This past December, my husband and I felt like we needed to take a break from all of the busyness of the holiday season. We were overwhelmed with work, Christmas festivities and all of the shopping that needed to get done, but we didn’t have a lot of time to do a big trip. Because of this, I thought it would be a great time to try out a Getaway cabin for a night. I am so happy that we decided to take the time out of our hectic schedules to getaway!
Getaway has cozy tiny house-like cabins nestled away into nature just a short drive outside of 8 major cities (and counting!). Their motto is, “Disconnect to reconnect…Unplug from work, wifi, and routines.” They purposely don’t have wifi and there are even cell phone lock boxes if you are brave enough to use them!
All of the cabins have “everything you need and nothing you don’t” so there are minimal distractions to help you to truly get away and reset! The queen size beds are right in front of a beautiful wall-length window so that you can easily admire the scenery. Loft beds are also available in some cabins for larger families or groups. These cabins are also dog-friendly so you can bring your four-legged children along as well.
There’s a kitchen with all of the essentials where you can easily prep and cook your meals on the stove-top. Or you can bring your own crockpot to easily make something delish! The cabin has a small bathroom with a shower stocked with shampoo, conditioner, and soap for you to use if you wish.
Outside the cabin, there is a picnic table, chairs, and a fire pit with a grate so you can spend some time outside relaxing by the fire and cooking up some s’mores! You do have to pay a small fee for using their firewood and fire starters but it is worth the convenience of not having to bring your own (in my opinion).
There are “provisions” available for purchase inside the cabin as well, like pasta and sauce, oatmeal, and pour-over style coffee. They have a tea kettle in all of the cabins too so no need to bring your own! We did choose to bring our own food, drinks, coffee, and teas for the night. On our way to the cabin, we stopped at Trader Joe’s to stock up on some essentials for our stay and decided to make some yummy white chicken chili in the crockpot.
It was a bit rainy while we were there so we didn’t end up going on a hike or anything but we definitely will next time! Instead, we just took it easy and relaxed inside. There was a short break in the rain so we made a little campfire and had a nice little fireside chat until it got a little bit too cold out!
Because it was so close to Christmas, I brought some twinkly lights, poinsettias, and a wreath to make the cabin even cozier! We listened to She and Him Christmas music, lit our Cleveland Candle Company candle, and chatted the evening away. They have a few games, books and Bluetooth radio on hand so we did play a round of poker (even though I can never remember how to play).
The bed was super comfortable and the pitter-patter of the rain outside was so relaxing to fall asleep to. We both woke up feeling refreshed and energized to take on the rest of the busy holiday season. I would highly recommend a stay at Getaway to anyone who just needs a little break from “the real world”. Getaway has truly thought of everything to make your stay as relaxing and unplugged as you would like it to be.
Some people might ask if a Getaway cabin or a silent retreat actually helps or if it is just a trendy thing to do right now. We really felt that it was good for our mental health and relationship to get away from everyday life and de-stress. My Friend, Lisa Ryan, wrote a great article for Ideastream about this topic titled, “Shhh – The Impact Of Sound And The Health Benefits of Silence,” if you’re interested in learning more about the topic.
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