17 Awesome Places to Go Glamping Near New York City

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Maybe you don’t have the best reputation for being outdoorsy or maybe you’re a seasoned pro—whatever the case, it’s always a good idea to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city and out amid Mother Nature. In 2023, 67 percent of campers say they will go glamping, according to recent data from Kampgrounds of America, which bills itself as “the world’s largest system of open-to-the-public campgrounds.”

When you book a stay at one of these 17 glamping spots near New York City, you will find luxury bedding, gourmet meals and Wi-Fi just to start. And while you might expect a cute tent setup in an open field for glamping, for a more one-of-a-kind experience many locations offer unique options ranging from treehouse glamping and safari-style canvas tents to waterfront beach cabins and even train cabooses. Accessible at every budget, they come in a variety of different locations, from pristine nature settings to spots that are just a stone’s throw from small, charming country towns with serious eats. Here, our favorite places to rough it without actually roughing it.

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1. Callicoon Hills Resort

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours and 30 minutes by car
  • Location: Callicoon Center, NY
  • Why We Recommend It: charming nearby towns, relaxing vibes, drivable quality restaurants

Callicoon Hills Resort is located in a corner of the Western Catskills near the Delaware river, close to the Pennsylvania border, and surrounded by some of the area’s cutest and most darling towns, like Calicoon, Narrowsburg and Hankins, NY. Ten A-frame glamping cabins are brand spanking new this summer at the property, and it’s also boasting some pretty primo amenities as of late, too. Examples? A new gym and outdoor yoga deck, plus saunas in the most picturesque of places—AKA, on a ridge overlooking the property. Each of the glamping cabins is cozy and enveloped in nature, accessible by hiking paths, making them ideal for a romantic weekend or just a little extra privacy. For an extra element of surprise, they also feature a huge, triangle shaped picture window that takes up one full side of the A-frame, exposing the most peaceful of views with a mix of relaxed-yet-premium furnishings.

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Lucy Ballantyne

2. Eastwind Hotel & Bar

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours and 30 minutes by car
  • Location: Windham, NY
  • Why We Recommend It: adorable bar with games for guests, close to town with a removed feel, friendly staff

We know what you’re thinking: Um, how is it glamping if “hotel” is right there in the name? This chic Catskills property (converted from a 1920s bunkhouse) includes seven Scandinavian-style A-frame cabins, as well as three new suites with a queen-size loft bed, a lounge space with a full-size pull-out sofa, a writer's nook with a desk, a fridge, a full en-suite bathroom and an outdoor shower. Plus, gorgeous windowed triple doors open up to a private, furnished outdoor deck. On the property’s 17 acres, guests can enjoy two saunas, fire pits with grilling and s'mores kits available upon request, breakfast baskets and cocktails available for delivery anywhere on the property, picnic tables, bikes for rent, hammocks, Wi-Fi and electric car charging. There are also more traditional room types in the Hill House, as well as the main building, the Bunk House, that’s open with occupancy restrictions and contactless check-in/out.

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3. Tentrr

  • Distance from NYC: Depends on location
  • Location: Catskills, NY
  • Why We Recommend It: unique private locations, starts at just $75 per night, accommodations available for larger groups, duos or solo campers

This curated service gives you access to gorgeous stretches of private land in the Catskills where you and up to 11 friends can hang out. Each site includes a platform tent with a queen-size air mattress for two (and an additional dome tent for your pals), a fire pit with a grill and a restroom/shower situation, plus (obviously) gorgeous natural surroundings, like hiking trails and swimming holes. Tentrr also has a partnership with New York State Parks, so you can go on a scenic hike in Harriman State Park, Taconic State Park, Lake Taghkanic State Park or Mills Norrie State Park. Bring on the s’mores.

4. Boheme Retreats

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours and 30 minutes by car
  • Location: Livingston Manor, MY
  • Why We Recommend It: vintage charm, creekside glamping and dining experience

What’s camping without a bit of kitsch? Located outside the charming town of Livingston Manor in Covered Bridge Campsite, the minority and woman-owned vintage camper glamping experience at Boheme Retreats offers glampers the best of a modern and vintage stay. Here, you’ll experience the charm of ‘60s and ‘70s era campers with the updated decor and amenities of modern times. Expect details like frilly pillows, sensibly sized plants, patterned rugs, sheer-print drapes inside, not to mention chalkboard and pendant lights. Yes, the bathrooms are a little tight, but they’ve also been updated to be super functional, many with handsome marble-like tiles. On the outside of your camper, you can plug in string lights at night, and campers come complete with vintage lawn chairs and umbrellas for daytime hangs, plus a picnic table, grill top, and fire pit. Some campers are pet friendly, so you can bring furry friends to hang out. Further afoot, you’ll find access to a creek, and Boheme Retreats promises hiking, waterfalls, and fishing.

