Did you have a tree house as a kid? Do you remember escaping up there and hiding in your secret corner? It is like having your own whimsical world high up in the tree tops with a bird’s eye view. A haven from the chaos below just living in the clouds without a care in the world. You can escape to a tree house once again. The ever growing popularity of tree house resorts offers an incredible chance to vacation among forest canopies. Try a vacation somewhere out of the norm. Escape the crowded resorts and beaches packed with tourists. Visit one of these tree house resorts and get back to nature. Vacation like a bird flying free in the wild and forget about the world below for a while. (Be advised that each of these resorts requires patrons in good physical health as there is climbing required.)
Fall City, Washington
Only thirty minutes from Seattle, this private event center and resort has tree houses set in the forests of the Evergreen state.
- There are 6 tree houses total and a main lodge (on the ground).
- All rooms are single or double occupancy with the exception of one tree house room – the Upper Pond. No children under the age of 13 are allowed in order to maintain a quiet relaxing atmosphere.
- May through October there is a 2 night minimum. November through April it is a 1 night min.
- Inquire 60 days prior for reservations on Friday through Sunday in order to avoid wedding reservations which are held 60 days prior.
- Some of the tree houses have a composting toilet while others do not, but there are bathrooms and showers located on ground level.
- Rates: rooms start at $355 per night.
Cedar Creek Tree House
Ashford, WA 10 Miles from Mount Rainier
If you have never seen Mount Rainier, I highly recommend this tree house if only to see this extraordinary active volcano. I was lucky enough to hike in Mt Rainier National Park, and I think it is one of the must see attractions in our country. It is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous United States and this tree house is located only 10 miles from the Nisqually River entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. This tree house will give you an epic view and a serene, solitary vacation. If you get restless, there is plenty to do and see, but the cozy tree house will be more than enough for a relaxing trip.
- Skylights and breathtaking views.
- Solar powered system.
- River below for trout fishing and swimming.
- Garden and hammock for relaxing.
- Living room, bedroom, sun room, full kitchen with utensils and dishes, dining area, bathroom (no shower), picnic table, campfire pit, and charcoal grill.
- Complimentary tour of Rainbow Bridge and Treehouse Observatory.
- No smoking and no pets allowed.
- Adults only.
- $300 per night for a couple (maximum 2 people).
- Two night minimum unless there is a single night available between bookings.
- Bookings only taken during May 15th – Oct 15th.
- For reservations call 360-789-6773.
Post Ranch Inn
Big Sur, CA
Nine feet off the forest floor, carpeted in pine needles, these tree house are built on stilts. They offer a luxurious king bed, a cozy window seat to view the forest like you’ve never seen, a fireplace to curl up in front of, and a skylight to gaze at the stars. The beautiful ambiance and peaceful environment make it an incredible place for a romantic getaway.
- The unique triangle shape has a bedroom and lounge as well as a bathroom and private sundeck.
- The King bed is an organic mattress along with organic linens.
- In room dining to soak up the view over a romantic meal.
- Slippers and terry cloth robe.
- Walking sticks and binoculars for exploring.
- No Pets or children under 18.
- Rates vary depending on the season and the day of the week. Tree Houses start about $1,000 per night and go up from there.
Out n’ About Treesort
Cave Junction, OR
This family oriented tree house resort sits on 36 private acres of pasture and woods adjacent to Siskiyou National Forest. The owners fought for eight years against legal battles in order to start the resort, and they have triumphed in the end. The 17 tree houses are beautifully crafted and offer a wonderful escape with lots to do for the whole family.
- Bed and Breakfast with relaxing porches and views of the forest as well as the horse breeding ranch and stables.
- Not all tree houses have plumbing so a Central “Amenitree” is available with kitchen, laundry, and bathroom.
- Enjoy horse back riding, zip lining, as well as arts and crafts.
- No pets allowed.
- Children welcome.
- Rates vary depending upon season and tree house. However, these tree houses offer one of the more affordable accommodations. Most tree houses start close to $200 per night in the summer but as low as $50 per night in the winter.
