Firelight Camps Featured in the New York Times

Inside of a tent at Firelight Camps featuring rugs, a luxurious bed, and hardwood floors.

As COVID-19 continues to limit travel and vacation opportunities across the country, camping has experienced a resurgence in popularity this summer. For those looking for a more relaxing and less physically demanding overnight trip, “glamping” is an accommodation trend that takes the “roughing it” out of sleeping in a tent. 

Firelight Camps, located in beautiful Upstate New York, is one of the many businesses to capitalize on this trend and was recently recognized in the Travel section of The New York Times. The Ithaca-based glamping startup provides guests with glamorous furnished tents outfitted with hardwood floors, plush beds, and private porches; bathhouse with hot showers and eco-friendly bath products, locally sourced breakfast, and an outdoor cocktail lounge, among other amenities. Those who are wary of the wilderness, can enjoy the rustic experience of sleeping outdoors with the perks of a stay in a luxury hotel.  

In a time where being outside is crucial to staying safe and healthy, glamping is the perfect way to give yourself a break from reality. Firelight Camps is taking the necessary precautions to keep guests and staff safe, such as enhanced cleaning and sanitizing, face mask requirements, individually packaged meals, and socially-distanced check-ins. 

Interested in learning more about Firelight Camps? Check out Nikita Stewart’s honest review in The New York Times, in which she compares three glamping experiences, discusses how to best prepare and what to expect, and where to find the comfiest bed (hint: it’s definitely near the Finger Lakes).