A Look Inside a Treehouse Airbnb in Virginia

The hotel room is suspended 24 feet in the air

At first glance, the White Lotus retreat looks a lot like your average hotel room. But if you step outside, you’ll find it’s anything but typical.

It’s a treehouse, suspended 24 feet above the ground on wooden stilts.

“It’s always nice to come back home to a place like this," said David VanderVeer, the owner and designer of the treehouse. "I’m actually passionate about having people come here. I really enjoy people coming here and relaxing, enjoying."

VanderVeer lists his treehouse -- located in Stanardsville, Virginia, about 110 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. -- on Airbnb. A night will set you back $175 on the weekend, which includes coffee in the morning. It has a private bathroom, oak and Italian tile floors and a queen-size bed, according to its Airbnb listing.

Treehouses are trendy on the popular accommodations platform, with at least five other properties listed in Virginia, and dozens across the country.

“The unique things do really well on Airbnb,” VanderVeer said.

You can read more about treehouse hotels in our area in the August issue of Washingtonian magazine. 

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