Published on August 30, 2021

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Brisk breezes and scarlet-colored leaves are upon us. But the best place to soak in the splendor of autumn isn’t by a lake or on a shady lane—it’s up in a treehouse. Fortunately Airbnb has plenty to go around, so you don’t have to build your own from the ground (er, trunk) up. According to the vacation rental platform’s latest internal data, pulled from June 1 to August 15, the top wish-listed stays this fall have a few key things in common. The most obvious trend? Half of the rustic, cozy retreats are treehouses. Below, tour some of the season’s most desired vacation spots.

The Carolina Treehouse 

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Take “tiny” off your list of prerequisites for this style of architecture. The stay, located near Charlotte, North Carolina, has a spacious kitchen with natural light streaming in from two-story windows, French doors off the bedroom, and an accent living room wall stocked with logs for the nights you want to spend curled up by the fire. 

Treehouse With Panoramic Views 

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You don’t even need to roam this 195-square-foot Olympia, Washington, home’s 14 acres to feel like you’re surrounded by nature. But if you do decide to leave your double bed (which is situated right next to the old-growth cedar) and head outdoors, keep an eye out for the maple leaves that can measure as wide as 18 inches. 

Redwood TreeHouse at Aptos Mountain Retreat & Spa 

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This brand-new treehouse can accommodate up to four guests, so don’t let its 16-foot-diameter fool you. Outside it’s positioned among towering redwood trees; inside it’s got a fully equipped kitchen, pull-out couch, and cedar-paneled ceilings. 

Here are three more treehouses we’re bookmarking for a long weekend getaway: 

Opt for a glamping experience with the first intimate treehouse in Concord, North Carolina (the space is one large room featuring a queen bed), or travel as far as Hawaii and nestle in the dense jungle on top of 15-foot-high stilts. Time to trade in your Netflix bingeing for leaf watching. 

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