Texas Yurts, Tree Houses, Tiny Houses & Trailers & Railcars For Rent

For a unique lodging experience or romantic getaway try spending the night in a yurt, tree house, or tiny house. If you are 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 vintage trailer, or tiny house. 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.

If you can't find something here of interest, then take a look at our Safari Tents and TiPis page for some other unique glamping options.

Tiny Houses Tree Houses Vintage Trailers & Railcars

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.


Paradise Cove

Experience a new adventure of lakefront "glamping" - luxury camping - right here in the heart of the DFW Metroplex. Tucked away on a private peninsula on Lake Grapevine, you can experience the best of glamping with the glamour of a luxury hideaway. This Paradise Cove luxurious Yurt has AC/Heat; private bathroom with shower, towels, and soap; a fully shaded picnic area; a queen bed with linens, blankets and pillows; a full size sofa sleeper with linens, blankets and pillows; 2 twin cots with sleeping bags and pillows; mini refrigerator with freezer; 2 large coolers; dining table; and a variety of games like monopoly, dominoes, corn hole, and more. Plus you are on the shore of Lake Grapevine and can enjoy fishing, swimming, kayaking, or boating and there is also a private fire pit right by the lake.

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 bathhouse, 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!


Tiny Houses

Dripping Springs

Hill Country Casitas

Custom built houses, made of slab construction, Texas limestone and cedar, await your group or famiy. Masterfully yet simply designed, the Casitas have stained concrete floors, 12 foot walls and vaulted ceilings, huge windows, kitchens, modern bathrooms and massive covered porches, most with fireplaces. The tiny houses sleep 2 plus an option of an add on air mattress that will sleep 2 more.

Johnson City

Ranch 3232

Ranch 3232 offers sustainable micro-resort lodging in the beautiful Texas Hill Country just a few miles from Pedernales Falls State Park. These quaint country cottages come fully equipped with a kitchenette, full bath, fire pits, and access to trails overlooking beautiful scenic vistas. Need a little more room? Check out our Casita with a loft that sleeps 5!

Read about Texas Outside's fun couple days stay at Ranch 3232.


Dripping Springs

Robin Hood's Hideaway

Robin Hood's Hideout is a tiny, storybook cottage made almost entirely of architectural salvage. Cedar, walnut, carved doorknobs, stained glass and a knightly chandelier are just a few of the 30+ vintage materials that charm this little bungalow. Magic stays here!

Cozy Cottage

San Antonio

Cozy Cottage

This 188 sq ft tiny house is in a great location just a short distance to the alamo and the river walk. It has a comfy double bed, kitchen with seating area, shower, and wifi.
This 250 sq ft "casita" is in the heart of South Austin and has everything you need for your stay. It has high bead-board ceilings, equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, queen bed and very fast internet.
This is a rustic off the grid, one room tiny house in the high desert is 200 sq ft. It is very secluded with amazing views and great for star gazing.




Kanga is a 200 sq ft tiny house that is great for the business traveler or tourist because of its close proximity to the airport in East Austin.

The Kidd


The Kidd

This 63 sq ft tiny house pack a lot into a small space. You will enjoy a custom made slab table that seats 2-4 people in a very charming area.



Vintage Trailers & Railcars

Texas State Railroad

One can't ride the rails of Texas State Railroad without becoming immersed in the romance of train travel and the significant historic accomplishments along the route. Pulled by vintage steam or diesel locomotives, these 1920's rail cars provide modern day comfort in style and luxury of a century past. The environs through which this iron road passes is every bit as intriguing. No wonder it's called the Official State Railroad of Texas!

The Airstream Glamping at Lake Bastrop North Shore Park is for people looking for a way to unplug from the hustle and bustle of urban life featuring five new, top-of-the-line Airstreams.. Each of the brand new 25-foot Flying Cloud Airstreams is sited adjacent to its own spacious crushed granite terrace equipped with a large, s'more-inspiring fire pit, Adirondack chairs and an outdoor gas grill and granite countertops.

El Cosmico offers simple, unique accommodations that promote sitting on porches, naps and other moments of non-action. To support that non-action they have a hammock grove. Their trailers feature discreet outdoor bathing opportunities. .

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..


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