5. Cozy Caboose

  • Distance from NYC: 3 hours by car
  • Location: Windham, NY
  • Why we recommend it: unique lodging, walkable town, bookable through Vrbo

Glamping takes on many forms these days, and one of our favorites of late is the converted train car. This unique option uses the caboose from a decommissioned Delaware & Hudson Railway train. Called Cozy Caboose in the City—and by “city” they mean the small town of Windham—it is an idyllic location for winter skiing, fall and spring hikes, and walkable restaurants that will impress even the most discerning of New York palates. Inside your accommodations, there’s plenty of space to spread out, plus adorable original steel doors and steering wheel to gawk at, and lots of perks like an outdoor deck with grill. Oh, and of course there’s also Wi-Fi. 

6. Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA Holiday

  • Distance from NYC: 7 hours by car; 3 hours 45 minutes by plane
  • Location: Bar Harbor, ME
  • Why We Recommend It: multiple glamping accommodation options, budget-friendly, kid friendly, waterfront location

It may be one of the further glamping options on this list from a driving perspective, but if you’re looking for beach camping near NYC, boy is it beautiful. Located just outside of Acadia National Park, which we highly recommend visiting in the fall when it’s lit up in gorgeous hues of red, orange and yellow leaves, Kampgrounds of America tells us this family-friendly campground is technically the only campground on the west side of prime Mount Desert Island. The more luxe glamping accommodations here include rustic chic, upgraded cabin options and even vintage Airstreams, many of which are waterfront for an extra dose of camping magic. Since some might consider RV camping the OG of glamping, they also offer plenty of options for that should you decide to rent your own RV through RVShare, essentially the “Airbnb of RVs”, which is ideal for first-time renters.

7.  Firelight Camps

  • Distance from NYC: 4 hours by car
  • Location: Ithaca, NY
  • Why We Recommend It: close to multiple wineries, locally-sourced breakfast provided, deluxe accommodations

It doesn’t get much better than this swanky retreat in Ithaca that features luxe safari tents outfitted with hardwood floors, plush king or double queen beds, and private porches with rocking chairs, plus complimentary locally sourced breakfast and pour-over coffee. You’re also in close proximity to hiking, waterfalls, kayaking and—lucky you—smack-dab in the middle of wine country (check out some of our favorite wineries here). A post-hike Riesling? Don’t mind if we do.

Small black in the woods with chairs and a fire pit in the foreground.

8. Getaway

  • Distance from NYC: Depends on location
  • Location: Catskills and Machimoodus, NY
  • Why We Recommend It: locations are all relatively short drives from the city, LGBTQ+ friendly, hot water showers available

Think of this service as the Beyoncé of glamping. Getaway caters to the city dwellers who genuinely don’t want to leave their homes but are desperate for a relaxing weekend in the woods. Their pint-sized cabins may be small, but that’s all part of their charm. Each cabin is fit for campfire cooking with a fire pit, grill grate, picnic table and chairs, plus firewood or charcoal and a firestarter for purchase. You also don’t have to worry about taking those dreaded cold showers as hot water is provided and so are bath towels, biodegradable soap, shampoo and conditioner. It’s basically a little home away from home.

9. Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours by car
  • Location: Delaware, PA
  • Why We Recommend It: riverfront tents, excellent amenities, stargazing opportunities

Experience the epitome of glamping at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, where the  glamping getups are perched right on the Delaware River in safari-style tents on a semi-secluded lawn area. They feature one comfortable and modern queen bed and one daybed with design deets like patterned rugs and pillows. The team at Shawnee Inn also recently added glamping tents specific to stargazing with heaters and air conditioners to keep you comfortable regardless of Mother Nature’s plans. Other perks of a stay? Private decks, on-property live music, guided hikes, archery, seasonal ax throwing, and access to an indoor pool and jacuzzi. Additionally, glamping guests receive a canoe trip, breakfast, and everything you could ever need for s’mores.

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10. Climbing Vine Cottage

  • Distance from NYC: 4 hours by car
  • Location: Newfield, NY
  • Why We Recommend It: light-filled interior, wood pellet stove, kid-friendly

This custom-designed yurt is any nature lover’s paradise. The abode is surrounded by lush gardens, beautiful orchards as well as birds and butterflies nearby. It’s a great getaway for people who enjoy hiking, biking and all lure of the Great Outdoors. The yurt is also super kid-friendly, thanks to the included kids table as well as a play kitchen, baskets of Legos and a well-stocked children's book shelf, so your little ones will be well-occupied.

Queen bed with white bedding inside a tent.

