Posted on 31 May
Camping always sounds so fun in theory: roasting marshmallows over a crackling fire; rinsing out your breakfast dishes in a clear running stream; trading office cubicles and skyscrapers for rolling hills and open spaces. But then comes the reality of packing up the gear, finding that perfect campsite, pitching the tent and breaking it back down again. It’s enough to make most city dwellers throw their hands up in frustration—and book an Airbnb.
But that was before Tentrr. Touted as “the new Airbnb for glamping,” the New York-based startup partners with local landowners to offer users one-of-a-kind campsites in picturesque locations (think grassy meadows, expansive vistas, and storybook-caliber swimming holes) that are as easy to settle into as a hotel or Airbnb. Each reservation comes complete with a fully setup tent on a raised wood platform, a queen-sized mattress with a featherbed topper, two Adirondack chairs, a wood-burning stove, fire pit, cookware, portable toilet and solar shower: in other words, everything you need for a blissed out (read: hassle free) weekend under the stars.
Tentrr sites guarantee more privacy and open space than a typical state park-operated campsite (“we want you to be able to run around naked and enjoy nature as you wanted to when you were a kid... without scaring the neighbor," Tentrr’s founder, Michael D’Agostino, told Business Insider), while cutting out the hassle of setup and breakdown that dissuades so many from camping to begin with (according to D’Agostino, 40% of Tentrr users are first-time campers). As an added bonus, guests also have the option to book experiences with participating hosts—from home-cooked meals to wild mushroom foraging excursions—at an additional cost.
With campsites at 50 locations in New York and plans for an expanded collection across the U.S. Northeast and Pacific Northwest in the months to come, there’s never been a better time to dust off your hiking boots and spend some quality time in the great outdoors.
For more information, visit Tentrr’s website.