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The Perfect Vermont Treehouse Rental for Green Mountain Luxury

Is it just a coincidence that the more plugged in we become, the more we long to escape from those constant connections?

Not too long ago, we had the opportunity to take our relaxation skills to the next level — by pretending we were kids again and glamping in a Vermont treehouse.

Just one night was all it took to set things right.

A night time view of Moose Meadow Treehouse near Waterbury, Vermont
An evening view of our fabulous Vermont treehouse rental

Moose Meadow Treehouse in Duxtbury is a stunning work of art and a comfy space to retreat to.

It’s one of the most magical Vermont treehouses we’ve ever seen!

Welcome to Moose Meadow Lodge and Treehouse

Moose Meadow Lodge and Treehouse is tucked away in the Green Mountains on 86 pristine acres near Waterbury, Vermont.

The main lodge is gorgeous and inviting, with four luxurious guest rooms, whimsical decor, incredible views, and a sweet jacuzzi tub. But the magical Vermont treehouse rental is what really caught our attention, one of our favorite spots for glamping in New England we’ve yet to come across!

My husband and I arrived on a Tuesday evening, just as the sun was setting behind the mountains. We parked near the main lodge and were immediately greeted by one of our hosts, Greg, and his nephew, who whisked our bags into a golf cart and beckoned us to follow.

Summer view of Moose Meadow Treehouse at Moose Meadow Lodge in Waterbury, Vermont.
Getting settled into our Vermont treehouse rental

The treehouse is located in a secluded clearing behind the main lodge, overlooking a small trout pond.

Even though it was near dusk, our first views of this hidden Vermont treehouse took our breath away. It was like strolling straight into Neverland!

We spent the whole night and the next day reliving our childhood — wandering in the woods, swimming in the pond, and swinging from the trees. Adult moments included a trip into Waterbury for dinner and a glass of wine on the balcony before bed.

We’d love to take you on a little tour of this magical Vermont treehouse, and perhaps one day soon, you’ll find yourself sleeping high in the trees in Vermont’s Green Mountains.

Exploring Moose Meadow Treehouse

The back view of Moose Meadow Treehouse rental in Waterbury, Vermont.
Another view of the treehouse at Moose Meadow Lodge

Moose Meadow Treehouse seamlessly blends the wild woods with the warm comforts of home.

Rustic details abound, from the hand-carved stone sink in the bathroom to the deer-antler chandelier and stuffed critters keeping watch over the spiral staircase.

With two stories and a single queen-size bed, this is a perfect retreat for a couple or a small family. 

The interior dining area at Moose Meadow Treehouse in Waterbury, Vermont.
The small dining area on the first floor

The first floor is small and cozy —  with a bench, a table, two chairs, and an electric wood stove to keep out the chill. There’s a little nook with a coffee maker, mugs, wine glasses, and a few books and games. A small closet contains the garbage can and some basic cleaning supplies.

A wrap-around balcony leads to the incredible outdoor shower — be sure to take one even if you’re squeaky clean already! There’s also an incinerating toilet, more benches for hanging out with the view, and a propane grill.

The outdoor shower at the Moose Meadow Lodge Treehouse rental in Vermont.
The outdoor shower in our Vermont treehouse rental

The single bedroom is on the second floor, with a queen-size bed (look for custom chocolates on your pillow), and another sweet balcony overlooking the small trout pond.

This bed is one of the coziest I’ve ever slept in — even more comfortable than my bed at home. If the property wasn’t so gorgeous, I may have been tempted to while away the day right there under the covers!

The queen-size bed in Moose Meadow Treehouse in Waterbury, Vermont.
The cozy bed in the treehouse

Exploring Moose Meadow Lodge

Moose Meadow Treehouse guests all have access to the main lodge, which boasts a full kitchen, a living room with cozy seating (a TV and Wi-Fi too), and a hot tub.

There are plenty of cozy corners to relax inside, or you can hang out on the balcony, which offers up a pretty stunning view of Hunger Mountain in the distance.

The driveway and entrance to Moose Meadow Lodge in Waterbury, Vermont.
The driveway and entrance to Moose Meadow Lodge

Lodge guests can choose from one of four themed bedrooms, all meticulously decorated with antiques and collectibles that fit the luxury hunting lodge theme.

