Back in August, I was on the hunt for a romantic getaway to surprise Steph with for our 8 year anniversary (hold on, can you guys believe it’s been 8 years?!.) I knew I wanted something unique. Something close to where we were based in Rhode Island. Something affordable and something that we could both appreciate. Que Getaway House ticking each and every one of those boxes!
Getaway House offers modern, tiny houses where you can unplug and immerse yourself in nature. The perfect detox from inboxes, deadlines, bills and every other worry that may consume your regular day-to-day. Take a break from the hustle and bustle, technology and obligations. Here you can completely detach and let yourself be surrounded by remarkably quiet tranquility. A beautiful space to reinvigorate your creativity and feel refreshed when you return home.
Exactly what Steph and I needed in both of our lives. Time to remove ourselves from all of our worries and get wrapped up in one another in a tiny cabin for a few days. Sounds like the perfect romantic getaway I was looking for!
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8 years of being wrapped up in you seems like a good way to live. 💓 . . . With August in full swing this month we celebrate our anniversary, Steph's birthday and mine right after. . . . We used to go all out with more gifts than we could count but with all of our bopping around we've opted to spend our money on experiences we can share together rather than material goods that weigh us down. . . . Spending some time in the middle of the woods with each other, cooking meals over the fire, wasting our time with puzzles, poems and Toy Story mad libs is an experience I wish I could live over and over again. I'll be forever thankful to @getawayhouse for their cabins and the opportunity to let us disconnect and fall deeper in love than I thought imaginable. . . . I'm also going to go ahead and give myself a pat on the back for keeping my secret getaway secret. If you know me you know that my excitement leads me to ruin surprises often but seeing Steph's face when we pulled up to our temporary home made all of my internal suffering worth it. . . . Have you guys every planned a romantic getaway? If so what did you do? I'm always accepting new ideas! 💓 . . . #loveloudly . . . . #getawayoften #visitnewhampshire #gopro #queertravel #lesbiantravel #coupleswhotravel #lgbt #lgbtq #lesbiantravel #lesbianswhotravel #gaytravelblogger #queertravelblogger #travelinclusivity #keepitwild #simplyadventure #wildernessculture #lifeofadventure #liveoutdoors #roamtheplanet #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #welltravelled #lovelifeoutside #gopro7
What Locations Does Getaway House Offer?
Getaway House offers 9 different locations that are near 9 major cities in the United States. All locations are designed to be within a few hour drive from each city. According to their website:
“Our Boston Outpost is located in Epsom, NH. Our DC Outpost is a short distance from Shenandoah National Park in Stanardsville, VA. Our New York Outpost is nestled away in the beautiful woods of Catskill, NY. Our Atlanta Outpost is about a two hour drive away in Suches, Georgia. Our Portland Outpost is in Glenwood, Washington. Our Outpost between Pittsburgh and Cleveland is in Lisbon, Ohio. Our Los Angeles Outpost is in Running Springs, California, and our Dallas Outpost is in LaRue, Texas.”
Cabin rentals range between $119-$199 a night depending on the day of the week/season. I’ll even do you one better! Receive $25 OFF using the code CHANTEL25 when you book (yay discounts!) The booking process is extremely easy and can be done completely online. Once you settle on your outpost, you add your guests (up to 4,) the number of beds, your dates and if you’re brining your pupper! From there you can choose any add ons. One is a celebration kit fit for a special birthday, anniversary, engagement, or any kind of special reason. Another is a children’s adventure kit, perfect to occupy your little ones with the great outdoors.
When booking, make sure you fill out the notes section. Kindly introduce yourself and let Getaway know what brings you to their little retreat. I’ve found when doing so I’ve been happily surprised to find a lovely personalized note AND provisions for smores, YUM. Kind words & snacks, the perfect way to win me offer haha.
Also mention if you need any other form of special assistance as Getaway will truly go above and beyond to make sure you’re comfortable.
From there it’s a matter of popping in your billing and payment information (adding your promo code 😉) then you’re booked! You’ll receive a confirmation email shortly after with the exact address. Depending on how far in advance you book you’ll receive weekly communications that answer any questions you may have leading up to your visit. Things like knowing what’s in your cabin, provisions, what to pack, what’s near your outpost, even meal options based on the kitchen offerings of the cabin.
