For those of you who have been following Footsteps on the Globe for a while now you’ll know that I am a new recruit in the glamping game. Over the summer I spent a wonderful weekend getting as close to nature as I could (without the discomfort) in a treehouse in Wales and loved it! Since then, I have been introduced to an awesome website called Glamping Hub which specialises in camping with a touch of glamour. There are several different types of accommodation ranging from tipis and tents to camper vans and yurts, but it is their selection of treehouse accommodation around the world that is getting this non-camper excited! To check out the full range of Treehouse Getaways click here.
Proving that treehouses aren’t just for kids but putting the adventure back into accommodation and the comfort back into camping, here are top 10 treehouse experiences by Glamping Hub as voted and recommended by me.
Top 10 treehouse experiences by Glamping Hub
1) Cornwall, England
This idyllic hand-made treehouse sits alongside the coast of England and includes, one cozy room with a mezzanine double bed and combined seating and kitchen area, all accessible via a wooden staircase. It’s fully insulated with double glazed windows and heating for those chilly nights. Totally unpolluted by industry this area is perfect for relaxing with beautiful views of the surrounding sea and countryside.
2) Vermont, United States
This incredible treehouse located in the middle of the mountains on an 86-acre private resort in Vermont boasts a two-story house held up by two enormous pine trees facing out onto a pond in the middle of the Green Mountains. The hand-crafted cedar, pine, and maple treehouse features a cozy living and dining room, whilst up the spiral staircase there is a queen size bed and a private balcony.
3) Lake Bled, Slovenia
This luxury treehouse is based in one of the most beautiful and popular holiday spots in Slovenia. Inspired by the generations of holiday makers coming to Lake Bled to enjoy boating, canyoning, rafting and hiking, the selection of six treehouses offers families of four a relaxing yet fun-filled stay. The exteriors are simplistic whilst the interiors are stylish, and designed for comfort and relaxation. In addition to the tea kitchen, there are also two sleeping rooms on two floors and a hammock.
4) Dordogne River, France
Based in the South-West of France overlooking the Dordogne River, these five quaint little treehouses are powered by solar panels and built exclusively with local wood. Eat organic, French food baskets on the privacy of the treehouse terrace whilst overlooking the beautiful surrounding areas.
5) Bilpin, Australia
Accessible via a suspended bridge, this luxurious treehouse has the best views of the surrounding Blue Mountains. Based in Bilpin Australia, the treehouse features weaving branches through the structure to give you that true ‘treehouse’ feel. With a huge tub and views to watch the sunset over the mountains, this treehouse getaway is perfect for a romantic stay for two.
6) Bandhavgarh National Park, India
Based in a 21-acre jungle next to Bandhavgarh National Park these treehouses in India offer an exciting combination of tradition jungle living with modern-day comforts. Keep an eye-out for the resident tigers and other exotic wildlife walking past your very own windows. Constructed with all-natural materials, the treehouses have fully furnished bedrooms with air conditioning and modern ensuite bathrooms.
7) Bahia, Brazil
This modern treehouse set within the lush Atlantic Rainforest is perfect of anyone wanting to combine modern luxury with the rural countryside, deserted beaches and hidden waterfalls. The property itself is made from 100 year old demolition woods and faces the sunset over the rainforest. The treehouse features a fully equipped kitchen, mini bar, bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, an open-air rainforest shower, private deck and pool in the spacious garden. And how’s this for luxury? There is also a home cinema system equipped with an HD projector along with several hundred movies, TV shows and a iPhone compatible speaker system!
8) Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Not quite your traditional ‘tree’ house but you’re certainly above the ground in the trees in this refurbished vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airframe! Nestled between Manuel Antonio National Park and Pacific Ocean vistas this is a very unique glamping option indeed. The classic airplane is positioned on a 50-foot pedestal, restored to its former glory featuring two bedrooms with queen sized beds, kitchen, dining area as well as scenic ocean and jungle views from the deck built atop the plane’s former right wing. Enjoy an evening on the terrace as sloths, toucans, monkeys and more pass right by you in this beautiful location in Costa Rica.
9) Harads, Norrbottens Lan, Sweden
How about this for a futuristic treehouse stay? Built in 2010 and designed by some of Scandinavia’s leading architects, these five treehouses each offer a totally different glamping experience with each pod designed entirely different from the next. There is also a tree sauna for up to twelve people situated among the ancient pine trees.
10) Masoala, Madagascar
Tipped as the best way to experience Madagascar’s exquisite natural landscape, these stilted cabins have a bird’s eye view of the surrounding forest and ocean. Based in Masoala, Madagascar, the treehouses offer comfortable beds and ensuite bathrooms with hot running water. Built from indigenous and sustainably sourced timber and inspired by traditional, local designs these Madagascan treehouses also offer holiday makers the chance to take part in unforgettable activities such as guided forest walks and snorkeling in the Tampolo Marine Reserve.
Have you ever stayed in a treehouse? Which one of these is your favourite? Comment below :)
Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Glamping Hub however all opinions are my own and the treehouses I have selected are those that I have chosen based on what I would recommend from my own research. As always I would never promote a product I wouldn’t use myself or recommend to my friends.