6 Luxury Treehouse Hotels

Why stay grounded when you can soak up magnificent views from the highest treetops?


The Spot: Tsala Treetop Lodge

Location: Tsala, South Africa

What to Expect: Set in the indigenous forest between the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, the lodge offers a secluded oasis of protected wildlife (yes, there are elephants and seals) surrounded by lush forests. Plus, what could be better than room service to your treetop canopy?

Where to Find:
Tsala Treetop Lodge
Tsala, South Africa
+27-0-44-532-8228, tsala.com


The Spot: Post Ranch Inn

Location: Big Sur, California

What to Expect: Trust us, the sight of California’s majestic coastline—from the Pacific Ocean to the nearby mountain peaks—is so much better at 1,200 feet above sea level. And when you do want a change of scenery, go for a soak in the outdoor hot tub, take a yoga and meditation class in the trees, or stargaze during a guided nature walk.

Where to Find:
Post Ranch Inn
47900 CA-1
Big Sur, California
1-800-527-2200, postranchinn.com


The Spot: Treehotel

Location: Harads, Sweden

What to Expect: Perched in the boreal forest of Harads above the Lule River is an ecological oasis with a distinctly Scandinavian design. Insulated and sustainable treerooms blend seamlessly into the forested backdrop, giving you the best mix of outdoorsiness and modern.

Where to Find:
Edeforsväg 2 A 960 24
Harads, Sweden
+46-0-928-10300, treehotel.se


The Spot: Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa

Location: Queensland, Australia

What to Expect: Sip cocktails on your treehouse balcony that overlooks the adjoining rainforest of this luxury eco lodge. However, if you can get your feet back on the ground, the nearby Daintree National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Great Barrier Reef are regional must-sees.

Where to Find:
Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa
Queensland, Australia
+61-7-4098-1666, silkyoakslodge.com.au


The Spot: Tree House Lodge
Location: Limón, Costa Rica

What to Expect: Trek along a wooden suspension bridge to the 100-year-old sangrillo tree, around which a majestic two-level tree cottage was built on Costa Rica’s Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. This makes it too easy to hang out with the native howler monkeys among the treetops.

Where to Find:
Tree House Lodge
Limón, Costa Rica
506-2-750-0706, costaricatreehouse.com


The Spot: Mango Tree Spa by L'OCCITANE

Location: Ubud, Indonesia

What to Expect: The spa treatment room—located in a mango tree no less—is nestled among the greenery of Ubud’s lush Ayung River Valley. And there’s a healing steam bath awaiting you when you come back down to earth.

Where to Find:
Mango Tree Spa by L'OCCITANE
Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa
Ubud, Indonesia
+62-361-975-478, kupuresorts.com