Every kid loves their treehouse hideaway and all the magic that is dreamed up while playing or hanging out in it. Just because we grow up does not mean all that magic disappears - we can still find that little kid inside somewhere. Our idea of the perfect treehouse just changes a little, reaching new levels as we have gotten a little older, with the hope of a few additional home comforts for us to enjoy. Now, there are luxury treehouses around the world that are sure to bring that magic back to life, bring you to a dreamland and make you feel like a kid again but with a little style. Here are a few top treehouse stays throughout the world that you will fall in love with and will have you not wanting to leave.
PLAYA VIVA – JULUCHUCA, MEXICO
If you are looking for a beachy getaway with the ocean is calling your name, Mexico has a remote resort called the Playa Viva that is the perfect choice! Here you will be whisked away from the tourist crowds that you naturally picture when you think of Mexico. Instead, you can enjoy a beautiful hidden retreat made for the queen (or king) that you are. The resort sits on a private beach on the Western Coast of Mexico and is the perfect relaxing escape.
The resort features a treehouse room that sits about six feet above the ground and, of course, it’s not just your average treehouse. You will be among the sun-soaked palm trees with the room itself being constructed with them as a base adding support. Your house in the trees has every luxury you could want from a comfy king bed with ensuite, along with ocean views and canopy floor hammock while still sticking to the resorts eco conscious ethos. With yoga classes daily and even an onsite turtle sanctuary, you won’t be disappointed with this treat of a stay.
SILKY OAKS LODGE – PORT DOUGLAS, QLD, AUSTRALIA
If you want a longer getaway and looking for something truly luxurious, Australia has just the place for you. Silk Oaks Lodge is where your treehouse dreams meet your luxurious taste. The resort is located on the Mossman river in Daintree Rainforest National Park, and while you can’t swim in the river due to strong currents and certain reptilian wildlife (yep, crocodiles), it’s a stunning place to watch the world go by. If you are set on taking a little dip, the nearby Mossman Gorge is the best spot. There is also a lush rainforest to explore full of fauna and exotic animals with this beautiful landscape entirely surrounding the resort.
Your stay in this amazing location will be up in the treetops, giving you the best view of the forest even from bed. There are 36 treehouse rooms to choose from and each offers everything you could ever need and more. Each room has a king bed, private bathroom, and is decorated in an authentic style. You will feel as though you were being treated as royalty by the friendly and efficient team here. During the day you can relax a bit in your treehouse by hanging out on your verandah and taking in the magical views of either the river or the rainforest. Even the common areas such as the restaurants are in a treehouse style. The question is, will you ever want to come down?
LION SANDS GAME RESERVE – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA
There is no better way to take an African Safari Adventure than by being at one with the outdoors. The Lion Sands Game Reserve is the epitome of your luxurious African Safari retreat meets being at one with nature. Located in the Northeastern portion of South Africa, Lion Sands sits alongside Kruger National Park. Here you will be entirely surrounded by nature’s beauty both in the land and in the animals roaming freely in their natural habitat. It is truly serene and majestic.
This resort not only offers game drives where you will see and learn about the land and animals, but it also offers all your resort amenities from pool to dining and excursions. Yet, despite all these traits it’s the accommodations are what knocks it out of the park. They have three treehouses to choose from and these are unparalleled to any other treehouse stay you may have experienced previously. These treehouse rooms will allow you the chance to stay out in the African landscape in an open-air room or a glass room, whichever you prefer. Being so far away from lights, town and people you are left alone to take in the scenery, enjoy the serenity of nature and gaze into the clearest sky filled with the stars brighter than you will have ever seen. Simply breathtaking and a once in a lifetime experience.
