Best Treehouse Hotels In The World: Top 10
Best Treehouse Hotels In The World: Top 10

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World:


Have you ever wanted to live out your childhood dreams of sleeping in an authentic tree house?  Well now you can!   There are hundreds of tree house hotels to choose from around the World giving you tastes of the rustic, luxurious, and even the futuristic.  You will be surprised at how diverse the tree house hotels are as many of them are made to blend in with their own unique settings.  Some are high in the jungle surrounded by monkeys, others in the open-air African bush, and one is even in an old airplane fuselage.  We hope our list inspires your next trip!

1. Green Village (Badung, Bali):

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Green Village Bali
Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Green Village Bali

About Green Village: If you’ve ever dreamed about sleeping in a 6-story tall bamboo treehouse, the Green Village in Bali is your chance.  The community of eco friendly mega-mansion sprung up after a local school was built entirely out of  bamboo and other green materials.  The jungle community is highly focused on being self-sustained and the homes seem to blend right into nature.  This fusion is enhanced by playful engineering elements including open walls as well as layouts mimicking lotus flowers and palm leaves.  You’ll feel quite small approaching the huge treehouses which average 4 to 6 stories in height and almost reach the tree tops.  Worried about staying cool in a home with no walls?  The homes have a genius vented bamboo air condition system that cools your bed at night!
Actives at the Green Village include more than just lying around in hammocks and chilling with monkeys.  You can also tour their bamboo factory, join workshops on bamboo home building, investigate secret uses of the coconut tree, and play a bamboo xylophone called the Jegog.  Just exploring the treehouses themselves is a magical time that feels like a real-life Fern Gully.  There are tons of hand crafted details and some even have elevated bamboo tunnel entrances.  All of that, plus its not far from the Southern beaches of Bali!

Average Nightly Cost: Most of the mansions are only the vacation homes of the owners an are available for rent the rest of the year beginning at $325 a night.   Booking:  Most of the booking it done directly through the Village website but one of the units which is a full time rental can be done HEREGreen Village Video: (HERE). Green Village Website: (HERE).

2. Tree House Lodge (Limón, Costa Rica):

Coolest Hotels In The World, Top Ten, Tree House Lodge Costa Rica
Coolest Hotels In The World, Top Ten, Tree House Lodge Costa Rica

About Tree House Lodge: Sloths, sloths, and more sloths!  Need we say more?  The Tree House Lodge is basically a real life version of the Rain Forest Cafe within Costa Rica’s Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge.  The 10 acre property has both jungle access and beachfront with the almost perfect Punta Uva Beach nearby.  With numerous tree houses to choose from this is one of the coolest hotels in the World to feed you inner child.  Feel free to be lazy the hammocks are inviting and a slow pace is the way to go.

Cost Per Night: $300 for two people, but the tree houses and beach suites can sleep up to 6 people which is $450-600 a night.  Hotel Website: (HERE).  Alternative Options: If you want to see the iconic Arenal Volcano from your hotel instead consider the Nayara Hotel in La Fortuna, Costa Rica.  If you are really digging the tree house vibe check out our list of the best tree house hotels in the world.

3. TreeHotel (Harads, Sweden):

Coolest Hotels In The World, Top Ten, TreeHotel Sweden
Coolest Hotels In The World, Top Ten, TreeHotel Sweden

About TreeHotel: While many of the units are very futuristic, the name of the game at Sweden’s Tree Hotel is undisturbed nature.  All of the units have a very small footprint, but still manage to be the most unique tree houses on the planet.  The large UFO suite looks like it is right out of the hit movie ET and is truly an out-of-this-World experience.  Maybe out favorite tree house at the TreeHotel is the huge Mirror Cube which does the ultimate job of blending into nature.  The mirrored sided made the solid structure almost seem invisible as it reflects the natural beauty around it.  Don’t worry about birds hitting into the glass, as it is covered in a unique infrared film which keeps them from running into it.  The TreeHotel also has a crate like cabin elevate over the valley, a huge bird’s nest, a suite that looks like it is made out of Legos, and a large family until in the shape of a dragon fly.

Cost Per Night: $680 per night, but the Dragon Fly 4 person room is $1100.  They often have packages available for multi-day stays.  Hotel Website: (HERE).  Other Hotel Options: Check out our list of the best tree house hotels in the world.

