15 Luxury Treehouse Hotels to Live Out Your Childhood Dreams
A cool treehouse was a staple of childhood, but even adults can partake in the dream of spending a night in a room nestled among the branches. These days there are dozens of treehouse hotels around the world. Whether you’re looking for a lavish stay with all the top amenities or something rustic to reconnect to nature, there is a treehouse hotel out there for you. Here are 15 of the most amazing treehouse hotels, including spots in Thailand, South Africa and Sweden.
Chewton Glen (New Milton, United Kingdom)
Chewton Glen can be found along the southern coast of England, on the edge of New Forest National Park. The posh English manor house, which includes an expansive spa, has taken advantage of its woodsy location with a row of luxury treehouses, all of which feature balconies with their own hot tubs. The rooms are truly high-end, with elegant bathtubs and breakfast baskets delivered each morning, and they come with an equally high price tag. Opt for one of the Treehouse Hideaway Suites, or, if you want to come with a group, splurge on the brand-new Yews, which sleeps up to 12 people.
Under Canvas Glacier (Coram, Montanta)
Relax under the starry skies in Montana’s Glacier National Park at Under Canvas Glacier, a glamping site with tents up in the trees. Book The Tree House, a chic tent with amazing views that sleeps four (and even has a bathroom with running water). The camp features tons of activities, from whitewater rafting to llama trekking to horse riding, and you’ll chow down on western grub at the cowboy cookout. It’s open only from June through September, so be sure to book early if you want to snag The Tree House for a few nights.
Big Cypress Lodge (Memphis, Tennessee)
Downtown Memphis may not seem like the spot to find a treehouse hotel room, but Big Cypress Lodge, a wilderness-themed property, has four Treehouse Suites nestled in its hundred-foot indoor Cypress trees. Each can sleep up to eight guests and boast fireplaces and screened balconies that overlook the hotel’s Bass Pro Shop Pyramid. There’s bowling, a fitness center and dining options, as well as easy access to all that Memphis has to offer (including lots of great music venues). The rooms are rustic and definitely unusual, but they’re also fun, especially if your travel plans don’t allow you to go deep into the woods.
Free Spirit Spheres (Vancouver Island, British Columbia)
The Free Spirit Spheres, which are literally spherical rooms suspended from trees, are unlike anywhere you’ve ever stayed. There are three spheres to choose from deep in the coastal rainforest of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and guests can experience a new version of roughing it during a stay. (Psst: They’re not for the faint of heart—the spheres hang high above the forest floor and sway in the wind.) Back on the ground, there’s a ton to do, including hiking, fishing and kayaking. Stay any time of year, although summer is the most fun.
Tsala Treetop Lodge (Plettenberg Bay, South Africa)
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, is home to Tsala Treetop Lodge, a picturesque resort that features ten treetop suites and six two-bedroom treetop villas, as well as an open-air dining deck. Each treehouse room includes its own infinity pool and private deck, and there are even fireplaces to keep you cozy at night. It’s a popular honeymoon and wedding destination, but families will also find plenty to do in the area, including hiking, visiting a monkey sanctuary, paddle-boarding on the Keurbooms River and whale watching along the coast. Be sure to book an in-room spa treatment to take full advantage of your stay.
Lion Sands Game Reserve (Kruger National Park, South Africa)
Bunk up in a treehouse after spending the day on safari at Lion Sands Game Reserve, a luxury safari lodge in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. The treehouses, built high up to keep you safe from wild animals, are booked for a special night away from the main lodges, which are all seriously luxe. There are three treehouses to pick from, each with its own unique vibe, and each puts you right there under the stars. Keep your eyes peeled, you may even spot an elephant, giraffe or rhino from the treehouse as you eat breakfast.
Keemala Hotel Phuket
Reserve one of Keemala Hotel Phuket’s iconic Tree Pool Houses to experience life amid the plants of a Thailand rain forest. The two-floor rooms center around semi-circular swimming pools and look like something out of Star Wars when seen from afar. The hotel also features the Bird's Nest Pool Villas, which are similarly elevated in the trees with their own pools. There’s also a spa, beach access and, of course, dining and drinking with a view—if you can ever drag yourself away from your room.
andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge (Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania)
Marvel at the engineering of andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge’s silted treehouse suites, located in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania. There are nine suites, plus one family suite, and each includes outdoor showers, stand-alone bathtubs and exceptionally chic décor. The rate includes three meals a day, safaris around the park and laundry. (Seem like an ideal spot for a honeymoon or romantic getaway, right?)
