From Africa to Ohio, these properties offer a unique place to lay your head high above the world.
Tired of the typical hotel accommodations? You may want to opt for a stay in a treehouse. Not quite your childhood treehouse, these amazing properties put you close to nature and offer incredible privacy in breathtaking settings. Read on to discover the top treehouse hotels across the globe.
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Sunset at the Palms: Negril, Jamaica
Though you might be in a treehouse at this adults-only, all-inclusive resort in Jamaica, you'll be wrapped in luxury in its accommodations. Set in expansive gardens with walkways throughout, each treehouse features tall ceilings, dark wood floors, a satellite television, free Wi-Fi access, a modern bathroom and a private porch with a daybed. Outside your room or suite, you can enjoy activities like snorkeling, kayaking and cooking classes when you're not relaxing on the white sand beach or hanging out at the pool. The property is also home to the Ginger Lily Spa and six eateries and bars.
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The Mohicans: Glenmont, Ohio
Stay in treehouses designed by Pete Nelson of Discovery Channel's "Treehouse Masters" at The Mohicans. Known to host celebrities like Matthew McConaughey, this Ohio property offers six treehouse options, which range from single rooms and lofts to a two-bedroom space with a corrugated metal exterior. Some come with full baths, while others include outdoor showers. The accommodations feature unique touches like cathedral windows, solid mahogany doors, bridges for access and 100-year-old barn wood accents. When you're ready to depart your home in the trees, enjoy hiking the area's trails and three state parks.
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The Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses: Kaikoura, New Zealand
The Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses, located on a deer-breeding farm on New Zealand's South Island, offers guests five treehouse accommodations, plus lodge rooms and a three-bedroom house. Inside each of the treehouses, which sit above a Kanuka grove, visitors will find large windows with views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean, as well as a fireplace and furnishings built by local woodworkers. Most of the property's treehouses come with one bedroom, but for more space, groups can reserve one of the two-bedroom family treehouses. Guests also receive complimentary breakfast and dinner and can participate in activities like swimming, surfing and mountain biking.
(Courtesy of The Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses)
Lakeside Treehouse: Aurora, New York
Book a cottage with a treehouse in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York via Glamping Hub or Airbnb. Set on Cayuga Lake, this pet-friendly treehouse boasts a bedroom, a bathroom and a small deck overlooking the lake. Borrow a kayak or cook dinner on an outdoor barbecue grill before watching the sun set from the deck, dock or fire pit area. Or, take advantage of indoor amenities like a full kitchen in the cottage and a living room with a satellite TV.
(Courtesy of Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council)
Lions Sands Game Reserve: Kruger National Park, South Africa
These open-air treehouses put you right in the heart of the bush in South Africa. Ideal for those looking to go off the grid while on safari in Kruger National Park, Lion Sands' treehouses do not have electricity. Your only connection to the outside world will be via radio contact with the on-site field guide. Available amenities include canopy beds, toilets and small dining tables, which all sit on large decks. One treehouse also offers a shower. And on the day you arrive, you'll be treated to a picnic dinner. The treehouses are positioned above the ground, ensuring you are safe throughout your stay, though you may occasionally hear hippos, lions and hyenas.
(Courtesy of Lion Sands Game Reserve)
Primland: Meadows of Dan, Virginia
If you want to relax in the treetops by Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, bed down in one of three treehouses at Primland. Built around the branches and trunks of trees, these adults-only cabins have spacious decks and come with one bedroom and one bath. The Golden Eagle treehouse was custom made in France and built so that no nails were hammered into its host oak tree. What's more, the treehouses sit up to 2,700 feet above the ground, so you're bound to see stars at night. When you're ready to climb down from your perch, you can enjoy resort amenities like an 18-hole golf course, a spa with Native American-inspired treatments, horseback riding, sport shooting and fly-fishing.
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Great Huts Resort: Port Antonio, Jamaica
Take a step into Africa while vacationing in Jamaica at this colorful eco-resort. Nestled on cliffs within a lush jungle, Great Huts Resort offers African-style huts and treehouses as accommodations. Choose from unusual options like the Almond Tree House (which was built around an almond tree), the Fig Tree House with a canoe-shaped bathtub, and the Bamboo Tree House with a private Jacuzzi and a deck with a hammock. All come with access to a cable TV and Wi-Fi in the lobby, plus daily breakfast. Three restaurants, yoga classes and massages (for a fee), a walking path and a weekly African cultural show are available on-site as well.
