Matt Johnson

Escape to Nature: Tree House Rentals in Maryland

Author: Matt JohnsonPhotos/Graphics: Mike HawthornePublished: Jun 15, 2023Updated: Dec 13, 2023

Maryland has some of the best tree house rentals you can find anywhere. Imagine snuggling in a cozy treehouse amidst the verdant canopy, taking in breathtaking views, and indulging in awesome forest adventures while still enjoying the comforts of home.

Ever stayed in a treehouse? We’re not talking about the one your dad made; we’re talking about fully loaded-homes in the sky.

Let’s peek at the charming state of Maryland, known for its unique and diverse tree house rentals that cater to all budgets and tastes. From no-frills elevated shacks to luxurious tree houses outfitted with all the abundant amenities, we’ve got it all! How about getting spellbound by the captivating Ella’s Enchanted Treehouses, immersing in the rustic charm of Blue Moon Rising Cabins, or gazing at the luminous fireflies in the Firefly Treehouse rentals? Sounds fantastic, right?

Before we jump into more details on our tree house rental paradise, let’s try and answer an important question – why choose tree house rentals as an alternative to traditional hotel accommodation?

Immerse yourself in nature with treehouse rentals.

When was the last time you took a break from the fast-paced life and surrendered yourself to nature’s peaceful embrace? Feeling the need for an escape? You just might want to try a majestic tree house rental in Maryland – the ultimate forest adventure that lets you relax, unwind, and disconnect from the worries of daily life.

Treehouse rentals, nestled amidst the serene surroundings of Maryland’s Savage River State Forest, South River, and Deep Creek Lake, offer you a chance to experience nature’s wonders like never before. And the best part? You can enjoy the comforts of a hotel stay and more while surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the forest.

Imagine being awakened by a picturesque sunrise, opening your eyes to be surrounded by towering trees. This is just the beginning of your magical experience. Step out onto the deck and soak in the calm and quiet as you practice yoga, or enjoy the solitude with a hot cup of coffee, listening to the birds chirp and leaves rustle in the gentle breeze.

From romantic getaways to family vacations, tree house rentals in Maryland cater to all your desires. Experience a rustic charm as you escape reality and bask in nature’s hidden treasures.

Why choose a tree house over a traditional hotel?

These rentals offer the perfect blend of comfort and outdoor exploration. Here’s why you must choose a tree house, over a traditional hotel, for your next vacation.

For starters, these abodes are nestled in the heart of nature, giving you a serene escape from the chaotic urban lifestyle. Wake up to the soothing melodies of birds chirping and water flowing outside your window. A perfect example of such a tree house is Ella’s Enchanted Treehouses, resting in the delightful Savage River State Forest. Here, luxury treehouses have outdoor showers and hot tubs to cater to your utmost comfort.

Every treehouse boasts a unique charm, featuring majestic and cozy structures, including treehouse-style decks, outdoor seating, fire pits, wood-burning fireplaces, and stoves. The Birdhouse is a prime illustration of this, located in South River. Made of rustic materials like barn wood and natural textures, it’s the perfect getaway for anyone seeking a more authentic treehouse experience.

So, if you are an outdoors fan searching for an escape that can help you reconnect with nature, look for rentals like these secluded tree houses. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you undoubtedly won’t forget.

How do we find these fantastic treehouse rentals?

We get asked this question a lot about our reviews of stays and destinations. However, the answer is surprisingly easy.

We stay at them!

Before the stay, we scour the web and read reviews of other camping and glamping enthusiasts to see what they think of these places. We also like to see their photos to see if we’re interested in them. If we like it, we’ll book it.

We’re always looking for a rustic getaway or a hidden treasure that will take our outdoor adventure to the next level.

Take, for example, our glamping trip up to Maine or even northern California. We found several places to stay and stayed at each place for just a couple of nights. This allows us to take in more sights and destinations in less time.

The best treehouse rentals on the market.

Now that we’ve got you fantasizing about a night in the sky, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite treehouses throughout the Old Line State. No matter what type of place you’re looking for, we think you’ll be able to assemble a majestic forest adventure that’s perfect for you.

Ella’s Enchanted Treehouses

Ellas Enchanted Treehouses

If you’re looking for a unique and enchanting adventure amid nature, Ella’s Enchanted Treehouses are where you want to be. Tucked away in the lush forests of Bittinger, Maryland, these fully furnished, luxurious treehouses will transport you to another world. The beauty of these treehouses is that they are designed for daily rental, with full utilities and amenities provided to ensure the ultimate comfort of your stay.

