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5 Truly Amazing Treehouse Hotels

Updated on November 7, 2014

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!

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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.

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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.

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Ariau Amazon Towers

Manaus, Brazil

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.


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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.

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Treehouses: The Art and Craft of Living Out on a Limb
Treehouses: The Art and Craft of Living Out on a Limb

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 Limón, 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.

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Thanks For Visiting Tree House Hotels! - I would love to hear from you

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      6 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      You can look on the web for a treehouse resort in Takilma, Oregon... also spectacular and much closer to where I live. (Just over the hill from me, really.) I enjoyed seeing the photos of the treehouses you featured here.

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      MatijaB LM 

      6 years ago

      These treehouse hotels are really cool.

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      6 years ago

      Nice lenses of treehgouse! Great!

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      6 years ago

      Great lens, i like it a lot.

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      6 years ago

      Speachlesss.. the one in costa rica is a winner for me. Question. which one is closest to LA, CA?

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      7 years ago

      How cool! Makes me want to go right away! Nice photos!

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      David Gardner 

      7 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Nice lens! I've linked you to my lens on treehouses. Congrats on a masterpiece! (Also, since you are a science teacher, you may enjoy my lenses for teachers--particularly my lens on Oceanology and Marine Biology and my Critter lenses. -- I used to be a science teacher...and lenses are my way of continuing sharing the info.)

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      7 years ago

      Awesome!!I would love to make my holidays in a tree house!!! I believe is fun:D

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      7 years ago

      What fun! I know they have a tree house resort that they recently re-opened down here in Disney World - though not quite the same as these! The Amazon one looks *awesome* Great lens!

    • cinstress profile image


      7 years ago

      cool have you ever stayed at any?

      I never knew so many existed

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      Fox Music 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these amazing "Tree Houses"

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      eLightSpot LM 

      7 years ago

      I never knew there were tree house hotels! Thanks for sharing. I actually just wrote a lens on building your own tree house. Will you tell me what you think?

    • turner-bob profile image


      7 years ago

      Wow! Excellent!!

    • Philippians468 profile image


      7 years ago

      such an interesting lens! cheers

    • mannasugar profile image


      7 years ago

      Beatutiful and amazing, what a great place to live or visit....

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      7 years ago

      good lens

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      7 years ago

      Wow. Didm't know I could stay on a tree.

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      8 years ago

      After Reading your Lens, I want to build a Tree House all over again! I never knew there were such Places, I will have to visit a few of these!!

      Thanks for this Wonderful Lens!

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      nukemdomis lm 

      8 years ago

      I like the tree houses that are in Alaska that let you see the Northern Lights.

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      8 years ago

      I never knew you could rent a treehouse! Very interesting. Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      8 years ago

      both the places and the tree houses are amazing. they are definitely the place to visit for a relaxing and adventure filled nature vacation.

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      Vicki Green 

      8 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Wow! Amazing - l've always been intrigued by treehouses.

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      Heather Burns 

      8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      OMG, I would love to stay in any of these treehouses!!! Great idea for a lens!

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      Indigo Janson 

      8 years ago from UK

      Each one of these hotels looks like a fantastic place to stay!

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      Carolan Ross 

      8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      oh my, these places are amazing! What a great idea for a lens, love it! 5

      Oh my! These places are this lens. 5

      oh my!!! LOVE these treehouses and this page is very well-done! 5*s!

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      8 years ago from Vancouver

      This lens is so interesting. It makes me wish I could visit at least one of these tree houses. If I had to choose which one it would be Ariau Amazon Towers.

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      8 years ago

      Very interesting lens, with valuable and great content! Congratulations on this!


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      Cynthia Arre 

      8 years ago from Quezon City

      This lens is a great resource for such amazing accommodations! Staying in one of those hotels would certainly make me feel like I'm in the set of an Indiana Jones film (; Thank you for letting me know those places exist!


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