About this listing
Get off the beaten track and have the pleasure of living in your very own Jungle Tree House. Please note if this listing is fully booked then please check our other listing titled 'Big Room @ The Tree House Hideaway' We'll do our best to fit you in.
Perched high up on a steep hillside at an altitude of over 700m, the Tree House Hideaway is located within the foothills of the majestic Chiang Dao Mountain range (1.5hr drive North of Chiang Mai) and overlooks the village of Mae Mae (a small community of 200 people) The village is made up of the lowland Thai. The majority of whom make a living from the cultivation of fruit and Miang tea - the tree house hideaway run activities, which allow you to gain an insight into the villagers unique livelihoods. The THH comes fully equipped with both private bedrooms and shared rooms as well as modern toilet facilities, kitchen and a spacious terrace giving you a panoramic view of the beautiful mountain valley.
Join In Tours: we can accept multiple bookings for the same date.
The Tree House Hideaway is operated using a tour system, therefore even if the calendar on airbnb states that the dates you are interested in are full, please send us a message and we will let you know if you can join in with an already confirmed tour booking.
Our pricing works on a sliding scale, based on how many people are in your group and the amount of nights you intend to stay at the Tree House. The listed price of 3,200 Thai baht is per person for a couple staying 1 night at the Tree House. If you are wanting to stay more than one night or there are more than two people in your group then please contact us directly and we will quote you a price for your stay.
round trip transportation, all meals at the Tree House, trekking to local waterfall and an English speaking host.
In total the tree house has 4 private rooms, which sleeps two people each. We also have a large family room which can sleep up to six people comfortably. All rooms include blankets, pillows, clean bedding and mosquito nets. The tree house electrical power 24hrs a day, however, on the rare occasion that experience a powercut, we provide you with torches.
Meet the family
During your stay at the tree house you will interact and learn about the lifestyles of the owners of the tree house, they will cook and prepare all your meals as well as provide guiding and tour services of the local area. The price includes, all food whilst at the tree house as well as trekking activities, and round trip transfer. Minimum of two people is needed to confirm a booking.
Please note that the tree house is located 1.5hrs north of Chiang Mai in a remote mountain village, transport is comprised of either truck or minibus both of which are air conditioned.
Facilities and Accommodation
The THH is not a hotel, rooms are simple but functional. Each bedroom comes with clean bedding, mosquito net, table for storage and towels. In total we have 3 private double bedrooms in the main tree house complex, which can sleep two people per room. We also have a large private family room that can sleep a maximum of 8 people, unlike the private double bedrooms where each bed is raised above the floor, beds in the large family room are placed on the bamboo floor. The family room is often recommended for families with young children (1-5 yrs old) as it is very spacious and easy to take care of your children, should they wake in the night. We have one other tree house that is located a short walk from the main tree house. Again this can sleep two people and is recommended for guests who want complete privacy during their stay. Bedding is laid out on the floor and there (email hidden) as well as small table to store your belongings. This tree house has its own bathroom as well as sitting area and fire pit. Toilets in the main tree house structure are shared and have 2 hot showers and 1 cold. Although not common the water pressure at the THH can sometimes drop, due to problems with the piping system. During this period we ask guests to use our back up showering facilities, which are located a short walk from the tree house complex.
There are occasional power cuts, but they are usually rectified within a few hours. At the moment we do not have a back-up generator. There are torches at the Tree house, but please bring your own too should the power go out at night.
Tree House Terrace
The tree house terrace is where you will spend most of your time during your stay. It is a very spacious living area and is located on the lower level of the tree house, just below the sleeping area. There is a steep staircase leading down to the tree house, so those with young children will have to watch their children don’t try to navigate the stairs on their own. The terrace comes complete with two large dining tables, hammocks, fire pit and communal seating area.
The Tree House is very popular with families from toddlers to teenagers, we have hosted them all. Of course for toddlers who like to wander, you will need to keep a close eye on them as there are some gaps in the main wrap around terrace barricade. For trekking it is advised to bring a back-pack for young children. Treks take between 2-3hrs on average.
