Perched on the bank of a small pond, the Willow Treehouse upgrades your childhood with this modern version of the backyard retreat. The lofted cabin is situated on 34 acres in the Catskills of New York. Within the timber-clad pod is an open interior with everything you need for a cozy weekend including an eat-in kitchen, living space, bathroom, and sleeping mezzanine. Glazed panels angled around the interior provide glimpses of the surrounding landscape while a full-height window offers water views to both the king-size bed and couch below. Soak in the wilderness from the outdoor terrace or go for a more literal approach with an evening dip in the wood-fired hot tub.
Photos: Peter Crosby