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8 Amazing Glamping Spots in the Adirondacks

by Lauren Breedlove
Updated April 04, 2022

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The Adirondacks were practically made for glamping.

Ah, glamping…making camping more comfortable, one fancy outdoor abode at a time. Trade-in that air mattress and cold, hard ground, for a cushy bed and soft rug, at the end of a long day’s romp in the woods. Relish in the best of both worlds — slumber under the stars while still charging your phone so you can capture the next day’s adventures.

From decked-out canvas tents to more unique lodging options like treehouses, the Adirondacks offers a variety of glamping options. With options ranging from rustic lean-to’s “en plein air” that fit more into the camping category, to options with all the creature comforts that definitely err on the glamorous side of things.

Enjoy the outdoors without giving up amenities in these 8 amazing Adirondack glamping properties.

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1. Camp Orenda

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Why you should stay: Create your own glamping retreat.

  • Location: Johnsburg, NY
  • Sleeps: 2-4
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights depending on dates
  • Rates from: $265/night

Head to Camp Orenda where camping and cuisine come together in Adirondack harmony. Book a stay in one of the camp’s 6 luxury canvas tents where you can embrace the Adirondack backcountry with down comforters and charging outlets. Luxury isn’t just for the accommodations here; everything including food, beverage, and activities is taken care of for you. With tents of varying sizes and features, it’s easy to choose the right fit for your stay. The rustic Adirondack decor will have you feeling hugged by the outdoors in the most authentic way.

Though it will be hard to leave your cozy tent, the common areas, and outdoor mountain playground will be calling. Enjoy meals in the “open-air Backcountry Kitchen” that have been lovingly curated and prepared over an open flame, as well as adult beverages from the wet bar. (You can expect three-course meals vs. burgers and hot dogs here.) The bathhouse brings outhouses to shame, with heated toilet seats and an outdoor shower with all the fixings. The real pièce de résistance though has to be the handcrafted stone fire pit where Adirondack-style relaxation is mandatory.

Camp Orenda will help put together the perfect itinerary to explore this region of the Adirondacks; hiking, canoeing, swimming, mountain biking, and fishing are just some of the options to immerse yourself in nature here. In fact, you don’t even have to leave the 40-acre grounds if you choose to hit the onsite trails or try your hand at archery. If you want to pop into a class Adirondack town, North Creek is just a fifteen-minute drive from the property, with restaurants,  shops, and a museum.

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2. Adirondack Camping Yurt

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Why you should stay: Three words: High Peaks access.

  • Location: Lake Placid, NY
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $75/night

The Adirondack Camping Yurt is located in one of the best spots to explore the High Peaks region and is a budget-friendly rental, to boot. You’ll find this large yurt on the Heart Lake Loj property, part of the Adirondack Mountain Club, which is usually used for educational outdoor programs.

If you’re lucky enough to snag it during the days it’s not being used, pat yourself on the back for booking a spot where you can roll out of your bunk bed, directly onto the trails. Bring your own bedding and don’t expect ultra-luxury, however, this spacious yurt is anything but basic because of its prime location…and heat, and lights. A wash house, picnic table, and fire pit are all available to use on the campground as well, which is perfect after a long day of hiking.

Hiking is what you come for here in the High Peaks. Start slow with a 1.2-mile loop trail around beautiful Heart Lake, and a 2.4-mile trek up Mount Jo, where you’ll be rewarded with iconic views above the lake. Now that you’ve warmed up, take your hiking boots up one of the High Peaks, such as Algonquin, the second-highest peak in New York, and Mt. Marcy, a 14.8-mile hike that will have you thanking your lucky stars for sleeping in close proximity to the trailhead. Dream of the 360-degree views you’ll witness from the comfort of the Adirondack Camping Yurt.

If you want to get your fix of an iconic Olympic town, Lake Placid is an easy 20-minute drive where you’ll find plenty to do by way of the Olympic Center, scenic Mirror Lake, restaurants, and shops.

