The Best Places to Sleep in a Treehouse

18 Dec The Best Places to Sleep in a Treehouse

“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.

Europe


1. TREEHOTEL, Harads – Sweden

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.

birdsnest
mirror cube
UFO
cabin

Various treehouses at the Treehotel in Harads, Sweden by Treehotel.se

2. LES CABANES dans les bois, Landry – France

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.

Cabanes du Bois Landry

Cabanes du Bois Landry by Catie Clase on Flickr

3. CHATEAUX DAN LES ARBRES, Nojals-et-Clotte – France

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.

Monbazillac Treehouse

Monbazillac Treehouse by Дмитрий Кругляк on Flickr

4. LE DOMAINE DES ORMES, Dol-de-Bretagne – France

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.

Le Domaine des Ormes

Le Domaine des Ormes by Y. Gautier on Flickr

5. LA CABANE EN L’AIR, Neuilly-sur-Seine – France

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.

La Cabane En L’air

La Cabane En L’air by Isabelle on Flickr

6. KADIR’S TREE HOUSE, Olympos – Turkey

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.

Kadir Treehouse

Kadir Treehouse by brunobatic on Flickr

7. 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.

Castle cottage treehouse

Castle cottage treehouse on castlecottage.info

8. CABANES ALS ARBRES, Girona – Spain

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.

Cabanes Als Arbres

Cabanes Als Arbres by cabanesalsarbres.com

Asia


9. GREEN VILLAGE, Bali – Indonesia

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.

Green Village bamboo villas

Green Village bamboo villas on greenvillagebali.com

10. BANGKOK TREE HOUSE – Thailand

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.

Bangkok Tree House

Bangkok Tree House on Facebook

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 views 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.

Sanya Nanshan Treehouse

Sanya Nanshan Treehouse by Kelly Brown on Flickr

12. TRANQUIL RESORT, Kerala – India

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.

Tranquil Tree Villa

Tranquil Tree Villa on tranquilresort.com

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.

The world’s highest treehouses

The world’s highest treehouses on gibbonexperience.org

South America


14. ARIAU AMAZON TOWERS, Manaus – Brazil

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.

Ariau Amazon Towers Hotel

Ariau Amazon Towers Hotel by Maurício Almeida on Flickr

15. NOTHOFAGUS HOTEL AND SPA, Neltume – Chile

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.

Nothofagus Hotel and Spa

Nothofagus Hotel and Spa on huilohuilo.com

16. INKATERRA RESERVA 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.

inkatera amazonica

Take a stroll in the canopy to your room

North America


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.

treehouse lodge

The inside is very cosy on costaricatreehouse.com

18. FINCA BELLAVISTA – Costa Rica

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.

Finca Bellavista Treehouse

Finca Bellavista Treehouse on Facebook

19. 727 FUSELAGE HOTEL – Costa Rica

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.

727 fuselage hotel

Nothing unusual to see here…..

20. THE HUMAN NEST, California – 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.

The Nest at Treebones

Treehouse at Treebones Resort, Big Sur, California by Filosoph on Flickr

21. FREE SPIRIT SPHERES, Vancouver – Canada

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.

Free Spirit Spheres

Free Spirit Spheres by Kyle Greenberg on Flickr

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.

Post Ranch Inn Tree House

Post Ranch Inn Tree House on postranchinn.com

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.

Treehouse Point

Treehouse Point by Tony Guyton on Flickr

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.

Out’n’About Treehouse Resort

Out’n’About Treehouse Resort on Facebook

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.

Cedar Creek Treehouse

Cedar Creek Treehouse by Damon Kiley on Flickr

Oceania


26. HAPUKU LODGE AND TREE HOUSES, 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.

Hapuku Lodge Treehouses

Hapuku Lodge Treehouses by Mr. Sloth on Flickr

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.

La Maison du Banian in Port Vila

La Maison du Banian in Port Vila

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 in the river located at a nearby village.

Yasur View Lodge

Yasur View Lodge on yasurviewlodge.com

Africa


29. LION SANDS GAME RESERVE TREE HOUSES – South Africa

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 are 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.

Chalkley Treehouse Amazing Outdoor Hotel in Lion Sands

Chalkley Treehouse Amazing Outdoor Hotel in Lion Sands by John Kent on Flickr

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