Everyone would have that everlasting childhood dream of living in a tree house. It would be a great experience to hide up in the trees while listening to blissful sounds of nature. The concept of living in a tree house has reached a much higher level with some of the world’s most tree houses offering amenities of a full-blown resort with the earthly feel. Check out five stunning tree houses around the world, that will make all of your tree house dreams come true.
Great Huts Resort: Port Antonio, Jamaica
The Great Huts Resort located in Port Antonio, calls itself as the ‘Paradise on the Edge’ as it is a place where nature, heritage, artistry, comfort and spirituality meets. This colourful beachfront eco-resort is set in a lush jungle landscape, nestled on cliffs that overlook the Eastern Caribbean Sea is a must-visit place while vacationing in Jamaica. The resort is a perfect holiday destination for independent travellers to couples who want everything taken for them, while they fulfil their childhood dream of living in a tree house.
You can choose between options like the Fig Tree House with a canoe-shaped bathtub, Almond Tree House, built around an almond tree, Sea Grape Tree House, perched amid mature sea grape trees, African Sunrise, with breath-taking panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and the Bamboo Tree house with a private Jacuzzi and a deck with a hammock.
Apart from tree houses, Great Huts Resort also offers African-style huts to make your holiday stay in Jamaica memorable. Cost per night for all the tree houses is USD 213 for two adults, excluding taxes and fees.
Bangkok Tree House, Bangkok, Thailand
Inspired by Thoreau’s Walden Pond, the Bangkok Tree House opened in 2012 is an elevated eco-friendly oasis. The key attraction of the resort is beautiful outdoor showers in the tree house nest where only birds and animals can see you. The resort stands out with features such as carbon-friendly cooking, energy-efficient lighting, dog friendly and a lot more. Apart from the cosy treetop nests the resort also offers “View with a Room”, where you get to sleep 23 feet off the ground in the open air under the sky.
The Bangkok Tree House admits itself to be not for everyone. The tree house resort stays unique as they never fumigate the area to get rid of insects and other local species and do not have air-conditioners in most of their public space but instead rely on the natural river breeze. Cost per night in the tree house is USD 116 for two adult.
Playa Viva, Juluchuca, México
This yoga resort in southwest Mexico features oceanfront tree houses situated 6 feet above the ground. The resort has 12 eco-luxury rooms each with a beachfront view including the oceanfront tree house with a king-sized bed, a lounge area with a hammock built into the floor, and a private bathroom just down the stairs. The resort is a unique eco-luxury destination, with something for everyone including an Aztec archaeological site, a mile-long private beach and a turtle sanctuary.
The resort spread across 200-acres awaits you with several activities that cover the nightly rate. The activities include daily morning yoga practice sessions, or even hosting a beachside yoga retreat, volunteering in the turtle sanctuary, giving back to the local community, engaging in a workshop, or just relaxing completely in paradise. Cost per night in the oceanfront tree house starts from USD 629 for two adults.
Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve Canopy Village, Neltume, Chile
Canopy Village is a concept of “living in the forest” in the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve in the Patagonian jungle It is surrounded by green temperate forests of the southern Andes. The Canopy Village offers two very well implemented small shelters, top shelter and standard shelter among trees. It’s 16 feet of the ground is surrounded by deer, ducks, geese and other birds. Each shelter features a camper bed with a mat and blanket, a folding table, a stove or radiators, a private outdoor or indoor bathroom and side windows. All this comes with a special angle for observing the rainforests.
The place is only for adventurers who are looking for camping outdoors in nature. The common dining room of the shelter offers a beautiful view of the rainforest, where you get to see and hear birds. The Canopy Village also awaits you with adventurous activities like trekking, rafting and mountain biking. Cost per night in the Canopy Village starts from USD 43 approx. for two adults.
Snow Bear Chalets, Whitefish, Montana
The luxurious Snow Bear Chalets at Whitefish Mountain Resort is in north-western Montana, by Glacier National Park. It is the world’s first ski-in, ski-out tree house. The resort features three tree houses –
‘Ponderosa’, for the die-hard skiers;
‘Tamarack’, for a cozy mountain getaway;
‘Cedar’ for a family or group retreat.
All the tree houses are less than a minute away from a chairlift and are perfect for snow adventure enthusiasts who want to get close to nature.
Each tree house has stunning architecture in two to three levels. It features expansive windows with mountain views, private hot tubs, a beautiful gas fireplace framed with Montana Moss stone, main level opening with overlooking lofts, starry turret and outdoor decks that offer gorgeous treetop views. Cost per night in ‘Tamarack’ starts from USD 399, ‘Ponderosa’ starts from USD 499 and ‘Cedar’ starts from USD 529.
There are several tree house hotels and resorts around the world that have explored the scope of the traditional to unique, from luxurious villas and forest homes. These hotels offer all the comfort and convenience of luxury accommodation with mesmerising views.
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