Rainforest Hotel Built in the Trees: Tree House Point

Have you ever dreamed of living in the trees, high in the canopy of an old growth forest? This hotel, Tree House Point, offers private cabins in the air just 22 miles from Seattle WA in Fall City. There are six tree house cabins to choose from: The Temple of the Blue Moon, Trillium, The Nest, The Upper Pond, Bon Bibi or The Burl, each with their own charms. The Temple of the Blue Moon was the inaugural cabin, hand built by Peter Nelson who, with his wife … (read more)

Manta Resort: Amazing Underwater Hotel in East Africa

Genberg Underwater Hotels, a Swedish company, has unveiled their latest underwater accommodation at their Manta Resort on Pemba Island, off the coast of East Africa. Separated from the mainland of Tanzania and Zanzibar for decades, the Island is virtually untouched by development. And there’s an underwater room you can book for a mere $ 750 a night (per person, based on double occupancy). You can sunbathe on what is effectively the roof deck – or stargaze. And there is also a deck at water level. But 4 meters … (read more)

Ecological Hotel: Bird Nest Cabin Perched in French Forest

In the middle of a 5,000 hectares forest in Lorraine, France, designer Matali Crasset has built four wild houses – including the Nichoir, or Bird Nest house. Billed as an “ecological hotel room” offering basic comforts – it is made from Acacia wood, Douglas Pine and galvanized steel. The surrounding area is called “Le Vent des Forets” (The Wind Forest) and consists of six small village communities, the designer’s group of four of these houses making up one village. Indoor and outdoor living merge together – the Bird … (read more)

Ice Hotel Gets Paris Rooftops Themed Room: How Cool

For 25 years, different artists and designers have created the Ice Hotel. The hotel is located in Jukkasjarvi, a small town in northeastern Norway with 1,000 people and 1,100 dogs. It is constructed in November and part of December and open between December and mid-April, when the ice begins melting back into the Torne River. Although the room count varies from year to year, it is generally in the neighborhood of 65 rooms and suites and between 50,000 and 60,000 people visit each year. And each year, 100 … (read more)

Stargazer Heaven: Elqui Valley Hotel in Chile

The Atacana Desert in Chile is the fairy tale setting for this unique astronomical observatory hotel. There are only seven astronomical hotels in the world, with the Elqui Domos being the only one in the Southern Hemisphere. The region is said to have the clearest atmosphere on earth. There are two official observatories at the hotel, equipped with Ceslestron telescopes with CGEM equatorial German frames which offer unparalleled star gazing (the likes of which most have never seen). Additional high-quality manual telescopes are available for guest use in … (read more)