There’s also a frequently asked question section as well as a representative to speak to at any time with a simple reply to their email.
After our anniversary visit in August, we loved it so much we decided to go back post a big family Eurotrip in September to decompress. We even figured the more the merrier and brought along our girl Jackie Y for a mid-week girls trip in November! We love the way the space lends for such perfect moments.
From moments of personal contemplation to deep and meaningful conversations around the fire, Frank FM playing his classic tunes while preparing dinner, a new book to read in front of the large window looking out to the woods, laughing during a game of Scrabble at the table while surrounded with friends. This tiny house cabin nestled in the woods allows your thoughts to slow down and you’re able to live in the moment with clarity.
I really can’t say enough great things about Getaway House, the kindness and attentiveness of their team, their well thought out branding, their amenities and the experience that they help to create. I think everybody should take a trip not just because camping in the woods sounds like a fun time. I believe everyone should do it because it’s healthy for us. That few days spent in the woods in such a comfortable setting does a world of good for the soul and every person can benefit from that.
With three trips under my belt and having visited during two different seasons I wanted to shed some light on some questions you may have to help you better plan your upcoming trip!
What Should I Bring?
The beauty of Getaway House is that if you realistically didn’t want to bring anything aside from some changes of clothes you don’t have to. This opens up the world of camping to anybody no matter how much gear you may or may not have.
From their website they provide you with the following:
- Firepit, with Grilling Grate & Fire poker
- Bottle opener and corkscrew
- Can Opener
- Knives & Scissors
- Cutting Board
- Grilling Utensils for the Campfire
- Pan, Pot, Mixing Bowl, Kettle
- Mugs, Plates, Bowls, Cups, Silverware
- Paper Towels & Dish Soap
- Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil, Coffee Creamer, Sugar
- Aluminum Foil
- Bluetooth Speaker
- FM radio
- Playing Cards
Although, I do like to pack a few things to make my stay comfortable for me. If you need a general packing list that I use on a majority of my trips you can find a print-out version here.
Some of the other things Steph and I like to bring along:
- Packable Hammock
- Cast Iron Skillet
- Tarp (in case of rain)
- Board Games
- We stop at Market Basket on the way to the campground to grab whatever we’d like to eat & drink while we’re there.
What Are The Provisions And How Much Do They Cost?
Like I mentioned before if you don’t want to bring any supplies you really don’t have to. There is a fire kit next to each cabin that includes dry wood and fire starters. There are also assorted provisions in each cabin. Each cabin offers the following provisions:
Coffee. . . . . . . . .$1.50
Tea. . . . . . . . . . .$2.50
Oatmeal. . . . . . .$3.50
Hot chocolate. . . .$0.50
Tiny Tates . . . . . . . . .$2.00
Pasta. . . . . . . . . $5.00
Pasta sauce. . . . $7.50
Jerky. . . . . . . . . .$4.00
Swedish fish. . . . . . .$1.00
Log bundle. . . . .$6.50
Fire starter. . . . . . .$2.00
For all of the provisions, you use what you need and then you will be charged once you leave your cabin. You’ll receive an email with your full provisions receipt after your stay.
What Kind Of Amenities Are There?
- Private Bathrooms
- Firepit with Grill Grate
- Super Comfy Beds
- Hot Shower with Toiletries
- 2 Burner Stove
- Running Water
- Picnic Table
- Camping Chairs Around The Fire
- Pots & Pans
- Air Con & Heat
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How to Stay Alive in the Woods . . . 1. Gather your girlfriends 🤸♀️🤸♀️🤸♀️ 2. Grab some provisions 🌭 3. @getawayhouse does the rest 🤜🤛 . . . One of the things I love most about Getaway is they take all the heavy lifting of camping away from you. 🙌 Steph and I don't have to worry about taking a bunch of gear, setting up a tent and since it's November in New England packing a million blankets to keep us warm through the night. . . . Getaway opens up the world of spending time outdoors to a whole new demographic. Those people who may not have the equipment to camp comfortably or if you're like some of my friends, those people who refuse to sleep on the ground. 💁♀️ . . . . Instead our tiny cabin has all the amenities of a hotel, just smack dab in the middle of the woods. A big comfy bed, a pristine bathroom with toiletries, a mini fridge, running water, power outlets, all your cooking essentials, a lock code on the door, control over the cabin temperature and help always just a call or message away. . . . If this is glamping, I think I can get used to it. . . . . Book yourself a winter getaway and save with my promo code: CHANTEL25 . . . . . #gifted #getaway #getawayoften #travelinclusivity #plussizetravelblogger #fullfiguredtravelblogger #newhampshire #visitnewhampshire #newengland #girlswhocamp #girlaroundworld #travelgirlsgo #thetravelwomen #womenwhotravel #womenwhoexplore #womenwhotravel #iamtb #travelbug #camping #womenforwildlands #keepitwild #simplyadventure #wildernessculture #lifeofadventure #liveoutdoors #beautifuldestinations #roamtheplane #wherewillwegonext #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore
How Big Is The Bed?
