Looking for a way to get back to nature with the family without leaving civilization totally behind? “Glamping”, or camping-lite, is a great way to experience the great outdoors while also enjoying some of the comforts of home. We found shelters of all kinds, sizes and locales. Click through to find your match! (If you do want to camp, check out these ready-to-go, family-friendly sites.)  

At a Horse Sanctuary

Yes, it's a bit farther afield, but if your family is crazy for animals but also likes pampering, you can’t go wrong with this combination b&b, wellness retreat and horse sanctuary. This 33-acre farm offers stays in both traditional Sioux tipis and stylish rooms with fireplaces and jacuzzis. You can add services like massages, sauna, acupressure treatments, spending time with the horses in “the horse experience” and forest bathing—ahhhh! The waterfalls at Watkins Glen Park are nearby, and you can satisfy your inner gourmand on the local wine and beer tours and at the NY Wine & Culinary Center.

Where: Naples, Ny

Distance from City: 5 hours, 20 minutes

photo: via Mountain Horse Farm and Wellness Retreat Facebook page 

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— Gretchen Kunz & Ilyssa Smith