Sure, a fancy hotel is a nice place to stay, but nothing quite compares to the thrill of sleeping suspended above a forest, nestled right into the branches.
As this is beautiful BC, after all, there are a handful of luxury tree houses available to rent around the province and—unless your dad was one serious handyman—enjoy a night like you’ve never experienced before.
Here’s a list of tree-top treasures you need to check out before the summer is gone.
Located in East Kootenay, this gigantic treehouse is big enough for the entire crew. Surrounded by logs and the smell of pine, you’ll still feel like you’re camping out in the backyard, but with running water, electricity, and a propane fireplace, the comforts of home won’t be too sorely missed.
Cost: From $200 per night
While it probably does a bad job of staying hidden given how large it is, this treehouse on the shores of Shuswap Lake is a serious piece of construction. You’ll be feeling a bit more of a camping vibe with outhouses, trails, and outdoor dining, but the sleeping accommodations will feel a bit larger than your usual two-person tent.
Cost: From $315.65 per night
While you may be able to simply stroll in through the front door, getting out the back is another matter entirely. Creatively built on the side of sloping terrain near the Cinnemousin Narrows, the Off Grid Treehouse will make you dizzy trying to figure out where the first floor even is—a suitable trait for a huge treehouse.
Cost: From $255 per night
A cozy little place for two, this treehouse located in Enderby makes the perfect romantic getaway. While you’re not quite camping, you’ll still feel like you’re making it (in comfort) out in the woods.
Cost: From $100 per night
This East Kootenay cabin is the perfect place to relax, as it sits above the sounds of a splashing lake, under shining stars, and is free of any television or phone to distract you from the joys of nature.
Cost: From $200 per night
What kind of a treehouse list would this be if the infamous spheres didn’t make an appearance? The adorable little ornaments sitting in the forests of Qualicum Bay are Instagram gold, and for good reason. The tiny spheres are the definition of “cozy,” and strip away the worries, fears, and responsibilities of day to day life. It’s just you, your sphere, and the woods.
Cost: From $175 per night
Perched on the cliffs of Galiano Island, The Treehouse comes complete with running water, comfortable furnishings and—get this—a wood heated sauna right by the ocean. A warm welcome, indeed.
Cost: From $169 per night