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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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

Everyone needs to get away, leave life’s stresses behind, and recharge. Easier said than done, especially within our new normal of staying at home and social distancing. Just because we’re  staying at home and not going out also doesn’t mean life’s stresses have disappeared. Getaway offers a nearby escape in a handcrafted hideaway cabin where you can relax, restore, and renew in the great outdoors.

With everything going on, Getaway understands their customers’ concerns about their safety. In their Getaway Journal posts, they discuss how they've intensified their cleaning procedures to ensure the cabins are deeply cleaned, disinfected according to more stringent standards and are as safe as possible for us. There is also at least 50-150 ft between all the cabins with no check-in desk, so you can really go straight to the cabin without interacting with anyone during your stay. It’s as simple as driving straight from your home to the cabin! If you have any questions, the Getaway team is happy to answer.

Here are a few personal Getaway stories:

The Dog Owners
“When Riley and I saw the picture of a dog peeking 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 chubby and adorable Frenchie who turns 3 this weekend.

Our cabin is only 45-minutes from Pittsburgh, and when we pull up 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 is complete with a shower and clean, fluffy towels.

After lunch, we take a stroll in the sleepy forests of Southern New Hampshire with Boo’s tail wagging the whole time. Getaway provides an outdoor lead so I don’t even worry about Boo prancing too far while distracted by a nearby squirrel. With the $40 pet fee, Getaway’s cabins provide dog bowls, treats, an outdoor lead, and waste bags, so I would have been all set if I forgot anything for my pup!

I’m cooking dinner on the two-burner stove when Riley realizes he forgot the corkscrew.

We didn’t have to  worry for long though, because Getaway came to the rescue once again! All their cabins have kitchen essentials—even olive oil—and you can find a full list of cabin amenities, packing tips, and even recipes on their website.

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

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

As an MFA candidate in Portland State University’s Creative Writing Program, I have a novel to finish. I’m so  close to the end, I can taste it. So, to ease my journey, I blocked out 3 days at Getaway Mount Adams to blast through a powerful final chapter without the distractions of wifi and endless notifications.

My first morning I meditate and drink green tea, using the teakettle in the mini-kitchen. When writer’s block strikes, , I take strolls through nature and let my mind roam. Each day I get closer. I’m excited, yet terrified at the same time—what if I never finish?

But, on my final night in my cabin, I do it; I polish off that final sentence. The sun is rising over the treetops as I step out of my cabin. I stand there, taking in the nature around me, then I stretch and take a deep breath.

The peace and quiet was exactly what I needed to hear my own thoughts. I didn’t even realize how noisy the city was until I was able to truly focus on myself  and my work.

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 carrying our baby girl. To really connect and prepare ourselves for the little one, we’ve driven to Getaway Castskills East , about two hours from New York City. . It’s so close, but it feels like a world away.

Normally we’re super active. We ski, we run, we camp—all that stuff. But with Sophia 5 months pregnant, we’re taking things a little easier these days. We’ve been to Getaway’s Catskills West before, but we wanted to try their newest outpost and this felt like the perfect opportunity.

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

While she sleeps, I go outside to sit in one of the Adirondack chairs and unwind. It’s a little chilly, but it’s refreshing. As I stretch my neck, I can see  golden light spilling from our neighbors’ windows in the distance, through the trees. . I find that I’m surprised by the great inky sky and the glittering stars, but it’s so easy to forget when you’re in  the glass canyons of NYC. The moon appears so close I feel like I can reach out and grab it.

In a few short months, our lives will change completely. Our daughter will become the center of our world. And though I know we’re ready for her, Getaway helped us take a step back away from the hustle and bustle of the city to reflect on what’s to come and connect more deeply.”

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.

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

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