The Best Tree House Cabins in Southern California

By Laila Outaleb

Doesn't the idea of a secluded getaway in one of the best tree house cabins in Southern California excite you? We think it should! Rediscover your love for all things nature from the treetops, and get ready for a glamping vacation you'll be sure to cherish for years to come.


Luxurious Tree House Perched on the Mountains of Julian, California

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Perched on a mountain in Julian, California, this unique tree house cabin overlooks the breathtaking Cuyamaca Lake at an elevation of over 5,000 feet and boasts a modern interior decor, a private deck, and a home theater.

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When you’re ready to come down from your treetop paradise, explore dozens of secret forest paths, a private observation deck, and mountain biking and hiking trails. Enjoy your escape into this secluded forest paradise, all of a 12-minute drive from the town of Julian, which has all the modern comforts you could want.

The surrounding old growth trees are nearly 300 years old and provide an enchanting backdrop for a perfect tree house cabin stay. Cross over the amazing floating bridge, and climb up to the top of three large Coulter Pines—you’ll be looking down on thousands of acres of state parks and national forests.


Idyllic Dome-Shaped Tree House Nestled in Woods near Malibu, California

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With European-influenced decorations throughout, it'll be hard to find a tree house with a more comfortable and interesting atmosphere than this one—glampers will be planning their return trip before they have even left.

There are several different services available at this glamping site, such as private body massage therapy, Tai Chi, and different styles of private yoga. All private bodywork and massages are held outdoors on the expansive and private decking that surrounds this unique retreat rental, only aiding in insuring that glampers have the best vacation getaway.

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What's more? This glamping site is but a three to five-minute walk to one of the largest open space preserves in Southern California, with streams, waterfalls, cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and a view of the mountains—perfect for the adventurer inside of us all.


Wonderfully Rustic and Comfortable Tree House near Los Angeles

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The charm of this tree house cabin simply oozes out of every nook and cranny, from the little details in the decor to the comfortable and luxurious furniture both inside and out. Glampers are guaranteed to feel refreshed and relaxed at this glamping haven nestled in the stunning San Jacinto Mountains—set among tall pines, sweet smelling cedars, and legendary rocks that offer serene and picturesque views.

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Be sure to enjoy a carefree getaway in Southern California to escape the madness of city life. This is an ideal place for glampers of all ages can enjoy, with amenities and activities to suit every need. We bet you didn't have the slightest idea that a tree house could be as well equipped as this one, did you?


Stunning Artisan Tree House Rental Located on Secluded Ranch in Escondido, California

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This secluded tree house cabin is the epitome of glamping and offers amazing access to the outdoors while spending the night in this unique and luxurious accommodation. Situated near Cleveland National Forest and Hellhole Canyon Preserve, glampers will never be short of activities to take part in and sights to see, all while returning to the comfort of this rental that also boasts the best view of the valley below.

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Featuring a chic cushioned couch and a small wood-burning stove, the sitting area looks out over the deck and boasts amazing views of the surrounding property. Glampers will delight in the vintage-looking steel soaking tub, which also boasts views of the surrounding area, so they can enjoy a glass of wine while indulging in a hot bath.


Grab your glamping essentials and get ready to explore Southern California and the many beautiful attractions it offers now! From romantic tree house cabins to a place for the whole family and group to enjoy—we have just the place for you. It's time to make where you stay, why you stay.

Where to Go Camping in the Trees in Southern California

By neilgraham

Have you ever enjoyed a morning cup of coffee from a balcony of a tree house while watching the sun rays shine through the canopy above? Or listened to the birds sing just for you as you lay in bed in your elevated cabin? These glamping accommodations are bound to inspire the adventurer within, and whether it’s quiet solitude or self-discovery that draws you to the wilderness of Southern California, you can find the perfect one for you in this definitive guide of where to go camping in Southern California.


Exceptional A-Frame Cabin Rental with a Fireplace in Idyllwild, California

This A-frame cabin in Idyllwild, California, is wonderfully unique and offers everything you’d hope to find in a glamping accommodation. Guests can snuggle up in front of the fireplace as the leaves turn to orange or sit out on the large balcony while enjoying a barbecue with family and friends from the charcoal grill.


Unique A-Frame Cabin in the Mountains of San Jacinto, Southern California

Set in the San Jacinto Mountains, this incredible A-frame cabin rental is nestled among the tall pine trees allowing guests to feel immersed in its picturesque surroundings. The adventurous architecture of this cabin will have guests in awe and will make for a superb base camp for those wishing to explore the Southern Californian mountains.


Inspiring Cabin Rental in San Jacinto Mountains in Idyllwild, California

Here, guests are treated to a modern and stylish cabin that combines comfort and adventure like no other. There can be fewer experiences that sum up the beauty of glamping than soaking in a luxury hot tub high in the trees while admiring the starlit valley of the San Jacinto Mountains in Southern California. Why have a five-star hotel when you can have a billion-star cabin?


