The 11 Best Sites for Glamping in New York

Bask in nature for just about every occasion.
The Best Sites for Glamping in New York
Photo: Rita Kapoor Wojick,Venue: Firelight Camps
Beth Ann Mayer - The Knot Contributor.
by
Beth Ann Mayer
Beth Ann Mayer - The Knot Contributor.
Beth Ann Mayer
The Knot Contributor
  • Beth Ann writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, including venues, honeymoons and planning advice.
  • Beth Ann is a lifestyle freelance writer, with bylines on healthline.com and parents.com.
  • Prior to freelancing, Beth Ann was a writer and editor for Long Island Pulse Magazine.
Updated Feb 07, 2024
We have included third party products to help you navigate and enjoy life’s biggest moments. Purchases made through links on this page may earn us a commission.

The Empire State has plenty to do, from exploring the iconic sights of Manhattan to taking in peaceful areas like the Catskills. If you require help deciding between a luxury hotel and camping for your visit, a middle ground doesn't require sleeping on the ground: Glamping in New York.

Whether you're planning this year's most romantic of romantic getaways or you're interested in a glamping bachelorette, this type of trip makes for a unique vacation. While there are many places to go glamping in the US, New York is a winning spot for travelers in the Northeast and anyone from anywhere who wants to combine a return to nature with a tour of the concrete jungle (Manhattan). Some choices are near NYC–within an hour driving distance–while other spots to go glamping in New York are so far away that you don't have to worry about hearing a yellow cab honk.

Regardless of where you are, the natural surroundings of New York glamping options are even more stunning than the accommodations, allowing guests to get in on one of our travel trends: digital frugality. Who has time to scroll Instagram and experience FOMO when you're gazing at stars from accommodations with glamping domes? Consider these the best spots to go glamping in New York.

Boheme Retreats, Catskills

Go glamping at Boheme Retreats in the Catskills
Photo: Boheme Retreats

This stylish, seasonal glamping option is fewer than three hours from Brooklyn. Nestled in Livingston Manor, part of the Western Catskills, Boheme Retreats puts a fresh spin on glamorous camping. Instead of glamping domes, tents and cabins, Boheme Retreat has campers with retro vibes and contemporary essentials like beds and baths. Each RV has a historical twist, named for Black women like Rosa Parks and Fannie Lou Hamer. The six campers sleep two to four humans, and some are pet-friendly. Guests will have access to fishing onsite outside the so-cool vintage campers. Waterfalls and hiking are a hop, skip and jump from the grounds.

Things to Do: See Main Street Farm; Hike Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest; Do the Frick Pond Loop; Swing by Catskill Brewery and Upward Brewing Company

Read Reviews

Eastwind Hotel, Adirondacks

Spend your honeymoon at Eastwind Hotel in the Adirondacks
Photo: Eastwind Hotel

Don't let the "hotel" moniker fool you. Eastwind Hotel's Lake Placid location has cabins stocked with creature comforts. The signature cabin, the Lushna Suite, sleeps two humans (plus pets for an added fee)—an ideal choice for a couple's escape. Wake up and fall asleep in a queen-sized loft bed and sip coffee on a deck with chairs and Chubb River views. A writer's nook exudes cozy charm. Other cabins have lounge areas and can fit four, making them a good fit for an intimate bachelorette glamping adventure.

Things to Do: See the Lake Placid Olympic Museum; See the Mirror Lake Public Beach; Hike the mountains; See High Falls Gorge and John Brown Farm Historic Site

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Seneca Sol, Finger Lakes

Spend your honeymoon at Seneca Sol in the Finger Lakes
Photo: Seneca Sol

One of the most stunning glamping resorts New York offers, Seneca Sol's half-dozen safari tents are expansive yet intimate. Expect private balconies and a quiet forest setting amid 24 acres of trees and wildlife. The spot welcomes couples, bachelorette parties and even furbabies (or dogs of honor, if you will). Though secluded, Seneca Sol's glamping resort is close to the wineries, breweries and waterfalls that draw people to the Finger Lakes region. A communal campfire is lit each night — yes, s'mores can be had. Couples on a romantic getaway can consider the comfy Fox Den, a studio suite perched on a hilltop with Seneca Lake views.

Things to Do: Wine tasting tour, Finger Lakes National Forest, rent a kayak, Dano's Heuriger On Seneca and Finger Lakes Brewery tour

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

HTR Niagara, Greater Niagara

Open seasonally from April through October (because even luxury accommodations are no match for the chill of the region's winter), HTR Niagara has been an upstate New York glamping hotspot since it opened ays under the name "Branches of Niagara Campground resort." Set between Niagara Falls and Buffalo, a stay here gives couples plenty of options for adventures. Nestled along the trees are a pair of lakefront yurt rentals with wood floors and a dome skylight for star gazing. Premium, deluxe and deluxe-plus cottages have queen to full-sized beds and bathrooms with at least showers (some have baths)

Things to Do: Rent a boat; Zipline at the glamp site; Fish onsite; Explore Buffalo; Take a private tour of Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Canada.

