If you’re looking for an out of this world vacation, consider booking a treehouse hotel. These amazing retreats are nothing like the one-room, made of scraps and two-by-fours escapes of your childhood. Treehouse rentals come in all shapes and sizes ranging from super luxe to elevated campsites that let you feel at one with nature. And these days you can find one just about anywhere in the world.
Recapture a bit of your lost youth, surround yourself with the wonder of nature and plan an unforgettable family vaycay at one of these treehouse rentals.
1. Nature Observatorio • Manzanillo, Limon, Costa Rica
The Nature Observatorio overlooks the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge on the coast of Costa Rica. This is one of the most eco-friendly destinations you’ll find. It’s a short hike through the jungle to the suspended Observatorio, which is constructed without harming any trees and uses only rainwater and solar energy. It offers a breathtaking panoramic view over the jungle canopy.
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2. TreeHouse Point • Fall City, Washington
This treehouse hotel was built by renowned treehouse builder and host of Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters, Pete Nelson. There are six rustic masterpieces to choose from and when you climb down there’s plenty of hiking and other activities to keep you busy.
3. Treehouse Hotel • Port Lympne Reserve, Kent England
You may not associate England with African safaris but the Port Lympne Reserve in Kent has an incredible collection of rare and endangered species as well as the world’s largest gorillarium, The Palace of the Apes. To complete your experience, the Treehouse Hotel offers sleek, luxurious accommodations overlooking the grounds.
4. Lion Sands Game Reserve • Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa
For a true African safari experience, you must spend a few nights in one of the treehouses at the Lion Sands Game Reserve in South Africa. Nothing compares to falling asleep directly under the Milky Way and waking to the sounds of elephants in the distance.
5. A Teton Tree House • Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Have a total mountain adventure at the Grand Teton National Park and keep the mood going at nearby A Teton Tree House. Instead of the usual individual treetop lodging, this is one big treehouse hotel with six guest rooms.
6. Tropical Treehouse • Rincón, Puerto Rico
Rincón, Puerto Rico is a surfer’s paradise complete with gorgeous beaches and lush tropical foliage where you’ll find the Tropical Treehouse. These unique, eco-friendly structures called ‘hooches’ start at a single point on the ground and expand upward where they are suspended from the trees. You’ll never want to leave.
7. Hawaii Volcano Treehouse • Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park,
On the other side of the U.S., the Hawaii Volcano Treehouses are the perfect accommodations for a visit to the Hawai’i Volcanos National Park. Skye “The Treehouse Guy” hand-built both structures 20 feet above the ground, around ohia trees, using recycled materials and the trees themselves to create these incredible living spaces.
8. Arau Amazon Towers • Manaus, Brazil
Manaus, Brazil’s largest city, is a fascinating combination of bustling urbanity and Amazonian jungle. A stay in one of Arau Amazon Towers’ luxurious private treehouses is the perfect way to take it all in.
9. Cedar Creek Treehouse • Ashford, Washington
The Cedar Creek Treehouse is just outside of Mount Rainier National Park and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This bed and breakfast is located 50 feet above ground in a 200-year-old cedar tree. You can check out the 82-foot high spiral Stairway to Heaven and take a tour of the Floating Treehouse and Sunbridge.
10. Treehotel • Harads, Sweden
If you love Scandinavian design, the Treehotel needs to go on your bucket list now. The Brittas hostel is homebase, where you eat meals in an authentic 19030s-50s setting. Then enjoy a Tree Sauna and stay in one of Treehotel’s six stunning rooms. The Mirrorcube is made of mirrored glass, which reflects the surrounding trees; The Bird’s Nest looks just like a giant nest on the outside while inside it’s über modern and The UFO speaks for itself.