One room, my favorite, and the one I don’t have photos of, is the sled room – beautiful antique wooden sleds cover the wall and the ceiling. Another room is decorated with fishing creels. It is obvious that a lot of love and meticulous attention to detail was put into every corner of this place.

The main living room at Moose Meadow Lodge in Waterbury, Vermont.
The main living room in Moose Meadow Lodge

Breakfast is provided each morning, cooked up by Willie, who is a co-owner, host extraordinaire, and a fabulous chef. Willie is happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions you might have, so feel free to discuss this with your hosts before your arrival.

During our stay, we were treated to omelets, fresh fruit, and coffee. Our meal was incredible and big enough to fuel our explorations of the rest of the property.

An outdoor breakfast table setting at Moose Meadow Lodge and Treehouse, featuring omelettes, toast, fresh fruit, and coffee.
Our breakfast at Moose Meadow Lodge and Treehouse

Exploring the property at Moose Meadow Lodge

Trails crisscross much of the 86 acres surrounding Moose Meadow Lodge, and you won’t be surprised to see that the trails are as beautifully maintained as the lodge and treehouse.

Ask Greg or Willie for a map before setting out, but be sure to check out the Sky Loft, which is perched on a rocky outcropping, with incredible views of Hunger Mountain and the Worcester Range.

It’s a great place for a picnic lunch or just watching the world go by. During the winter months, you can borrow snowshoes at the lodge to help out with your meandering.

A man stands on a dock in the middle of a pond in front of a Vermont treehouse.
Contemplating a swim in the trout pond…

If the heat of the day beckons you to cool off, we recommend indulging yourself by swimming in the pond. The water is perfectly cold and clear, and there’s a nice dock for sunning yourself after your swim.

A fire pit with ample seating for a big group or cozy gathering is located just up the trail from the treehouse, and while we didn’t have an opportunity to take advantage of it, we’re excited to go back for another visit someday soon.

The Sky Loft with views of the Worcester Range in Waterbury, Vermont.
The Skyloft provides great views of the Green Mountains

Exploring Waterbury, Vermont

Waterbury is one of those quintessential New England villages that is fun to visit in every season. During our Vermont treehouse experience, we dined at The Reservoir, which I can’t say enough good things about. The atmosphere was cozy but modern, the food was divine, and the beer selection was everything we’d come to expect from Vermont.

We also checked out Warren Falls for a little more swimming (it’s what we do), the Ben & Jerry’s Factory just because, and Cold Hollow Cider Mill, to pick up some hard cider to bring home.

The Verdict: Our Vermont Treehouse Rental Experience

Willie and Greg are the hosts of Moose Meadow Lodge and Treehouse in Waterbury, Vermont.
Your hosts: Willie and Greg

Moose Meadow Lodge and Treehouse is a magical experience, best enjoyed on a special occasion when you need to disconnect and treat yourself or someone you love.

Willie and Greg could not have been more friendly and welcoming — it’s no wonder they were named Vermont’s B&B Innkeepers of the Year in 2005 by the Vermont Lodging & Restaurant Association.

These two have thought of everything to make Moose Meadow Lodge a welcoming and relaxing retreat, and I believe their goal is to truly delight their visitors with an experience they will never forget.

It worked for us, and we are constantly scheming on how and when we can go back for another visit.

How to Book Your Vermont Treehouse Rental

Ready to relive your childhood in the most relaxing way possible?

Moose Meadow Lodge is listed on numerous online booking sites, including Airbnb and VRBO, but the best way to book your stay is to head directly to the Moose Meadow Lodge website.

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A night view of the treehouse rental at Moose Meadow Lodge in Waterbury, Vermont. Text overlay: Stay in this luxurious Vermont Treehouse

Tara Schatz is a freelance writer and the founder and editor-in-chief of Vermont Explored and Back Road Ramblers, an American road trip blog. She is also the co-author of the 3rd edition of AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Vermont, released in May 2023, and the author of 100+ Wonderful Ways to Experience Vermont.