If smelly subway platforms and sweaty tourist hordes start to loom large this summer, there might be cabin for two on the shores of New York Harbor with your name on it. Gateway National Recreation Area–which includes Fort Tilden, Jacob Riis Park, Floyd Bennett Field, Great Kills Park, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, and Canarsie Pier–and Getaway, a company that provides pop-up camping houses, are placing three tiny cabins along NYC’s harbor shore to provide a place to spend a quiet summer night in a national park, reports Gothamist.
Getaway popup cabin floor plan. Image: Getaway.
The diminutive dwellings, adorably named “Stella,” “Alvin” and “Lenore,” sleep two people and are stocked with mini fridges, fans, a bed with linens and blankets, a cartridge toilet, cooking basics and running water. They rent for $150 per night via Getaway’s website. And like a really cool party, the cabins’ location is secret until you make your reservation.
Though the National Park Service wouldn’t reveal where the cabins will be popping up, they’ll apparently be harborside rather than oceanside, near “a boardwalk and a paved bike trail” and 30 minutes from Prospect Park by Uber (map of the Gateway park area is here). Jon Staff, CEO of Getaway, said in a statement, “We’re delighted to be able to provide a way for folks to escape the stress of the city without leaving the five boroughs.”
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Main image is a similar Getaway cabin upstate.