We didn’t realize we would be staying in the middle of a patch of weeds. We are still kicking ourselves for spending this kind of money to stay Ina campground with no romance or ambience. We could have stayed in a luxury hotel with views AND comfort.
The people at the camp were great. Booze was a little pricey. But dinner was over the top. I just wish more was open on the island. We went in October and pretty much everything was closed. But exploring and low crowd made it worth the sacrifice. Can’t wait to go back next year.
A strange mix of comfort ( at a price ) but almost total lack of maintenance. It was almost as if the management had succumbed to the imminent season close. The sight of garden furniture ( and equipment) strewn around was in total conflict with the park and lawn spaces outside the ‘ resort ‘. The island food vendors had all closed so we were captive to the retreat. Wine and food inside the fence is expensive. The views however, around the island are epic. Our tent was in need of repair, the bed comfortable ( although the bottom sheet did not fit the mattress) and the base creaked and wobbled with every movement. I had not expected the early morning noise on the harbour. Every horn blast from 5.00 am warrants the supply of earplugs. A unique experience all the same.
This was our first time glamping and it was my birthday weekend. I wanted to try something different and unique. the island itself has a lot of activities and things to do. We originally wanted the summit tent but it was booked by the time we booked so we booked the journey tent with a view. it was still very nice! super cozy and comfy. you just do not have your own bathroom. there are 9 tents towards the back, each with their own shower, toilet and sink. very clean. I had no issue with the shared bathrooms. only annoying part is if you have to pee at 3am you have to put on your hoodie and boots and walk 2.min lol but we knew this going in. we did hear the party boats and hellicopters which i actually liked because you u cant hear those sounds anywhere really. the heater works great in the room also there was an electric blanket but not needed wasnt that cold. live music at the restaurant was nice and pleasant loved the gentlemans voice. the food was very good, overpriced of course but i expected that when you have nowhere else to go of course they will jack up the prices but food I thought was good. we also did the smores by the firepit, met some nice people. my 2 critiques: the bartender during the day she made 2 good drinks but my.goodness she needs to smile she had no social skills at all she barely looked at us. i felt most people who worked there(minus the front desk at check in/out) were way too serious no smiles not warm. secondly, we had great weather our 1st day but 2nd day it poured. there is absolutely nothing to do except rent board games. most of the island the activities are closed during rain too. Although rain is out of the hotel control, they should always have a back up plan. ppl pay so much money for just one night or a weekend it not just to be stuck in a tent. maybe do something indoors. build a tent for just indoor activities in bad weather for yoga, movies during the day, or any other activities they can think of. i was checking out the rainy day but had i been staying i would not happy again they cant control the weather but they can come.up with fun indoor activities so ppl dont feel like they are missing out on anything. they need more activities in general i think. overall i had a great experience i would like to try the hudson valley location in the near future.…
Gov's Island is a very cool place -- walking around with the Statue of Liberty in your face, night and day, watching the old-fashioned Staten island Ferry go by, was fabulous. Nighttime campfire (with s'mores) was fun (altho there are rats scampering around). The tents (we stayed in a Summit Tent) are very nicely furnished and plenty warm with one space heater even on a rainy October night -- but adjoining ensuite private bathroom tent was quite cold, and food in the Three Peaks restaurant is lousy (but there are no other food choices on the island unless you eat earlier at one of the food trucks). Staff is very cordial and it is an experience definitely worth having (albeit, very expensive - approx $700 per night just for lodging, without food).