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elevated campinG


ITHACA, NEW YORK

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elevated campinG


ITHACA, NEW YORK

WELCOME TO FIRELIGHT CAMPS, where we create a revitalizing, comfortable, and stylish camping experience. Pitched on the grounds of La Tourelle Resort and Spa in Ithaca, New York, our platform tents are furnished with hardwood floors, a king or queen bed with plush linens and safari-inspired furniture. Each tent includes a private balcony for soaking in the natural beauty with a good book, a fresh mug of coffee or a cocktail. We greet you in the morning with a complimentary, locally-sourced continental breakfast served in our tented lobby. During the day, we invite you to unwind on the surrounding trails of Buttermilk Falls State Park, in a hammock under the forest canopy or with a treatment at August Moon Spa (a short walk from your tent). For the adventurous, you can explore the Finger Lakes' famed vineyards, waterfalls and restaurants - or stay on the grounds for dinner at John Thomas Steakhouse. We spark the campfire at sundown, when a complimentary tasting awaits you at the bar and homemade s'mores promise to sweeten the company of friends, family and new faces!

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Your Tent


WHERE NATURE MEETS LUXURY

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Your Tent


WHERE NATURE MEETS LUXURY

Reservations open May 12th through October 29

YOUR TENT: The wind rustling through the trees. Brisk morning air. All from the comfort of your bed ... No setup required. Made up with high thread count linens, your tent is off-the-grid and warmly lit with battery-powered lanterns (that can also charge your phone). Mesh screening helps keep the critters out, and comfortable furniture - such as the writing desk - gives you a place to muse on your ideas or simply relax. Find a hammock a few feet away to escape with the birdsong.

MID-WEEK: SUNDAY - THURSDAy

Tent options start at $179 double occupancy per night

WEEKEND: FRIDAY & SATURDAY 

Tent options start at $239 double occupancy per night (2-night minimum)

* Additional nightly fees: Extra adult $35; Extra child under 12 $25; Dog $25

YOUR STAY INCLUDES:

  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Complimentary happy hour tasting of Finger Lakes craft beverages 
  • Campfires tended daily in the morning and evening
  • Immediate access to Upper Buttermilk Falls hiking trails
  • Bocce ball court, and other onsite games
  • Bath house with hot showers, flushing toilets and modern amenities
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Lobby & Lounge


CONNECT AROUND THE CAMPFIRE

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Lobby & Lounge


CONNECT AROUND THE CAMPFIRE

LOBBY & LOUNGE: We're a campground that operates like a high quality hotel ... with the perks of being outside. Our furnished lobby tent includes front desk reception, where you can check-in, find trail maps and learn about a range of local and regional activities from our Camp Host. Our bar serves an array of Finger Lakes craft beverages, and we offer freshly brewed Firelight Coffee, hot water and tea at our beverage station. You can refill your canteen at our water dispenser and plug into the phone charging station. Our complimentary, locally sourced continental breakfast is served daily from 7:30 - 10 AM, and at sundown we light the communal campfires in the outdoor lounge areas, where you can play an assortment of games including bocce ball. Our camp store includes Firelight Camps homemade s'more kits and trail snacks, Firelight Camps apparel and other outdoor inspired knick knacks and necessities.

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Food & Drink


A TASTE OF THE FINGER LAKES

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Food & Drink


A TASTE OF THE FINGER LAKES

BREAKFAST: We serve a complimentary continental breakfast in the lobby from 7:30 - 10 AM , featuring artisanal breads, butter and preserves, pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt, house granola, seasonal juices, tea, coffee and milk. Gluten-free and vegan options are available.

CAMP STORE PROVISIONS: Our camp store offers locally-made trail snacks and souvenirs, including our Firelight Camps homemade s'more kits to complete your quintessential American campfire experience.

BAR: Happy Hour begins at 5 PM when we spark the evening campfire; the bar remains open for service until 10 PM. We offer a selection of Finger Lakes wines, beers, cider, spirits, specialty cocktails and non-alcoholic artisanal sodas and juices. We provide a complimentary tasting for each guest during each night of their stay, and include seasonal offerings like our autumnal hot chocolate bar or mulled cider.  **Guests may consume their own alcohol in their tents, but are not permitted to consume their own alcohol in the lobby or communal areas.

LUNCH & DINNER: Our Camp Hosts can help you choose from an extensive array of local eateries in downtown Ithaca and wine country. On the property, you can also dine at The Bistro at La Tourelle for lunch and John Thomas Steakhouse for dinner.

COFFEE: Firelight Camps coffee brew kicks up the meaning of "campfire coffee." Our founders, Emma & Bobby, opened their first hotel in Matagalpa, Nicaragua in the heart of coffee country. When they opened Firelight Camps in Ithaca, they weren't willing to trade in the world's best coffee. So, they connected with their friend and Nicaraguan coffee farmer, Enrique Ferrufino, who manages Proyecto Aurora, a group of coffee farmers dedicated to reinvesting a percentage of their profits in sustainable growing practices. Enrique's beans now arrive fresh at Copper Horse Coffee in Ithaca, where owner Jesse Harriot roasts a specialty Firelight Camps blend. Jesse also made sure we were brewing the best possible coffee for our guests, using a pour over method you'll be hard pressed to find in any other hotel lobby ... let alone around the campfire!

BYO PICNIC: We encourage you to bring your own picnic to Firelight Camps, or collect cheese, preserves and other culinary treasures when you explore the region to sample back at camp.

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Explore


ICONIC WATERFALLS AND WILD FORAGING HIKES

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Explore


ICONIC WATERFALLS AND WILD FORAGING HIKES

EXPLORE Firelight's backyard of Upper Buttermilk Falls State Park. The trailhead is located outside your tent flap, and will take you on a winding journey through one of the Finger Lakes' iconic gorges and cascading waterfalls. Delve deeper into the forest with a Wild Foraging Hike - a hands-on adventure with local experts where you'll learn to identify and harvest a variety of wild Northeastern plants, while maintaining the diverse forest ecology. 

 

The Finger Lakes is a treasure trove of places to explore beyond our glampground, including wineries, cideries, farms, restaurants, waterfalls, trails, lakes, art, music and theater. Visit our Things To Do page for more suggestions to help you plan your stay.

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Bath House


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Bath House


BATH HOUSE: Our newly renovated bath house puts the "glam" in glamping. Located a 1 - 2 minute walk (400 ft.) from your tent, you'll find hot showers with changing rooms and full-length mirrors, flushing toilets and ample space to make yourself feel refreshed. Ladies, we have hairdryers too! For your convenience, we provide eco-friendly shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion and laundered towels.

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Events & Retreats


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Events & Retreats


"Firelight is such a beautiful, magical place! I truly struggled to find a venue that felt right. It had to be comfortable, laid back and somewhere with natural beauty. The minute I stepped out of the car, I knew it was the perfect place. We could feel and see the love and passion behind it. I was not stressed out at any point before or on the wedding day...I think that's what Firelight is about. It is beautiful, comfortable and overall a relaxing and fun place to be." - Lindsey, Firelight Bride

We would love to host your wedding, event, corporate group or retreat at Firelight Camps! Our banquet tent is available for smaller group meetings and events, and the entire camp is available for large-scale or multi-day events. We work with like-minded catering partners and service providers to best fit your needs. 

Contact us to discuss creating your special event

Current events, packages and retreats

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