- Consult the website for more details on rates. Out n’ About Rates
The Original Tree House Cottages
Eureka Springs, AR
Hand built in 1990 by the owners, Terry and Patsy Miller, these cottages are located in two separate locations for a little variety. Three of the cottages are located on a wooded hillside but only minutes from historic downtown. The other four cottages are located a mile away in a much more secluded area referred to at the “hidden forest”. These are more luxurious than some of the other tree houses and offer more amenities than some of the other “rustic” tree houses.
- Large log beds and antique furnishings.
- Heart shaped Jacuzzi tubs.
- Kitchens with pottery hand made by Patsy Miller.
- Stone fireplaces.
- Over 100 shops and art galleries in the mountainside town of Eureka Springs.
- Spas, museums, and even festivals from Jazz to UFOs (quite the variety).
- Eureka Springs has been featured in every edition of Jim Villani’s book The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America.
- Adults only.
- Honeymoon and anniversary packages available.
- Rates: Nov-April Queen $149 per night/May-Oct Queen $150 per night/Nov-April King $169 per night/May-Oct King $175 per night.
- At the time of reservation 1 night deposit is required. If booking five or more days a 3 night deposit is required.
Dove Men+Care Elements Treehouse
Chattanooga has a new “spa in the sky!” A 360 square foot lofted treehouse has been built by the Dove Men +Care brand. Located at the foot of Lookout Mountain, it is a gorgeous setting to reconnect with nature that easily sleeps a family of four. The luxury treehouse has an outdoor feel wrapped in modern amenities and unique architecture designed by Pete Nelson. As a world-renowned treehouse architect, author and TV host, Pete created an amazing place to relax by tapping into the great outdoors. The treehouse features skylights, a glass enclosed tree in the bathroom and living plant walls that have sage, ancient Japanese charring preservation as well as wood panels with sandalwood. These elements were drawn from Dove Men+Care line that offers Sage, Charcoal + Clay and Sandalwood variants. Natural, refreshing elements drawn from the outdoors were the perfect addition to the treehouse and an ode to the brand that made it all possible.
The interior of the treehouse was designed by the founder of home blog Bright Bazaar, Will Taylor. Continuing to use natural inspirations from the Dove Men+Care lines, he has included sage bedding, mineral coasters, clay sinks, charcoal wall art, sandalwood scent diffusers and a variety of other outdoor elements that bring the outdoors inside. Follow @DoveMenCare on Twitter and Instagram for more information on how you can win a chance to experience the treehouse.
Winivan Luxury Resort Cottages
Litchfield Hills, CT
Among the rolling hills of this romantic destination, this tree house sits 35 feet above the forest ground with incredible amenities and so much to do you’ll never want to leave.
- King size bed.
- Gas fireplace and wood fireplace.
- Steam shower and Jacuzzi.
- Full Bar.
- View of the New England Forest.
- Summer and Winter activities: hiking, canoeing, croquet, golf, hot air balloon rides, horse back riding, wine tasting, snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, cooking classes, glass blowing class, pottery painting, and much more!
- Rates: All inclusive $1,475 per night for a couple – includes all meals, drinks, wine by the glass and a $50 spa credit. Excludes top shelf liquors, wine list wines, and spa activities. A la carte $975 per night for a couple – includes only breakfast. Rates for children vary. Contact reservations for inquiries 860-567-9600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are looking for an exotic vacation half way around the world, consider traveling to the southern tip of India where Kerala is referred to God’s Country because of its beautiful scenery.
- There are five tree houses with one that is especially designed for families.
- The tree houses feature a bedroom, bathroom, and balcony.
- Also included are guest supplies, tea kettle, intercom, and hot and cold water (considered a luxury in many countries).
- No heavy luggage, liquor or smoking.
- No children under 12 unless in the family tree house.
- Only entrance is through staircase and hang bridge.
- Electricity needs to be minimal.
- Spa and Ayurveda center to enjoy massages, body wraps, and many other fabulous treatments.
- Guided hikes through the rain forest, yoga/meditation, and exploration of waterfalls, lakes, wildlife sanctuaries, and much more.
- Tree houses start at about $450 per night and go up depending on which tree house. Many packages are available to build your perfect vacation.
Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch Adventure Company and Travel Lodge
Visit the exotic jungles of Belize and swim in the turquoise waves of the Caribbean Sea. These spectacular tree house rooms offer a paradise within a paradise. The historic geography also gives vacationers plenty to do and see.
