If you’re craving adventure and dreaming of your next getaway, look no further. Fulfil your wildest childhood dreams and stay in one of these incredible treehouses. Luckily, Ontario boasts a few amazing ones, perfectly surrounded by nature. You can choose between something more rustic or splurge on a more luxurious accommodation. Disconnect your wifi, and connect with the outdoors.
DISCLAIMER: While I write this list, we are currently in “lockdown,” so I’m not advising you to go to any of these places right now. Everyone is feeling extra low these days and it’s important to find things to look forward to. Hopefully, we will be able to stay at properties in Ontario again soon. Until then, we can still imagine all the places we could be in the future!
Here are five of the dreamiest treehouses in Ontario:
1. The Baltic
Location: Haliburton Highlands, Ontario
This sleek and modern designed treehouse called The Baltic was built using as many sustainable and natural materials as possible. The open-concept and floor to ceiling windows give the feeling of being completely immersed in the forest. Located on the main floor is a kitchen and full bath, which even features a custom rain shower! Climb up the ladder to access the loft bedroom, and snuggle up in the large king-sized bed.
The Ontario company, Fort Treehouse Co., has plans to build more properties in the near future.
2. River Treehouse
Location: Florence, Ontario
Take the one-kilometre rugged footpath to this tiny and simple treehouse located on the banks of the Sydenham River. This experience is for someone who enjoys backcountry camping. Live sustainably and self-sufficiently while you soak up all nature has to offer. There is a sleeping platform and woodstove inside. Sit back and relax in the hammock on the porch or head to the riverbank for a campfire. Enjoy days birdwatching and the evening stargazing.
NOTE: There is no power or running water. (i.e. get comfortable with the outhouse). From May to October, an outdoor shower is available at the farmhouse. You can also charge your devices, if necessary.
3. Muskoka Treehouse
Location: Minett, Ontario
This off-grid treehouse is a newly finished property with a solar light and candles acting as the main source of lighting. Make sure to make use of the barrel sauna to rinse off. It features an outdoor grill, propane coffee maker, indoor wood stove, hammocks and a bonfire. Spend a few days here and you will really be in tune with nature.
NOTE: There is no power or running water.
4. Isolation Treehouse
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
This serene treehouse is custom-built in a secluded area surrounded by 100 acres of deep forest and right by the water. Spend time outside country skiing and/or snowshoe across the land in the winter months. During the warmer season, you have access to a canoe! Cook dinner by the indoor wood stove and spend evenings playing board games. Enjoy the sounds and potentially even the views of lots of wildlife from bullfrogs to wolves. This property has one queen-sized bed and two single beds.
NOTE: There is no power or running water. There is an outdoor shower in the summer months and cell phone service if needed.
5. Treehouse on Isolated Forest
Location: Port Perry, Ontario
Escape to your own private getaway, featuring over 300 acres of private forest with multiple swimming ponds. Spend days hiking, cross country skiing, or mountain biking and evenings in the gazebo or roasting marshmallows by the firepit. This property has electricity, and features modern amenities like a BBQ, gas stovetop, fridge (with icemaker), indoor fireplace, and comfy double bed.
The Wakefield Treehouse
Location: Wakefield, Quebec
Secluded in the gorgeous Gatineau Hills, this one-of-a-kind log treehouse includes all the amenities you might need in any season. The property has one queen-sized bed, a queen-sized pull-out couch, and a single mattress. Sit back and enjoy spectacular sunsets from this treehouse. Watch the panoramic views of the stars in complete darkness when the sun goes down.
NOTE: The hosts have removed all personal items like board games, books, condiments, etc) for now.
Disclaimer: All information and prices are accurate as of the time of the posting. All opinions expressed are completely my own. This post is not sponsored.
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