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Collective Retreats at Governors Island

Want to get down and dirty in the great outdoors but don’t want to go too

far out or get too dirty? Governors Island now has the solution for you.

Introduced in 2018, the Collective Retreats glamping package is a great

introduction to camping — except you don’t need a car and still get all your

creature comforts. It can be an excellent entry point for little kids into

actual camping!

You can choose to stay in a Summit Tent or an Outlook Shelter, both of

which are slick and comfortable, have access to a bathroom with hot

running water (en-suite in the Summit Tent, communal in the Outlook

Shelter), a queen or two double beds, plush linens and towels and any

other amenity you’d expect to find in a boutique hotel. While the tents have

a maximum adult occupancy of two, a rollaway bed for a child under 12 can

be added for an additional fee. Children under 6 can share a bed with an

adult at no extra charge.

The experience places you right across the water from NYC, with views of

the Statue of Liberty and glamorous night skyline views of the city. Partake

in s’more making—expertly curated by Collective Retreats pastry chef, Aura

Danton—and live music in the evening, and yoga and island walks in the

morning. A five-star dining experience is also available for visitors to


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