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A hipster glamping site is opening in New York City this summer

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When you think of New York, you typically think of boutique hotels in Brooklyn or 5 *-ers on the Upper East Side but what about glamping on Governors Island?

This week, Collective Retreats, have announced they are creating a glamp site that will allow urbanites to experience the great outdoors on their own terms.

The company, which already has luxury glamping retreats in Montana, Colorado and Hudson, and soon Sonoma and Texas, will open the new seasonal site in May until October.

Accommodating approximately 100 overnight guests, it will offer both full hotel style service and experiential dining, as well as select service accommodations and you can even get married there if you fancy it.

The island is 172 acres and has no end of green space. 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, the ferry ride over is just ten minutes from the city.

As for accommodation, if you wonder just how “glamorous” camping can be, think generously.

These canvas tents don’t skimp on luxury. You’ll have fully flushing toilets, rain showers, double beds made with 1500 count cotton sheets and Turkish spa towels.

With prices starting at only $125 per night (approximately £90) and with weekday discounted rates that start at $75 per night (approximately £55) this might just be the cheapest luxury accommodation in the Big Apple.