Matt Johnson

Glamping in Texas: Cypress Valley Treehouse

Author: Matt JohnsonPhotos/Graphics: Mike HawthornePublished: Jan 28, 2021Updated: Dec 13, 2023

Glamping might not be your first thought when you think of Texas, that is, until you see the Cypress Valley Treehouse.

This amazing gem is the epitome of glamping, and rightfully so.

Check out this video, although I must warn you, does not do this resort justice. You have to experience it!

Located Deep in the Heart of Central Texas

Located about 30 minutes west of Austin, TX, Cypress Valley Treehouse Resort is a glampers’ dream just off of the Pedernales River.

It’s far enough off the beaten path that you can escape the city life and enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Central Texas, but it’s close enough to enjoy everything Austin has to offer.

Lodging Like No Other

Offering one of the most unique glamping experiences, Cypress Valley offers various options for sleeping in the trees or bringing groups to enjoy the great outdoors.

The Treehouses

Overall, there are five treehouses to choose from nestled into the historic Cypress trees.

The treehouses range in size and price. Whether you’re looking for a cozy romantic escape with your loved one or something a bit bigger for a larger group, they have you covered.

Yoki Treehouse at Cypress Valley Resort
You’ll be Amazed by the Yoki Treehouse. Photo from Cypress Valley Resort.

Yoki Treehouse

Sleeping 2-3 people, this luxurious treehouse offers a full home feel. It offers a full king-sized bed with a complete kitchenette. If you bring an extra body with you there is even a loft for them to sleep.

Willow and Juniper Treehouses

While they may seem like economy-style glamping pods as they only sleep two, they come with full luxury and elegant décor. You won’t get a kitchenette like the Yoki, but these two will definitely provide the upscale glamping experience high in the trees.

Lofthaven Treehouse

The Lofthaven is the crème de la crème of glamping. It boasts a complete package for a romantic getaway. You’ll get a 350 square foot elevated suite with a 700 square foot bathhouse. If the king-sized bed and kitchenette don’t get you going, surely the waterfall will.

The Nest

Cypress Valley Treehouse Resort has something for everyone, to include families. The Nest sleeps 4-6 (1 queen-sized and 2 twin-sized beds), has 2 rooms, a kitchenette, and private bathhouse – all while up in the trees. You’ll love it. Your kids will love it. It’s a winner!

Ranch House at Cypress Valley

The Ranch House isn’t in the trees but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t feel like it. You’ll get over 4,400 square feet and 6 bedrooms to sleep up to 15 people. This is great for large gatherings of family and friends.

You’ll get the beautiful views that will make you forget you’re not actually in a treehouse.

Included with this rental is a luxury kitchen, a beautifully-decorated open floor plan, and of course the pool. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors in this truly amazing space.

So Many Activities for Your Family

You might not want to leave your cozy accommodations – they’re amazing and awesome – but if you do get out you won’t be disappointed.

Not only is there plenty to do for fun at Cypress Valley, but there is even more to do in the local area. After all, it’s only 30 minutes from Austin.

Ziplining During the Cypress Valley Canopy Tours
Cypress Valley is Well Known for their Awesome Canopy Tours. Photo from Cypress Valley Resort.

For the adventurous types, you can enjoy one of their infamous canopy tours.

After getting strapped in your harness (yes, it’s high up), you’ll spend the day ziplining on their five ziplines, walking across their two skybridges, and rappelling safely back to the ground. The rappel can take up to two hours, to give you an idea of what it’s like.

You can book a day or two of nothing but high intensity adventure, whisking through the trees and taking in the beauty of the area. There is nothing else like it!

After a day of ziplining, head on back to the on-site lake for some relaxation and perhaps some fishing. You can choose to either swim in the pool or take a dip in the lake.

This isn’t just any ordinary lake, however. If you’re still looking for some adventure feel free to take a dive into the lake off of the wheelhouse, make a splash with their rope swing, or zipline into the middle of the lake.

Local Attractions

You’ll never be bored, there’s simply too much to do.

Waterfalls at Krause Springs
Enjoy the Beautiful Waterfalls at Krause Springs

There are numerous parks for you to venture off to as well. You could plan to take in Krause Springs that has a beautiful waterfall with a swimming hole below – or go hiking or horseback riding at Muleshoe Bend Park.

Maybe you’ve had a few days of wild adventures and now you want to slow it down, maybe have some adult-time. Be sure to take in the wine tasting at Stonehouse or Spicewood Vineyards. Some of the best wine in Central Texas comes from these two vineyards.

Of course, there is always Austin only a short drive away. I’m not going to dive too much into that, but if you head that way you’ll find more amazing parks, museums, and restaurants.

Speaking of restaurants…

Nearby Food and Dining

You might not find a restaurant on-site at Cypress Valley, but there are tons of great food joints near the river.

One of the best places include Opie’s Barbecue in Spicewood, TX. This well-known local establishment has the best BBQ in Texas, seriously. Make sure you arrive early for lunch because they will begin to run out of their smoked meats, which is typical for most top-grade barbecue joints.

Sorellina Pizzeria near Cypress Valley Treehouse
Sorellinas Pizza has Delicious Handcrafted Pizzas and Live Music

Perhaps barbecue isn’t you’re thing, you can definitely try out Sorellina Pizzeria, another delicious and locally-owned restaurant. This isn’t your Domino’s Pizza, this is hand-crafted, gourmet pizza made on a wood fire. While you’re dining you can also enjoy some live music in their beautiful outdoor setting.

Those are just a couple of my favorites in the local area, however, you can jump in the car and find countless small restaurants in the area.

If you have never been to Cypress Valley Treehouse Resort, you definitely need to check this place out. It’s by far the best glamping in Texas!

However, if you’ve had the luxury of spending a night high up in the treetops, we would love to hear about your stay. Drop your thoughts and what you loved in the comments below.


Matt Johnson

Senior Content Writer

Matt is an experienced camper and glamping enthusiast with a Master's degree in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University. Authoring posts for GlamperGear, he shares his wealth of knowledge on picturesque campsites, luxurious accommodations, and the best gear for outdoor adventures. His passion for nature and knack for comfort in the wilderness make him an expert guide for your next camping endeavor.

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