Hipcamp host James S.,
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Come and visit our enchanting Hobbit's Nest treehouse! Enjoy a romantic getaway or a fun family vacation resting in the tree tops of Lost Pines Forest. The Hobbit's Nest is a unique glamping experience offering the serenity of nature with some of the comforts of home. We are dog friendly and the owners' two friendly large dogs roam the property freely and are likely to stop


Come and visit our enchanting Hobbit's Nest treehouse! Enjoy a romantic getaway or a fun family vacation resting in the tree tops of Lost Pines Forest. The Hobbit's Nest is a unique glamping experience offering the serenity of nature with some of the comforts of home. We are dog friendly and the owners' two friendly large dogs roam the property freely and are likely to stop by for a play visit!

The tree house has a comfortable queen size bed with a gorgeous treetop view. Two cots and/or two air mattresses are also available upon request with room to set up tent camping for the family. Clean linens, towels, K-cup coffee maker and coffee are all supplied for you.

We have recently added electricity, an air conditioner/heater mini split, as well as a small refrigerator with ice trays. There are lights throughout and below to enjoy the recreational spaces late into the evening. The bathroom features a sink with cold running water as well as an incinerating toilet. An outdoor shower provides both hot and cold water and a relaxing bathing experience. Please be aware that the hot water temperature might not rise enough to shower in very cold weather.

A propane grill, propane, pots, pans, cooking implements, and dishware for four is supplied for cooking. Guests may want to bring an additional cooler with ice for drinks.

Guests will share 42 heavily wooded acres in the Lost Pines Forest with the owners and two short term rental guest houses. There are shaded trails for walking and observing wildlife. The tree house overlooks a small pond filled with lily pads and frogs. The west facing balconies are a great place to watch sunsets and listen to the frog orchestra.

The property is about 8 miles from Bastrop State Park's trails and swimming pool, 10 miles to the Colorado River and kayak rental and Bastrop's restaurants. We are near many antique stores and the Round Top antique fair. The Sherwood Forest Faire site is only 6 miles away.

Be aware: Please be on the lookout for scorpions and snakes during your visit. Though they are less active during the cooler months, there are still snakes and scorpions on the property so please be aware, keep a close eye on children and pets, and most importantly -- watch your step.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Kayak rental is available at nearby Lake Bastrop South Shore Park.


Guests can swim in nearby Lake Bastrop or at the Colorado River Refuge.

Wildlife watching

Hiking trails on the 42 acre property allow glimpses of deer, wild pigs, and other wildlife.



Natural features you'll find at Hobbit's Nest in Texas.


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Hipcamper Ian

Best place to propose!

Ian F.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2021

MAGICAL! I took my partner here to propose, and just booked it again for our honeymoon. It's the most relaxing place I've ever been. It was delightful hanging out on the balcony overlooking the pond and listening to the frogs, enjoying the fire pit, cooking breakfast on the grill...and the bed was so comfortable! Jim was a terrific host. He gave us a tour of the property, and we meant to take one of the walking trails, but we so enjoyed the isolation at the treehouse that three nights just flew by. The Hobbit's Nest is definitely our happy place!

The frog serenade was THE BEST!Loved the wildlife!
Hipcamper Regina

My stay at hobbits nest

Regina D.
recommends this listing.
October 7th, 2021

I had a wonderful time staying at hobbits nest . The architect of the treehouse was amazing
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Hipcamper Leslea

Wonderful and secluded fantastic!

Leslea M.
recommends this listing.
October 7th, 2021

We barely even ran into James. He was friendly and introduced us to the dogs and we visited for a bit and exchanged pleasantries. The perfect host.
Hobbit's Nest was fantastic. We had excellent cell phone connections, but we barely noticed it. We were close to civilization, and we barely noticed that either.
The night sky was absolutely wonderful. It was dark enough to see more stars than I have seen in a VERY long time. At night the noises of an owl (or maybe a young sasquatch) hooting, and raccoons chittering about, but not being seen. It was so quiet and peaceful, quite honestly it was the best night's sleep I have had in quite a while.
I highly recommend Hobbit's Nest. There is more character in that little treehouse than most folks have ever seen.

Hipcamper Jessica

Treehouse glamping at it's finest

Jessica M.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

Such a unique little spot and perfect for a weekend getaway. Had everything we needed and more!

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Hipcamper Phil
Phil D.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

A wonderful experience all around! The Hobbit’s Nest has everything needed for relaxing and majestic getaway! Thank you to James and his wife for being such great and thoughtful hosts!

Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle S.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2021

Amazing experience and all the conveniences you need. We had a great time and will certainly be back!

Hipcamper Angelica

Idyllic and magical

Angelica T.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2021

It was amazing! The Hobbit's Nest was idyllic and magical. My husband and I stayed there for just one night because it was fully booked for months. Eventhough we were there for just one night, it was wonderful! From the amazing architecture of the tree house to being surrounded by nature to the most whimsical little details. Oh, and the star gazing at night was just like right out of a movie! We will definitely come back.

Hipcamper Kristina

Fantastic hideaway, wonderful area!

Kristina S.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2021

We could not recommend the Hobbit's Nest enough! From the communication the moment we booked, until the end of our stay, James and Sandy were so warm and welcoming. The Nest itself was a wonder to see, and fun to spend time in, as were the surrounding areas (Paige/Bastrop). We celebrated our 10-year anniversary here, and it will be one to remember. We saw 3 deer on the property, and on a clear night the stars were incredible! Thank you again for having us!

Hipcamper Erin


Erin M.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2021

So beautiful! Sunsets at this place are especially magical. Jim and Sandy went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable, we cannot wait to come back! We would love to explore the 40 acres, definitely give yourself enough time to explore the property!


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