7 Incredible Glamping Spots in The Catskills

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Lauren Breedlove
August 22, 2023

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Enjoy the best of camping without sacrificing creature comforts, all while surrounded by the beauty of the Catskills.

Glamping lets us immerse ourselves in nature, embrace the outdoors, and slumber in the midst of the wilderness…without lugging all that camping gear along. Tons of great glamping sports are located in the Catskills – a region of New York that’s host to 700,000 acres of outdoor fun, with hiking, boating, fishing, waterfalls, and more.

Located an hour or two north of New York City, it serves as the perfect getaway destination amongst gorgeous landscapes. The area has a plethora of glamping spots, all with their own character and charm for a unique lodging experience. From treehouses to yurts, and everything in between, these are the seven most incredible glamping spots in the Catskills.

1. Autocamp Catskills

Why you should stay: Sleep in a vintage airstream? Yes, please.

  • Location: Saugerties, NY
  • Sleeps: 1-6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $161/night

Combine the best of glamping with the amenities of a resort and voila, you have Autocamp Catskills. Located in Saugerties, New York, Autocamp gives visitors a taste of the Upstate mindset and the ability to explore well-known towns like Woodstock, or go hiking, paddling, antiquing, and much more.

You’ll be in close proximity to Indian Head Wilderness and Kaaterskill Wild Forest, both with a plethora of trails to explore. Spend the night in one of Autocamp’s iconic airstreams, a luxury canvas tent, or even a cabin,  You can even book a combo called the basecamp, where you can experience both the airstream and canvas tent.

Guests can book specially tailored experiences that explore the best of the region. Programs like forest bathing, meditation and yoga, rock climbing, pottery making, and much more help make the most of the stay.

Although there are plenty of restaurants in this section of the Catskills, you can enjoy a camp-cooked meal the glamping way, with one of Autocamp’s DIY grill kits. There’s also an onsite general store that carries snacks, beverages, and a selection of other grocery items.

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2. Willowemoc Wild Forest Yurt

Willowemoc Wild Forest Yurt
Photo: Glamping Hub

Why you should stay: An immersive glamping experience in nature.

  • Location: Neversink, NY
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $350/night

For more of a traditional glamping experience, the Willowemoc Wild Forest Yurt in Neversink, New York offers a pet-friendly yurt stay surrounded by 50 private acres within the Catskill Forest Preserve. The rustic yurt is perched on a deck in a private setting with beds, a small kitchen area, solar lighting, composting toilet, a shower, and a grill. It’s open for bookings seasonally, mid-May through October.

This stay is ideal for guests looking to truly connect with nature but also be close enough to nearby towns like Livingston Manor and Roscoe for dining, breweries, and shops. You don’t have to venture too far to stretch your legs on some of the hiking trails within Willowemoc Wild Forest, like the 2.1-mile round trip Frick Pond Trail or the longer, 7.2-mile round trip Quick Lake Trail.

Roscoe is known as Trout Town, U.S.A. and the perfect place to take a fly fishing lesson. Post adventure, head to Upward Brewing Company to cheers, and if you have the chance, grab a breakfast sandwich at The Walk In.

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Related read: 11 Coolest Yurt Rentals in New York

3. Eastwind Oliveria Valley

Why you should stay: There’s an onsite restaurant and other communal areas for mingling with other guests.

  • Location: Oliveria, NY
  • Sleeps: 2-4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $369/night

Boasting epic sunrise and sunset views, Eastwind Oliveria Valley is nestled in a lesser-explored region of the Catskills with Scandinavian-inspired cabins for a unique glamping experience. It’s resort-styled glamping, with 27 rooms and communal hammocks, a pool, sauna, a fire pit, and a restaurant.

The design aims to be simple but luxurious, with the focus on the outdoors. No need to cook your own food with the onsite Dandelion restaurant slinging seasonal menu items and craft cocktails.

Guests looking to hike around and explore the area will especially like the direct access to the McKenley Hollow Trailhead, where you can access a network of trails including the more challenging Balsam Mountain (5.2 miles), Haynes, or Eagle Mountain trails.

The ever-popular 3.2-mile Giant Ledge trail is also located in close proximity. After you work up a sweat, the pool will beckon during the warmer months, and the sauna during the chilly ones. Bike rentals, onsite fire pit, and s’mores kits are added highlights, making this a well-rounded glamping experience.

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4. Glamping Tent With Waterfall Views

canvas tent by waterfall
Photo: Hipcamp

Why you should stay: Your own private waterfall.

