This post was created in partnership with Getaway. For more information please see my Affiliate Disclosure.

I just got home from spending two nights in a tiny house in the woods in Stanardsville, VA, courtesy of a new vacation concept named Getaway.

The interior of Harry, as our tiny house was named. Just out of frame: to the left is the door, to the right is the kitchenette, complete with two-burner stove and under-counter fridge, and behind me was the bathroom, complete with electric toilet and hot shower.

 Memory foam mattress, cozy duvet, and fluffy pillows come standard.

Memory foam mattress, cozy duvet, and fluffy pillows come standard.

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.

 Note: this trip was gifted to me from the folks at Getaway but the opinions expressed here are my own and were not required in exchange for accepting the trip.

Note: this trip was gifted to me from the folks at Getaway but the opinions expressed here are my own and were not required in exchange for accepting the trip.

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