It’s no secret that nature is good for your soul. Something about the smelling musky, woodsy air while hiking that gives you a piece of Zen. Imagine the amount of Zen the woods would provide you if you were to spend a weekend in an amazing treehouse or tree fort.
One quick search will boast a multitude of results. Treehouses and tree forts are all over the world. Many are apart of resorts, Like the Out ‘n’ About Treehouse Tree Resort in Southern Oregon.
Out ‘n’ About sits on 36 acres on the outskirts of the picturesque Siskiyou National Forest. I cannot attest to a specific treehouse over another since they are all unique. Out ‘n’ About has 15 treehouse accommodations that sleep as little as two people up to 7 people, ranging in price from $150 to $330 per night. All including the basic necessities to get your day off to a good start. And then there are the activities. Zip lines, horseback rides, rafting, hiking, music, arts, and crafts. What a perfect way to hit your reset button.
Staying in the Pacific NW, Treehouse Point in Fall City, Wash. just a half hours drive outside of Seattle. An hour and a half away from Mount Rainier. Treehouse Point has a heaping handful of accommodations for you to rest your weary bones in. The woods are a picturesque setting for any naturalists wedding. You can also take part in yoga and Tai Chi classes near daily. Or maybe you felt a relaxing massage was on order, well they have that too. They even have hypnotherapy.
In the La Palmera area of Costa Rica, you can find the Rainforest Treehouse. Just a 3-hour drive from the San Jose airport, this gorgeous treehouse is perched above 12 hot and cold springs that you have access to 24 hours a day. While this treehouse doesn’t have the amenities that the resorts have, the paired down simplicity is as equally attractive. This tree house accommodates 4 in its two bedrooms, one bath inside. This attractive treehouse can be found on Airbnb for a mere $129.00 a night, children under 17 do not accrue extra occupancy charge.
Keep in mind that the treehouse is not equipped with Wi-Fi, so you have no choice but to disconnect with the outside world and reconnect with your friends and family.
My most favorite find is Domaine De Puybeton, a resort in Perigord, France. Their five luxurious treehouses are pure eye candy. They each accommodate anywhere from 2-6 occupants at a time. These treehouses are more like miniature tree castles with interior designs to please anyone’s decor palette. From clean minimalist to french country chic. As if staying in a tree castle in France wasn’t enough, they have a charming bistro, Massage therapists that will come to your room, and a heated seasonal infinity pool. And then there are the unaffiliated off-site activities like hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, even hot air balloon rides!
Are you booking your flight yet? I am!
No matter what one of these you chose, or maybe you find your own, I think we all can agree that a timeout in a tree house is long overdue for many of us. Go, get your Zen on.