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Unique Tree House Hotels & Resorts For Your Next Vacation
Stay in a tree house on your next trip
Are you ready to try something a little different on your next vacation? How about staying in a tree house? It's adventurous and fun and lets you get in touch with nature without having to roll your sleeping bag out on the ground. We've listed some really great treehouse rentals and resorts that range from rustic to downright fancy.
Out 'n' About Treesort in Takilma, Oregon
This treehouse resort has it all!
The Out 'n' About Treesort in Takilma, Oregon has 14 rental treehouses that range from fairly spartan to pretty darn nice. Some feature restooms, clawfoot tubs, and microwaves.
You can take treehouse building classes, participate in arts & crafts, swim in the pool, and go horseback riding.
This truly is either camping on steroids or really, truly a resort where you just happen to sleep up in the trees.
Treehouse Treesort LLC & Treehouse Institute
300 Page Creek Rd.
Cave Junction, OR 97523
Hana Lani Treehouses on Maui, Hawaii
Treehouses of Hana, Maui
I've actually stayed in one of these. It cost every bit as much as the condo we'd stayed in before and, although we were eaten alive by mosquitoes, I don't have any regrets at all!!! How often do you get to sleep in a treehouse in the jungles of Hawaii? These had a bit of a "Swiss Family Robinson" feel, with multiple levels and beds with mattresses. It was a rustic experiece - a bit like camping.
We took outdoor showers - which we loved. These even had outdoor restrooms.
P.O. Box 389
Hana, Maui, HI 96713
Ultimate Treehouses - by David Aaron Clark
There's something magical about a cabin set among tree branches. It excites adults and tempts children away from sedentary pursuits to a world of outdoor fantasy. Treehouses come in all shapes and sizes, from a simple deck in the sky to an elaborate complex of interconnecting structures far above the ground. They can be romantic, luxurious, or designed for entertaining friends. This engaging book contains some of the most interesting examples from around the world, and also features a wide range of interiors, designed for various functions. It's an invaluable source of lofty ideas for anyone contemplating a move up-into the trees.
Edisto River Treehouses in South Carolina
Paddle through gorgeous South Carolina to these treehouses
We were thinking about staying here on our upcoming anniversary trip but then we read that you'll probably see alligators as you kayak to the treehouses. Hmmmm...gators. Maybe we'll just stay at a hotel. But these look great with kitchens, futons, grills, and a deck.
Located in Canadys, South Carolina - approximately 90 minutes from Savannah, Georgia or Columbia & Charleston, South Carolina.
For more information:
Carolina Heritage Outfitters
Location: Highway 15, Canadys, SC 29433
Mailing address: 1 Livery Lane, St. George, SC 29477
The Original Treehouse Cottages in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
These are upscale tree house accommodations and most cannot accommodate children. Treehouses without kids - how weird is that? But these have Heat/AC, kitchens, gas grills, and irons & ironing boards. Ironing boards!?! This might be a little too fancy-schmancy for the likes of me.
165 W. Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Treehouses of the World Wall Calendar
You can enjoy these tree houses all year long - even if you don't get to spend a single night out in the limbs and leaves. This 16-month calendar features thirteen of the most amazing structures and stories from Pete Nelson's newest book "New Treehouses of the World".
Legendary folk singer Joan Baez has a treehouse in a 200-year-old oak tree at her home in California. She had it built without walls so she could sit and watch birds and stars. Rumor has it that she even sleeps in it from time to time.
Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Stay in a treehouse at Walt Disney World Resort - what could be more perfect?
Disney is rebuit their treehouse villas. The originals were built in 1975 but sustained a lot of damage in Hurricane Charley. The damaged treehouse villas were being torn down and beautiful new, smaller treehouses were built in their place. There are 60 units - including handicap accessible units - available as part of the Saratoga Springs / Disney's Vacation Club property.
