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TELL ME ABOUT THE CABINS

Our Getaway cabins are 160-200 square foot tiny houses on wheels, custom designed by our team with the newest innovations in technology.  We're offering new houses all the time and our biggest fans are the first to know!  Follow us on Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter for the latest Getaway news.

WHY DO YOU KEEP THE LOCATIONS A SECRET?

We keep the location secret until shortly before each booking so guests can have a surprise and spontaneous experience where they're able to focus on getting away to the woods and can leave behind the stresses of vacation planning (looking up restaurant reviews, local tourist traps, etc).  We aim for all of our cabins to be placed within a two hour drive of major cities, so you're far enough to really get away but close enough for a spontaneous escape!

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY BOOKING?

Your booking includes a stay for two guests, regardless of cabin.  We will have fresh bed linens waiting for you, as well as bath towels, biodegradable shower products, kitchen essentials, and marshmallow sticks (of course!).  You have the option to add a pet and one or two additional guests for a small fee.  Once you arrive, you can also purchase extras from the Getaway Provisions.

HOW DO GETAWAY PROVISIONS WORK?

Each house is stocked with a box of dry provisions that can vary by stay, but you can expect to find simple snacks and meals such as: coffee, tea, trail mix, s'mores materials, and popcorn. You will always find local firewood and charcoal on site for purchase. We ask our campers to follow the Honor System when using the Provisions. Feel free to pay with cash or via Venmo @GetawayHouse.

WHAT'S INSIDE THE CABINS?

Getaway tiny houses feature a heater, two burner kitchen stove, queen bed, shower, electric toilet, full size sink, classic Coleman cooler (Boston) or mini-fridge (New York), kitchen utensils, pots and pans, wireless speaker, and good vibes.  Do note that we use cast iron in all our cabins - if you are a vegetarian and refrain from eating out of meat seasoned pans, you will need to bring your own.  Our tiny houses are equipped with fans and screened in windows for that summer breeze, plus heat for use during colder months.

WHERE ARE THE CABINS?

We keep the exact location of the cabins a secret until a week before your stay!  Each cabin is guaranteed to be two hours drive or less from its respective city, without traffic.  We recommend that you drive to your cabin, but every location is accessible via public transit with a few extra steps.  Feel free to get in touch with our team at lodge@getaway.house for public transit recommendations. The adventure is part of the fun, so sit back and enjoy the magic of a true Getaway!

HOW DOES CHECK IN WORK?

Check in is quick and easy, so you can begin your Getaway ASAP!   A week before your arrival time, you will receive an email containing the location of your cabin, as well as your personalized entry code.  When you reach the cabin for check in, simply enter the code on the door and take a deep breath:  you've arrived. Any problems along the way, feel free to contact the Getaway team at lodge@getaway.house or at (617) 914-0021 for a quick response.  

WHAT TIME IS CHECK IN?

We know you want to start your Getaway as soon as possible! Check in begins at 3pm; check out is by or before 11am.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN SLEEP EACH CABIN?

Getaway cabins sleep up to four guests, depending on the cabin.  Each tiny house features a queen sized bed, while others have additional twin sized lofts, nooks, and sleeping pads.  Two guests are included in the price of booking, and you're welcome to add two more to your reservation during checkout for a small additional fee. Children under the age of 12 are included in your booking (up to a total cabin occupancy of four), so feel free to bring the whole family along for the ride!

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

Booking payments are fully refundable up until 30 days prior to the reservation. We're happy to partially refund your booking anywhere from 7-29 days prior to your reservation, but less than a week's notice puts us in a tough spot. Getaway won't be able to refund your payment if you cancel your booking less than 7 days prior.

CAN I GIFT A GETAWAY?

Of course!  You can purchase a customized gift card on our site here.  Simply choose your desired dollar amount and complete purchase - we'll email you a gift card to print and gift.  Gift recipients will be able to get in touch with us and book their stay for any available night in a cabin of their choosing.

ARE THE TOILETS WEIRD?

They're no outhouse, that's for sure! Our electric toilets use cutting edge technology that allow each cabin to be completely mobile.  Admire the space age foil, then use as you would a normal toilet.  Press the black button to flush. You'll have 15 flushes at the ready, but you can always call if you need a cartridge refill.  Instructions for each toilet are provided in the welcome guide as well.  They don't smell - we promise!

CAN I BRING MY DOG ALONG?

Sure, just follow a few rules!  Pets are allowed on the properties, just stay with your pet at all times and keep him or her on a leash when outside. You may leave them inside the tiny house if you leave the area, provided he or she does not cause any damages to the interior. All pet litter must be cleaned up;  nobody likes stepping into dog poo!

WILL I GET CELL PHONE RECEPTION IN THE WOODS?

Because of the secluded nature of the cabins, cell phone service may be a little spottier than normal - there is even a chance that you will not have any reception at all.  If this is the case, embrace it!  A Getaway is a great chance to unplug and relax.  Each of the tiny houses is equipped with a landline for calls to the Getaway team or to 911 in case of emergency.  There is no wifi at the cabins, on purpose 😉

CAN I HAVE A CAMPFIRE?

There are campfire pits on each site, we only ask that you burn in accordance with local fire regulations.  It is your responsibility to be aware of any current burning bans.  If all is well, enjoy your campfire my friend!  Firewood is available during your stay, otherwise you are free to buy local firewood near the cabin site.  Please don't collect firewood from the site and its surrounding property or cut down any trees, so that other guests can enjoy the nature too!

Are the cabins available year-round?

Yes!  Our cabins are winterized and are available in every season.  Each of our cabins feature small fans and screened-in windows so you can enjoy the summer breeze, and are also equipped with heat for cold weather stays.

IS THERE A MIN. AGE TO BOOK?

To reserve a Getaway, all guests staying in the cabin must be at least 21 years of age or be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

ARE THE CABINS SAFE?

Getaway cabins are fully secure with window locks, a hitch lock, and a state of the art electronic door lock!  However, keep in mind you are responsible for your own safety on the property.  Our tiny houses are placed on plots of land where wildlife and insects may be present.  Take the appropriate safety measures and you'll be all set.  This means putting food away, keeping the site clean, securing your personal items, and using bug spray!

Do you have a waitlist?

We do!  Cancellations are rare, but feel free to complete our waitlist form here with your location preference and a list of desired nights.  We'll get in touch if any cabins open up!