Last week, there was a great response on Twitter to our feature on Glass House Event Venues. We'll do an update soon with venues suggested by our readers. Today, let's look at another unique event venue concept...treehouses. Treehouse event venues range from resorts for incentive travel and rooms for business meetings to restaurants for group or private dining. They aren't easy to find but, if you search hard enough, you can find them on just about every continent.
Treehouse Villas, Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The first treehouse resort I ever heard about was featured as a honeymoon resort in a bridal magazine. Since then, it's been updated and upgraded. It's the treehouse villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.
Treehouse villas are about 1,074 square feet. With three bedrooms (one that has bunk beds) they are the perfect choice for sales incentive trips that include spouses and children. They have fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities and private decks.
Tree House Lodge, Costa Rica
Tree House Lodge is a sustainable rainforest resort with four unique residences that are in harmony with the natural surroundings. This 10 acre property on a 300 meter beach is perfect for small executive retreats for a team of 8-10 executives. There is a Beach Suite, Beach House, Garden House and Tree House. The split level, air conditioned Tree House, which is on stilts, has a bed on each level. It is accessed by a wooden suspension bridge. The wooden furniture is hand carved. Instead of windows, there are screens to protect against insects and through which views of the forest can be enjoyed. There is a Jacuzzi and kitchenette.
The Tree House Resort, Jaipur, India
This five star resort with six treehouse "nests", two cottages and the treetop Imperial Eagle Suite, is located near Jaipur India's famous "Pink City." Guests can enjoy modern comforts in natural surroundings, and all accommodations include air-conditioning,Wi-Fi and plasma TVs served by satellite.
BaumhausHotel, Neisseaue, Germany
This adventure treehouse resort is in the Schoenhagen experimental forest was designed for the 2000 World's Fair. The seven treehouses each have 2-6 beds, washrooms, showers, and balconies. The resort has a capacity of 22.
All accommodation is insulated and heated for winter use. At ground level there is a large sun terrace that can be used for group dining. There are gardens, nature trails, a lake and the 40 center air tower. The forest conference center is available for business meetings. It is an ideal setting for wilderness team building retreats.
The Treehouse Restaurant, Alnwick Gardens (UK)
In the heart of Alnwick Gardens, wooden walkways and rope bridges lead guests to this unique venue high in the treetops overlooking the Grand Cascade. The Grand Cascade is a mesmerizing water display that pumps 7260 gallons of water per minute. The pattern changes every 30 minutes and cycles randomly through four displays.
With its woodland canopy and verandah, The Treehouse Restaurant is the perfect setting for wedding receptions, private dining or special events. With a capacity of 85, guests can enjoy meat, fish and entertainment is drawn from the local Northumberland community. The menu and the treehouse decor changes with the seasons.