Updated March 2022.
Maybe it’s primal thing, our love and fascination for sleeping in treehouses. Or maybe it’s the nostalgia factor as many of us have fond childhood memories of playing in treehouses. I grew up on a cul de sac, where we spent hours in the Kellys’ treehouse, one of many rustic treehouses in Atlanta back then, nestled in the woods near a creek. Or perhaps it’s just the getaway factor, our chance to unplug and disconnect in a beautiful setting.
Whatever the reason, treehouses of all varieties are hugely popular, with many of them booked for months out. Here are 25 treehouses in Georgia, including several treehouses in Atlanta. One has the most spectacular bathroom you won’t believe, one is close to the world’s longest zip line, one comes complete with a deck with a gas grill, while several are inside the city limits of Atlanta.
We also have several under $100 and a few that are perfect for families. While some are on the rustic side with no running water, others and way up there on the luxury scale.
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Treehouses in Atlanta
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This treehouse is gorgeous and in a perfect location for exploring Atlanta, near Georgia Tech and Atlantic Station. It has a fireplace, washer and dryer, open living area and heated floors in the bathroom.
There is a full kitchen with induction cooktop and beverage center, a dining room that seats eight and a turntable with a collection of vinyl for you to enjoy.
Bathrooms: 1 (access to bathroom in adjacent home)
It’s a treehouse. It’s in the woods. It’s also in the city of Atlanta. Perhaps that’s part of its enormous popularity. This intown treehouse is booked months out and was voted the most wished-for listing worldwide on Airbnb for 2016. In comments, people speak of its magical and life-changing qualities and the beauty of it being within walking distance of stores and restaurants.
It has three spaces connected by rope bridges. The bed is on wheels so it can be rolled out onto a platform overlooking a stream. A separate living space has rustic furnishings and a chandelier, while the third space is a deck. Guests store their luggage and use the bathroom in the bottom floor of Peter and Katie’s home, right next door. Fairy lights at night add to the magical quality of the treehouse at night. Peter delivers coffee in the mornings or leaves it at the foot of the steps if the guests are sleeping.
We live just around the corner of this treehouse, and have had drinks in the living room with Peter Bahouth, who owns the treehouse with his wife, Katie. They have hosted celebrities like Aaron Paul and his friend Woody Harrelson, people looking to celebrate a special occasion as well as those just looking for an unusual getaway.
This treehouse in Atlanta is on a working 2.5-acre farm, with alpaca, ducks, chickens and llamas. And it’s within walking distance of East Atlanta Village, with shops, restaurants and bars.
Nestled in an 80-year-old forest of bamboo, the treehouse has HVAC, a large porch and skylights. It’s furnished built with reclaimed architectural antiques with some of the bead board coming from Civil War-era homes and heart of pine floors from 1905. A tin roof rom a 1871 barn makes a lovely sound in the rain. It sleeps four, with a queen-size bed in the sleeping loft and full-size sleeper sofa on the main level.
Bathroom facilities include a composting toilet in the treehouse and a marble bathroom with walk-in shower, china sink and modern toilet located in the owners home nearby. It has a small fridge, Keurig coffee maker, three gallons of water and wash basin for quick washups.
As for those animals. The owners, Kate and Kara, are happy to give you a tour of their farm, which includes their organic garden and three coops of chickens and ducks. Meet their llama, Dali, her baby Pogo Von Picklesprite, and the baby alpaca, Pixie Von Picklesprite.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Think about those rustic treehouses of your childhood. This gorgeous modern treehouse is the opposite of that. It’s a beautifully decorated home with electronic fireplace, wifi, large kitchen, reading nook in a loft, elegant bathrooms and deck with a grill.
Located in the city of Atlanta, it has garden and treetop views from every window and guests have access to the large garden area. If you’re planning a trip to Atlanta, check this place out.
It’s named after Archimedes, the resident owl, who shares space with several other animals on the property including parrots, toucans and emus.
The Treasure Hunt Treehouse is located in Kennesaw, a suburb about 20 minutes north of Atlanta. The two-structure treehouse, connected by a rope bridge, gets its names from clues and riddles hidden inside. Get them all and you win a prize! The second structure is two levels with a screened-in porch on the bottom level.