(Courtesy of Great Huts Resort)
Sanctuary Baines' Camp: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Featuring a treehouse-influenced design without being in a tree, Sanctuary Baines' Camp's accommodations sit atop raised platforms next to the Moremi Game Reserve and the Boro River. Many of the camp's structures are built from recycled cans, and the property's five suites offer wooden decks where guests can sleep outdoors or bathe under the stars. Visitors can also eat brunch with elephants, enjoy game drives and walking safaris, and experience high tea. The resort even has its own private airstrip for accessing the camp.
(Courtesy of Sanctuary Retreats)
Winvian Farm: Morris, Connecticut
This 113-acre luxury resort in the Litchfield Hills area of Connecticut is home to a two-story treehouse with many modern amenities, including two gas fireplaces, a king-sized bed, a steam shower, a Jacuzzi and a full bar. The first floor features the bedroom and bathroom, while the second floor comprises the living area. Additional facilities, such as a farm-to-table restaurant, a 5,000-square-foot spa and a seasonal outdoor pool, are also available on the resort grounds.
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Playa Viva: Juluchuca, Mexico
You'll sit oceanfront in this treehouse at Playa Viva, a yoga resort in southwest Mexico. Situated 6 feet above the ground, the treehouse features a king-sized bed, a lounge area with a hammock built into the floor, and a private bathroom just down the stairs. Plus, the nightly rate covers daily yoga sessions (excluding Sundays), all meals and drinks, and common area Wi-Fi access. Stay three or more nights and you'll also receive complimentary transfers to and from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport. Additional amenities available at this 200-acre resort include a mile-long private beach, an Aztec archaeological site and a turtle sanctuary.
(Courtesy of Playa Viva)
Historic Banning Mills: Banning, Georgia
A romantic escape about 45 miles southwest of Atlanta, the Historic Banning Mills bed-and-breakfast offers multiple treetop retreats with jetted tubs, gas fireplaces and covered decks overlooking a gorge. Each treehouse, which can only be accessed by a skybridge, also boasts a microwave, a minifridge and a Keurig coffee maker. Additionally, treehouse rates include daily complimentary breakfast, as well as use of the on-site facilities, which include 80-plus acres of nature trails, a seasonal swimming pool, a miniature golf course, a billiards room, sports courts and more.
(Courtesy of Historic Banning Mills)
Arctic TreeHouse Hotel: Rovaniemi, Finland
Panoramic views of the northern lights are what you'll find at the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel. Located just outside of Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle, this property features comfy treehouses with beds facing floor-to-ceiling windows, bathrooms with heated floors and rain showers, free Wi-Fi access and espresso machines, among other amenities. Seven also come with kitchenettes, and breakfast is included in all room rates. Enhance your stay with a visit to the Arctic Forest Spa (which resides in the middle of a forest) or the Santa Claus Secret Forest during the holidays.
(Courtesy of the Arctic Treehouse Hotel)
KA BRU Forest: Itacaré, Brazil
You'll have a front-row seat to the Atlantic Rainforest at KA BRU Forest's treehouse villa. Situated approximately 155 miles southwest of Salvador, this treehouse boasts a large terrace and an open floor plan with indoor-outdoor living. The structure, built from 60-year-old demolition woods, comes equipped with an open-air shower, a kitchen, a private pool and a yoga deck. Breakfast is complimentary daily, and the on-site KA BRU Restaurant is available for other meals. What's more, you'll find plenty of ways to get active outside, including kayaking, hiking and surfing.
(Courtesy of Patrick Armbruster)
Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica: Puerto Maldonado, Peru
A resort nestled deep in the Peruvian Amazon, Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica is home to one treehouse, which you can only reach from the property's Canopy Walkway. The Walkway itself is a marvel, measuring more than 1,000 feet long. It sits 73 feet above the forest floor, as does the treehouse. While you can visit the treehouse to spot wildlife and enjoy a drink or dinner, the staff can also transform it into a room for the night with two beds, a portable toilet and binoculars. Additionally, guests who stay overnight receive personal guide, butler and driver services.
(Courtesy of Inkaterra Hotels)
Snow Bear Chalets: Whitefish, Montana
Whitefish Mountain Resort's Snow Bear Chalets offers ski-in, ski-out treehouses for winter sports enthusiasts who want to get close to nature. The three treehouses sit less than a minute away from a chairlift, come equipped with four to eight beds and span two or three levels. All feature large windows with mountain views, as well as private hot tubs, gas fireplaces, lofts and outdoor decks.
