Tree houses,  apart from being unique places to stay, are an absolute delight if you're a nature lover. Photo: Tranquil Resort.

5 Tree Houses You Can Sleep Like A Monkey In

26 June 2017

Travellers are now seeking out unusual bespoke holiday experiences more than ever before with the movement towards treehouse hotels proving a unique opportunity to quite literally escape into a whole other world.

It comes as little surprise that treehouse accommodations are increasingly gaining in popularity, because who wouldn’t want to float in a canopy of wildlife high above a forest or look out over a steep mountain? Hotels.com has released it’s ‘Loved by Guests Awards for 2017’, revealing an almost 30 percent increase in demand for tree-house hotels in 2016.

So we’ve compiled our list of perfect treehouses fit for big kids who are sick of adulting...

Silky Oaks Lodge - Port Douglas, Queensland

Set in the private surrounds of the Daintree Rainforest, Silky Oaks Lodge has a number of stunning and immersed treehouse accommodations. When you’re not busy living out your best Tarzan and Jane lifestyle, you can hike through the rainforest and swim, snorkel or canoe down the Mossman River, which runs right through the property.

You're bound to feel like Tarzan or Jane in the treetops here. Photo: Silky Oaks. You're bound to feel like Tarzan or Jane in the treetops here. Photo: Silky Oaks.

Chewton Glen Hotel, New Milton

Six private tree houses, with two stately suites in each, are on the 130-acre grounds of Chewton Glen in the Hampshire countryside near New Forest National Park. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic canopy views, as does a spacious outdoor terrace, with a hot tub and daybeds, 35 feet above the ground.

Heated timber and marble floors encourage bare feet. Access: Gangplanks lead the way to these floating suites. What to Do: After breakfast (a chef-prepared hamper delivered to your tree house) explore the English countryside via walking trails, horseback, or kayak.

The ultimate in luxury tree house living. photo: Chewton Glen. The ultimate in luxury tree house living. photo: Chewton Glen.

Winvian Farm Treehouse, Connecticut, USA

This stunning cottage accommodation at Winvian was conceptualised by a total of 15 architects and designers including David Sellers, a former professor at the Yale School of Architecture, so you know it has some pretty big design chops. One of the accommodations is a cute two-story tree house complete with a fireplace. Other highlights include a jacuzzi, fully stocked bar, and Bose entertainment system, giving the space an adult spin on the childhood tree-house dream.

Your own personal cabin high up in the trees. Photo: Winvian Tree House. Your own personal cabin high up in the trees. Photo: Winvian Tree House.

Tongabezi Safari Lodge, Livingstone, Zambia

The Tree House at Tongabezi Lodge in Livingstone sits on the banks of the Zambezi River, just upstream from Victoria Falls in Zambia. It is set against the basalt rock bed, among the branches of a riverine Ebony Tree. While it isn’t high in the air, you won’t mind as you sit on the sustainable pine deck and gaze at the spectacular Zambezi.

This is what it must be like to live IN THE MIDDLE of a tree. Photo: Tongabezi Tree House. This is what it must be like to live IN THE MIDDLE of a tree. Photo: Tongabezi Tree House.

Tranquil Palms Resort, Kollam, India

Tranquil Resort’s treehouse features a royal poinciana tree (gul mohar tree) growing through its midst and overlooks a working coffee plantation dating from the colonial era in the beautiful Indian state of Kerala. Decor could be described as ‘rustic luxury’, and the lofty accommodation comprises a king bed, bathroom and balcony. It sits 14 metres above the ground and is accessed via stairs and walkways. You can visit the coffee plantation during the main cropping seasons between January and March.

If this doesn't say 'Tranquil' we don't know what does? Photo: Tranquil Palms Resort. If this doesn't say 'Tranquil' we don't know what does? Photo: Tranquil Palms Resort.

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Sam Aldenton

Sam Aldenton is a travel writer, digital content creator (read: takes photos/videos with her iphone and sometimes a real camera) and former retail and youth trend forecaster. When she's not off discovering the world’s best pizza (an obsession picked up from her 4-years in New York), she makes her home in Brisbane, Australia. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @samaaldenton.