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 ADA 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: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% 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 Savannah

A magical surprise birthday

Savannah M.
recommends this listing.
February 3rd, 2020

My boyfriend's birthday weekend was approaching and I knew he wanted to go camping with friends. I was browsing HipCamp for inspiration as an employee of a company in the same vein of specialty, and saw Hobbit's Nest. It was a splurge for me but it was too badass to resist, and I had a best birthday ever to deliver.

I kept it a secret up until we walked up to the treehouse with Sandy guiding the way. It looked insane online, and in real life, it was almost too idyllic to be real. The complex included stairs and ramp is huge, with a lounge area underneath with hanging chairs, lawn chairs, a hammock, a fire pit, a propane grill, and a sink. The nest is somehow simple, but intricate. All solar powered, string lights and lanterns included, and a powerful propane heater. The water is well water and tastes so good. The air is clean, the stars are beautiful, and the treehouse was immediately cozy. We all settled in immediately.

My friends and I have been all over the world, but this little spot in Paige gives many famous and beautiful structures a run for their money.

Oh, also, there were four of us total, and the treehouse had plenty of room for a couple air mattresses while still being navigable.

We were accidentally a little high maintenance, and Sandy was so patient and helpful even when we were all a bunch of dumb babies. She told me the story of the treehouse and it was fascinating to hear how it came to be. I also left my prescription sunglasses behind and they're going to mail them to me. Jim and Sandy are the best.

And most importantly, it was indeed the best birthday ever.

200/10 recommend seeing this within your lifetime

The rear view of the treehouse
Hipcamper Quinton
Quinton B.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2019

The drive to this location was relaxing and peaceful. We were greeted by amazing hosts who gave us a tour of the tree house will all the inner workings. Perfect place for small groups to go camping and to experience stargazing. The tree house was much more than we expected, with more than enough room. Will definitely return for this experience again!

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel P.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2019

Great treehouse! My wife and I really enjoyed the setting and the setup. Thank you!

Hipcamper Kristen

Surpassed our expectations

Kristen H.
recommends this listing.
October 28th, 2019

The Hobbit’s Nest surpassed my expectations. The structure is so unique and well done, and all the artistic details were really something special. James and Sandy were excellent hosts and we completely enjoyed our weekend. It was a privilege to stay in this very unique place.

Hipcamper Nicholas
Nicholas W.
recommends this listing.
November 11th, 2019

Fantastic! Exceeded all of our expectations. Very clean, beautiful, and fun.

Hipcamper Laura
Laura B.
recommends this listing.
November 27th, 2019

I had the best time at Hobbit’s Nest. It was absolutely beautiful, and James & Sandy were incredible hosts. I would recommend to anyone!

Hipcamper Claire
Claire P.
recommends this listing.
January 18th, 2020

The atmosphere was magical! All of the little details were so cute and the cabin itself is very clean. We had a nice, relaxing stay and can’t wait to come back.

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica M.
recommends this listing.
February 14th, 2020

The place is even more incredible in person! Nothing really compares to how beautiful it is. And James was more than accommodating. We would love to stay here again.

Hipcamper Bryan

Coolest hipcamp yet

Bryan J.
recommends this listing.
February 18th, 2020

The Hobbit's Nest was absolutely incredible! The imagination that went into designing the place, along with all the readily available amenities, made it a unique and relaxing experience. 10 out of 10; we will be back for sure.


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