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The Collective

Glamping takes on a whole new meaning in four unique destinations geared to pamper guests while tenting in some of the most stunningly beautiful locations in America.

March 26, 2018

Collective Retreats is an assemblage of luxury destinations where the location of your individual room—or, in this case, your tent—is what matters most. The concept is simple: Give five-star accommodations where traditional hotels can’t be built.

A luxurious tent bedroom at Collective Vail. A Retreat at 4 Eagle Ranch, Colorado.

That is exactly what Peter Mack, founder and CEO of Collective Retreats, has done with his company that operates seasonal getaways in a number of visually stunning locations across America.

Each Collective includes a series of luxury-accommodated tents meticulously positioned to take advantage of the stunning views. These retreats include their signature Three Peaks Lodge, the communal gathering point and operations center.

Outdoor dining tables at Collective Hudson Valley, a Retreat at Liberty Farms, New York.

Luxury tents feature unique designs using locally sourced décor, and books and maps to enrich your stay. Full electricity powers lamps and chandeliers, while the 1,500-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens on plush beds, tuck you in each night. Add to that Turkish hotel spa towels and a gourmet French-press coffee bar and you can see why these accommodations put the “glamp” into glamping. And yes, there’s an ensuite bathroom.

Fully equipped tent at Collective Vail.

Days begin with a morning ritual of fresh brewed coffee crafted from small-batch local beans to sip on your private deck while taking in the view. At night, chefs create farm-to-table feasts under the stars, culminating in gourmet s’mores around a communal campfire.

A tent in the trees at Collective Hudson Valley.

Surrounded by 1,000 acres of working ranchland, Collective Vail, which shares land with 4 Eagle Ranch, gives you a taste of pristine Colorado countryside while still being an easy drive from a modern resort town. If you’re inclined to saddle up, there are plenty of horseback-riding options, or if you want to kick back, visit the onsite winery where you can sip local varietals while taking in the astounding views.

A side table detail in Collective Hudson Valley.

Located within Big Sky’s exclusive Moonlight Basin community, Collective Yellowstone has an enchanting high-alpine feel, set on a freshwater pond and surrounded by towering mountains. It’s the best of lake and forest, with awe-inspiring views and plenty of activities to fill your days, from world-class fly fishing to lake paddle boarding to horseback riding.

A lush meadow and pond at Collective Yellowstone.

Collective Hill Country is a sprawling retreat set on a ridgeline overlooking the scenic Montesino Ranch outside the town of Wimberley, Texas. The 225-acre ranch and organic farm maintains an authentic Texas flavor while bringing in plenty of modern comforts. In addition to horseback riding and outdoor adventures, there are ample art galleries, musical venues, and wineries nearby.

A picturesque drive just two hours from New York City, Collective Hudson Valley is the ideal upstate getaway. This bucolic retreat is set on Liberty Farms, a working organic farm and equestrian center, with easy access to Hudson’s stylish boutiques and design shops, as well as a variety of outdoor activities and historical sites.

Rates for a stay at Collective Retreats start at $400 per night. Visit collectiveretreats.com.

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