Ithaca By Firelight Est. 2014

1150 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY, United States

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Glamp by the “Firelight” with some of your besties at this spectacular campsite in Ithaca, New York! 
Comfortable, stylish, and peaceful are just some of the ingredients that make this trendy campsite so perfect for a weekend escape with some of your best friends. From the amazing tents with scenic views that come complete with high thread count linens, lanterns, and cozy furniture to the complimentary breakfast meals catering to all dietary needs, you and your pals will never want to leave!
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Bar / Club / Lounge
Camping / Glamping
Views
Forest
Lagoon/Pond
Rolling Hills
Waterfall
Style
Moroccan
Rustic
Whimsical
Worldly
Zen
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Corporate Event
Group Getaway
LGBT Weddings
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

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.

"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
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Catering to be contracted separetly, we feature 18-20 luxury overnight accommodation tents. Minimum tent block required.

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
100
Buffet
150
Standing
150
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2014
Curfew
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Outdoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
18 deluxe safari style glamping tents
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

Ask about booking a wild edibles hike through buttermilk falls state park!

Amenities
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:
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.

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.

Design:
Our Lobby, Safari Tents and Communal Bath House are all brand new.
Standout Venue Features:

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.

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.

Extra Perks:
Use of our large outdoor Lobby and Event Tents, onsite bathrooms, use of water, electric & internet.  Access to our current inventory of tables, chairs, benches, bocce court and fire pits.
Awards & Notables

'Glamping' is Camping with Style - Business Insider - December 21, 2015

7 Outdoor Outings With Just The Right Touch of Luxury - Vogue - October 15, 2014

 Destination: Glamping, Into the Woods - Wire Magazine 

The Beauty of Fireside Entertaining Martha Stewart - September 9, 2015

Ahhh...the Comfy Outdoors - Wall Street Journal - October 20, 2014

Hot Spots for Global Glamping - Self Magazine - September 26, 2014

Stargazing in comfort and style: Part 1 - examiner.com - November 3, 2015

Glamping Getaway - Time Warner Cable News - October 29, 2015 

Firelight Camps Glamping in Ithaca, NY - Style Cartel - October 20, 2015

Ithaca by Firelight Camps - Inside Elsewhere - October 18, 2015

The Great Outdoors at Firelight Camps Small Business Opportunities - October 14, 2015

Local Standouts Receive Chamber of Commerce Awards - Ithaca Journal - January 27, 2016

Glamping - Firelight Camps - Millenium Magazine - October 13, 2015

Glamping in Ithaca - Ithaca College TV - October 13, 2015

Vision realized, Firelight Camps sees 'glamping' expansion - The Ithaca Voice - October 8, 2015

Glamping at Firelight Camps in Ithaca Alex in Wanderland - September 17, 2015

Glorious Check-In: Glamping at Firelight Camps in Ithaca, New York - Glorious Americana - September 17, 2015

Game on, Finger Lakes wines The Washington Post - September 12, 2015 

Go Glamping with Firelight Camps DID YOU KNOW...? - Getting Married on Long Island - September 8, 2015

Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
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.

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.
Bars & Lounges:
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.
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