(Courtesy of Whitefish Mountain Resort)
Soneva Kiri: Koh Kood, Thailand
Located on a gorgeous but lesser-known island in Thailand, Soneva Kiri boasts a unique amenity for its guests: tree pod dining. Visitors are hoisted to the treetops to dine in a bamboo pod, where they can savor gourmet cuisine while taking in stunning ocean and rainforest vistas. Available for breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner, the two-hour experience features food and beverage service from waiters who travel between the trees by zip line. The resort also offers beachfront and rainforest villas with private butlers, a spa, an open-air theater and an observatory for stargazing.
(Paul Raeside/Courtesy of Soneva Kiri)
Doe Bay Resort & Retreat: Olga, Washington
This treehouse on Orcas Island (which is part of the San Juan Islands of Washington state) offers wraparound decks with water views. Designed and built for DIY Network's television show "The TreeHouse Guys," the 38-acre Doe Bay Resort & Retreat's treehouse includes a sitting area with a sleeper sofa and a loft with a queen-sized bed accessible only by ladder. This cabin also comes equipped with electricity, a bathroom with a toilet and sink, and a minifridge. What's more, activities such as kayaking excursions, massages and yoga classes can be enjoyed on-site.
(Courtesy of The Doe Bay Resort & Retreat)
Dominican Tree House Village: Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic
The Dominican Tree House Village, which uses local materials and labor to help support area communities, is located in the Samana Peninsula in a breezy valley. Travelers can choose from four types of treehouses, including the Coffee Tree Family treehouse, which comes with both a queen-sized bed and a bunk bed for kids, and the more spacious VIP treehouse, offering the highest views and an outdoor shower. All are 10 to 40 feet above the ground and have attached or nearby bathrooms with toilets, showers and sinks. Treehouse guests are also treated to free breakfast and dinner daily, and lots of adventurous activities are available on-site, such as horseback riding, off-roading, biking, zip lining, whale watching and more.
(Courtesy of the Dominican Tree House Village)
TreeCasa Resort: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
In addition to offering canopy suites, this lush 450-acre resort on Nicaragua's Emerald Coast gives guests the opportunity to stay in its large two-story Casa Arbol treehouse. Featuring space for up to four guests, this treehouse boasts a kitchenette, a living area, a wraparound deck and a bathroom with an outdoor shower. Walk up a flight of stairs and you'll find the master bedroom with a two-person outdoor shower and a balcony. The treehouse also comes with air conditioning, Wi-Fi access and a coffee maker, among other amenities. Other perks like a yoga deck, an organic garden and pools with a waterslide and waterfall are available on-site as well.
(Courtesy of TreeCasa Resort)
Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve Canopy Village: Neltume, Chile
At the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve in Chilean Patagonia, guests can stay in one of two Canopy Village shelters elevated more than 16 feet above the ground. Each features a camper bed with a mat and blanket, a folding table, a stove or radiator, a private outdoor or indoor bathroom, and windows with rainforest vistas. Common areas range from a kitchen for preparing food to a terrace with grills to connected walkways for wildlife viewing. Plus, visitors can sign up for adventurous activities like trekking, rafting and mountain biking.
(Courtesy of Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve Canopy Village)
Miramichi Treehouse & Camping Adventures: Miramichi, New Brunswick
This 200-acre campsite by Canada's Black River has an outdoor pool, nature trails, a playground and 12 treehouses, which vary greatly in their amenities. Most offer small decks, picnic tables and fire pits, and some come with electricity and minifridges. Several also have bathrooms with toilets and sinks for a slightly more deluxe experience. Keep in mind that none are equipped with heating and bedding, so pack accordingly.
(Courtesy of Miramichi Treehouse & Camping Adventures)
Acre Baja: San José del Cabo, Mexico
A boutique hotel in the trees? That's what you'll find less than 25 miles northeast of Cabo San Lucas at Acre Baja. The treehouses at this property were built by Mexican artisans and feature walls made from local trees. Each has its own path for privacy, plus in-room perks like a bathroom, a king-sized bed, a large patio, an outdoor shower and high-speed internet access. When you book a treehouse, you'll also receive a two-course breakfast each day of your stay and access to morning yoga classes, a pool, gardens and resident animals like a donkey, goats, peacocks and roosters.
