“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 lo 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.
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.
If you’re going to spend your vacation in a French chateau 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.
Going 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.
There are various treehouses available for rent in 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.
This mini village can house up to 110 visitors. Backpackers this place as they can set up campfires and hang out in a hippie commune. These treehouses have 45 elevated units and two minibars that cater to travelers aged 20 and up. Each unit has one to 8 beds each, costing US $10-30 per night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ly pagodas and botanical garden.
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 resort.
The Gibbon Experience is one of 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 rides.
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.
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 in a canopy treehouse. The wooden floor and palm-thatched roof give you the feeling of being comfortably at home even while you’re far away from the city. It costs approximately US$400 to spend a night here.
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 treehouses 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 on a room for six people.
Finca Bellavista is a sustainable treehouse community that offers a private retreat for a limited number of guests. Here, you can explore the rainforest or simply bask in the wonder of the breathtaking view high above the ground. The community also features amenities such as a dining hall, bathhouse, and a wedding garden, among others.
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 a dining area. It also has two private balconies which offer a breathtaking view of the ocean and the lush jungle.
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.
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.
Up in the canopy of the forest hovers huge, beautiful treehouses. Here you can have a majestic view of the mountain and oceans. Suspended 1,500 feet above the ground, the treehouses in the Post Ranch Inn are all fully furnished with fireplaces, spa tubs, king-size beds, and private decks.
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 of meeting venues and wedding packages for couples looking to tie the knot in a romantic setting against towering trees and lush greenery.
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 zipline or the giant Tarzan swing.
This eco-friendly mountain retreat is located near Mount Rainier National Park. The treehouse is around 50 feet from the ground in a centuries-old Western Red Cedar tree. Adventure rs 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.
This modern country inn offers a unique and luxurious experience. There are five 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 lo of the treehouses.
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 lo for tropical birds and flowers while enjoying homemade jams, pawpaw, and other local foods.
If you are looking to enjoy an eco-holiday with the right 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 in a nearby village.
If you’re in search of a romantic place to go to, this open-air treehouse 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.
There you have it, a bunch of mighty fine-looking tree houses to add to your list of amazing places to stay. These are really something off the beaten track and worth every penny spent. Did we miss any good ones? Tell us your favorites in the comments section below.