4. Finca Bellavista Community (Piedras Blancas, Costa Rica):

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Finca Bellavisita Costa Rica
Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Finca Bellavisita Costa Rica

About Bellavista: This 350 acre tree house community is very well known for being self-sustained.  All of the properties use solar energy, collect rain water, and use a community garden.  In total there are 24 buildings connected with bridges, ladders, and zip lines making it the ultimate adventure experience.  Staying here really feels like you are elevated above a Jurassic Jungle as the last surviving humans and truly brings back the essence of what build a fort as a child was like.

Cost Per Night: $90-250 a night for 2 people depending on which house you rent.  Hotel Website: (HERE).

5. Ariau Amazon Towers (Manaus, Brazil):

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Ariau Amazon Towers Brazil
Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Ariau Amazon Towers Brazil

About Ariau Amazon Towers: The Ariau Amazon Towers are considered the pioneer of Tree House Hotels as they have been open since the early 1980s.  Sitting in the heart of the jungle right on the Amazon River, there is tons of wildlife nearby including pink dolphins and monkeys.  The amazing activities include piranha fishing, alligator spotting, pink dolphin swims, jungle trekking, and even indigenous tribal events.  If you were looking to experience the Amazon Rainforest, this is the best way to do it that doesn’t involve days on end in a boat or sleeping outside under bug nets.

Cost Per Night: Tree House Suites are $1250 a night but they also have some traditional hotel rooms for $750 a night.   Hotel Website: (HERE).

6. Pete Nelson’s TreeHouse Point (Fall City, Washington):

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, TreeHouse Point Pete Nelson Washington
Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, TreeHouse Point Pete Nelson Washington

About TreeHouse Point: If you ever watched the hit TV show Treehouse Masters on Animal Planet you’ll want to stay at Pete Nelson’s TreeHouse Point.  The Washington based tree house builder had already had over 20 years of building experience before he decided to open his own bed and breakfast in 2005.  The property quickly had quickly grown to 9 wonderful Tree House suites and by 2013 Pete found himself a Reality TV start building high flying tree houses around the World.  Of the rooms for rent, Temple of the Blue Moon is our favorite as it looks wedged between to trees with a wonderful rope bridge leading the way.  If you can’t stay over night they do also have guided tours you can sign up for in advance.

Cost Per Night: Trees houses start out at $150 a night and average $195-$275 per night.   Hotel Website: (HERE).

7. 727 Fuselage Hotel (Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica):

Coolest Hotels In The World, Top Ten, 727 Fuselage Costa Rica
Coolest Hotels In The World, Top Ten, 727 Fuselage Costa Rica

About the Fuselage Hotel: As part of the Costa Verde Resort, the 727 Fuselage Hotel sits high above the ocean in the lush Costa Rican jungle.  The plane is a vintage 1965 Boeing 727 that was refurbished into a two bedroom suite with amazing views.  Because the suite butts against the Manuel Antonio National Park, you will often have residents monkeys to greet you at breakfast.  Locals claim that monkeys actually out number the humans in the village.  The vast beach below has areas for riding horses, sun bathing, plus extra accommodations.  Costa Verde’s ground level restaurant is also a re-purposed jumbo jet making the entire resort feel like a living episode of the hit TV series Lost.

Cost Per Night: To rent out the entire plane with two bedrooms it is $500 a night.  They also have rooms in the beach side Inn for $60 a night.  Hotel Website: (HERE).  Other Hotel Options: You can stay in another plane at the Jumbo Jet Hostel in Sweden which is a 27 room converted Boeing 747.  You can also check out our list of the best tree house hotels in the world.

8. The Human Nest (Big Sur, California):

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Human Nest California
Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Human Nest California

About The Human Nest: Local artist Jayson Fann has been building nest-like Spirit Houses around the World for   years and his most well known is at the Tree Bone Resort.  See Jayson’s other work here.  The large, wood-woven art installation turned accommodation is the perfect way to find yourself one with nature as it creates a cocoon of peace.   The Human Nest also offers a private camping area to set up a tent, but for obvious reasons open fires are not allowed near the timber.

In general staying at the Tree Bone Resort is very peaceful as they have their own organic gardens and are just minutes from the biggest sand beach in the region called Sand Dollar Beach.  In addition to the Human nest they also have 5 other campsites, a Sibley Tent already set up on a platform, and 16 Yurt Huts.  The main lodge has a restaurant, heated pool and hot tub overlooking the ocean, and outdoor sushi bar giving the entire experience a huge step up from standard camping.

