A new hotel suite has opened up high in the treetops of a pine forest in northern Sweden, where travellers can spend their time suspended among the trees on a net patio.
Treehotel, a collection of suites that place travellers in the trees, has opened a new cabin called 7th room that stands 10 metres above ground, in a tree canopy.
The cabin, created by architecture firm Snøhetta, is designed to give guests a view of the treetops and the Lule river. The room provides expansive views – and a netted terrace suspended above the forest floor, where guests can relax suspended among the trees.
The suite is designed to blend into the forest as the bottom of the cabin is covered with a large black and white print of trees. The cabin is held up by twelve columns that reduce the load carried by the trees, and is based on a traditional Nordic cabin, with a wooden interior and exterior.
Travellers will likely be enticed by the net patio, which has a natural pine growing through that visitors can climb. Guests can hang out and stargaze or even sleep outside if they want – though Sweden’s winters will likely have guests heading inside the suite.
The cabin contains two bedrooms, a social lounge area, bathroom, and the terrace, and can accommodate up to five guests. A floor-to-ceiling window that faces north is intended to give travellers the best chance to see the Aurora Borealis on a clear day. Luckily, guests sleeping inside will also be able to admire the night sky, with expansive, openable skylights in both bedrooms.
As there are other suites at Treehotel, guests will also be able to access a common area with a restaurant, bar, sauna and more. Treehotel is about an hour away from Luleå Airport. According to the website, the room will be available from 20 January, and prices start at 12,000 Swedish Krona (about $1,340 USD).
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