Swoon-Worthy Treehouse Destinations That Are Gorgeously Chic Inside
From the hills of Finland to the forests of California.
Published Oct 12, 2017 7:00 AM
We’d all be lying if we didn’t admit we dreamt of having our very own treehouses as children—but at these totally Instagrammable boutique hotels, resorts, and Airbnbs across the globe, adults can feel like kids again, all while fulfilling their ultimate forest fantasies.
From an all-glass enclosure in Sweden to a tranquil tree villa in India, the childhood hideout gets a luxe update at each of these stays—and they all champion design. Here are our favorite style-focused treehouses that you should add to your travel bucket list ASAP.
Treehotel, Harads, Sweden
While there are seven stunning contemporary tree rooms at this unconventional hotel near the Lule River Valley, this magical mirrored room has our full attention. Set in a pine forest, the Mirrorcube house adapts to its natural surroundings. Inside, guests will find a Scandi space crafted from plywood that’s outfitted with two minimally dressed beds—and plenty of windows so that you don’t miss out on the views.
Airbnb, Atlanta, GA
Named Airbnb’s number one wishlist property in the world, this getaway just outside of Atlanta redefines whimsy. This restful retreat for two runs $375 per night, and includes three separate spaces—dubbed Mind, Body, and Soul—each linked by rope bridges.
But the best part about this Georgia treehouse? The sleeping space. The double bed is topped with premium Parachute bedding, and is equipped with wheels so that travelers can roll out to an out-in-the-open platform that overlooks a stream.
TreeHouse Point, Seattle, WA
A woodsy loft that lets in plenty of light is just what you need to cure your post-summer blues. At this treehouse center near Seattle, guests can indulge in a peaceful morning moment while they enjoy their coffee—and TreeHouse Point’s Trillium suite is inspiring us to incorporate more all-wood moments in our own homes.
Airbnb, Escondido, CA
At just $200 a night, this is a rental we just can’t resist. With a wood-fired hot tub just around the corner—as well as a propane fireplace inside to keep you toasty—this romantic Escondido escape makes it easy to spend the weekend snuggling beneath the leaves. Plus, we dig how the eclectic bedroom upstairs complements the overall cozy attitude of the home.
Lion Sands, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Al fresco naps out in the wild? Count us in. This chic treetop suite boasts a number of boho-inspired seating areas, a full bathroom and shower facilities, and a stylish deck space where guests can enjoy gourmet picnics and chat about the day’s safari excursion.
Guy Mallinson Wood Workshop, Dorset, England
We present the United Kingdom’s ultimate glamping destination for grownups—the site’s luxe (and only) treehouse is so massive, guests might easily forget they’re living above ground. Complete with leather furnishings, a rotating fireplace, and a full kitchen, we firmly believe it’s possible to live here stylishly all year.
Winvian Farm, Litchfield Hills, CT
At first glance, this two-story tree estate looks like something out of a storybook. But believe us, this is not a dream. The unique New England destination—which is sure to be especially dreamy in autumn—comes with a full bar, gas fireplace, king bed, and jacuzzi.
Tongabezi, Simonga, Zambia
Here, luxurious bubble baths take on new meaning, and zero walls means no interrupted views. This totally private treehouse by the Zambezi River wraps around three large trees, and boasts a completely open floor plan that encourages an organic flow among the separate lounging spaces.
Tranquil Resort, Kerala, India
Located on a coffee and spices plantation, the SereneTree Villa at Tranquil Resort serves as an airy and relaxing place to get reacquainted with nature. Surrounded by exotic plants, the villa’s sweeping outdoor deck is definitely our favorite feature.
Hotel Iso Syote & Safaris, Syöte, Finland
At this snowy retreat, temporary residents can catch the Northern Lights in the Eagle View Suite come winter. A sprawling tree separates the bedroom and bathroom on the second floor, while also setting the stage for a surreal vacation. The ultra contemporary dwelling is outfitted with mod light fixtures and a round bed that pairs perfectly with the room’s 360-degree views.
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