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3. Glamp Bernice

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Why you should stay: Wood-fired pizzas and hot tubs.

  • Location: North River, New York
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $150/night

Experience fairy-tale style glamping at Glamp Bernice, perched in one of the most central locations for exploring the best of the Adirondacks. Wildflower meadows and stunning mountains provide the storybook backdrop at this boutique glamping resort. Four tents, a bathhouse, lodge, and a brand new cedar hot tub make it pretty easy to never leave. You’ll be greeted by the camp dog to start your stay off right, and then check into your canvas tent complete with plush queen beds and a private deck.

Outdoor exploits abound in and around the property. Hike to Thirteenth Lake or OK Slip Falls, go mountain biking, or trek up the nearby Moxham Mountain, a 5 and a half-mile hike with several gorgeous overlooks. Turn adventure up a notch with a white-water rafting trip down the Hudson, sure to take your breath away. Whatever venture you choose, a soak in the cedar hot tub is a must at the end of the day.

Food is certainly a highlight at Glamp Bernice too; pick fresh eggs from the hen house in the mornings, and during the summer months, indulge in wood-fired pizzas with bring-your-own-toppings. Kitchenettes in the lodge building and an outdoor grill make other meals a breeze as well. Chill out in front of the nightly bonfire and swap Adirondack adventure stories with other glampers to bring the experience full circle.

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4. The Overlook Lean-To

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Why you should stay: Stargazing central.

  • Location: Paul Smiths, New York
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $108/night

Get ready for some epic stargazing at the Overlook Lean-To in the northern region of the Adirondack Park. Enjoy the rustic qualities of camping with the comfort of a 3-sided shelter and relish in the chance to sleep in the fresh air. Bring your camping gear and settle into a classic Adirondack lean-to perched hillside on 27 lush acres. An outhouse, futon-style bed, covered table area, campfire area with wood, and a gas stove are all available, making this a backcountry camping experience with extra amenities.

Mountain biking and hiking around the area are a top draw, as is kayaking the Osgood River. Launch just a couple of miles away and spot wildlife such as hawks, loons, herons, and bald eagles as you paddle. Head to the nearby Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center at Paul Smiths College and stretch your legs on the wide array of trails…25 miles worth, in fact.

If you need some adventure ideas, the property hosts are a treasure trove too. Get your shopping fix in Saranac Lake, less than half an hour away. After a full day of exploring the Adirondacks, post up in a traditional Adirondack chair and roast marshmallows over the campfire. Once the stars come out, don’t forget to look up; your unobstructed view will leave you awestruck.

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5. The Lookout At Chill Hill

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Why you should stay: Farm-to-table camp coolers and baskets.

  • Location: Ticonderoga, New York
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $180/night

Book for the cool name…stay for the sprawling views. The Lookout at Chill Hill is just as described; a canvas tent perched above an Adirondack vista that will knock your socks off. Your glamping adventure starts from the car parking where you’ll be transported to the remote tent by a 4×4 vehicle. Prepare to swoon over your first glimpse of the incredible scene that will greet you just outside the flaps of your tent for the duration of your stay. The High Peaks of the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains of Vermont can be seen from your comfy bed and private deck. Yep, it’s real.

If you can tear yourself away from the panorama, venture around the 230-acre property to discover all the Adirondack gems via the onsite trails. If that isn’t enough, the lesser-known Pharaoh Lakes Wilderness area has exciting trails and pristine ponds galore, sans crowds. Hike to Crane Pond, a relatively easy 1.7-mile jaunt to untouched scenery. From there, you have the option to summit Pharaoh Mountain, with an additional 2.6-mile trek for ultimate views of the surrounding area. Canoeing and kayaking are enjoyable almost anywhere you go in the northern Lake George region.

