Swedish Hotel Attracts Eco-Travelers, Evokes Nostalgia

Travel News — By spencerspellman on August 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm

If you’ve ever wanted to relive your childhood and sleep in a tree house, then Sweden’s new Treehotel may help bring back some of that nostalgia. The Daily Mail recently featured the debut of a new hotel located in Harads, Sweden, approximately 40 miles south of the Arctic Circle, where deep inside the forest guests can literally become one with the environment.

The Treehotel is made up of four unique, eco-friendly tree houses, each constructed from wood and glass with contemporary lighting and furniture inside. Worried about roughing it out in the cold when nature calls? Not a problem– the houses contain incineration toilets. There’s not much need to worry about being so close to the Arctic Circle, too, as the floors of each tree house contain an electric heating system.

The Daily Mail reports that much of the forest surrounding the Treehotel is untouched and the owners would like to keep it that way. Therefore, instead of participating in the region’s popular snowmobile tours, the owners offer alternative outdoor activities like wilderness excursions. Nightly rates at the Treehotel can cost upwards of $500-$600 for two adults, which will certainly help fund their growth as the owners plan to continue to add more tree houses over the next five years.

[Photo taken by Reuters]

Tags: arctic circle, Sweden, treehotel, treehouse

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