Trekking is one of the main activities at the THH, if you are not much of a trekker or have problems walking on uneven surfaces, then we either suggest only visiting the local school and village and then returning to the TH (walking time 30mins). If you really dislike walking then maybe the Tree House Tour is not for you. Treks are usually 2-3hrs in length and are medium to difficult in parts. Should you need them, we provide all guests with walking sticks. To a certain degree we can tailor the treks to suit your ability from ‘moderate’ to ‘tough’. The shortest trek usually takes at least 2hrs (not including time at waterfall). During the trek you will have to cross a few low level river crossings, you can either choose to take your shoes off and wade through the river or try to navigate the rocky stepping stones! If you have them, we highly recommend neoprene or amphibious shoes for the trekking.
Food and Beverage
All meals during your stay at the tree house are included in the price of the tour. All food is freshly prepared. We can cater to vegetarian and vegan guests.
There is a small bar at the Tree House, which sells beer and soft drinks as well as snacks, e.g. crisps, peanuts and dried fruits. Fresh Thai Arabica coffee and tea are available for purchase throughout your stay at the THH. Drinking water is provided for free throughout your stay at the THH.
The bar operates on an honesty system, in which you write down what you take and then pay on the day of your departure.
Interaction with Guests
During your stay you will have an English speaking host, who will be able to help translate and answer any questions you may have about the local village, Thai culture and any other curiosities you may have.
Other Things to Note
Essential Things to Bring
•Bring light wearing shirts trousers/shorts for the trek.
•Good walking shoes/boots are a must as well as mosquito repellent (Trainers are fine).
•The tree house experiences cooler temps during Nov – Feb, so please bring a warm sweater and trousers for the evenings. If coming during the wet season May-October) then a light-weight rain jacket/poncho is recommended.
•A swimming costume for bathing in the waterfalls.
•Cards and other games for the evenings are always recommended.
•Please bring a spare pair of shoes/sandals for wearing around the tree house complex
•Please bring your own shampoo and shower gel.
•If you are sensitive to the sounds of nature at night, then please bring your earplugs!
Amazing experience with beautiful views and a very hospitable environment. A highlight of my trip! Highly recommended!
A night at the treehouse was a unique and unforgettable experience. Most of our holiday, we stayed in hotels and resorts, so it was nice to escape and stay in the jungle (and still have electricity and running hot water). The family is so kind and accommodating, and the food was authentic and delicious. The highlight was the waterfall trek with our guide Tri. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and patient with our group who varied in hiking ability. The views from the treehouse are incredible and it was nice to get a massage after the trek while looking at he jungle. I would recommend staying here to anyone looking to get out of the city and experience authentic Thai culture.
Our host, Alex, was awesome. He picked us up from the airport and took us on all of our desired excursions: hike through the jungle to a waterfall, visit to local orphanage, elephant ride and soak in a hot springs. He was knowledgeable about Thailand in general as well as local info. Even gave us good tips for massage and dinner places in Chiang Mai for later.
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This place was fantastic! Really unique experience. One of the major highlights of our trip. And the food was delicious!!!
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About the Host, Alex & Oppy
Myself and my partner (Oppy) run a tour company in Chiang Mai, North Thailand. We operate a unique set of tours that take you out into the surrounding mountains of Chiang Mai and allow you to interact with local culture and explore there surrounding nature.
We have both travelled throughout Asia, Europe and North America, always seeking out adventure and authentic travel experiences our last memorable trip was to Yosemite National Park in California, where we were amazed at the stunning beauty of the park. The thundering waterfalls and the largest trees in the world make it a must see destination for any nature lover.
It is these same experiences that we bring to our tours, big trees, waterfalls, trekking and many more cultural and nature based experiences.
As well as Chiang Mai's surrounding mountains the city itself offers visitors a unique travel experiences that you won't find elsewhere in Thailand, the mix of traditional culture combined with modern services and an eclectic bunch of international expats, creates a city full of creative ventures, including a burgeoning arts scene, a plethora of live music venues and a food culture that caters to all tastes from high-end 'Gastro' restaurants to an abundance of street stalls and shacks serving super tasty Thai food.
A trip to Chiang Mai won't dissapoint, who knows you might even end up extending your trip and settling down for the long term :)