New York State is home to many beautiful outdoor recreational areas which are just waiting to be explored. Think Finger Lakes, the Catskills and the Hamptons, among others. Fortunately, all these enticing destinations have stepped up to the plate to provide facilities for the growing glamping trend. While facilities vary greatly, most of the destinations offer “ready-to-move-in” suites which combine all the best attributes of camping with varying levels of home comforts and luxuries. At the top end of the scale there are ultra-lux cabins or safari-style tents with private bathrooms and air-conditioning while at the lower end budget-conscious families can find comfortable back-to-nature accommodation which provides all the fun without all the frills. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Some restaurants are currently offering pickup only. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.A Tiny House Resort
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Nestled in the heart of the Hudson Valley, the Tiny House Resort offers guests a variety of perfectly equipped tiny houses where you escape your regular 9 to 5 and get back to nature. The tiny houses are just that – not the usual glamping tent but perfectly fitted-out little homes. Although they are tiny, you will find far more amenities that you would in a regular glamping tent, including a fully-fitted mini-kitchen, a proper bathroom and even home comforts like cable TV. Each of these little houses has a private half mile of creek frontage and a Weber grill. The resort offers an outdoor heated pool, various lawn games, seasonal pick-your-own veggies and free-range chickens.
A Tiny House Resort, 2776 County Route 23B, South Cairo, NY 12482, Phone: 518-622-2626
2.Glamping in New York: Firelight Camps
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Find the perfect marriage of luxury and nature when you check into one of the beautifully equipped glamping tents at Firelight Camps in Ithaca. Each spacious safari tent features a hardwood floor, inviting King (or double Queen) bed, a writing desk and chair and outdoor seating on your own private deck. The tents are all set in the woods, offering privacy and serenity. It will take you less than 2 minutes to walk from your tent to the clean bath house which is equipped with hot showers and flushing toilets. Each tent has an eco lantern with USB port for charging. There is direct access to hiking trails and everyone can enjoy the communal evening campfires and drinks from the bar.
Firelight Camps, 1150 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: 607-229-1644
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3.Camp Rockaway, Queens
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For those who just cannot get enough of the beach, Camp Rockaway on Riis Park Beach allows you to extend your stay for a few nights. The unusual campground has been set up in the courtyard of the historic Bathhouse and offers safari-style glamping tents with comfortable Queen Beds, an outdoor deck with chairs and a shady back porch with your own hammock. You can spend your days soaking up the sun on Riis Beach or explore a little further afield, hiking through maritime forest, learning how to paddle, kayak for jet ski or joining a whale-watching tour. Several near-by eateries take care of your dining requirements.
Camp Rockaway, 157 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Jacob Riis Park, Rockaway Park, NY 11694, Phone: 347-916-6199
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4.Glamping Near Me: The Old Catskill Game Farm
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For something completely different and unique, a visit to the Old Catskill Game Farm combines up-scale glamping with a visit to an abandoned zoo which was home to a variety of exotic animals for over 7 decades. The farm is home to several perfectly-positioned glamping tents, each of which is equipped with all you need for a night under the stars. Each tent has an outdoor seating area, private fire pit and grill, comfortable Queen Bed and a private camp loo. There is also an inn on the premises where you can dine if you don’t feel like a BBQ. The entire 200+ acre zoo is all yours to explore. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a Hot Tub, a full kitchen and over 3 miles of trails.
The Old Catskill Game Farm, 400 Game Farm Rd, Catskill, NY 12414, Phone: 518-719-9172
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5.New York Glamping: Geodome - the Outlier Inn
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Offering the perfect escape from your busy city life, the Outlier Inn is located on a 12-acre farm in the southern Catskills. Here you will find a unique dome-shaped yurt which offers the ultimate romantic glamping getaway. If you would rather bring some friends, the spacious yurt can accommodate up to 16 guests (who will have to bring their own air mattresses and bedding). You will find a double outdoor hot shower and even an outdoor bathtub. You can cook up a storm in the outdoor camp-style kitchen and enjoy your dinner alfresco at the long wooden table. Guests are welcome to roam the farm, go hiking, meet the animals or book some time to use the on-site recording studios.
Geodome – the Outlier Inn, Woodridge, NY 12789, Phone: 845-434-1075
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6.Glamping Near Me: Collective Retreats Governor’s Island
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It’s hard to believe that you can escape to a place of peace and serenity in just 8 minutes from downtown Manhattan. Prepare for a unique glamping experience as you step aboard the Collective Retreats water taxi for your 8-minute ride to Governor’s Island. Your beautifully furnished glamping tent has been carefully equipped to offer the utmost luxury glamping experience and boasts King or Double Twin Beds, private en-suite bathrooms, electricity, lighting, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. As you prepare for your morning yoga and mindfulness sessions you can enjoy a delicious continental breakfast, delivered to your tent. Other meals are served on the expansive terrace with wonderful views of Lady Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.
Collective Retreats Governor’s Island, Governor’s Island, NY 10004, Phone: 970-445-2033
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7.Mountain Horse Farm B&B
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Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York, the Mountain Horse Farm B&B welcomes visitors to an idyllic rural setting were you can relax and recharge. Guests come to the farm to enjoy one of their unique mindfulness programs and to reconnect with nature through their Horse and Cow or Horse Clinic experiences. The farm offers a variety of accommodation options including their tradition Sioux tipis, for glamping enthusiasts. Each tipi has a wooden floor covered in colorful rugs, a comfortable bed and outdoor seating. Glampers are welcome to join all the wellness activities on the farm including couples’ massages and acupressure treatments. The farm is just minutes away from many local Naples attractions.
