When you were 10, camping out in a treehouse — where “room service” was just your mom with brownies, interrupting your game of truth or dare at the WORST possible moment — made for some pretty sweet overnight lodging. Fortunately, hoteliers around the world are happy to indulge your childhood nostalgia. These are the world’s most spectacular treehouse hotels you can book for the night; amenities are a step above a sleeping bag and flashlight, and the views are wildly better than your backyard.
Bangkok Tree House
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.
Sanya Nanshan Treehouse Resort and Beach Club
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.