About the 3-bedroom Treehouse Villas:
--- 3 Bedrooms - sleeps up to 9 people
--- 1, 074 square ft.
--- 1 queen bed in the master bedroom
---1 queen bed in the the 2nd bedroom
---Set of bunkbeds in the 3rd bedroom
---queen-sized sleeper sofa & 1 sleeper chair in the living room
--- 2 bathrooms, with a whirlpool tub in the master bathroom
---Full Kitchen with coffee maker, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, pots & pans, microwave, toaster, stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher.
--- Luandry area with stacked washer & dryer
Prices vary from about $545 t0 $1000 USD per night, depending on the season.
Contact me at 877-815-6515 about this or any other Disney resort vacation reservation.
Free Spirit Spheres on Vancouver Island, Canada
Free Spirit Spheres
Qualicum Beach, BC
Two unique handcrafted spheres suspended from trees by ropes...this is not your usual tree house. The setting in British Columbia is absolutely beautiful. You must be age 16 or older to stay in one of the spheres; no pets allowed. Rates begin at $125 per night.
For more information,
Would you like to know more about these spheres?
The tree is no longer considered just as a resource. For more and more people, it has acquired a special meaning. In Canada, some want to live in trees, while others want to climb or adventure in them just for the fun of it. Is it simply a return to nature? Childhood nostalgia? To shake the status quo? Perhaps it's a spiritual quest? Spend an hour with us between heaven and earth, as we embark on several paths to discover the world of those who love the company of trees!
Tree House Trivia...
In the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, Galadhrim is an elfin city set in the Mallorn trees.
Treehouse Point in Issaquah, Washington
Traditional look for treehouse purists.
Pete and Judy Nelson (see the book and calendar on our resourse list below) have created a wonderful setting for treehouse lovers. These are beautiful and comfortable settings with rates from $110 - $215 per night. You can do more than just perch on a branch like an owl though - Treehouse point offers House Concerts, TreeHouse Building Workshops, Cooking Classes and other such events inclduing the Global TreeHouse Symposium every September. They even host weddings here.
Located in the Snoqualmie Valley
6988 Preston-Fall City Rd SE
Issaquah, WA 98207
Vertical Horizons Treehouse Paradise in Cave Junction, Oregon
Beautiful and unique bed and breakfast
Have you noticed how many treehouse resorts are based in the Pacific Northwest? There's a reason for that - the trees here are majestic and strong and the climate is mild. It's perfect for anyone who wants to leave the daily grind for a chance to dwell in a tree, at least for awhile. Your stay includes breakfast prepared by a gourmet cook.
PO Box 381
Cave Junction, OR 97523
Treehouse Book - by Candda Collins
Other than a few pages at the back of the book nominally on how to build your own treehouse (including computer graphic visualizations!) this is a picture book, beautiful photography of about two dozen most impressive treehouses. From a high-tech hideaway through castles in the trees and a few modest rooms, there's a good range of treehouse pictures.
Tree House Trivia....
The Medici family (Renaissance era / Italy) commissioned opulent tree houses in their gardens near Florence, including one with a working fountain.
Cedar Creek Treehouse at Mt. Rainier, Washington
Here's another "No kids / No pets" treehouse in the Pacific Northwest but all you young lovers with Swiss Family Robinson or Tarzan fantasies can find fulfillment in this rather remarkable treehouse that's 50 feet up in a 200-year old Western Red Cedar tree in Washington. Al Gore can fly his private jet over to Washington and feel good about the fact that the lights in this treehouse are solar powered. There is a propane heater, gass stove, sink, and icebox. There's also a toilet in the bathroom but there isn't a shower. (The owner carries water up to the treehouse daily.) The setting is natural and beautiful.
One really impressive element here is the 80-foot spiral staircase you climb to get to get to the treehouse - it's pretty remarkable with each revolution around the tree taking you 8 feet closer to your goal. You can see photos on their website.
