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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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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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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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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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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.

 

Please select an Activity on the left to find out more.

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Chair Massage

$$ · Group Friendly · Spa & Wellness · Relaxation

To fully unwind and decompress, sign up for a therapeutic chair massage. You can make your reservation at Three Peaks when you’re at the retreat.

 

Available on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

$20 per 15 minutes

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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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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.

 

Featured Art Installations Include:

 

Escaping Time: Art from US Prisons

Open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from noon – 5 p.m. at Colonels Row 410A, Escaping Time: Art from U.S. Prisons uses art to change the narrative and break the stereotype of what society imagines when thinking about the incarcerated.

 

ArtForce 5

Taking place at Colonels Row Building 405B (times below), The Art Force 5 uses the accessibility of art and the popularity of superheroes to explore issues of equality, violence, history, community, and empathy. Through a SUNY grant, the Art Force 5 team will serve New York City by engaging communities in community-based art, workshops, Heroes Within craft stations, and Drawn to Diversity art exhibits.

Thursdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fridays 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Swale at Nolan Park

Taking place at Nolan Park House 15 on Saturdays and Sundays from noon – 5 p.m., Swale is a floating food forest built atop a 5,000 square foot barge, welcoming the public to harvest herbs, fruits and vegetables for free. Swale strives to strengthen the stewardship of public waterways and land, while working to bring awareness to issues of food insecurity. Docked at the Brooklyn Army Terminal this spring and early summer, Swale’s floating food forest will make its way to Governors Island come July.

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Hammock Grove

Family Friendly · Group Friendly · Relaxation · 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 through the Governors Island season

 

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.

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Governors Island National Monument

Family Friendly · Group Friendly · Cultural Arts · FREE

Fort Jay 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekends

Guided Tours: Saturdays & Sundays, 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Self-Guided Tours: Open 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekends.

Fort Jay Porch Talks – Join a Governors Island Park Ranger for a brief talk about a variety of topics, ranging from Dutch New Amsterdam to the War of 1812 to family life in the Coast Guard at Governors Island. Approximately 15 minutes
11:30, 1:30, 3:30 on weekends

 

Fortify your mind! Tour one of the best examples of classic star-shaped fort design anywhere in the country, including the oldest structure on the island.

A dry moat, subterranean magazine, ravelin & bastions (5 Rodman guns, view of NYC), porches (no interior access of the four barracks), and exhibits.

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Castle Williams

Family Friendly · Group Friendly · Cultural Arts · Sightseeing · FREE

10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekends

 

Castle Williams is a circular defensive work of red sandstone on the west point of Governors Island in New York Harbor. It was designed and erected between 1807 and 1811, designed by the Chief Engineer of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Col. Jonathan Williams, for whom the fort is named, and considered a prototype for new forms of coastal fortification. The castle was one component of a larger defensive system for the inner harbor. Now under the care of the National Park Services, Castle Williams is open to the public until October 31st.

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Mel’s Rink & The IceBox

$ · Family Friendly · All Levels · Group Friendly

Experience ice skating in the summertime. Mel’s Rink uses synthetic technology to provide skaters with an ice-like feel, designed for use with traditional ice skates.

 

Mel’s Rink is open Saturdays & Sundays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Skate Rentals + Rink Access rates are:

$15 for adults

$10 for children

 

If you bring your own skates, rink access is:

$11 for adults

$8 for children

 

Afterward, cool down at The IceBox with refreshing drinks and delicious food. Menu items include Frosty Craft Beer specializing in Frozé Snow Cones as well as Pure Snow Cones made with EarthMatter Organic syrups.

 

Waterfront specials include Fresh Large Shrimp Cocktail and Drippy Cheese Melts, not to mention, quesadillas, hot dogs, and so much more.

 

The IceBox is open weekends 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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Ziplining, Rock Climbing, Maze Challenge, Mini Golf

$ · Family Friendly · All Levels · Adventure · Group Friendly

Flywire Zipline allows two people to zip down our 300 feet long cable side by side and hit up to 21 mph. Best of all, the ride experience will offer sensational views of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, and downtown Manhattan.

$12 per try or two tries for $20

 

A giant maze nearly 3,600 square feet will challenge your sense of direction and problem-solving skills. Maze runners must locate four checkpoints, each with a letter they punch on their passport to spell the winning word, “MAZE”, and then exit as quickly as possible.

$8

 

Take a climbing challenge and scale your choice of three unique 25-foot walls that fit your ability.

$6

 

Guests can also elect to do the ziplining, maze, and rock climbing for $22. Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekends.

 

For adventurers of all ages and skill levels, embark on a journey through 18 holes of Mini Golf near the New York harbor and against the Statue of Liberty.

$7 per person or $25 for a group of 4

Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekends.

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Bike Rentals

$ · Family Friendly · Adventure · Sightseeing

Bike rentals are complimentary with a stay in a Summit Tent and are available for purchase with a stay in a Journey Tent.

 

Please see the receptionist in Three Peaks to rent an on-retreat bike.

What Local Events Are There To Attend?

Check back next season for all the local happenings and events to attend.

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 – Fridays), and 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Saturdays & Sundays).

 

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

* Once you get to Governors Island, it’s about a 10-minute walk (half a mile) from the ferry to the retreat, so wear comfortable footwear. Please check in at the reception desk at Three Peaks, at which point you will be directed to your tent.

 

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 get to Governors Island, it’s about a 10-minute walk (half a mile) from the ferry to the retreat, so wear comfortable footwear. Please check in at the reception desk at Three Peaks, at which point you will be directed to your tent.

 

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 $100. Governors Island is closed:

Mondays – Fridays: 6 p.m. – 7 a.m.
Saturdays & 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

Vice President, Hospitality
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Nick Pennink

General Manager, Collective Governors Island
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Jared DeBoer

Site Manager, 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, with the exception of service animals.
  • Beer, wine, and craft cocktails are available for purchase at Three Peaks.
  • 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 – Friday: 6 p.m. – 7 a.m.
    Saturday & Sunday: 7 p.m. – 7 a.m.
  • Safety & Security: Collective Retreats Governors Island is not responsible for lost or stolen items. A safe has been provided for your use in tent. A Collective Retreats team member is available and on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additionally, a Security Guard and EMT is posted on retreat overnight and available in case of any emergency. Please see a team member for more information regarding your safety and security on retreat and/or text us at the number provided when you arrive on-retreat.
  • 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.

Collective Retreats is committed to offering the Governors Island experience to all New Yorkers. We’ll offer a select number of discounted nights for our Journey Tents on a first come, first served basis. Collective Retreats will offer special discounted rates for select evenings starting at $75 per night. To be notified when this rate becomes available, please form out the form below.