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7 Best Places for Glamping in New York

Looking for glamping in New York?

Well, you’re in luck. The Empire State is home to countless glamping rentals, whether you hope to explore the Catskills, Adirondacks, Finger Lakes, or anywhere in between.

There’s even amazing glamping near New York City – both within the city (on Governor’s Island) as well as just an hour or two from the Big Apple.

Rather than list every glamping rental in New York, we’ve narrowed down the options to just 7 of the very best, from the rustic and minimalistic to the glamorous and luxurious.

Here’s where to go glamping in New York State.

Best Glamping in New York

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Here are 7 of the best places to go glamping in New York, including canvas tents, tipis, yurts, cabins, and more.

Firewood Camps

Glamping in upstate New York doesn’t get much better than Firewood Camps.

Located just outside of Ithaca, this luxury camping retreat is the perfect place for those looking to escape the city for a weekend of relaxation – without sacrificing style.

Firewood Camps offers comfortable and luxurious canvas safari tents for guests. Each is outfitted with either a king bed or two queen beds. Of course, the bedding is plush and comfortable.

Their glamping tents also have hardwood floors, private porches with rocking chairs, and stylish interior furnishings. These are seriously some of the nicest glamping tent rentals I’ve seen – in New York or otherwise. A handful even have electrical outlets!

Of course, Firewood Camps also offers amenities galore. In addition to complimentary breakfast each morning of your stay, there’s a bathhouse with hot showers, communal campfires, and a bunch of games to rent. You’re also close to amazing hiking trails not to mention some of the best wineries in New York State.

Collective Retreats (Governor’s Island)

Want to go glamping without even leaving New York City?

Well then, you’re in luck! Collective Retreats offers an amazingly convenient glamping retreat on Governor’s Island just minutes from Manhattan.

Despite its location smackdab in the middle of NYC (with view of the skyline and the Statue of Liberty to boot), glamping at Collective Retreats retains something of a rustic, minimalistic feel.

You have three different glamping tent lodging options to choose from – two that are more private with their own private bathrooms (including spa soaking tubs) and another that is more communal (grouped closer together with shared bathrooms).

Whatever option you choose, you’re sure to enjoy the stylish and elegant décor and comfortable beds. Private in-tent continental breakfast is another bonus.

Gatherwild Ranch

For glamping in Hudson Valley, you have few better options than Gatherwild Ranch.

The accommodations consist of canvas bell tents set on wooden platforms. These are spread across the 15-acre farm so every guest has plenty of privacy.

In fact, that’s the thing we love most about glamping at Gatherwild Ranch – their emphasis on privacy. Despite the comfortable and stylish accommodations, you really do feel like you’re camping, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

This sense of minimalism extends to every corner of the ranch. Showers are solar powered (don’t worry – they do warm up quite nicely). Farm fresh food is close at hand. Fire pits are available to cook up some s’mores. And free-range farm animals roam the property.

Those that want something a little more glamorous than a glamping tent (which are actually quite glamorous, if I’m being honest) can choose to stay in a rustic glamping cabin instead.

Eastwind Hotel and Bar

Sure, it might have “hotel” in its name, but Eastwind Hotel and Bar provides a New York glamping experience unlike any other.

Set deep in the Catskills, this chic property is the perfect glamping destination for those that want a taste of the great outdoors with all of the luxuries of home.

The main hotel is situated in a converted bunkhouse but also has a smattering of A-frame cabins across the property (choose one of these for the full glamping experience).

In addition to comfortable furnishings in each cabin or bunkhouse room, guests will enjoy wandering around the 17-acre property. There are even two saunas available for on-site relaxation.

Amenities are numerous and include breakfast baskets, cocktails, free Wi-Fi, bicycle rentals, and so much more.

Harmony Hill Retreat Center

Head to East Meredith for a relaxing and rejuvenating stay at Harmony Hill Retreat Center.

