I spent $290 to sleep in a remote treehouse in Canada. I thought it was nicer than most hotels I've stayed in.

A treehouse in the woods (L) the author lays in a bed in the treehouse (R)
Insider's reporter spent one night in a Canadian treehouse built 10 feet off the ground with stunning views of a vineyard and the woods.Joey Hadden/Insider
  • I booked a two-story treehouse on Airbnb outside of Niagara Falls, Canada.

  • Located next to a vineyard and the woods, the treehouse cost $290 for one night.

  • I expected a glamping experience, but thought it was a stunning home and nicer than most hotels.

About 20 minutes west of Niagara Falls, Canada, is a house built on eight pine trees set 10 feet off the ground.

The outside of the treehouse
A peek at the treehouse from the ground.Joey Hadden/Insider

I paid $290 to spend one night in the treehouse, which I found on Airbnb. I was expecting a glamping experience, but was pleasantly surprised to find a space I thought was nicer than most hotels I've booked.

The author outside of the treehouse
The author enjoys the treehouse porch.Joey Hadden/Insider

Source: Airbnb

Insider paid for the room, per our reporting standards. 

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The treehouse is located in Lincoln, Ontario's wine country. The property is situated on a farm, adjacent to orchards, vineyards, a ravine, and plenty of trees.

map of ontario
An arrow points to the area where the Airbnb is located.Google Maps

I took an Uber from Niagara Falls to reach the remote location. The car dropped me off at the beginning of a long driveway surrounded by a vineyard.

A path leading to the treehouse
The path leading to the treehouse.Joey Hadden/Insider

I followed signs posted by the host leading to the house hidden in the trees. It would have been easy to miss if I wasn't looking for it.

Arrows point to a treehouse hidden in the woods
Arrows point to the hidden home.Joey Hadden/Insider

My host met me at the steps leading up to the house.

The outside of the treehouse
The treehouse is hidden by tree branches.Joey Hadden/Insider

She told me that her husband and son built the treehouse together.

Underneath the floor of the treehouse
The house is 10 feet off the ground.Joey Hadden/Insider

At the top of the steps, a porch stretches around to the back and side of the house.

The outside of the treehouse
Views of the home from the porch.Joey Hadden/Insider

I thought it was a peaceful, shady place to sit and work or enjoy the surrounding nature.

The porch outside of the treehouse
A table on the porch seats four.Joey Hadden/Insider

Sitting on the porch amid a forest of trees, I thought this treehouse was the best remote office I've had the pleasure of working in.

The author outside of the treehouse
The author enjoys views from the porch.Joey Hadden/Insider

The front door opened into one central room that included a kitchenette. It came with a microwave, fridge, coffee maker, and dishes, unlike most hotels I've booked.

Inside the treehouse kitchen
The first floor of the treehouse.Joey Hadden/Insider

There was AC to keep me cool, and a beautiful vessel sink for washing dishes.

The sink, coffee maker, and AC unit in the kitchen.Joey Hadden/Insider

Above the cabinets full of dishes, I noticed stacks of board games I would have played had I brought a buddy on my trip.

Inside the treehouse kitchen
Boggle and other games rest on top of the cabinets.Joey Hadden/Insider

There was no TV but I thought the multitude of games and puzzles provided offered more forms of entertainment than I'd typically enjoy in a hotel.

Toys in The kitchen inside the treehouse
3D puzzles and games beneath the cabinets.Joey Hadden/Insider

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I didn't make any food during my stay, but if I had, many seasonings were available that I could have used.

The kitchen inside the treehouse
Seasonings, sugars, and teas in the kitchen.Joey Hadden/Insider

The fridge came stocked with condiments and refreshments, which were complimentary.

Refreshments in the treehouse
The contents of the fridge.Joey Hadden/Insider

The house was full of natural light thanks to tall windows and windowed doors. It felt so much brighter than most traditional hotel rooms I've experienced.

Inside of the treehouse
Tall windows on the first floor.Joey Hadden/Insider

The bathroom was also on the first floor. The shower was one of the most unique I've ever used. A stone floor massaged my feet as I stood under the rainfall shower head. A skylight above the toilet brought in more light.

The bathroom in the treehouse
The bathroom shower and skylight.Joey Hadden/Insider

Upstairs was a loft bedroom where I slept. Here, the treehouse theme continued with wooden walls and nature-inspired wall art.

Inside a treehouse
Views of the loft upstairs.Joey Hadden/Insider

I thought the queen-sized bed was just as comfortable as one I'd have in a typical hotel room.

The bed inside the treehouse
A queen bed upstairs.Joey Hadden/Insider

I enjoyed laying down and looking out the window at the vineyard below.

The author lays on the bed in the treehouse
The author relaxes in the treehouse.Joey Hadden/Insider

The bed frame came with easily accessible outlets for charging devices and the treehouse also had Wi-Fi, which was fast enough to stream movies.

The author lays on the bed in the treehouse
The author charges her devices on the bed.Joey Hadden/Insider

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Also on the top floor was a balcony where I sat and enjoyed the view of the forest in front of me.

The author enjoys the view from the treehouse
The author looks out from the balcony.Joey Hadden/Insider

The house's location between the vineyard and the woods made for a stunning variety of views.

The outside of the treehouse
A view of the vineyard from the porch.Joey Hadden/Insider

I thought that for $290, this treehouse was nicer than most hotels I've stayed in that were around the same price.

The author walks up the stairs in the treehouse
The author walks up the stairs to the bedroom.Joey Hadden/Insider

The treehouse offered one more amenity that most hotels lack — complete isolation. Although it wasn't as convenient as being in an area full of restaurants and things to do, I loved feeling totally alone in this quiet, natural place. Now I want to go back for a few days to completely recharge.

The author at the treehouse
The author savors her time in the treehouse.Joey Hadden/Insider

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