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15 BEST Treehouse Rentals in Michigan: Enchanted Getaways


Treehouse Rentals in Michigan: 15 Amazing Stays in Enchanted Michigan Getaways

The thought of staying overnight in a treehouse may sound like a childhood fantasy, but embracing that youthful dream is much more accessible that you may have known.

Treehouse Rentals in Michigan are are a great way to embrace that inner child while vacationing in style.

With the pandemic in mind, many have taken to local vacation rentals to ensure safety through isolation and the promise of new and unique ways to stay.

Treehouse rentals in Michigan: 15 Enchanted places to stay

Interest in vacation rentals in Michigan have skyrocketed recently.

Michigan travelers are seeking everything from a tiny house or cabin retreat; a log cabin or glamping spot; even an enchanted treehouse in a lofty pine forest.

Your Perfect Michigan Treehouse Vacation

In Michigan, treehouses are available for rent all over the state, from the Great Lakes coasts to dense inland forests.

Whether you’re looking for a rustic escape or a luxurious getaway among the trees, these treehouse rentals in Michigan have something for every style and budget.

These are some of the coolest airbnb’s in Michigan, so read on discover these unique treehouse vacation rentals.

Treehouse Rentals in Southeast Michigan

You might think the most magnificent Michigan treehouse retreats are exclusive to the densely wooded north, but that’s not necessarily true.

There is so much natural beauty to be discovered in Michigan’s lower peninsula and these exceptional treehouse locations show just how special the mitten is.

Read on to discover some of our favorite Treehouse Vacation Rentals.

Photo courtesy of Treehouse Under the Stars

Beautiful & Romantic Treehouse Under the Stars (Holly, MI)

The perfect pet-friendly romantic couple’s getaway is closer than you think. Holly in southeast Michigan is home to this quaint little treehouse under the stars.

The cathedral ceiling and pillow-top queen sized bed will keep you comfortable indoors, but the outdoor shower will keep you connected to nature.

Spend evenings by the bonfire as you marvel at the milky way above.

Treehouse Rentals in Southwest Michigan

Tree House (Saugatuck, MI)

Overlooking the Kalamazoo River near charming Saugatuck, MI, this hilltop treehouse offers beautiful views of the water and is shaded by one of the largest Oak trees in the area.

Two docks provide access to the water and modern amenities provide a comfortable stay, including Wi-Fi, a modern kitchen, as well as heating and air conditioning.

Photo courtesy of Outpost Treehouse

Outpost Treehouse (East Leroy, MI)

This ranger lookout-inspired outpost treehouse sits among the white pines on a 65-acre active farm in southwest Michigan.

All kinds of wildlife from deer, turkeys, owls, and coyotes have been spotted from the wrap-around deck, making you feel closer than ever to nature, without losing those all-important amenities, like TV, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and solar-powered interior lighting.

Sleep in the cozy queen in the outpost, or get adventurous and stay down in the “glamping” tent.

This fun spot is not far from Kalamazoo, MI. be sure and check out our Ultimate Guide to Kalamazoo MI here.

Photo courtesy of Treefort Cabin Retreat near Lake Michigan Beaches

Treefort Cabin Retreat near Lake Michigan Beaches

If you’re looking or an authentic glamping or camping experience close to Lake Michigan beaches, this cozy treefort cabin in Benton Harbor may be exactly the one for you.

Located on a sprawling 22 acres, it’s quite rustic and private (there is electric but no running water; restroom is a porta-potty).

With the beautiful Michigan beaches of St. Joseph, MI in southwest Michigan close by who needs anything else?

The thought of staying overnight in a treehouse may sound like a childhood fantasy, but embracing that youthful dream is much more accessible that you may have known.

Treehouse Rentals in Michigan are are a great way to embrace that inner child while vacationing in style. 

With the pandemic in mind, many have taken to local vacation rentals to ensure safety through isolation and the promise of new and unique ways to stay.

Treehouse Rentals in West Michigan

Serenity Now Treehouse (Whitehall, MI)

This relaxing destination is perhaps the most like what you imagine when you think treehouse getaway.

Suspended over a hillside using trees like stilts, this unique destination will provide all the peace, quiet, and calm you need from your vacation.

No Wi-Fi makes it the perfect place to truly unplug, but of course modern amenities like cable television and air conditioning are still included.

Use the on-site rowboat for a float down the creek or visit one of the many state parks and lakeside towns in the area to make the most of your stay.

Photo courtesy of Enchanted Treehouse on Lake Michigan

Enchanted Treehouse On Lake Michigan – Near Grand Haven and Holland

Perched on a tall sand dune overlooking 100 feet of prime Lake Michigan beach frontage, this treehouse offers some stunningly beautiful views.

It sleeps 10, to there’s enough room for you and your extended family – pets are welcome, too.

This great location offers easy access to Holland, MI and nearby Grand Haven – one of Lake Michigan’s BEST beachtowns.

Treehouse Rentals in Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan boasts some of the most stunning natural space in the state and its heavily wooded landscapes and beautiful beaches make it the perfect spot for remote treehouse vacations.

