Uniquely Crafted Tree House Rental near Lake Saint Catherine, Vermont

Tree house in West Pawlet, VT

11 guests • 8 beds

4.9
34 reviews

Located near Lake Saint Catherine, Vermont, this uniquely crafted tree house rental compound is a unique and rustic escape. There are two treehouses, one cooking/eating pavilion, an outside shower, a fire pit, an outhouse composting toilet and a toilet in each of the treehouses as well. This is not a share space. The entire compound is rented to each group whether it is a couple or a larger group.

A few meters from the treehouses is a covered pavilion with running water, a sink, a gas stove/oven, and a refrigerator. Guests will also have a complete set of cooking utensils, as well as a large table for dining. Furthermore, guests will have a natural fire pit to enjoy the setting sun to the west and a lovely outdoor shower to feel at one with the forest.

Everybody loves the idea of a tree house. There is something freeing, natural and connective to our childhood in the idea. Feel the gentle movement of the structure as it sighs with the wind. Imagine a life off of the ground, even if only for a weekend. And with this rental tree house compound, dreams will come true. Guests will enjoy the rich sounds of the woods as it becomes their own living room. A short walk through the woods to a neighboring field offers excellent star gazing as well.

This treehouse rental is organic in its feel and design, with living trees intermingling with the structure inside and out. Made from all local materials or reclaimed elements, it seems out of time as though guests have taken a turn and found themselves in the pages of a storybook.

The Hermit Thrush treehouse practically disappears in the woods like the particularly enchanting song of the namesake bird. The other treehouse, The Morning Dove is larger and serene in its stance among the trees. Guests can perch on the first or second-floor porch and listen to the living woods. The windows all have screens so you can feel the breeze and hear all the forest sounds. There is even a composting toilet right in the tree house for guests' convenience.

Guests should keep in mind that these treehouses are artistic and rustic structures, designed to give a feeling of freedom and organic interaction with their surroundings. Due to these ideals, some safety considerations are not present or reduced. For example, railing heights and spacings are irregular, stair treads and rises are irregular, ladders to bunk beds are free-form, porches and decks are all high elevations over hard surfaces, the terrain around is uneven and steep, hammocks are over uneven and hard surfaces, as well as other considerations not mentioned here. The tree house is not recommended for very young children requiring supervision or for individuals experiencing mobility issues. All guests will be required to sign a waiver of liability upon arrival in order to stay.

The woods in which the tree house resides is a somewhat fragile environment with beautiful mosses, trillium, and jack in the pulpit flowers, so dogs are not permitted since they tend to dig or will feel compelled to chase the multitude of squirrels and chipmunks in the woods which will trample the surroundings. But, feel free to make the case that a particular pet is an old timer that is no longer interested in chasing anything and the idea of digging seems too much like work, and the host might be swayed. In such cases, there is a $50 pet fee.

This rental tree house is available only for dates between June 1 and Oct. 20.

The inside of this Vermont house in the trees is basically the sleeping quarters; all cooking and eating activities are supported in the nearby pavilion which has a four-burner gas stove/oven, full-size refrigerator/freezer, running water (just cold) at the sink. Cupboards hold a variety of pots, pans, utensils, etc. There is electricity and a large dining table. Also under the pavilion is a propane barbecue grill. Outside the pavilion is a fire pit with firewood. There is also a composting toilet near the pavilion.

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Features and services

Beds

  • 3 Double beds

  • single-bed

    5 Twin/Single beds

Most popular features

  • Private Kitchen

  • Hiking

  • River, stream or creek

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Lake

  • Fridge

  • Forest

  • Wildlife watching

  • stove

    Stove

  • Water sports

  • barbecue

    Shared Barbecue

  • Parking

  • Fire pit

  • Mini-golfing

  • Deck/Patio

  • hammock

    Hammock

  • Open fires allowed

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Where you will stay

Lake Saint Catherine rentals: Vermont tree house for rent

West Pawlet, Vermont

Detailed location provided after booking

Scenic views
  • Forest

  • Lake

  • River, stream or creek

West Pawlet is a town in southwestern Vermont and is known as a rural farming town. The town is known for its proximity to the following natural beauties, of which glampers are sure to enjoy: Haystack Mountain, the Mettawee River, Merck Forest and Farmland Center, the Delaware and Hudson Rail Trail, Lake Saint Catherine State Park, the Mettawee Valley Community Center, and Pawlet Mountain. The White Rocks National Recreation Area is also just 39 minutes away from West Pawlet.

The closest major cities are Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs, both of which are located in New York, as West Pawlet is nestled right along the border of New York and Vermont. Glens Falls is 47 minutes away, and Saratoga Springs is one hour and five minutes away.
Activities near West Pawlet
  • Swimming

  • Hiking

  • Winter sports

  • Water sports

  • Horseback riding

  • Biking

  • kayak

    Kayaking/Canoeing

  • surf-board

    Stand-up paddleboarding

  • Climbing

  • zip-lining

    Zip-lining

  • Fishing

  • Boating/Sailing

  • Wine tasting

  • Mini-golfing

  • Meditation

  • Yoga

  • Wildlife watching

  • Hunting

  • Golfing

  • Feeding animals

West Pawlet offers glampers plenty of outdoor activities including, hiking, biking, photography and more. Guests can spend days exploring many of the surrounding natural lakes. Here, guests can enjoy kayaking, canoeing and plenty of other lake activities.
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Property reviews

4.9 overall rating
Overall experience
5.0
Cleanliness
4.7
Activities
4.5
Nature surroundings
4.9
Uniqueness
5.0
Comfort
4.8
34 Reviews

Things to know

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: From 04:00 PM

  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

House rules

  • No infants allowed
    Under 2 years old

  • No pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • No events

  • Open fires allowed

  • Minimum age to rent: 18

  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

Fifteen

Free cancellation available within 48 hours of booking confirmation, if more than 15 days before check-in day

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Additional info

Check in is from 4pm or later, and check out time no later than noon.

This rental is a two treehouse compound (with cooking/eating pavilion, shower and firepit). The price is for two guests. Additional guests above the two are $30 per person per night up to a maximum of 11 guests during the warmer months (July, August, mid September) and five guests total during the cooler ends of the season (June and mid Sept and Oct). No pets allowed. Please read on for more information.

This tree house is only available between June 1 and October 20. There are two treehouses. Both treehouses are part of the same compound so no matter how small the group is, they will be the only ones on the compound. One treehouse is insulated with heat and holds 5 and the other is not insulated and holds 6. During the warmer months both treehouses can be used, but the beginning and end of the season will be limited to 5 guests.

In this current time of concern over the Covid-19 coronavirus, the host would like to assure all upcoming and future guests that every effort is taken to thoroughly clean and disinfect the entire treehouse and cooking/eating pavilion between guests. Also that the treehouse is private and located away from other people in a township with a small population.
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