The Vermont Treehouse You Must Book Your Next Stay At
One thing I have always wanted to do is stay in Treehouse, especially after seeing them pop up on my Instagram feed or becoming viral on tiktok. I finally got the chance to stay in one of New England's only treehouse airbnbs last week. And after months of waiting (since you got to book months in advance) it became reality and was all worth it.
In the most northeastern part of Vermont (could literally see Canada while in town) sits the Vermont Tree Cabin. Owned by a sweet couple that built it themselves sits this treehouse escape. The treehouse was more spacious then I was expecting, with the bedroom on the second floor fitting a memory foam queen (and there was enough room that I think a King could fit). I am not a fan of memory fan mattresses but this one was an exception and was nice and soft. The views from the bedroom were also great especially in the morning seeing the suns morning light reflecting off the pond. They also had a TV to watch Netflix while falling asleep as well as several board games to play.
The first floor contains a sleeper sofa, a decently sized kitchen with everything you need from toaster oven, huge fridge, coffeemaker, etc. They even left out ingredients to make several different buttermilk waffles with the waffle maker they also had stocked in the kitchen. The bathroom is also located on the first floor. I was picturing it was going to be about the size of a cruise ship bathroom but surprisingly was spacious with plenty of room and the shower even had the waterfall shower head that I oh so love.
The whole place is just built with this beautiful wood that gives you that quintessential cabin feel you want when being up in the lush forests of New England but without giving you the ugly summer camp cabin vibes. The stairs are also awesome spiraling from the first to the second floor using the tree trunks going through the house to hold it up and the steps made out of slabs of wood. They even decorated the branches of the tree with string lights to give off a very magical vibe.
The stars here are the outdoor areas though. Off the tree house are two decks, one right off the kitchen that we ate all our meals on while peacefully overlooking the pond and wildlife below. Even saw a baby bear run through the cow pasture next door. The second deck is a bit bigger with a full size table and a grill that was definitely made use of as no where else would have gotten dinner views like the ones we got here. And just off the front of the treehouse is what I would consider the crown jewel here, the cedar hot tub. Pretty sure half of the time spent here was just sitting in the hot tub. It was so relaxing just sitting among the tall pine trees, the lake down below, the tub always at about 100 degrees and a little Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers playing in the background.
A short walk from the treehouse is more of the outdoor spaces. The first stop is the gorgeous fire pit area with a beautiful garden surrounding it. There is also a picnic area and another grill, this one charcoal, in the landing above the fire pit. The fire pit also has a great opening with unobstructed views down to the lake. There is even some Adirondack chairs sitting right on the water too that gives great sunset views as you are facing westward here.
If you take another short little trail through the woods beyond the firepit you will land where they have a couple canoes sitting. They also have another sitting area over here. There is no shortage of outdoor lounging spaces here(just remember bug spray)! Taking canoes out to the pond is super peaceful as well thanks to the fact that there are only two other properties that abut the pond so you pretty much have the entire pond to yourselves.
The town of Newport is just a couple miles away and will have everything that you need. Grocery stores, Walmart, gas, restaurants, shops and sits right on Lake Memphremagog. Although it should be noted this is more of a weekend town with most places closed during the week and only opening on the weekend. There is a nice little boardwalk along the lake and if you have a bike can use the bike trail that follows along the lake most of the way. I do recommend you get some sandwiches whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner from West Side Market and Deli just down the road from the treehouse as they were delicious and perfect to bring on a hike or picnic.
As far as things to do in the area, if you want to go to the top of a mountain Jay Peak resort is only 20ish minutes away and on the weekend runs their aerial tram to the top. They also have an indoor waterpark if looking for something fun and exciting to do. As for hiking I suggest checking out Mt Pisgah Trail about 20 minutes from the tree house. This hike is about 4.5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of about 1600ft so definitely be prepared. And I recommend stopping at North Beach on Lake Willoughby (either before or after hiking Mt Pisgah or just stop here) as the views from here are gorgeous and I felt like I was more in British Columbia than Vermont. Also perfect opportunity to eat a picnic here with the sandwiches you picked up from West Side.
I highly recommend you start planning your stay at this treehouse as soon as possible! Let me know if you stay here and what your thoughts are.
-The Wandering Professional