Getaway's marketing materials chat up the idea of unplugging, slowing down, and doing analog things. The setup of the tiny houses encouraged that with a very Scandinavian, minimalist vibe. Other than the kitchen's stainless steel countertop, shelves, and drying rack, the entire interior is wood, which smelled great upon opening the door for the first time. They provide linens, towels, soap/shampoo/bodywash, plates, silverware, and pots/pans as part of the base price. The kitchenette is stocked with (some really yummy!) provisions which, like a hotel minibar, cost extra but only if you consume them. The prices were exceedingly fair and the foodstuffs were interesting, to boot.
Good to know:
- All tiny houses have climate control systems.
- Tiny houses are, well, tiny, but in a cozy way. Make sure you're bunking up with someone you really like. Also, Poo-Pourri wouldn't be a bad idea. 😬
- The location is about 10 minutes away from Shenandoah National Park so you've got hiking and nature at your doorstep if you want to do more than just relax.
- Cell service is wildly variable. (I use T-Mobile and had no service. We had users of all major carriers in our group with mixed network access. AT&T users seemed to have minimal to no problems.)
- The tiny houses are situated relatively nearby each other. Think of your visit more as "deluxe campground experience" rather than "fortress of solitude."
- firewood, firestarter, and a cooking grate are provided, so you can do the outdoor cooking thing with relative ease.
All-in-all, I'd say Getaway is a great experience for people (like me) who like nature but don't like camping. I certainly enjoyed my experience and I'm planning on going back.