Exploring the Treehotel, Sweden

Last week I had the surreal pleasure of waking up somewhere I have wanted to sleep for years and years.

And with this view from my pillow, can you blame me?

My fiancé and I flew to Stockholm, grabbed a sandwich and hopped on another flight north, before driving into the wilderness in search of adventure.

Which we found in spades.

Stepping out into a winter wonderland.

Red double breasted coat (a few options below)

Fleece lined bobble hat

Nordic jumperMatching mittens

Very warm leggings

Wellies (UK/US) – Welly warmers

Transformed into kids again, at the first touch of feather heavy snowflakes.

Which is lucky, because this place is the ultimate retreat for Peter Pan types.

A hotel made up of individual treehouses.

Heaven for the sorts of people who grew up building dens in the garden with their brothers.

Ahem…

Each treehouse is built by a different architect.

It’s worth taking a few days to explore them all properly.

We spent a couple of nights in different houses, which is a fun because you get to experience all the different worlds for yourself.

And they really do feel like different worlds.

The bird’s nest is reached by retractable ladder and trap door. Once you’re inside with it all closed up, no-one would find you if you didn’t want them to.

Sorel coat (necessary for the days where the temps dropped to -20C and you could feel your breath freeze inside your nose!)

Snuggliest jumper I’ve ever owned

Faux fur headband

Jimmy Choo faux fur boots (sold out, similar below)

My favourite hut for living in was Dragonfly. Not much from the outside, but so warm and comfortable inside, I could have stayed there for life.

But for looks? Well for looks it has to be the Mirrorcube.

Almost invisible from some angles, it became something of an obsession that I had to photograph from every angle and in every light.

Like something from a Bond film or a particularly surreal dream.

The wood-clad interior is cosy (though not as warm as the Dragonfly – I was very grateful for my cosy pjs!) and a beautiful place from which to watch the late sunrise.

Before bracing yourself for the long walk to breakfast.

Which anywhere else would become a chore, but here just feels like its own little treat.

You slip down through the woods covered in glistening snow, through a thicket of birch trees and out into a wide meadow.

Where the snow can get pretty thick!

And on into the main house, where there’s hot coffee and fresh pancakes waiting beside the fire.

After breakfast there’s only a handful of hours before sundown.

Time enough to take in more of the surroundings.

Or snuggle in and watch the show.

Cashmere pyjamas

Lunch is a simple affair back at the house, and you can go there for supper too… or try something a little more adventurous.

Like dining by firelight on a frozen lake, beneath the icy moon.

Though supper at the house is not to be sniffed at.

The inexplicably kitch, delightfully retro house is home to chef Sebastian, who will make you some of the finest locally sourced food in Northern Sweden.

The menu changes daily, and you eat whatever you’re given.

Smoked fish and dill, classic.

Reindeer with parsnip puree and gratin potatoes.

Some sort of semifredo berry thing, delicious even if I can’t remember its proper title!

I have lots more adventures from the Treehotel coming up over the next few days, but let’s just get this out of the way –

If you have been thinking about going for years or even if you’ve only just discovered the place and can’t believe your eyes… go! It is every bit as fantastic as you think it might be. It is eyewateringly expensive, but if you ask me it most certainly deserves a spot on the Bucket List.

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  • Jet

    That looks incredible! I can’t even believe the birds nest is somewhere you can stay because it doesn’t look real – I have no idea how someone has even built that when I struggle to assemble a lasagne haha. What an amazing place to go – some things are worth the money just for the experience. The mirror cube is definitely my favourite looking one too, although the space ship is just unreal isn’t it?!

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    • Rosie

      Ha! I’d happily spend a night tucked up in lasagna however!

  • Oh I have been waiting for these posts after seeing your insta stories! I had a google of the hotel and some of the activities you can do look incredible.

    Really excited for seeing what you got up to!

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  • Beautiful photos… It looks like the perfect winter getaway xx

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    • Rosie

      Can’t beat a bit of snow at this time of year to get into the spirit of things!

  • This seriously looks like a winter wonderland! Although I don’t think I could travel anywhere that’s -20c! Don’t know how you did it lol!

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    • Rosie

      LAYERS ON LAYERS! And then another layer! 😉 x

  • This hotel looks like something out of a dream!

  • Such stunning photos! I really like the red coat. X
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    • Rosie

      Thank you! Very into red right now x

  • This all looks like a beautiful dream. Absolutely in love !

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  • This whole stay looks like a dream omg

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    • Rosie

      It really felt like one!

  • Gill

    Hi! Out of curiosity, was this sponsored? Thanks!

    • Rosie

      As always, if it’s sponsored it’ll say so.

  • This place looks like a childhood dream!!! I used to love building forts with my brother when we were little. It would be so cool to stay in the Dragonfly!

    • Rosie

      Great minds!

  • Rosie

    Sweden really is the best!

  • This place seems pure magic!!
    Miki x

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  • Kate

    This place looks incredible!! Definitely adding this to my must-do.

    xx

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  • Lunilum

    I’ve been wanting to go there for many years! :O Here it looks even more stunning than I imagined! I have been to the ice hotel once and stayed in an ice room and that also felt surreal, but this tree house hotel has to be visited as well!!

  • looks magical.

  • Monica Schwartz

    A spectacular place for a magical experience. But I have a question which no-one else seems to have asked: do these middle-of-nowhere rooms have bathrooms?