Tree houses are what childhood dreams are made of. Whether you had one in your own backyard or you knew someone who did, the magical feeling of having a special reprieve in the trees never truly leaves you.
As an adult, you might be striving to recapture that child-like wonder that came with adventures in tree houses – well, that’s not as out of reach as you might think.
BC is home to some amazing tree houses that you can rent out for the weekend or an extended vacation, and range from rustic to luxurious.
Here are 8 BC tree houses (grownup-style) you can rent this summer.
What: Nestled in a forest, this tree house falls under the more “rustic” category, with a composting toilet and outdoor kitchen. There’s still plenty of hot water, and the feeling of being in the trees can’t be beat.
Cost: $154 per night. Click here to see the full listing.
What: This beauty is nestled in East Kootenay near Cranbrook. According to the website, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and hiking trails are all within close proximity and the home is has all the creature comforts you’d expect – yes, there’s even indoor plumbing (and a hammock).
Cost: $200 per night. Click here for more information.
What: This 1600 square-foot tree house is completely self-contained, and includes running water, power, heat, and cell phone reception. Despite the creature comforts, however, you’re still in the middle of nowhere (well, Sicamous anyway). The home is resting on 26 acres of lakefront property, and is only accessible via boat or helicopter.
Cost: $219 per night. Click here to see the full listing.
What: These tree houses bring a whole new meaning to the term “living in a bubble.” The spherical little abodes are nestled among the trees in the rainforest in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island. There are three options to choose from: Eve, which sleeps one, Melody, which sleeps two, and Eryn, which sleeps three.
Cost: Starts at $175 per night. Click here for more information.
What: Located in a scuba diver and kayaker’s paradise, this little cabin offers a private beach, plenty of wildlife, a full bathroom, and plenty of nearby trails. The ultimate “glamping” experience near Victoria.
Cost: $90 per night. Click here to view the full listing.
What: Perched on a cliff among the trees on Galiano Island, these slices of paradise offer queen-size beds, kitchenettes, deep soaker tubs and many other things that make for a romantic get-away. There are two tree house options available – both are pictured above.
Cost: $185 per night during the busy season. Click here to visit their website.
What: Take the ferry to Sechelt and escape from it all high in the trees. Tree House Cottage offers a queen-size bed, soaker tub, a loft for the kids (if you want to bring them), a barbecue, a private hot tub, and a spa just two minutes away. Tree house living at its finest.
Cost: $349 a night during the summer. Click here for more information.