Did you have a treehouse when you were a kid? Or do you wish you had? For vacation this year, consider heading up high and staying in one of the many treehouse hotels and rentals available around the world. Here are some of the most beautiful and unique:
A ski chalet
Located in Whitefish, Montana, this treehouse is perfect for people who love skiing. The chalet-style treehouse has two bedrooms and two bathrooms on three levels, so six people can stay at one time. If you’re worried that a treehouse will be too rugged, you’ll be happy to know the chalet offers a private hot tub, gas fireplace, and huge windows overlooking the snowy slopes. All that luxury costs over $800 a night, so split between three couples, that’s over $250.
A treehouse with a fiery view
For less than $300 a night, you can stay in a treehouse above the trees overlooking the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. You and up to four friends will have to choose who gets the master bedroom, which features a king-sized bed and overhead skylight perfect for stargazing.
A Hobbit treehouse
If you stay at the Chateau de Soleil in Deadwood, North Dakota, you’ll find a 400-square-foot treehouse with a round door inspired by “The Hobbit.” It sleeps two people and has its own air conditioning and fireplace. The Chateau can sleep up to 16 people and features a giant outdoor deck, Pac-Man-themed arcade room, and hot tub. Together, the Chateau and treehouse can cost between $600-$1,700 a night depending on the time of year.
A tropical Chinese getaway
Hainan Island in China is home to the Sanya Nanshan Treehouse Resort and Beach Club, which features nest-shaped treehouses with easy access to a gorgeous beach and a unique Buddhist and ecological theme park. From the views in the ancient Tamarian trees, you can still the ocean. The available treehouses vary in size, one of which has three levels for up to 20 people, and very affordable prices.
Sleeping in a sphere
It would be hard to find a treehouse more unique than the Free Spirit Spheres. Located in British Columbia, Canada, these treehouses are found far away from the hustle-and-bustle of city life. You drive four hours and then take a ferry from Vancouver to access your sphere. The Luna (not pictured) sleeps 1-2 people and costs just over $300 a night.