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
Up to 2 vehicles
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 6 hours
  • 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 Melissa


Melissa P.
recommends this listing.
December 1st, 2022

2nd trip even better than the first if that’s possible! I brought a burner with me and loved cooking outside! The heater kept us toasty inside and James and his family were loving and kind to my pups, who absolutely loved treehouse living. Thank you!

Hipcamper Tamara

The cutest place

Tamara C.
recommends this listing.
November 16th, 2022

This is a great place for a peaceful night or two. The hobbit nest is adorable, the landscape is beautiful, and we loved our stay.

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Hipcamper Mikaela

Beautiful and relaxing

Mikaela F.
recommends this listing.
November 2nd, 2022

Jim made sure you had everything you needed. The area is beautiful to explore, and you always have a comfy bed and clean bathroom to go back to. We brought tons of books to read while watching the lily pond, our dogs laid on their beds and we just enjoyed the peace. Jim even gave us a tour of his other treehouse he’s building nearby. It was a great experience and I’ve already recommended to my friends as the perfect get away close to Austin.

Hipcamper Arielle
Arielle E.
recommends this listing.
November 1st, 2022

The directions to get there were quite helpful. This place is a bit harder to find in the dark once on the property.
The attention to detail was super cute inside. We loved the space heaters, all of the signs, and Tolkien memorabilia. The bed was comfy and cozy. The space was charming and well thought out. We thought the space was perfect for two people plus a pup.
We appreciated the tools for cooking that were there along with the small fridge. People should know to bring their own cooking knives, olive oil and seasonings if cooking. The grill was quite helpful.

Hipcamper Roland
Roland H.
recommends this listing.
October 29th, 2022

Absolutely outstanding in every way! Thoughtfully designed, furnished, stocked, and maintained. A+ experience, recommended, thank you!

Hipcamper Brady
Brady R.
recommends this listing.
October 17th, 2022

The hobbits nest is a great unique property. It’s private and has a great pond view from the balcony in the trees.

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Hipcamper Kurian
Kurian M.
recommends this listing.
October 15th, 2022

Must go place

Hipcamper Felicia
Felicia R.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2022

My husband is a huge LOTR fan. We chose to stay in this magnificent treehouse to celebrate his 50th birthday. We were amazed by the craftmanship and details all around. Jim drove us around the property on his ATV and gave a quick, fun tour. Our stay was magical and memorable. We give the highest marks possible. We will definitely be back.

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Hipcamper nora

Magical tree house

Nora H.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2022

We love staying at tree houses and so far the Hobbit's nest is our favorite. We love the little details and design of the tree house, we enjoyed the view of the pond in the morning and at relaxed evenings. We love cooking and relaxing by the fire. The host
James is very nice and accommodating. We were able to unwind on our 10th year anniversary and plan to come back soon with our kids.

If you love The Hobbit, this tree house is on point!Fire wood provided and other cooking amenities providedBack entranceLove this porch overlooking the pond


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