Perched atop some of the world’s most picturesque forests, these tree house accommodations share in their unique ability to provide guests with sky-high views and luxury amenities. With features like a full bar, a fireplace, and unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape, it’s safe to say that these tree houses are far from ordinary. From the Benjamin Garcia Saxe–designed Floating House in Costa Rica to Mexico’s tubular Playa Viva hideaway, the creativity is endless when it comes to these innovative designs. Turn over a new leaf and discover these suspended resorts just in time for summer.
Playa Viva, Mexico
Resting amid the palm trees of Mexico’s flourishing landscape just north of Acapulco, this eco-friendly treehouse was constructed using sustainable materials, and provides guests with solar-generated electricity and hot water. A king bed, ocean views, and a built-in hammock make this tube-shaped residence a one-of-a-kind tropical getaway. From $445/night; playaviva.com
Treehouse Blue Mountains, Australia
Providing guests with breathtaking views of Bowen’s Creek Gorge and Blue Mountains rainforest, this luxury residence in Bilpin, New South Wales, features a spa, a kitchenette, and a fireplace. Set on 600 acres of private land, this secluded treehouse is the perfect place to become one with nature, thanks to its ideal location between two national parks. From $729/night; airbnb.com
The Floating House, Costa Rica
This impressive house, floating above the canopy of the jungle overlooking the Bay of Hermosa, was designed by renowned Costa Rican architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe, and combines luxury amenities with panoramic ocean views. Services like a private masseuse and a private chef can also be arranged for your opulent stay among the trees. From $3,850/week; themodernhouse.com
Hapuku Lodge Tree Houses, New Zealand
Nestled in the canopy of a 100-year-old Kanuka grove with views of Kaikoura mountains, these naturalistic tree houses draw inspiration from their magnificent surroundings. A façade embellished with native woods and copper shingles complements the interior furnishings, which were crafted by local woodworkers. From $563/night; hapukulodge.com
Post Ranch Inn, California
When you book one of the high-design Tree Houses (on stilts) at this Big Sur resort, you’ll enjoy conveniences like an indoor spa tub and a private deck, as well as the inn’s complimentary daily activities, which include yoga and nature hikes. You’ll also have access to a daily gourmet buffet breakfast and the inn’s stunning infinity pool, set high above the Pacific Ocean. From $775/night; postranchinn.com
Winvian Farm, Connecticut
The Treehouse cottage offered by this luxe cottage and farm retreat in Morris, Connecticut, is positioned 35 feet above the forest floor and includes a fireplace, a Jacuzzi, and a full bar. Unobstructed views of New England’s lower forest make the suspended resort a haven among the trees. From $559/night; winvian.com
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Tsala Treetop Lodge, South Africa
It’s hard to believe that this enchanting resort located within the depths of South Africa’s lush landscape—about six miles west of Plettenberg Bay—features a variety of stone-clad treetop suites and two-bedroom villas. Choose from any of Tsala’s ten private suites, each with an elegant sitting room and fireplace, or one of the lodge’s six treetop villas, each offering a luxurious lounge and dining area. From $350/night; tsala.hunterhotels.com