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This new service is like Airbnb for camping

Written by
Rebecca Fontana

Camping sounds like a great idea until you realize you need a tent, bug spray, charcoal, an inventive way to make coffee, food, un-electronic entertainment, a sleeping bag, a waterproof phone case…and you just talked yourself out of camping. That’s where Tentrr comes in.

For your next weekend getaway in the wilderness, this service lets you rent property from landowners in New York who have a spare field out back. It does the same thing for a random patch of forest that Airbnb did for bedrooms (and magical treehouses and geodesic domes!).

The property owners of your campsite serve as your guide, helping you navigate the wild outdoors and booking activities for you. You also get a tent that’s already been pitched, which is easily the worst part of camping besides bugs.

Search for New York campgrounds on the site, choosing from filters like features (meadow, views, beach), activities (kayaking, hiking, wineries), accessibility and even whether it’s zombie proof or not. (None of the sites are at the moment. Beware.) Locations in the Catskills range from $110 to $135, and right now it’s only offered in New York.

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