Escaping the hustle and bustle of daily life is necessary.
I had a great time escaping the day-to-day chaos last week and thought I would share my experience with you. I mean who doesn’t want to spend some time away from demands of work, schedules, appointments, and technology I booked a Getaway House for 3 days, 2 nights and it was the reset I was just looking for. Camping with a tent is not my thing and so I knew I needed to find a way to embrace both comfortability and wilderness vibes. That is exactly what Getaway offered. A cute cabin in the wood filled with everything you will need. The company’s motto is to provide a space where their guests can experience unscheduled, unstructured, and uninterrupted free time — not just for rest and rejuvenation, but to foster inspiration, creativity, and connection.
This cute, cozy, and quaint cabin stands at 200 square feet max. It has cooking essentials like oil, salt and pepper, a tiny kitchen with pots and pans, non-perishable provisions like pasta, snacks and coffee for purchase, fresh linens and towels, heat/ac, queen size bed, table for dining, fridge, mini library, cell phone lockbox so you can tuck you phone away and enjoy undistracted time in nature. Let's not forget a hot shower and toilet. You can book two or
four guests, depending on the cabin. For four, they have a bunkbed style cabin that would be perfect for a small group of friends or family of four. My favorite part was the outdoor space. There was a fire pit, picnic table and chairs. They even include a campfire kit that allows you to set the perfect vibe. We even made dinner over the campfire and of course topped it off with a treat! Getaway House gifts all their guests a smores kit. Who doesn’t love a melted marshmallow paired with chocolate in between graham crackers.
While there, we took a short drive to Shenandoah National Park and spent the day there. Shenandoah National Park extends along the Blue Ridge Mountains in our new home state of Virginia. Skyline Drive is your main road that wines and turns its entire length. And off the main road, there's an abundance of trails includes a section of the long-distance Appalachian Trail. So many options for paths to walk that we will have to return a few times to truly get a full experience of what this wilderness sanctuary really has to offer. Mostly forested, the park features wetlands, waterfalls and rocky peaks. Home to black bears, I was happy to share their space.
The outdoors isn't the most pleasant for everyone but I would highly recommend the Getaway House experience. It brought a needed level of luxury to outdoor living in the most simple way. I will definitely do this again.Getaway House is an easy vacation for yourself or even as a gift to someone special who is needing intentional free time. These cabins aren't too far away from the metro area of the cities they serve, so you don't need to do extensive planning or spend a lot of money. Getaway houses was such a great idea come true. No matter what season, weather, or people you go with, it will always be an adventure. Even if it's for one night, take a drive, bring your dog if you have one, and go reset with nature.