- Tree Houses overlooking the canopy or river.
- The rooms can accommodate between 5 and 6 people.
- Screened in walls to keep bugs out but still allow the ambiance of the surroundings.
- Showers (outdoor showers in some of the rooms) with hot and cold water.
- Beautiful carpentry from local materials.
- Tours of local caves, Mayan Ruins, and the jungle.
- Horseback riding, snorkeling/diving, and zip lines.
- Smaller tree houses start at $386 per night and $406 during the peak season/larger rooms start at $506 and $591 during peak season (over 2 people it is $43 per person).
- Adventure and Honeymoon packages available.
The Tree House Lodge
Punta Uva in the Province of Limon, Costa Rica
Along the Caribbean Sea this tree house has been built out of entirely sustainable wood from fallen trees. Absolutely no live trees were cut down to construct this oasis. It is inviting, secluded and family friendly.
- Build on stilts overlooking the canopy, the tree house is a large split level with a bathroom and bedroom upstairs and the downstairs features two beds along with a kitchen.
- Furniture of hand-carved, sustainable wood.
- Windows open to the world but still screened to keep out the bugs.
- There is a shared bathroom on the downstairs level with a 100 year old Sangrillo tree that provides shelter for the toilet in one of its large folds.
- Outside shower.
- Air conditioning.
- Full Kitchen.
- Surfing, white water rafting, canopy tour, yoga, and sightseeing.
- Sleeps 6 total.
- Rates: 2 people $300 per night/3 people $350 per night/4 people $400 per night/5 people $425 per night/6 people $450 per night. Children under 3 are free. Kids 3 to 9 are half price.
Away from the norm, this tree house hotel isn’t your typical tropical vacation. The village of Harads is about 30 miles from the arctic circle and home to less than 600 inhabitants. The hotel is near the Lule river and features a modern take on tree houses. Inspiration for these incredible tree houses was derived from the movie “The Tree Lover” which explores the significance of trees and human existence.
- Five unique rooms with the construction of more underway.
- Each room offers its own unique yet simplistic style.
- Guests can visit Britta’s Pensionat which has a restaurant, bar, spa, relaxation room, TV, and internet.
- Activities for every season-mountain biking, kayaking in the Lule River, fishing, snow-shoe hike, or even a dog-sled ride.
- Rate vary for each room but rates start around $700 per night for a couple. Children up to age two are free.
Tsala Treetop Lodge
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Offering treetop suites and villas, this Lodge has decadent tree houses fit for royalty. You will to see these accommodations to believe it. Sitting atop an age-old indigenous forest it is romantic, breathtaking, and full of wildlife.
- Ten treetop suites complete with bedroom, bathroom, cozy sitting room with fireplace, and private deck with infinity pool.
- Six treetop villas with 2 bedrooms. Includes lounge with fireplace, dining area, outdoor and indoor showers, also includes a private deck and infinity pool.
- Swim with the seals or go dolphin and whale watching.
- Tour the bird sanctuary.
- Wedding and honeymoon packages.
- Meet and interact with elephants.
- Visit Monkeyland!
- Tour Tenikwa Wild Cat Sanctuary
- Boat trips and sailing.
- Bungy jumping, sky diving, and shark tank diving.
- Children welcome. The lodge offers bedtime stories, child care, and daily activities.
- Rates: Suites start around $450 per night for couples and Villas are about $500 per night for a couple. Suites accommodate only couples while villas allow larger parties as well as children. Visit Tsala Bookings for larger parties.
La Cabane en L’Air
200 tree houses span from Provence to Normandy. The resort boasts itself on the idea that the tree and hut grow together. Nothing is screwed in or planted into the tree. Each house is built around the tree continuing to respect its natural architecture and use it to its advantage.
- Tree houses across France offer a variety of layouts and landscape.
- Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, hot air balloon rides, and much more.
- Visit the historical and cultural sites that are abundant all over the country.
- Chateau de Graville Cabin is only 50 miles from romantic Paris.
- Rates depend on rooms but roughly start around $200 per night.
- Visit La Cabane en L’Air for regions, tree houses, and accommodations for couples as well as larger parties. (Website is in French but Google offers English translation for the webpage)