11. Woodstock Meadows

  • Distance from NYC: 1 hour and 50 minutes by car
  • Location: Catskills, NY
  • Why We Recommend It: accessible by Amtrak from NYC, chiminea and hammock, outdoor BBQ kitchen

You’ll have an entire 24 acres all to yourself when you book a stay at this beautiful location. The site comes with two luxuriously appointed safari tents, a fully equipped dining gazebo, functional sinks to wash your things, an outdoor hot shower, a portalet and a large firepit to roast some yummy marshmallows. If you’re not interested in cooking at all, a list of restaurants and grocery stores that deliver and/or provide curbside pickup will be provided.

12. Cedar Lakes Estate

  • Distance from NYC: 1 hour and 30 minutes by car
  • Location: Hudson Valley, NY
  • Why We Recommend It: chic accommodations, women-run, ideal for group retreats, friendly staff

This beautiful estate with various accommodation options (cabins, cottages and farmhouse suites) is situated around a private lake and boasts more than 500 acres of greenery. All meals and drinks are included with your stay (breakfast a la carte, a lunch box for a picnic anywhere on the grounds each afternoon, and a special dinner each night). And before you ask—cocktails, sommelier-paired wines and local beers are available with each meal. Activities on site include boating, tennis, swimming, fishing and field games. Game on.

Tent with light on at sunset.
Collective Governor's Island

13. Collective Governors Island

  • Distance from NYC: 1 hour and 4 minutes by public transit
  • Location: Governors Island
  • Why We Recommend It: surrounded by views of the Statue of Liberty and NYC skyline, quick fuss-free trip, run by a sustainably driven company with B-Corp status

Don’t have a car? No problem. Get the glamping experience right here in NYC on Governors Island. This retreat offers four outlook shelters featuring floor-to-ceiling views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline and 16 tents—all of which have air conditioning. The entire retreat is open-air as the restaurant, check-in area and rooms are all tented. Dinner with a view? Don’t mind if we do.

Large blue yurt in the middle of the woods.
Harmony Hill Lodging & Retreat Center

14. Harmony Hill Lodging & Retreat Center

  • Distance from NYC: 3 hours by car
  • Location: East Meredith, NY
  • Why We Recommend It: peaceful property with deer sightings, nearby walking trails

Let nature nurture you! The name fits—these yurts have all the comforts of home, including, yes, plumbing. The resort also touts their modern kitchens (fully equipped with cookware and coffee) and hardwood floors, as well as a kitchen table, a king bed, reading chairs, Wi-Fi, heat, skylight domes, large screened windows, French doors and decks complete with a charcoal grill. Did we mention a hiking trail starts right behind your yurt? Plus, the Western Catskills site is just minutes away from kayaking, horseback riding, mountain hiking, farmers markets and more. What’s not to love?

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Huttopia Adirondacks

15. Huttopia Adirondacks

  • Distance from NYC: 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • Location: Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Why We Recommend It: Foosball and ping pong available, comfier glamping beds, quality on-site grub available

Perfect for families with youngsters, the brand new Huttopia Adirondacks has a central lodge with board games and a playground, as well as a heated pool, outdoor live music, outdoor cinema screenings, arts and crafts, and nature discovery activities on select dates. Located in the Lake George region at the foot of Kenyon Mountain, the glamping resort boasts its 79 custom-designed wood frame and canvas tents, which range from totally hooked up with power to fully unplugged, for those who want an electricity-free experience.

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Hemlock Falls

16. Hemlock Falls Camping

  • Distance from NYC:  2 hours and 30 minutes by car
  • Location: Parksville, NY
  • Why We Recommend It: super private, low key vibe in a stunning setting, outdoor camp kitchens

This family-owned operation in the Sullivan Catskills is far from the usual. For starters, there are three year-round waterfalls, two shallow swimming holes and 100+ year-old rock walls surrounding the four private canvas campsites. Each tented site sleeps two with a queen bed and bamboo linens, plus they’re equipped with covered decks, camp kitchens, charcoal BBQ grills, and fire pits—all of which are private to you!

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Gather Greene

17. Gather Greene

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours by car
  • Location: Coxsackie, NY
  • Why We Recommend It: pet-friendly, accessible by train and a short Uber ride, snowshoe rentals in winter

Ever wanted to feel like you were out in nature, but with air conditioning, heating, warm showers, and a mini fridge? Us too. All 17 cabins on this 100-acre precipice have a grand picture window next to the king-sized bed, along with a closet with a large mirror, a deck and plenty of caffeine. Nestled between the Catskills and Massachusetts’ Berkshire Mountains, the views are unlike any other. So, basically the romantic getaway we didn’t know we needed.

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