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9 Whimsical Texas Tree Houses and Cabins for Your Next Getaway

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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

9 Whimsical Texas Tree Houses and Cabins for Your Next Getaway

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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 davisranchretreat.com.

2. Rio Frio Lodging

9 Whimsical Texas Tree Houses and Cabins for Your Next Getaway

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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

9 Whimsical Texas Tree Houses and Cabins for Your Next Getaway

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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 austincabinrentals.com to make reservations.

4. Cypress Valley Canopy Tours

9 Whimsical Texas Tree Houses and Cabins for Your Next Getaway

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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 cypressvalleycanopytours.com to make reservations.

5. Austin Street Retreat

9 Whimsical Texas Tree Houses and Cabins for Your Next Getaway

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This Fredericksburg-based bed and breakfast is an authentic historic home built by European settlers over a century ago. Restored with modern amenities, there are now five unique suites to choose from. Learn more about this historic and charming retreat at austinstreetretreat.com.

6. Laity Lodge

9 Whimsical Texas Tree Houses and Cabins for Your Next Getaway

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A welcoming retreat from the hustle and bustle of every day life, Laity Lodge is a haven for creatives or couples looking to get away. Visit laitylodge.org for more information.

7. Hideout on the Horseshoe Cabins

9 Whimsical Texas Tree Houses and Cabins for Your Next Getaway

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The perfect combination of nature and comfort, these waterfront cabins are luxurious and scenic. Located on the famous HorseShoe Loop and just 10 minutes from Downtown Historic Gruene. Check out stayandfloat.com.

8. Deer Lake Cabins Ranch Resort

9 Whimsical Texas Tree Houses and Cabins for Your Next Getaway

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Luxury meets tradition on the Double S Ranch. Amidst the Pines and the Cedars lies the beautifully designed cabins of Deer Lake. Check out deerlakecabins.com.

9. The Cabins at Balmorhea State Park

9 Whimsical Texas Tree Houses and Cabins for Your Next Getaway

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Find relief from the high desert heat at the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool. Swim, scuba dive, or just relax under the trees at this historic park in arid West Texas, then settle down in one of the available cabins. Check out their website at tpwd.texas.gov.

So, whether high atop the trees, or nestled along a river, there are endless options for your Hill Country lodging needs.