Located in the Catskill Mountains, this glamping retreat offers a selection of cabins and yurts for guests to stay in.

Although the cabins are certainly well-appointed, my favorite way to enjoy a stay here is one of the glamping yurts. Seriously, luxury camping doesn’t get much better. You’ll enjoy your own bathroom and kitchen in addition to a spacious porch and comfortable bed. Wi-Fi is available.

Both the yurts and cabins at Harmony Hill Retreat Center are set deep in the woods. This makes for a shady, quiet atmosphere. It also helps reduce the heat on hot summer days.

This New York glamping destination is perfect for individual travelers or small families, but it’s really best suited for romantic getaways for couples.

Mountain Horse Farm

Mountain Horse Farm is the go-to spot for glamping in the Finger Lakes.

This unique New York glamping rental combines a luxury farm stay with a glamorous bed and breakfast.

The folks are Mountain Horse Farm are truly committed to providing a luxury camping experience where you can relax and unwind – leaving the stresses of everyday life far behind.

This glamping retreat is perfectly suited to couples. In fact, several on-site activities are designed for romantic getaways, including the couple’s massage. Certain rooms even have their own en-suite hot tubs!

Mountain Horse Farm is set on 33 acres with plenty of hiking trails to explore during your stay.

Huttopia Adirondacks

Going glamping with your family? Huttopia Adirondacks is the perfectly family-friendly glampsite in New York State.

Located in the Adirondacks, you already know you can expect beautiful forested surroundings to completely relax within.

In addition to a central lodge, Huttopia Adirondacks offers a wide selection of glamping tents (made with wood frames, wood platforms, and canvas tenting) to choose from.

Each luxury glamping tent is outfitted with comfortable beds, stylish décor, sturdy furniture, and a large deck to sit and take in the views. Some tents have electrical outlets while others are completely off the grid – the choice is up to you.

Huttopia Adirondacks is awesome because they place a huge emphasis on amenities, activities, and entertainment. In addition to the large swimming pool, you’re in for live music, outdoor movies, and arts and crafts parties among so much more. Like we said, this is the perfect place for glamping with kids!

What About DIY Glamping in New York?

Catskill Mountains in New York

Renting a fully-furnished glampsite is the most popular way to go glamping in New York State.

But it’s far from the only option.

Just as much fun is going DIY glamping – in other words, glamping on your own terms.

Of course, you’ll need to bring all of your own glamping gear.

Start with string lights, a lantern, and comfortable bedding (I bring my own pillows and blankets from home).

To really take the DIY glamping experience to the next level, consider investing in a spacious air mattress and use it with real sheets for the utmost in comfort.

Your standard family camping tent will certainly get the job done just fine. But for a truly special glamping trip, a canvas bell tent just screams glamping.

I also like to bring along a portable power station to keep all my devices charged.

For more tips and tricks on DIY glamping in New York, check out our guide to glamping 101 as well as our list of gear to turn camping into glamping.

Consider Going RV Glamping Instead

Wedding near Pond in Mount Tremor, New York

Glamping is a truly magical way to experience New York State – but RVing is another luxurious option.

Maybe you’ve cut it too close and all the glampsites are already booked up. Or, maybe you prefer a “glamper” on wheels – one you can take to various campsites around the state.

An RV packs in all the luxuries you could ever hope to have while camping, including a bathroom, kitchenette, comfortable beds, and a living space.

Our guide to renting an RV breaks down everything you need to know if you don’t own an RV of your own. 

RV glamping – we use Outdoorsy for our RV and van rentals – is a little different than traditional glamping, but it’s certainly a comfortable and stylish way to see New York.

Find Other Places to Glamp Near You

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Don’t forget to check out our beginner’s guide to glamping before your next trip.

We also have several other best glamping in “X” state guides – with even more coming soon:

Like always, don’t hesitate to reach out in the comments below if you have any more questions about glamping in New York State!

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