The Top 10 Luxury Treehouse Hotels & Resorts for an Elevated Stay

Channel your inner child and cozy up together in nature.
10 Luxury Treehouse Hotels for an Elevated Stay
Photo: The Fish
james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
Travel Writer & Expert
  • James Wong is a freelance travel writer and expert.
  • He's reported for publications including VOGUE, GQ, Time Out and Thrillist.
  • James has lived in London, Tokyo and New York; and has traveled to almost every corner of the world.
Updated Jan 03, 2024
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Treehouse hotels have surged in popularity over the years as travelers incorporate unique and exciting accommodations into their romantic travels. Treehouses were traditionally a kid's hideout—many have fond childhood memories of s'mores, games and flashlight stories out in the backyard. But now, you'll find elevated treehouse stays for adults and their families who are keen to surround themselves with the sweet sounds and sights of Mother Nature.

For a one-of-a-kind honeymoon destination or special anniversary trip, a treehouse is a great spot for lovebirds to nest. And since they range from basic stays to all-out luxurious treetop homes, there's something to suit any couple's budget. We've selected the 10 most romantic treehouse hotels in the world for couples looking to canoodle out in the woods, including eco-homes, chic Scandinavian hotels, and even staycation options in the US.

The Knot's Top 10 Treehouse Hotels in the World

Our picks for the world's best treehouse hotels score high for romance, amenities and, of course, views. Full details follow our short list of spots.

Best Overall Treehouse Hotel: Bambu Indah, Bali, Indonesia

Best Treehouse Hotel With Beach Views: One&Only Mandarina, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Best Treehouse Hotel in Winter: Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, Finland

Most Instagrammable Treehouse Hotel: Treehotel, Harads, Sweden

Best Treehouse Hotel Bathtub: Treehouses at The Fish, Cotswolds, UK

Best Treehouse Hotel for a Destination Wedding: Skamania Lodge, Washington

Best Treehouse Hotel for Local Activities and Excursions: Hidden Canopy Treehouses, Monteverde, Costa Rica

Best Treehouse Hotel for Wildlife Watching: Lion Sands, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Best Treehouse Hotel for Families: Sanctuary Treehouse Resort, Tennessee

Best Treehouse Hotel for Value: Bangkok Treehouse, Bangkok, Thailand

Treehotel, Harads, Sweden

Treehotel, Harads, Sweden
Photo: Treehotel

Treehotel in Sweden is easily the most sought-after treehouse hotel in the world because every one of its rooms has been a runway social media hit. Architectural geniuses have individually designed eight suspended rooms like Mirrorcube, Birdsnest and UFO (no prizes for guessing how these are shaped). Guests may spend summer weekends soaking up the glorious forest surroundings, perhaps with a yoga or guided meditation class. In the winter, they can jump in the snow with sledding, snowshoeing or snowmobiling excursions.

Edeforsväg 2 A, Harads 960 24 Sweden

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Sanctuary Treehouse Resort, Tennessee

Gunning for a world record as the largest treehouse resort, Sanctuary Treehouse Resort is open and expanding across 40 acres of land with panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains. When completed, there will be 130 treehouses to stay in, each with spacious outdoor decks, wood-burning fireplaces, swinging day beds and more surprises. Interactive furniture makes this a top choice for families.

163 Pheasant Ridge Rd, Sevierville, TN 37876, United States

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

One&Only Mandarina, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

One&Only Mandarina for your honeymoon
Photo: One&Only Mandarina

Blending a jungle hideaway with a beach resort, One&Only Mandarina offers couples a romantic getaway with variety. Check into your suite amidst the rainforest tree canopies, and watch the leaves rustle in the warm breeze from your private balcony nearly 40 feet above the ground. In the evening, you might want to opt for a change of scenery and watch the sunset from the resort's white sand beach or oceanfront infinity pool. The Nayarit coast sparkles either way. Private dining can be arranged for proposals and other special occasions.

Carretera Federal Libre 200 Tepic-Puerto Vallarta Municipio de Compostela El Monteón, 63724 Nayari, Nay., Mexico

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Lion Sands, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Why go out on safari excursions when you can have some of the best wildlife views from the comfort of your own bed? Lion Sands at Kruger National Park has three treehouses connected via raised wooden walkways amidst a canopy of ancient mahogany trees. Each has a furnished deck and panoramic views of the Sabie River, which attracts herds of thirsty animals. At night, stargaze and listen to the sounds of nocturnal activity below, knowing you're a safe and comfortable distance from any scuffle. Dedicated rangers are on hand for extra security.