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Collective Governor's Island, NYC

Collective Governor's Island in NYC for the best honeymoon glamping
Photo: Collective Retreats

Five-borough residents searching for "glamping near me" often "settle" here (in a good way). Yet, even out-of-state residents looking for options to go glamping in NYC will love a stay at Collective Governor's Island. For starters, this Governor's Island glamping destination is an eight-minute ferry ride from the Big City. However, the expansive 173-acre place to hide from the hustle and bustle NYC is known for — at least for a good night's sleep sans street noise. Of course, the proximity lets guests explore the city by day, should they choose. Or, folks can swap dashing to make the subway for a slow-paced bike ride (the island is car-free) and a sunset saunter. Don't worry: You can still take in the landmark skyline from a comfortable distance (and while living in comfort and luxury). High-thread bedding and soft towels are a departure from sleeping on gravel.

Things to Do: Rent a bike, get a spa treatment at QC NY, see NYC in one day and a helicopter tour with dinner.

4.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Callicoon Hills, Catskills

Callicoon Hills for the best honeymoon glamping in the Catskills
Photo: Callicoon Hills

"Head for the hills" takes on a literal meaning at this New York glamping resort set in the Western Catskill Mountains. Crisp mountain air immediately puts guests in the serene version of a New York State of mind. Though hotel rooms are available, Callicoon Hills has A-Frame units that allow guests to immerse themselves in the rolling woodlands and provide easy access to hiking trails. However, modern comforts, like private bathrooms and rain showers, are also there. On a timeless note, s'mores can be made nightly in firepits.

Things to Do: Say hello to the animals at Buck Brook Alpacas; Hike the Catskills' trails; Visit Apple Pond Farm.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Gather Greene, Hudson Valley

Go glamping at Gather Greene in the Hudson Valley
Photo: Gather Greene

A picturesque site ready-made for exploration of the Hudson Valley and Catskill areas, Gather Greene's woodland surroundings also invite digital detoxes and relaxation. Having opened in 2018, Gather Greene is a relative newcomer to the scene and boasts cabins with en suite bathrooms complete with walk-in rain showers and windows. The outdoor decks give way to vistas you must see to believe. King-sized beds are made for sinking into with plenty of room to roll, and heating and air conditioning prepare guests for all New York's elements. The grounds feature plenty of wooded pathways and Catskill and Berkshire Mountain views.

Things to Do: Hike; Enjoy a winery tour; Dine at Gaskins or Gracie's Luncheonette

Read Reviews

AutoCamp Catskills, Catskills

A two-hour drive from New York City, AutoCamp Catskills is set on 37 picturesque acres west of the Hudson River. The hip upstate New York glamping site has its share of options. You'll find luxurious glamping cabins. But the AutoCamp takes it up a notch with uniquely designed Airstreams and numerous BaseCamp suites with Airstream suites. For the unfamiliar, Airstreams are stylish, round-shaped trailers, and AutoCamps' are full of luxury amenities like kitchenettes and high thread-count bedding. Couples will want to consider the Premium Airstream Suite with a double bed that fits two and provides ample opportunities for snuggling. Sunsets on the private patio? Yes, please. Meanwhile, a Premium BaseCamp Suite has room for six, making it a perfect resting spot for bachelorettes.

Things to Do: Ski or snowboard down Hunter Mountain; See Saugerties Lighthouse; Indulge in Krause's Chocolates; Get a Clubhouse Massage

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Glampful, Adirondacks

Found at the foothills of the Adirondacks, Glampful's safari tents fit up to six, making it a worthy choice for couples seeking quiet anniversary celebrations and small-group parties alike. Plus, larger crews can pitch bell tents. The safari glamping tents have dining room tables, hardwood floors and private decks with lounge chairs. Amenities include a full BBQ with a side burner and cooking utensils for intimate nights in. The woodland surroundings are only part of the topography. Sacandaga Lake's sandy and rocky shores are perfect for refreshing dips and sunrise strolls in the summertime.

Things to Do: Visit Great Sacandaga Brewing Co.; See Hadley Mountain, Moreau Lake State Park and Caroga Lake (go rafting)

Read Reviews

Firelight Camps: Ithaca, Finger Lakes

Firelight Camps for the perfect wedding glamping at Ithaca, Finger Lakes
Photo: Rita Kapoor Wojick,Venue: Firelight Camps

Set in the bucolic Finger Lakes region known for its sprawling greenspace and Reisling vinos that just hit different, Firelight Camps' luxury tents are nestled amongst the trees. Birds provide the soundtrack to peaceful mornings, while cushy king and queen beds feel more like the stuff of high-end hotels than a nature-based escape. Private tented porches with rocking chairs are designed for taking in natural surroundings sans phones. The joke is that "Ithaca is gorges," but one glance at nearby Buttermilk Falls will convince you the locals aren't kidding.

Things to Do: Cornell, Ithaca College, Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ports of New York, Ithaca Beer Company and wine tasting tour.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Getaway House, Catskills

Visit Getaway House in the Catskills for your glamping honeymoon
Photo: Getaway House

You've heard of tiny homes, but how about tiny glamping cabins? With locations in the Western and Eastern Catskills, Getaway House has select New York glamping outposts that offer minimalist designs and maximal comfort. Think queen and bunk beds, fire pits, kitchenettes, even dog treats and cabins with windows that open up to stunning woodsy vistas. Proximity to hiking trails and natural wonders like the towering, cascading Kaaterskill Falls in the Eastern Catskills are part of the appeal.

Things to Do: Kaaterskill Falls, Crossroads Brewing Company, Shavertown Trail and Brushland Eating House.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews (Western Catskills)

3.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews (Eastern Catskills)

Up Next
  • the knot travel trends 2024 piece couple travels white lotus streaming on hbo max planetary alignment
    The Top Travel Trends You'll See in 2024