Lodging: Tree Houses
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Amazon Towers. Manaus, Brazil.
"The largest treetop hotel in the world. Ariaú Amazon
Towers is the only hotel complex at tree top level in the
Amazon Rainforest. Located thirty five (35) miles or sixty
(60) kilometers in a Northwestern direction from Manaus,
Brazil, situated on the right bank of the Negro River,
part of the National Park of the Negro River and at the
beginning of the Anavilhanas Archipelago, the largest
fresh water Archipelago in the world."
Treehouse at Mount Rainier. Ashford, WA, USA.
"Imagine having your own state park for a weekend, with
a clear mountain stream flowing by your cabin -- except
that your cabin is 50 feet up in a giant cedar tree
with a view of Mt. Rainier from your bed!
You're living in the tree canopies of a lush temperate
rainforest ... you can see for miles ... a great blue
heron glides silently over the rushing creek far below ...
the sun splashes through a skylight and illuminates a
mammoth tree trunk growing straight up through the floor
of your kitchen and disappearing through the ceiling!"
Feathers Rainforest Tree Houses. Tarzali,
"Fur 'n' Feathers Rainforest Tree Houses offer
accommodation with a perfect balance of luxury, wilderness
Situated only 90 minutes from Cairns in North Queensland,
on the Cairns Highlands, and central to all Atherton
This 100 acre private wildlife sanctuary with eco-tourism
advanced accreditation, offers guests a unique rainforest
experience 2,500 ft above sea level, on the Atherton
This ancient rare rainforest, with its peaceful river, has
never been cleared of its lush vegetation. It is home to a
fantastic array of Australian wildlife including
cassowaries, wallabies, tree kangaroos, tree frogs,
platypus, possums and of course beautiful birds. It is
unfenced, and the animals and birds choose to live here.
Many actively seek human contact. It is a place where
animals certainly outnumber people!
To enter one of the five beautiful crafted pole Tree
Houses perched amongst spectacular rainforest on the banks
of a river is to go from wilderness to 5 Star Luxury.
Large comfortable lounges, a cool climate in summer,
woodfires in winter, private undercover parking, your own
washing machine and dryer, IDD telephone, internet jack
and television - all combine to provide feelings of
(Image shows only a small proportion of the property.)
This rare river-flat rainforest, is privately owned, and
is unique, with over 2km of vegetated river as its
boundary. Less than 10% of rainforest in North Queensland
has survived since European settlement, and most is
No mosquitoes, flies or crocodiles - providing a very
comfortable environment to live in."
Nature Retreat. Crater Lake, Oregon, USA.
"Unique & unconventional, the retreat is located near
Crater Lake in Southern Oregon." Comment:
Gathering Light Nature Retreat has an assortment of tree
houses. Their Web site has photos, but not much in
the way of a text description.
Magic Nature Resort, Kerala, India.
award-winning, unique nature resort with tree houses &
eco-lodges within 500 acres of pristine tropical rainforest
at Vythiri, Kerala. Live under the shadow of the verdant
forest amidst the fragrance of a thousand scents, where time
moves according to the ancient rhythms.
Access to each of the three Tree houses, 86 feet above
ground level is by an indigenous cane lift which works by
Each tree house has double beds with an attached bathroom
with flushing toilette, telephone shower, wash basin with
running water, carpeted veranda and sit-out. The tree-houses
are made of eco-friendly materials. Alternatively you can
stay closer to the ground, at one of 6 "eco-lodges".
Here you will learn the art of living in an easy going way,
gentle relaxed and care free. Nature has been blissfully
preserved, spared of devastating urbanization. Its natural
beauty kept intact, its natural springs not polluted. Its
emerald forest afire with scented blossoms, a hundred
varieties of tree ferns, mosses and flowering plants,
flamboyant coloured butterflies and birds.
Come and listen to the heartbeat of tropical rain forests,
its rhythms and its many faces - the misty mountain,
sparkling waters, gurgling streams, bright sunshine, cool
shadows, thundering showers and magical monsoon.
Come and watch the rich bio-diversity of flora and fauna.
Feel the incredible harmony of nature whispering across your
Visitors may choose to explore a number of walking trails,
each promising a different adventure. These trails are made
carefully so as not to disturb the surroundings. The choice
is wide from climbing to hiking across places of exceptional
beauty observing indigenous fauna or exuberant vegetation.
The abundance of flora and fauna which can be found amidst
the landscape is characterised by its great bio-diversity.
