“Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time,” said wellness and longevity advocate, Katrina Mayer. If you live in a city, you’re most likely enshrouded by buildings and skyscrapers. Spending a day underneath a tree is something rare and unique, so make the most out of it if you have the opportunity.
Embrace nature in your next travel adventure. Check out these places where you can find peace, comfort, and serenity by staying in a treehouse.
The Treehotel in Harads, Sweden has six rooms, including the UFO, The Dragonfly, and the Blue Cone. Their uniquely-designed tree houses look similar to that of a UFO, mirrored cubes, and bird nests. Some of these rooms are suspended in the air, or held by stilts. The rooms, which will cost you about US$506, are around 13 to 20 feet in height.
2. Les Cabanes dans les bois
Banish your fears away of the woods, have fun, and find comfort in Les Cabanes dans les bois in Landry, France. A 90-minute drive from Paris, the treehouse can be found on the edge of a pond in France’s department of Eure-et-Loir. These 15 individually-designed tree houses are scattered around in a private forest. The wooden cabins hanging onto oak trees are connected by stairs and rope bridges.
3. Chateaux dans les Arbres
If you’re looking to spend your vacation in a French chateaux set amongst the trees, then a trip to the Chateaux dans les Arbres is perfect. Located in Nojals-et-Clotte, this charming treehouse location offers four uniquely designed cabins. Guests can enjoy the view from the terrace or explore the 11 hectares of parkland which surrounds Chateaux Dans Les Arbres. After a long walk, you can relax and soak tired muscles in an outdoor hot tub.
4. Les Domaine des Ormes
Looking for an adventurous holiday in a treehouse? Then a stay in France’s Domaine des Ormes is a must. These eco-friendly treehouses function without electricity and water. Nights at the treehouse are spent under the soft glow of candlelit – perfect for couples.
5. La Cabane En L’Air
There are various treehouses available for rent France’s La Cabane En L’Air. You can challenge yourself by choosing treetop cabins that are perched really high above the ground, which can only be accessed through a series of stairs, ladders and rope bridges. However, the views are spectacular with the lush greenery of the forest and its towering trees.
6. Kadir’s Tree House
This mini village can house up to 110 visitors. Backpackers love this place as they can set up campfires and hang out in a hippie commune. These treehouses have 45 elevated units and two mini bars that cater to travelers aged 20 and up. Each unit has one to 8 beds each, costing US$10-30 per night.
7. Cabanes Als Arbres
Looking for a private and peaceful treehouse getaway? At the Cabanes als arbres in the northeast of Catalonia, you can choose from among ten treehouses that are attached to Douglas fir trees. A terrace allows you to enjoy the scenic landscape and forest views.
8. Castle Cottage Treehouse
West Sussex, United Kingdom
Castle Cottage’s Treehouse is an above ground cottage, set in a sweet chestnut tree. Despite its rustic appearance, it offers a few modern amenities such as an en-suite shower room with a glass skylight and a comfortable double bed. It also features a swing seat on the balcony where you can enjoy the lush greenery surrounding the treehouse.
9. Green Village
This eco-friendly accommodation is in The Green Village in Bali, Indonesia. The six-story treehouse is built from bamboo and other green materials. Its layout resembles that of a lotus. An overnight stay here costs US$325.
10. Bangkok Tree House
Outside the city center and miles away from the hustle and bustle of Thailand’s capital is this stunning hotel with 12 cozy tree houses. It is around seven meters high, with an open air bedroom set on a bamboo platform, and a bed that floats on the river.
11. Sanya Nanshan Treehouse Resort
Hainan Island, China
The treehouses at the Sanya Nanshan Treehouse Resort were constructed by the Hawaii Tree House Company. Set atop age-old, beautiful tamarind trees, these treehouses offer a magnificent view of the beach and lush greenery. Here you can enjoy hearing the sound of the waves or the melodic chirping of birds during their stay in the resort. A bonus attraction is the impressive view of a 5,000 acre Buddhist Theme Park, with its lovely pagodas and botanical garden.
12. Tranquil Resort
This Indian treehouse retreat offers an amazing view of a coffee plantation and is furnished in a rustic yet luxurious design. It comes equipped with a modern bathroom and a veranda which is the perfect spot to admire the scenic beauty of the rainforest. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life at this relaxing resort.
13. Gibbon Experience
Nam Kan National Park, Laos
The Gibbon Experience is one the world’s highest treehouses that you can actually stay in. The small cottages were built as high as safely possible for an amazing view of the forest. A stay in one of these treehouses is not for the faint of heart since it involves steep hikes and zip line rides.
14. Ariau Amazon Towers
The Ariau Amazon Towers is considered the pioneer of treehouse hotels. Situated in the heart of the Amazon River, you may be fortunate to see dolphins, alligators, and monkeys at this treehouse. The traditional hotel rooms cost US$750 per night, while the tree house suites are US$1,250 per night.