Cost Per Night: Standard bring your own tent campsite is $95 a night.  Human Nest Tree House is $150 a night.  Sibley tents are $130.  Yurts are $225-255 for 2 people, up to 2 more people for $30 each.   Hotel Website: (HERE).

9. Lion Sands Resort (Kruger National Park, South Africa):

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Lion Sands South Africa
Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Lion Sands South Africa

About Lion Sands: Although frightening to some people, there is something romantic about the thought of stay out in an open-air tree house in the middle of the African Bush.  At the Lion Sands Resort inside the Kruger National Park they have 3 amazing units giving you an elevated and unobstructed view of the South African sky.  It doesn’t get much better either as the star gazing is rating as a whopping 1 million which is one of the highest you can get.  For safety, all of the the tree houses have either a double safety door or a draw bridge plus direct radio contact with a ranger.  Since the main lodge is only 5-10 minutes away you’ll have nothing to worry about.  There is a vanity sink and toilet but showers available at the main lodge a couple minutes away.  The tree houses have no electricity and if you ask Lion Sands whether they have WiFi they’ll reply “You must be joking!”

Cost Per Night: Stating at $450 a night. They also have traditional hotel rooms at the nearby lodge.   Hotel Website: (HERE).

10. Free Spirit Spheres (Vancouver Island, Canada):

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Free Spirit Spheres Canada
Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Free Spirit Spheres Canada

About The Spheres: Welcome to the Star Wars’ Ewok houses!   Looking like large eyeballs floating in the forest, these handcrafted spheres are suspended like pendants from webs of rope.  The vision was to providing a habitat for the un-tamed spirit that exists in us all without interrupting nature.   The 3 rentable rooms are really cool the the feeling you get as it gently sways in the breeze is unreal.  The Spheres are totally safe with anchor points on at least 3 trees each which mute how much you actually sway.  The curved interiors help the inside feel much bigger than they are and makes room for a bed, table and chairs inside the small space.

Cost Per Night: The 3 units start at $155 per person or $175 per couple depending on the unit with discounts for multiple days.  They do not allow guest under the age of 16.   Hotel Website: (HERE).

11. Londolozi Tree Camp (Kruger National Park, South Africa):

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Londolozi Tree Camp South Africa
Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Londolozi Tree Camp South Africa

About Londolozi Tree Camp: It is fitting that both the Londolozi Tree Camp and Kruger National Park were both established in 1926 as they have both gone a long way toward wildlife preservation in Africa.  For the first few decades the camp served as the primer bush camp and mainly hosting exclusive guests such as presidents and princesses.  By the 1970s they went all in on the conservation side of thins and officially changed their name to Londolozi, derived from the Zulu word ‘To Protect’.

Over the years, Londolozi has grown to become World renowned as one of Africa’s finest game lodges.  As easily the most luxurious, it became the first game reserve in the World to be accorded Relais & Châteaux Status, reinforcing its commitment to luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and exceptional service.  It is really hard to argue with Londolozi’s awards as no where else can you watch elephant herds stroll by while taking your morning bath then go on an afternoon safari to see rare leopards and large cats.  When the day is over get ready to retire to some of the coolest tree houses and lodges you can imagine.  The fine details in the art and furnishing are unbeatable.

Cost Per Night: Starting at $850 per person a night which includes meals, drinks, plus morning and evening game drives.  Kids activities are 1/2 off.   Hotel Website: (HERE).  Alternative Hotel Options: The Lions Sand Reserve has traditional hotel style rooms plus 3 amazing open air trees houses stating at $450 a night.

12. Le Domaine des Ormes (Ormes, France):

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Domaine des Ormes France
Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Domaine des Ormes France

About Domaine des Ormes: There may me no better place to let your inner child loose than a tree house hotel.  Out of hundreds of tree house hotels in France, the Domaine des Ormes has all the backyard thrills you can think of.  Maybe the coolest aspect is that most of the high rise units are connected with series of bridges, ropes, and zip lines.  To ensure your safety they take you through a 20-30 minute training explanation on how the treehouse works and going through the course.  The property even has a couple floating suites on the lake plus a bunch of traditional camp sites.  Especially if you have kids, this will be one of the coolest experiences you can do as a family.  If you are going to either Saint Malo or Monte St Michel from Paris this is a perfect stopping point even if you stay overnight elsewhere.

Cost Per Night: $160 in the low season and $200 in the high season.   Hotel Website: (HERE).  Virtual Tour: Glide through the properties’ zip lines on Google Street View by Clicking Here.

