Escape Safely with Getaway House

Escape the city safely, to relax and recharge at Getaway House

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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.

Use my code REBECCA_50 for 50% off.


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~ gorjana faves ~

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.)

early mountain vineyards

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.

bearfence mountain

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.

If you are interested in booking your next Getaway, use code REBECCAPIERSOL for $25 off!


Thanks Getaway House for hosting our stay.


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  1. August 19, 2020 / 3:35 pm

    What a fun little getaway! I bet staying in this is so much fun and so adventurous!

    cute & little

  2. Lizzie
    August 19, 2020 / 3:53 pm

    So fun! I was supposed to go earlier this year and then… things changed lol! Hoping to schedule another trip soon!


  3. August 19, 2020 / 9:41 pm

    Wow wow wow! This looks AMAZING!! Totally want to go here for a super relaxing getaway!

  4. Lee
    August 19, 2020 / 10:11 pm

    Ah I am so jealous of this trip! I was JUST about to do the Getaway House in Portland … and then the borders closed due to COVID. Hoping the borders up in the fall so we can head over to it!

    • rebeccapiersol
      August 20, 2020 / 4:46 pm

      ahh, I hope you can go back very soon!!! It is the best

  5. August 20, 2020 / 11:30 am

    Love all the great views, looks like a great place to visit!. Would so appreciate a little getaway right now! xoxo, Sarah

  6. Stephanie
    August 20, 2020 / 1:11 pm

    This is exactly the kind of escape I need right about now – but I want to wait until it’s cool (if not cold) outside before going absolutely anywhere. I can’t stand the incessant heat! This place looks really cozy!

    • rebeccapiersol
      August 20, 2020 / 4:45 pm

      Luckily we could have the AC blasting, lol, but I am dying to go back when it is cold out, too!

  7. Annie
    August 20, 2020 / 2:04 pm

    I remember your post from your first visit, and I was actually just thinking about this place recently, because I think it would be the perfect spot to relax and getaway while social distancing! So exciting you were able to head back again!

  8. August 20, 2020 / 11:01 pm

    That has to be a gorgeous view to wake up to each morning! I have been itching for an escape and need to look into this!

    • rebeccapiersol
      August 21, 2020 / 2:04 pm

      it really is!! the perfect Getaway! They have 11 locations!

  9. August 21, 2020 / 4:29 am

    I desperately need a getaway! I love that it’s close to Early Mountain, one of my favorites!

  10. Anna English
    August 25, 2020 / 11:03 am

    I totally want to do this during the fall/ winter! It looks so cute and relaxing.

    • rebeccapiersol
      August 25, 2020 / 1:55 pm

      it is amazing!! i am pretty sure they have a few outposts in texas! you gotta do it.

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