I’ve decided to create a new series for my blog; sharing whatever I’ve been looking at/dreaming about/planning for in terms of travel destinations and desires! Hope you enjoy my first one.
I never actually had a treehouse as a child, but I always wanted one. What could be more fun than playing house in a tree, swinging from branches or ropes, climbing ladders and camping out in the treetops? Even though I never had one I am consoling myself with the knowledge that I can still one day stay in one of these amazing treehouse accommodations around the world! Can you imagine? Not only are these treehouses cool just because they are treehouses but you could actually live in one; they are kitted out with beds, kitchens, baths and fireplaces, and some are in pretty amazing destinations too!
United Kingdom – Treetops Treehouse, the Fox and Hounds Country Hotel, Devon
The cozy one!
This treehouse looks out over a tranquil English country view of a lake and fields filled with daffodils in spring. Featuring a luxury king-size bedroom, separate bunkroom, copper bathtub and a terrace to enjoy the view. There is a wood-fire, cozy beanbags and even a reading nook. Built from gorgeous wood it even looks slightly haphazard from the outside like a real child’s treehouse, but inside it is a stunning abode that will make you feel like you are living in a fairytale! Check out the website here.
Norway – Tree Top Hut
The rustic one!
With five different treehouses to choose from, this is the perfect place to get back to nature and feel like you are living off the land (but in a tree)! 25 feet above the forest floor these ‘huts’ sway a little in the wind and one even has a glass roof over the bed so you can watch the stars in the night sky. Equipped with gas cooker, showers and toilets you can still feel you are living close to nature by beckoning birds to the railings with provided birdseed, or hoping for a glimpse of wild moose in the snow. There is even the opportunity to go dog-sledding or sleigh-riding in the snow! Website here.
France – Chateaux dans les Arbres, Domaine de Pubeyton
The luxurious one!
The Domaine de Pubeyton is an estate that features not only a castle for you to stay in but also a selection of treehouses built to resemble castles themselves! Not only can you sleep in the trees but you can sleep in a luxurious fairy-tale inspired building that also features a spa on the deck! While on the outside the treehouses are inspired by Western fairytale castles on the inside they are decorated with an Eastern feel. Enjoy such luxurious extras as bathrobes for your comfort when slipping to and from your private jacuzzi and romantic petals on the bed! Have a look at the website (and the other treehouse options) here.
Africa – Tongabezi, Zambia
The safari one!
Built in the branches of a huge Ebony tree, this treehouse overlooks the Zambezi River. Part of a luxury lodge right near Victoria Falls, what could make your African safari experience more unforgettable than sleeping in the treetops under a mosquito net and bathing in a claw-foot tub in the canopy? Feel like Tarzan, only much more civilized as you relax in your own little piece of luxury in Zambia! The website is here.
Australia – The Canopy Treehouses, Cairns
The tropical one!
As part of an eco-rainforest resort the Canopy Treehouses perch in the rainforest canopy alongside the Ithaca River and feature spa baths and private balconies complete with hammocks! The eco-friendly design of the houses means you will feel as though you are living as one with the surrounding lush eco-system. Built from rainforest timbers and looking out over the green tree-tops these private bowers in the trees are the perfect base for you to explore the surrounding flora and fauna.
Germany – The Tree House Hotel
The quirky one!
Featuring nine separate treehouses this quirky ‘hotel’ even provides little stories about the ‘spirit’ that inhabits each of the very unique and whimsical ‘rooms’ in this tree-top hotel. These treehouses are built within the magical world of Kulturinsel Einsiedel, an adventure theme park which features treasure hunts, crazy swings, animals; and of course, treehouses which you can stay overnight in! There is even a treehouse museum on the property. This place is obviously designed with kids in mind, so take some along as an excuse to have your own adventure! Have fun exploring the website here.
Let me know if you’ve ever stayed in a treehouse and where!