For a delightfully unconventional summer vacation, consider booking a stay in a treehouse hotel. Not only does it offer a unique experience surpassing regular resorts or hotels, but it also strikes a balance between being close to nature and not as primitive as camping. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure as you explore the enchanting world of treehouses that redefine the concept of “glamping.” From the charming vineyards of Italy to the lush jungles of Bali, here are 15 treehouse hotels that will forever change your perspective on hotel accommodations.
1. MirrorCube Tree House
Location: Harads, Sweden
Where to book: http://www.treehotel.se
Sweden’s Tree Hotel is located in Harads, a remote village boasting a population of approximately 600 people, set in the middle of a pine forest, houses a hotel. The hotel is comprised of a series of treehouses, all between 13-20 feet above the ground. Moreover, all rooms offer spectacular views of the Lule River and are accessible by ramp, bridge, or electric stairs.
Each room is unique. For instance, the UFO looks like a stereotypical UFO, while The Birdsnest resembles a straw-encrusted nest. Additionally, The Dragonfly, The Blue Cone, and The MirrorCube are just as unique.
The MirrorCube is undoubtedly one of the more spectacular rooms. Similar to NYC’s Freedom Tower, it boasts mirrored walls that beautifully reflect the surrounding nature. On the inside, you’ll find a comfortable double bed, a bathroom, a lounge, and even a rooftop offering panoramic views of the forest. However, it’s important to note that this experience is more akin to “glamping” than traditional camping. The resort is conveniently located just a five-minute walk from the treehouse and offers amenities such as a bar, a restaurant, and even a spa.
2. Kingston Treehouse Hotel
Location: Mpumalanga province, South Africa
Where to book: https://www.lionsands.com
If you’re an animal lover looking for the ultimate safari experience, consider visiting Lion Sands Game Reserve in South Africa. Located in the Mpumalanga province, the reserve is an hour’s flight from Capetown or a 2-hour flight from Johannesburg.
Furthermore, the Reserve offers a variety of safari packages including game drives, walking safaris, and a visit to the hippo pools. However, the most unique experience is the ability to spend a night beneath the stars (safely above ground in a treehouse hotel), where you can listen to the animals as they come out at night. Expect to hear hippos honking, lions roaring and screeching, leopards sawing, hyenas cackling, and so much more.
Moreover, the Game Reserve offers three treehouse options, but our favorite is the Kingston Treehouse. Located in the middle of the African Bush, you’ll have to traverse a series of white boulders and cross a small drawbridge to get there. The treehouse hotel features a full bathroom and shower and is perfect for a honeymoon retreat or those just looking to fully disconnect and get in touch with nature.
3. Treehouse Point
Location: Issaquah, WA
Where to book: TreehousePoint.com
Located approximately 30 minutes outside of Seattle, Treehouse Point is a bed and breakfast comprised of a series of six different treehouses set in the forest along the Raging River. Additionally, all treehouses have a rural feel, and each has its own unique vibe.
Moreover, their largest treehouse hotel, Upper Pond, is perfect for families. It features a double bed and two twin bunks. However, it’s important to note that it is restricted to older children, as guests under the age of 13 are not allowed on the property. Furthermore, dogs are also not permitted.
Treehouse Point is perfect for nature lovers. However, it should be noted that this is less “glamping” and more “camping”. There are no spas and no private bathrooms. Instead, you’ll need to share facilities. Fortunately, there are three full-size bathrooms available.
4. Canopy Blue
Location: Blue Ridge, GA
Price: From $210 per night
Where to book: VRBO.com
Canopy Blue is a McMansion of a treehouse located in the Blue Ridge mountains of Georgia. With 750 square feet, this private residence sleeps up to 6 and is perfect for families or groups.
On the main floor, there is a bedroom with a queen-sized bed, an entrance to the patio, a closet, and a large window seat overlooking the forest. Additionally, there is a bathroom and shower, a living area with a sofa and bunk beds, and a flat-screen TV. Lastly, there’s a modern kitchen, including a microwave, electric burners, a refrigerator, and a coffee bar.
With its charming features and ample space, Canopy Blue provides an unforgettable experience amidst nature’s beauty.
The second-floor loft features a swinging bed, as well as a small seating area with a flat-screen TV. However, the best part of this mega treehouse hotel is the 1,200 square-foot deck and a six-person hot tub, offering panoramic views of the forest. Moreover, there’s a firepit and grill available, allowing you to grill burgers and enjoy s’mores for dessert over the firepit.
