Channel your childhood with these magical tree house hotels

Jun 05, 2017
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They were the traditional childhood hideouts, where private clubs formed and secret handshakes were created, where secret stashes were hidden and friendships became more important than family. The treehouse has been capturing children’s imaginations for decades and if you were lucky enough to have grown up with one yourself, or were friends with someone who did, then these tree house hotels are going to bring back some fond memories. And don’t worry, there aren’t any “No Girls Allowed” signs in front of any of these ones.

1. Keemala, Thailand

Inspired by the Rung Nok (Nest) Clan who reveled in an opulent lifestyle, the 8 Bird’s Nest Pool Villas offer some sea, rainforest and resort views and include an expansive bathroom with monsoon shower and a stand-alone bathtub with a view. The villa size is 185m² including pool and outdoor sun deck.

A photo posted by KEEMALA (@keemalaphuket) on Dec 28, 2016 at 2:29am PST

The Birds Nest Villa was named after the rung-nok clan, or nest clan, a group of musicians, artists and actors who were thought to be superior to others and were able to predict the future. The luxury hotel is set in the trees and does have a luxury nest-like quality, but it’s definitely not your average backyard treehouse.

2. Green Village, Indonesia

Green Village Abian Semal Badung, Bali. |📸: @wildluxe_misha #greenvillagebali #bali #indonesia

A photo posted by Our Heavenly Planet (@heavenly.planet) on Oct 15, 2016 at 3:49pm PDT

Set on the edge of the Ayung River in Bali is a community of 18 homes that have been hand-constructed of bamboo. It is a thriving community of people who live permanently on-site but there is also the option to rent one of these magical houses for your own holiday.

3. Treehotel, Sweden

#snohetta has finished ‘the 7th room’, a treehouse cabin hovering 10m above the forest floor in northern sweden as part of the #treehotel. five lucky guests can now book and stay among the treetops. . . . see the full structure on #designboom! @snohetta @treehotel #architecture image: johan jansson

A photo posted by designboom magazine (@designboom) on Jan 18, 2017 at 4:52am PST

Set 10m above the forest floor this treehouse is the latest addition to the Swedish Treehotel. Fit for five guests, this hotel will leave you feeling nostalgic and if you love your sci-fi, there’s a UFO treehouse, too.

4. Treebones Resort, United States

Our sleeping accommodations for the next two nights 😃#finallymadeit #thehumannest #treebonesresort #bigsur

A photo posted by Cristin (@nitsirco) on Oct 28, 2016 at 2:36pm PDT

If you’ve ever wanted to make like a bird and get cosy in a nest, then this is the place for you. Treebones Resort is located in California and has tree houses, yurts and campsites, for all your outdoor accommodation needs. 

5. Silky Oaks Lodge, Australia

Treehouse hideaway in the Daintree Rainforest 🌿 There’s no wifi or televisions in our rooms, so you can completely escape and relax… @renatonavarrofotografia with the fabulous capture 🌿 #exploretnq #luxurylodgesofaustralia #hotelroom #thisisqueensland #treehouse #boutiquehotel #luxurytravel #ecolodge #daintree #mossmangorge #weekendtrip

A photo posted by Silky Oaks Lodge (@silkyoakslodge) on Nov 11, 2016 at 3:37pm PST

Without the distractions of television, Wi-Fi and other forms of technology, you’re really going to be transported back in time and remember simpler days when imagination was the key to entertainment. Sit and watch the birds flutter by in this Daintree Rainforest tree house.

Did you have a tree house as a child? Perhaps you’ve visited a couple as an adult? Let us know in the comments section below.

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