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    i've always wanted to stay in a treehouse hotel so this totally appeals to me!


    Eating in a tree: Six wild, tree house restaurants

    Down-to-earth meals are OK, but special occasions call for unique locations. Like ... dining up a tree. Restaurateurs around the world are taking their cuisine into the branches and leaves for an al fresco experience that can't be beat. Some of these tree house restaurants are exclusive affairs, while others are open to large groups year-round. Perhaps you can add one of these to your travels for a nature-loving dinner.

    Yellow Treehouse Restaurant, New Zealand

    (Photo: Lucy Gauntlett)

    In secluded woodland outside this country's biggest city of Auckland hangs a birdhouse-like venue designed by Peter Eising of Pacific Environments Architects. The Yellow Treehouse is situated over 32 feet up in a tree on private land. It seats 18 diners and can be rented for private events and parties -- imagine a wedding reception up in a tree!

    (Photo: Lucy Gauntlett)

    (Photo: Lucy Gauntlett)

    (Photo: Lucy Gauntlett)

    Tree House Restaurant, Bar, and Café, Costa Rica

    (Photo: Polo Alberto)

    Nestled high in the cloud forest of Monteverde, this large restaurant offers fine dining, live music, gourmet coffee, and even free wi-fi to customers. All within the tangled branches of a giant Higuerón tree. Take a look at the live webcam to see what the weather's like today.

    (Photo: Polo Alberto)

    Alnwick Garden Treehouse Restaurant, United Kingdom

    (Photo: Patrick Fulton)

    This historical Newcastle garden features a rambling wooden structure with a "tree house" restaurant known for fine local and organic food. While it's not that high up in the air, the setting features a roaring fire screened with fallen branches, and tables are lit by candles. The restaurant and bar are filled with handcrafted furniture. Altogether, it's a delightful environment.

    Bushbuck Ridge Treehouse Restaurant, South Africa

    (Photo: Bushbuck Ridge Game Farm)

    Take a walk on the wild side with safari-style meals at this tree house in Port Elizabeth. Built around two giant yellowwood trees, the restaurant has spectacular views of the Colleen Glen valley, and it seats 90 guests for private dining, weddings, and special Sunday luncheons. Specialties of the house include venison and Kudu, an African antelope.

    Tree House Italian Grill, United States

    (Photo: Tree House Italian Grill)

    For over 700 years, a gracious live oak has stood in what is now Austin, Texas. Since the 1950s, a restaurant has been built around the tree, and in 1998, the current old-world patio style restaurant was created to honor the huge tree. It's not technically a restaurant in a tree, but the tree is certainly an important part of the restaurant.

    Tree House Tea, China

    (Photo: People's Daily Online)

    Newspapers report that Mengyin County in east China's mountainous Shandong Province are trying to attract visitors by opening tree house restaurants. Perched in a small tree, this 2006 prototype is big enough for just a few people to enjoy tea and snacks. Hard to tell if the idea caught on...

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    i think the new zealand one is the most beautiful.
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    Wow. Those are awesome!

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