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9 Whimsical Texas Tree Houses and Cabins

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Tree houses are not just for kids anymore. These whimsical structures are now mainstream features at lodgings all around the world. Tree houses and cabins can even be found right here in Texas, and many in the Hill Country. Take these nine fun tree houses and cabins, for example.

1. The Tree House at Davis Ranch Retreat

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Featured on Animal Planet’s “Tree House Master’s”  in 2013, this luxury spa room is the newest addition to the Davis Ranch Retreat located in Waelder, Texas. According to their website, you can, “schedule a massage with one of our four licensed massage therapists who are on call… take advantage of the steam shower, complete with lights and music… or just sit on the porch and enjoy the quiet, relaxing sounds of the ‘country’.” For more information visit

2. Rio Frio Lodging



This legendary and unique property is a must-visit! Settled along the Frio River, and just 11 miles North of Garner State Park, you can enjoy spectacular sunsets from the Treetop Deck nestled in a giant cypress tree. Or enjoy one of the many entertaining patios & decks.

3. Lost Parrot Cabins

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Located around Lake Travis, this laid back eclectic getaway is full of lively decor and artistic vibes. It’s Hill Country hospitality meets south-of-the-border pizzazz. Visit to make reservations.

4. Cypress Valley Canopy Tours



From their website, “A night in the trees will be one you always remember. Our tree house is nestled high up in beautiful cypress trees where you can listen to the night noises of our magical ravine, watch the fireflies dance, and slumber peacefully in your tree top haven.” Visit to make reservations.

5. Austin Street Retreat


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