ARCTIC TREEHOUSE HOTEL – ROVANIEMI, FINLAND
A completely unique treehouse experience comes in the form of the Arctic Treehouse Hotel found in Northern Finland. You may not necessarily think of cold temperatures when picturing a treehouse stay, but once you take a look at this hotel, you will be anxious to plan yourself a visit. The hotel itself has a Scandinavian design that I’ve come to adore and it’s filled with your luxurious amenities to keep you cosy throughout the coldest of evenings. Though you may be in the arctic, your accommodations will be much nicer than just your standard igloo.
Once you are done with you daily winter activities and enjoying the snowy outdoors, you’ll want to have a nice, warm and tranquil room to relax in for the night. The arctic treehouse are complete with floor to ceiling windows providing incredible panoramic views you can enjoy while staying snuggly warm by your personal fireplace. Alongside this you’ll have access to a sauna to warm yourself up in true Scandinavian style. It is truly a winter wonderland that I can promise will give you a little slice of magic that this part of the world has to offer everyone who makes the trip.
POST RANCH INN – BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA
Located on the West Coast of the US in California, overlooking the Deep Blue Pacific Ocean is the Post Ranch Inn. This is a hidden gem bursting with luxury, tranquility and stunning views. It’s the perfect spot for a romantic getaway to let your daily worries fade away. This isn’t exactly a tropical beach getaway, but rather a peaceful escape surrounded by dramatic scenery on the edge between forest and sea.
Here you will find a luxurious treehouse experience, where your rooms are about nine feet above ground with a stunning view of the ocean and mountains from your treetop position. Each treehouse has been carefully designed for maximum privacy alongside allowing for you to feel at one with the world around you. The treehouse’s private deck is the perfect place to relax in the evenings after taking in the sites, going hiking or whale watching, hitting the spa or hanging by the pool.
KA BRU FOREST – ITACARE, BRAZIL
If you are looking for something a little more secluded and exotic, Ka Bru Forest villa is one you will want to be sure to check out! This is a treehouse loft rental located in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil. You will be completely surrounded by pure, wild jungle. It is the perfect destination for those of you looking to have a peaceful, quiet but entrancing getaway. It is a treehouse rental as opposed to a hotel, so you will have the pure privacy of just being surrounded by the people you are traveling with and the wildlife you’ve come this way to see.
The treehouse is modern with a perfect blend of luxury and nature. You’ll feel like the rainforest is brought into your living space, while still experiencing ultimate comfort. There is a tranquil outdoor shower, fully equipped kitchen and just a simply one of a kind living space. While staying in this treehouse hideaway, you will be able to have your days packed with activities such as yoga, surfing, massages, rafting and cooking classes. It is a serene retreat high in the air.
CHEWTON GLEN – HAMPSHIRE, UK
During your trip to the UK, you may find that a romantic hideaway in the countryside might be a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of the busier cities. I never understand why most tourists generally limit themselves to just London during their European tours. With the British countryside inspiring so many world famous tales, from Pride & Prejudice all the way to Winnie the Pooh, any lover of literature would be denying themselves if they missed out on the whispering woodland waiting to be explored here. In the South of the UK you will find the quaint and elegant Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa. Aside from all the site-seeing opportunities surrounding the hotel, there are activities such as croquet, golf, swimming, and shooting & archery that you can take part in.
The hotel offers a unique experience to stay in their treehouse studio suite. This accommodation is complete with elegant rooms situated high above the ground, where you can leave your stresses below as you escape to your romantic getaway. With a fire place inside for cool, autumn or winter evenings and a large deck to look out over the historical landscape with a glass of wine while you read one of the thousands of books this land has inspired. There is even your own personal hot tub where you can have a cheeky soak while enjoying the evening sky. It is a treehouse stay that will have you feeling refreshed and thankful you escaped the big smoke that is London
So these are our top seven favourite treehouse spots we’ve discovered so far, but I am sure there are thousands to be discovered. With treehouse hotels becoming the new spa break, new innovative designs will be going up all over the globe. If you know of a special spot, please let us know in the comments below as we’d love to add it to the list to check out!