Lodging in Hampshire, England, has reached a whole new level thanks to Chewton Glen. Already a well-known countryside retreat only 100 miles from London, the hotel now boasts six specially designed luxury tree houses that range from a 660-square-foot studio to a spacious 1,850-square-foot hideaway with a separate lounge. The secluded tree houses, which are divided into two suites each, rest on stilts among thick canopies of oak, beech and sycamore trees on the edge of the pristine New Forest National Park — where William the Conqueror once roamed — and are just a short walk from the main hotel. Just imagine sipping afternoon tea from your outdoor deck while dozens of wild ponies frolic below.
Along with floor-to-ceiling windows providing panoramic views, each house features its own kitchenette, outdoor hot tub and wood-burning fireplace, as well as a breakfast hamper delivered daily via a “secret hatch.” And while area activities include horseback riding and mountain biking, chances are you’ll want to stay holed up in your shaded sanctuary, ordering meals by “tree service” or indulging in an on-site massage.
From $960 a night, www.chewtonglen.com