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Getaway House Review

Updated: Jan 3, 2021

If you haven't heard of it yet, I'm here to give you all the in's and out's of booking and staying at a Getaway House. More than sleeping in a tent but not quite "glamping" in a cabin, Getaway House has created such a beautifully unique experience just outside several major cities in the U.S. that combine camping with comfort.

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Where To Stay

Driving up to our Getaway House, I was getting nervous by how small the shipping-container-like cabin looked, but once we walked in, we were so impressed with the level of comfort. There wasn't an excessive amount of space, but the point of staying at a Getaway House is to "getaway" from it all and appreciate the little things. We stayed at a Getaway House in Wimberly, Texas, which is about an hour drive from both Austin, Texas and San Antonio, Texas, but there are so many amazing locations throughout the U.S. As of right now, here are all the cities that Getaway House is offered:

  • Atlanta

  • Austin/San Antonio

  • Boston

  • Charlotte/Raleigh

  • Dallas

  • Houston

  • Los Angeles

  • New York

  • Pittsburg/Cleveland

  • Portland

  • Washington D.C.

Originally, I wanted to go to a Getaway House in New York or Portland, but they were sold out at least a couple months out, so we decided to go to Austin as we had been meaning to visit anyways. Please note: I have every intention of returning to a Getaway House in another city because it was that amazing!

Overall, Getaway House books very quickly. The only locations I noticed were fairly open (compared to the rest) were Atlanta and the Texas locations, so if this is something you're interested in, I highly recommend planning as far out in advance as possible!

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How To Stay

The Getaway House is what you make it. If you want adventure, there's plenty to do nearby, but if you want to read a handful of books in a single weekend, you could do that too! Here are my tips on "how" to stay at a Getaway House:

  1. Before you go to the grocery store, go to the Getaway House first. You'd be surprised what the cabin already has available (for free and for purchase), but it's also a great idea to get a sense of how much space you have. For instance, we were gifted a gallon of water and a s'mores kit, but essentials like olive oil, salt, pepper and half & half were available for free. There was a whole drawer full of things for purchase like beans, pasta, candy and more. Plus, you could purchase logs and fire starter from the bin outside. All you have to do is use what you want, and the card you used to book will be charged after you leave.

  2. Bring bug spray! You'll inevitably spend a lot of time outside, and this was the one thing I couldn't find in the Getaway House (but maybe I just couldn't find it).

  3. Bring an extra lantern or flash light if you have one. If you end up roasting hotdogs or marshmallows on the fire, you'll need some light. The Getaway House does offer a small lantern, but it's never a bad idea to have some extra light. I found it tricky to walk around because it was so dark outside.

  4. Read the Getaway House blog posts on your getaway destination ahead of time. They have some seriously great activity suggestions, and they know the area better than anyone. I actually did a few things they suggested, and I loved it!

  5. Consider booking a stay during the week. The weekend can get pretty pricy, so if you can afford to take some PTO, you can find some really great deals if you also book far enough in advance. Plus, you won't encounter as many people walking trails and entering their Getaway House.

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