1 March 2018 |

A room with a view: 10 stunning treetop retreats


Remember those hot, summer days you spent as a child, playing in treehouses and hunting for bugs? All good fun until someone got a splinter. Happily, you can revisit the best bits of those childhood adventures with a stay at one of these 10 amazing treehouse hotels.

From simple wooden lodges to luxurious treetop chalets, we’ve got something for even the most committed city-dwellers. And not a rope ladder in sight.

 1. Livingroom Treehouses, Machynlleth, Wales

Surrounded by beautiful Welsh woodland, shimmering streams and tranquil walks, these unique treehouses have everything you’d expect of a treehome-from-home. They’re also within wandering distance of the local pub. Ideal for getting (not TOO far) away from it all.

2. Treehotel, Harads, Sweden 

Ever wanted to stay in a mirrored cube suspended from a tree? How about a UFO? Or a bird’s nest? These Arctic architectural delights are a design-lover’s dream. Come for the #treehousesofinstagram, stay for the Northern Lights and snowmobiling.

3. Bird’s Nest Treehouses, Keemala, Thailand

For a bird’s nest experience a little further afield, these woven cliff-top treehouses are not to be missed. Each has its own infinity pool looking out towards the ocean or rainforest. That’s right. An infinity pool. In the trees. In Thailand. When can we go?

4. Kwetsani Safari Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Lions, cheetahs and hippos, oh my! Set in a huge private wildlife reserve, these five en-suite chalets are perched amongst the palm trees. Punctuate safari trips with frankly ridiculous views across the floodplains from your private plunge pool. 

5. Free Spirit Spheres, Vancouver Island, Canada

Meet Eve, Eryn and Melody – three mesmerising spherical treehouses, swaying gently in an enchanted coastal rainforest on Vancouver Island. You won’t need your meditation app here. Bliss.

6. Teahouse Tetsu, Hokuto City, Japan

Ok, so technically this isn’t a treehouse hotel, but we couldn’t resist including this minimalist-yet-whimsical teahouse, floating amongst the pink cherry blossoms. Is there a more perfect setting for a cuppa?

7. Tree Inn, Dörverden, Germany 

You know what most hotels are missing? A PACK OF WOLVES. Yes, this treehouse is located within a wolf sanctuary. By day, you can enjoy the guided tours and wolf exhibitions, and by night you can sleep safely suspended in a beautiful treetop den. Now that’s what we call a wild weekend.

8. Fernie Castle Treehouse, Fife, Scotland

Who wouldn’t want to star in their own fairy tale? With fairy lights twinkling against stained-glass windows and fairy-themed murals, this Robin hood-style treetop castle is perfect for a romantic weekend away – if you don’t mind a few sprites and unicorns for company. 

9. Finca Bellavista, Zona Sur, Costa Rica 

For an eco-friendly adventure, check out this off-grid, solar-powered community of treehouse lodges in Costa Rica. Explore the surrounding rainforest via zip lines and platforms, share meals in open-air cabins and spend lazy afternoons by the nearby waterfalls. It’s paradise on stilts.

10. The Woodsman’s Treehouse, Dorset, England

If we ever win the lottery, you’ll find us living here. This. Is. Serious. This stylish treehouse takes glamping to another level (two levels, in fact, with a hot tub for two on top). Think open-air shower, revolving wood-burning stove, and indoor copper soaking tub. And when you want to return to ground level, there’s even a slide to bring you back to the forest floor!

We think you’ll agree - treehouses are not just for kids!

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