Rasmus Lybaek’s dream of establishing a forest-based hotel came to fruition with the completion of the Lovtag. The Danish treehouse is the first in a series of nine that are to eventually emerge in a coastal woodland, which is within close proximity to the Mariager Fjord. The elevated cabin was constructed around a massive pine tree. Future cabins are to be constructed around beech and oak trees.
The cabin rises 26 feet above the ground and encompasses 334 square feet. The facility capably hosts up to four guests. Floor to ceiling windows on the south and west walls of the cabin provide mesmerizing views of the natural landscape. Inside, the treehouse features two sleeping areas, a small kitchen, a living room, a dining space and a bathroom boasting an outdoor shower. A staircase leads upward to the rooftop terrace. Electricity, indoor plumbing and water complete the glamping experience.
Denmark is not the only destination where outdoor enthusiasts find treehouse hotels. The Haramara Retreat was established close to the fishing village and popular surfing site known as Sayulita, Mexico. The yoga retreat lies on 12 acres that overlook the ocean. Each structure is surrounded by natural wild vegetation. However, the accommodations do not have electricity. Window openings are only protected by gauze curtains or mosquito nets. Modern utilities are available in the facility’s restaurant and yoga studio.
The Hinchinbrook Island Resort features 15 treehouses situated in the rainforest of the Australian 96-acre national forest. Each treetop bungalow has floor-to-ceiling windows, a kitchenette, a bathroom and balcony. Timber walkways connect each cabin with the ground below and the private beachfront. Guests have the rare chance to view wild Africa beasts from a safe distance while staying at the Tsala Treetop Lodge in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. Each of the 10 cabins are located in the picturesque Tsitsikamma Forest and boast bedrooms, a fireplace, a deck and an infinity pool.
Glampers need not leave the United States in order to find accommodations among the trees. There are many treehouse hotels scattered throughout the country. The Out’n’About Treehouse Treesort in Cave Junction, Oregon, has a waiting list of guests desiring to stay at the location. Each bungalow provides a rustic camping experience. However, the resort also offers horseback riding and a zip-line course in the trees.