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 Rustic Luxury

Like a quiet forest setting with the sun dappling canvas tent walls, but also don’t mind indulging in a spa jet shower? This “Tent and Breakfast” has bed-and-breakfast style furnishings in spacious tents and breakfast in a treehouse. It's also also near Narrowsburg, Ny, a hamlet in the Catskill mountains with quaint shops, restaurants, art galleries and Bethel Woods performing arts center, so you can catch a concert and get your nature on with the kids.

Where: Narrowsburg, Ny

Distance from City: 2 hours, 25 minutes

photo: Sara B. via Yelp

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— Gretchen Kunz & Ilyssa Smith