New York Looks Different From Here
Immediately accessible yet a world away. Take an 8-minute ferry ride and set foot onto the island’s 173 acres of peaceful, sprawling green space. Unspoiled skyline and landmark views are enjoyed from our unique indoor/outdoor accommodations, sprinkled from the shoreline to the retreat’s great lawn.
Reset and get totally removed from city life while exploring all our island retreat has to offer. Morning yoga, slow bike rides, culinary explorations, sunset cocktails, and once-in-a-lifetime views await.
Something for everyone
New York is rich in history, culture, and excitement. Our Governors Island experiences pay homage to the greatest city in the world, the Collective way.
Island Explorations • Biking
Wellness Activities • Sunrise Yoga
THE SUNSET TERRACE • Drinks + Live Music
smores on the lawn • A nightly ritual
Wine & Spirit Tastings • Classes
Community Nights Program
We are excited to make the Collective experience available to our surrounding communities in partnership with Governors Island Trust.
Experience the retreat
Your questions, answered
You don’t need to spend hours in weekend traffic to escape the city— an 8-minute ferry ride places you worlds away. Recharge throughout your stay at our peaceful oasis harboring endless opportunities for discovery and relaxation.
Collective Retreats is a new, meaningful way to travel. We have reimagined the traditional hotel experience, creating intimate destination retreats in unique locations.
Each retreat in our portfolio includes accommodations that combine style and comfort, and dining that enhances its surroundings. Through thoughtful design, personalized guest attention, and insider information and tips, you’ll learn about and experience the location in a new way. By the end of the trip, you’ll have connected to the place, yourself, and those around you.
You’ve never experienced New York City like this before. Collective Governors Island is a quick ferry ride from downtown Manhattan, where you can enjoy luxury camping at a peaceful oasis nestled near the hills of historic Governors Island. One of the most unique escapes in New York, you’ll be surrounded by sprawling green space with unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty across the New York Harbor. It’s a retreat unlike any other in the world.
Perfect for couples, families, solo travelers, and group gatherings!
Our accommodations have everything you’d expect from a five-star hotel, from plush beds with high thread count linens to bathrooms with luxury bath amenities. Our chef makes breakfast with a seasonal mix of healthy and hearty options every morning and farm-to-table dinners every evening.
The retreat features the following accommodation types:
Summit Tents: Our thoughtfully designed Summit Tents bring style and comfort to the outdoors, with choice of king-size bed or two single beds made up with high-thread-count linens, private en-suite bathrooms, plush towels, boutique bathroom amenities, and private decks with Adirondack chairs.
Journey Tents: Our Journey Tents are the little sibling to our Summit Tents, created on a smaller scale but with equally unique design features. Each Journey Tent offers a choice of queen or two single beds, fine linens, plush towels, various in-tent amenities and communal bathrooms.
Outlook Shelters: Our deluxe guest room containers are full-service suites with beautifully designed bedroom, living space, and bathroom. These modular luxury hotel rooms are fully sheltered from the elements with climate control, and include a king bed, en suite bathroom with luxury spa soaking tub, two private decks with Adirondack chairs, a living/lounge space with coffee table, as well as mini bar / mini fridge.
All accommodations accommodate 2 adults.
Guests can enjoy an array of activities that take advantage of our expansive outdoor setting including:
- Morning Wellness Walk
- Extensive spa offerings at QC NY (located adjacent to Retreat)
- Live music every evening
- Curated Makers Classes, such as Ancient Chilis and Mezcal Pairing, or Charcuterie & Natural Wines
- Cocktail hour on the sunset terrace
- Chef-driven farm-to-table dining
- Historic Governor’s island adventuring by bike
Our gourmet dining experience delivers a contemporary American menu with a focus on wood flame grilling and offers breakfast and multiple dinner options.
Both Overnight and non-overnight guests are invited to enjoy our Chef’s Tasting and a la carte menus in addition to an extensive selection of specialty cocktails and wine offerings. Walk-ins are welcomed for breakfast & Sunday brunch!
Pair any dining option with a craft cocktail, wine, or beer from The Sunset Terrace Bar.
While we love animals, unfortunately, pets are not allowed at Collective Governors Island, with the exception of service animals.
The quick and picturesque journey starts at the Governors Island Ferry departing daily from Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn that connect to the Island. Governors Island is a car-free environment best explored by foot or bicycle. Local airports include Newark International, LaGuardia, and JFK. You can take public transportation or a taxi to the 10 South Street Ferry Terminal. From there, take the Governors Island Ferry.