With tiny houses becoming such a movement, I came across the company Getaway House. They offer a simple way to escape the hustle and bustle in a tiny cabin nestled in nature. The cabins are unplugged from wifi and your routines.
They are located in 8 different cities, and growing. Here in New York the cabins are located 2 hours north of New York City in the Catskills. Getaway has cabins that can accommodate couples to families. They’re also dog friendly.
I decided to book Getaway for Kenny’s 30th birthday. His birthday is in between Christmas and New Year’s so it’s tough to take a longer distance vacation so a night upstate was perfect.
It was simple to book. I choose the dates and location to book my escape. I waited for the week of for Getaway to text me check in instructions and reminders on what to bring. We followed the instructions and then disconnected and relaxed.
On my packing list, I made sure to bring some food (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and beer) to cook. The kitchen is large enough to make a good meal with 2 stove tops. Pots, pans, plates and utensils are all provided. The only thing I wish we’d brought was more olive oil. The cabin on had a ketchup packet of olive oil.
I made Kenny’s favorite – carne asada with Mexican street corn. I purchased everything from Trader Joe’s. Getaway house does have rations like soup and macaroni and cheese for purchase.
Don’t worry, if you forget anything just map out the local stores. In the Catskills, the Walmart was 10 minutes away so we made a stop before we checked in.
You can also grill outside, assuming it’s warm enough, on the fire pit or even roast some s’mores. There is a kit outside with everything you need with fire wood for purchase.
The total stay for one night can vary depending on location and size of cabin but I would average $225 a night. I made sure to look for a discount coupon which helped me save $25. Next time I stay I would do a full weekend so the discount is a steal.