Our treehouses in the Lake District blend seamlessly into the wild beauty of a national park so special that Taylor Swift has written songs about it! Staying in a cosy retreat high among the trees, you’re part of an incredible landscape of craggy mountains, vast lakes, magical waterfalls, ancient castles and picturesque villages. Find out more and book one of our popular treehouses in the Lake District. They’re usually in demand so don’t leave it too late…
As far as we know, people don’t tend to build spectacular treehouses next to busy roads or industrial estates. Or if they do, they aren’t part of Canopy & Stars. Our carefully curated selection of treehouses in the Lake District are found in some of the most achingly beautiful parts of Cumbria’s famous natural park. We know because we’ve inspected them on your behalf (it’s a hard life). From your treehouse, you’ll have instant access to hiking and biking trails, spectacular lakes for messing about in boats and an abundance of wildlife. After an exhilarating day exploring the peaks, you can’t beat that tingle of anticipation as you return to your magical den in the branches.
For us, a really great cabin takes you somewhere, both literally and figuratively. We caught up with John to talk about the challenges and rewards of making mobile cabins in the Lakes.
Pet Kelly of Wild Things, publishers of Wild Swimming Walks Lake District, and the Wild Guide, shares some of their favourite waterside walks in England's legendary national park and the wild swimming spots they love cooling off in on the way.
What can I do at a treehouse? You’ll experience a life more wild, while indulging in some serious relaxation in a treehouse in the Lake District. Time slows down but you’re never bored as you soak tired limbs in a hot tub gazing over the fells, whip up al-fresco meals over the fire-pit and play board games by the glow of the wood burner. In one treehouse, you can even whizz down a slide to a games room underneath. But the best pastime of all is just drinking in the ever-changing spectacle of the majestic national park all around you. Deep tranquillity awaits.
Sustainability and glamping The glamping sector still has progress to make when it comes to sustainability and at Canopy & Stars we are always looking for ways to promote change within the industry. As an ethical and sustainable travel company, we take our responsibilities seriously and support our owners to reduce their environmental impact. We're a certified B-Corp with a goal of becoming net zero by 2030 and we're on our way to planting one million trees. You can find out more about how we're improving our carbon footprint in our impact report.
About Canopy & Stars’ expertise We've been exploring the beautiful countryside of the UK and Europe since 2010, finding unique glamping spaces to amaze you with. We pride ourselves on being rather picky and only 20% of applications we receive make the cut. So you can feel safe in the knowledge that the treehouses, cabins, shepherd's huts, wagons and other incredible places that join our collection are pretty special. So special that over 200,000 guests (and an incredible 9,000 dogs!) and counting have stayed with us. Find out more about Canopy & Stars.
What makes the Lake District so special? William Wordsworth was onto something when he described the Lake District as ‘the loveliest spot that man have found’. The world famous (see Taylor Swift..) national park doesn’t do things by halves, boasting England’s tallest mountain, Scafell Pike, and its largest natural lake, Windermere. A protected landscape, the Lake District is a paradise for walkers and ramblers of all abilities, usually supercharged with Kendal Mint Cake. As well as hiking, you can take bracing dips in the lakes and tarns, go mountain biking and explore caves. On rest days, there’s Beatrix Potter’s house to visit and more cosy pubs and charming cafes than you can shake a walking stick at.
We're majority employee owned, which means we all get a say in how the business is run.
Our Charitable Trust uses 24% ownership of the company to support environmental causes
We're committing to raise £50,000 by 2027 to help protect nature in our national parks.