Luxury tents, gourmet meals redefine camping on NYC island

Staff Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Just imagine it, a luxurious room on an island, with chef-prepared meals and a view of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.
Hotel? Not exactly.
It's actually a campground of high-end tents on New York City's Governors Island, the latest outpost for glamping, or glamorous camping. Rates that can run more than $700 provide such creature comforts as full beds, high thread-count sheets, bathrooms, plush towels, electrical outlets, barbecue grills and an on-site restaurant offering prime cuts of meat.
There isn't a leaky tent, musty sleeping bag or can of baked beans in sight.
"We've tried to create an experience where people can put all those concerns aside and connect to the place that they're in, the people that they're with and themselves," said Peter Mack, CEO and founder of Collective Retreats, which has developed similar camps in Colorado, Montana and Texas...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.

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