The one thing you must do is indulge in the luxury of the property’s farm-to-table camp cooler and basket option. This unique and thoughtful feature puts that extra leisure component into your glamping experience. Before checking in, order one of the famous camp coolers and arrive to a fully stocked collection of food to craft meals over the fire or camp stove. The Lookout at Chill Hill has all the ingredients for a memorable glamping trip in the Adirondacks.

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6. Adirondack Safari

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Why you should stay: glamping…resort style.

  • Location: Warrensburg, New York
  • Sleeps: 2-6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: starting at $149/night

Located right on the Schroon River near Lake George, Adirondack Safari knows how to pamper and entertain its glampers. Open only during the summer months, this resort style glamping destination offers 45 canvas tents with all the bells and whistles, a full calendar of events, and easy access to some of the most amazing spots in the Adirondacks. And it’s on the Warren County Fairgrounds, which is pretty cool in and of itself. The luxury tents have anything you could need, and some things you didn’t know you needed…like zero gravity chairs.

River tubing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing can all be used on property to explore the river. The town of Lake George is less than 10 minutes from Adirondack Safari for those looking to hike Prospect Mountain, shop for souvenirs, dine at the restaurants, or hop on the historic Lake George Steamboats for a sightseeing cruise around the lake.

This glamping option is perfect for those who want to mingle. Live music, volleyball, yoga classes, bingo games, painting, outdoor movies, and Native American performances are just some of the daily games and entertainment highlights. Or, just sit back and watch it all with a glass of wine by the fire pit. A glamping win for any interest.

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7. Wintergreen Lake

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Why you should stay: Your Instagram shots will be drool-worthy.

  • Location: Hague, New York
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $195/night

Enjoy Adirondack seclusion on the idyllic private Wintergreen Lake and its 3 luxury glamping tents. Located just outside of Hague, this is the perfect spot for a romantic glamping getaway with close proximity to Lake George. Each tent is decorated impeccably; it’ll be hard not to take a million photos. A communal cabin oozing with rustic Adirondack charm serves as a coffee, cooking, and overall chilling spot. Unplug and enjoy the off-grid glamping experience in a serene Adirondack paradise where you’ll want to pinch yourself…it’s that good.

Onsite kayaks and canoes are available for exploring the calm lake or let the nearby hiking trails beckon you to stretch your legs. The Pharaoh Lakes Wilderness is nearby with a multitude of trails, as is the 3-mile hike up Cook Mountain, near Ticonderoga. At night, warm up by the fire, barbeque a feast, play board games in the cabin, or simply lay back and stargaze to your heart’s content. You may never want to leave.

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8. Glamping Tent At The Jay Covered Bridge

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Why you should stay: Covered bridge and river views.

  • Location: Jay, New York
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $149/night

Relax to the sounds of the Ausable River with a postcard-perfect view of a historic covered bridge. This Glamping Tent at the Jay Covered Bridge is the definition of peaceful. Quite possibly the ideal combo of glamorous + traditional camping, this new addition to the glamping world is set to be a great one. A palatial canvas tent has a plush bed and cute seating area with a rug on the inside, and a deck that you’re going to want to post up on constantly, on the outside. A camp shower and porta potty serve as the temporary bathroom facilities while the bathhouse is under construction, but it’s still more glamorous than a hole in the ground.

You’ll go dizzy with the amount of things to do in the surrounding area. In the summer months, hiking trails abound and a local swimming hole with public access is just a hop and skip from the glamping site. Tackle the almost 7-mile trek up Jay Mountain for fantastic views, or choose something a little more leisurely, like the 1.3 mile Cobble Lookout trail, perfect for any skill level.

Chase views of the elusive Whiteface Mountain, or drive up to the top between May and October for an iconic Adirondack vista. Explore the famous High Falls Gorge via thrilling walkways and footbridges through the granite cliffs. In addition to the town of Jay, the quaint town of Wilmington is close by as are many great restaurants such as the Ice Jam Inn and Restaurant in Upper Jay.

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