Catskills, New York

A GETAWAY TO THE CATSKILLS

January 13, 2021 by simplypamarie

A few years ago I was watching one of my favorite shows “Shark Tank” and there is where I learned of the great cabin escape from the city life called Getaway. Getaway is a cozy tiny house nestled in the woods that is the perfect mini home away from home. There are Getaway locations in about 13 of the major cities across the US. I decided to celebrate my 7 year anniversary with bae and to allow us to unplug from the world and reconnect with each other, Getaway was the place to go. With all that is happening in the world, becoming parents, working and trying to balance it all, it was time for us to get away.

You can book your Getaway just like you book a hotel room, right on their website. Getaway has taken extra safety measures to ensure cleanliness and safety. So much so that they email you and text you all the details you need to find your cabin on the premise, to check in and enjoy your experience. You don’t have to interact with anyone, ever. They even provided a cute little map that helped us locate our cabin. Our tiny home away from home’s cabin name was Edward.

When I walked into my cabin, Edward I instantly was in awe of how adorable and cozy the inside was. The cabin was equipped with literally everything we needed, a cozy bed, a toilet and shower with towels, a large window facing away from the other cabins and facing the woods (this is their selling point if you ask me), a kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, sink, pots, pans and cooking and eating utensils, a radio as well as a small table for two. The only thing you need to bring with you is the clothes you want to wear (and toiletries if you’d prefer to use your own) and the food you want to cook.

Outside of our cabin was a small fire pit, two chairs and a wooden table and benches. It was the perfect outdoor space for two. You know I’m a little extra so this meal had to be the perfect mix of romance and outdoor life so we brought a lobster, steak and corn to grill. I promise you this lobster was the best lobster I ever had. My heart and tummy were both fulfilled.

So aside from eating, which is my favorite thing to do, the question is what else is there to do? The answer is…nothing. That was a first for me. To do absolutely nothing. But before we did absolutely nothing, we played some games that we brought with us (checkers and chess), we played some card games (a deck of cards was provided), we listened to the radio and danced like nobody was watching and before it got dark, we took a nature walk. (Note: There is no television provided, there is no wifi and there are no outdoor activities.) The most amazing thing about this experience is that we were able to really connect with each other, we were able to have fun like little kids and we were able to truly be present in the moment.

The next morning we woke up and cooked breakfast. Then we spent the last few hours enjoying the beauty of the outdoors, sipped hot chocolate and continued to really take in the moment. One thing I learned from this experience is that you really don’t need “things” to have a good time, you really just need someone you love and to truly be present. Thank you Getaway for an amazing time and I truly am looking forward to getting away again in the future.