Yurts, Tree Houses, Safari Tents, & TiPis

Are you getting tired of staying in expensive hotels for a weekend escape, romantic getaway, or just an excuse to get away from home, then you need to rent or book a stay one of these unique and unusual lodging options. Stay in a yurt (a Mongolian style tent), a tree house, a safari tent, a vintage trailer, an eco dome, or a teepee (or tipi). Staying in this type of lodging is also known as "Glamping" or glorious camping - no tent to set up and you'll typically have a comfy bed, AC, electricity, and other nice creature comforts and still enjoy the great outdoors and nature.

Yurt Lodging

Lake Buchanan

Inside a tree house yurt  at Rainbow Hearth

Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary & Retreat is a unique combination of a B&B, a Spa, and retreat to nature. And they offer some cool and unusual lodging including a tree house yurt with AC, a king size sleep number bed, and a wrap around deck with stunning views. Read about our stay at Rainbow Hearth to learn more about why we love this place.

Abilene State Park


Abilene State Park Yurt

A yurt at Abilene State Park is under pecan, red oak, cottonwood, and elm trees and close to the banks of Elm Creek just south of Abilene. These year-round recreational tents have a double/single bunk bed with mattresses, fold out sofa, a microwave, and a night stand and outside the yurt is a picnic table, fire ring, and water spigot.

Pine Gardens RV Park

Tool/Cedar Creek Lake

Yurt at Pine Gardens

Pine Gardens is a 20 acre RV resort that sits on the west side of Cedar Creek Lake and it has a yurt as well as cabins and RV sites for rent. Bring you boat and enjoy the lake for boarding, tubing, or fishing.
This new glamping retreat, just 25 minutes from Austin, offers overnight stays in either a yurt or retrofitted trailer on their 25 acre guest property. On the property is a rustic barn with a fully stocked outdoor kitchen and dining area, a freestanding bathouse, and a fire pit great for roasting gourmet s'mores.



Treehouse Lodging


Cypress Valley Tree house

In addition to one of the best zip lines in Texas, Cypress Valley Canopy Tours now has 4 unique treehouses for overnight stays. Nestled high up in some beautiful cypress trees the tree houses will sleep two to six guests and listening to the night noises, watching the fireflies dance, and slumbering peacefully in your tree top haven is included in the price. Read about our stay fun Zip & Stay in one of the treehouses.

New Braunfels/Guadalupe River

Treehouse at River Road Treehouses

You'll know you're in for a treat when you take a footbridge over a dry creek to your treehouse sitting under 80' tall cypress tress across from the Guadalupe River. Each of the six tree houses is very well appointed and has one bedroom and a loft and will sleep up to 8.

Rio Frio Lodging

Rio Frio

Rio Frio Treehouse

Enjoy Inspiring Sunsets from the Treetop Deck perched in a giant cypress tree overlooking the Frio River. There are multiple entertaining patios and decks, rock steps leading down to patio with steps into the river. And the two houses can sleep up to 16.

Savannah's Meadow


Savannah's Meadow Treehouse

Savannah's Meadow learned how to build the Majestic Oak Treehouse from Discovery Channel's Treehouse Master Pete Nelson and it's a beauty - doesn't get much more creative than that!

Overnighting in a TiPi (TeePee)

New Braunfels

Geronimo Creek Tipi

The 4 teepees surround a stock tank and inside they are fully furnished and cozy with all modern conveniences including: air conditioning, satellite TV, kitchenette with sink, under-counter refrigerator, stovetop and extra-large toaster oven/microwave. Each Tipi has a kitchenette, two queen size beds and a queen sized pullout couch.
Originally built in 1942 and operated for 40 years until the highway system rerouted the travelers. But then was reopened by new owners who brought the property back to life in 2006 with a lot of charm. The tee pees features picnic tables and grills and firepit for roasting marshmellows. They have full size beds or queen size.

New Braunfels

Reservation on the Guadalupe River tipi lodging

There are 8 Tipis on one and a half acres with Guadalupe River access and they each unit sleep up to 6 guests in three queen-sized beds. Traditional looking from the outside, on the inside you'll find all the modern conveniences including AC, kitchenette, small refrigerator, and lots more.

Round Top

Rancho Pillow

Rancho Pillow, in southeast Texas, has been a artistic adventure for owner and designer, Sheila Youngblood. An air-conditioned, king-sized dreamland, the teepee is a favorite for guests. With handpainted imagery of the Four Elements tattooed on the sheetrocked walls, this is truly a secret, sacred place for a good night's slumber. And the Rancho's Bathhouse is just a few steps away.  The wide open spaces at Rancho Pillow provide both fun and relaxation for everyone.


Vintage Trailers & Railcars

Country Woods Inn

Glen Rose

Country Woods Inn Caboose rental


Why not step back in time to another era and spend the night in a renovated Santa Fe Railroad Box Car that's nestled in the woods and sleeps 6 and has a vintage appointed sitting area and an old fashioned bathroom with a Claw Foot tub.

Kingsland/Lake LBJ

Antlers train rental lodging

Three brightly colored Norfolk & Western Railroad Cabooses have been redesigned to become rooms that will sleep 2 adults and 2 kids. Each caboose has a small eating area, couch, outdoor grills and picnic tables and they are a short walk down to Lake LBJ..


Safari Tents & Eco Domes


Sinya Safari Tent lodging

Situated high atop a ridge overlooking Lone Man Creek in some beautiful Texas Hill Country is a modified safari tent waiting for you. This is glamping at it's finest - a king-size bed with goose down pillows and comforter and linens that feel like a blend of cashmere and silk, a claw foot tub, a feather-cushioned sofa, a well stocked kitchenette, hammocks, and decks with stunning views.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Glen Rose

Fossil Rim Safari Tent Lodging

Sleep close to some of the wildlife at Fossil Rim Wildlife Park in a tents are made to look like safari tents in Africa. Each tent is custom designed and fitted with two twin beds, fresh linens, a private bath, ceiling fans and central heat and air.

Trevor's Dome


Eco Dome rental in Terrilingua

Stay in an adobe solar powered eco dome which has a kitchen with a propane stove and oven, as well as a refrigerator, and the sink that pumps collected rain water. Somewhat primitive but the views are stunning and you're close to Big Bend.

El Cosmico


Safari tent rental in Marfa

Their Safari tent is 120 square feet and has wood floors, canvas walls and doors, a queen bed, chair, and simple lighting. In addition to Safari tents, El Cosmico has yurts, vintage trailers, and tepees.


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