Picture a tiny cabin in the woods. We all dream about waking up to the glorious sounds of nature and sunlight filtering through the trees over a majestic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains or Chattahoochee River. Starting the day by putting on the kettle and having nothing on your to-do list--Getaway actually makes that a reality. In our interconnected world, their collections of cabins, conveniently located about two hours out from major cities, are totally disconnected from your busy life. There's no wifi, so when you set your notification to "out of office," you can actually be away. It's a total refresh from anything going on in the big city. Just you, your favorite person (or pup), and the great outdoors, but with a kitchenette, a hot shower, a private bathroom, and a big comfy bed to sleep in.
Getaway has all the best parts of camping; you get those big, beautiful views, but you also have a cozy bed with a floor-to-ceiling window, in your own enchanting little hideaway. You can have those late-night conversations that only happen in the middle of nowhere over a campfire, and when you're done, read a few pages in your fresh sheets before getting a fantastic night's sleep.
If Getaway sounds exactly like what you've always wanted, read on for more details before booking your wife-and-worry-free escape.
What cities is it available in?
You can escape from Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Portland, or Washington, D.C.
There will either be a freshly-made queen bed or two queen bunks, depending on your reservation, along with AC and heat for your temperature needs, a cell phone lockbox so you can truly unplug, a private bathroom with a toilet and a hot shower, a deck of cards, a selection of books, a kitchenette with a two-burner stove, mini-fridge, and kitchen essentials, like a pot and a pan, a tea kettle, a bottle opener, and olive oil and salt and pepper.
Outside, there's a fire pit, Adirondack chairs, a picnic table and bench, and your own little space to unwind.
How many people can a cabin hold?
There are one-bed cabins for two, and two-bed cabins that can hold up to four. Furry friends are welcome, too.
How much does it cost?
Rates start at $99 a night. If you get hungry or forget something, there are items available right inside the cabin for less than $10 each. Guests are billed after their stay for what they use.
Are the cabins secluded?
You will be co-locating with other cabin-dwellers, meaning that there are neighbors in the area but they're hidden from your main view. Cell service may be spotty, but there's a landline in every cabin.
You can hike the trails. Climb a mountain. Eat a s'more. Read a book.
Your stay is what you make of it; some guests bring board games, but if that's not your style, a small bag of toothbrushes is all you really need. Surrounded by nature, you can usually find a trailhead for hiking right outside your cabin. There's no wifi and that's no accident: this is your opportunity to disconnect from the internet for a little while and just enjoy.
Getaway also offers adventure kits for kids and party celebration kits that you can add to your reservation during booking, so you're stocked for fun occasions.
People keep coming back again and again to their tiny cabin in nature. It's got the simplicity of life before constant cell phone communication, but with all of the essentials and super soft sheets. Now, go lock up your phone, enjoy the smell of the trees, the sound of the forest, and the comfort of a warm bed with the people you love.