When Atlas Obscura writer Eric Grundhauser asked readers to wax poetic about their favorite tree house hideaways, he may not have been prepared for the flood of photos accompanied by vivid memories sent by readers who associate fond memories and nostalgia with these structures.
Writes Grundhauser “we love almost everything about them—the childlike sense of wonder they inspire, the quirks and secret cubbyholes that make each one unique.” Some of these structures are primitive and cozy. Others are so luxurious, they’re “Architectural Digest” worthy.
All of them represent a deep desire to stay in a place that’s private and unreachable, and while you may not necessarily have the desire or skills necessary to build one, you can vacation in one that will knock your socks off in terms of sheer luxury and tranquility at Ian Anderson Caves Branch Jungle Lodge in Belize.
It’s cool to stay in a tree house and certainly preferable to a cookie-cutter hotel! But here’s where Lodge tree houses differ from those featured in this Atlas Obscura article: Interiors are so lush and nicely-appointed, guests say they feel as though they are staying in opulent 5-star penthouses.
Children love staying in a Caves Branch tree house, but adults secretly love staying in them even more given the gorgeous, panoramic jungle views and access to the Lodge’s onsite eatery, swimming pool and spa services guaranteed to satisfy even the weariest traveler. Everything a vacationer could want is in such close proximity, many Lodge tree house guests don’t bother to leave the property because they’re so content.
Of course, you may crave a little more adventure in what’s fast becoming the Caribbean’s epicenter of adventure travel. Rent a Caves Branch tree house for your next Belize vacation and there are so many activities and tours available, you’ll need to book extra time during your stay to check your favorites off the Lodge’s long list.
When you go off premises, you’ll be treated to all manner of activities that include jungle treks, a thrilling black hole drop, swimming beneath waterfalls, scuba diving the barrier reef, sport fishing and the family favorite: cave tubing into chambers once used by Maya priests to conduct secret rituals. Expect your children to be spellbound.
A tree house holiday is like nothing you’ve experienced, which is why couples, families and groups visiting Caves Branch are willing to wait for an opening during Belize’s high season when these lofty perches are secured so far in advance, last-minute vacation planners are often left in the lurch.
Your best bet is to come during the summer months when bookings are light, so you find out how it feels to be lulled to sleep by soothing jungle sounds. In fact, staying in a tree house at Caves Branch Jungle Lodge treats all of the senses to a holiday that is restorative, healing and a million miles away from the stressors you left behind.