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Cabanes als arbres, a wonderful treehouse experience near Barcelona

Are you looking for a memorable stay near Barcelona? Then, look no further! In this post, we’re sharing everything you need to know about the treehouse hotel Cabanes als Arbres.

We’re talking about beautiful oak and elm forest views, endless walks amongst trees and quiet nights filled with great stargazing opportunities.

Perched high above the ground, this eco-friendly treehouse hotel has forest views for days and will bring your adventures to new heights! Keep scrolling to explore!

Cabanes als arbres in a nutshell

🌲 Why stay? Incredible views + Original experience
📍 Location: Sant Hilari Sacalm
💸 Nightly rate: from 159€ (check prices)

* Post written for the first time in June 2021 and updated in April 2024.

Cabanes als arbres treehouses in the middle of the forest
The treehouses are located in a beautiful forest

Everything you need to know about Cabanes als Arbres

Cabanes als arbres is the first Spanish accommodation of cabins on treetops, and it’s made up of the main lodge and 16 treehouses.

Most services are in the main house, like a living room to chill by a cosy fireplace, a bar, a desk with a connected computer, showers and toilets.

The main lodge is the first place to head to once you get to Cabanes als arbres. They’ll provide you with a welcome basket, including a lantern, the treehouse key and a walkie talkie to communicate with reception if needed. The adventure starts!

Oh, and if your orientation isn’t the best, don’t worry. In the welcome basket, you’ll also find a map to get to the treehouses, each painted with a differentiated colour. Therefore, to orient yourself around the property, follow the signs painted in the same colours as the map.

The treehouses

The 16 treehouses are scattered in the forest, and each is named after a bird: Faisà (pheasant), Oreneta (swallow) or Pardal (sparrow).

Each cabin is decorated differently, and the views also vary from cabin to cabin. Other differences between cabins are the height from the ground, the distance to the parking lot, and the number of people that can stay in the cabin. Some can accommodate two people, while others can accommodate up to four.

The experience itself is an adventure. In the cabins, you’ll find everything you need to spend a good night, but also you won’t lose the sense of being on an adventure in the middle of nature.

Each treehouse features a double bed, a sitting area, a gas fireplace, a toilet, a sink and mirror, and a front-row seat to the awe-inspiring scenery Sant Hilari Sacalm has to offer! Although you can spot other treehouses in the distance, balconies never face the same direction, giving you almost absolute privacy.

The inside of one of the treehouse Cargolet
Inside the treehouse Cargolet

We loved the way to access the treehouses. Some have a hanging bridge, a vertical ladder or an inclined stair.

However, the best part is getting the luggage and breakfast inside the treehouse: using a pulley!

Bear in mind that there’s no electricity in the treehouse, but there’s a fireplace to keep you warm and a couple of electric lights. We recommend you bring your phone charged. If you need to charge it there, you must do so in the main house.

There is also no running water in the cabins. You’ll find a water jar to wash your hands and drink, and the toilet is a dry toilet flushed with sawdust. The toilet is biodegradable, and once composted, the residues are recycled as fertilizer in the property. So cool!

The toilet of the treehouse Cargolet
Dry toilet

Plan your trip to Cabanes als arbres

Best time to go

You can stay at Cabanes als Arbres all year round. The forest is at its greenest during spring and summer, whereas you might find it covered in snow in winter! Don’t worry, though; all the treehouses are equipped with a fireplace.

If your dates are flexible, we recommend you book midweek. The price is lower during the week, so you’ll save some money and find fewer people. Also, we highly recommend planning your stay and booking in advance, as it can get fully booked quickly.

How to get to Cabanes als arbres?

Cabanes als arbres is located in a forest near the village of Sant Hilari Sacalm, in the northeast of Catalunya.

It takes about 1 h and 40 min to drive from Barcelona, whereas it’s less than one hour from Girona.

There are parking premises on the property, just 50 m from the main lodge, so parking the car is not a problem.

What’s included in the price?

The price varies depending on the treehouse, starting at 159 € per night. It includes breakfast, and you can use the main house and the swimming pool.

There are many add-ons to choose from, including dinner (suitable for vegetarians and vegans), massages, a spa, a picnic box, or a cava bottle. You can also choose various pre-made packages when booking.

What to do in Cabanes als arbres

Just chill

Do nothing! Relax under the trees, read a book, nap or listen to the birds from your balcony. The options are endless! Time passes fast when you have time for yourself and don’t have any activities planned. Just enjoy; it’s a feeling we only get to experience sometimes!

If doing nothing for a couple of days is too much for you, keep reading! There are plenty of other options.

Take a swim

Cabanes als arbres has a swimming pool included in the night price. All in all, it’s perfect for refreshing, practising your swimming skills or sunbathing.

The swimming pool in Cabanes als arbres
Swimming pool in Cabanes als arbres

Enjoy a natural spa session

If you want to give yourself a treat, you can book a slot at Cabanes als arbres’ private spa. The ecological spa area is in the middle of the forest and consists of a tub and a Finnish sauna. Since the heaters work only with wood, and the water comes from the hotel’s well, this a truly eco-friendly experience!

The sauna in Cabanes als arbres
Finnish sauna in Cabanes als arbres

Take a walk around the forest

The treehouses are located in a magical oak and elm forest. Take a walk to explore it while discovering the other treehouses.

If you want to spice up your adventure, grab a torch or a headlamp and head to the forest during the night. It doesn’t get any more peaceful than that!

A person walking in the forest where the Cabanes als Arbres treehouses are located
The magical forest surrounding the treehouses

Activities in the surrounding area

If you need more activities to fill up your time or want to explore the region further, here we give you some ideas of things you can do not far from Cabanes als Arbres:

Our experience in Cabanes als arbres

As a Christmas gift from Marc’s family, we spent one night at the treehouse Cargolet, and it couldn’t have been a better experience! We chose Cargolet because it was one of the highest treehouses and had a suspension bridge. We didn’t want to miss the fun!

The people working there cared for every detail, and our stay was remarkable. We loved waking up, finding the breakfast basked in front of our treehouse attached to a rope and hoisting it until it reached our balcony. Such an unusual way to start the day!

A person grabbing the basket that contains the breakfast in the Cabanes als Arbres
Hoisting the breakfast basket to enjoy breakfast in the sun!

We truly recommend this place if you’re a nature lover looking to relax or if you’re celebrating a special occasion. Its location, its sustainability values and its charm will surely make this experience an unforgettable one!

More treehouse inspo!

Are you looking for other treehouses in Catalonia? Then, read our guide “8 magical treehouses you can stay at nearby Barcelona” to find out more amazing stays in the region.

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