Growing up, it’s likely you and all your friends would play at the home with the epic treehouse – even if it was just a piece of plywood nailed to two branches.
There’s something whimsical about playing high above the ground and seeing the world from such a thrilling perspective.
And today is the day you can make those dreams come true by planning an escape to an enchanting destination among the trees.
Getting in touch with nature is always healing for the soul. With all of us in need of restoration, millions are flocking to the peace and solitude of the great outdoors.
But for an experience nothing can top, stay at one of these unforgettable treehouse hotels.
1. Løvtag in North Jutland, Denmark
Vikings are probably the first thing to come to mind when someone mentions a Nordic country (or maybe that’s just me).
However, Denmark is beginning to make a name for themselves in the treehouse world – and yes, that is a thing.
“Løvtag recently opened three treetop cabins in the North Jutland woods, near Als Odde and the Mariager Fjord,” Conde Nast Traveler reports.
The three adjoined treetop escapes sit 20-26 feet above the ground with “a tree shooting through its living room.”
The brilliant architect Sigurd Larsen designed each cabin to reflect the minimalism the country is known for with a simple, yet inviting, atmosphere.
Between sitting on the porch and trekking the green forest floor among age-old oaks, you’ll forget you were ever worried about missing an episode of Falcon and Winter Soldier.
According to Trip Advisor, you can book one of these three-terraced cabins for $313 a night – although, jumping through all the hoops to get into Denmark will be the hard part.
2. The Mohicans Treehouse Resort in Glenmont, Ohio
It may not be surprising that the birthplace of aviation offers a glorious resort that sits high above the ground.
Among Ohio’s Amish Country is the 77-acre Mohican Treehouse Resort – home to several deluxe treehouses.
Have you ever wondered what lies beyond those photographs of vast woodlands set against a deep blue sky?
Well here you get the whole view.
Once settled in, it feels as though you’re lodging among royalty – not the squirrels and raccoons outside your window.
Marble countertops and a tile bathroom offer the comforts and amenities of any 5-star resort, while an outdoor shower and firepit give the natural feel you’d want from a woodsy escape.
And these treehouses aren’t made from your typical board and nails, but rather renovated recreational vehicles like the 31-foot Airstream they have affixed among the trees.
You can rent one of these resort treehouses for only $400 a night on Airbnb – plus the airfare is a lot easier on the pockets than going across the ocean.
3. Daintree Ecolodge in Queensland, Australia
The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest living rainforest on earth and a UNESCO World Heritage site according to Conde Nast Traveler.
This diverse ecosystem is coveted among travelers from all over the world and Daintree Ecolodge offers its guests a private waterfall, swimming hole, lagoon, and hiking trails – as well as 15 eco-friendly, high-end treehouses.
Floor-length windows welcome in the sun as it pierces through the trees, showcasing an ambiance you’ll only get in the middle of such an oasis.
And although you won’t have cable TV – or any electronics for that matter – you will have air conditioning and luxe toiletries.
Best of all, Expedia has these treehouses listed at only $295 a night!
So go make that childhood dream come true and stay in one of the coolest treehouses your friends have ever seen – or just go and escape the chaos of all the ground-walkers.
Either way, you will not regret the view, the company, nor the experience of a treetop hotel.