Inviting Cabins in the Trees Surrounded by Redwoods near Big Sur, California

Disconnect from the everyday stresses of the city and enjoy a more rustic glamping experience with this cabin. Sheltered by redwoods, it makes for a perfect summer getaway destination, with the canopy above providing a cool shade as guests bathe in the outdoor bathtub or dream away in the hammock. Located in Carmel, day trips to Big Sur are highly recommended to see stunning ocean vistas.


Glamping Tree House in Santa Cruz Mountains near Monterey Bay, California

This tree house has been designed to blend in effortlessly into the Sequoia forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains with its interior and exterior integrating parts of the forest within its own structure. After a day in the mountains, guests can take a romantic walk along the fairy-lit bridge back to the tree house before falling asleep to the soothing sounds of nature.


If this guide to where to go camping in the trees has inspired you, then consider crossing Europe from tree to tree or completing this 15 tree house bucket list. You can also check out our list of the top 10 tree houses on Glamping Hub, and check out our tree house getaways portal for vacation ideas!

Glamping Hub's Newest Tree Houses in the U.S. for 2017

By David Pope

Going glamping lets your spirit soar high above the ground, so why not let your body soar, too? Taking a staycation or weekend getaway to a luxury tree house is the best way to see nature at its finest, with a vantage point up among quiet leaves and boughs.

These tree house rentals below are the newest that Glamping Hub has to offer, so why not check them out for a whole new way to travel?

Romantic Luxury Tree House Rental and Retreat in Walhalla, South Carolina

True romantics know that romance deserves more than one day per year, so ditch Valentine's Day and take a weekend getaway to this luxury tree house in South Carolina.

Found in the middle of a private woodland glade, this destination offers complete peace and seclusion to any glamper lucky enough to come here.

Stunning Artisan Tree House Rental Located on Secluded Ranch in Escondido, California

This charming tree house is tucked away on a tranquil ranch near Escondido in northern California and is built around a central tree trunk for a complete immersion into the landscape.

Romantic and Rustic Tree House Rental near Resort Town of Boone, North Carolina

Recycled wood taken from a 100-year-old mountain cottage forms the majority of this rustic tree house near Boone, North Carolina.

Two guests can enjoy an eco-friendly getaway here, with the rental also boasting a bathroom designed with repurposed galvanized tin.

Tree House Rental in Jungle with Ocean Views on Island of Oahu

Experience Hawaii like it should be, with this tree house hidden between tropical trees, high above the Pacific Ocean.

To make sure that no glamper goes without relaxation, there is even complimentary organic fruit included into the daily rate, in addition to a dedicated yoga spot.

Eco-Friendly Elevated Cabin Rental for Tree House Experience near Asheville

Spoil the entire family to a unique tree house experience with this elegant rental near Asheville, North Carolina.

Up to six happy glampers can get away in style here, and even better, the entire accommodation is eco-friendly!


Hungry for more? Head over to Glamping Hub to check out more luxury getaways and unique accommodations, or take a look at the rest of our blog for more travel tips, tricks, and destinations.

Stay in an Award-Winning Tree House in 2016

By Jackie Dreyer

Vacationing in a tree house is one thing. Vacationing in one our top tree houses, thanks to the outstanding hosts that own these stunning properties, is something else entirely. As long as you're going to make your childhood fantasies come true in 2016, it might as well be with a stay in one of our award-winning tree houses—wouldn't you agree?

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1. Romantic Tree House Cabin Nestled in Trees Outside Asheville, North Carolina

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2. Imaginative, Secluded Tree House in the Berkshires near Great Barrington, MA

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3. Tree House along Lake Cumberland Shores, Kentucky

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4. Serene Tree House Getaway, Connecticut

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5. Tree House Cabin Nestled at the Foot of Scenic, Snow-Capped Mt. Adams, Washington

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6. Stay in a Tree House near Shawnee National Forest, Illinois

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7. Astonishing Family-Friendly Tree House near Austin, Texas

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8.Dreamy One-Room Tree Houses near Austin, Texas

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9. Stunning Tree House near Austin, Texas

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10. Stunning Tree House Cabins Overlooking Cayuga Lake, New York

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11. Unique Tree House Located Along Banks of Washougal River, Washington

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12. Creekside Tree House Rentals in New Braunfels, Texas

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13. Forest Tree House in Washington Nestled Away Near Pacific Ocean

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14. Water Meets Land at a Tree House Cabin in Carmel, California

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15. Treehouse Hotel Located Next to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaii

Check out more of Glamping Hub's Greatest accommodations in the U.S. for 2016 here!