Treehouse Lodge (Iquitos, Peru)
A treehouse hotel in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon is one thing. But the all-inclusive Treehouse Lodge is a whole other thing. And yes, that all-inclusive includes transportation to and from the airport, all meals and excursions. Activities include jungle walks, piranha fishing and kayaking on the Amazon, but guests can also just relax in the comfort of the resort, where most of the rooms are located more than 35 feet above the ground. Look for special yoga retreats at Treehouse Lodge, which invite visitors to hone their practice with spectacular views of the rain forest.
Treehotel (Harads, Sweden)
Treehotel, located in northern Sweden, is the OG of treehouse hotels. The resort features several unique elevated rooms, from a mirrored cube room to a UFO room, as well as a sauna and fitness classes. It’s best for outdoorsy travelers, as the local activities include hiking, kayaking and horse riding, but there’s no lack of amenities for those looking for comfort. Treehotel has its own high-end restaurant featuring Swedish cuisine and each room has a luxury feel. It’ll be hard to pick which room you prefer, but The Cabin is one of the coolest, jutting out of the trees in the most Instagrammable way.
Canopy Treehouses (Tarzali, Australia)
Venture into a private rainforest in Australia’s Cairns Highlands to find Canopy Treehouses, an ecoresort that features six treehouses. Each has a kitchen, balcony, hammock and spa bath, as well as several bedrooms, making it a great choice for a group outing or a family getaway. Private spa treatments are available in the rooms, but mostly you’ll want to get outside and experience the local hikes and fishing. Watch for wildlife like tree kangaroos, wallabies and brightly colored king parrots from your hotel window, and the staff will help send you to delicious restaurants and shops nearby.
Fish Hotel (Broadway, United Kingdom)
Head to the scenic Cotswolds to discover the Fish Hotel, a charming British property near the town of Broadway that has three chic treehouse rooms. Each sleeps two adults and two kids, and includes a wrap-around deck with outdoor baths and seating areas. The hotel itself boasts afternoon tea, private dining and a screening room—all on an expansive private country estate. It’s a great way to experience nature without actually having to go too far into nature, and it’s only a quick train ride from London in case you’re looking for a night of respite during a busy vacation.
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle (Chiang Rai, Thailand)
Head to Chiang Rai, Thailand, to discover the Four Seasons Tented Camp, a luxury property with open-air rooms that embrace the views. Although the tents are not technically treehouses, they are situated up high, giving you the sense that you’re staying in the treetops (opt for a Superior River-View Tent for the best sights). The camp itself has a riverside pool, wine cellar and spa, as well as access to excursions in the jungle and the elephant camp. During your stay, be sure to go all in on a dinner at the elephant camp, where you’ll dine in candlelight with a view of the animals.
Domaine de la Romaningue (Pompignac, France)
A more eclectic treehouse experience can be found in Pompignac, France, where Domaine de la Romaningue offers rustic accommodations in the heart of Bordeaux wine country. There are several treehouses, each named for a local wine variety, and three bubble rooms, which are clear, spherical tents ideal for those who’d rather stay close to the ground. The best part is that the treehouses can actually be accessed via zip line, so you can shoot over to your room in a harness way above the trees. There’s biking, walking trails, vineyard tours and golf easily accessible from the resort, and visitors can have dining baskets sent to their treehouse for relaxing outdoor meals.
Hapuku Lodge Tree Houses (Kaikoura, New Zealand)
Hapuku Lodge Tree Houses are settled on the south island of New Zealand in an actual deer breeding farm, so your elevated hotel room will look out over peaceful fields of animals grazing. It’s located near the coast, making beach access easy, and the five treehouses are situated over 30 feet high. Featuring contemporary decor and high-end amenities, the rooms are tranquil, with insane views of the mountains and ocean. Enjoy the Jacuzzi or fireplace sitting area, and dine on local cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant. There’s also a pool, sauna, local walking and biking trails, and nearby spots to learn how to surf.