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, and with more than 1,700 city parks in NYC, 180 state parks and 24 other National Park Service managed lands throughout NYS, there's plenty of opportunities to get outside—and all are as unique as the city itself.
If booking a rental cabin is your thing, check out our top picks for Hudson Valley rentals and Catskill cabins. For a more rustic experience—that's not all the way roughing it—glamping in New York is your best bet. And there's plenty on offer (including tons of cool renovated Airstreams).
Take, for instance, Mariaville Goat Farm where you can wake up with a refreshing goat-yoga class. Or maybe an incredible UFO home is more your cup of tea. Or is it the king of all canvas-tents? Whatever you're looking for, including a whole lot more convetional glamping setups, New York's got you.
To make life easier, we rounded up 18 of the best New York glamping rentals for you to explore, below.
18 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 tents have to offer-without really being home.
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, opening in June 2022 (soon!!). Choose from a variety of mid-mod-inspired accommodations-from Airstreams, X-Suites, Luxury Tents, and their newest addition, a pine tiny-cabin.
Vibe: Animal Haven
Aesthetic charcuteries boards are calling-this streamside Airstream packs plenty of charm into its little hardwood floor footprint. Directly next to a horse farm, you'll be lulled to bed by the bubbling stream and wake up to animals outside your door.
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 5 min drive to Downton Saugerties and 20 min to Woodstock, spend the weekend strolling, shopping, or finding your new fave restaurant.
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: 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 property, spend the evenings stargazing around the fire pit or on the modest deck.
Vibe: Contemporary Escape
Rest your head among Here Here Camp's stylish 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.
Vibe: Tiny Cabin, Big Charm
Spend a weekend getaway at this rustic tiny home that features easy access to the Appalachian Trail and Macedonia State Park, swimming spots, hiking trails, sunsets, and chilling. A pet-friendly escape, bring your fur baby along for the ride too.
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: Do Go Chasing Waterfalls
Situated directly next to a waterfall, this canvas tent property provides a unique glamping experience. While you'll have access to all the all the essentials, there's also 12-acres to explore with three more historic falls.