When you were a kid, a few planks, some nails and a rope ladder could transform into a palace or secret clubhouse in the branches of a backyard tree. There was just something about being nestled in the boughs high off the ground that was physically and spiritually uplifting. Treehouses have come a long way in the past few decades. A handful of visionary designers, architects, builders and hoteliers have taken the concept of living in the treetops to a whole new level. Some of these out-on-a-limb hotels feature incredible furnishings, amazing views and a uniqueness that sets them apart from “just your average treehouse”. Here are 10 fabulous treehouse hotels that will blow your mind and beckon your inner child.
1. Tongabezi Lodge Treehouse, Zambia
This luxury African treehouse is tucked away in a huge ebony tree and offers an entirely open concept, complete with claw foot tub that overlooks the Zambezi River. No outside walls ensure that guests are immersed with unobstructed views of the incredible surroundings. The magnificent king size bed comes complete with canopied mosquito netting on the middle level of the house. A few steps down is the lounge area where visitors can spend hours basking on the sundeck overlooking the river. West African artwork, exotic furniture and hand woven carpets all set the stage for a unique and stunning stay in this romantic treehouse not far from Victoria Falls.