A person doesn't need to be from Missouri to have heard of the Ozarks, and there's a certain image that comes to mind when this destination is mentioned. Vast, crystal-blue lakes surrounded by lush, dense forests, and perhaps a hometown diner or two with various cabins strewn in between. There's no denying that this region of Missouri is stunning, but we'll bet that the one thing that didn't come to mind is a treehouse.

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And we're not just talking about your average, run-of-the-mill treehouse that many people had as a kid. We're talking about fully-functioning, amenity-filled, borderline luxe treehouses, like the kind that people wish they had as kids. The Ozarks might be a place for recreational water sports, gorgeous hiking spots, and a little bit of R&R, but it's also a destination that travelers can take in all from the comfort of the treetops. If this sounds like the vacation you've been waiting for, then start planning that trip to none other than Branson, Missouri.

Branson Treehouse Adventures

The one and only Branson Treehouse Adventures offer the stay of a lifetime in the canopy that makes the Ozarks so beautiful. While the park does offer options for traditional camping and RVs, as well as traditional cabins, it's the treehouses that have really gotten everyone's attention. Treehouse rentals have skyrocketed on home rental sites such as Airbnb and VRBO, which is why the thought of one in the Missouri wilderness is so alluring. Even more, Branson Treehouse adventures offer nine different treehouses for rent, each one with a different theme, construction type, and guest size ranging from family sizes to couples only.

The first of three family-sized treehouse lodging options is the African Tree House Lodge, which is a treehouse cabin fit for the adventurer in all of us. With swinging bridges, a private deck, and stairs leading to the treehouse loft, this rental takes guests on a wild adventure that truly makes them feel as though they're far from home (in the best way possible). This treehouse suits up to six people and houses the living room, kitchen, dining area, and a full bathroom on the first floor, with two bedrooms and a loft on the second. A bonus space comes in the form of a grass roof hut that serves as a picnic area, along with a private deck in the back of the treehouse.

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The second and third family treehouse options are Ben's Hideaway and Owl's Roost, the first of which sleeps a whopping party size of 15, while the other sleeps up to six. Ben's Hideaway consists of three treehouse cabins, each of which comes with one queen bed and three twin-sized, sleeping five per cabin. Connected to each cabin is the central common area which includes an outdoor (covered) kitchen area, a toilet, and a sink. For even more space, this site also permits camping.

There are six couple's cabins in total, going by the names of Belle Arbres, Captains Quarters, Gold Rush, Misty View, Southern Comforts, and The Grist Mill. As the names imply, you can probably guess which theme each of these cabins is sporting! Belle Arbres is the true definition of luxury and comfort when it comes to a treehouse; a jetted tub, fireplace, indoor and outdoor showers, and a private deck speak to the romantic forest lover in all of us. Captains Quarters is sporting a unique and sophisticated nautical theme with a jetted tub, kitchenette, indoor shower, and a private deck, with a cozy ship-themed master bedroom. Gold Rush is a kid-free treehouse that's outfitted to be a rustic and cozy cabin in the woods, featuring unique touches that encompass everything that the excitement of a gold rush boomtown would exude.

Misty View is a super cozy, cute forest getaway that takes on the look of a log cabin inside and out that's set perfectly in the treetops. It a jetted tub, bathroom, sitting area, kitchenette, and a private deck, perfect for watching the sunrise or sunset through the trees. Southern Comforts feels more like entering a friendly, warm southern home, complete with a bright and sunny kitchen, a stunning, bright master bedroom with a window that offers sweeping forest views, and a small wood-burning stove for those chillier nights, plus a bathroom with a jetted tub and a private overlook deck. Lastly, The Grist Mill, which actually sleeps up to four adults with two spacious king-sized bedrooms. The treehouse has a furnished kitchenette, shower, living and dining areas, and a private four-season jacuzzi that's set out on the back deck, which also features gorgeous views of the surrounding woodlands.

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