Governors Island’s Collective Retreats outpost is the ultimate urban camping experience. After you unwind on the short ferry ride to the historic, car-free isle, check in to one of the luxe lodgings right on the harbor. Tents sleeping up to two adults and one child are available or you can reserve one of the brand-new Outlook Shelters (coming soon), a full-service suite that’s partly made from repurposed shipping containers. This getaway includes running water, 1,500-plus thread-count sheets and electricity. Plus, the on-site restaurant Three Peaks Lodge serves drinks and food throughout the day, with glittering views of downtown Manhattan just across the harbor.
Governors Island. Per night $199–$649.
Your meditation app isn’t the only way to drift off to seaside sounds. At Camp Rockaway, safari-style tents are just steps away from the ocean. Located at the historic Art Deco Jacob Riis Park Bathhouse, the canvas units are raised on a wooden platform that sports a deck and lounge chairs; the interiors are lavishly appointed with queen- size memory-foam mattresses. Plus, you can make friends at the communal firepit or snooze in a hammock.
The Rockaways. Per night $195–$249.
This East Hampton site has 30 luxurious tents, furnished with queen-size memory-foam mattresses, down bedding, and six-foot-long decks featuring outdoor seating and waterfront views.
East Hampton, NY. Per night $300–$525.
This nouveau nature retreat offers 17 cedar “tiny houses” with minimalist pine interiors. Amenities comprise a circle of hammocks, a firepit and a picnic area, plus an architecturally stunning event pavilion.
Coxsackie, NY. Per night $250.
This Scandinavia-inspired getaway houses three newly built A-frame micro-cabins, called “Lushnas.” The chic, triangular pods tender private bathrooms as well as glass windows that face Windham Mountain.
Windham, NY. Per night $229–$359.
If you’re looking for a secluded camping experience but aren’t quite ready to 100% commit to thing like… setting up your own tent or bringing all of your supplies or really being THAT far away from help if you need it, then this is definitely the service for you. The company acts as a sort of AirBnb for fully-rigged campsites with gorgeous canvas tents set up and waiting for you in pristine locations like mountaintop meadows and deep forests. Amenities vary based on site but many include adirondack chairs, fire pits, benches, wood stoves and trash cans. After you book, you can get in touch with your “campkeeper,” the private landowner who owns the property, to make sure you pack everything you need for your wilderness adventure (Super helpful so you know exactly what you’re getting into). Add-ons are available for sites ranging from propane stoves and sun showers to boats for exploring nearby waterways. Basically, you’re able to customize your camping getaway to make it as chic or as rustic as you want.
Various locations and prices.