If you don’t know about Getaway House, they are a chain scattered throughout the US with small cabins throughout little cabin neighborhoods. They have one or two queen-bedroom cabins to choose from, all with kitchenettes, a bathroom, and a fire pit outside. The main draw is that they are two hours from cities so easy for a quick getaway and out in nature with windows overlooking gorgeous scenery.
Here’s my honest, not sponsored review:
- There’s no cell phone service or wifi. The idea is to really disconnect and connect with what’s important, whether that’s your travel mates or solitude. I think it would be a great spot to head alone and write (I’ve always dreamed of a solo trip to just drink tea and write!). An entire day went by where my husband and I didn’t know what time it was and just went to bed and woke up when we felt like it. No constant email checking, getting back to texts, TV… No screens period. Great reset for our overstimulated brains.
- Close to your home base (wherever they have cabins). It was super convenient to not have to drive over two hours with a baby (he slept the whole way there!).
- Nature-centric. Not only is there a huge window looking out on gorgeous scenery, there are three additional smaller windows as well. There is also a nature trail to meander down; it was covered in deep snow so we just walked along the main (small) road. It’s dark at night and excellent for star gazing. Most if not all locations have hikes within driving distance.
- There is a kitchenette and fire pit. It was really nice to be able to cook either over the stove or fire.
- Hooks! It was nice to have lots of hooks to hang jackets, baby carrier, keys, my purse, etc.
- Could better optimize the space for storage. We felt like there was some dead space where storage could’ve been created to put away packed belongings. They do encourage minimal packing, but between two adults and an infant we had a decent amount, despite that I aim to pack minimally.
- The window over the kitchenette was weirdly placed. It was really low so you couldn’t really look out of it at eye level. I’d have loved to see out better while cooking!
- The road was icy and full of pot holes. It seems like the employees live on site so it would have been nice to have the road and small driveway been salted and the potholes fixed.
Overall, I’d highly recommend staying at one of these. It was an amazing experience!