This treehouse comes with an treehouse observatory that is way, way, way up in the air that you reach via a Rainbow Bridge. You'll be singing "On a clear day...You can see forever..." from this vantage point. The Rainbow bridge is a suspension bridge that hangs on two cables about 90 feet above the round.
This treehouse has been featured in numerous magazines and television travel segments.
Rate: $300 per night with a two night minimum.
PO Box 204
Ashford, WA 98304
Treehouses - By Paula Henderson
As children's hideaways, ornamental garden features, spiritual retreats, and even as offices, studios, and full-time homes, treehouses provide places of isolation, independence, and imagination where one can literally rise above the demands of daily life. Here, architect Adam Mornement and historian Paula Henderson explore extraordinary aeries past and present, from the treehouse-dwelling tradition of South Sea hunter-gatherers to the Green Magic eco-treehouse resort in Kerala, India; from Normandy’s 400-year-old chapel-in-the-oak to the tree nests and tree tunnels that movie star John Malkovich created for his children; from treehouses in literature to the ecologically sustainable dwellings built from modern technology that will be the treehouses of tomorrow's world. Engaging, thoroughly researched, and packed with hundreds of fabulous photographs and illustrations, Treehouses is destined to become the classic reference work on this magical subject.
Lothlorien Woods Hide-A-Way Treehouse Inn in Snowden, Washington - near White Salmon, WA.
Are you starting to wonder if there is anyone in the Pacific Northwest who does not live in a tree?
The Lothlorien treehouse is impressive with lots of great amenities including a hot tub on the deck. A circular staircase takes you up to the private master bedroom with a full-sized bed. The main floor of the tree house has a full kitchen and a sitting room with a full-size sleeper sofa. This would make a unique destination for a honeymoon. Children under age 12 are permitted but only with prior permission. Dogs may also be permitted whit prior permission - dog policy & deposit appplies This location has a strict no smoking policy both at the treehouse and on the grounds.
Rates from $135 Per Night
222 Staats Rd
Snowden, WA 98672
Reservations Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Treehouse Suite at Fernie Castle
Amazing storybook treehouse in Fife, Scotland
Me and you and a tree house castle for two!
You really should check out the website - even if you never plan to sleep in a tree. This tree house is like something from a George McDonald book and is simply incredible! Better yet, it is on the grounds of the Fernie Castle Hotel, which is a real 450 year old castle. This beautiful tree house has a king bed, double doors, and a green claw foot bathtub!!!! It's whimsical and delightful and way better than staying at some stupid old luxury hotel. I'm pretty sure that this is where hobbits honeymoon....affluent hobbits because this castle in the sycamores will set you back 445.00 - 495.00 English pounds per night; you'll have to figure out the exchange rate yourself. But the rate does include a 1/2 bottle of Champagne (the Keebler elves drank the other half of the bottle whilst making cookies), chocolates, fruit, soft drinks, biscuits, Continental Breakfast, Breakfast Tea, Coffee, and dinner in The Fernie Castle. Sadly, I'm afraid this just isn't in my budget and I'll never know the joys of taking a bath in a green bathtub in the trees.
Dear Fernie Castle people,
Please don't hesitate to invite me to come spend a complimentary night in your tree house if you happen to notice that you're getting a lot of bookings due to this website. I promise not to joke about hobbits or Keebler elves while I'm there!
Letham, by Cupar, Fife, KY15 7RU Scotland
Telephone: 01337810381 / Fax: 01337 810422
No kids or dogs allowed.
The Tree House at Highland Haven Creekside Inn in Evergreen, CO
"850 square feet of romantic luxury in the trees"
Here's another faux-treehouse -a bi-level suite built on stilts between two 60 foot blue spruces. If you can picture a miniature ski lodge from an upscale Colorado ski resort town nestled in the branches, you'll probably have a pretty accurate mental image of this structure - a look that the owners call "Colorado Chic".
