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New York City, NY

  • We are an 8-minute ferry ride from lower Manhattan and a 5-minute ferry ride from Brooklyn Bridge Park–affording much nicer views than the subway tunnels.
  • Please note: all guests must arrive via ferry. Click here for the schedule.
  • Don't worry about your luggage–upon arrival, our team will take it to your tent for you.
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Open September — April

Wimberley, TX

  • Collective Hill Country sits nestled in the juniper trees of Montesino Ranch.
  • Surrounded by 225 acres of ranch and organic farm, Collective Hill Country promises authentic Texas flavor with a modern twist.
  • In addition to ziplining and other outdoor adventures, there are ample wineries, music venues, and art galleries nearby.
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31 Closed

Open April — November

Ghent, NY

  • This bucolic retreat is set on Liberty Farms, a working organic farm and equestrian center.
  • Enjoy easy access to Hudson's stylish boutiques and design shops, as well as a variety of outdoor activities and historical sites.
  • Just a 2-hour, picturesque drive from New York City.
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31 Closed

Open June — September

Big Sky, MT

  • Collective Yellowstone has an enchanting high alpine feel, set on a freshwater pond and surrounded by towering mountains.
  • Enjoy access to Ulery’s Lake, a sandy swimming beach and dock stocked with canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards, as well as the members-only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course within the Moonlight Basin Club.
  • Just an hour's drive from Yellowstone National Park.
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31 Closed

Open May — October

Wolcott, CO

  • Get a taste of pristine Colorado countryside while still being an easy drive from a modern resort town.
  • Surrounded by over 1,000 acres of working ranchland, Collective Vail sits on one of the first and largest ranches in the Central Rockies.
  • Don't forget to visit the on-site winery where you can sip local varietals and take in the astounding views.
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Collective Governors Island
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New York City

A quick ferry ride from downtown Manhattan, this peaceful oasis is nestled near the hills of historic Governors Island. 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.

Where Will You Sleep?

Our accommodations offer a little something for every travel style, from the rustic comfort of the Summit Tent to the eclectic elegance of the Journey Tent.

Summit Tent

Summit Tent

Where luxury and rustic style meet. Summit Tents provide privacy and the ultimate elevated camping experience.

  • King bed or two single beds (a rollaway bed can be added upon request at an additional cost of $100)
  • 1,500 thread-count linens, down comforter, and designer-curated blanket
  • Electricity and ample bedside sockets to charge gadgets
  • Private, en suite bathroom with rain-style shower, full flush toilet, and hot running water
  • Complimentary daily breakfast and campfire s’mores kit
  • Environmentally-friendly spa bath products and amenities, spa robes, and plush Turkish towels
Journey Tent

Journey Tent

Journey Tents are carefully curated and thoughtfully designed with all the essentials. This collection provides a spirited communal setting.

  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • 1,000 thread-count linens, down comforter, and designer-curated blanket
  • Electricity and ample bedside sockets to charge gadgets
  • Shared bathroom with private toilets and showers
  • Plush Turkish towels
  • Á la carte add-ons for a perfectly customized experience
Outlook Shelter

Outlook Shelter

Coming Soon!

Outlook Shelters are full-service suites with beautifully designed bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. These repurposed shipping containers fold out to provide a 180-degree glass encased bedroom with optimal views of the harbor right from your bed. Fully sheltered from the elements, Outlook Shelters include a king-size bed, a mini fridge, and private bathroom, as well as heating and air conditioning

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What Is There To Explore?

Governors Island feels like a world away, offering a wide array of history, recreation and acres of expansive park space to wander with some of New York City’s best views. A hub for art and culture, the island hosts a rich calendar of visual art, performances and educational exhibits, plus tours of the island’s historic National Monuments, giving visitors a glimpse into its important place in United States history. A car-free environment, the island is best explored by foot or on a bicycle.

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The Hills Park

$ · Family Friendly · Sightseeing

The Hills is not only Governors Island’s newest park but also one of New York City’s newest. Rising 70 feet above the island at some points, the Hills offer an extraordinary 360-degree panoramic experience of the New York Harbor. Covering 10 acres of Governors Island, the Hills embody all that makes Governors Island unique: a celebration of art, play, nature, relaxation and dramatic context.

 

Schedule: Open year round

 

Pricing: Free and open to the public

 

Fun Fact: To ensure survival in the harsh Harbor environment and a warming climate, the Hills’ 54 species of native or locally adapted species were chosen for their salt tolerance, root structure, and their ability to thrive in more southern hardiness zones.

