Tree House Hotels
Seven cool tree houses around the world that you can visit and rent for a night, a week, or just for a dinner. Located in forests, tiger preserves, and next to the sea, these tree houses are ideal for anyone looking for a vacation that's a little out of the ordinary.
Tree houses have become a popular vacation spot, for both lodging and dining. Sleeping and eating, while perched in a house propped high in the sky, is, after all, quite an unusual experience.
Diverse locations such as Washington's TreeHouse Point (left) are available for short- and long-term stays or for a meal. All share the same special quality: they're built in the trees!
Check out our tour of seven tree house hotels—a unique combination of nature and contemporary design—around the world.
Ethan Cromwell Palmer is an intern for GARDEN DESIGN. Additional research was provided by Alexia Nader, a GARDEN DESIGN intern.
In New Zealand, north of Auckland, the Redwoods Treehouse is a pod-shaped tree house hanging 30 feet above the ground. It was commissioned in 2008 as a marketing campaign and now serves as a private venue, available for rent. Corporate or private events can be held in the tree house, with room for up to 30 guests.
Inside the beautifully vibrant Alnwick Gardens stands an enormous tree house, the Alnwick Treehouse. The garden, created by Jacques and Peter Wirtz, has a landscape that includes England's largest collection of European plants. The tree house complements the two celebrated garden designers' work and serves as a restaurant as well as an activities center.
The restaurant is open for meals throughout the day and serves organic and local meat and fish, as well as offering performances of live music.
Phone: 01665 511852
The Alnwick Garden,
Denwick Lane, Alnwick,
Northumberland, NE66 1YU
This extraordinary tree house is in Issaquah, Washington, 30 minutes east of Seattle. The Triullium (left), one of the five tree house available for rent at TreeHouse Point, is a two-story vacation home with multiple windows, and is named for the white perennial flower native to North America and Asia.
6922 Preston-Fall City Rd SE
Issaquah, WA 98027
The Hapuku Lodge, nestled in a native Manuka grove, in New Zealand, rests 30 feet above the ground with a view over the Pacific coastline and Kaikoura's mountains. The lodge rents out a series of tree houses of different sizes, with options including a one-bedroom or a two-story tree house.
The one-bedroom house, ideal for a vacationing couple, contains a shower opening onto the deck, a light-filled fireplace, along with a king-size bed. The family house is a two-story building with a smaller floor below the main floor, where children can sleep.
Treehouse Cottages is a forest haven in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, founded and built by Terry and Patsy Miller. Seven tree houses, and one cottage, are available for rent for about $150 to $180 per night.
The tree houses are built 22 to 26 feet above ground using five wooden poles, while the ground level cottage overlooks the terraced flower garden.
Phone: (479) 253-8667
165 West Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Located in Washington state's Gifford Pinchot National Forest, the Cedar Creek Treehouse sits in a 200-year-old Western Red Cedar tree, 50 feet above the ground.
The tree house features sleeping space for five, a kitchen, and an observation deck. Starting from $300 dollars per night for two, the cabin includes a tour of other structures on the property, including the "Stairway to Heaven," "Rainbow Bridge," and the glass-enclosed observatory.
Phone: (360) 569-2991
Cedar Creek Treehouse
P.O. Box 204
Ashford, WA 98304
In Madhya Pradesh, India, five tree houses, deep in the jungle, form the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve's Tree House Hideaway. Each tree house comes equipped with a living area, mini bar, and balcony, as well as hot and cold water, air conditioning, and mosquito netting.
Guests can often spot the jungles' animals from the privacy of their balconies that overlook the Bandhavgarth Fort and Tiger Reserve.
Tree House Hide Away
Village Ketkiya, Bandhavgarh, Dist Umaria
Madhya Pradesh, India