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Why You Need To Stay In A Getaway House

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 in New England 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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Dreamy wintery view out window from bed of Getaway House

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!

A 4-person Getaway House in New Hampshire
Getaway House in New England

Getaway has outposts all around the United States. The major outposts are located near Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, LA, New York City, Pittsburgh, Portland, and Washington DC.

The Boston outpost is located about an hour north of the city in Epsom, NH. This is where we stayed!

Getaway House Boston

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 is 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 
Cellphone lockbox and s'mores kit set up by Getaway House

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 House left us with some dog bowls, leashes, poop bags, and treats. How cute!

The view of the Getaway House layout from the bathroom

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 Getaway House Boston 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 you 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!

A peaceful winter walk near the Getaway Houses
Getaway House Boston kitchen

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!

Each Getaway House comes with a fire pit

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 hours on TikTok.

Not to mention the snow-covered forest views I woke up to.

Staying at Getaway House

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 in the morning light.

My dogs at Getaway House
My dogs at Getaway House

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 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.

Can't wait to stay at another Getaway House in the future

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Staying at a Getaway House


  1. March 20, 2021 / 6:07 PM

    Spending time at a Getaway House sounds absolutely incredible! Love the cute touch of leaving the s’mores kit for you!

  2. Hannah
    March 20, 2021 / 7:25 PM

    I’ve never heard of a Getaway House before but they look absolutely adorable! I love an excuse to get away and escape into nature, I’d love to try one of these out! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

  3. March 20, 2021 / 8:21 PM

    I reallyyy like the sound of these!! It looks like such a pretty place to retreat to! <3 Definitely gonna have to check these out as an option for future travels!

  4. March 20, 2021 / 11:07 PM

    It was! I couldn’t recommend this experience more 🙂

  5. March 20, 2021 / 11:07 PM

    You’re so welcome Hannah! I hope you do try one! It’s the perfect night away. Plus, they have locations all around the country!

  6. March 20, 2021 / 11:08 PM

    Yes you should! It was the perfect night away!

  7. March 21, 2021 / 10:00 AM

    I hadn’t heard of this before reading your blog, but it looks like a fantastic idea for a mini vacation, and I love that it’s set in nature as well.

  8. March 21, 2021 / 1:59 PM

    Thank you for introducing me to this option with your detailed report. It sounds like a perfect getaway from the many distractions of our busy lives.

  9. March 22, 2021 / 12:23 AM

    Your best friend looks like he really enjoyed this! So great to include our fur babies on our vacations when possible. Thanks for the inspirations!

  10. March 25, 2021 / 2:32 PM

    You’re so welcome! I agree. During this trip, I was intentional about disconnecting and actually went off the grid with all electronics. Couldn’t recommend doing this more every once in awhile!

  11. March 25, 2021 / 2:32 PM

    Aw, yes both my dogs loved their little night away! You’re so welcome!

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