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Top 6 Amazing Tree House Hotels That Will Make You…Fall From The Tree!

In BLOG, INSPIRATION, USEFUL GUIDES by Clelia Mattana23 Comments

Do You Like the idea of sleeping in a Tree House Hotel? Dream with me!

I don’t know you, but I think that there’s something a little bit magical about tree houses.


In the Philippines, not exactly a tree house but close enough! As I said.. I’m obsessed πŸ™‚ 

Disclaimer: The marvelous villa  with the infinity pool, nestled in the trees at the top of the post is not a proper Hotel (that’s why you can’t see it on my top list), it is a villa in Pukhet, Thailand, that can be rented via Airbnb. Dreamy!!

No matter how old you are, staying in a tree house can instantly make you feel younger and transport you back to your days of childhood, to a time when life was largely carefree and filled with fun, laughter, and great adventures!

Being higher than the world around makes you really feel like king (or queen!) of the castle. Even if it’s a rustic tree house, it’s your private getaway above the rest of the world.

I’ve always loved tree houses. I would love to find a sturdy tree and build my own one day!

A peaceful hidden place where I can feel free among the birds and gaze at the clouds from my lofty perch, a gentle breeze brushing my skin and incredible views all around.

But I digress! Until I build my own tree house retreat there are, fortunately, many beautiful tree houses around the world for a stay that’s totally different to the norm. Why stay in a hotel or guest house when you can clamber up to your cozy lookout point?

Since I’m not going to be building a tree house tomorrow or, indeed, anytime soon, I’d love to take off and feel freedom in one of these wonderful tree houses around the world. Here are some of the most gorgeous tree houses that are on my mind right now:I


I have chosen my 6 favorites, but there is plenty of lovely tree houses hotels scattered around the world. Click on the star and see the description to find your favorites!

Thanks to Home Improvement Pages website for the super useful map. Love it!

1 | Bangkok Tree House Thailand

Nature doesn’t exactly spring to mind when you think about the chaotic urban sprawl of Bangkok.

And that’s perhaps part of what makes this beautiful Bangkok tree house so appealing; the fact that it offers a luxurious retreat in the heart of nature, yet just beyond the bright lights, traffic jams, and attractions of the city center.

Falling asleep in Bangkok’s “green lung”, overlooking the river and with the stars twinkling above me sounds perfect! The open-air pavilion looks so comfortable and romantic, and it’s great to know that there are backup options in place if it rains.

If the weather is fine, guests simply pull the white curtain around as they like and drift off to sleep with the sounds of the clacking insects and the river breeze for company.

More of a raised platform than a true tree house, this is, nevertheless, somewhere I would love to check out the next time I visit Thailand!

2 | Free Spirit Sphere, Vancouver Island, Canada


There’s something about this suspended orb that really captures my imagination. I would love to spend a night here, hanging around in the Vancouver forest. Plus, it looks kind of like a giant eyeball in the trees!

Being a bit clumsy at times, I’m happy to see that the floor inside isn’t actually curved and that there’s a flat surface to walk on (when it comes to never know!).

The interior looks so cozy and comfy, and I’m sure I’d spend so much time staring out of the windows into the forest or sitting outside on the steps listening to the birds and daydreaming.

It’s cool to know that the bathroom isn’t far from the orb. I’d hate to wake from my gently swaying slumber and have to trek for ages to find the toilet!

3|Chateaux dans les Arbres, Domaine de Puybeton, France


My inner princess would positively leap for joy the second I arrived at this fairytale-like scene. Who wouldn’t feel special here?

The turrets rise invitingly from the trees and there’s heaps of private space outside to sit and relax in nature. And, there’s an outdoor hot tub for relaxed evenings with a splash of decadence. Look over the treetops and into the distance and there’s a real historic castle to admire too.

The interiors sound delightfully plush, with Asian decorative elements and a mini bar. There’s a double bed for a comfortable night’s sleep and an en suite bathroom, great for complete privacy as you escape to your enchanted tree house hideaway. I’m sure I could stay here for a month and the wonder still wouldn’t wear off!


4 |Tree House Lodge, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica


Now that I’m living in Mexico, I’m already daydreaming about visiting the fascinating wildlife and gorgeous nature of Costa Rica, and a stay in this charmingly rustic tree house would be the ideal way to fully immerse myself in the natural beauty that the country offers.

Sitting on that wooden verandah and just soaking up the sights and sounds of the forest is exactly what I need!

