The world we live in is a crazy one to be sure. You have to know that by now. So there’s no better time than the present to finally take advantage of that vacation you’ve been putting off. But you may want to hold off on booking your hotel. We’ve got a few places in mind that are so beautiful that you’ll be ready to live out the rest of your days there.
You’ll find treehouses fully equipped with fireplaces, rope bridges, and canopy beds to delight your inner child. But if you prefer to stay grounded, there are also luxurious yurts with plenty of stargazing opportunities and glamorous cabins featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and nearby sandy beaches.
That said, one night in any of these getaways will be so memorable, you might never look to stay in a plain ol’ hotel again.
In 2016, this gorgeous getaway was voted “#1 Most Wished-For Airbnb Listing Worldwide” and for good reason: It’s completely awesome. You can find it in the heart of Intown Atlanta, but once you set down your bags in this luxurious treehouse, you’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale. It’s a suite of three fully-furnished rooms connected by whimsical rope bridges draped in twinkle lights. The furniture is antique, the bedding is plush and fancy, and it’s a stone’s throw from anything you’d want to do in Atlanta.
Imagine the treehouse of your childhood dreams, equipped with two floors, a sun deck, and canopy bed. Now, imagine if we told you that you could go to Sonoma Wine County in California and stay in it for one of the most memorable experiences of your life. If that sounds as amazing to you as it does to us, then make your way to Cali to get down on the goodness.
This little gem is secluded within 350 of the surrounding acres, so it’s especially great for those craving an escape from city life. The treeborne cabin has a gorgeous deck outfitted with a swing where you can rock and gaze over the North Fork River. Then, head inside and enjoy the stained glass windows, stone fireplace, and fall asleep in a cedar log canopy bed to the soothing sound of the bubbling river below.
These high-end treehouses are among the most luxurious in the bunch. Each treehouse at this resort sits atop nine-foot stilts and features a king-sized bed, wood-burning fireplace, and large skylight to do some stargazing. There’s also a swanky private deck and an indoor spa tub to help you wash your stresses away. But keep in mind that these luxuries come at price, with stays hovering around $1,150 per night.
Just 30 minutes outside of Seattle, you’ll find another treehouse treasure. This spot is perfect for a special occasion or romantic escape and features a few different treehouses you can stay in. Each one has its own unique charm and plenty of opportunities to connect with the majestic nature that surrounds you. Plus, there are guided tours of the estate, hiking, yoga and Tai Chi classes, and even hypnotherapy if you find yourself getting a little restless in all the outdoor peace and tranquility.
Cute cabins and unique yurts (basically cozy, round hippie huts) abound for your staying pleasure on this vast, scenic property in California. You can opt to stay in the Tai-Chi Yurt, which offers one of the best views of the property and plenty of private places to enjoy yoga, meditation, sunbathing, and a little R&R. Or, you and a group of comrades can rest your heads in one of the Domes, which are, well, domes (probably the best word to describe them) equipped with full kitchens, running water, and complete privacy. Either way, your trip will be one for the books.
This 21-acre hotel + campground is truly unlike any other. It’s home to a wide range of unique accommodations that are a perfect reflection of the surrounding desert scene. Some of the “rooms” you can (and should) take advantage of include renovated vintage trailers, Sioux-style teepees, and Mongolian yurts meant to transport you out of life’s everyday stresses and into a relaxing natural wonderland. And you can also get down on any number of communal spaces, such as the outdoor kitchen and dining area, a reading room, and a super-chill hammock grove.
If you’ve ever been to the Adirondacks in New York, then you’re well aware of the gorgeous natural scenes that make up this majestic region. And there’s no better way to take them in than from a rustic yurt that can sleep up to eight people, each with its own sky dome that’ll let you absorb the natural sky above. And don’t let the fact that this is in New York discourage you from checking it out in the wintertime — the cooler months feature plenty to do, like backcountry skiing and snowshoeing, while warm months offer hiking, fishing, and swimming.
Is there a better place to take in all that nature has to offer than Hawaii? No, no there’s not. Which is just one of the reasons this Hawaiian yurt is so amazing. In addition to the awe-inspiring natural surroundings, here you’ll get to stay in a spacious 16-foot yurt atop a hill that overlooks the stunning Hana Bay. During the day, enjoy any number of spa treatments the resort has to offer, as well as swimming, surfing, and snorkeling, and at night take in the panoramic view of the starry night sky.
This sweet yurt spot is an arm’s reach away from the Nantahala Gorge, which offers horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and mountain biking. So, you definitely don’t have to sacrifice your fitness game to enjoy it. But as awesome as those activities are, you might find it tough to make your way there given that your private yurt has a wraparound deck overlooking a lake, French doors, skylights, and even a ceiling fan.
The yurts you find here are a mix of bare-bones rustic yurts and deluxe yurts equipped with bathrooms, kitchens, and televisions. But whether you choose to rough it or go glamping, you’ll be staying around beautiful Lake Marie with a small sandy beach perfect for swimming and laying out. Plus, this spot is totally pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your favorite furry friend along to enjoy it with you.
Love the idea of getting away from it all and camping out for a few days, but aren’t so keen on giving up basic comforts of electricity and running water? Then make your way to Washington and sign up to stay in one of these huts offering refrigerators, microwaves, toilets, and even Wi-Fi. During the day you can adventure via hike or mountain bike, then close out the evening by curling up in your glam hut surrounded by killer views of the mountains.
Way, way back in the day — like, in the 1800s — the town of Dunton was a popular mining town that then became deserted by the early 1900s when there was nothing left to mine. But about 30 years ago, the historic land was transformed into an awesome mountain retreat with 13 luxe cabins equipped with mad amenities. Some of which include indoor bathrooms, outdoor showers, and high-speed Internet. But you’re not going to want to spend all your time indoors given that you’re steps away from natural hot springs, helicopter skiing, river rafting, and a whole lot more depending on the season you choose to journey over.
Now, a luxurious cabin in the woods is great in its own right. But what if we told you that cabin featured floor-to-ceiling windows and a 360-view of the Ocooch Mountains? Add the fact that these cabins cost as low as $115/night and what you have is the unique vacay of a lifetime. In addition to jaw-dropping views, these cabins also come with custom wood countertops, central heating and air conditioning, stone patios, and an outdoor fire pit. We can pretty much guarantee any time spent here will be remarkable.
It’s possible we saved the best for last. 100 miles from the nearest road, this Alaskan retreat set in the Alaskan wilderness is a perfect blend of nature in its truest form and the ultimate in luxurious vacations. Cabins vary, but all of them are amazing and feature amenities like overstuffed feather beds, full bathrooms, and hand-crafted furniture. There’s also a main lodge from where you’ll nosh on organic gourmet meals with ingredients plucked from the on-site veggie garden and locally-harvested meat.
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