For a unique lodging experience or romantic getaway, try spending the night in a yurt, tree house, or tiny house. After all, if you’re getting tired of staying in expensive hotels for a weekend escape, romantic getaway, or an excuse to get away from home, then you need to book a stay at one of these unique Texas lodging facilities. You could stay in a yurt (a Mongolian style tent), a tree house, a vintage trailer, or tiny house.

Staying in this type of unique lodging is known as “glamping”, or glorious camping. It involves no tent to set up and you’ll typically have a comfy bed, air conditioning, electricity, and other nice creature comforts while enjoying the great outdoors.

If you can’t find something of interest here, then look at our Safari Tents and TiPis page for other unique Texas lodging options.

Unique Texas Lodging: Treehouses and Tiny Houses

Treehouse Lodging

Cypress Valley Tree houseIn 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 2 to 6 guests. 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 fun Zip & Stay in one of the treehouses.
Treehouse at River Road Treehouses unique texas lodgingYou’ll know you’re in for a treat when you take a footbridge over a dry creek to your treehouse sitting under an 80′ tall cypress tress across from the Guadalupe River. Each of the 6 tree houses is very well appointed and has 1 bedroom and a loft. They will sleep up to 8.
Rio Frio LodgingRio FrioRio Frio Treehouse unique texas lodgingEnjoy 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 the patio with steps into the river. And the two houses can sleep up to 16.
Savannah’s MeadowCelesteSavannah's Meadow TreehouseSavannah’s Meadow learned how to build the Majestic Oak Treehouse from Discovery Channel’s Treehouse Master Pete Nelson, and it’s a beauty. It doesn’t get much more creative than that!

Tiny Houses

Paradise on Lake Texoma – Pottsboro
Paradise On Lake Texoma
Paradise on Lake Texoma has two styles of tiny homes. Their Kabanas sleep 2 and their Kasitas sleep 4. Each style has indoor and outdoor seating with unique fire pits and air conditioner to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. All are pet friendly.
Hill Country Casitas
Hill Country Casitas unique texas lodging
Custom built houses, made of slab construction, Texas limestone and cedar, await your group or family. Masterfully yet simply designed, the Casitas have stained concrete floors, 12-foot walls, and vaulted ceilings. They also feature huge windows, kitchens, modern bathrooms, and massive covered porches. Most of them come with fireplaces. The tiny houses sleep 2, plus there is an option to an add an air mattress that will sleep 2 more.
Ranch 3232Ranch 3232 unique texas lodgingRanch 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 the Casita with a loft that sleeps 5!
Modern South Austin Micro Unit – AustinModern South Austin Micro UnitThis 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.
Kanga – AustinKanga unique texas lodgingKanga 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 – LullingThe Kidd unique texas lodgingThis 63-sq ft tiny house packs a lot into a small space. You will enjoy a custom-made slab table that seats 2-4 people in a very charming area.

Unique Texas Lodging: Yurts and Vintage Railcars

Yurt Lodging

Inside a tree house yurt  at Rainbow HearthRainbow Hearth Sanctuary & Retreat is a unique combination of a B&B, a spa, and retreat into nature. They offer some cool and unusual lodging including a tree house yurt with air conditioning, a king-sized sleep number bed, and a wrap-around deck with stunning views. Learn more about Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary & Retreat.
Paradise CoveExperience a new adventure of lakefront “glamping” – luxury camping – right 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

  • Air conditioning/heat
  • private bathroom with shower, towels, and soap
  • a fully shaded picnic area
  • a queen bed with linens, blankets, and pillows
  • a full-sized 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. There is also a private fire pit by the lake.
Abilene State ParkTuscolaAbilene State Park YurtA yurt at Abilene State Park is under pecan, red oak, cottonwood, and elm trees. And it’s 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. Outside of the yurt are a picnic table, fire ring, and water spigot.
Pine Gardens RV ParkTool/Cedar Creek LakeYurt at Pine GardensPine Gardens is a 20-acre RV resort that sits on the west side of Cedar Creek Lake. It has a yurt as well as cabins and RV sites for rent. Bring your boat and enjoy the lake for boarding, tubing, or fishing.
Green AcresElginGreen Acres YurtThis 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.

Vintage Trailers & Railcars

Texas State Railroad
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 railcars provide modern day comfort in the 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!
Lake Bastrop North Shore ParkLake Bastrop North ShoreAirstream 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 5 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. They also include granite countertops.
El CosmicoEl CosmicoEl 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 InnGlen RoseCountry Woods Inn Caboose rentalWhy not step back in time to another era and spend the night in a renovated Santa Fe Railroad Box Car nestled in the woods? It sleeps 6 and has a vintage appointed sitting area with an old-fashioned bathroom. You’ll love the claw-foot bathtub.
Mike Sharp
Author: Mike Sharp

I have a passion for travel and outdoor activities, and now I'm enjoying retired life. I will continue my traveling, golfing, boating, and enjoying life all across the great state of Texas.

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