Glamping in New Jersey—or really anywhere for that matter—has a lot of advantages if you are looking for a quick getaway, without having to pile your car full of every piece of camping gear you own. New Jersey has 11 Tentrr sites, all with the same great amenities: bed, deck, chairs, firepit, grill and access to bathrooms. Many of these sites include sun showers and most have amazing views.
The five campsites on this list offer a uniquely awesome way to see more of New Jersey, as well as it's often-overlooked natural beauty.
Let’s start with camping at Camp Griffin Site for an incredible deal at $65/night. Located near Flemington and Vorhees State Park in west Jersey, this private land offers spacious sites for up to four campers. The site is next to a stream that flows year-round. From Camp Griffin Site, you’ll be close to a farmer’s market, mountain biking, hiking, or horseback riding.
Hosts here get high ratings for friendliness. They offer a communal fire pit, and there is an outhouse on the property. This is not a glamping site, so you’ll need to bring a tent, cookstove and all other amenities. The property, however, is a fantastic place for a serene camping experience. (Camp Griffin also offers glamping sites, and we’ll review one at the very end.)
Jacobs Creek Riverside Paradise has it all. The glampsite is on the river and it’s located less than an hour from NYC crossings and Philadelphia. The cozy tent for four is nestled in a forest, and slightly elevated above the river. Wake up to the sounds of rushing water. This is an excellent spot for anyone wanting quiet and seclusion. As always, the site provides bed, firepit, grill and access to a host who knows the area (and the Delaware river) well.
An hour from NYC is Camp Lake Grinnell, on a secluded private piece of land. For glamping New Jersey, this spot is hard to beat. You’ll have a view of the lake and a cozy campsite with a firepit, stone benches, picnic table, and a dome tent for four. The camp host knows the land well and loves showing newcomers around. He also owns a local restaurant, perfect for a winter evening. Winter is a quiet time to enjoy this lakeside setting. This camp welcomes dogs as well as human campers.
Close to Southampton sits a wonderful, open site with water views. This is Pinelands Getaway, where up to eight glampers can experience what glamping New Jersey is all about. This is a truly secluded site, located on a 200+ acre cranberry farm. It’s the only campsite on the farm, and is perched along the water. For $130/night you’ll have a cozy tent with its own wood stove. For winter glamping, you can’t find a better spot. The area is alive with wildlife, including foxes, bald eagles and deer.
Camp Griffin offers the biggest selection of Tentrr sites for glamping New Jersey. The “Pittstown Yurt” is set in an open field, with a deck offering plenty of room to lounge. Inside is a heater to keep you warm day and night. The site has a firepit and grill, along with a full-sized bed and access to a nearby restroom. Griffin is part of an apple orchard. Nearby towns offer antiquing and flea markets, or you can hike in one of the nearby state parks.