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Biking

$ · Family Friendly · Adventure · Sightseeing

Governors Island offers 7 miles of car-free biking. There are two options on the island to rent bikes: Blazing Saddles or Citi Bike with three kiosk stations around the island. If you’re local to the area, you can also bring your own bike to the island with you on the ferry. Please bring a bike lock—we’ll have secure bike parking for you.

 

Schedule: Open year round

 

Pricing: $10 – $65

 

Tip: Free Bike Mornings from Blazing Saddles allows Governors Island visitors to borrow a bike for free up to one hour every Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Art Exhibits and Installations

$ · Family Friendly · Cultural Arts

Since opening to the public in 2005, Governors Island has become a distinctive playground for the arts in New York City. Each season, the island’s historic houses are transformed with dozens of art exhibitions. Explore public art throughout the park, including Cabin, a permanent sculpture by British artist Rachel Whiteread nestled in the Hills.

 

Pricing: Free and open to the public

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Hammock Grove

FREE

Adjacent to the retreat, head to Hammock Grove to take a nap or read a book in one of the island’s 50 iconic red hammocks.

 

Schedule: Open year round

 

Pricing: Free and open to the public

 

Tip: Get there early.

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New York City

Adventure · Group Friendly · Sightseeing

Don’t forget, you’re just a short ferry ride from Manhattan and Brooklyn, where you can take the subway or other public transportation to explore the culture in any (or all) of the five boroughs.

 

Tip: Skip the chain restaurants. New York City is home to literally thousands of incredible restaurants in every cuisine you can imagine. They’d value your business more than a chain will.

What Local Events Are There To Attend?

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July 28, 2018 11:00 am

Cultural Arts · Relaxation · FREE

Governors Island without poetry is like a midsummer night without a dream. Enjoy the unique formats, aesthetics and personalities electrifying New York’s poetry scene. This is no Shakespeare in the Park. It’s the New York City Poetry Festival.

 

Free and open to the public

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August 10, 2018 7:00 pm

Cultural Arts · Relaxation · FREE

One of the best parts about summer in New York are movies on the lawn. Grab a blanket and a beverage, pick your perfect viewing spot, and enjoy this film inspired by an island that millions call home.

 

Free and open to the public

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August 11, 2018 9:00 am

$$ · Adventure · Sightseeing

Enjoy the serenity of Governors Island before it opens to the public with panoramic views of Lady Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan skyline.

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August 18, 2018 1:00 pm

Cultural Arts · Relaxation · FREE

Come out for the musical stylings of over 30 world-class artists whose work reflects and promotes social understanding.

 

Free and open to the public

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August 25, 2018 11:00 am

$$ · Cultural Arts · Relaxation

Dust off your glad rags and warm up your jazz hands. Revel in music inspired by the prohibition era at the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party.

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September 14, 2018 7:00 pm

Cultural Arts · Relaxation · FREE

One of the best parts about summer in New York are movies on the lawn. Grab a blanket and a beverage, pick your perfect viewing spot, and enjoy this film inspired by an island that millions call home.

 

Free and open to the public

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September 8, 2018 2:00 pm

$$$ · Craft Beverage & Dining · Ages 21+

Pitchfork, the most trusted voice in music, and October, a leading beer culture website, present the second annual OctFest, a one-of-a-kind beer, music, and food festival taking place September 8th – 9th at Governors Island. Confirmed artists include Vince Staples, The Flaming Lips, Nile Rodgers, Yo La Tengo and more.

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July 31, 2018 6:00 pm

$$$ · Craft Beverage & Dining · Group Friendly · Relaxation · Ages 21+

Party for a good cause on the Great Lawn of Collective Governors Island. Ticket sales directly support the Friends of Governors Island’s mission to ensure the Island remains a vibrant public resource for all New Yorkers.

Join us for light bites made with local produce, artisanal cocktails infused with lavender grown on Governors Island by EarthMatter, and watch the sunset over the New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty.

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Host an Event at Collective Governors Island

Collective Governors Island is an unforgettable place for a wedding, family reunion, corporate retreat and everything in between. Our Events Team has experience with small and large-scale celebrations and can help you design your perfect experience.

How Do You Get Here?

Collective Governors Island is located eight minutes from Lower Manhattan and five minutes from Brooklyn Bridge Park via ferry. We’re easily accessible via public transportation. There’s no need to rent a car as Governors Island is a car-free environment and you can explore the island by foot or via bicycle. Local airports include Newark International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and JFK International Airport. From there, you can take public transportation or a taxi to the 10 South Street Ferry Terminal or Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. From there, take the Governors Island Ferry.