(Courtesy of Gina & Ryan Photography)
The Island Hideout: Koh Yao Noi, Thailand
Enjoy views of Phang Nga Bay and the Thai jungle at these "hideouts" on Koh Yao Noi. Built with eco-friendly materials, each accommodation measures 700 square feet and features a king-sized bed, an open-air bathroom, an authentic Thai sarong and drinking water replenished daily. But remember, modern conveniences like electricity, TVs and Wi-Fi access are not available here. Outside the treehouse-style lodges, you'll find a farm-to-table restaurant that serves traditionally cooked Thai cuisine by candlelight. Activities, such as massages, jungle trekking and boat trips to nearby islands, are available as well.
(Courtesy of The Island Hideout)
Matangi Private Island Resort: Matangi Island, Fiji
Located on a 240-acre private island in Fiji, Matangi Private Island Resort's split-level treehouses are popular with couples looking for the ultimate privacy. These 850-square-foot accommodations sit just a few steps from the beach and come equipped with air conditioning, plus many unique features. Cool off in the outdoor lava rock shower, soak in the outdoor Jacuzzi, take in expansive water views from the spacious sun deck, snooze on the king-sized daybed, and savor a fresh supply of cookies daily. When you're ready to rejoin the world, relax on the resort's white sand beaches, snorkel or scuba dive in its waters, or visit the on-site spa.
(Courtesy of Matangi Private Island Resort)
Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa: New Milton, England
For a luxurious twist on a classic treehouse, head to Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, an upscale resort situated about 100 miles southwest of London. Each treehouse suite is set 35 feet above the ground and boasts its own terrace and outdoor hot tub. Inside, visitors will find a king-sized bed; a kitchenette with a dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave; heated floors; a marble bathroom with a freestanding tub and walk-in shower; and a sitting room. The resort also offers two restaurants, as well as a spa, tennis courts, walking trails, an outdoor pool and a nine-hole golf course.
(Courtesy of Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa)
Treehouse Utopia: Utopia, Texas
Treehouse Utopia comprises four treehouses set to open in Texas Hill Country in summer 2018. Every treehouse will have a sitting room, a bedroom, a full bathroom and spacious decks, as well as French-inspired decor that pays homage to the owner and chefs training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. The Chapelle, named for French countryside chapels, aims to give guests a spiritual feeling, while the Chateau will be the largest – at two stories – and most luxurious. The Biblioteque will feature bookshelves, a fireplace and comfy chairs, and in the Carousel, visitors will find whimsical touches like an antique carousel panel repurposed as a headboard and a chandelier made from an antique carousel horse.
(Courtesy of Treehouse Utopia)
Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center: Milton, Florida
The Lorax Loft at Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center in the Florida Panhandle is a treehouse with cozy amenities like a fireplace, a soaking tub and a king-sized bed. Other highlights include a deck and a kitchen with a minifridge, stovetop, microwave and coffee maker. And on the property grounds, guests have access to various outdoor activities, including volleyball, horseshoes, kayaking, zip lining and biking.
(Courtesy of The Lorax Loft)
Chaa Creek: San Ignacio, Belize
You may have heard of Jacuzzi suites, but did you know you can find one in a treehouse? At Chaa Creek, an eco-resort nestled within a 400-acre nature reserve in western Belize, the Treetop Suites promise to give you a bird's-eye view of the rainforest. Outdoor Jacuzzis are prime spots for stargazing, and birds like toucans and parrots are occasionally spotted flying by. Plus, all rates cover daily breakfast for two and access to an outdoor pool and the resort's butterfly farm. You can also enjoy free on-site activities like canoeing the Macal River, birding and hiking.
(Courtesy of Chaa Creek)
Tarangire Treetops: Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Indulge your treehouse fantasies right on the border of Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. At this Elewana-affiliated resort, you'll find some of the largest bedrooms of any camp or lodge in East Africa, each with an en suite bathroom and a private balcony with open views of the surrounding plains and wildlife. The Main Lodge is built around a 1,000-year-old baobab tree, and available activities range from walking safaris and evening game drives in the park to tours of a local Masai village.
(Courtesy of Tarangire Treetops)
Hotel Skyler Syracuse, Tapestry Collection by Hilton: Syracuse, New York
At Hotel Skyler, the first LEED Platinum-certified hotel in Syracuse, guests will find two Treehouse Suites that overlook Golisano Children's Hospital. The suites were inspired by the two-story treehouse at the hospital, which serves as its spiritual care area. Each suite features treehouse-influenced amenities, such as a loft sleeping area, under-the-stairs bunks and treehouse-themed beds. Plus, half of the room rate is donated to the hospital. All rooms also come with walk-in showers, flat-screen TVs, refrigerators and free Wi-Fi access.
(Courtesy of Hotel Skyler Syracuse