What kid doesn’t dream of having a huge custom made tree house in their backyard growing up. That idea doesn’t really fade even as an adult, because treehouses are the total concept of fun! Granted an adult treehouse might have a few perks a kid’s wouldn’t, like a beer fridge and big screen tv. These top 10 coolest treehouses around the world have taken treehouses to a whole new level of excitement.
10. Ariau Amazon Towers Hotel–Manaus, Brazil
This is widely considered the largest treetop hotel in the world. It has over 200 rooms to enjoy amongst the trees, and even a swimming pool up top. It’s all connected by over 5 miles of catwalks through the trees, and will set you back about $400 bucks a night to stay there. It’s nestled on the waters of the Rio Negro so you can enjoy all kinds of water activity, as well as hiking through the rain-forest. Traveler Magazine voted it one of it’s “places worth going the extra mile to see.” You can truly understand why with it’s breathtaking views, and lush scenery.
9. Bangkok Tree House–Bangkok, Thailand
This new hotel just opened up in 2012, and only features 12 rooms. One of the rooms has a been that is floating on the water. Seriously, it’s quite an experience. At 23 feet up in the air, a room here will only cost you around $125 dollars per night, which is quite a bargain to have such a unique experience. The owners created the place, because they were inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s Walden poem. They also offer unique Thai cooking classes, and have a few different packages for you to enjoy. The Wedding package is a great choice if you and your spouse to be want to have a wedding to remember like none other.
8. Nothofagus Hotel and Spa–Neltume, Chile
At seven stories high, this is a rather large treehouse by any standards. Here the rooms go for about $300 dollars per night, and feature views of the Andes. Some of the amenities are the spa, a pool, and two restaurants. Floor to ceiling picture windows in each suite really do make you feel like you are staying out in the wild.
7. Sanya Nanshan Treehouse Resort and Beach Club–Hainan Island, China
There are only four rooms in this guest hotel, but the owners say that it can sleep up to 20 people. It’s a stone’s throw from the beach, and has views of the South China Sea. Plus, it’s only $96 dollars per night. When this property is lit up at night, it’s such a beautiful scenic place to enjoy a cocktail or two.
6. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Canopy Tree House–Puerto Maldonado, Peru
This treehouse is over 90 feet off the ground, and has a large catwalk circling the property. It’s only one room which will run you about $400 dollars per night. It’s very rustic, but the owners will leave you with your own “walkie talkies” to alert the staff butler should you need him. Or laze away your day, getting some sun in one of their outdoor hammocks.
5. Finca Bellavista–Golfito, Costa Rica
These treehouses sit aloft the Costa Rican Rainforests, and are more like dwellings for a few people that live there. For only $50 bucks a night they will let you join them to partake in some zip-lining, and surfing near the local beach. If you really enjoy it there, you can purchase land to build your own treehouse. The locals are very into their conservation efforts here, and try to live as naturally around the tree without damaging them as much as possible.
4. Chateaux dans les Arbres in the Dordogne–Nojals-et-Clotte, France
Leave it to the French to create the most beautiful treehouse on the list. It’s modeled after a French Chateaux, and it doesn’t disappoint. Each treehouse looks like a mini-castle. It’s a treehouse fit for a king. Or queen perhaps. Or even just anyone, for about $300 dollars a night you can stay in this tree house that sits among strong chestnut and oak trees. It’s only three rooms though, and feature a regular swimming pool at ground level.
3. Treehouse Point–Issaquah, WA
This is a “bed and breakfast” type treehouse that is right outside of Seattle. It was made by a very famous tree house designer so the rates to stay here are around $200 per night for any of the six rooms. They consider this place an overnight eco-lodge retreat, and you can even take a yoga class with them if you would like to really get in touch with your inner “Om.” You get to your room by going up a ladder for that real rustic treehouse experience.
2. Free Spirit Spheres– Vancouver Island, British Columbia
This hotel looks like something from outer space. The “spheres” are like little pods to stay in, and will run you about $150 per night. The round rooms nestled in the trees actually sway a little at night. Kind of a scary, and unique sleeping experience if you can get over how odd this place looks from a distance.
1. Treehotel–Harads, Sweden
This treehouse really does look like a spaceship! One of the six rooms is actually called “the UFO room”, and is yours to stay in for around $500 dollars per night. Some of the rooms are on stilts, and are anywhere from 10-20 feet off the ground.