We've teamed up with Collective Retreats to take your family on it's first camping trip -- in comfort and style on Governors Island! Just an 8-minute ferry ride from lower Manhattan, our campground will be set on the west side of the island, surrounded by sprawling green spaces, with unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty across the New York Harbor. It’s an oasis unlike any other in the world.
Our Nibble+squeak retreat includes a special farm-to-table dinner, including alcohol for the adults, delicious breakfast and lunch, and a nighttime s'mores expereince, as well as the amenities of the collection of luxury tents with en-suite bathrooms or premium bell tents featuring shared bathrooms. We'll be putting together some special surprises for the little ones too... This is truly going to be an extraordinary experience in NYC -- plan ahead to be part of our first "Squeakover!"
What are the tents like?
Luxury tent: Thoughtfully designed luxury tents bring style and comfort to the outdoors, with king-size bed made up with high-thread-count linens, private en-suite bathrooms, plush towels, boutique bathroom amenities, and private decks with Adirondack chairs.
Premium bell tent: The premium bell tents are created on a smaller scale but with equally unique design features. Each premium bell tent offers a choice of queen or two single beds, fine linens, plush towels, various in-tent amenities and communal bathrooms.
What are the bathrooms like?
Luxury tent: Each luxury tent is connected via private walkway to your own custom-designed bathroom. The bathrooms are housed in adjoined canvas tents, with full-flush toilets, rain-style hot showers, and beautiful sink and vanity spaces. There are thick Turkish towels and robes in the tent, as well as environmentally friendly luxury bath amenities in the bathroom.
Premium bell tents: Premium bell tents have nearby shared bathrooms with full-flush private toilets, individual rain-style showers, and luxury bath amenities just a few minutes walking distance from each tent. Each premium bell tent includes a bath tote with spa towels and bathrobes.
How much does it cost?
All our Nibble+squeak rates are fully inclusive of overnight accommodation, meals, beverages, and tax and gratuities, so there should not be any additional fees apart from your ferry fare to reach the island! The premium bell tent packages are either $575 for 1 adult with 1 child, or $825 for two adults and one child, in either a queen bed or two double beds. The luxury tent package is $1425 for a family of 4-5 with a king bed and up to two rollaway cots.
Note: The tents USUALLY have a maximum double occupancy (2 adults), however, we've arranged for up to 2 rollaways in each luxury tent (for children 12 and under) for NO ADDITIONAL FEE. We can also provide a COMPLIMENTARY pack-n-play sleeper for children 2 and under upon request. Our rates are also INCLUSIVE of all three meals and all applicable state and local taxes.
What about the food and drink?
We are excited about a really spectacular farm to table dinner, which is served under the stars and features a three-course menu of seasonal local dishes, including open bar for the adults. In the morning, we'll serve a full breakfast featuring a wide range of dishes, from hearty omelettes and pancakes to wellness-focused options like yogurt and homemade granola. For lunch, we will serve a light meal or send you off with a to-go picnic box that includes sandwiches and snacks. All 3 meals are included in our package rate. Coffee, tea, hot cocoa, refreshments, snacks, and filtered drinking water are also provided in your tent.
Check-In: Check-in time for your tent is 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 29th. You’re welcome to come to Governors Island anytime before 2 p.m. on the 29th and we will be happy to hold your luggage for you until your tent is ready.
Checkout: Checkout time is 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 30th.
Arrival: All guests must arrive via the Governors Island Ferry service. Governors Island ferries do not operate 24 hours a day. The last ferry departs on weekdays from Manhattan at 4:15 p.m. and on weekends from Manhattan and Brooklyn at 5:30 p.m.
Waiver: All guests will be required to sign a waiver at check in.
Cancellation Policy: You may cancel up to 12 p.m. local retreat time on May 25, 2018 to receive a full refund. For cancellations made after that date, we will unfortunately be charged the full payment. Early departures or no shows will still be charged at their full rate.
Company Cancellation due to Inclement Weather: In making a reservation with Collective, you acknowledge that Collective reserves the right to cancel your stay at any time, including once you are checked in, due to dangerous weather, or other conditions, solely at Collective Retreats discretion. In the unusual case of a retreat cancellation due to inclement weather, the guest will be charged for no more than the first room night of their cancelled stay.
Pet Policy: Pets are not allowed at Collective Governors Island.
Rollaway Beds: Based on availability, rollaway beds may be added upon request for luxury tent reservations for guests 12 and under. Rollaway beds cannot be added to premium bell tent reservations.
Alcohol: Beer, wine and liquor are included with our dinner at the retreat. Due to permitting restrictions, you are NOT allowed to bring your own alcohol to Collective Governors Island.
Smoking: Smoking is NOT permitted at Collective Governors Island or anywhere on the island. This includes cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes.