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The best places to go glamping near NYC

Go glamping near NYC at these luxurious yurts and tents.

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver
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If you’re not a big camper, but still want camping vibes, glamping is your best bet. 

Luckily, there are plenty of glamping sites near and even in New York City that can make for a wonderful and rustic weekend trip when you want to do things to do outside.

Read on for our list of the best places to go glamping near NYC, from wild yurts and Scandi retreats to gorgeous lakeside properties.

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Glamping sites in New York

Tentrr
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Tentrr

Tentrr 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 “camp keeper,” the person who owns the property, to make sure you pack everything you need for your wilderness adventure (it’s 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.

Brooktondale Airbnb
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Brooktondale Airbnb

Well, look at that view for starters. But that’s not the only reason to book this brilliantly rustic Airbnb in the little hamlet of Brooktondale. If you’re up for a pretty serious return to nature then you might like the fact that beyond the hot water, lighting and electricity at the bathhouse, it’s very basic here. And yes, that means no Wi-Fi… in fact, your carrier might struggle out here, too. Unplug and relax. 

Note: The Airbnb is currently closed due to a fire but will reopen in 2023.

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Mini campsite in the Catskills
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Mini campsite in the Catskills

There are four tents in this charming little campsite in the Catskills and boy are they dreamy. You’ll be out glamping in the wild (you’re two minutes from Hemlock Falls) but there are plenty of creature comforts too…we’re talking queen-sized beds with lux linen, covered decks, BBQ grills and fire pits. Make sure you bring your walking boots–it’s a short hike in.

Collective Governors Island
Photograph: Courtesy Collective Retreats

Collective Governors Island

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. 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.

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NYC Glamping is offering stays in converted shipping containers that have been placed at 1 Oak Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, otherwise known as Skyline Drive-In. The drive-in is known for its incredible views of the skyline and now it’s open to guests who book a stay. Each container is comprised of a comfortable, cozy room with air conditioning, Wi-Fi and a bathroom with a shower, and has sweeping, unobstructed views of the city and the river. Each stay comes with free admission to the Skyline Drive-In movies and is within walking distance to Transmitter Park and several local restaurants and Greenpoint attractions.

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Getaway has perfected the art of tiny houses with its crop of tiny cabins spread across the U.S., including its outpost in Roscoe, NY. Set in the virtual wilderness, just south of the Pepacton Reservoir, staying in one of its tiny cabins offers a total escape from “civilization,” placing you on quiet acreage with just a few neighbors around you. You’re isolated, but you’re isolated together. It’s unlikely you’ll see or hear your neighbors since everyone is spread out and disconnected from technology. Each cabin has heat, one or two comfy queen-sized beds depending on your reservation, a large picture window for admiring nature through, books, games a full bathroom, a kitchenette with a stovetop and mini-fridge as well as an outdoor fire pit for those nights you want to roast some marshmallows together. Getaway provides logs and firestarter as well as a s'mores kit—for a fee—which we think is worth it. 

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Gather Greene
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Gather Greene

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.

Eastwind
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Eastwind

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 that provide an “almost camping” aesthetic.

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Gatherwild Ranch
Photograph: courtesy of Gatherwild Ranch

Gatherwild Ranch

This gorgeous glamping ground is spread out on 15 acres of a former apple orchard in Hudson Valley with free-range chickens, ducks and friendly goats. You have your pick of stays, from a yurt to a small cabin or A-frame house. Not only that, you can order food from a list of locally sourced and in-season vegetables, meats and provisions.

Harmony Hill Retreat Center
Photograph: courtesy of Harmony Hill Retreat Center

Harmony Hill Retreat Center

If it is a yurt you’re after, this Catskills area glamping ground has two of them open May through October. Each one has creature comforts, including Wi-Fi, a modern bathroom and fully equipped kitchen, a king-size bed or two twin beds, four large screened windows and French doors, a deck with a bistro set for your morning coffee, a charcoal grill, a picnic table, and your own campfire.

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