Relive the days of your childhood by camping in one of Texas’ treehouses. Climb high into the trees to enjoy the seclusion and scenic views that can’t be seen from the ground. Several locations in Texas offer visitors the chance to wake to the sounds of birds singing on the branches right outside their window.
Zip through the canopies at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours in Spicewood and land in your very own treehouse to sleep among the cypress trees. The company features Lofthaven II, which consists of both a ground and tree structure. The ground structure includes a kitchenette, bathroom and heated pool, while the tree structure houses a bedroom with a queen size bed, hammock and table. Step outside the tree and walk across a bridge to the bathhouse to enjoy scenic views of the ravine while soaking in a waterfall-filled tub.
Sleep Above the River
Stay high off the ground in a treehouse at Leisure Resort on the San Marcos River in Fentress. Treehouses are air conditioned, and include bunk beds, a mini-fridge, microwave and lights. Prepare a meal on the barbecue grill and dine at your picnic table. Tell ghost stories and roast marshmallows around the fire ring, then relax on your covered porch and enjoy views of the river. After a good night’s rest, tube down the river, hit the volleyball or basketball courts, and hike along the nature trails.
An Eagle Eye View
Stay in “The Eagle’s Nest” among pecan and oak trees at Cedar Mountain Lodge in Scurry. The secluded treehouse is made of cedar and affords sweeping views from the numerous windows. Rest your weary head on the king size bed, complete with luxury linens, and watch DVDs on the TV in your room. The air-conditioned and heated treehouse also includes a bathroom with shower, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. After cooking on the grill, rock the night away on the porch in the rocking chair. Bring your fishing gear to spend the day fishing in the 2-acre lake, or relax your muscles in the lodge’s hot tub.
At Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary & Retreat Center in Burnet, you can spend the night in a yurt amid huge, oak trees. The circular building features a domed sunroof that allows natural sunlight to filter through as you read a book on the futon or lounge on the king size bed. Take a soak in the two-person tub with your sweetie, or rinse off in the rock and masonry bathhouse. The pet-friendly yurt is air conditioned and you can enjoy views of Lake Buchanon from the deck. After a day exploring the wilderness, treat yourself to a variety of spa treatments including a massage, aroma therapy, hot stone treatment or vibrational therapy.