Stay in a TreeHouse in Hermann Wine Country

Last updated on January 26th, 2023 at 06:57 am.

Nestled in the trees, Sunrise Treehouse at the Cottage Bed and Breakfast is a dreamy, romantic escape. It’s also one of the most unique bed and breakfasts in Hermann MO.

In the heart of Missouri’s wine country, Sunrise is one of three idyllic treehouses at The Cottage Bed and Breakfast. Hermann is located on the Missouri River Valley and there are award-winning wineries as well as breweries, distilleries, quaint shops and boutique restaurants at every turn. Hermann is a perfect getaway for a romantic escape or a girl’s weekend. But, why stay at a standard hotel, when you can rent a Hermann MO Treehouse?

Hermann, MO has been designated by National Geographic as one of America’s best Adventure Towns. It is located on the banks of the Missouri River, and the quaint town of Hermann boasts beautiful views, breathtaking scenery, and rich German culture.

Hermann Mo Treehouse Rental

Alexa Meisler and Todd Meisler at Hermann treehouse

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or not, it’s important to find ways to make a vacation as memorable as possible. A great way to do this is to find unique accommodation and stay in an awesome spot as opposed to a standard hotel room.

There are a lot of treehouse cabins in Missouri and on a recent trip to Hermann, we got the chance to stay at one of the three treehouses at The Cottage Bed and Breakfast.

Sunrise Treehouse

Sunrise Treehouse at the Cottage in Hermann

We stayed at Sunrise. The tiny treehouse has a contemporary interior style blended with a rustic charm; creating a most unique, calming, and comfortable place to relax and enjoy this perfect environment.

This cute little timber-frame treehouse is located less than two miles from historic Hermann, making it a great location from which to explore the many wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants and shops.

Check In at the Treehouse

The day before our reservation at Sunrise Treehouse, I received a very detailed and helpful text sharing directions to our treehouse and parking spot. I also received a check-in video with instructions for the keyless entry (yes, there is a door with a lock on the treehouses) as well as how to use the AC and heat. They also shared info for local food delivery, taxis, the Hermann trolley, and a local Lyft driver.

The Treehouse Interior

Sunrise Treehouse has room for two guests and is suspended among American Basswood (Linden), Cedar and Oak trees. After climbing the stairs to their tallest treehouse, we made our way into the intimate 250-square-foot space.

welcome at the treehouse

Upon entering the house, what caught my eye first was the expansive windows that showcased views from every angle.

living space in treehouse

The front door opens to a first-level living space and kitchen area. From the kitchen nook, there is an additional door that leads to the outdoor deck.

The kitchen nook has a small microwave, a mini-fridge, wine glasses, and a Keurig with mugs and K-cups.

Kitchen nook at treehouse

Also on the main level is a bathroom that was equipped with all the usual items including towels.

We had plenty of water for showers, washing hands and flushing the toilet.

treehouse bathroom

The second floor is a master bedroom with a queen bed that is accessed from a hand-crafted ladder.

ladder to loft

The loft bedroom continues the theme of windows, allowing the space to fill with light and feel bigger than it is.

bedroom at sunrise treehouse

The day we arrived was a bit gloomy, but I absolutely loved the nighttime rain falling on roof. We also loved lounging in bed the next morning, watching the sun come through the trees from the windows.

Below is a photo of the view of the living space from the loft.

view of living room from master bedroom

All three Tree Houses are equipped with A/C, heat, and wifi as well.

What more could you ask for? It truly has all the conveniences of home!


Breakfast at the treehouse

A homemade breakfast was placed in our fridge before our arrival. Our breakfast included fruit, a mini loaf of blueberry bread and a baked egg dish as well as juice.

I am gluten-free and they were great about offering options for my diet. They also clearly marked the items, so I knew I could indulge in all the yummy items. They can also cater to vegetarian, and vegan preferences.

Below our treehouse was a picnic table, which I could see using a lot in warmer weather.

picnic bench

Treehouse Deck

The deck wraps around the entire treehouse, with an area from the kitchen door that leads to a space with two Adirondack Chairs.

Perched 18 feet above the ground our treehouse offered amazing views of their 10.5 acres of wooded forest and trails.

relaxing at the treehouse

Our favorite thing was to spend time on the deck relaxing, hearing the sounds of nature all around us and enjoying the spectacular bird’s eye views.

Todd on treehouse deck

While the treehouse is small in size, it offers big adventure! I also now have a good idea of what it might be like to live in a tiny house!

It’s Really a Treehouse!

The three treehouses are made around American basswood (Linden) trees, Cedars and Oaks. Most treehouses at the Cottage are built around a combination of more than one tree.

The owners of the Cottage, hired a treehouse engineer to construct Sunrise and Sunset as well as an arborist to make sure everything was attached to the tree safely and properly. The engineer constructed the actual treehouse, stairs and decks.

Sunrise treehouse in Hermann. The house is built around the tree.

treehouse is a platform or building constructed around, next to or among the trunk or branches of one or more mature trees. This is a true treehouse!

tree in the Treehouse

It’s very cool to see how the house was built around the tree.

*Please note: This is an actual treehouse and is supported by the trees themselves.

Sunset & Moonlight Treehouses

In addition to the Sunrise Treehouse, there are two additional treehouse bed and breakfast options at the Cottage, as well as one cabin rental on the property.

The treehouses and cabin are located on 10.5-acres of woodland, just minutes from historic downtown Hermann.

Sunset Treehouse at the Cottage in Hermann, Missouri

Sunset Treehouse was named (as you might guess) because of the sunset views from the main level and back deck area. The Sunset treehouse has a loft bedroom with a queen-size bed and the main level has a lounging area surrounded by windows, a dining room area, bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet. The Sunset has both a back deck and a more private front deck complete with Adirondack chairs.

Moonlight treehouse at the Cottage in Hermann, Missouri.

Moonlight is another option for to stay in a tree house in Hermann wine country. This is a one-level, wheelchair-friendly treehouse. There are no stairs or ladders in this treehouse with easy access from the parking spot and a flat walking bridge. There are two sleeping areas and three queen size beds. The space also includes a dining room area and two bathrooms that both have a shower, sink and toilet. Moonlight also has a 3/4 deck with Adirondack chairs.

Elevate your next Hermann wine country getaway in one of these fun and authentic treehouses!

The Grounds

We did take a walk on one of the paths on the property. But, as I said, we visited in early spring, so the trees didn’t have their beautiful foliage.

Hiking Trails

While the trees weren’t quite at peak bloom, we did find a lot of beautiful spring flowers on the 10.5 acres.

spring flowers in missouri

There are also a few swings and a mini zip line.


And lots and lots of beautiful forested areas to explore.

Hermann hiking trail

Wrapping it Up

Staying in a treehouse is a great way to unplug from the distractions of everyday life and enjoy the beauty of Hermann wine country. It’s the perfect adventure without the need for a sleeping bag.

If you are looking for a treehouse bed and breakfast in Hermann Missouri, I would check out the three at the Cottage and decide if you want more of a sunrise, sunset or moonlight experience!

The Cottage treehouses are located at 1185 State Hwy H, Hermann, MO 65041

You Might Also enjoy reading about the 15 Most Awesome Missouri Treehouse Cabins found throughout the state.

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  1. Good morning. I’ve always been drawn to Hermann because of my German heritage. My fifth grandfather was from Hamburg. I’m interested in the price so I can send my gf the info. 573-275-1243 Cape Girardeau.


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