Surrounded by nature and nestled high up in the treetops, Ella’s Enchanted Treehouses offer a tranquil and peaceful escape. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo retreat, these majestic and cozy structures are something for everyone.

One of the best things about Ella’s Enchanted Treehouses is their location; they are just minutes from Deep Creek Lake and Wisp ski resort, offering endless outdoor adventures. Additionally, the property is adjacent to the Savage River State Forest, which includes hundreds of acres of forest to play in. For those who love hiking, the Meadow Mountain trailhead is less than a mile from the Treehouses.

The Treehouses themselves are nothing short of magical. From the DayDreamer, which sleeps six and has a treehouse deck, to the Eagles Nest, a perfect perch designed for 4-5 people nestled amongst calming pines and sweet solitude, each treehouse is unique and offers its special charm and amenities. Couples will adore the Cozy Spruce treehouse, which is entirely supported by trees and boasts architecture and engineering by Treehouse Masters. Lastly, for those seeking an unplugged adventure with the whole family, the Gathering Tree sleeps six and provides family fun for all ages.

Whether seeking solitude among the treetops or a fun-filled family getaway, Ella’s Enchanted Treehouses are the perfect destination.

Treehouse Camp at Maple Tree Campground

Treehouse Camp at Maple Tree Campground

One of our favorite treehouse destinations is the Treehouse Camp at Maple Tree Campground. Located on Maryland’s South Mountain, this rustic retreat offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. With 20 acres of beautiful wooded campground nestled up to the Appalachian Trail, you’ll have access to year-round camping, hiking, and river rafting fun.

One of the biggest draws of the Treehouse Camp at Maple Tree is its one-of-a-kind treehouses. These rustic shelters provide an unforgettable camping experience, with primitive shelter and three-season living. Although there are no mattresses, electricity, or woodstoves, the seclusion and beauty of these treehouses make them a perfect escape into nature. For those seeking a cozier experience, the Tree Cottages offer a rustic and comfortable year-round stay, complete with mattresses and woodstoves.

The Specialty Houses are another option for those seeking a unique camping experience. With names like Hobbit, Firefly, and Dragonfly, these year-round houses provide a magical experience in the woods. In the case of the Hobbit house, each cabin comes equipped with mattresses, wood stoves, and even electricity. We think you’ll even love the treehouse-style deck on these abodes.

Beyond the serene wooded surroundings, there are plenty of activities to enjoy nearby. The Treehouse Camp at Maple Tree is located near historic Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and close to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, providing a variety of attractions, activities, and eateries for both adults and families.

The Treehouse Camp at Maple Tree offers a unique and unforgettable camping experience in the heart of nature. With various treehouses, cottages, and tent sites to choose from, there’s something for everyone looking to escape into the woods.

Plus, they’re a pet-friendly destination, so bring your furry friends along for the adventure!

Blue Moon Rising Cabins on Deep Creek Lake

Blue Moon Rising Cabins on Deep Creek Lake

The Blue Moon Rising Cabins on Deep Creek Lake offer a unique, eco-friendly vacation experience. Founded by Lisa M. Jan in 2008, Blue Moon Rising integrates vacation rental properties with sustainable construction practices and techniques, creating a one-of-a-kind vacation experience while leaving as little impact on the natural landscape as possible.

Although these are more cabin rentals than tree house rentals, they’re still some of the nicest in Maryland.

At Blue Moon Rising, nothing goes to waste. Each tree removed during construction was evaluated to be reused elsewhere on the project. The dirt removed during foundation excavating was carefully sifted and mixed with clay, water, and lime to become the natural plaster coatings on the interior and exterior straw bale walls of their flagship building, “The Leap.” Even in day-to-day operations, Blue Moon Rising continues to apply earth-first principles.

Blue Moon Rising offers a range of cabins, each with unique charm and amenities. From the Bella Donna to the Walden, guests will surely find the perfect cabin for their needs. These cabins come with eco-friendly sheets, towels, locally made organic soap, and a full suite of kitchen necessities, including a Nu-Wave cooktop, toaster oven, mini-fridge, French press, and utensils. Other amenities include:

  • A nightly campfire.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Lake access.
  • Hiking trails throughout their 116 acres.
  • Superior guest service.