The treehouse has a wraparound porch on three sides and underneath the home is a stream with a bridge and a hammock. Much of the decor is hand-made by the owner. There’s a small mini-fridge and owners will provide coffee on request.
But wait, there’s more! Here are 22 more treehouses you’ll fall in love with.
Treehouse Rentals in North Georgia
North Georgia is a popular area for its mountain views, hiking trails, waterfalls, charming small cities and towns and local wineries. A stay in a treehouse rental in North Georgia is a perfect way to see the area.
Location: Flintstone, Georgia
Average rate: $150
Relax on the front porch of this adorable cottage treehouse on 70 acres located 15 minutes from Chattanooga, Tennessee. The treehouse has a small kitchen area and bathroom with toilet and shower. It’s also close to Cloudland Canyon and several hiking trails.
I’ll go out on a limb here (couldn’t avoid the treehouse humor) and say you’ll never see another bathroom like this one in a treehouse. This treehouse was designed by Pete Nelson, host of “Treehouse Master” and he refers to it as a “spa in the sky.”
The treehouse was designed to showcase a new line of products for men from Dove Men+Care, so what better way to introduce nature-inspired products than have them used in such a natural setting? The gorgeous glass-enclosed shower even includes a tree, along with heated tile floors, five digitally controlled shower heads and a huge sink.
Guests have a cozy sitting area, queen-size bed on the main level and two twins in the loft upstairs. For enjoying the outdoors, there are two decks, a firepit just below and trails winding around the wooded property that backs up to Rock City in Tennessee at the base of Lookout Mountain.
The Elements Treehouse is in Flintstone, Georgia, about 15 minutes from Chattanooga. For a full review, see Into the Woods: Sleeping in a Treehouse Hideaway
Le Petit Chateau
The kids will love all the family-friendly activities, the cozy upstairs sleeping lofts and the wooded setting of Candlelight Forest, two treehouses set on a 200-acre development called Cloudland Station. It’s a community of primarily second homes and a wedding venue called The Homestead at Cloudland Station.
There’s a lake for water sports, a wooded area with hammocks, a family tent with board games as well as badminton and a firepit.
Candlelight Forest is in Chickamauga, Georgia, less than a two-hour drive northwest of Atlanta and about 20 minutes from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and has two treehouses.
[For a full review, see The Treehouse Tour: Get Unplugged at Candlelight Forest]
Location: Ellijay, Georgia
Bedrooms: 1, king bed plus sofa bed
This adorable treehouse in the Blue Ridge Mountains is just one mile from the cute town of Ellijay, just 90 minutes north of Atlanta. It’s also just 15 minutes from Blue Ridge, Georgia where you’ll find dozens of shops and restaurants.
This adults-only treehouse has AC, TV, indoor fireplace, kitchen, wifi, hammock chairs, grill and hot tub on the deck.
Location: Blue Ridge, Georgia
Bedrooms: 1 with queen, double and bunk beds
Average rate: $325
Take the family for a stay in this luxury treehouse with beds for six. Kids will love the bunk beds that look like a treehouse tucked inside a treehouse. The treehouse has several nooks inside and decks outside for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful views. There’s also a fire pit and hot tub.
Canopy Blue is on four private acres overlooking the National Forest just 10 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge. Walk outside for direct hiking access to the Benton MacKaye Trail.
Location: Cherry Log, Georgia
Average rate: $350
A sister property to Canopy Blue, this luxury treehouse has lots of windows to let in natural light and two of the most beautiful bedrooms I’ve seen in a treehouse. The décor is stunning. It has a full kitchen, screened-in porch with a fireplace, hot tub, fire pit and grill.
Location: Blue Ridge, Georgia
Average rate: $410
The family will love staying in this treehouse that has a large kitchen, indoor fireplace, hot tub and mountain views. There’s a game room downstairs with a second fireplace and bar. The master bedroom has a shower and a tub, something I always appreciate in a rental home.
Bed & Bough
Location: Dawsonville, Georgia
Bedrooms: 1, king bed plus sofa bed
This luxury treehouse on five acres is close to several vineyards in North Georgia and just an hour from Atlanta. It has AC, kitchenette and wifi. Outdoors you’ll find a grill, picnic table, fire pit and even a pizza oven – how fun is that? And the bathroom on this one is gorgeous!
