We Want to Spend the Night in One of These 8 Awesome Tree Houses
Looking for a way to branch out on your next vacation? Literally? Amazing tree-house hotels are cropping up all over the world, giving guests a chance to live out their Swiss Family Robinson fantasies in real life.
1. TreeHouse Point, Washington: The mecca of all tree houses is located right here in the States. You can shack up just 30 minutes outside Seattle in one of the six houses at TreeHouse Point, built by Peter Nelson, of Animal Planet’s hit show “Treehouse Masters.” It didn’t seem strange at all to our editors that the Fall City-based property specializes in elopement packages, with an on-staff officiant to legalize your vows. Your treetop getaway/honeymoon could feature luxurious bedding, iPod docks, private yoga, and massage services—with rates starting at $225 per night.
(Courtesy: Treehouse Point)
2. Treehotel, Sweden: Attempting to blend into the environment both ecologically and aesthetically, Treehotel has five architecturally stunning rooms set among centuries-old pines. There are mirrors for walls in the MirrorCube room, while the aptly named Bird’s Nest room looks exactly like it sounds. Spend your days hiking the forest before retiring to the main lodge for meals and for the ultimate in Scandinavian relaxation: a 12-person tree sauna.
(Courtesy: The Treehotel)
3. Tsala Treetop Lodge, South Africa: The words jungle and glamour don’t typically go hand in hand, but the Tsala Treetop Lodge offers just that mix on South Africa’s famed Garden Route, near Plettenberg Bay. Starting at $190 per person per night, including breakfast, the 10 lofty suites and six villas blend eco and luxury. Personal wraparound decks look out over the ancient canopy of the Tsitsikamma Forest.
(Courtesy: Tsala Treetop Lodge)