Find a cozy cabin on the lakefront or a secluded shack in the woods to enjoy an up north escape like no other.

Photo courtesy of The Tree House in the Heart of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore

The Tree House in the Heart of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore (Empire, MI)

Situated halfway between Empire and Glen Arbor, this dog-friendly carriage apartment is situated upstairs and separate from the main house, making it feel as authentically treehouse rental as possible.

Its location near the beautiful Glen Lakes, the towns of Empire and Glen Arbor, and the stunning Sleeping Bear Dunes makes this a great place to stay for those looking to do a little bit of everything in the area.

photo courtesy of Wayfarer Treehouse

Wayfarer Treehouse (Lake Leelanau, MI)

The Wayfarer Treehouse is a unique place, with modern Scandinavian design in a cozy wooded setting in the heart of one of Michigan’s TOP travel destination, the Leelanau Peninsula.

Its location near Lake Leelanau means the towns of Leland, Northport, and Suttons Bay are also close by and easily accessible. Perfect for a group of friends with pets, this beautiful pet-friendly home sleeps six people with two queens and two twin beds.

Enjoy the luxuries of the modern Euro-style kitchen and additional amenities, including Wi-Fi, television, plus A/C and heating.

Photo courtesy of Cozy Cottage High in the Trees

Cozy Cottage High in the Trees (Suttons Bay, MI)

This Suttons Bay cottage is a perfect place to truly get away from it all. It’s location and modern style give you the feeling of truly living in a luxurious treehouse.

Two bedrooms and one bathroom offer a cozy stay for a small family or group of friends and is potentially even pet-friendly (small dogs only). Massive windows provide forest views and the deck is the perfect place to embrace the surrounding greenery with a glass of local wine.

Despite feeling secluded in the trees, you’re only three blocks away you can find the beach, marina, shopping and more.

photo courtesy of Tall Haus at Rocky Top Farms

Tall Haus at Rocky Top Farms (Ellsworth, MI)

The best of up north, the Tall Haus at Rocky Top Farms in Ellsworth sits on a pond surrounded by birch trees and an active cherry orchard.

Huge windows invite natural light during the day and provide dreary night sky views, including stargazing and perhaps even some northern lights.

This cabin forgoes the hotel tropes and embraces its heritage and whimsy, with furniture that tells stories.

The creative and fun atmosphere and eclectic character makes the Tall Haus special and well worth a visit.

photo courtesy of Harbor Springs Vacation Rental

Harbor Springs Vacation Rental (Harbor Springs, MI)

This pet-friendly cedar ski chalet with a large deck is located in the middle of the woods, giving it that serious treehouse feeling.

Despite feeling so remote, this location is only a few minutes from downtown Harbor Springs and Petoskey State Park.

The house is full of amenities and things to enjoy, including games like air hockey, foosball, billiards, and ping pong in the basement, bikes available for outdoor use, and even a hot tub.

Treehouse Rental in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

photo courtesy of Tree House Cottage

Tree House Cottage (Au Train, MI)

For those seeking the more remote outdoor experience of the UP, this tree house cottage in Au Train is perfect for you.

Situated on a hillside overlooking the Au Train river as it meets Lake Au Train. The Au Train River is lazy and shallow with a sandy bottom, which makes it great for kids to wade and play in safely.

Plenty of sleeping areas means this treehouse can accommodate a big family or group.

Visit the Lake Superior shore and take a shipwreck tour, explore ATV and hiking trails nearby, rent a pontoon on Lake Au Train, or just gather around a campfire at night and enjoy some time under the stars.

Three MORE Treehouse Rentals to Check-Out

True North Cabin on Lake Superior by Copper Harbor
Shanty Creek treehouse in Bellaire
Bird’s Nest at the Art House

Where can I stay in a Treehouse in Michigan?

A. Here are 15 Treehouses in Michigan:
Serenity Now Treehouse | Whitehall, Michigan
Saugatuck Treehouse | Saugatuck, MI
Heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes | Empire, Michigan
Outpost Treehouse | East Leroy, Michigan
Treehouse Under the Stars | Holly, Michigan
Wayfarer Treehouse | Lake Leelanau, Michigan
Cozy Cottage High in the Trees | Suttons Bay, Michigan
Tall Haus at Rocky Top Farms | Ellsworth, Michigan
Harbor Springs Vacation Rental | Harbor Springs, Michigan
Treehouse Cottage | Au Train, Michigan
Treefort Cabin | Benton Harbor
Enchanted Treehouse | Grand Haven, Michigan
True North Cabin on Lake Superior | Copper Harbor
Shanty Creek Treehouse | Bellaire, MI
Bird’s Nest Treehouse | Suttons Bay, Michigan

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About the Author
Bella DiMascio is a Content Editor for mymichiganbeach.com. She grew up in the Detroit suburb of Westland and later attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo where she majored in Communication Studies and minored in English: Writing. Creative writing has been a hobby and interest of Bella’s since she was in elementary school and she is thrilled to be using her talents to highlight the Great Lakes State. Outside of writing, Bella enjoys getting outside with her two Australian Shepherds, playing video games, and binging shows on Netflix.