  • Location: Downsville, NY
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $125/night

If you’ve ever wanted to sleep next to a waterfall, this glamping tent in Downsville, NY will make that dream come true. Situated on 12 acres of pristine Catskills wilderness, you can soak up cascade views from the site’s deck and firepit, which overlooks the stunner courtesy of Mother Nature.

The cozy canvas tent is built on a platform with an attached deck, hugged by the forest in a private setting. A queen bed, outdoor shower and outhouse, wifi, and heater for cold temperatures make this a comfortable glamping experience with creature comforts where you can truly embrace nature.

Explore around the property which has two other waterfalls, or venture out to the Cat Hollow Lean-to and Campbell Mountain Trail in the Delaware Wild Forest, a 5-mile trek known to have beautiful swaths of wildflowers in the spring and summer seasons.

Looking to chase even more waterfalls? Head to the Cherry Ridge Wild Forest just outside of Roscoe and check out Russell Brook Falls. The small town of Roscoe is also a great spot to visit restaurants, bars, and shops. Visit Do Good Spirits distillery for a tasting and live music, or tuck into some delicious pasta at Northern Farmhouse Pasta where the baked clams are a must-try.

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Related read: 10 Amazing & Secluded New York Cabin Rentals

5. Getaway Eastern Catskills


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Why you should stay: It’s incredibly dog-friendly.

  • Location: Catskill, NY
  • Sleeps: 1- 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $197/night

Situated on 85 private acres, Getaway Eastern Catskills offers 51 private, pet-friendly, tiny cabins stocked with essentials and an outdoor space away from neighbors to soak up the outdoor experience.

Queen beds, a small kitchen with mini-fridge and a two burner stove, AC/heat, and a bathroom area with a hot shower can be found inside. Outside, hang out at the picnic table, chairs, and fire pit with a grill grate. With a dog lead and bowls, pets are more than welcome to enjoy the glamping experience along with you.

Several hiking trails are just a hop and a skip away from the property, like 2.5-mile Kaaterskill Falls, the highest in the state, or the 4.1-mile North-South Lake Loop trail. Or, check out the view at the old fire tower and hotel ruins from the top of Overlook Mountain, a 4.8-mile trek.

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6. The Birdhouse at Belfire

Birdhouse at Belfire
Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay: A stargazing bonanza from unique accommodations.

  • Location: Roxbury, NY
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $285/night

Stargazing and storybook views are at the forefront of The Birdhouse at Belfire, a unique glamping site with a wall of windows. Nestled in a maple forest and meadow of wildflowers, this idyllic glamping stay is the perfect place to unwind and connect with nature in the Catskills.

Sleep in the tiny house-style off-grid cabin with a queen bed, skylight window for stargazing, kitchenette, and access to the shared waterless toilet and outdoor shower. Solar lights and battery-powered lanterns provide illumination while keeping light pollution to a minimum in order to enhance the stargazing experience.

The area also has a lot to offer. The Catskill Scenic Trail has 26 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and more. Venture to the Bearpen Mountain State Forest which has trails like the 6.3-mile out-and-back Vly Mountain trail. At the end of the day, lounging in the Adirondack chairs adjacent to the Birdhouse cabin, cooking over the camp stove, and staring at the night sky will be the relaxing cherry on top.

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Related read: 10 Terrific Tiny House Rentals in Upstate New York

7. Woodridge 4-Season Glamping Tent

Woodridge 4-Season Glamping Tent
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Why you should stay: Lakeside and sunset views.

  • Location: Woodridge, NY
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $280/night

This waterside bell-style glamping tent is private, with beautiful views, and is pet-friendly, to boot. Surrounded by the lush rolling hills of Sullivan County, this 16-foot canvas tent is palatial inside, with a queen-sized bed and wood-burning stove.

An outdoor shower overlooks the lake and composting toilet is also available. Cooking can be done on the 4-burner barbeque grill and dining waterside at the table is a must. Build a fire and watch the sunset in this private oasis. Although swimming is not allowed in the lake, a canoe is provided for leisurely exploration.

The space is so special and cozy that it may be hard to tear yourself away, but if you do, the area has gems to uncover. The Shawagunk Mountains in Minnewaska State Park Preserve are about half an hour away and an outdoor lover’s paradise.

Hike on more than 50 miles of trails, including the popular Rainbow Falls and Castle Point. After exploring the best of the park, head back to Mountaindale and refuel at High Voltage Kitchen and Bar a restaurant and bar with a fun, seasonal “hidden” outdoor creek bar area along the Sandburg Creek.

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