Number of rooms: 12, including one with no walls or ceiling, called the View with a room
Cost per night: From $125
Opened in 2012 and inspired by Thoreau’s Walden Pond, this elevated oasis in the heart of the big city admits it’s “not for everyone.” In addition to sleek treetop rooms and free cell phone rentals, the hotel rents a floating double-bed called the River Nest. Seriously, it’s just a bed on the water.
Hainan Island, China
Number of rooms: Four
Cost per night: From $96
Built into old tamarind trees near a “new 5,000 acre Buddhist and ecological theme park complete with temples, pagodas, (and) botanical gardens,” these treehouses offer beach access, views of the South China Sea, and can sleep up to 20 guests over three levels.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Number of rooms: 4
Nightly rate: $450
Though this African wilderness resort has lodges with equally luxurious rooms, the way to go is a night in one of its four treehouses. Sleeping amongst the lions and zebras 10 minutes from the lodge with no electricity and no shower might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but when you’re perched above the savannah in a king-sized bed, who really cares.
Number of rooms: 55
Cost per night: From $315
Floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies offer leafy views of both the Patagonian Andes and Mocho Choshuenco Volcano. Premium suites comes with their own living room, whirlpool tub, and, appropriately, rainforest shower. There are also two restaurants, and a heated swimming pool and full spa below.
Number of rooms: Six
Cost per night: From $506
As much a showcase for Sweden’s top architects as it is a hotel, this enclave in a pine forest boasts modern, highly Instagrammable treehouses up to 20 feet off the ground, resembling bird nests, mirrored cubes, and UFOs.
Number of rooms: Three
Cost per night: From $262
Modeled after a traditional French chateaux, these three elevated castle houses in Southwest France are built on stilts among chestnut and oak trees, and include a terraced hot tub and ground-level infinity pool.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Number of rooms: 7
Nightly rate: $149
Eureka Springs is, so if you’re keen on exploring, this hotel offers treehouse accommodations on a wooded hillside right by Downtown. For a more secluded experience you can opt to stay in their “Hidden Forest” about a mile away. Either way you’re getting your own little slice of treetop luxury. There’s a jacuzzi completely encircled with windows, offering a 365-degree view of the towering pines of the Ozarks.
Golfito, Costa Rica
Number of rooms: Nine
Cost per night: From $100
Not to be confused with George and Estelle’s “Del Boca Vista,” this is a sustainable treehouse community situated up to 90 feet off the forest floor, in the canopy of the Costa Rican rainforest on the Pacific Coast. They’re nice enough to let you join them in surfing, hiking, and zip-lining between treehouses; you could also buy a lot and build your own.