As you wander through the forest following its natural
pathways, which leads you to charming beauty spots, view
points with spectacular view of the valley below. You will
be amazed by wonderful indigenous plants which emerges with
every step you take and perhaps by the swift flight of
Food is prepared from fruits and vegetables grown in our
organic farm without any chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
North Kerala has an ancient and varied cuisine with
contrasting tastes, some of which are influenced by Arabic
traditions because of the ancient trade links.
Most of the cooking activities can be observed by our
guests. The colours and aroma from the kitchen stimulate the
senses. The traditional and authentic Kerala delicacies are
usually served on banana leaves without forks and this leads
to a finger-licking experience." Comment: Had
I known about the Green Magic Nature Resort when I was
traveling in India, it would have been at the top of my must-stay-at lodgings. This is the kind of lodging that nature
lovers are looking for, but rarely find.
Parrot Nest Lodge,
Belize, Central America.
"Parrot Nest is a truly
unique tropical experience. Spending the night under a 100’ guanacaste tree in a thatched tree house is like nothing
else! The lodge is surrounded on three sides by the Mopan
River, so a refreshing swim in clear water is never far away
and the wildlife of the area abound. Yes, parrots are in
great number here, along with hundreds of other types of
birds, making this an ideal location for bird watching.
Coati, agouti, otter, and the giant iguana are among the
many animals which are regular visitors to our beautiful
gardens which, though lush and exotic, are virtually
mosquito free, a real bonus for those who love the great
outdoors - and a good night’s sleep.
Bullet Tree Falls is the last outpost before the great
forests to the west, south and north. Though
Spanish-speaking, everyone also speaks English. Located just
outside the village, Parrot Nest consists of two tree
houses, four cabins, and two bathhouses. Children are
welcome. Breakfast and dinner are served on the verandah of
the main house. Dinners are generous, healthy and fresh,
meals for vegetarians are provided on request. Clean
drinking water is always available."
Post Ranch Inn.
Big Sur, California, USA.
"Nestled on the cliffs of Big Sur, California, the Post
Ranch Inn provides the ultimate romantic getaway for those
seeking a luxurious escape for a honeymoon, anniversary,
or a relaxing vacation. The luxury resort's organic
architecture embraces the dramatic beauty of Big Sur's
coastline. From here you can explore all that nature has
to offer, or take a short drive to the picturesque towns
of Monterey and Carmel. Located off Highway One, this
Small Luxury hotel member is a sanctuary suited to all
your traveling needs. Rooms offer a rustic elegance with
luxury and comfort. Relax by the pools; awaken your senses
with a massage, spa treatment, or daily yoga classes.
Award winning Sierra Mar restaurant offers an
awe-inspiring setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean,
perfect for a romantic dinner for two." Comment:
The rooms the views from those rooms at the Post Ranch Inn
are absolutely beautiful. You have do some
navigating down through their Web site to see the rooms,
but it is worth the effort. Their Web site is also
very attractive and tastefully beautiful.
Sanya Nanshan Treehouse Resort and Beach Club.
South China Sea.
"Treehouses for rent in the South China Sea. In
Treehouses of Hawaii Inc., in partnership with Sanya
Nanshan Industry Dev ltd opened 4 treehouses as vacation
rentals, atop and along a sand dune in beautiful old
tamarind trees, isolated on a magnificent seemingly never
ending virgin beach adjacent to a new 5,000 acre Buddhist
and ecological theme park, mainly of lovely temples,
pagodas, botanical gardens and untouched nature from the
bottom of the sea to the top of Nanshan Mountain."
Tree Hotel. Sweden
"Treehotel offers a unique hotel experience: treerooms with contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature. Here you can forget about the time constraints of everyday life, enjoy the serenity, and rejuvenate in a sophisticated yet familiar environment.
Treehotel is located in Harads, near the Lule river, about 100 kilometers from Luleå airport. The village has a population of about 600 and features a restaurant, shop and guest house. When you arrive at Treehotel, you check in at Britta’s Pensionat. Then it’s just a short stroll through the beautiful nature to your treeroom.
The most striking part of Harads is its magnificent surroundings. From Treehotel’s rooms you get a fantastic view of the Lule River valley, miles of forest and the powerful river."
Treehouses of Hawaii Inc. Maui, Hawaii near Hana. USA.
"You will find a magical, romantic place here, three
miles from Hana town. A spectacular ocean view overlooks a
flower farm from the jungle treetops!"
Treehouse. Rincón, Puerto Rico.
Comment: There was no quotable text at the
Tropical Treehouse Web site. Lots of photos, but,
not an overall description. Based on the photos,
this looks like an interesting and unusual lodging that
could be lots of fun.