Mountain Horse Farm B&B, 7520 W. Hollow Road, Naples, NY 14512, Phone: 585-374-5056
8.Gather Greene Glamping Cabins in Coxsackie
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Offering a wonderful venue for a small country wedding or a unique family re-union, Gather Greene has 17 luxury glamping cabins and a stunning indoor/outdoor event pavilion. The glamping cabins are tiny but perfect, each boasting a huge window which looks out into the surrounding forest. Each cabin is furnished with a comfortable King-size bed (with luxurious linens and cushions). There is an outdoor deck area which places you right in the heart of the woods. Each little cabin has luxuries like a private shower room, air conditioning, electricity and a tea/coffee station. 12 of the cabins look out towards the Berkshires while the other 5 are nestled in the forest.
Gather Greene, 176 Levett Rd, Coxsackie, NY 12051, Phone: 262-448-3683
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9.Glamping in New York: Treetopia Campground
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Located in the heart of the Catskills, Treetopia Campground offers an ideal glamping destination for families, with easy access to a wide variety of fun activities. Each of the glamping tents is situated on its own small deck and you have outdoor seating and plenty of room to enjoy a BBQ. Onsite facilities include a spacious deck and a large outdoor swimming pool. Local activities include hiking the Kaaterskill Falls trail, enjoying some river fun with a tube rental from Town Tinker Tubing or heading to the Zoom Flume Water Park. Kids will love the Crimson Leaf Alpaca Farm while adults could be tempted to explore the Catskill Beverage Trail.
Treetopia Campground, 1446 Leeds Athens Road, Catskill, NY, Phone: 518-943-4513
10.Glamping in New York: 1000 Islands Campground
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Located between Alexandria Bay and Clayton, in the 1000 Islands region of New York, this campground is ideal for a semi-glamping vacation. A little less luxurious than some of the other glamping resorts, these glamping tents do not have comfy beds and you will still need to pack your air-mattress and bedding. However, your tent is already set up and ready for you to move in. Both glamping tents have a picnic table, fire pit, and on-site water and electricity, but you will still get a pretty genuine camping experience. Ideal for families, this campground has a large playground and offers hayrides. The area offers a wide variety of activities and attractions for all ages.
1000 Islands Campground, 42099 State Route 12, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607, Phone: 315-686-2600
© Gatherwild Farm
At Gatherwild Farm you can take things a little slower; relax, unwind and enjoy being surrounded by nature. The farm offers a collection of simple yet luxuriously finished under canvas glamping tents with outdoor seating, fire pits and comfortable beds. The tents are widely spaced in what was once an apple orchard. Guests may order farm-fresh supplies from local dealers and spend a little time meeting the resident free-range chickens, ducks and friendly goats. There is an outdoor camping-style kitchen and BBQ grills. Activities include learning how to do pottery, visiting several local attractions or simply taking the time to relax with a good book.
Gatherwild Farm, 331 Roundtop Road, Germantown, NY 12526, Phone: 203-807-1462
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12.Saratoga Escape Glamping
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Offering a variety of fun activities for all ages, the Saratoga Escape Resort is a favorite with families. You can rent a lodge or bring your RV, but the resort also offers families the chance to try glamping in one of their spacious glamping tents. Each of these tents has a comfy queen-size bed, a mini-fridge, table and chairs and an outdoor deck with picnic table, a private fire pit and BBQ grill. All your linens are provided – you just need to bring your own food. Onsite activities include swimming in the two pools, paddling and kayaking on the lake, fishing and hiking. In winter you can try snow-mobiles, skiing and ice skating.
Saratoga Escape Resort, 265 Brigham Rd, Greenfield Center, NY 12833, Phone: 518-893-0537
13.New York Glamping: East Wind Hotel and Bar
Nestled in the heart of the Catskills, the East Wind Hotel and Bar is a stylish, Scandinavia-inspired resort where guests have a wide variety of accommodation options. For those who would like to combine the luxury of a resort with a camping experience there is the Lushna concept – a wooden cabin with one or two queen beds, luxury linens and blankets, a private bathroom and even Wi-Fi. Lifting up the flap of your wooden “tent” gives you uninterrupted views out over the mountains. Guest staying in the Lushna tents have access to all the hotel facilities and can even order drinks or food delivered to their tents. Come and enjoy an ideal glamping experience.
East Wind Hotel and Bar, 5088 Route 23, Windham, NY 12496, Phone: 518-734-0553
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14 Best New York Glamping Spots
- A Tiny House Resort, Photo: A Tiny House Resort
- Glamping in New York: Firelight Camps, Photo: Firelight Camps
- Camp Rockaway, Queens, Photo: Camp Rockaway, Queens
- Glamping Near Me: The Old Catskill Game Farm, Photo: The Old Catskill Game Farm
- New York Glamping: Geodome - the Outlier Inn, Photo: Geodome – the Outlier Inn
- Glamping Near Me: Collective Retreats Governor’s Island, Photo: Collective Retreats Governor’s Island
- Mountain Horse Farm B&B, Photo: Mountain Horse Farm B&B
- Gather Greene Glamping Cabins in Coxsackie, Photo: Gather Greene Glamping Cabins in Coxsackie
- Glamping in New York: Treetopia Campground, Photo: Treetopia Campground
- Glamping in New York: 1000 Islands Campground, Photo: 1000 Islands Campground
- Gatherwild Farm, Photo: Gatherwild Farm
- Saratoga Escape Glamping, Photo: David Prahl/stock.adobe.com
- New York Glamping: East Wind Hotel and Bar, Photo: Logan/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: ondreicka/stock.adobe.com
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