Firefly Bend Treehouse
Location: Suches, Georgia
This secluded treehouse sits on five acres with a cabin and two other treehouses. It’s got wifi, mini fridge, microwave, indoor fireplace, hot tub and a hot tub. The woodwork on the interior is gorgeous.
It’s part of Suches Vacation Rentals, which supplies services like grocery stocking, flower deliveries and fishing guides.
Luxury Treehouse at Selah Ridge
Location: Ringgold, Georgia
Bedrooms: I king and 1 double bed on common spaces
This compact treehouse has amazing views along with outdoor showers, seating area with firepit, grill and a cedar soaking tub brought from Alaska. It’s on 19 acres of private property close to Chattanooga, Tennessee.
It has a kitchen and breakfast is provided. In addition to steps, this treehouse has a ramp making it wheelchair accessible.
Location: Suches, Georgia
Bathrooms: 1 shared, camp toilet in treehouse
You’ll love the colorful tongue and groove wood milled in the 1930s in this cute little treehouse built from reclaimed lumber from an old farm house. It has a stained glass window over the bed, antique furniture, tin roof, wifi and a kitchen area with table and chairs.
This treehouse does not have running water but there is a bathroom at the main cabin and camp toilet in the treehouse.
Location: Suches, Georgia
Bathrooms: 1 located 100 yards away
You’ll have private access to the Toccoa River just 50 feet away in this treehouse. It has wifi, coffee pot and seating area.
This treehouse is part of Suches Vacation Rentals, which supplies services like grocery stocking, flower deliveries and fishing guides.
Location: Canton, Georgia
Enjoy the tin roof and twinkle lights of this treehouse, located just 30 miles from Atlanta in Canton. It’s located on five acres with places to hike and has a kitchenette, indoor hammock and wifi.
There is no running water but it has access to a guest lounge with clawfoot tub and outdoor shower open seasonally.
It has a deck, dining table, fire pit and chairs.
Treehouses in Georgia, West, South and Central
Location: Stonecrest, Georgia
Bedrooms: 2, 1 queen, 2 twins
Bathrooms: 1 with compost toilet
Built for nature lovers, Trinity Treehouse is adjacent to a 2,500-acre nature preserve 20 minutes east of Atlanta. The Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve has two lakes and miles of paved trails.
The treehouse has leather recliners, tin roof, kitchen, wifi and a grill.
Owl in the Oak
Location: Duluth, Georgia
Bedrooms: 1, sofa with twin bed
Bathrooms: 1 with composting toilet
Owl in the Oak is in a wooded area behind a private home in Duluth, a suburb north of Atlanta.
The kitchenette has a sink, propane cooktop, and small cooler refrigerator. This treehouse has wifi but does not have full electricity other than one low voltage outlet that will power a laptop.
Tree Cabin by the Lake
Location: Jackson, Georgia
Bedrooms: 1 with king bed
Rate: $200 weekday, $250 weekends
Fish for bass, crappie, catfish and yellow perch at this adults-only treehouse. Even if you don’t fish, you’ll love being on a private 20-acre lake. And you’ll have access to two John boats, a canoe and three paddle boats to go touring.
There’s no kitchen, but there’s a microwave, fridge and seated area. It has wifi, AC, TV, bathtub and an indoor fireplace. There’s seating on the deck, a grill and a hot tub with amazing views of the lake. One reviewer said, “Definitely for those wanting to connect with nature and their partner.”
My son, husband and I screamed our way (okay, that was only me) through the entire Screaming Eagle Zipline Canopy Tour at Historic Banning Mills, the world’s longest and largest zipline. Seriously. It’s almost 10 miles of zips, with lots of challenging rope bridges to cross over.
We spied the charming treehouses here and resolved to come back and stay. A village of seven treehouse rooms are set more than 70 feet up above the gorge. Fear of heights? You may not want to stay here as rooms are only accessible by a rope-and-wood sky bridge. If you do make it over, you’ll be rewarded by a room with a king bed, gas log fireplaces, tub for two, private bath and deck overlooking the gorge. Each room has a small fridge and a Keurig coffee machine. The rooms sway a bit in the wind, but isn’t that what you want for a full treehouse experience?
Historic Banning Mills is in Whitesburg, Georgia, about an hour west of Atlanta. Rates start at $209.
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– Jan Schroder