by cleaning out the chicken coops.
Be sure to check out tips for Ohio treehouse rentals at the end of the story.
Amish Country Lodging
Berlin Woods Treehouses
Berlin, Ohio, is home to the world’s largest Amish settlement and these treehouses are just a mile away from the craft stores, gift shops and restaurants in downtown Berlin.
There are six treehouses to choose from at Berlin Woods Treehouses. Three of them are for two guests and three will accommodate up to six guests. They all have full kitchen, fireplaces and TVS.
For some reason the website refers to these as rustic lodging, but there’s nothing rustic about these gorgeously appointed and decorated treehouses. Good luck choosing your favorite!
Pine Cone Lodging
Pine Cone Lodging has three treehouses located just a short distance from downtown Berlin. They each have a king bed, kitchenette, fireplace, TV, porches, heating and AC and sleep two people.
Ohio Treehouse Rentals in the Hocking Hills Region
There’s a lot to choose from if you’re looking for a Hocking Hills treehouse cabin. You want modern furnishings, a second story, additional bedrooms? Check out these selections.
Modern Treehouse in Hocking Hills
South Bloomingville, Ohio
For a luxury romantic getaway check into this highly rated modern treehouse just 12 minutes from Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave and Cedar Falls. This beautifully decorated treehouse has one bedroom with a queen-size bed. There is a pullout queen-size sleeper sofa if you’re bringing the family along.
There’s a bathroom, kitchen and central heat and air so you’ll stay comfortable year-round. The wraparound deck is a perfect place to relax in the evenings. It’s pet-friendly so bring your canine companion to join you on the walking trails.
Sidney Nook Treehouse
You’ll be sleeping 20 feet above the forest floor when you book this two-story, two-bedroom, one-bathroom treehouse cabin set on five acres of private woodlands. Relax in a rocking chair on a wraparound porch or get cozy by the fire at the nearby fire pit.
Each bedroom has a queen-size bed and huge windows in the living area that let in natural light. Cook your own meals in a fully equipped kitchen with marble countertops and enjoy your meal at a whiskey barrel table.
This tree house is owned by Corban Cabin Getaways.
Comfort in the Woods
This company offers four log cabins and one treehouse that sleeps 2. Lounge on the leather furniture or relax in the hot tub on the covered back deck. It has a bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, electric fireplace and fire ring.The treehouse is on a 20-foot high platform with a porch that wraps all the way around it.
Haven’t you wanted to stay in a log cabin ever since you played with Lincoln Logs as a child? Here’s your chance to stay in a treehouse and a log cabin made with cedar logs. But this gorgeous treehouse is better than a real log cabin because it’s got heating, AC, fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, wifi, wraparound deck and a hot tub. Check out the gorgeous bathroom!
The Canopy Treehouse is part of Canopy Ridge Cabins, which are on 60 acres of privately owned land about 15 minutes from Hocking Hills State Park attractions.
Travel tip: Ask them about the natural water spring that comes out of a rock formation. It’s about five minutes away and they will give you directions.
Among the Trees Lodging
Hocking Hills, Ohio
This rental company has three treehouses located on 87 acres. The Safari Treehouse sleeps 2; the Maple View Treehouse and the Buckeye Barn Treehouse each sleep 4. They all have hot tubs, bathrooms, AC and heat.
If you’re traveling with a group and looking for larger treehouse lodging, look into the other accommodations here, including the Blissful Ridge Lodge that sleeps up to 32 people.
Cozy Treehouse Cabins
Built by a father and son, the treehouse at Cozy Treehouse Cabins is on 10 acres. It sleeps up to seven guests in two bedrooms and a loft. Each bedroom has a queen bed and a second floor loft has a sleeper sofa. There’s a bathroom, fully furnished kitchen, 55” flat screen TV and large deck.
Hocking Hills Treehouse Cabins
South Bloomingville, Ohio
Three treehouses are nestled on 15 acres at this family-owned property with a fourth to open sometime this year.
All treehouses are pet-friendly (for a small fee), have AC and heating, charcoal grill, kitchenette, wood-fired hot tub and bathroom.
The Maple and White Oak treehouses have two bedrooms, outside shower and private balcony. Beech has one bedroom, pullout sofa in the living room and wraparound deck.
