Luxury in the Leaves: Staycation in a Treehouse Hotel

With holidaymakers frequently opting to stay closer to home this year, every hotel is looking for an innovative way to provide an extra touch of luxury that makes them stand out from the crowd, like adding a treehouse. Obviously.

Ramside Hill Hotel, Golf and Spa, situated near Durham, has combined five-star luxury with its beautiful wooded surroundings by creating three individually designed treehouses. Each treehouse features three bedrooms, a private living room and a state-of-the-art bathroom with freestanding copper bath, as well as a wrap-around balcony with a sunken hot tub set before unrivalled views of the Durham countryside.

Treehouse at Ramside Hall Hotel

All three treehouses, newly built and only opened in 2020, are available in their entirety or can be split into individual suites, allowing for family stays or romantic getaways. All are dog friendly, too, so Fido doesn’t have to miss all the fun.

Alongside the complete privacy offered, treehouse dwelling guests can also take advantage of the other amenities available at the hotel, from the two championship golf courses and the hotel’s renowned restaurants to the multi-award-winning Spa, with its rooftop infinity pool and treatment suites.

Treehouse at Ramside Hall Hotel

“County Durham, with its historic castle and cathedral, is a popular destination,” says general manager, Tim Boyd, “but where our treehouses really come into their own is that they offer as much or as little solitude and privacy as each guest wants – combined with all the luxuries you would expect from a five-star hotel such as ours.”

“And,” he adds, “as autumn approaches and the leaves start to change colour, there really is nowhere more beautiful.”

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Staying in a treehouse at Ramside Hall Hotel will cost you from £350 a night for a one-bed treehouse, while the three-bed option starts at £850 a night. A two-bed treehouse falls, rather predictably, in the middle at a starting price of £600 a night.


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Samantha gave up a background in international business to concentrate on travelling and adventure. As happy Overlanding as she is relaxing in five-star luxury, Sam can make a memorable experience out of any situation, and usually does. Married in Las Vegas, she enjoys bourbon and avoids planning.