With architects around the world joining in to create their childhood visions, treehouses have been all the rage in hotel trends over the past few years. We’ve seen everything from cute little jungalows popping up in the forests to airplane cockpits dangling in the trees.
From treehouses in the ancient Costa Rican rainforests to treetop getaways surrounded by South African wildlife, we’re taking the climb up to 28 of the world’s most amazing treehouses.
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Located just north of Portland in Skamania County, Washington, The Cinder Cone is a collection of fully functional treehouses with a network of bridges and ladders connecting all of them. Just below the treehouses lays a skate park and a wood-fired soaking tub. Check out the designer and creator Foster Huntington for more images of his remote home.
An ultra-luxe resort that’s nestled into Kruger National Park, the glass-walled suites at the Singita Lebombo Lodge are built right into the trees and cliff face of the riverbanks below. With sweeping views of South Africa’s gorgeous landscape and an infinity pool to boot, you can’t go wrong hanging around this perch.
Located in a residential neighborhood of Atlanta, this treehouse is complete with a bedroom, a living room and, in true southern style, a lounging porch. Built into the pine trees, this treehouse is quiet and quaint, a cool escape from the bustle of the ATL.
Set on a beautiful Italian farm in the heart of Tuscany, the Black Cabin at La Piantata overlooks rolling hills of lavender and olive orchards from the perch of a 200-year-old Maritime Pine tree. The gorgeously decorated ultra-luxe cabin even has a giant swimming pool below.
Nestled in the white boulders of the Sabi Sand Reserve, this treehouse made of glass and timber sits like a deck perched over the African bush. Sleeping under the stars in this open-air treehouse suite is sure to have you praising the constellations all throughout the night.
A combination of mud chalets and treehouses that vary in size, Saraii Village is nestled in the Yala region of Sri Lanka. These treehouses tower at 25 feet above the ground and can accommodate up to 8 guests in case you're traveling with a crew. Leopard safaris, pottery classes, aviary afternoons, visits to the local markets, and creatures of the night safaris are just a few things to check off your to-do list at this adventure haven.
Built with a focus on sustainability, the eight suites at this Mexican resort sit on stilts above the white sandy beach below. Running on all solar energy and highlighting the talent of local artisans, Playa Viva is one of the best getaways in Zihuatanejo.
Relax and unwind at these luxurious cabins in the trees. Located north of Paris, France, the Cabanes des Grands Chênes are self-sustainable and eco-friendly, which lets you feel one with the natural environment. Snap some insta-worthy pics on the suspension bridge to the floating cocoon and all of your friends will be talking.
Located in the rainforests of the Amazon, these 8 treetop bungalows are perched overlooking Northeastern Peru’s rivers and wildlife. With tons of birds, sloths and monkeys just outside your window, you can bet an overnight stay at the Treehouse Lodge would be a wild experience.
While Bangkok certainly isn’t known for its eco-consciousness, there’s a little island nearby that is. Bang Krachao is home to twelve treehouses known as Bangkok Treehouse, an eco-friendly boutique inn that shines in the mangroves, fruit orchards and lush trails of the village.
These treetop villas are a luxury lover’s dream. With plunge pools in the treetops and sunny balconies that look out onto the rainforests of Phuket, Keemala is just as impressive for honeymooners as it is for adventurers.
Built around a majestic oak tree in the forest of Dorset, The Woodsman’s Treehouse is a modern sanctuary with serious design chops. The copper bathtub, wood-burning fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, outdoor shower, hut tub, and rope bridge add up to treehouse glory.
Located on a secluded part of the South Island of New Zealand, Hapuku Lodge & Treehouses offers a contemporary country retreat above the trees. Near eco-marine town of Kaikoura and at the base of the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range, this lodge is your best bet for connecting with nature in NZ.
At the forefront of the design-forward treehouse movement, this Swedish hotel group is known around the world for their luxury rooms in the trees above the Lule River. The owners of the Treehotel paired up with some of the top architects in Scandinavia to create this collection of design-centric treehouses and they are nothing short of inspiring.
This collection of 22 treehouses and tree huts sits in the trees overlooking lush Dominican Republic jungles. With easy access to Caribbean beaches and jungle adventures, Dominican Treehouse Village is one of the most-adored island treehouse hotels in the world.
A traditional Nordic cabin on stilts, the 7th Room by Snohetta is part of Sweden’s renowned Treehotel. With a north-facing window that spans from floor to ceiling, you might even have a chance of spotting the Aurora Borealis if conditions are right during your stay.
A visit to the Refuges Perches in Quebec’s Mont-Tremblant is kind of like camping but with the luxury of having a roof overhead with the basics of a traditional treehouse. While there’s no running water or electricity, these perches have a full kitchen and wood burning stove, sunny terraces and a firepit outside.
If seeing the Northern Lights is on your bucket list, check out one of these arctic treehouse suites in Finland. Decorated in true Scandi style, these rooms provide all of the luxury of a fine hotel with gorgeous views of the icy forest just outside your stilted room in the trees.
This treehouse turned architectural gem is available for private hire for parties, dinners, and gatherings. You and up to 50 of your nearest and dearest can spend the evening above the trees for a once-in-a-lifetime experience together.
Though it’s located only four hours from Paris, you’d think Dihan was in another universe entirely. With seven completely different types of treehouses, guests can opt to spend a weekend with family and friends or settle in for a romantic getaway for two.
Not your typical treehouse, the cockpit at Costa Verde is actually a former airplane cockpit that’s been lined with teak wood and turned into a chic jungle bungalow. Accessible via suspension bridge through the jungle treetops, this spot is unlike anything else we’ve seen.
This special retreat sits just northwest of Toronto, in the woods of Durham. There’s a giant treehouse in the pines and a little bunker house and swimming pool below, so you can make a weekend trip out of it with a couple of friends in tow.
If ever you’ve wanted a safari experience that extends overnight, the rustic Beddegama Ecopark in Southern Sri Lanka could be your jam. Surrounded by jungles full of leopards, elephants, sloths, and wild buffalo, the treehouses here blend right in with nature.
Located in the woods of Southern Oregon, Treehouse Paradise is a little collection of treetop cottages. With easy access to whitewater rafting, fishing adventures, mushroom foraging excursions, wine tasting, and more, there’s no shortage of things to do outside the treehouses too.