Glamping: Glamorous Camping in the Catskills
If you’re not quite ready to rough it yet, these two Sullivan County campsites offer a happy medium between enjoying the outdoors and staycationing in style
Blue Hills Farm Tent and Breakfast in Narrowsburg
It should come as no surprise that there are dozens of campgrounds in the Catskills. For those who prefer to rough it in style, the region is also home to two “glamping” sites, both in Sullivan County. (In case you haven’t heard, glamping — or “glamorous camping” — allows you to experience the great outdoors without forsaking a soft bed, hot showers, and other comforts of home.) In Narrowsburg, guests at Blue Hills Farm Tent and Breakfast slumber in a queen-sized bed in a custom-made canvas tent outfitted with armchairs and electric lamps; the attached bathroom boasts a two-person shower with spa jets. Owner Jane Luchsinger serves a four-course breakfast in a sturdy treehouse decorated with antiques (845-252-3864, www.bluehillsfarm.com).
Willowemoc Wild Forest Yurt in Livingston Manor
Located on 150 acres in the Catskill Forest Preserve in Livingston Manor, the Willowemoc Wild Forest Yurt — a large, circular tent with a wooden floor (photo above) — is decked out with solar lighting, a composting toilet, an indoor shower, and grilling facilities. Up to eight guests get their shuteye in rustic bunk beds — with real mattresses, sheets, and pillows — fashioned from tree limbs (845-439-4367, www.willowemocwildforestyurt.com).