13. Lake Manyara Tree Lodge (Tanzania):

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge Tanzania
Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge Tanzania

About Lake Manyara Tree Lodge: The andBeyond group is one of our favorite luxury resort groups in the World and they nailed it with their Tanzania Tree Lodge.  This is the only lodge of any kind in the Lake Manyara National Park which gives you an unspoiled look into Tanzania’s natural beauty.  Each suite is cradled in the boughs of an ancient mahogany forest which makes it easy to realize why so many celebrities stay here.  The location is perfect as the Rift Valley is set right between a lush forest and the shores of a teaming lake.  The accommodations aren’t bad either as every interior inch and view point were very well thought out.  Whether you are in the bedroom, or out on the spacious deck, each suite is meant to look like it is floating on a sea of green.  The park was created to protect a local elephant herd and there are numerous game drives to see them, hippos, the famous tree climbing lions, and many other species of wildlife.

Cost Per Night: Starting at for $650 a night per person.  The standard size two person suites are $1000 a night in the off-season and $1500 during the peak Summer months.  The larger family suites go between $3500-5500 a night depending on the season.   Hotel Website: (HERE).

14. Loisaba Wilderness Resort (Nanyuki, Kenya):

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Loisaba Wilderness Resort Kenya
Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Loisaba Wilderness Resort Kenya

About Loisaba Wilderness: The Loisaba Wilderness Resort has hand picked the location of their elevated treehouse suites and boy has it paid off.  Our two favorite suites at the resort are a set of thatch roofed huts with an open-air wall positioned to catch the morning sunrise.  Making the view even better, the suites are equipped with large star beds on wheels that can be rolled out to see the sunrise or the millions of nightly stars overhead.  One of the suites is located right above a river and the over near a water hole which makes the wildlife experiences about as good as they get.  The resort is famous for not just their game drives, but also the safaris led on both horse and camel back.

Cost Per Night: $600 per person or $1000 per couple in the high season with kids 1/2 off.  The mid-season see about a 25% reduction in price.  Hotel Website: (HERE).

15. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (Tanzania):

Coolest Hotels In The World, Top Ten, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Tanzania
Coolest Hotels In The World, Top Ten, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Tanzania

About Ngorongoro Crater Lodge: If you were to pick the ideal physical location on a map to visit in Africa, it you probably be exactly where the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in Tanzania is.  In addition to being next to Lake Magadi and inside a old volcanic crater, the Lodge sits perfectly between the Serengeti National Park, the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, and Mount Kilimanjaro.

The lodge has such a great location that the views and experiences seem to make themselves.  Wild zebras, giraffes and other animals often roams the grounds while large cats and elephants are only a short drive away.  Being a property run by the and Beyond Group, you know the accommodations are going to be amazing.  No expensive was spared on the over-sized luxury hut which all have world-class views over the African landscape.  We love their colorful furniture, woven roofs, and uncanny sense of style.

Cost Per Night: The standard size suites are $1000 a night in the off-season and $1500 during the peak Summer months.  The larger family suites go between $3500-5500 a night depending on the season.   Hotel Website: (HERE).  Alternative Option: andBeyond also has some other great properties in Tanzania including the Lake Manyara Tree Lodge cradled in mahogany trees overlooking the Great Rift Valley for $650 a night.

16. Four Seasons Tented Camp (Chiang Saen, Thailand):

Coolest Hotels In The World, Top Ten, Four Seasons Tented Camp Chiang Rai Thailand
Coolest Hotels In The World, Top Ten, Four Seasons Tented Camp Chiang Rai Thailand

About The Four Seasons Tented Camp: Once you’ve experienced glamping at the Four Season’s Tented Camp, you’ll never view your family’s camping tent the same again.  Sitting on the edge of the jungle near Thailand’s Golden Triangle offers the perfect setting to begin your adventure.  The luxurious accommodations are filled to the brim with handcrafted furniture that you have to see to believe.  The tables have carved elephant legs and the two person hand-hammered copper bathtubs even have elephant trunks as fixtures, not to mention the private outdoor rain showers.  When you are ready to venture out to do activities you can walk right off your spacious deck onto your live pachyderm taxi.   Elephants are a mainstay of the Four Seasons Tented Camp.  You can work with the traditional elephant mahout who dedicate their lives to an animal and take sunrise elephant treks into the lush jungle and misty mountains.  You can also unwind with a bamboo raft cruise down the Mekong River, a massage while taking in stunning views, or dinner from master chefs at the thatched-roof wine cellar.

