If you've read my Valentine's Day Date Ideas post I did in February, then you would recall that I had the getaway house as one of the unique date options. If you're not familiar with that post then at this point you might be wondering what exactly is the Getaway House. The Getaway House is a cabin or as I like to call it tiny home in the woods of Virginia that provides you with a unique "glamping" experience and the opportunity to disconnect and recharge from your everyday life. I got the chance to stay in one of their cabins over the weekend with a girlfriend of mine and, while it wasn't the romantic getaway I envisioned, it was the perfect girls weekend that allowed my friend and I the opportunity to connect and experience something different.
Where is the Getaway House located?The cabin is located in Stanardsville, VA , but they don't provide you with the exact address until you make a reservation, which I presume is for safety reasons. Although you don't have the precise address upfront, there's a section on the home page that allows you to enter your zip code to calculate the driving time.I live in Maryland, and it took me roughly 2 ½ hrs to drive there, and it was a reasonably quick drive in my opinion. The Getaway House have outposts in the following cities: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburg, Portland, and Virginia, so If you're not located in the DMV area, you still have the opportunity to indulge in the experience.
Pricing: Per night, it typically costs $99 during the week and around $150 on the weekends. The prices fluctuate based on the month, so I would recommend being flexible in what day/ month you decide on staying. If you use my code PETAL25 you get $25 off your stay, so definitely save that code for future use.
What to expect? The cabin is fully equipped with everything you would need to have the ultimate "glamping" experience. There are two different cabin options; one that fits up to 2 people and one that fits up to 4 people. Each cabin has a queen size bed, and I would be remiss in not mentioning just how comfortable the bed was. There are several cabins in area , but there is enough space allot between each cabin to give the illusion that you're out there alone without that being the case. The cabin is equipped with a functional kitchen, ac & heating unit, and a bathroom with a toilet and shower. There is also an outdoor area with a fire pit and various seating options. My friend and I got a fire started because we are strong independent women : ) and made ourselves some s'mores, which was probably the highlight of the night for me.
It is worth mentioning that I had full signal on my phone, while I was there, so if a lack of connectivity to the outside world is a concern for you worry not. Granted the idea behind staying in one of the Getaway cabins is to disconnect from the outside world, which they encourage, by providing a box to lock your phone in if you so chooses , but as a millennial it was a tad bit hard to disconnect fully, so I definitely appreciated the fact that woods were not a dead zone.
Since I usually don't venture to Virginia, I made use of the opportunity and did a couple of activities the Sunday morning, while I was there. First, we went to the Early Mountain Winery for wine tasting, which I must say was gorgeous. Then we made the not so smart decision to go hiking at Old Rag Mountain right after. Netherless to say we didn't make it to the top, but it was still fun. On the Getaway House website, they also provide suggestions for different activities to do in the area, which is pretty helpful if you're unsure of what you want to do during the day.
Overall I would recommend checking out the Getaway House if you're looking for a camping experience minus the tent. I would also suggest this as a family trip because we saw a lot of families out there, along with their dogs. If you do end up going, I would love to hear about your experience.