Out 'n' About Treehouse Resort: Takilma, Oregon
With its impressive array of zip lines, rappels, and even a giant Tarzan swing, the Out 'n' About Treehouse Resort—or, ahem, "treesort"—is every kid's dream: a 36-acre arboral adventureland next to Oregon's Siskiyou National Forest. The resort offers five tree houses where you can stay and several others just for exploring and play.
Saratoga Springs Resort: Disney World, Florida
Elevated 10 feet off the ground and nestled in natural forest glens near Downtown Disney area of Disney World, the Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa take glamping to a new luxurious level with three bedrooms, flatscreen TVs, granite countertops, full kitchens and dramatic cathedral ceilings.
Cedar Creek Treehouse: Ashford, Washington
Is it the indoor hammock or the glass-surrounded observation room? It's hard to decide the coolest thing about Cedar Creek Treehouse, cradled 50 feet high in a two-century-old cedar. Located about a 90-minute drive from Tacoma, the bi-level property sleeps five people and features a sleeping loft, full kitchen, and spectacular views of Mount Rainier and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Tree House Lodge: Limon, Costa Rica
A sloped wooden suspension bridge leads to the back-to-your-childhood treehouse at the Tree House Lodge, a 10-acre oceanfront property on Punta Uva beach, within Costa Rica's Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. Built on tall stilts beneath a jungle canopy, this two-bedroom treehouse sleeps 6 and features wooden interiors that seem to have sprung out of the Swiss Family Robinson. Even the ground-level shared bathroom is a standout; a 100-year-old Sangrillo tree shelters a toilet in one trunk fold, an outdoor shower in another.
Tree House: Whidbey Island, WA
Built around a beautiful cedar tree 13 feet off the ground on Whidbey Island, just an hour north of Seattle, this 250-square-foot octagonal treehouse suite sleeps two adults and two kids. Available through AirBnB.com for $130 a night, with a two-night minimum.
Cabane en L'air: Throughout France
If one treehouse is chouette and two is génial, then mon dieu, how you'll love exploring the website of Cabane en L'air, a network of hundreds of treehouses in France where you can spend the night. Spread across the regions of France from Brittany to Provence, these treehouses are built as high as 72 feet off the ground and are accessible by stairs, bridge or boat. Many offer a rustic camping experience; for example, the treehouse in the photo is located in Normandy and offers no electricity or running water but plenty of charm. Nicknamed Robin des Bois (Robin Hood), the thatched-roof hideaway is accessed by a spiral staircase and sleeps eight.
Nature Zone Resort: Kerala, India
Nestled in the verdant forested Munnar hills in southern India, the Nature Zone Resort is an Earth-loving family's jackpot, with five comfortably appointed treehouse in the middle of a nature reserve chock full of interesting wildlife and staffed with knowledgable nature guides.
Treehouse Vacation Homes You Can Rent
Every kid dreams of spending a night in a treehouse, and you don't have to be the Swiss Family Robinson to make the adventure happen. We turned to HomeAway and Flipkey, two of the largest vacation rental sites, to find treehouses where families can live the high life for a night or more.