5. Romantic Treehouse in Wine Country
Location: Petaluma, CA
Where to book: GlampingHub.com
If you’re planning a trip to California’s wine country, why not consider staying in a treehouse hotel? This rustic and romantic treehouse is located in Petaluma, California, in the heart of Sonoma’s wine country. Moreover, it’s an adults-only accommodation, perfect for those seeking a unique experience. However, it’s worth mentioning that the treehouse requires a bit of a trek to get up, as guests must climb three levels of stairs through the ancient tree trunks to reach the wide deck overlooking the countryside.
The treehouse itself is comprised of two floors, offering a cozy living room downstairs and a queen bed in the charming upstairs loft. Notably, tree trunks jut through the deck and the main floor, adding to its unique appeal. Additionally, the treehouse boasts windows on all sides, some adorned with beautiful stained glass. Furthermore, there is a chemical bathroom located within the treehouse, while a full bathroom can be found nearby in the property’s barn. During your stay, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious breakfast served in the main house and join other guests.
After a long day of wine tasting, there’s no better place to unwind and savor a glass of wine than on the deck of this romantic retreat. So, why not embrace the charm and tranquility of this treehouse oasis in the California wine country?
6. Eagle’s View Suite
Location: Pudasjärvi, Finland
Where to book: http://hotelli-isosyote.fi
Located on the southern border of Finnish Lapland, overlooking Syöte National Park, The Iso Syote Hotel offers a variety of pretty amazing suites. Among them is the Eagles View Suite, named because of its spectacular “eagle eye view”. This remarkable luxury treehouse hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass roof, allowing you to enjoy unobstructed views of the northern lights while lying in bed.
The treehouse boasts two floors. On the main floor, you’ll find a living room, a fireplace, and a luxury bathroom with a private sauna. In the middle of the suite, a tree grows and extends up through the second floor, where the bed is nestled in the tree’s branches. Additionally, on this floor, you can enjoy a relaxing jacuzzi to complement the breathtaking surroundings. So, indulge yourself, sip a glass of wine in the tub, and immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance.
7. La Sultana Oualidia
Location: Oualidia, Morocco
La Sultana Oualidia is located in the quaint Moroccan village of Oualidia, situated on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. It is conveniently located 2.5 hours from Marrakech and 2 hours from Casablanca by car. Famous for its flocks of pink flamingos and oyster beds, it’s the perfect escape for those looking for a romantic R&R.
Despite its small size, the resort offers a private beach, pool, 5 jacuzzis, spa, gym, bars, and so much more. Moreover, with just 12 rooms and suites, each has its own unique flavor, including a private terrace and jacuzzi. One suite stands apart from the rest: “The Treehouse.” In addition, this suite, nestled above the ground in the trees, offers panoramic views of the lagoon. Moreover, it features a round bed and a full modern bathroom.
8. Tsala Treetop Lodge
Location: Tsala, South Africa
Where to book: http://tsala.hunterhotels.com/
Situated between the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, Tsala is a beautiful South African town along the Garden Route. It is just as ideal for those seeking relaxation as those seeking adventure. The Tsala Treetop Lodge, a unique treehouse hotel compound, consists of 16 luxury treehouses built of stone, wood, and glass. These offer panoramic views of the Tsitsikamma Forest. Moreover, there are 10 private suites and 6 two-bedroom villas, all built above the canopy of the trees. They provide luxurious accommodation complete with indoor and outdoor showers, fireplaces, and even private infinity pools. For those wishing to dine ensuite, 24-hour room service is available. Additionally, a tree-top restaurant is available for those wanting to venture out.
9. La Piantata, Italy
Location: Arlena di Castro, Italy
Where to book: http://www.lapiantata.it/en/
Located halfway between Rome and Tuscany, La Piantata is an 18th-century farm with a rich history. It is not only a working farm that produces organic lavender honey, extra virgin olive oil, and lavender beauty products, but it also offers accommodation options for visitors. In addition to the main farmhouse, La Piantata operates a bed and breakfast, three separate villas, and the self-titled “biggest treehouse in Europe.” Speaking of treehouses, it actually boasts two of them, both suspended 26 feet above the ground.
The larger of the two, Black Cabin, offers a king bed, a full bathroom with a crystal shower, a small refrigerator, and a large terrace with panoramic views of the farm’s olive groves, lavender hills, Mount Cimini, and The Tarquinia Sea. Plus, for stargazers, you’ll be excited to find a telescope on the balcony.
10. Magical Treehouse
Location: Ubud, Bali
Where to book: AirBnB
One of the most majestic and memorable treehouse hotel experiences is the Magical Treehouse in Ubud, Bali. Notably, this enchanting hideaway is built 20 feet up into a Frangipani tree and offers stunning views of rice paddies, rainforest valleys, and tropical jungles.
