Think tree houses are just rickety pieces of lumber crafted into backyard forts for kids? Think again. Tree house hotels are a fast-growing trend that allows anyone to escape the mundane with a new perspective on nature.
As more tree house hotels take root, the options can become overwhelming. Get a head start on your search with these amazing arboreal accommodations around the world.
Tranquil Resort (Kerala, India)
Take a dip in the pool or get an Ayurvedic massage for optimal relaxation when you stay in this tree house. Located in southern India, Tranquil’s tree houses are made from local coffee wood. Take a tour around the coffee and vanilla plantation that is located in the private estate.
The Human Nest (Big Sur, California)
The large, wood-woven accommodation is the perfect way to assimilate yourself with nature as it creates a cocoon of peace. The Resort has is just minutes away from Sand Dollar Beach and the main lodge has a restaurant, heated pool and hot tub overlooking the ocean
Gibbon Experience Project (Huay Xai, Laos)
For all those daredevils and nature lover out there, Gibbon Experience has a series of zip lines that crisscross the property, which has one of the country’s most pristine forests. This unique accommodation is also known for having some of the highest tree houses in the world.
Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses (Kaikoura, New Zealand)
The lodge includes five tree houses that are nested in the canopy of a Kanuka grove and designed to complement the natural environment. Visitors can spend their down time spotting seals and other marine animals in the coastline of Kaikoura.
Secluded Intown Tree House (Georgia, U.S.A)
This tree house is located just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Georgia. The three houses we created from salvaged items and are connected via a fairy-light-bedecked wooden bridge. If you’re looking for a more rustic and vintage tree house, this one is perfect for you!
Tree House Lodge (Limón, Costa Rica)
This remarkable tree house was built from fallen trees equipped with solar heating, a kitchen and a shower built around the crooks and roots of a massive 100-year-old Sangrillo tree. Visitors can also snorkel and kayak in the nearby Punta Uva Beach.
Maravu Plantation (Matei, Fiji)
This tree house is built in an ancient rain tree with a view of the turquoise-tinged South Pacific. Relax yourself with a massage after exploring the nearby pristine rainforest and 65-foor waterfalls.
Green Village (Badung, Bali)
The tree house is made entirely of bamboo and other green materials. Other than lying around in the hammock, guests can also tour the nearby bamboo factory and join workshops on bamboo home building.
Lion Sands Game Reserve (Kruger National Park, South Africa)
Stay out in the open-air tree house in the middle of the African Bush. Guests will be completely exposed to the vast wilderness right outside the room. Enjoy late night activities such as stargazing while keeping your ears peeled the sounds of the animals to spot the next day. Lion Sands offers game drives, walking safaris, and helicopter rides over the Blyde River Canyon.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (Tanzania)
The lodge has such a great location that guests will often see animals roam around the grounds. In addition to being next to Lake Magadi and inside an old volcanic crater, the Lodge sits perfectly between the Serengeti National Park, the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, and Mount Kilimanjaro.
727 Fuselage Hotel (Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica)
The 727 Fuselage Hotel sits high above the ocean in the lush Costa Rican jungle. The plane is a vintage 1965 Boeing 727 that was refurbished. The vast beach below has areas for riding horses and sun bathing.
Kadir’s Tree House (Olympos, Turkey)
For all those backpackers out there searching for an easy-going vacation, staying at Kadir’s Tree House offers a lot of activities from hiking to rock climbing as well as diving at the Olympos Beach. This entire area of Turkey is littered with Roman ruins including the Lost City of Chimera which is very easy to get to.
Châteaux dans les Arbres (France)
Each of the tree house is modelled after French Castles and these designs are truly fir for your inner royalty persona. These magical tree houses are even equipped with hot tubs.
Finca Bellavista (Zona Sur, Costa Rica)
This self-sustainable tree house is totally off the grid and only uses solar energy and collects rain water for a more eco-friendly approach. The buildings are connected with bridges, ladders, and zip lines, making it the ultimate exploration adventure for visitors.
Free Spirit Spheres (Vancouver Island, Canada)
Looking like large eyeballs floating in the forest, these orbs are suspended in the middle of multiple trees, which are tethered to other trees. Guests will feel a gentle sway when they are in the spherical tree house. The inside of the room is much bigger as there is enough space for a bed, table and chairs inside the small space.
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