I absolutely love that the tree house has been built around a century-old tree, with the sturdy trunk a feature right inside the accommodation. The two bedrooms would make this a great choice for a getaway with a couple of close friends, and there are even two bathrooms, meaning no morning squabbles.

5|Chole Mjini Lodge, Chole Island, Tanzania


The first thing that attracts me to this tree house is that it looks just like I think a tree house should look. The cute thatched roof covers the wooden hut, with lush greenery all around and ocean views in the distance, just wow!!

It looks like a little piece of paradise! And, with no electricity, no Wi-Fi, and no passing cars, it would be a welcome break from the stresses and strains of everyday life. When I’m next in need of a digital detox surrounded by nature, I’ll definitely be keeping this place in mind.

I love that there are communal gardens where you can mingle with other guests, yet the tree houses are far enough apart to allow you to retreat to your own private sanctuary at any time you please. The open-plan design lets the wind cool things down naturally, and mosquito nets would keep the bugs at bay while you sleep.

I have slept in awesome luxury tents in the middle of the Serengeti park during my stay in Tanzania last year and I’m planning a second visit, so I will definitely try this experience next time!

6|Treehotel, Harads, Sweden


The cube Treehotel in Sweden’s Harads has a rather edgy industrial chic look about it, which intrigues me. It unapologetically hangs in nature, like some kind of strange intruder that doesn’t even try to disguise its presence. Overlooking the river, the deck would be a top place to chill out in the evening.

The capsule has a double bed and a bathroom, meaning no forest forays if you need to relieve yourself in the night. I can just picture myself lying on the comfy-looking bed and staring out of the large windowed wall, completely fixated on the flora and fauna of the forest.

After waking up and marveling at the view, a buffet breakfast is sure to set guests up for the day ahead. The inside of the tree house looks super stylish too, a fabulous contrast to its natural setting.

From swanky luxury in the tree tops to simple rustic pleasures, tree-house living definitely is my thing and one day I will fulfill my wild dream! 

How about you? Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below!





  1. This is some really good information, very informative and beneficial to all the readers. I was able to gain plenty of information. Great work.

  2. I’ve seen the Free Spirit Sphere on architectural blogs and have always wanted to stay there. This post has added another five places to my list. There’s something so magical about the idea of staying in a tree house.

    1. Author

      Yes, tree houses are truly magical places! I want to try them all πŸ™‚

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  4. Where is this cover image tree house? I want to visit here.
    Please reply soon

    1. Author

      As I’ve explained in the article, the image on the cover is actually a private Villa. Here is what I say: ” Disclaimer: The marvelous villa with the infinity pool, nestled in the trees at the top of the post is not a proper Hotel (that’s why you can’t see it on my top list), it is a villa in Phuket, Thailand, that can be rented via Airbnb. Dreamy!!” Hope it helps!

    1. Author

      Thanks for adding your favorite Nicola! I would love to try them all!

  5. Hello, I love tree house too. I got to know the one in Bangkok, great hotel project. I know they also built one very organic design hotel in Phuket called the Keemala Hotel. I will try it this next winter, cool.
    Very nice blog, I love to travel. Cheers

    1. Author

      They are all lovely! The one in Bangkok is spectacular, thanks for your additions to the list πŸ˜‰

  6. Woa..this is taking the childhood tree house play to another level… magical tree houses that could actually make you fall off the tree …. if not in love.

    1. Author

      Thanks Bob! I am actually in love with tree houses πŸ™‚

    1. Author

      How can I blame you! It looks awesome, right?! πŸ™‚

  7. It’s always a dream of mine to build and own a tree house! Anyway, that Free Spirit Sphere in Vancouver Island, Canada took my breath away! It looks like pure heaven.

    1. Author

      Same here! There are so many amazing ones, I was looking online and I might add a few more πŸ˜‰

  8. Hey Clelia,
    Thanks for this post. I feel like I’ve seen this list in a few other places. Might just be the huge interest in alternative accommodations after staying at The Birdhouse El Nido, not quite a tree house but a lovely lovely place if your ever out there. The price tag on some of the places like TreeHotel is a bit much and I’m not sure I’d be able to afford it but I guess you only live once.
    Thanks for this post!

    1. Author

      The prices for the tree houses can be higher sometimes but I guess it’s because you are paying for a unique experience after all! As you said, you only live once πŸ™‚

    1. Author

      I like them all πŸ™‚ Maybe the one in the cover picture in particular, even if it’s not a proper hotel…but it’s gorgeous!

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