Happy Saturday everyone! I hope everyone’s 2021 is off to a good start. To be honest, January is one of my least favorite months because it’s freezing and it gets dark around 4:30 pm. However, I usually try to make the most of the month by enjoying winter activities such as skiing, sledding, ice skating, etc. This year I tried something new. I booked a Getaway House to enjoy a wintery escape in New Hampshire. And this blog post is going to cover why you need to stay in a Getaway House and do this too.
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What is a Getaway House?
Let’s start with the basics shall we. A Getaway House isn’t an Airbnb. It’s not “glamping”, and it’s not a random tiny home you find online. It’s a brand. Founded in 2015, Getaway offers the experience of a tiny home in nature as an escape from the hustle of everyday life. Cabins are designed with wood, glass and some metal. The company suggests guests unplug from all modes of technology so they can unwind, and get away. The homes can accommodate up to 4 people and are a great opportunity to connect with a loved one!
Getaway has outposts all around the United States, which is basically Getaway-owned land outside of cities. The major outposts are located near Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charolette, Dallas, Houston, LA, New York City, Pittsburg, Portland, and Washington DC. The Boston outpost is located about an hour north of the city in Epsom, NH. This is where we stayed!
What’s included in a Getaway House?
When you stay at a Getaway House, it’s supposed to be completely stress-free, so they really take care of everything. Here’s what’s included in each cabin:
- A comfy queen sized bed or queen bunks with fresh linens
- A bathroom with a hot shower and toilet
- Heat and air conditioning
- A kitchenette with a mini fridge, two burner stove, dishes, and cookware
- A mini library
- An outdoor fire pit with grilling grate and outdoor seating
- Provisions available for purchase (ex. coffee)
- A cell phone lockbox so you can tuck you phone away and enjoy undistracted time in nature
My sister and I both said that our tiny home was nicer than most hotels we’ve stayed at. The finishes were modern, it was so clean, and they provided us with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The cabins are also dog-friendly! Getaway left us with some dog bowls, leashes, poop bags, and treats. How cute!
Getting to your Getaway House
Getting to your Getaway House is super easy and is probably one of the most COVID-safe activities I’ve done in the past year. First, check-in is completely contactless. It’s at 3 pm daily and you get sent a code and map from Getaway to find your house about an hour before check-in. Each tiny house at the NH location is named after Getaway employee’s grandparents. We found Patty so easily with the help of the map. The houses are professionally disinfected between stays too, so we felt very safe.
Staying at your Getaway House
Once you’re there, they recommend locking away all electronics. Leave the laptops at home, and don’t plan on watching TV. Lock your cellphone up- after your grab a few photos of course- and unwind! My sister, dogs, and I took a long walk around the Getaway property upon arrival to check out the other homes before settling in for the night and cooking dinner. You’ll want to pack a cooler of food to prepare. We loved cooking here!
After dinner, we did a craft. My sister and I brought supplies to make vision boards/collages which was the perfect getaway activity. We ended the night with a campfire outside and some s’mores, curtesy of Getaway House!
We slept SO well here. Getaway requires your “indoor voice” to be your outdoor voice, so it was so quiet. It was also so refreshing to fall asleep after reading instead of forcing myself to bed after hours on Tik Tok…
Not to mention the snow-covered forest views I woke up to.
Leaving your Getaway House
Check-out is at 11 am each morning so we got up around 9 am and took advantage of the home while we still had it. We made breakfast, took the dogs out, and took some pictures with the morning light.
Getaway employees aren’t allowed to accept tips, so they kindly asked us to tidy up after ourselves instead. This was one of the easiest check out experiences I’ve ever had. We literally just locked the door behind us, and we were on our way!
I couldn’t recommend this trip more. Especially right now. With my eyes always on international trips to escape, and COVID’s severe impact on any and all travel plans, and this was the local escape I didn’t know I needed. Like I mentioned above, I felt completely safe and relaxed. It was the most peaceful night I’ve had in months.
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