2GHJ+3F Kruger National Park, Sabie Park, 1260, South Africa

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Bangkok Treehouse, Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Treehouse for your honeymoon destination
Photo: Bangkok Treehouse

A chance to escape the chaos of the Thai capital, Bangkok Treehouse hides in an oasis of green that's a speedy BTS Skytrain ride to Bangna Station. Eco-friendly rooms are newly fitted with AC, but much of the hotel remains an open-air concept, so you'll want to come during the cooler months of November to February. That way, you can take advantage of its gorgeous natural surroundings, either on foot, via bicycle rental, or by dining at the garden restaurant. Prices start at $80 with breakfast for two, making this one of the most affordable treehouse hotels.

60 Moo1, Petchaheung Rd soi 26, Bang Nampeung, Phra Pradeang. Samutprakarn, 10130 Bangkok, Thailand

4.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Bambu Indah, Bali, Indonesia

Bali's a honeymoon paradise, and what better way to enjoy its splendor than with a retreat in the depths of its jungle? In Ubud, you'll find a treehouse overlooking Sayan Valley within the sustainable Bambu Indah resort, filled with exotic trees, birds and waterfalls. The stay sits on the branches of banyan trees and inside, there are beds draped in muslin mosquito nets (practical and pretty at the same time), a dressing room and copper-hinged bathrooms. Stay in your cocoon and do room service all day, or surface together for the riverside restaurant and a Balinese massage in the spa. To explore the rest of Bali's Instagram hot spots, sign up for Viator's Bali Instagram Tour.

Jl. Baung, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Treehouses at The Fish, Cotswolds, UK

The Fish for your honeymoon treehouse destination
Photo: The Fish

The Fish is one of the most prestigious boutique stays in England, nestled on a 500-acre estate by the quaint village of Broadway. Here, you have a choice of three treehouses, all with a large open-plan lounge and bedroom, bathroom, and sumptuous heated outdoor twin baths fitted with an intercom, so you can order room service treats directly to your tub. In the main lodge, date night dining is courtesy of Hook, a seafood restaurant, and The Feasting Duck, for al fresco dining in warmer months.

Farncombe House, Campden Ln, Farncombe, Broadway WR12 7LH

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, Finland

Cozy up with your love in the Finnish countryside: Arctic TreeHouse Hotel is a luxury treehouse that blends Scandi chic with local Lappish tradition. Rooms are technically cabins, but they're up on a steep wooded hill slope among pine trees, so you'll sip a morning brew in the treetops. Glass-walled windows allow couples to fully take in the views (if you're lucky) of the northern lights. The property hosts complimentary activities year-round, like snowshoeing and kickbiking. In the wet and snowy months, couples will absolutely need a pair of waterproof boots for exploring.

Tarvantie 3, 96910 Rovaniemi, Finland

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Hidden Canopy Treehouses, Monteverde, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a haven for eco-tourism, and a stay in the world-famous Monteverde is the best way to see the efforts of its nature-preserving nation. Hidden Canopy Treehouses are high up in the cloud forest, perfect for getting up close to vibrantly colored nesting birds and adorable capuchin monkeys roaming free among the lush vegetation. Each room has a personal spa area and waterfall shower made of stone, and outside, your views are of the Gulf of Nicoya. Stretch your legs with area activities that range from strolling the tree-top walkways to ziplining down a mountain.

300m este del cruce hacia las nubes camino hacia sky trek, santa elena, Provincia de Puntarenas, Monteverde, 60109, Costa Rica

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Skamania Lodge, Washington

Skamania Lodge, Washington
Photo: Skamania Lodge

Sitting on 175 acres of nature, and just 45 minutes from the city of Portland, Skamania Lodge is a West Coast retreat that evokes nostalgic memories of camping trips from your childhood. Only now, the evening campfire is situated on a luxe property. The treehouses are fully equipped with every home comfort and more, including a kitchenette, a bathroom, coffee makers, a fireplace and board games. There's also an on-site spa and restaurant. The stay offers activities like golf, hiking, fishing, a fitness course and windsurfing, plus seasonal specials. They can also host intimate weddings.

1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA 98648, United States

4.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

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