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Top Ten Treehouse Getaways

Posted on June 3, 2014

As a kid, having a treehouse was the epitome of dreams fulfilled. A place where ‘grown-ups’ were explicitly not allowed and neither was your brother or sister respectively. For a lot of us, carpentry was just not in our parents’ skill set or our yard just did not have an accommodating tree. So in pursuit of our in child’s dream here is a list of ten amazing tree houses:

1. Hichinbrook Island Resort

Branching out . . . treetop luxury at Hinchinbrook Wilderness Lodge.

Australia’s largest island national park is also home to the romantic Hichinbrook Island Resort. Woven among the dense canopy of trees are 15 bungalows perched high above the ground. Each Bungalow is connected by elevated boardwalks that weave through the rainforest. With a modern furnishings and a grand view to the ocean, this resort offers perfect tranquility.

2. La Cabane en L’Air

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Located in France, La Cabane en L’Air, offers customers a chance to spend a night among the trees. With over 200 cabins to chose from, you can find the perfect tree and perfect view. Sometimes being suspended in the air is not for all of us, so they have a different forms of ground-level  solitude as well as cabins situated on the water.

3. Ariau Amazon Towers Hotel

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The Amazon has always inspired a sense of mystery for those of us who have not been. The Ariau Amazon Towers Hotel hopes to reveal the mysterious beauty of the Amazon by providing catwalks and hotel rooms among the Amazon treetops elevated 70 feet in the air.

4. Sanya Nanshan Treehouse Resort and Beach Club

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Atop the beautiful tamarind trees sit these elegant tree houses in the South China sea. Each offers its own unique experience; chose the type of relaxing vacation just right for you. With a tree that has accommodations for up to 16 people, bring the extended family for a magical stay at Nanshan Treehouses.

5. Tranquil Resort

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Nestled in the branches of the Gul Mohr Tree located in Waynaad sits these three luxurious tree houses. The panoramic views overlook the valley rich with bio-diversity. It is also situated next to a coffee plantation, so be prepared to have the best cup of coffee every morning at Tranquil Resort.

6. Tongabezi

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Located on the banks of the Zambezi River, Tongabezi resort creates an unparalleled intimate atmosphere. With a multitude of resort homes, again the choice is yours.  Each one is uniquely stunning.

7. Tsala Treetop Lodge

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Surrounded by the indigenous forest of South Africa and located between the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, the Tsala treetop lodge lets the imagination run free. You can choose between 10 treetop suites.

8. Costa Rica Treehouse Lodge

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Costa Rica Treetop lodge is located along the coast line of Punta Uva beach, and each accommodation comes with personal beach front property. Offering another way to unwind, this resort gives the guest the option in participating in private yoga lessons on the beach.

9. Chewton Glen

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Get ready to unwind in these relaxing tree houses in the Hampshire countryside. Featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows, Chewton Glen brings the outside in. Everything is catered to you, so once inside your treehouse, you will never have to leave.

10. Winvian

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Within treetops of the Litchfield Hills in Conneticut, sit these adorable cottages complete with wood-burning fireplace to keep guests warm during the cold nights. Let the sun and colors wash over you as you experience the beauty of Winvian resorts’ treehouses.

(images courtesy hotel/resort websites)

By Jordan DeSantis