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Tree top dining at Soneva Kiri | Courtesy of Soneva Kiri
Tree top dining at Soneva Kiri | Courtesy of Soneva Kiri
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The Best Treehouse Restaurants, Hotels, and Places to Stay in the World

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Food & Drink Editor
Updated: 19 June 2017
Did you like climbing trees and building dens in the woods as a kid? Well these treehouse restaurants, hotels and places to stay let you do it all again, only this time, with a lot more style. Here then, is our guide to the best treehouses in the world.
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Keemala Tree Pool Houses, Thailand

You know what would make this treehouse really awesome? A swimming pool is what the genius designers of this treehouse must have said. What’s more, there’s not one, but seven, scattered throughout the tranquil rainforest. Beside the amazing pool, each treehouse comes with a lounge area and a large master bedroom upstairs. Come down from the trees and explore the restaurant after enjoying a cocktail on the terrace.

10/88 Moo 6, Nakasud Rd., Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket, 83150, Thailand

Treehouse with pool in Keemala resort | Courtesy of Keemala Resort

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Soneva Kiri, Thailand

This treehouse complex in the Thai jungle features accommodation, a children’s play centre and a table for two, all of which are up in the trees. Diners are winched up into the canopy before being served canapés and delicious Thai dishes. Sit back, sip wine and watch the sun set from the treetops.

110 Moo 4, Koh Kood Sub-District, Koh Kood District, Trat 23000, Thailand

Tree top dining at Soneva Kiri | Courtesy of Soneva Kiri

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Huilo Huilo Nothofagus Hotel and Spa, Chile

This stunning wooden treehouse hotel and spa has 55 rooms and sits in the heart of the Huilo Huilo Biológical Reserve in Chile. Made entirely of wood and with a central atrium, there’s also indoor and outdoor swimming pools, as well as the spa facilities. The hotel runs guided tours of the reserve, with the chance to see animals such as deer and birdlife. If you fancy something more adventurous there’s whitewater rafting and volcano trekking!

Ruta CH 203, Km. 60, Camino Intl Panguipulli, Puerto Fuy, Neltume, Los Rios, 5665000 Chile

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The UFO treehouse, Sweden

If you’ve an addiction to science fiction and fancy an X-Files-style escape, then this amazing UFO house is for you. Hidden deep in a Swedish forest, your craft is cosy, with a double bed, stove, not to mention great views. If only all alien abductions were this good.

Treehotel/Brittas Pensionat, Edeforsväg 2 A, 960 24 Harads, Sweden

UFO Treehouse, Brittas Pensionat, Sweden | © Treehotel.se/Johan Jansson

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Post Ranch Inn, USA

Resting in the trees, nearly three metres (nine feet) off the forest floor, each of these treehouses has a king sized bed, window seat to admire the view, a desk and cosy fireplace. Staying here also gives you access to the rest of the well appointed resort, including a library, two infinity spas, heated swimming pool and activities such as nature hikes, yoga sessions and stargazing sessions.

Post Ranch Inn, 47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920 USA

Post Ranch Inn Treehouse lounge | Courtesy of Post Ranch Inn

Gibbon Experience, Laos

This amazing treehouse venue is actually a tourism-based conservation project. As well as being a great spot for seeing wildlife close up, including gibbons, there’s an amazing zip line between hills. By staying you’re actually supporting conservation efforts to stop poachers, illegal logging and environmental damage. The enterprise also employs over 120 local people.

Ban Houayxay, Bokeo Province, Lao P.D.R.

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Living-Room Treehouse Experience, Wales, UK

A boutique collection of six individual treehouses nestled deep in the Welsh countryside, surrounded by woods teeming with wildlife and red kites soaring overhead. Accessed by wooden staircases and rope bridges, inside you’ll find cosy wood-burning stoves, a large double bed and fold-down bunk beds for any extra guests. Being off grid, there’s no electricity, just the flicker of candle light and the stars.

Glantwymyn, Machynlleth SY20 9PY

Living-Room Treehouse in spring | Courtesy of Living Room Treehouse Experience

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The Bird’s Nest, Sweden

This amazing treehouse was designed by Inrednin Gsgruppen and is completely suspended in the trees and accessed by a retractable staircase. The exterior is covered in twigs, as if camouflaged against the surrounding forest. Inside the wood-lined interior there’s a double bed and two single beds. Showers and sauna are located in nearby buildings.

Treehotel/Brittas Pensionat, Edeforsväg 2 A, 960 24 Harads, Sweden

Birds Nest Treehouse, Sweden | © TreeHotel.se/Johan Jansson

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Jaci’s Tree Lodges, South Africa

Built into the bush in the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa, Jaci’s Tree Lodge sits in the canopy surrounded by stunning views and the mighty Marico River. Richly decorated with African tribal art, the lodges have their own private shower, and are equipped with air conditioning/heating as well as overhead fans for comfort.

