7 Best Spots For Glamping In Ithaca, New York - Updated 2021

glamping in ithaca

For those of you who might not know, glamping literally means luxurious or glamorous camping. Think of it as luxury camping – a camping tent with air conditioning, attached bathrooms instead of shared porta-potties, hot water in the showers and everything that you can imagine. It’s basically camping, sometimes in the middle of nowhere, but without the hassle of camping. So, you get to enjoy your ‘getaway vacation’ while enjoying all the comforts and amenities of a modern room. And Ithaca offers a range of glamping options - from luxe tents to private campgrounds in Ithaca. If this sounds like your kind of holiday, check out the seven best spots for glamping in Ithaca, New York. Your glamping holiday awaits!

1. Private luxury tent, next to Buttermilk State Park

If you’re looking for a tent rental in Ithaca, then this listing will interest you. Located right next to Buttermilk State Park and Robert H Treman State Park, the location of your private tent doesn’t get any better than this. A spacious private tent with a queen-size bed, a wooden deck for outdoor seating, premium bedding and a wood-burning stove - that’s how glamourous your camping experience will be.

One of the most unique vacation rentals in Ithaca, this campsite is located at the end of a meadow on a 22-acre (9-hectare) farm – talk about living in the wilderness. Other than this, there is a fire pit, a shower room, picnic tables and picnic benches to make your experience even better. Plus, you get free bottled water, toilet paper, firewood and even garbage bags. What else could you ask for?

Meadow Retreat at Little Leaf Farm
Ithaca, New York, United States
6 reviews
Tent 1 Bed 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
excellent hosts great facilities very clean cabin and close to everything very well planned arrival
our little getaway hosted by lucy was amazing so secluded and immersed in nature
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2. Spacious and airy glamping yurt (from USD 275)

A family or a group of five friends will enjoy staying at this spacious yurt in Ithaca. Located near Cayuga Lake, the yurt offers easy access to a private beach. Enjoy spending your time on the lovely outdoor deck that has a picnic table, a fire pit and ample seating. Inside the yurt, there are two comfy bedrooms, a full bathroom, a living area, and a kitchenette. This pet-friendly and family-friendly rental is perfect for those who like to spend time in nature.

Spacious, airy yurt for glamping in comfort!
3 reviews
cabin 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
they were probably one of the best hosts we have had
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Nearby glamping spots

3. Spacious tent in the heart of the Finger Lakes (from USD 72)

If you’re looking for your own little campsite, surrounded by nothing but nature and wilderness, this place is perfect for you. This campsite is located in Interlaken, which is a small town surrounded by farms and farmland. This tent has one bedroom with two beds, so it can easily accommodate four people. However, the bathroom is shared with the hosts.

There are wineries and hiking trails nearby, so you can choose to spend your day lounging in the sun, you can walk through the wineries or explore a new hiking trail – the choice is yours. This site offers the best camping near Ithaca for people who are looking to spend some quiet time away from the city.

Glamping in the heart of the FingerLakes
Interlaken, New York, United States
43 reviews
Private room in tent 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i wish the weather was not as cold but melissa gave us a heater so we survived
the tents were comfortable and melissa prepared a nice fire pit for us
the beds in the tent were so comfortable even the pillows
the tent was clean spacious and nicely tucked away
very friendly host and nice kitchen and bathroom
melissa was a great host and very helpful
great location if you are visiting watkins glen state park
very nice location with local wineries around the area
some of the good wineries are really close by from this property
great place to go relax and get away for a weekend
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4. A chic tent in the middle of a farm (from USD 115)

Think of this accommodation as a sort of private cabin cum tent. This campsite can be booked for four people, as it has two beds and two shared bathrooms. The bathhouse is a few steps away from the tent and there is an outdoor kitchen stocked with all the basic cooking supplies. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway with your family, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this place is ideal for you.

Located on a working farm, there is always something to keep you entertained while you sit in the comfort of your cosy tent. Plus, there are quite a few hiking trails and wineries nearby, as well as a few waterfalls – so, once you’re done lounging, you can put on your walking shoes and explore the area.

P.S. The view from the tent is spectacular.

Glamping with a gorgeous view
Brooktondale, New York, United States
55 reviews
Tent 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it's very comfortable and the most civilized camping experience i've ever had
amazing views comfortable sleeping arrangements and clean outdoor kitchen/bathroom facilities
the outside showers with stone floors were also so gorgeous we had to jump in
the private bathhouse with hot water real toilets and all of the glamping camping essentials was a huge win
the tent was comfortable and the setting was amazing
very comfortable clean and well designed
everything looked new and clean and the animals were super friendly
the wooden rustic kitchen & bathhouse for guests was beautifully built clean and private
the showers and toilets were very well done clean and comfortable
erica is a great host
erica was a great host and was quick to respond
erica and craig were terrific hosts and we even got to take a permaculture tour of the farm
erica was really helpful and hospitable she helped us with everything we needed
she is a warm host and communication was easy thru the app
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5. Uber-chic camping tent located on a family farm (from USD 195)

The camping tents here are spacious and well decorated, which is what makes most people fall in love with the place. Located on a working farm, there are a few other tents around the farm which can be rented if need be. If you’re looking for a place where you and your extended family or a large group of friends can enjoy a glamping experience, this is ideal for you.