Some of the finer points include:
* multi-colored glass chandelier over the king bed,
* custom iron and stone fireplace,
* a two person steam shower
* Petrified wood vanity sink in the bathroom
* Wet bar with teak root sink
* Antique staqined glass from a Denver mansion
* The tree house was built using sustainable materials and meets Energy Star's highest rating.
The Highland Haven Creekside Inn is located in Evergreen, Colorado which is nested in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, 30 minutes west of Denver, and the tree house provides a lovely view of Bear Creek. A really fantastic breakfast is included with your stay. The Tree House is just one of the options here - you can also choose from cottages, Luxury Suites, Junior Suites, and Guest rooms. Sunday - Thursday: $475 per night / Friday & Saturday: $550 per night.
4395 Independence TRail
Evergreen, Colorado 80439
Phone: 303-674-6577 / 800-459-2406
Colorado Cravings: Recipes and Romance - Cookbook by Gail Riley, owner of the Highland Haven Creekside Inn
Breakfast at the Highland Haven Creekside Inn is a real treat. Innkeeper/owner Gail Riley has written this cookbook, letting you reproduce and enjoy these great recipes at home.
Tree House Trivia...
The Roman emperor Caligula was said to have a tree house on his estate in Velitraee that could seat 15 people for special banquets while being entertained by jugglers and acrobats.
Outa the Woods Treehouse in British Columbia
Rental Season: April - November
This is a really neat treehouse in the East Kootenays of British Columbia, Canada. It's build on seven trees and has carvings, handmade spiral staircases, and two decks. The treehouse has two balconies, propane kitchen, a bathroom with bath, hot & cold water, and solar powered lights. Maximum of 4 adult guests - no smokers and no pets allowed. $150 per night for two.
Mike & Debbie Zamara
6047 Lang Road (Mayook Valley)
Wardner, British Columbia
Please email to book a reservation: email@example.com
The Canopy Treehouses in Australia
Formerly known as "Fur 'n' Feathers Rainforest Treehouses"
These aren't technically "tree houses" - they are built on poles, instead of in trees - and I really debated about including them on this list - in the end, the rainforest setting won out, earning this unique resort a place on this list. The Canopy Treehouses is a unique Australian accommodation and wildlife experience. Set in 100 acres of ancient rainforest located on the Cairns Highlands on the banks of the Ithaca River, this eco rainforest resort blends award winning luxury accommodation with a passionate regard for environmental and wildlife principles. The five luxury timber and glass treehouses are totally and completely private. Each 2 bedroom Treehouse boasts furniture crafted from our own rainforest timbers, a gas barbeque and hammock on the spacious balcony ,a fabulous double corner spa, wood fireplace and full gourmet kitchen, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, hand-made soaps, washing machine and dryer, IDD telephone, internet outlet, DVD and TV. They comfortably sleep two to six people.
2 Nights Minimum stay / $319- - $349 per night (varies by season).
Location: Scenic 90 minute drive from Cairns, Austraila
Phone : +61 7 4096 5364
Fax : +61 7 4096 5380
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Address : Hogan Road, Tarzali,
Treehouse Chronicles: One Man's Dream of Life Aloft - By S. Peter Lewis
This is the story of what happens when big people decide to be kids again and they have tools and lumber. A beautifully written tale about building an elaborate two story treehouse in the Maine woods, Treehouse Chronicles is reflective and insightful, and carries the reader along as a dream is made real. We meet the author's family, and friends, and a squirrel with an attitude, and you will be captivated by this poignant and humorous story of process, a house is hung in the sky. Packed with over 180 spectacular photographs, evocative watercolors, and line drawings, this book is simply delightful.
More on treehouses....
If you love treehouses, you'll enjoy these.
Tree House Trivia....
The Korowai people of New Guinea live in very high tree houses - some are as high as 130 feet off the ground.
The Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror DVD - Lots of laughs, if less than lofty thoughts!
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