John and I had the pleasure of getting out of town for the weekend and staying at the Virginia Getaway House, a tiny house outpost near the Shenandoah National Park. Just an hour and a half away from Richmond, it was an easy trip, the last part of which was was beautiful back country roads. The check-in process was almost too easy, as they texted us the name of our cabin & the lock code on the day of and we could just pull right up and get in the tiny house with ease! We unpacked our cooler, brought our things inside and immediately got to some hard core relaxing.
The point of “getting away” is to disconnect, rest, recharge and connect with your partner. They have a box available for you to put your cell phones so that you can truly immerse yourselves in the experience. I chose to keep my phone in order to take some photo and video of our stay, but kept off of social media as much as I was physically able to do! It is such a habit, and in my case part of my job, but it does feel SO good to put your phone in airplane mode and disconnect.
We spent Friday night snuggled up in our bed, reading for hours, which is such a rare occurrence. We both noted that it would be nice to try to make this happen at least once a month, at home. On Saturday morning we made breakfast (fridge, kettle, utensils, a pot and pan are all provided), and took in the fresh air outside. John went for a 12 mile run (crazy!) and I walked around the property for a good hour while he was gone and it was beautiful! The perfect way to start the day. We chose to visit Early Mountain Vineyards, just ten minutes away, but there are plenty of options for hiking & exploring in the Shenandoah National Park as well.
Saturday night, we made a fire, drank some wine that we picked up from Early Mountain Vineyards & played cards until late. It is safe to say that we weren’t quite ready to leave the next morning at 11 am and are already hoping to revisit in the fall! Those beds are just so dang comfortable.
If you’re from the DC, New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Atlanta, Boston or Pittsburgh/Cleveland areas and are looking for a refreshing reprieve, I highly recommend checking out Getaway House. Disconnecting is oh so good for the soul and if you don’t exactly know how to unwind, they’ve got a nice little guide about how to take full advantage of your time there. From their explanation of “Forest Bathing” to the perfect amount of amenities, Getaway House is the ultimate weekend escape.
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Thanks to Getaway House for hosting our magical weekend!