Almost every child has dreamed of having a treehouse. Some were lucky enough to have one, and some still have not lost the dream even if they are grown-ups now. For those who seek to realize some of their greatest childhood dreams and are looking for a unique way to recharge and relax with the thrill of being immersed in nature, and most importantly – without giving up an iota of comfort and luxury, architects around the world joining in to create unique and exceptional treehouse hotels to catch up with this global trend.
Let’s look at this collection of the most impressive modern treehouse hotels from all over the world and realize your ultimate childhood dream!
Nestled on a little lush island outside the city centre, Bangkok Tree House feels miles away from the urban hustle and bustle of Thailand's capital. Opened in 2012 and inspired by Thoreau's Walden Pond, Bangkok Treehouse is an eco-friendly boutique inn that shines in the mangroves, fruit orchards and lush trails of the Bang Krachao. This elevated oasis has twelve “cosy nests”, including the magnificent “View with a Room” – a stunning open-air bedroom set on a bamboo platform, 7 meters up in the air. And, just when you thought it could not get any closer to nature with these sleek and luxurious treetop rooms, the hotel also features a floating double-bed called the “River Nest” – literally, a bed nest that floats on the river.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Lion Sands Game Reserve is an ultra-luxurious resort along the banks of the Sabie River in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, giving it a wonderful sense of remoteness and peace. With sweeping views of South Africa’s gorgeous landscape and appearance of animals at the water’s edge on the opposite bank, this extraordinarily beautiful resort offers lodges that perch on stilts among 100-year-old trees just up from the water with interior design that is perennially fashionable and classically romantic. Also, the resort offers its guests a million-star experience at its three exquisite treehouses – Chalkley Treehouse, Kinston Treehouse and Tinyeleti Treehouse – that guarantee a once in a lifetime experience and the ultimate African bush experience, safely above ground and semi-encased in glass.
Syöte National Park, Finland
Overlooking the pristine wilderness of Syöte National Park, Eagles View Suite is spacious, luxurious and utterly spectacular. The Eagle’s View Suite is a spectacular two-floor accommodation built around a growing tree with the cosy ‘nest’ bedroom set comfortably on its top branches. This exceptional treehouse comes with top-notch amenities and features a glorious panoramic window and a glass roof that allows you to gaze out across a marvellous backdrop of summer’s midnight sun and winter’s Northern Lights while relaxing on the comfy bed or even the jacuzzi!
Treehotel located in Sweden’s Harads, a tiny little town with a population of 600, roughly 100 kilometres from Luleå airport in the North of Sweden. Inspired by the film “The Tree Lover” by Jonas Selberg Augustsen, these uniquely designed eco-conscious treehouses offer nature lovers a chance to enjoy the spectacular views of the Lule River Valley, miles of pine forest and a powerful river. Perched four to six meters above the ground, each of these five treetop suites of Treehotel has its own strange futuristic look, whether resembling a bird's nest, a flying saucer or a Lego blocks. The most ingenious suite is the “Mirrorcube”, a suite camouflaged by mirrored walls that reflect the Northern Lights and the surrounding boreal forest.
Canterbury, New Zealand
Designed by a family of architects and designers as part of the Hapuku Lodge, Hapaku’s treehouses are located on a deer breeding farm in the South Island of New Zealand, 12 kilometres North of the renowned eco-marine town of Kaikoura. It sits snugly at the base of the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range, with the Kaikoura coast and famed Mangamaunu Bay only a kilometre to the east. Perched a lofty 30 feet above the ground in the canopy of native Kanuka, Hapaku’s treehouses provide guests magnificent and uninterrupted views of the Kaikoura mountains and the Pacific coast. These five treehouses are built from native wood and were designed to blend with the property's spectacular natural setting against the picturesque backdrop of the Kaikoura ranges.