What's better than living in the greatest city in the world? Escaping it for a weekend away. Life in New York City is certainly rewarding but it can also be exhausting, and there's no greater way to rest and recharge than in nature. And (supposedly), there are more attractions in New York State beyond the five boroughs. Particularly of the outdoor kind.
Whether you're a city-dweller, call upstate your permanent home, or are here to visit, New York State has something for every kind of outdoorist. From the six million-acre Adirondack Park to the 700,000-acre Catskills Park preserve, to the artsy Hudson Valley, to the countless public parks in NYC, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside throughout New York—and all are as unique as the city itself.
If booking a cabin or tiny house is more your thing, check out our top picks for Hudson Valley rentals and Catskill cabins. But for a more unique experience—that's not all the way roughing it—glamping in New York is your best bet. Take, for instance, Mariaville Goat Farm where you can wake up with a refreshing goat-yoga class, or a stay at the king of all canvas-tents. Whatever you're looking for, including a whole lot more conventional glamping setups, New York's got you.
To make life easier, we rounded up 20 of the best New York glamping rentals so you can find your perfect match.
20 Best New York Glamping Locations for a Relaxing Escape to Nature
Vibe: Home Away From Home
There's no need to leave NYC to go glamping–just book a stay at this Governer's Island glampsite. Surrounded by views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Jersey City, and Staten Island, you'll feel right at home among the quality linens, king-sized beds, and private decks these luxury glamping tents have to offer—without really being home.
Vibe: A-Frame Paradise
Book a stay in Eastwind's mini Lushna A-Frames for access to high-quality linens, a private bathroom, wifi, sauna access, and the on-site bar and lounge. Full cabins and connected hotel rooms are also available. The boutique glamping company recently opened two new locations in the Catskills and Adirondack mountains, so there's no shortage of their impressive accomodations.
Vibe: City Rat to Country Mouse
Getaway specializes in getting city-dwellers offline and outdoors with micro cabin campgrounds popping up across the country. With two locations just outside NYC in the Western Catskills and Eastern Catskills, the two retreats feature contemporary tiny cabins set among the beauty of the Catskill Mountains with floor-to-ceiling windows, private bathrooms, air conditioning and heat, and one or two beds. Plus a private campfire ring and s'mores galore.
(Use discount code FIELDMAG for $25 off any booking)
Vibe: Family Affair
A few miles from Lake George Village, in the Adirondack Mountains, lies Huttopia. Rent a private tent but gain access to the many amenities the glampsite and the surrounding area have to offer, including hiking trails, a pool, playground, and fire pits for making s'mores.
Vibe: Kick Back, Relax
California-based luxe campground operator AutoCamp continues its East Coast expansion with an all-new glampsite in the Catskills. Choose from a variety of mid-mod-inspired accommodations-from Airstreams, X-Suites, Luxury Tents, and their newest addition, a pine tiny-cabin.
Vibe: Dream WFH Set-Up
Spend a weekend getaway at this brand new cabin that features easy access to the Appalachian Trail and Macedonia State Park, swimming spots, hiking trails, sunsets, and chilling. Outfitted with modern appliances, generous windows, and a work-station, the cabin is a destination within itself, although there's plenty of surrounding towns to do some shopping and sightseeing, too
Vibe: Out of Town
Set back among the trees with its own private fire pit and seating area, this 1970's Airstream is perfect for a solo or couples trip. A five minute drive to Downton Saugerties and 20 min to Woodstock, spend the weekend strolling, shopping, or finding your new fave restaurant.
Vibe: Grab A Slice
This colorful glampsite features four luxury safari tents around the edge of a wildflower meadow on a 40-acre farm. The tents are outfitted with comfortable beds and simple furnishings, but it's really the other amenities that are the star here. Not only is there a cedar wood hot tub located in its own temple-like hut, there's a bathhouse with showers and a soaking tub, and a wood-fired pizza oven the owners get cranking during summer nights. Whoa.
Vibe: Functional and Fun
Near trailheads leading to Hudson Highlands State Park, this cheerful Airstream comes equipped with a full kitchen, hot shower, full-size bed, heat, and outside, a hammock, picnic table, charcoal grill, and seating area. A 20 min walk to Cold Spring Metro-North station and 10 min to Cold Spring shops, hallelujah, you won't need a car for this trip.
Vibe: Fantasy Fishbowl
Located on the historic Awosting Club property, this all-season geo-dome is surrounded by native blueberry bushes and pine trees and perched on a ravine overlooking Palmaghatt Kill Stream. Outfitted with colorful furnishings, the interior is fun and cozy, while outside, there's a spacious deck, fire pit, outhouse, and outdoor shower.
Vibe: Vintage Kick-Back
Step back in time in this '55 Spartan Royal Manor that features a birch interior, living space, dining area, bathroom, and record player-all with a vintage style. Set atop a meadowed hill on a farm, spend the evenings stargazing around the fire pit or cozied up inside.
Vibe: The Simple Life
Located on a secluded hilltop along the Sundown Wild Forest, this glamping tent features stunning views of New York's rolling hills and valleys. Other amenities include a queen-sized bed, a wood-stove, Coleman Sun Shower, Adirondack chairs, and a stone fire-pit. For exploring, Minnewaska State Park is nearby, as well as a secret mountain stream waterhole.
Vibe: Contemporary Escape
Rest your head among Here Here Camp's canvas tents that feature a king or queen-sized bed, private decks, electricity, a wood-burning stove, and an assigned toilet and outdoor shower in the property's impressive bathhouse. Best of all, farm to table dinner and breakfast are included at the stylish indoor/outdoor mess hall.