Each tent has one bedroom, one bed and one shared bathroom. The tents do not have heating or air-conditioning, but you can ask for heaters or table fans. If you want, you can make your own breakfast with the fresh farm eggs. And there are a few horses on the farm that your kids will absolutely love. This place is perfect for family getaways.

Scottland Yard Wisteria- Glamping Tent
Brooktondale, New York, United States
91 reviews
Private room in farm stay 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we spent two nights in the tent which is both comfortable and accommodating
10/10 would recommend so beautiful and the tent is incredibly comfortable with so many nice touches
the outdoor kitchen was nice to have especially with the refrigerator
the tent is very comfortable and spacious
the tent was clean comfortable and lovely
our tent was big clean and gorgeous
the linens were very clean and the bed was very comfortable
the kitchen bathrooms public resting areas were all clean and beautifully decorated
the kitchen is clean and easy to work in to make a quick breakfast
andrea was also so helpful
andrea and duane are amazing hosts
she was accommodating and helpful in answering our questions
the hosts are extremely nice and wonderful
andrea was a fantastic host - she gave us great local tips and made us feel at home
this place was absolute perfection
great location right outside of ithaca
the perfect place to go to get away and be in your own little oasis
such a sweet place to spend a weekend
andrea’s place is a little piece of heaven perfectly positioned for a trip to ithaca and the finger lakes
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6. Modern safari tents in the heart of the forest (from USD 175)

Located in the middle of the forest, this accommodation understands what glamping is all about. Each spacious tent has one bedroom, one bed and a shared bathroom. Other than that, each tent is weatherproof, there is comfortable seating indoors and outdoors, there is a writing desk and you can charge your cell phones in the tent itself.

You have full access to the common lounge area, the outdoor kitchen and the campfire – which is the best place to meet your fellow campers. There is also a hiking trail on-site, so you can walk around and be in nature without really exerting yourself. This place is perfect for couples who are looking to spend some quality time together.

Seneca Sol Safari Tent - Maple (Queen Bed)
Burdett, New York, United States
161 reviews
Private room in tent 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
grist iron brewery was probably our favorite
open air kitchen which we used extremely practical and fun
breakfast was put out at 8:00 great coffee and delicious pastries
the breakfast is such a nice touch and there is always water coffee and tea
the breakfast and coffee in the morning were great as well
clean comfortable and welcoming
clean roomy and super comfortable
the bath house was extremely clean and accommodating
magnificently clean bathroom house - all luxury items provided
the place was very clean
hosts were wonderful
the hosts were great to interact with and made sure we were comfortable
they are great hosts
hosts are a delight
the hosts were excellent -- very friendly and welcoming and responsive to questions or issues
great place great location great breakfast
highly recommended great location - lots of great stuff to do very close by
seneca sol is the prefect location offering a romantic getaway
close to great hikes (we went to watkins glen falls) and wineries
i liked that we were close to the bathrooms and the entryway
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7. Contemporary safari tent in a forest setting for you and your family (from USD 189)

If you’re looking for the perfect place to go glamping with your family, this is the one for you. The spacious tents here have one bedroom with two beds, which means each tent can easily accommodate four guests. There is a shared bathroom, a common outdoor lounge, a common kitchen and a cosy fireplace for everyone to stay warm on those chilly nights. Other than this, you get to enjoy a complimentary breakfast, private wine tours and even concierge service.

This place is literally walking distance from waterfalls, wineries and hiking trails, which makes it the ideal accommodation, in terms of amenities and location.

Seneca Sol Safari Tent - Oak (queen bed)
Burdett, New York, United States
124 reviews
Private room in tent 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast and coffee selection was great
great amenities on the property and the tent was spacious with very comfortable beds
coffee with a continental breakfast was perfect in the morning
beautiful breakfast spread in the morning
they provide a nice breakfast with great coffee and start a campfire every night
the tent was clean and adorable
the bath house is clean and luxurious
the bathrooms were clean and accessible
the bathroom was spotless and beautifully decorated
the place was very clean
the host was very accommodating and helpful
hosts were very friendly & warm
the host is so welcoming and helpful
the hosts were very helpful and available
and we were right our hosts were gracious knowledgeable and welcoming
great location close to watkins glen park
great location near many wineries
perfect location & the coziest campground
lovely secluded location near seneca lake and wineries
location is great a few minutes away from the lake and watkins glen
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All set to go glamping?

Wondering where to stay in Ithaca? How about a glamping tent? Private bedrooms, fully functional kitchens and even cellphone charging points, camping has seriously become very luxurious. If you’re in the mood to get away from the city while enjoying a little pampering, you should definitely plan your next vacation at one of these best glamping sites in Ithaca, New York.

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