This charming vacation hideaway is perched high in the treetops of Hesse, Germany. Surrounded by greenery, the Robin’s Nest Treehouse Hotel offers the ultimate romantic retreat for those looking to escape the outside world. The rustic treehouses are the realized dream of owner Peter Becker, who operates the hotels independently and built them over the course of six months.
In an interview with iGNANT, Becker revealed that he previously ran a small bar and gallery in Berlin for seven years, before rediscovering his desire to reconnect with nature through a means more long term than backpacking trips. Inspired by the Berlepsch Castle hotel and the story of Robin Hood, Becker decided to leave city life behind and launch the Robin’s Nest Treehouse Hotel. The hotel currently features seven cabins, four of which are on the ground, and the remaining three built directly around trees. The ball-shaped treehouse sleeps four, while the two other treehouses, which are connected by a bridge, sleep eight.
The unique cabins are each designed to a different theme and built entirely from natural materials. The cabins include electricity, wooden furniture, and a heater. Since plumbing is separated from the treehouses, each suite is equipped with a composting toilet and basin with a gallon-sized water jug. The showers are located in the Berlepsch Castle hotel, which is about a 150-meter walk away.
Becker hopes to expand the hotel into a small village of treehouses, and add a spa with a natural swimming pool. There are also plans to install showers with warm water and flush toilets within the next year. Wi-Fi was not installed to preserve the camping experience.
Images by Ana Santl