Madikwe Game Reserve, 2874 R49, 2874, South Africa

Jaci’s Tree Lodges lounge | Courtesy of Jaci’s Lodges

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The Treehouse Restaurant, UK

Dine up in the tree canopy and enjoy the amazing views at Alnwick Garden’s treehouse and gardens. The grounds of nearby Alnwick Castle were where Harry Potter’s famous first Quidditch lesson took place. Check website for special events and concerts.

The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick NE66 1YU

© Graeme Peacock

© Graeme Peacock

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Teniqua Treehouse, South Africa

Catering for honeymooners and families, each of these self-contained, self-catering treehouses comes with amazing views, as you’d expect. Built sustainably within the trees, you’ll see wildlife up close. The largest has two separate bedrooms, and a deck with a Weber BBQ so you can cook a braai, though there’s a kitchen inside too. After the forest, make sure to also explore the nearby beaches.

5km outside Sedgefield towards Knysna, N2 Karatara/ Ruigtevlei turn-off, Sedgefield, Western Cape, 6573, South Africa

Teniqua Treetops

The tented treehouse resort, offers eco-accommodation, high on the foothills of the ancient Outeniqua mountain range | Courtesy of Teniqua Treetops

Bangkok Tree House, Thailand

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Green living in the urban centre | © Bangkok Tree House

Bangkok Tree House, Thailand

Bangkok is a sprawling city, but this treehouse is located on the artificially made island of Bang Krachao, which has the nickname ‘the green lung of Bangkok’ due to its lung-like shape, flora and lack of cars. The accompanying eco-hotel ensures that your stay minimises ecological impact, as well as supports the local community.

60 Moo1 Soi Bua Phueng Pattana, Bang Namphueng, Phra Padaeng, Samut Prakarn, Greater Bangkok, Amphoe Phra Pradaeng, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10130, Thailand

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Lost Meadow Treepod, UK

This quirky, spherical treehouse is suspended between two trees, three metres above ground, by secure cables. On top, there’s a sky-light so you can stargaze. In summer, open the window, breath in the forest air and enjoy the view through the trees and down to the river. There’s also a wood burner should you feel a chill.

Broom Park Farm, Bodmin PL30 4DP, UK

Lost Meadow Treepod | Courtesy of Lost Meadow

Lost Meadow Treepod | Courtesy of Lost Meadow

Tree Sparrow House, UK

Wake up with the wildlife in this cute, fairytale Airbnb treehouse on the far tip of Cornwall’s Lizard peninsula. A great base for exploring the nearby villages and beaches, before snuggling up by the fire at night.

Tree Sparrow House, Cornwall
Tree Sparrow House, Cornwall | © Courtesy of Air B&B
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The 7th Room, Sweden

The winding stairs of this magical treehouse takes you up into the trees. The rooms are stunning, as is the view. Perhaps the most fun, if a little scary, is the ‘patio’, which consists of a strong safety net strung directly over the forest floor. Here you can lie on your back looking at the sky, or face down, looking at the ground 10 metres below. The treehouse sleeps five in two double rooms and an additional sofa bed. There’s also a lounge, toilet and bathroom with shower.

Treehotel/Brittas Pensionat, Edeforsväg 2 A, 960 24 Harads, Sweden

The 7th Room | © Treehotel.se/Johan Jansson

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The Treehouse At Winvian Farm, USA

This treehouse is a great secret hideaway, hidden 11 metres (35 feet) above the forest floor on a 113 acre luxury resort in Connecticut. Inside the two-story structure there’s a king-sized bed, fireplace, steam shower and a jacuzzi. On top, there’s a lounge with a bar, so you can enjoy a drink and the New England forest outside. Elsewhere on the resort, there’s an organic garden, a five-star, farm-to-table restaurant, a spa and pool. The wine cellar is pretty special too.

155 Alain White Road, Morris, Connecticut 06763, USA

The Treehouse At Winvian Farm | Courtesy of Winvian Farm Resort

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Treehouse cottages, USA

This collection of treehouse cottages, located in a picturesque forest, are between seven and eight metres (22–26 feet) off the ground. All are beautifully furnished and come with a fully furnished kitchenette, and many with four poster beds. Other features include stained glass windows, while one has a heart-shaped jacuzzi.

165 West Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, USA

Towering Pines Treehouse | Courtesy of Treehouse Cottages

Treehouse Travellers’ Hideout, Sri Lanka

Designed with retreating and relaxation in mind, this treehouse in the Sri Lankan jungle is built around a mango tree. As well as meditation, juice fasting and yoga, there’s also the chance to learn to cook vegan and raw food, explore hidden waterfalls, and explore the forest.

Gotu kola in a small watermelon
Gotu kola in a small watermelon | Courtesy of Treehouse, Travellers Hideout