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Monday, February 17, 2020

People Are Loving Getaways Relaxing Retreats. Here's Why.

Everyone needs to get away, leave life’s stresses behind and chill. Easier said than done. Our crazy-busy lives and the warpspeed of social media can alienate us from our families and  ourselves. Getaway offers a nearby escape in a handcrafted hideaway cabin where you can relax, restore, and renew in the great outdoors. Here are a few personal Getaway stories:

The Dog Owners

“When Riley and I saw the picture of a dog staring out a huge window overlooking the woods - we knew Getaway was for us. For a small extra fee, they have Dog Getaways! This is absolutely perfect for Boo, our fat and funny French Bulldog who turns 3 this weekend.

Only 2-hours from Northampton, we pull up to our cabin and Boo leaps out to cavort in the leaves. There’s an uber comfy, freshly made queen bed - how welcoming! The walls are paneled in pine wood - even the private bathroom complete with a shower and clean, fluffy towels.

After lunch, we take a stroll in the sleepy forests of Southern New Hampshire - well, Boo goes for a waddle in this wonderland of ponds, bogs and marshes.

I’m cooking dinner on the two-burner stove when Riley says, Forgot the corkscrew.

Not to worry, Getaway to the rescue! All cabins have kitchen essentials, even olive oil. And how did I know that? On their website, Getaway lists cabin amenities, packing tips, even recipes.

As we sit down to dinner, we raise a glass to our sweet-sweet Marabou who brings such joy to our lives. Yappy Birthday, Boo!”

The Writer

“When I saw that Getaway’s cabins start at $89 a night - and each has a cell phone “lock box” to free me from the tyranny of social media - I was in. No Wi-Fi? Even better.

As an MFA candidate in Portland State University’s Creative Writing Program, I have a novel to finish. So close to the end, I can taste it. To ease my journey, I blocked out 5 days at Getaway Mount Adams to blast through a powerful final chapter.

My first morning I meditate and drink green tea - using a teakettle in the mini-kitchen. Soft needles beneath my feet, I take intermittent rambles through the woods, let my mind roam. Each day I get closer. I’m excited and terrified at the same time - what if I never finish?

But my final night in my cabin, I do it - polish that final sentence. There’s the sun rising over the treetops. Step out of my cabin, I stretch, I breathe.

I know where I’ve been. And - thanks to Getaway - I know where I’m going.”

The ‘Babymoon’

“It’s Spring. Everything’s fresh, verdant, green. It’s a new day, and there’s a new life that’s coming. My beautiful wife is having our baby girl. And we’ve driven to Getaway Catskills East, to really connect and prepare ourselves for the little one. It’s only two and a half hours from NYC, but a world away.

Normally we ski, we run, we camp - all that stuff. But with Sophia 5 months pregnant, we’re taking it easy these days. We’ve been to Getaway’s Catskills West before, but wanted to try their newest outpost.

Late Saturday afternoon we go for an inspiring 2mile hike through the mountains. And when we return to the cabin, Sophia soothes her tired muscles with a long hot shower, then naps.

In the dark night, I see golden light spilling from our neighbors’ windows through the trees. So I go outside - brrr, chilly - to sit in one of the Adirondack chairs and unwind. I stretch my neck. I’m surprised by the great inky sky - so easy to forget among the glass canyons of NYC. The moon, so close I feel like I can reach out and grab it. And all the stars glittering.

There’s a new life coming. Our daughter - who will arrive a few months from now. Getaway helped us take a step back away from the hustle and bustle of the city and connect as we get ready for her.”

Nestled in the middle of nature, Getaway’s cabins are only 2 hours away from Atlanta, Cleveland, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Portland, and Washington, D.C.

Get still. Just breathe. Getaway’s cabins can take you where you want to be.

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