Sleeping under the stars is the ultimate connection with nature. To realize your outdoor bedroom dreams, you won’t need to bring your bed outdoors; you just need to bring the outdoors to your bed.
Here are seven places that pair the wonder of camping with the comfort of sleeping indoors – all by setting their beds behind glass walls.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort – Finland
Lay back under your blanket and watch as the chartreuse glow of the aurora borealis dances across an untainted sky. By day, you can strip naked for a smoke sauna, taste-test the products of the on-site brewery or commune with the indigenous Sami reindeer herders who call this region home.
Surrounded by nature, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is located in the Saariselkä Fell region of Finnish Lapland.
Panorama Glass Lodge – Iceland
Amazing sunsets, sunrises and stargazing and with a bit of luck watching northern lights dancing above you all from the comfort of your warm bed, no need to go outside and freeze.
Tucked into the rugged wilderness of West Iceland and South Iceland and less than two hours from Reykjavik, Panorama Glass Lodge feels like a world away with wrap-around glass panels revealing either fjord or volcano views.
The shape of the Lodges is inspired by scandinavian houses and the combination of wooden elements with steel and glass makes the Lodges unique. The interior is completely custom made whereby high value was placed on the details.
PurePods – New Zealand
PurePods is a total immersion, totally private experience of your own slice of the beautiful New Zealand landscape. The privacy, the isolation of a luxurious glass cabin completely surrounded by nature – the sky, the hills, the sea, the birds, the bush – takes you to another world.
The six PurePods scattered across the rugged wilds of New Zealand’s South Island are built – from the see-through floors up to the transparent roofs – almost entirely of glass. Reaching each cabin requires a quick stroll through the bush (typically 10–15 minutes) to ensure maximum privacy as you shower behind glass walls and sleep under a sea of stars. All come with the same promise: complete immersion in Frodo’s legendary wilderness.
Skylodge Adventure Suites – Peru
Have you ever wanted to sleep in a condor’s nest? Here is the next best thing! A transparent luxury capsule that hangs from the top of a mountain in the Sacred Valley of Peru.
Located in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, Peru, the exclusive Skylodge Adventure Suites offers you the chance to sleep within a completely transparent hanging bedroom, that allows you to appreciate the impressive view of this magic and mystic valley.
To sleep at Skylodge, people must climb 400 mt. of Via Ferrata or hike an intrepid trail through ziplines. One night at this place will make your dreams come true.
Treehotel – Sweden
Sweden’s dreamlike Treehotel sets you right in the middle of a pine grove, where you can meditate on the restorative power of nature without leaving your room. This imaginative resort near the regional capital of Luleå boasts distinctive cabins like Mirrorcube, a slick treehouse that disappears into its environment thanks to its reflective walls. Another, called 7th Room, offers floor-to-ceiling windows and a central terrace replete with net flooring.
At Treehotel nature, ecological values, comfort and modern design are combined for an exciting adventure.
Puro Vik – Chile
Ideally perched on a hilltop in the middle of this most picturesque valley, with the Andes Mountains in the distance, Puro Vik is a stunning destination nestled in Chile’s Millahue Valley – only a two-hour drive from Santiago de Chile. Puro Vik, a collection of glass houses that will hang from the steep hills just below Vik Chile, in the stunning nature and vineyard of Chile’s Millahue Valley. Carefully positioned to offer the best vantage points for living in exquisite, cool and romantic luxury while capturing the magnificent dramatic natural surroundings. Puro Vik offers a hospitality experience which is rare, inspiring and singular by design.
Each of these Miesian casas has transparent walls and al fresco bathtubs that overlook the sun-drenched wilds of the Millahue Valley.
The Muraka – Maldives
The Muraka is a first-of-its-kind, luxury two-level residence with a master bedroom submerged over 16 feet below sea level in the Indian Ocean, as part of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort. It comprises a slender top-storey above water that contains the kitchen, living and dining area, and three bedrooms. An additional bedroom suite is submerged in the water and encased in curved, seven-inch-thick acrylic walls.
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