Escape the city safely, to relax and recharge at Getaway House
John and I went to Getaway House for the first time last summer, right when he got out of school. It was the perfect way to kick off the summer. This year, we decided to go right before he goes “back to school” even though that will look different this year. We have both been working our butts off for the past month and the Getaway was MUCH needed.
Back in June when we were reminiscing about our 2019 visit, I thought this would be the perfect chance to escape the city and have a mini vacation during the pandemic, as long as they were up and running and using safe protocols. Sure enough, Getaway has adapted to the times and is using extra safety precautions when preparing for its guests. Naturally, the entire experience is socially distant, with the cabins situated apart from each other and if you don’t want to see anyone else during your trip, you definitely do not have to.
We love the perfect little cabins, with a mini kitchen, bathroom and shower and the outdoor space with a fire pit, picnic table and chairs. Like last year, we spent hours reading, playing cards and simply enjoying each others company without any outside distractions. As a blogger who is constantly on social media or my laptop, this break from everyday screens was so, so needed. Sure, I took plenty of photos because of how picturesque Getaway House is, but I stayed off the ‘gram as much as possible.
Wearing Cozy Earth pajamas. These bamboo pjs are breathable and maybe the softest thing I own. It is so hard to get out of them and get dressed in the morning! They come in a short version too. Grab ’em now while you can get my discount.
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Before we checked in to check out at Getaway House, we visited Early Mountain Vineyards, which is just a short drive down the road. Early Mountain has some of our favorite wine in Virginia and we always enjoy our experience there! It was the perfect way to kick off our vacation. Since they aren’t doing tastings, you can choose from three flight options, and of course enjoy wines by the glass and bottle! We both opted for the rose flight and a bottle of Petitillant Naturel afterwards. I had been seeing this wine all over the ‘gram this summer and it did not disappoint. They also have a full sit down restaurant experience with fresh dishes for you to enjoy with your wine. Highly recommend EVERYTHING! (More on how our favorite wineries are dealing with the pandemic coming to the blog next.)
On Monday, our full Getaway Day, we started off lazily by making breakfast and reading for hours and hours. After John went out for a run, we decided to get out of the house and venture to Shenandoah National Park for a hike. We went later in the day, so we wanted something that was going to be quick, but adventurous and fun. We decided to hike the Bearfence Mountain Trail, which was basically one giant rock scramble on the way up, and an easy hike on the way down. It was the perfect little excursion! From the top viewpoint you have a 360 degree view and WOW. Next time, we would probably opt for a longer hike, but this time we were enjoying ourselves too much at the house to get out in time.
We are already dreaming about our next Getaway, and have vowed to make sure we get there each summer. I would also love to experience it during the cooler months, because I imagine its delightful to stay cozied up in the cabin for a few days. There are currently 11 Getaway locations, check and see if you have one near you and start planning.
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Thanks Getaway House for hosting our stay.
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