Here's a little help for those looking to find the perfect glamping spot in New York this fall. These four options are either Tentrr “signature sites” or luxurious, privately-owned, partner sites. But, rest assured, this quick list doesn’t even scratch the surface of the more than 250 Tentrr sites available across the great state of New York. With that many options, we can guarantee that the perfect campsite is out there, no matter what kind of camping/glamping you want to do!
Let’s start with something truly unique: the Abandoned Zoo campsites. You can camp in the woods (at the Wooded Site) or you can enjoy the views at the Overlook Site. Both locations are spacious enough to accommodate large groups, with a maximum capacity of 14 people! (Plus, there are actually 4 total campsites to choose from at the Abandoned Zoo—the two listed above, as well as the Mountain View Maze & Fido’s Vineyard.)
Campsites at the Abandoned Zoo are tucked away among hundreds of uninhabited acres in the Catskills Mountains. Like most Tentrr sites, it is pet-friendly and comes with a fully set up canvas tent on a wooden platform. Inside you’ll find a queen size bed, complete with a memory foam mattress, and a wood stove for heat. Outside you have two Adirondack chairs on the deck, a fire ring, picnic table, and a station for food prep, cooking, and washing up. The nearby Catskills Game Farm and local restaurants are just the beginning of the activity options throughout the area.
The River's Edge Sunrise is a campsite with amazing waterfront views, room for up to 14 campers, and one of Tentrr’s roomy canvas tents that is perched atop a wooden platform. For under $200 a night you’ll get a comfy queen bed, wood-burning stove, complete privacy, and the amenities you are used to with all of Tentrr’s signature sites—a fire ring, picnic table, Adirondack chairs, sun shower, cooking prep area, and more.
This spot sits on the Delaware River, so bring a canoe and/or kayak with you to explore the area or just paddle the day away. Don’t own a boat? You can rent kayaks, canoes or inner tubes and spend a day floating. These sites fill up quickly because of the incredible views of the river, so don’t delay in reserving!
At Big Indian Wilderness Paradise, the campsites live up to the name. For the bargain rate of $125/night you’ll find a 140-year-old family homestead on 100 acres, with a gorgeous Tentrr campsite sitting in a secluded meadow. Woods surround the area, and there is a stream nearby. This area is extremely private and the glamp spot itself includes a large canvas tent with woodstove, fire ring, sun shower and queen bed (with bedding).
Activities here include hiking, fishing, or swimming in the creek. You can also head up to Slide Mountain, the highest peak in the Catskills, which is just five miles away. For an adrenaline rush, go try out the nearby mountain bike trails at the Belleayre Ski Center. Or you can just relax at camp and take a walk through your own private meadow.
Last on our sampling of New York’s wonderful glamping getaways is the stunning Sands Creek Camp. This site offers pristine views of the freshly mowed grounds of the Ridges at Sands Creek Golf Course, as well as the gentle waters of the Sands Creek itself, gliding by your door. The area offers wonderful swimming holes against a backdrop of pine trees and rugged mountain cliffs.
This 120-acre getaway is completely private, yet still easy and convenient to get to. The canvas tent at this site is large enough for two campers and comes equipped with a queen bed, a stove for cooking, and all the other supplies you’ll need (bedding, dishes, etc.) for a comfy night. If you need to resupply, the town of Hancock is just 15 minutes away. The camp host here gets high ratings from guests. Plus, this serene campground is pet-friendly, too!