I look forward to spring break every year. I know it's not everyone's thing but I really love going to the beach on a sunny day, even if it's crowded. Of course, that's not a realistic option this year.
Last year was the same. Because things were so uncertain, my friends and I stayed home. This year we've decided to think outside the box, get out in the world, and have a fun spring break while staying safe.
After a little research, I came across Getaway. Getaway has all the great parts of camping, but with the added comfort of their cozy, secluded cabins tucked away in the trees. I adore nature during springtime when all the plants and flowers begin to bloom. So this sounded like bliss.
Not to mention, the cabins are only a two-hour drive from the city. But how safe would they be? I checked their Journal posts and emailed their team for more info, and they couldn't have been more helpful.
They reassured me that they've upped their cleaning procedures and there are at least 50 to 150 feet between cabins. Check-in is completely contactless, so we could go straight to our cabin without interacting with anyone.
After sharing pics of Getaway's comfy cabins with my friends, they were all in! So we booked a cabin with two queen-sized beds for a weekend during spring break. When it came time for our trip, we excitedly packed the car and were off on our road trip.
Our cabin was cute and welcoming. We were so pleased with the large window overlooking lovely views of nature. There's no Wi-Fi in the cabins, just a landline. There's a cellphone lockbox, so this is the perfect place for a technology detox, which is exactly what we wanted.
The cabins have everything we needed: freshly made beds, along with AC and heat, a private bathroom with a toilet and a hot shower, a deck of cards, and a selection of books. The kitchenette includes a two-burner stove, a mini-fridge, and cooking essentials, like a pot and a pan, a tea kettle, a bottle opener, and even olive oil, and salt and pepper!
Our first night, we decided to kick back and chill. Rebecca whipped up some pasta and we dined under the trees at the picnic table. The weather was perfect for an evening around the fire pit drinking wine and chatting before heading to bed.
The next day, we had eggs for breakfast and set off on a hike on one of the nearby trails. The trail was carpeted with bluebells and other glorious spring flowers. We caught sight of a robin as we strolled through the forest. When we reached the mountaintop, we took in the view. What a change from the skyscrapers and cement sidewalks in the city.
That evening, we grilled some chicken skewers and lounged in the Adirondack chairs around the fire. We toasted s'mores, drank wine, and laughed at stories from our previous spring breaks — like the time Rebecca had a sunglass-shaped tan line on her face for a whole week!
The next day, we took another short hike and marveled at the refreshing spring scenes before heading back to the cabin. On our final night, we stayed in, sipped hot chocolate with cream and sprinkles, and played Cards Against Humanity, which had us laughing all night.
The following morning it was time to return home. We all felt well-rested and refreshed after our break from the city and staring at screens. Being in nature was so relaxing, and fun. It was the spring break we all really needed.