5 Reasons We’re Obsessed with Getaway’s Tiny Cabin Rentals for a Dog-Friendly Escape
Trying out the popular (and dog-friendly!) tiny house escapes.
When I first tried to explain Getaway to Josh, he said it sounded “pretty murder-y.”
If you don’t know, Getaway is a start-up that places tiny houses in woodland areas about a two-hour-ish drive from major cities. The cabin locations are a secret, but once you make a reservation, they text you an address and arrival instructions. Basically the cabins are a secluded woodsy retreat for urban, nature-hungry millennials who want a quick escape from the concrete jungle. And did I mention that they’re dog-friendly?
As wonderful as that sounds, once Josh put the word murder in my head, all I could think of was the first half of the trailer for The Strangers. (I had my eyes closed for the second half.) But in spite of my worries, last weekend we packed up the pups and drove to Catskill, NY to spend a night at a Getaway cabin.
I’m thrilled to tell you that not only was it not at all murder-y—we could see other cabins and sweater-clad millennials from our campfire—it was also a blissful way to disconnect from our busy lives and enjoy nature. Here are the five reasons we loved our visit:
#1 It’s a Relaxing Place to stay with dogs.
Let’s face it—traveling with a dog can be really stressful. You worry that their barking will disturb other hotel guests, that they’ll be bored, or that you’ll be stuck in the hotel room babysitting them. We loved that at our Getaway cabin we could relax and let the dogs be dogs. If they barked at the squirrels (or the baby bear we saw!) no one was bothered but us.
Getaway charges guests with dogs a one-time cleaning fee of $40, but other than that, we didn’t have to deal with the usual racket of pet waivers and restrictive policies.
#2 It’s Like Camping, But Without Roughing It.
It’s wonderful waking up looking out at trees—but while wrapped in high thread-count sheets. Each cabin has a shower, toilet, kitchenette, and sitting area, so you can truly relax, whether that means staying in your PJs all day or heading out on nearby hiking trails.
#3 You can skip the pre-vacation grocery run.
The cabins were thoughtfully stocked with anything we might need from dishes to books. Food for purchase (none of which costs more than $10) is in the kitchenette, so you don’t have to worry about grocery shopping. Ours offered pasta and sauce, vegetarian chili, pour-over coffee, and other snack foods. Wood for the fire pit was also available for $6.50.
#4 They encourage disconnecting.
Josh and I are both guilty of spending way too much time on our phones during vacation. We loved the subtle (and not so subtle) reminders from Getaway to disconnect and enjoy nature.
#5 Waking up right here 👇🏻
No explanation necessary.