Getaway at Gateway- Gateway expands camping opportunities

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Date: May 18, 2017
Contact: Daphne Yun, 718-354-4602

Gateway National Recreation Area and the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy have partnered with Getaway, a wellness and hospitality company, to introduce an exciting new camping experience this summer.
Getaway will provide three cabins, or tiny houses, at Gateway from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 
Getaway builds tiny houses, places them in nature, and rents them out by the night to visitors looking to escape and rejuvenate. Getaway’s cabins are fully furnished, with a bed and running water. Locations are selected that provide a sense of escape and connection with nature. Getaway with Gateway will provide an opportunity to experience a National Park in New York City. The cabins will be placed along the harbor shore.
Guests will have a chance to explore the site, learn about coastal defense, ride their bike, go on a nature hike, or just relax. 
 “The Getaway pop-up experience will not only enhance our current camping program, but is an exciting pilot for the park as we continue to look at expanding camping throughout our sites, ” said Jen Nersesian, superintendent of Gateway. “It’s also a fantastic opportunity to connect new audiences with Gateway’s vast military history and natural resources by expanding our exposure both locally and nationally through the partnership with Getaway Houses and the Harbor Conservancy.”
“Getaway is thrilled to partner with the Gateway National Recreation Area and the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy to bring the experience of disconnecting and recharging to the shores of New York Harbor. For all that is wonderful about living and working in New York City, it can be an incredibly stressful place,” said Jon Staff, CEO of Getaway. “We’re delighted to be able to provide a way for folks to escape the stress of the city without leaving the five boroughs.” 
“In the coming years, our vision at the Harbor Conservancy with Gateway National Recreation Area is to create America’s largest urban, national campground,” said Marie Salerno, president of the Harbor Conservancy. “Nestled within the 27,000 acres of lowland woods and sandy beaches, our goal is to provide unique locales featuring sustainable structures or simple tent platforms; i.e., places within reach of public transit where families, friends and neighbors can go camping, biking, kayaking, hiking or simply unplug from the daily grind,” Salerno said.
About Getaway
Getaway is a wellness hospitality company that designs tiny houses, places them in nature, and rents them by the night to people looking to disconnect and recharge. Besides the Getaway at Gateway popup, the company operates outside of Boston and New York City and will expand nationally in 2017. You can book these cabins at Learn more at:
About the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy
The Harbor Conservancy is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization in partnership with the National Park Service and dedicated to creating on New York Harbor the finest waterfront national park system in the world. Learn more at
About Gateway National Recreation Area
A large diverse urban park spanning two states, Gateway combines recreational activities with natural beauty, wildlife preservation, military history and more Visitors can hike, picnic, swim, sunbathe, bike, visit the oldest lighthouse in the nation, see an airplane collection and camp overnight, all in the New York metropolitan area. Gateway is one of the ten most visited national parks in the country. For information about Gateway's upcoming public programs, see the park's Web site at To join the conversation about Gateway, follow us on social media. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @GatewayNPS.  

Last updated: May 18, 2017

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