Best Things to Do on New Year's Eve 2015

By Amy Lloyd

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Revolutionize your New Year’s party by ringing in that brand spanking New Year in true glamping style. Before the clock strikes midnight this New Year’s Eve, make sure that you, your nearest, and your very dearest are clinking glasses and counting down in an place unlike any other. These U.S.-based glamping properties blow off traditional New Year’s cobwebs and inject a new lease of life into these special shindigs.

Whether it’s a family party in a converted barn or a romantic rendezvous in a tree-crowed cabin, enjoying your firework display and your flute of fizz has never been more magical with our list of best things to do on New Year's Eve 2015.

Beautifully Renovated Barn in Upstate New York

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New Year? New York, naturally. Out with the old and in with the new, this luxury barn in Upstate New York is the perfect place to crack open the bubbly to new and exciting beginnings.

It is located in the picturesque Hudson Valley and immersed in a four-acre, verdant wonderland, perfect for those wintry New Year's Day walks with the family. With three levels, this barn is spacious and has ample room for all the midnight merrymaking, but we hope you’ve learned your lines, because this really will be movie-worthy stuff: a cozy living area, a wood-burning stove, and a piano, you can see where we’re going with this. This glamping barn will soon become a New Year family favorite, and you’ll surely be returning every year thereafter.

Deluxe Hilltop Accommodation at Ski Resort in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado

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Make your first memory of 2016 an incredible one with this stunning nature lodge for 17 people. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, this New Year’s nirvana is a prime pick for those looking to get away with the entire family and experience a truly unforgettable glamping gathering.

Featuring a grand gourmet kitchen, five bedrooms (all with an en-suite bathroom), and a private outdoor hot tub, it’s safe to say that the New Year only looks bright when starting it in such a sumptuous setting. In addition, this area also boasts a spectacular ski scene, so after a night of cheery celebrations, you can hit the slopes for a serene and snowy start to your New Year.

Romantic Cabin Tucked Away in Forest of Redwoods, California

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If you’re looking for both a cozy and romance inducing New Year with your sweetheart, this romantic cabin in California is the place of champers and stargazing.

Both of you can indulge in not only the sublime surroundings but also in one another’s company, as this cabin has a fantastic location truly off the beaten track. It is here where you can both enjoy the bubbles of your own private, outdoor hot tub and steal a kiss under the New Year’s starlit sky. This property really is a chocolate box full of delightful surprises, and there is no other spot more special than this for spending some uninterrupted quality time in one another’s arms.

Unique Tree House Located Along Banks of Washougal River, Washington

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End the year on a high, up high, with a stay in this majestic tree house in near Portland.

Being on top of your New Year’s plans has never been easier and it's perfect for couples or for a New Year’s getaway with your best friend. If you’re tired of celebrating a New Year with old traditions, nothing spices things up like a tree house toast overlooking the relaxing flow of the Washougal River. It’s without a doubt that this intimate affair is perfect for glampers looking for the perfect New Year without all the fuss and this tree house comes equipped with a double bed, a TV, and relaxing nautical décor, so it’s about high time that it made your New Year’s bucket list.

Mix Modern and Vintage at Spacious Luxury Cottage in Woodstock, New York

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Make your last memory of 2015 an extra special one and witness the birth of a New Year in this charming luxury cottage based in Woodstock.

Gathering your loved ones (including the dog) and waving goodbye to yesteryear has never been so exciting. With its optional chef and massaging services, this cottage definitely epitomizes the ultimate New Year’s indulgence. Get the party poppers and confetti at the ready, because we guarantee that this will be the the most memorable countdown, and it will only take a New York minute for everyone to fall in love with the peace and tranquility surrounding this homey cottage. This luxury rental sleeps up to six guests, but there is an optional guest cottage also available for rent, which sleeps a further two people, perfect for making it a New Year of full-blown family fun.

Refreshing your New Year's traditions and revamping those resolutions has never been easier. Just say YES to glamping in the New Year and we promise you'll never look back. For more inspiration, visit our Best Places to Spend NYE page!