Blue Moon Rising Cabins on Deep Creek Lake offer a unique, eco-friendly vacation experience that is relaxing and sustainable. With amenities such as full kitchens and nightly campfires, guests can enjoy all the comforts of home while surrounded by nature. Additionally, the cabins’ central location to all Deep Creek activities makes it easy to explore all the area offers. So pack your bags and prepare for an unforgettable vacation at Blue Moon Rising Cabins on Deep Creek Lake.

The Birdhouse

The Birdhouse

One of our favorite places to stay is the Birdhouse (you know we love finding unique Airbnb gems). The Birdhouse is the perfect destination for nature enthusiasts seeking a serene and off-grid experience. Situated on a private 15-acre property in Friendsville, Maryland, this unique treehouse is just 3 miles from a ski resort, Deep Creek Lake, and the Youghiogheny River, making it an ideal location for birdwatchers, rafters, kayakers, and boaters alike.

The Birdhouse offers a truly one-of-a-kind space powered entirely by solar energy. Despite its off-grid nature, guests will still enjoy the comforts of home with Wi-Fi access close by on the property and a dedicated workspace for those who need it. For outdoor enthusiasts, biking and hiking trails are easily accessible from the property.

It’s important to note that the road leading to The Birdhouse is not maintained during snowy conditions. We went during the summer, so the trek wasn’t bad. However, there’s some appeal in glamping in the winter months.

This cozy treehouse offers a range of amenities, including a mountain view, a fully equipped kitchen, driveway parking on the premises, an EV charger, a private balcony and backyard. You’ll also find an indoor gas fireplace and a fire pit for chilly nights.

The Birdhouse can accommodate up to two guests in its double bed, providing a peaceful retreat for couples or solo travelers. The bathroom features an off-the-grid hot shower and flushing toilet, ensuring a comfortable stay. You’ll find everything you need in the kitchen to prepare meals, including pots, pans, dishware, a coffee maker, and a kettle.

With breathtaking views, The Birdhouse offers a tranquil haven for those looking to immerse themselves in nature without sacrificing the comforts of home. The Birdhouse is one of the best tree house rentals you’ll find in Maryland.

Deep Creek Lake Stay

Deep Creek Lake Stay

Experience the beauty of Maryland’s mountains at Deep Creek Lake Stay, where you can witness a glorious sunrise while having breakfast on the deck and breathing in pure mountain air. With no mosquitoes to bother you, renters will have a fantastic time.

During your stay, visit the Discovery Center at Deep Creek State Park, swim, or go boating in the lake. Summer days are warm, while evenings are perfect for a good night’s sleep. The autumn season brings the stunning colors of Autumn Glory, and skiing at the nearby Ski Wisp (only 10 minutes away) is a must in winter.

After a day of outdoor activities, enjoy a drink in front of the stone fireplace or unwind in the hot tub while the kids play foosball, cards, board games, or the keyboard in the spacious den downstairs (equipped with a propane stove). Don’t forget to step out onto the deck in the evening to admire a sky full of stars and, if you’re lucky, a full moon too.

Amenities at Deep Creek Lake Stay include air conditioning, a hot tub, a fireplace, TV, satellite or cable, a washer and dryer, a picnic table, and so much more.

Of course, this isn’t your typical treehouse. In fact, it’s tough to even categorize it as a treehouse. It’s more of a luxury cabin amongst the trees. However, we think you’re going to love staying there.

Go and book a few treehouses for yourself!

Take a deep breath and escape the frantic pace of everyday life by booking a stay at a treehouse rental in serene Maryland. It’s a fantastic way to surround yourself with nature and simply unwind.

Think about it: gazing up at the majestic structure as you lay in bed, listening to the sounds of the forest surrounding you. Heavenly. And, if you like the outdoors and the convenience of luxury, you can get both – some treehouses come equipped with things like an outdoor shower and hot tubs. It’s a bang for your buck kind of situation, folks.

Here’s a novel idea: ditch the predictable hotel room experience and do something different. Consider satisfying your sense of adventure by treating yourself to a treehouse stay. There’s no limit to the tree house rentals you’ll find in Maryland. You’ll be glad you did when you’re reminiscing about it for years to come. After all, you deserve to indulge yourself in Maryland’s best-kept secret and have a one-of-a-kind experience.


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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