Cost Per Night: $2,500.  Yes we said $2,500 a night as it is an exclusive experience truly fit for a king complete with elephant mahout training, spa treatment, plus all your gourmet food and drinks.  They also require a two night minimum stay, but with ongoing promotions a three night stay usually gets you two nights for free at any of the other Four Season properties in Thailand.  Hotel Website: (HERE).  Alternative Options: Since most people can’t afford the Four Seasons, you can alternatively stay in one of the dozens of moderately priced hotels in Chiang Mai and do a different elephant adventure.  Our favorite affordable elephant experience is the Patara Elephant Farm which is around $200 a person for a full day trek and mahout training. Read more about Patara Elephant Camp HERE.

17. Les Cabanes de Fontaine (Saint-Germain-des-Essourts, France):

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Les Cabanes de Fontaine France
Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Les Cabanes de Fontaine France

About Thalasso Spa: Sitting two hours Northwest of Paris, the collection of tree houses at Les Cabanes de Fontaine are some of the most accessible out there.  These may be the dreamiest tree house hotels on this list as the playful wall cutouts let in very cool light beams.  The property is also very close to a number of small chateaus such as Mont Lambert and Mondétour which are good side stops.

Cost Per Night: Starts at $850 a night and you’ll want to book early to try to keep it under $1000 a night.For 2 people the tree houses run between $150-175 a night.  Hotel Website: (HERE).  Alternative Options: This property is part of La Cabane en L’Air Tree House Group  where you can book from 200 different tree house hotel suites around France.

18. Kadir’s Tree House (Olympos, Turkey):

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Kadirs Tree House Turkey

About Kadir’s Village: You don’t usually think of Turkey when you picture the best place for a tree house hotel, but this gem has been featured everywhere from the Discovery Channel to the Washington Post.  The tight knit bunch of 45 elevated unit make it feel like a mini-village and it can sleep up to 110 guests.  The wild west theme is very strong and everything circles a make shift town square.  There are 2 bars on site which is perfect as it largely caters to the mid-20s crowd of visitors.  Even though Kadir’s is in the middle of nowhere there is a lot to do fro hiking, to rock climbing, diving, and sunning at the famous Olympos Beach.   This entire area of Turkey is littered with Roman ruins including the Lost City of Chimera which is very easy to get to.  The seclusion makes it a back packers haven with a hippie commune feel that is very fun.  Expect camp fires and an easy going time.

Cost Per Night: The beds are super cheap at $10-30 a night per person.  The units have between 1-8 beds each.   Hotel Website: (HERE).  Virtual Tour: (HERE).

19. Châteaux dans les Arbres (France):

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Chateaux Dans Les Arbres France
Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Chateaux Dans Les Arbres France

About Chateaux Arbres: Sitting in the shadow of Chateau de Biron about 2 hours from Bordeaux are an amazing set of 5 playful treehouse you can rent.  Each of the castle-like treehouses are modeled after French Chateau and are truly fit for your inner childhood king.  The magical tree-top wonderlands are actually quite fancy inside and are even equipped with hot tubs!

Cost Per Night: Each of the 5 tree house sleeps 2-4 people and range from $250-350 a night.  Hotel Website: (HERE).

20. Out’n’About Treesort (Takilma, Oregon):

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Out'n'About Treesort Oregon
Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Out'n'About Treesort Oregon

About Out’n’About Treesort: Spread out across 36 acres, the Out’n’About Treesort has 18 tree houses built into the Oregon wilderness.  The have many more 4 person unit than most tree house hotels which makes it a great stop for families.

Cost Per Night: They have 2 person units for $130-150 a night and 4 person tree houses for $250-300 a night.  Hotel Website: (HERE).

21. Domaine de la Romaningue (Gironde, France):

Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Domaine De La Romaningue France
Best Treehouse Hotels In The World, Top 10, Domaine De La Romaningue France

About Domaine de la Romaningue: The setting for this tree house hotel is unique to this list as it is built on the grounds of the Chateau Romaningue in the heart of Bordeaux and is surrounded by wine vineyards.  In addition to the 5 cool tree houses, the Domaine de la Romaningue also has a gypsy wagon suite, and 3 interesting pod rooms.  Each pod is elevated on a private deck and offers a totally different way to sleep under the stars with a clear dome roof.

Cost Per Night: For 2 people is is $170-220 depending on the unit.  Extra guests and kids are typically $40 each.  Hotel Website: (HERE).

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