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The Best Tree-House Hotels


Clockwise from top left: Courtesy of Orion B&B; Courtesy of Tensing Pen; Courtesy of Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Club; Courtesy of Post Ranch Inn.

BRIDES magazine found four lofty hideaways that take a childhood fantasy above and beyond.

Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California

Towering on twelve-foot stilts, these luxurious retreats, with views of the Ventana Mountains, cast Hollywood glamour against Big Sur's rugged cliffs. Hand-made tile tubs and wood-burning fireplaces, plus swag like handmade lavender soaps and local wines, will tempt you to hide out. Should the redwood forest beckon, grab walking sticks from your room and hit the trail. Doubles from $895, including breakfast (all seasons).

Orion B&B, St. Paul de Vence, France

Minimalist design meets rustic chic at this whimsical wonderland on the posh French Riviera (just 15 minutes from the beach), where wooden stairways lead to scallop-roofed red cedar cabins built into a forest of pine and oak. From the lily pad-strewn natural pool to the giant trampoline, all the amenities appeal to your inner child. Sunset from the hammock on your 30-foot terrace takes romance to new heights. Doubles from $884, including breakfast (for a minimum of three nights, low season)and $1,020 (for a minimum of three nights, high season).

Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Club, Curacao

This Caribbean resort's secluded tree fort—a safari tent pitched 10 feet up, among cactus and manzanita branches a short walk from the shore—feels like deluxe castaway camping, thanks to the king-size bed, TV, and mini-fridge. Or, for a Swiss Family Robinson feel, opt for the 1,312-square-foot Treehouse Mansion ($1,200 a night), which is filled with antiques, animal-skin rugs, and an authentic Balinese bridal bed. Doubles from $135 (low season) and $170 (high season).

Tensing Pen, Negril, Jamaica

Raised on 12 feet of cut stone and covered in thatch, the skyward rooms at this seaside resort pay homage to Negril's western coast. Overlooking the brilliant blue surf—which is accessible via a cliffside ladder and steps—these tree houses have stylish creature comforts (four-poster beds with mosquito netting, outdoor showers) minus modern distractions (no TVs or phones). At night, share a plate of grilled local lobster by candlelight on your private deck. Picture Tarzan and Jane—with rum punch. Doubles from $197 (low season) and $307 (high season).

—Rebecca Adler Warren, BRIDES magazine
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