5 Truly Amazing Treehouse Hotels
Unique and Adventurous Tree House Accommodations
Looking to add a little zing to your next vacation? Staying in a treehouse might not be high on your list, afterall, treehouses are just for children right? Think again.
It turns out that treehouse accommodations, from rustic to luxury, high up in the treetops in forests around the globe, beckon the adventurous traveler. From Alaska to Hawaii, from Turkey to Papua New Guinea, and throughout the United States, a unique treetop holiday awaits you.
There are literally hundreds of treehouse hotels scattered around the globe and I truly enjoyed scouring over them to make this page which highlights 5 of the most interesting ones. Links are provided for many others so that you can see and explore even more of these unique vacation getaways. Enjoy!
Cedar Creek Treehouse
Ashford, Washington (near Mount Rainier)
Cedar Creek Treehouse is located one mile as the crow flies, 10 miles by car, from the Nisqually River Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park, in Washington state. It borders the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
This treehouse is a spectacular structure located 50 feet off the ground in a 200 year old giant western red cedar tree, with the trunk reaching up through the kitchen floor and continuing through the ceiling. it is outfitted with a sleeping loft, kitchen, and glass-enclosed observation room with indoor hammock. Access is up a winding stairwell.
The Cedar Creek Treehouse has been voted as one of the top 5 treehouses in the world numerous times, has been featured on the Discovery channel, in Fine Homebuilding Magazine and on Oprah.
While you visit you can take in even greater views from the recently added observatory-100 feet up a nearby fir tree-which looks out on majestic Mount Rainier. Swimming and trout fishing are literally in your front yard, as is a garden to enjoy.
- CEDAR CREEK TREEHOUSE
Do you have a spirit of adventure, an appreciation of fantasy, and a desire for more than the mundane? Then the Cedar Creek Treehouse is the place for you. Learn more about this enchanting place here.
Sanya Nanshan Treehouse - Hainan Island, China
Built along a sand dune into a stand of tamirid trees, the Treehouses are isolated, rustic and unique, and only steps away from the blue waters of the South China Sea. Views are of a magnificent beach and an adjacent 5,000 acre Buddhist and cultural/ecological theme park. Enjoy beautiful pagodas, botanic gardens, temples, a 354-foot statue of the Buddha Guanyin and untouched nature.
While the treehouse does have electricity, guests have to walk 35 feet to a hot shower and access is from a rope-and-plank suspension bridge.
- SANYA NANSHAN TREEHOUSE RESORT
learn more about the treehouse resort near Sanya, on the Island of Hainan, in the South China Sea, along the beautiful coast, adjacent to Sanya Nanshan Buddhist Cultural Theme Park here.
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Ariau Amazon Towers
Ariau Amazon Towers is the largest treetop hotel in the world.
Nestled in a canopy of trees above the Amazon River, built in indigenous style and design, this treetop hotel provides warm rooms looking out to the trees and water with a wandering five mile long catwalk connecting the seven stilted perched treehouse towers.
Ariau Amazon Towers was chosen as one of the 1000 place to see before you die by the Travel Channel
While visiting enjoy a canoe and some fishing down the Amazon, and stunning, mind-blowing views of some of the lushest rainforest on Earth.
photo source: http://www.ariauamazontowers.com/
- ARIAU AMAZON TOWERS
Visit a hotel built among Amazon treetops: catwalks 70 feet up leading from a great circular dining room of polished tropical woods, a bar like an eagle's nest, a honeymoon suite built 110 feet up a mahogany tree, and friendly monkeys, macaws, sloths
Green Magic Nature Resort - Tree House and More
Kerala, South India
Green Magic Nature resort, off the Wyanad Road 65 km (40 mi) northeast of Calicut is nestled in 500 acres of pristine and verdant tropical rain forest. Here you will find more than just a unique treehouse. There are also cave houses and an eco-lodge.
There are two treehouses, both 86 feet above the ground. One tree house is accessed by a water-powered indigenous cane lift elevator, the other by a suspension bridge. Once you're up there, you'll have a view of 500 acres of tropical rain forest. Everything is constructed with indigenous materials, except for the modern bathrooms. Lighting is kerosene lamps.
At green Magic you can savor the food prepared from the vegetables and fruits which are grown in the resort's own organic farm served on banana leaves, enjoy the many beautiful walking trails and a resident elephant is available for treks.
photo source: http://www.palmlandtours.net/kerala/treehouse/treehouse.htm
Treehouses lift the spirits. They inspire dreams. They represent freedom: from adults or adulthood, from duties and responsibilities, from an earthbound perspective. If we can't fly with the birds, at least we can nest with them. With lively writing and beautiful photographs, Treehouses paints a fascinating portrait of this ingenious branch of architecture. It provides a brief history of treehouses, from Caligula through the Medici to Queen Victoria. This revealing text shows how to design and build a treehouse, from picking the right tree to shingling the roof. And it tells the stories of dozens of treehouses and the people who built them, from simple platforms nailed together by kids to arboreal palaces constructed and lived in by grown-ups.
Tree House Lodge
The Tree House Lodge is located in Punta Uva, within the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, in the province of LimÃ³n, Costa Rica. It sits on 10 acres of beachfront property along the southern Caribbean coast.
The treehouse is built around the crooks and roots of a massive 100 year old Sangrillo tree. it's built from fallen trees, solar powered and accessed from a hanging steel bridge. A natural tranquil atmosphere, and full relaxation are keywords for the time you will spend at this tree house.
Beautiful rainforest, stunning views, snorkeling and kayaking are all things you can enjoy during your stay at the treehouse or off the nearby Punta Uva Beach.
photo source: http://www.costaricatreehouse.com/
- THE TREEHOUSE LODGE
Discover a hidden treasure and your best choice of sustainable tourism in Costa Rica. The tree house, a small eco lodge on the 300 meter ocean front property, built in harmony with nature and hidden in a lush tropical garden. Read more about the Tree
Get a Glimpse of the Tree House Lodge Here
Check Out Some Other Amazing Tree House Hotels
- CRAZY HOUSE TREE HOUSE
A stop in Da Lat Vietnam will bring surprises like you never imagined Hang Nga's Tree House, one of the most unique hotels in the area, if not the world.
- OUT 'N' ABOUT TREEHOUSE
Located in Cave Junction, Oregon, the Out 'n' About Treehouse Treesort features several tree houses which can be booked at a range of prices.