Each cabin is fitted with an (insanely) comfy queen size bed. If you choose the four-person cabin the bed will be situated bunk bed style, both with queen size beds. All cabins come with a sweeping window view from you to enjoy from bed.
Is It Dog-Friendly?
Yes! As I mentioned before you are more than welcome to bring your dog along for the trip. There is an extra charge to do so. However, each cabin comes with a dog bowl and a yard leash.
How Close Are The Other Cabins?
So the address you receive takes you to what kind of looks like a campground. There will be clear signs and (dirt) roads that lead to the cabins. How close each cabin is to the next depends on the cabin you’re booked in. There were some that were more remote and others were closer together.
If you’re planning to go with a large group and want to rent multiple cabins there are ones that are a very short distance from each other. However, if you want more seclusion there are cabins that will satisfy that too. My suggestion, which I’ve already mentioned is to fill out the notes section during booking.
If you’re booking with a large party and want cabins close to each other let the staff know. If you’d prefer more privacy tell them. They will do their best to accommodate your requests.
During all three of my stays I’ve had no problem with people being too close to us. You might catch a neighbor here and there walking on the road or through the trees in the distance. But there is enough space to make you feel like you are secluded.
Where Can I Park My Car?
You can park your car right next to your cabin! Each cabin comes with a short driveway so you can pull right up and unpack or leave some things in the car and be able to easily access them.
Is There Wifi?
No, which, when I first found out I was a bit shook, not gonna lie. I had intended to get some writing done during quiet moments but would have needed wifi. I honestly preferred it that way. Back home I’m always working on something, face in front of a screen trying to knock one more thing off of my to-do list.
Without wifi, I kind of had to just throw that thinking out the window. It forced me to just completely unplug which I have an extremely difficult time doing. It was much needed and greatly appreciated!
There is still cell service (depending on your provider) and there is a landline phone in case you need to contact anybody or in case of an emergency.
Do yourself one better, in each cabin, you’ll find a cell phone lock box. LOCK UP YOUR PHONE! I’m telling you. It’s easy to catch yourself on it when you think you’re bored. Just lock it up, out of sight out of mind. Go for a walk outside, build a fire, read a book, do a puzzle, fill out the activity booklet provided by Getaway, but whatever you do, don’t go into that cellphone lock box.
How Do I Check-In?
You’ll receive the address of the campground as soon as you book. On the day of your booking, a few hours before check-in time you’ll receive your exact cabin, what area of the campground it’s located in and the access code that you pop in to unlock your door.
Do The Cabins Have Heat and Air Conditioning?
Yes! Each cabin has cool air for the warm months and warm air for those chilly months. You have full control of the temperature and mode so you can adjust it to whatever is comfiest for you.
There are also windows that open if you prefer fresh air!
Are The Cabins Wheelchair-Accessible?
On my most recent visit in November, I noticed that there was a cabin that had a wheelchair-accessible ramp. I wrote down it being the “Shelby” cabin, however, I’d double-check. I was unable to see into the cabin to determine the layout, however, I would say to inquire directly with Getaway as I’m sure they would love to help.
Whether you’re looking for some time to yourself to recharge, some time to spend falling deeper in love with your other half or if you want to have a memorable getaway with friends that feel like family, Getaway House and their tiny house cabin rentals are where it’s at. I really could not recommend them enough and hope you get a chance to experience the magic of a nature bath for yourself. Don’t forget, receive $25 off with the code CHANTEL25 during booking. Pin this image to save for your next getaway and if you’ve been to one of these cabins before share your experience in the comments!
Get out and explore you guys! ❤