The two-story treehouse hotel is beautifully decorated with Balinese artifacts. Moreover, Ubud, Bali is a magical place in itself, with a plethora of amazing hotels, resorts, and villas to choose from. However, none are as unique as the Magical Treehouse. It is a two-level, two-bedroom house that literally has a tree growing in the middle. Located on the edge of the jungle, it features an outdoor bath and private pool. What sets it apart is that not many places allow you to enjoy a shower while gazing out over gardens and rice paddies.
And as a bonus feature, the downstairs bathroom opens into a waterfall curtain, where you walk directly through and then jump into your private pool.
The hotel is remote, but it’s not completely off the grid, so you can still enjoy a night in town if you like. In fact, the treehouse is just one mile away from Ubud’s city center.
11. Eco Bio Agriturismo La Bella Vite
Where: Carpeneto, Italy
Where to book: http://labellavite.it/
This treehouse hotel rooms with vineyards are located just off the tiny village of Carpeneto, amidst the Alto Monferrato hills. By staying at La Bella Vite, which is fully surrounded by the vineyards of the tied-in organic winery Rocco di Carpeneto, you can experience a fine immersion in a mostly untouched countryside. This allows you to exploit a true harmony with nature and seasons.
Indge in true relaxation and self-indulgence in the swimming pool and wellness area. Additionally, choose between the many walking, jogging, and running paths. You can also take a horse ride or bike on and off roads. Moreover, discover the Alto Monferrato castles, the Roman ruins, and the famous spa, as well as other historic villages in the surrounding area.
12. Into the Woods
Location: Whippingham, England
Where to book: http://www.isleofwighttreehouse.com/
A beautiful hand built, larch clad treehouse hotel is an exciting and stylish retreat nestled in the heart of nature. This unique getaway is divided into 2 separate pods – the living pod and the sleeping pod – connected by smart decking. The living pod features a lovely timber clad room with a kitchen area, dining table, benches, and a sofa. Additionally, it is heated with a cozy log burning stove. French doors lead out onto a sunny decking area, perfect for eating and relaxing.
Purposefully, they did not install TVs in order to enhance your stay and encourage conversation. However, the owners have included free Wifi. Additionally, books, puzzles, and games are all provided.
13. Topo’s Treehouse
Location: Limón, Costa Rica
Where to book: http://topotreehouse.com/
Experience unique living arrangement in a giant rubber tree, nestled in its branches, with nature all around you. Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the jungle and wake up in luxury. Topo’s Tree House offers 2 decks, including an extra 3rd little deck for savoring your morning coffee or enjoying an evening cocktail while gazing into the jungle tree tops and flora. You might even have a chance encounter with a passing sloth!
The large tropical gardens have been landscaped for years, and yet they still retain their natural attraction. Not only have they been nourished to provide a home for different species of birds and poison dart frogs, but they also extend an invitation to sloths, monkeys, and butterflies. In fact, these lush gardens serve as a habitat for much of the local wildlife.
14. Watamu Treehouse
Location: Watamu, Kenya
Where to book: http://www.treehouse.co.ke/
Watamu Treehouse is situated on one of the most picturesque stretches of Watamu beach. Moreover, it is ideally located opposite the Coral Gardens of the Marine Park. Unlike other areas, there are no large hotels nearby, only private residences. Additionally, built high in the trees, its unique architecture affords a 360 degree panorama of the Indian Ocean coastline on one side and native forest on the other.
Furthermore, whether you prefer to take the house on a self-catering or full-board basis, you will be well taken care of by the friendly, professional, and experienced cook and domestic staff.
The house has no windows – instead, it frames vistas of nature in all its glory. You share the forest with a diverse array of inhabitants, such as birds, insects, small mammals, reptiles, and primates. Moreover, the forest boasts many indigenous trees common to the coastal strip, including beautiful baobabs and numerous examples of the remarkable bamba-kofi.
15. Exotic Treehouse at Kilauea Volcano
Location: Volcano, Hawaii, United States
The location of this treehouse hotel, is just outside the gates to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, nestled in a forest of giant tree ferns and towering trees. This very forest serves as the entrance through the main gates of the park. At an altitude of about 4000 feet, temperatures in the evenings are cool, and on damp days, it can also be chilly.
However, as you explore the area, you will quickly transition to warmer and drier regions. Often, there is a fine mist – famously known as pineapple rain. If you’re looking to warm up, besides enjoying the cedar hot tub, driving into the park and standing next to a steam vent is a delightful option. Indeed, Volcanoes National Park offers an incredible range of sights and adventures, such as flowing lava, petroglyphs, guided tours, hiking across volcanic craters and through lava tubes, a road to the sea, and a visitor center and gallery.
It is built of sustainable bamboo and recycled lumber, and windows from Oahu. Moreover, power is from the sun and wind, and backed up by a generator. Additionally, water is harvested from the rain that falls from the sky, which is then captured onsite and stored in a catchment tank. Finally, it is filtered.
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