15. Nothofagus Hotel and Spa
Instead of having separate individual cabins, this hotel is just one building with seven stories. It has private balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows where guests can have a view of the Mocho Chosuenco Volcano and the Patagonian Andes. There are 55 rooms in this hotel and it will cost you US$315 for an overnight stay.
16. Inkaterra Reserve Amazonica Canopy Tree House
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
With a quarter mile, 103-foot high canopy walk that is elevated 90 feet off the ground, you will get a spectacular night-time view here at the Inkaterra Reserve Amazonica canopy tree house. The wooden floor and palm thatched roof gives you the feeling of being comfortably home even while you’re far away from the city. It costs approximately US$400 to spend a night here.
17. Tree House Lodge
Limon, Costa Rica
If you feel like reminiscing your childhood memories, this is the perfect place for you to go to. Found in the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica are four tree houses on a 10-acre ocean-front property. The Tree House Lodge is within Costa Rica’s Gandoca-Manzanilla Wildlife Refuge. Prepare to spend US$200 per night for two people, or spend $450-$600 per night at a room for six people.
18. Finca Bellavista
Finca Bellavista is a sustainable treehouse community which offers a private retreat for a limited number of guests. Here, you can explore the rainforest or simple bask in the wonder of the breathtaking view high above the ground. The community also features amenities such as a dining hall, bath house, and a wedding garden, among others.
19. 727 Fuselage Hotel
This Costa Rican destination is a great treehouse vacation for people who are looking to stay in a plane that is set atop the trees. The refurbished vintage Boeing plane houses two bedrooms, a private bath, a kitchen and dining area. It also has two private balconies which offer a breathtaking view of the ocean and the lush jungle.
20. The Human Nest
Big Sur, United States
The Human Nest in Big Sur, California was designed by local artist, Jayson Fann, who is famous for building nest houses around the world. This art installation he made at Treebones Resort consists of woven wood, and is considered by many as a “cocoon of peace.” It also has five campsites, 16 yurt huts, and a Sibley tent set on a platform. An overnight stay here ranges between $130 for the tent to $225-$255 for two people in the yurt hut.
21. Free Spirit Spheres
This eco-resort is set among the tall trees in the west coast rainforest of Vancouver, Canada. The sphere-shaped houses are supported by a web of ropes woven on the nearest trees. There are only three pods, and the smallest one is only nine feet in diameter. Each sphere has a kitchenette, bed, table, and chairs that are cleverly set in limited space.
22. Post Ranch Inn
Big Sur, United States
Up in the canopy of the forest hovers huge, beautiful tree houses. Here you can have a majestic view of the mountain and oceans. Suspended 1,500 feet above the ground, the tree houses in the Post Ranch Inn are all fully furnished with fireplaces, spa tubs, king-size beds, and private decks.
23. Treehouse Point
Issaquah, United States
Thirty minutes from Seattle you can find the Treehouse Point, which offers activities including guided treehouse tours, massages, and yoga. It also boasts a number fo meeting venues and wedding packages for couples looking to tie the knot in a romantic setting against towering trees and lush greenery.
24. Out ’N’ About Treesort
Oregon, United States
The Out ’N’ About Treesort is surrounded by the majestic views of the Siskiyou National Forest. It features family-oriented and exciting adventures such as an exhilarating ride on a zip line or the giant Tarzan swing.
25. Cedar Creek Treehouse
Mount Rainier, United States
This eco-friendly mountain retreat is located near the Mount Rainier National Park. The treehouse is around 50 feet from the ground in a centuries-old Western Red Cedar tree. Adventure lovers and sports enthusiasts will be able to enjoy various activities such as an 18-mile mountain bike ride or a cool refreshing swim in the creek.
26. Hapuka Lodge & Treehouses
Kaikoura, New Zealand
This modern country inn offers a unique and luxurious experience. There are five more tree houses that have been added to the lodge since it was built in 2006. The lodge was designed by its family owners who also added customized wooden furnishings to complement the look of the tree houses.
27. La Maison du Banian
Port Vila, Vanuatu
This treehouse is built against a banyan tree and provides a rustic yet charming holiday experience. La Maison du Banian has only one treehouse, which can only accommodate four guests. Set in the tropical bush, here you can look for tropical birds and flowers while enjoying homemade jams, pawpaw, and other local foods.
28. Yasur View Lodge
Tanna Island, Vanuatu
If you are looking to enjoy an eco-holiday with the right mix of adventure and relaxation, you should check out Yasur View Lodge’s treehouse. The lodge has two treehouses, as well as bungalows, a dormitory, and a camping site. You can take a tour around Tanna Island or take a trip to Mount Yasur’s active volcano. After that, you can also relax in a natural hot water spot on the river located at a nearby village.
29. Lion Sands Game Reserve Tree Houses
If you’re in search of a romantic place to go to, this open-air tree house in the middle of the African Bush is worth visiting. Part of the Lion Sands Game Reserve is three nature retreats – the Timyeleti Treehouse, Chalkley Treehouse, and Kingston Treehouse. Enjoy the scenery while being inside the open-air bedrooms set up on wooden platforms.