7 coolest tree houses hotel that reach new heights in design

These treehouse lodgings, perched atop some of the world’s most beautiful woods, share the unique ability to give guests sky-high vistas and luxury facilities. These treehouses are anything from average, with facilities like a complete bar, a fireplace, and unrestricted views of the surrounding countryside. From Costa Rica’s Floating House built by Benjamin Garcia Saxe to Mexico’s tubular Playa Viva retreat, the possibilities for these creative ideas are limitless. Discover these suspended resorts just in time for summer by turning over a new leaf.

Playa Viva, Mexico

Playa Viva hotels mexico
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This eco-friendly treehouse, nestled among the palm palms of Mexico’s thriving environment just north of Acapulco, was built with sustainable materials and provides visitors with solar-generated power and hot water. This tube-shaped apartment is a one-of-a-kind tropical retreat, complete with a king bed, ocean views, and a built-in hammock. Starting from $445 per night

Treehouse Blue Mountains, Australia

Treehouse Blue Mountains australia
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This luxurious property in Bilpin, New South Wales, has a Jacuzzi, a kitchenette, and a fireplace, as well as spectacular views of Bowen’s Creek Gorge and the Blue Mountains rainforest. This isolated treehouse, set on 600 acres of private land, is the ideal spot to become one with nature, owing to its great position between two national parks. From $729 per night

The Floating House, Costa Rica

Floating House
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This magnificent home, hovering above the forest canopy and overlooking the Bay of Hermosa, was built by famous Costa Rican architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe and combines luxurious facilities with spectacular ocean views. For your luxurious stay amid the woods, services such as a private massage and a private chef may be arranged. Starting at $3,850 per week

Hapuku Lodge Tree Houses, New Zealand

Hapuku Lodge
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These realistic tree homes draw inspiration from their spectacular surroundings, nestled in the canopy of a 100-year-old Kanuka forest with views of the Kaikoura mountains. The interior furnishings, which were handcrafted by local woodworkers, are complemented by a façade adorned with natural woods and copper shingles. Starting at $563 per night

Post Ranch Inn, California

When you reserve one of the high-design Tree Houses (on stilts) at this Big Sur resort, you’ll have access to amenities like an indoor spa tub and a private terrace, as well as the inn’s complementary daily activities like yoga and nature hikes. You’ll also get access to the inn’s beautiful infinity pool, which is perched high above the Pacific Ocean. Starting at $775 per night

Winvian Farm, Connecticut

Winvian Farm Treehouse
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This luxury cottage and farm getaway in Morris, Connecticut, offers a Treehouse cottage that is 35 feet above the forest floor and features a fireplace, a Jacuzzi, and a full bar. The suspended resort is a sanctuary amid the trees, with unobstructed views of New England’s lower woodland. Starting at $559 per night

Tsala Treetop Lodge, South Africa

Tsala pool deck
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It’s difficult to imagine that this lovely resort in the heart of South Africa’s verdant landscape—about six miles west of Plettenberg Bay—offers a choice of stone-clad treetop apartments and two-bedroom villas. Tsala’s 10 private rooms, each with an exquisite sitting room and fireplace, or one of the lodge’s six treetop villas, each with a magnificent lounge and dining space, are available. Starting from $350 per night