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 Comfy Cottage

Escape the city and relax with your family in this luxurious cottage in upstate New York. The cottage is incredibly spacious, including a wood burning stove, laundry unit, bathroom, kitchen, screened gazebo, and room by room thermostat. Deluxe, right? High-speed internet and yoga mats are also available for use. This space could also be used for events, meetings and performances if you have a bigger group, or are thinking of hosting a birthday party for one of your little ones upstate!  (The host suggests no more than 30 people for events).

Where:  Narrowsburg, Ny

Distance from City:  2 hours

photo: glampinghub.com

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— Gretchen Kunz & Ilyssa Smith