Treetop Hideaway Cabin, North Fork, MO
Secluded beside the banks of the North Fork River, the Treetop Hideaway Cabin overlooks bald eagle nesting sites from its private deck. Other wildlife visible from the treehouse include river otters, beavers, muskrats, kingfishers, and great blue herons. Rates start at $229.
The Aviary, Lenox, MA
This two-story luxury treehouse designed by Frederick Law Olmsted is located deep in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains on 22 acres of parkland. The "treehouse", which will set you back $2100 a night, has multiple living rooms, an antique soaking tub and a full entertainment system. The second floor is the sleeping room where the only climbing you'll do is up another set of stairs.
Out'n'About Treehouse Treesort, Cave Junction, OR
The Out'n'About Treesort is a licensed bed and breakfast that rests among the branches of an Oak grove in Takilma, a picturesque little valley nestled in Oregon's Siskiyou Mountains. Its Treehouse Suite is open year-round and has its own unique treehouse bathroom, complete with an antique claw foot tub. ). There's also forts made especially for kids, five swings plus the Giant Tarzan, a swimming pool and over a mile of ziplines. High season rates start at $160.
TnTreeHouses, Pigeon Forge, TN
TnTreeHouse overlooks acres of woodland and creeks as they wind their way to the banks of the Pigeon River. A quiet refuge, just minutes from downtown Pigeon Forge, wildlife appears on the property as frequently as guests. Cabins have a stocked kitchen and fireplace, and there is a hot tub on deck that floats amongst the trees. Rates start at an affordable $55 per night and don't go over $100.
A Teton Treehouse, Jackson Hole, WY
Innkeeper Denny Becker first started building the treehouse as a little cabin for his family and he just kept adding on.The arboreal bed and breakfast now has six guest rooms, each fully equipped with private bathrooms, rustic antique furnishing, white sound machines and stunning mountain views. Rates start at $135.
Cedar Creek Treehouse, Ashford, WA
With vistas of Mount Rainier, the Cedar Creek Treehouse hovers high in the cedars of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Designed for the true adventurer, the only access to the treehouse is a winding staircase that rises beside the trunk of a 50-foot cedar. The resort has a Treehouse Observatory, which gives visitor a spectacular mountain views of Mt. Rainier. Rates start at $300 per night, double occupancy, but if you don't want to stay overnight, you can take a tour of the observatory for $40 per person.
The Grand Treehouse Resort, Eureka Springs, AR
Nestled in the middle of a wildlife refuge, five minutes from historic Eureka Springs, the Grand Treehouse Resort elevates itself to lavish status with a wide array of amenities. The treehouses are adorned with chandeliers, stereo systems, fireplaces and 100 percent Egyptian cotton sheets and towels. There is also a Jacuzzi tub for two so you may never want to leave your room. But if you have to, the resort is connected by an elaborate set of bridges so you're feet will never touch the ground. Prices range from $149-$165 per night.
Want to spend your vacation literally out on a limb? Here's a look at some of the nation's best "treesorts" where all you need hovers above terra firma. Now you can plan a real-life Swiss Family Robinson vacation, without all the shipwrecks and doom.