Are you looking for a new adventure? Like the idea of sleeping out in nature? Over the last few years, treehouses have become a popular option for adventurous travelers who want a Swiss Family Robinson experience. Many are also built sustainably and provide eco-friendly accommodations. But, like hotels, not all treehouses are created equal. Here are 5 of the best treehouse hotels around the world.
Best treehouse hotels
Treehouses offer a unique experience for people who aren’t afraid of heights and are bored with traditional accommodations. Here’s our top picks.
Tree House Lodge, Costa Rica
Chances are, this is nothing like your childhood backyard treehouse. The treehouse at the Tree House Lodge in Costa Rica is built on tall stilts and has a wooden suspension bridge that leads to the front door. The inside is equally impressive. There are two levels, and upstairs there is a king size bed and small bathroom. Downstairs there’s another bedroom and a kitchen. As a bonus, the location can’t be beat — the Tree House Lodge is set on 10-acres and near the Punta Uva beach in Limon.
Playa Viva, Mexico
Take advantage of guilt-free luxury at Playa Viva, the eco-friendly resort that opened in 2008. The three treehouse casitas were all built with sustainable materials. If you’re traveling with people who prefer to stay closer to the ground, Playa Viva also offers a boutique hotel. Playa Viva is located in Juluchuca on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
TreeHouse Point, Washington, USA
TreeHouse Point offers five unique treehouses for guests to choose from. You can take advantage of the unique, relaxing location just 25 miles east of Seattle. Priding itself on unique touches, TreeHouse Point offers handmade beds and vintage furnishings. The scenic location is popular for weddings and other events.
If you’re inspired by the tree houses at TreeHouse Point, you can attend a tree house building workshop. In 3-5 days you can learn everything you need to know about how to build your own tree house.
Mahinui Na Lani, Hawaii
Designed by treehouse builder Roderick Romero, this treehouse was made to look like it has always been part of this ancient rainforest in Hawaii. This treehouse is anchored to roots that are wrapped in a lava tube. When a volcano exploded hundreds of years ago, a giant bubble rose up and hardened. Sourced from local materials, Mahinui Na Lani offers a unique rain forest experience. To get to the treehouse, guests walk up a series of lava boulders and then climb up a ladder that was recycled from a parking structure. Because you need both hands to climb the ladder, Mahinui Na Lani has daypacks for you to bring things into the treehouse.
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Florida, USA
If you have kids and the idea of climbing up a ladder to get to your room worries you, you can get the treehouse experience at Walt Disney World. The Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs are 10 feet off the ground and nestled next to the Sassagoula River. Offering privacy and some of the comforts of home, like flat screen TVs, these treehouses offer the best of both worlds.
Would you stay in a treehouse hotel? Which would be your top choice?
We love new and interesting experiences. Staying in one of these best treehouse hotels — or any treehouse hotels for that matter — will be a fun time for sure and a memorable one for your family.