How Glamping In New York City Is Totally Possible This Year

 Already sold out for the month of May.


Attention, glampers! If you’re in the New York area, this one is for you!

This week, New York’s Trust for Governors Island announced that it’s partnering with Collective Retreats to create an “”environmentally friendly overnight lodging retreat.” It seems city slickers’ resort-style, glamorous camping dreams are about to come true!

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Starting on May 1, the camp, aka: Collective Governors Island will be available for booking through Halloween 2018. At the six-acre site, there will be live music on a public lawn, food options and recreation spaces.

Collective Retreats CEO and founder Peter Mack told The Daily News:

“It’s a retreat for all New Yorkers. Governor’s Island is a beautiful place where our guests can feel connected to the space while experiencing a sense of escape from the city.”

There will also be a full concierge team to work on customized itineraries with guests. This will be the biggest Collective Retreat location accommodating 100 guests at once. Other CR destinations include: Sonoma, CA; Hudson Valley, NY; and Vail, CO…and more.

Governors Island in New York Harbor is situated on the southern part of the Manhattan Island. Separated from Brooklyn, it’s still part of the Manhattan borough. Today, Governors Island is a popular seasonal destination open to the public between May and September with a 43-acre public park completed between 2012-2016, free arts and cultural events, and recreational activities. You can access the island by ferries from Brooklyn and Manhattan.

As the former site of the Governors Ball music festival every year, this is the first time the island permits camping. For city folks who want a taste of glamping, you don’t have to travel too far.

The two options the camp is offering are: luxury tent with a private, en-suite bathroom, an outdoor deck, wood burning stove, and full electricity. The second “premium bell tent” option has beds and electricity but it doesn’t include a bathroom. Options range from USD $150-$500/night.

Since it’s already sold out for the month of May, you might want to hurry and make bookings now if you’re down for a posh weekend in the Big Apple’s nature wonders.


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