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.)  

On an Organic Farm

Gather eggs, milk a cow, and pick berries —
all before breakfast. Give your kiddos the hands-on farm experience of glamping in a canvas tent on a sustainable farm. Take part in the Sunday morning harvest in preparation for the farmer’s market in the red barn or make your own pizza with fresh ingredients in an outdoor brick oven. After fishing and paddling in the Catskill State Park, end your day around a campfire before retreating to the comfort of your luxury tent (beds, toilet and cooking stove all included). Who said life on the farm was so hard?!

Where:  Walton, Ny

Distance from City: 2 hours 40 minutes

photo: glampinghub.com

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— Gretchen Kunz & Ilyssa Smith