We all love a good novelty getaway ( Disney-inspired vacay , anyone?). After all, there's nothing cooler than being ahead of the travel trends and staying somewhere insanely Instagrammable . So, forget everything that you know about tree houses and give these North American hotels a chance. They've perfectly re-imagined the classic childhood sanctuary with a twist of luxury and glamour. The only thing left to do is book your escape and become one with nature.
This resort in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, has given the traditional tree house an otherworldly makeover. The tree houses are formed into colorful globes suspended amongst the cedars, maples and firs. Free Spirit Spheres has three whimsical structures: the Eve Sphere, Eryn Sphere and Melody Sphere. The spheres offer a snug fit, but include amenities like a built in speaker system. If you want leave the comfort of these cocoons, Free Spirit Spheres' location is ripe for exploration. Adventurous travelers can go zip lining, kayaking or paddle boarding. Mount Washington and Parksville Beach are also just a short distance away.
Guests can choose from nearly 20 different tree houses spread across this bed and breakfast's private acres in Cave Junction, Oregon. For larger groups, we recommend booking the Swiss Family Complex, which is comprised of two tree houses connected by a bridge. If you're looking for a more intimate stay, try the Peacock Perch; sitting 18 feet above the ground, it's perfectly made for two. Guests that descend from the branches can enjoy zip lining, river rafting, horseback riding, hiking and arts and crafts. Don't forget to sample Out 'n' About 's full breakfast menu.Post Ranch Inn
is the ultimate hideaway in Big Sur, California. The inn's tree houses are freestanding structures sitting nine feet off the ground. Climb up to experience leisure at its finest, be it by the wood-burning fireplace or the star-spangled night sky viewed from the skylight. Guests can remain hidden away in the forest's canopy with in-house dining and an indoor tub, or range around the resort to indulge in a massage at the full-service spa. If you can tear yourself away from relaxing, Big Sur is home to beautiful beaches and breathtaking scenic drives worthy of a visit.TreeHouse Point
is nestled in the lush greenery of Issaquah, Washington. This forest retreat has nine different tree houses. The two-story Trillium hovers well above the forest floor, while the Upper Pond looks out over still, blue waters. TreeHouse Point is all about relaxation, offering guests the chance to join a yoga or tai chi class, or indulge in a lavish massage. Outside of the resort's grounds, trek miles of hiking trails or sample local produce at farmer's markets. If you want to sneak in a little bit of city time, TreeHouse Point is just a 30-minute drive from Seattle.
Luxury meets environmental awareness at Playa Viva , a sustainable boutique hotel in Guerrero, Mexico. Looking similar to something built by skillful Survivor contestants, the hotel's cylindrical, open layout tree house hovers six feet above the ground, all held in place by living palm trees. This beachfront haven – complete with a view of the Pacific's warm, blue waters – comes with its own private bathhouse, a king bed and a lounge spot with its own hammock. Experience the hotel's garden-to-table food philosophy, regenerate with morning yoga or let the tension in your body melt away with a massage on the beach. If you're in the mood for adventure instead of relaxation, wander Playa Viva's private 200-acre reserve. Take a hike, ride across the beach on horseback or scuba dive. In the spirit of environmentalism, the resort also invites its guests to volunteer. Lend a hand (or flipper) in the turtle sanctuary between baking on the beach and lounging amongst the palms.San Francisco and inspo for a weekend in New Orleans !