The idea of camping sounds fun – but it’s not for everyone. However, there is a way to enjoy the outdoors and take in the stars at night without the daunting task of setting up a classic tent and sleeping bag. Enter – glamping, a type of hybrid camping and hotel lodging experience. Participants can soak in nature and get the whole experience while still sleeping in a comfy, cozy bed at the end of the day. Glamping can be in a yurt, airstream, teepee, cabin, or treehouse. Any type of structure can be considered a glamping location if it is smack in the middle of nature. Having access to air conditioning and full bathrooms are definitely a plus. Now that summer is approaching, glamping might be a great choice for a fun weekend activity — especially during national camping month. Read on for some great locations for glamping in New Jersey that would make a great getaway to soak up nature.
Glamping Tent at Camp Griffin | Lebanon Township, NJ
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A yurt is a circular tent that often has a domed ceiling. At Camp Griffin in Lebanon Township, there is a yurt surrounded by wildflowers on an elevated platform to keep it dry. Included in the four-season yurt is a full-sized bed with rugs and seating areas. There is access to a bathroom and a heater is available for use for colder weather. Nearby there are quaint riverfront towns, flea markets, antiquing, river rafting, kayaking, and much more. The yurt is $190 per night, is pet-friendly, and can hold up to four guests.
Glamping Tree House | Ocean View, NJ
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This pet-friendly treehouse is located on a campsite near Sea Isle Beach with three bunk beds and one sofa bed, along with a half bathroom. The house is equipped with a kitchen with stovetop burners and a seating area. The beach is located just meters away, and fishing and crabbing can be done off the bridge that is nearby. The treehouse price varies based on number of guests and time of year, and it can sleep up to six guests. There are bathroom and laundry facilities on site.
Holly Shores Camping Resort | Cape May, NJ
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Safari Tents are available to rent at Holly Shores Camping resort and are 16×20 luxurious tents. Each is equipped with a king bed, two twin beds, a small refrigerator, and other necessities. A half bath is located in each tent and showers are available in the bathhouse. Each tent sleeps four. Contacting the campsite for updated rates is best. Holly Shores is located conveniently near both Cape May and Wildwood, making it a central location from which to explore the area.
Tall Timbers | Vernon Township, NJ
This two bedroom, one bathroom trailer average $142 per night and sleeps 6. It really takes glamping to the next level with a screened-in porch and central heating + AC. There’s a gravel yard with a fire pit as well as outside furniture for warm summer evening bonfires. This spot is within walking distance to the lake, swimming pool, children’s activity center, and an adult/teen recreation area. The lake is available for fishing. This is a great option for those who want to be outdoorsy without sacrificing too many luxuries. You can click here to reserve.
Tentrr Signature Site-Heavens Landing | Vernon Township, NJ
This campsite is closer to camping than a hotel but also just steps away from the Appalachian Trail and near Pinwheel Vista, one of the best viewpoints in New Jersey. While the campsite is fully set up and stocked with equipment, it is totally off the grid, and that includes plumbing. The shower is a ‘Sun Shower’ and the toilet is a camp toilet. The tent itself can hold six guests, but another five-person pop-up tent is included in the tent’s inventory so the whole crew can join. The town of Vernon is about 4 minutes away and the town of Warwick is only 10 away. The glamping will be in a 10×12 safari-style canvas tent on a wooden platform.
TripleBrook Camping Resort | Blairstown, NJ
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This hidden gem is located in Warren County in northwest New Jersey. Premium, deluxe cozy cabins are available for rent with cute wooden trim with bunk beds for sleeping and spacious bathrooms with all amenities in the mountains. Each cabin ranges from $80 to $170 per night. The huge property has a ton of activities on-site, in addition to being near the Delaware Water Gap and the region’s offerings. From swimming to horseshoes to visiting with farm animals, there’s plenty to do.
Vintage Style Canvas Bell Tent | Wall Township, NJ
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Sleep under the stars in these vintage-style bell tents in Wall Township. Included are air beds, lanterns, tables, rugs, and vintage decor. Pets are permitted and breakfast is served. Each canvas tent is $300 a night. The team can also set up the tents at the site of the customer’s choice, making it a fun option for a bachelorette party, birthday party, movie night, or another special event.