Perched nights… a little closer to the stars!

On the edge of the forest, a staircase appears amidst the tree trunks: you’re off for a few metres of ascent, leading to the terrace of your perched hut. A gentle breeze rustles the leaves, creating a soothing soundscape that will lull you into the arms of Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.

Lovers will appreciate the romantic setting, especially as sometimes a spa is included in the adventure. As a family, the tree house will bring back fond memories for children of all ages, as well as their parents. In short, it generally appeals to as many people as possible. Even more so when you’re offered this getaway with a gift card. 😉

At the Roche Bellin estate: tree houses, hobbit houses…

The “cabane Spa du bout du pré” on the Domaine de la Roche Bellin is heated and therefore accessible all year round. It sleeps 4 people above a stream. In this large 6-hectare park of woods, meadows and ponds, you’ll also find scattered throughout the countryside :

  • a second tree house (7 metres high), this time reserved for 2 adults and accessible via a monkey ladder;
  • other unusual accommodation in the form of gypsy caravans, an Estonian hut, yurts and two green huts. If you love The Lord of the Rings, these are the Hobbit houses for you!
  • tent lodges.

To enhance your stay in Descartes, you have 3 options: a private jacuzzi, a delicious dinner prepared by the chef, and of course breakfast. The owners of the estate, Gwenaëlle and Sébastien Gaudry, will take good care of you with a range of activities. Children will love feeding the chickens, sheep and donkeys. Bikes are available for hire, so you can take a ride on the southern Touraine greenway, which can take you as far as the Grand-Pressigny prehistory museum.

Treehouse holidays - Domaine de la Roche Bellin, France.

Treehouse holidays - Domaine de la Roche Bellin, France.

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Loire Valley Lodges

Different place, different tree houses, or more accurately… lodges, with spa. Loire Valley Lodges has 18 of these unusual luxury accommodations, scattered around a private forest in Esvres-sur-Indre. Two restaurants and a lovely swimming pool in the middle are just two more reasons to extend your stay… or come back!

The luxury tree houses of Loire Valley Lodges, at 2 hours of Paris. Perched hut in Indre et Loire district, France.

Forest bath, at Loire Valley Lodges.

Others places to stay for treehouse holidays

If you’d like to find more great places to stay, click here:

  • the huts of the Château du Vau (the Asian cabin, 5 metres high, and the African cabin, 10 metres off the ground), which can accommodate 2 people, near Tours.
  • the fisherman’s hut and the orchard hut on the La Batelière sur Loire estate, each with its own private Nordic bath spa (optional). An ideal stopover if you’re setting off on the Loire by Bike route!
  • In addition to a lovely night in the trees thanks to 8 cabins (including 5 family cabins of 30m²), the Fierbois park offers all the services of a 5-star campsite, in the middle of the Tours, Chinon, Loches triangle, 3 towns of art and history offering very pleasant walks.
  • As well as guest rooms and a gîte, Château de Gizeux now also offers a pretty perched cabin. In fine weather, the swimming pool is a welcome addition!
  • Near the Château de Chenonceau, in the large collection of unusual accommodation at Ushuaïa Villages La Buissonnière Lodges, the Cabane aux Fées can accommodate a family of 4. Here, too, the swimming pool is sure to please, especially if you’ve spent part of the day cycling the Cœur de France à Vélo itinerary along the Cher.

Tree house holidays in the Château du Vau

Tree house holidays in the Château du Vau

A family stay in a tree house - Fierbois Park

A family stay in a tree house - Fierbois Park

Perched hut - Chateau of Gizeux

Perched hut - Chateau of Gizeux

Map of treehouses for a stay in Loire Valley

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