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Nature lovers can soak in a beautiful tub in a treehouse in a Texas forest

There’s no doubt that travellers around the world want to spend a night in a treehouse, and now there’s a new opportunity outside Austin, Texas

The incredible treehouse is found in a Texas forest. Image by Smiling Forest

ArtisTree built the first treehouse resort in Austin at Cypress Valley and has now added an incredible new house to its roster that will take childhood dreams of a treehouse to new levels. The new addition to the eco-luxury retreat, called Yoki House, is a 50 sq ft private treehouse held between two old-growth bald cypress trees. The minimalist design uses local and sustainable materials like elm, cypress and spruce and it hangs in the trees 25 ft above a spring-fed creek.

The incredible treehouse in Texas. Image by Smiling Forest

Guests enter the treehouse through a second-story observation deck and can travel down a spiral staircase to the front porch, which is perfect for relaxing and bird-watching. Inside, there are plenty of large windows so visitors can stay connected to nature even when they are ready for bed.

Take a relaxing dip in a treehouse tub. Image by Smiling Forest

But this is no rustic children’s treehouse – the accommodation even also has a separate bathhouse that is connected by a 60 ft suspension bridge. Once you walk across, you’ll find that inside there is an onsen-style soaking tub, where guests can enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows and look out over a ravine and even birdwatch or stargaze from the soaking tub.

The Yoki Forest treehouse. Image by Smiling Forest

According to ArtisTree: “Yoki House is the perfect haven for writers to gain clarity, entrepreneurs to think freely, and artist to express themselves audaciously”. Or, if you just want to spend your holiday soaking up all the joy of a treehouse made for adults, make a reservation here.