Our New Favorite Island Glamping Resort Is in the Middle of New York Harbor
This is 100 percent our kind of city escape.
When we talk about island getaways, more often than not they come with palm trees and Caribbean breezes. And while we happen to be partial to both those things, for this unique resort, we’ll happily make an exception.
Come May, New Yorkers and visitors will be able to sleep, for the first time, just 800 yards from lower Manhattan on historic Governor’s Island. The accommodations? Luxury glamping tents with stunning views of the Statue of Liberty.
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The new property is a collaboration between the Trust for Governor’s Island and Collective Retreats, which specializes in off-the-grid glamping resorts with five-star amenities. Six harborfront acres on the western side of the island provide not only water views, but sweeping vistas of the city skyline.
The seasonal getaway, which will stay open for six months, can sleep up to 100 in its swanky accommodations. Luxury tents, which come with en suite baths, a private deck, and a personal concierge, start at $500. But those seeking more of a bargain can opt for a smaller, but still decked out, premium bell tent for $150.
And in true glamping fashion, there’s no “roughin’ it” here: All tents come with electricity, WiFi, 1,000-plus-thread-count sheets, a French press, and wine glasses. And just like that, we’re sold.