All guests must arrive at Collective Governors Island on one of these ferries.

 

Manhattan ferries run daily: 10 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (Mondays – Thursdays), 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Fridays until Sept. 14), 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Saturdays until Sept. 1), and 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Sundays).

 

Manhattan ferry access (Every day of the week): Battery Maritime Building, 10 South Street, Slip 7, New York, NY 10004

* Please check in at the reception desk at the Battery Maritime Building before getting on the ferry. Once you arrive on the island, it’s about a 10-minute walk (half a mile) from the ferry to the retreat, so wear comfortable footwear.

 

Nearby subway stations: South Ferry – 1 train, Bowling Green – 4 / 5 train, and Whitehall Street – R train

 

 

Brooklyn ferries run: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Saturdays and Sundays)

 

Brooklyn ferry access (Saturdays and Sundays only): Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201

*Once you arrive on the island, it’s about a 10-minute walk (half a mile) from the ferry to the retreat, so wear comfortable footwear.

 

Nearby subway stations: Borough Hall – 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 trains and Court Street – R train

 

For safety and security reasons, public use of Governors Island is not permitted at night. Guests must stay within retreat grounds once the island closes, where there will be evening activities such as movie nights, lawn games, and delicious eats available within the retreat (activities will vary). Guests who go outside the retreat after hours will be fined guests who go outside the retreat $100. Governors Island is closed:

Mondays – Thursdays: 6 p.m. – 7 a.m.
Fridays: 10 p.m. – 7 a.m.
Saturdays: 11 p.m. – 7 a.m.
Sundays: 7 p.m. – 7 a.m.
Full Ferry Schedule

For information or assistance on accessibility needs, please contact us at concierge@collectiveretreats.com.

Meet Our Team

Vanessa Vitale

Managing Director, Collective Governors Island
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Nick Pennink

Assistant General Manager, Collective Governors Island
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Jason Rutigliano

Head Chef, Collective Governors Island
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Prices & Policies

The rates for our accommodations vary based on date and availability. Please check our calendar for specific nightly pricing and book early to ensure you get the best rate of the season. Two- and three-night minimums may apply to weekend and holiday bookings.

Rates

Summit Tents: $500 – $800

Journey Tents: $150 – $300

 

We recommend booking early so you can be sure to get the best rate possible.

 

The Summit Tent rate includes:

  • Accommodations for up to two guests with a choice of king bed or two single beds
  • Full daily breakfast featuring local dishes and ingredients
  • Coffee, tea, and filtered water in your tent and refreshed throughout the day
  • Environmentally friendly luxury bath amenities
  • Nightly campfire with gourmet s’mores
  • Personal concierge services to assist with recommending activities prior to and during your stay

The Journey Tent rate includes:

  • Accommodations for up to two guests with a choice of queen bed or two single beds
  • Coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and filtered drinking water in your tent
  • Environmentally friendly luxury bath amenities
  • Bath tote with spa towel for use with shared bathrooms
  • A seasonal mix of hearty and healthy breakfast options available for purchase
  • Evening s’more kits available for purchase

Policies

  • At time of booking, you will be asked for the number of guests in your party. Each tent accommodates up to 2 adults.
  • A rollaway bed may be added to a Summit Tent at an additional cost of $100. No rollaway beds may be added to a Journey Tent.
  • Children 6 or under are welcome to share a bed with a parent at no additional cost.
  • Any additional adults will require another tent reservation.
  • While we love pets, they are not allowed on Governors Island. Service animals are an exception to the pet policy.
  • Due to a pending liquor license, there is currently no alcohol available on retreat. Additionally, due to permitting restrictions, you are not allowed to bring your own alcohol to Collective Governors Island, but there are ample restaurants on the island where you can go to enjoy beverages.
  • For safety and security reasons, public use of Governors Island is not permitted at night. Guests must stay within retreat grounds once the island closes, where there will be evening activities such as movie nights, lawn games, and delicious eats. Governors Island will fine guests who go outside the retreat $100. Governors Island is closed: 
    Monday – Thursday: 6 p.m. – 7 a.m.
    Friday: 10 p.m. – 7 a.m.
    Saturday & Sunday: 7 p.m. – 7 a.m.
  • THE COLLECTIVE GOLDEN RULE: At Collective Retreats, we welcome anyone who seeks an escape and wants to reconnect with nature, community, and themselves. We treat every guest like family, with respect, appreciation, and kindness. Our retreats foster a space for every guest to feel safe and at home during the entirety of their stay. Should the Collective Golden Rule be compromised, we reserve the right to refuse continued service to any guest at any time.