By Jessica Tedrick

Let’s be honest, everyone wanted a treehouse as a kid.  Unfortunately for our inner child, there are just some modern amenities that your traditional treehouse can’t provide. Luckily, some hotels have started to catch on. Here is a list of the top ten best treehouse hotels in North America.

Treehouse Point -Issaquah, WA

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A few miles outside of Seattle is Treehouse Point. This hotel is tucked away in the rich green woods and is perfect for remembering that there is more to life than a solid Internet connection.

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There are five different houses to choose from and each one is handmade and absolutely gorgeous. It’s the perfect location for hiking or sitting back with a good book. If hiking isn’t really your thing, Treehouse Point offers massages, yoga classes, and a workshop on building treehouses.

Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur, CA

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If the average treehouse is just a bit too rustic for you then consider the tree house rooms at Post Ranch Inn. These tree houses are full of beautiful touches. The bathrooms are granite and include the perfect tub to relax in.

4613298126_fe09655296_zThe views from your room, nine feet off the ground, are breathtaking. They have even added skylights above the bed to make stargazing easy, romantic, and comfortable. The Inn itself has a spa and an award winning restaurant that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

Treehouse cabins at River of Life Farms - Dora, Mo

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With a wide variety of cabins to choose from ranging the family friendly to the romantic rendezvous point, there is a treehouse for every taste at the River of Life farm. This fishing lodge is a rustic oasis in the Ozarks. This lodge has every activity that you could want to do. Canoeing, fishing, hiking, and bird watching are just a few of the things you could do before coming home to your cozy cabin.

Out n’ About Treesort -Cave Junction, OR

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This Bed and Breakfast has the best of both worlds. The treehouses are beautifully ambitious, featuring cabins with detached porches and three levels.

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When you aren’t busy enjoying your cabin, the treesort offers horse back riding, zip-lining and arts and crafts in case all of the communing with nature has nurtured your creative spirit.

Cedar Creek  -Ashford, WA

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This is not the tree house for the faint of heart. Your cabin is fifty feet in the air with an almost unrestricted view of Mt. Rainier. This bed and breakfast is eco-friendly and has an observatory that is 100 feet above ground and sitting in a fir tree. Needless to say, the views are spectacular and staying at Cedar Creek is going to be an experience that you wont soon forget.

Free Spirit Spheres Qualicum Beach, BC

Suspended up in the trees, these spheres are held in place by rope webbing and gently sway in the wind. This is for the nature lover who wants something a bit different.

871856794_e72ace6592_zThey are made to face away from other spheres, putting the focus on the wild life around you, not your neighbor. Be warned, there is no shower and an outhouse is stationed at the bottom of the trees.

 Edisto River Treehouses- St. George, SC

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These treehouses are located on the Edisto River and take full advantage of this by making each treehouse privately accessible by canoe. Of course, you are encouraged to take a canoe tour of the river, passing by wildlife refuges and enjoying the great outdoors.

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The Edisto River Treehouses have no electricity but they supply you with cooking fuel for a deck grill as well as candels and torches. The treehouses come in various sizes, making them perfect for a family vacation or a getaway for two.

 

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