Other Areas for Ohio Treehouse Rentals
The Mohicans Treehouse Resort
You will fall in love with all nine of the treehouses at The Mohicans Treehouse Resort. Located on more than 100 acres overlooking the Mohican River Valley, it’s one of the largest treehouse villages in the country, perfect for treehouse getaways in Ohio.
Three of the treehouses were designed by Pete Nelson, the star of “Treehouse Masters,” including the Little Red Treehouse that was meant to harken back to the many 1830s-era red barns that are a familiar site in this part of Ohio.
It has a living area, outdoor shower, heat and air, kitchenette and a huge stained glass window.
How about staying in an Airstream turned into a treehouse? The Silver Bullet is a 31-foot Airstream elevated to become a treehouse.
According to Miguel DeJesus, one of the most popular treehouses is the Tin Shed that has a wrap-around deck and a 100-foot extension bridge connected to a spiral staircase.
See our related story: Sleep in an Airstream in the Trees at Silver Bullet Treehouse.
Cannaley Treehouse Village (opening soon)
Four treehouses are available for stays along with a common treehouse with seating for up to 49 for day use at this new property near Toledo.
There’s a six-person treehouse, four-person treehouse and two for two people.
The property is part of 500-acre Beach Ridge Area of Oak Openings, which includes a 12-mile mountain bike trail and skills development course.
One thing I love is that Cannaley is providing subsidized stays. This is from the website. “To ensure opportunity for a broad segment of the population to stay at Treehouse Village, an occupancy cap will be established for traditional rentals. Monday and Tuesday nights will be reserved for community outreach, programming, camps and subsidized stays.”
Airbnb Treehouses in Ohio
Stay in a shipping container at The Box treehouse with one bedroom, one bath and a kitchenette. There’s also a deck with a seating area. It has three bedrooms, kitchen, large dining area, fireplace, heating and AC.
What makes The Treehouse Lodge unique is that it’s made up of two shipping containers and a common great room, big enough to sleep 12.
The two additional treehouses at Treehouse Village include The Sky Loft and The Shack.
Sleep in a maple forest on four acres that includes two small ponds and a creek. This treehouse has one bedroom, electricity, TV, compostable toilet and mini fridge. You can barter for your stay here if you’re willing to weed, cut wood or clean chicken coops.
Tips for Treehouse Rentals in Ohio
Renting a treehouse can be a bit different from traditional house rentals. Here are our tips to make the most of your stay.
• Book early.
Treehouses book up fast so for the best selection you need to think ahead and book ahead. If you don’t see availability for the one you want, call and ask about last-minute cancellations.
• Consider what you really need and want for your treehouse rental.
Are you going to be eating all your meals out? Then you may not need that fully equipped kitchen. Consider whether you’d like these things when booking your Ohio treehouse rentals: hot tub, firepit, wifi, TV, grill, covered porch, full bathroom.
• Don’t assume anything.
Don’t assume you’ll have indoor plumbing, electricity, wifi, air conditioning and heat.
• Ask about extra fees and cancellation policies.
Make sure you know all the costs before you book, including any reservation, cleaning or pet fees. If cancellation is a possibility, make sure you know what the policy is.
• Read the fine print.
Are pets allowed? Can you bring your own firewood or do you need to purchase some? Is a four-wheel drive car recommended? Some treehouses have ladders or a spiral staircase to a loft where a bedroom is. Are you comfortable with that?
• Determine if the location works for you.
Do you want to be completely private or is it okay to have several other properties around you? Whichever you choose, you may have to research a bit to figure out how the treehouse is situated in comparison to others.
Do you want to be close to restaurants, shopping, hiking trails or a state park?
• Read the reviews.
Yeah, we all read reviews to see what recent guests say about the property. But I’ve also found them really useful to learn more details, like which hiking trails they recommend or which restaurants guests enjoyed. I’ve found a wealth of helpful tips and other information from reading reviews.
• Want to give a gift?
Some treehouse getaways in Ohio offer gift certificates. Wouldn’t a treehouse vacation make an excellent gift?
• Look for specials.
Some treehouse rentals in Ohio include discounts for repeat customers or veterans and active duty military.
– Jan Schroder, Editor-in-chief