This Futuristic Geo-Dome is a Glamping Dream Come True

Or you can spend the night in a tree house retreat or thipi. Either way, you should book these three Airbnb's right now.


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Ditching the dull hotel room experience doesn’t have to mean pitching a tent or travelling too far. These Airbnb’s are almost too cool to believe — and best of all, they’re local. So whether you’re in the mood to glamp it up or sleep between the treetops, know that a thrilling getaway is in reach.

 

A Modern Farm Retreat in the Catskills

At a Glance

Price: From $350 per night
Location: Woodridge, NY; Sullivan County
‚ÄčProperty Type: Yurt
Room Type: Entire home/Apartment
Accommodates: 16+ people
($50/night after 6 guests)


Situated on a sprawling 12-acre farm in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, this local getaway takes camping to a whole new level. Bask in the countryside serenity of a nearby lake, hike along the 6-mile rail trail path, or make new friends among the adorable farmyard bunnies, goats, and sheep (cuddling is encouraged). At the end of the day, you’ll return to modern comforts like high-speed Internet, hot-water showers, and an outdoor kitchen, complete with a fridge, sink, and grill (though the property's communal fire pit roasts a perfectly hearty dinner). Inside, the dome is lined by a homey wood floor and screened windows, but the rest up to you. The space is BYOB (bring your own bed, that is), so be sure to pack an air mattress or sleeping bag — and of course, 16 of your closest buds. 

PHOTOS BY LEON CATO
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Minimalist Thipi-Style Living in Bovina

At a Glance

Price: From $165 per night
Location: Bovina Center, NY; Delaware County
Property Type: Tipi
Room Type: Entire home/Apartment
Accommodates: 3 people


Only 16 ft. in diameter, this once-in-a-lifetime living experience is set on a 5-acre property in the heart of Bovina’s mystical roaming hills. Though tiny, the space is equipped with essentials like drinking water, matches, a wood-burning stove, and wool blankets from nearby Argyle Farms. And though cell service is practically non-existent, with amenities like an outdoor fire ring and a cedar-fired snorkel tub (upon request), you won’t even miss scrolling through Twitter. The space is part of an ongoing project to create a boutique hotel along the property, someday inclusive of multiple thipis, a common area, and a spa. Building onto this vision, owners Chris and Lisa recently added a second thipi, which at 20 ft. in diameter, offers a little more space to spread out.

PHOTOS BY LISA CANDELA/CHRIS LANGFORD/ETHAN COVEY
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Tree-House Trekking in Saratoga Springs

At a Glance

Price: From $179 per night
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY; Saratoga County
Room Type: Entire home/Apartment
Property Type: Tree house
Accommodates: 4 people
($35/night after 2 guests)

Live out your ultimate childhood dream at this tree house escape in the enchanted foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. By day, take a hike through one of the many nearby trails, cast a line by the lake, or explore the City of Saratoga Springs — a mere 9-miles away. By night, a quick cross over the footbridge will lead you to a cozy fire pit surrounded by a babbling stream, then take a snooze between the treetops. And though the property is rustic, it’s equipped with many modern sensibilities, like an electric heater, exterior lighting, and hot running water. A full kitchen is nestled along the sprawling outdoor deck, complete with amenities like a microwave, refrigerator, and charcoal grill  perfect for cookouts. And if you’re still hesitant about booking, perhaps the 200-plus five-star reviews will convince you. 

PHOTOS BY KIM KOZA
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