The Very Best Tree House Escapes from Around the World!
They were our escape, the secret place that adults couldn’t reach, and the birthplace of endless adventures. Tree houses still have an air of magic about them for many adults. Up in the trees, observing the quiet forest floor below, you can feel completely immersed in the natural world. Fortunately for us, tree houses are no-longer only the realm of youth. Around the world, people are catching onto the love we still hold for these secret places. Grown-up versions can be found from here to Chile. There are no dusty, leaf-strewn floors to be found here. Instead these fully-equipped lodges offer the chance to fall asleep in comfort while the leaves rustle around you. Combine the best parts of your childhood and adult life in these dreamy lodges.
If you are looking to re-live those childhood days, West Lexham Treehouse Holidays are perfect, from the bright quilts and bunting, to a tree growing right through the centre of the room.
A little further from home, Huilo Huilo Canopy Village also offers the authentic experience. Sleeping on a camp bed and cuddled in a sleeping bag, this lodge may seem at first more like a hostel than a luxury hotel and the price represents this. But for only £30 a night, roll over in bed and you will find yourself staring straight into the midst of the Patagonia rainforest. Only a walkway away, you can find the rest of the resort with spa facilities and a restaurant: not so hostle-esque after all!
My own personal favourite treehouse can be found high in the canopy of the Costa Rican rainforest. Growing up, I watched David Attenborough documentaries in awe. I dreamed of travelling to steamy, verdant forests and hiding in the trees to watch the busy world of the jungle pass me by. Jungle treks and climbing vast trees to find a viewpoint would all be part of the adventure. As I grew up and realised most biologists spent the majority of their time in a lab or an office, this dream faded…until now. The Amazing Treehouse and Nature Observatorio really lives up to its name. It encapsulates every part of adventure I dreamed of (including the tree climbing!!) and lets you live nestled deep in nature.
Finally, staying in a treehouse does not mean you have to forgo ultimate luxury. After all, a treehouse is a place of dreams. The Treehouse Lodge in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon demonstrates this. It has taken the concept of a treehouse to the extreme by building eight fully equipped treetop bungalows. With glittering lanterns to light your way along the rope bridges between buildings, and monkeys and birds calling around you, staying here is a surreal and dreamy experience.