Glamping is a more luxurious form of traditional camping that still allows you to connect with nature.
World-renowned author and outdoor enthusiast Henry David Thoreau once said, “Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” As the authors of Escape Brooklyn, a travel blog that aims to get people out of the city and into the outdoors, we couldn’t agree more. Whether it's spring, summer, fall or winter, we spend as much time as we can outside — hiking, canoeing, swimming, cross-country skiing or whatever else we can find. And once a season, we go camping.
As far as we’re concerned, an overnight outdoor adventure is the best way to reconnect with nature. And these days, with the advent of companies like Tentrr, camping is more accessible and hassle-free than ever. The small company is based in the Catskill Mountains of New York, three hours north of New York City. The company creates unique campsites on private land, which are already set up upon arrival.
Tentrr's campsites are identical throughout their offerings. Each tent is made from a thick, weatherproof canvas, about the size of most bedrooms, and sits atop a raised platform. The tents are stocked with necessities: Think bug spray, a few lights, water, and — perhaps most importantly — an actual bed. During chillier months, wood stoves heat up the large tents, making for a memorable (and cozy!) year-round experience. Outside, each site has a fire pit, two Adirondack-style chairs, a picnic table and plentiful space. All of this comes together to create an easy getaway so campers can simply show up, kick back and stare at the stars.
Campers also might want to check out similar-minded website Hipcamp, which lists campsites on both private and public land throughout the United States. Their definition of camping is a little broader, listing everything from tents to teepees to rooms in private residences — with the common thread being that they all offer unique experiences.