3 of the World’s Coolest Tree House Hotels
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There’s perhaps no experience that screams “I’m a kid again!” like sleeping in a tree house. Almost every man has childhood memories of hanging a “No Girls Allowed” sign and reading comic books by flashlight into the wee hours in a friend’s tree house. Thankfully, you can now relive that adolescent joy at some of the world’s coolest tree house hotels. Here are just three of our favorites:
Reserva Biológica Huilo Huilo (Chile)
Reserva Biológica Huilo Huilo is among Chile’s most prized forests. It’s a 232 square mile reserve that even won National Geographic’s coveted World Legacy Award for conservation. In the middle of this remote outpost sits Nothofagus Hotel & Spa. Most treehouse hotels offer a sprawl of individual cabins interconnected by a labyrinth of catwalks and cables. But Nothofagus is a single, unique seven-story structure where many rooms feature private balconies, towering windows, and breathtaking views of the Patagonian Andes range. You may not want to call it “glamping” but, with available wifi, two onsite restaurants, and a luxury spa, that’s exactly what it is.
Free Spirit Spheres (Vancouver Island, British Columbia)
The tiny, three-room Free Spirit Spheres “hotel” definitely wins the award for the most unusual tree house accommodations. These “suspended spherical treehouses” are actually large, wooden spheres each named — in true British Columbia fashion — with crunchy, Earth Mama names (Eryn, Even, and Melody). Instead of standing on a typical scaffolding of wood and steel, the spheres hang like giant pendulums from a network of cables. A stay here is equal parts terrifying and awesome.
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Canopy Tree House (Peru)
At the single Canopy Tree House at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, you’ll have the space among the treetops all to yourself. Connected to the main building of the Inkaterra resort by a quarter-mile long suspension bridge, the private tree house offers rustic luxury accommodations more than 90 feet above the forest floor. Like the main hotel space, the tree house maintains the local Ese-Eja design, including a thatched roof and hardwood floors. Houseguests have the privilege of butler service via walkie-talkie, a private nighttime canopy tour, and observing wildlife amongst the trees that isn’t otherwise visible below.