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.)  

In a Yurt

Want to make your time outdoors even more eco-friendly? This solar-powered yurt measures 700 square feet with a queen size bed and a fold-out queen for the kids. Complete with refrigerator, oven, bathroom, deck, and on-site hot tub (yes, you read that right), this is the way to do luxury camping. The yurt is pet-friendly, and also hosts a few themed meal services (Saturday night pizza party and breakfast featuring volcanic Costa Rican coffee) should you wish to take a break from cooking yourselves.

Where:  Hudson Valley

Distance from City: 2 hours.


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— Gretchen Kunz & Ilyssa Smith