Glamping—the absurd portmanteau meaning “glamorous camping,” or camping for people who don’t really like camping—has become more of a trend in the past few years, with dedicated resorts and short-term rentals promising an outdoorsy experience without all of the less-fun trappings of that sort of trip.
But it hasn’t really taken hold in New York City, save for the W hotel’s $2,000/night “glamping suite” (complete with yurt!), in part because there are so few places to camp in the five boroughs, let alone, well, glamp. But that’ll soon change: Terra Glamping, one of the better-known resorts, is bringing what it calls “beachside glamping” to Fort Tilden, with a pop-up resort happening from August 11 to September 24.
What’ll that entail, exactly? Terra will set up five of its “safari-style” tents, each of which measure 12 feet by 14 feet and can sleep two, along with communal amenities like a grill, three hammocks, and a camp store. (Yes, there’ll also be bathrooms and showers on-site.)
The rooms themselves are intended to be “as comfortable as the finest hotel rooms,” per a press release, which means they come with queen-sized memory foam mattresses, nice linens, stylish decor, and more.
As for the price of glamping, rates begin at $200/night, with prices increasing on the weekends. (Camping at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, meanwhile, is $30/night, though it doesn’t come with all of the fancy amenities—and you do have to bring your own tent.)
The pop-up is being produced in partnership with the National Parks Service, which also worked with travel start-up Getaway to bring three of its minimalist tiny cabins to Staten Island’s Gateway National Recreation Area for the summer.
- Terra Glamping: Fort Tilden [Official]
- Glamping: The 9 best resorts in the U.S. [Curbed.com]
- Glamping Hits Manhattan With Outrageous $2,000/Night Hotel Suite [Curbed]