The Getaway is designed to be the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of busy cities. In times like these, it’s also the perfect retreat from your own four walls!
In this article, questions like “Where are Getaway houses located?, How much does a Getaway house cost?, Do Getaway houses have wifi?, What is there to do in the Catskills?” and much more is answered.
What is the Getaway?
The Getaway are tiny cabins located in nature with modern amenities.
Where are Getaway Houses located?
Getaway houses are located outside of major cities. There are currently Getaway houses located outside of Atlanta, Austin + San Antonio, Boston, Raleigh +Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh + Cleveland, Portland, and Washington, DC.
There are two Getaway locations outside of New York City. Both are in the Catskills, which is about two hours from NYC by car. You are given the exact address along with the name of the Getaway house a few days before your stay. Which was a nice needed reminder to let us know a getaway was quickly approaching.
How do you get to Getaway Catskills?
Driving is the most convenient way to get to the Getaway Catskills from NYC. There is parking right outside of your cabin once you arrive. However, there are both bus and train options from NYC to the Catskills. If you take the bus or train to the Catskills, you can then use a rideshare to take you to your Getaway. You can find information about the bus and train options on the Visit Catskills website, and below is some information directly from the Getaway website.
- From the NYC Greyhound station, you can take the bus to the Catskill Park and Ride then take a taxi from there.
- From Penn Station, you can take Amtrak to the Hudson, NY stop, then grab a cab (Getaway recommends Pronto Taxi, 518-822-9500, cash only) for about a 20-25 minute ride to your Getaway House.
- From Grand Central, you take the MetroNorth to Poughkeepsie, and you could Uber over from there. It’s an hour’s ride and will probably be about $150.
How much does a Getaway house cost?
The prices vary depending on the city and season. However, the typical price range for Getaway Catskills is $179-$299 per night. As in most things, it’s more affordable outside of NY! You can save $25 on your booking nationwide with our promo code, “TRAVELCOUPLE.”
PRO TIP 1: If you are staying for multiple days or would like to Getaway often, choose the multi-night packs offering. The pack offers can be used at any cabin or location and average out to be $120 or less per night. The pack is a bundled package purchased in advance and can be used for consecutive nights or mixed and matched. You have two years to use after purchasing.
PRO TIP 2: Book your desired dates 1-2 months in advance as most locations fill up quickly. Right now, the Getaway Catskills is sold out for the next seven weeks.
Do Getaway Houses have wifi?
The Getaway Houses do not have wifi. The co-founders say that they never will! Which makes perfect sense since the purpose of the Getaway house is to disconnect from technology and escape the typical hustle and grind of city life.
Depending on your carrier, there is cell reception. Our AT&T service worked at the Getaway Catskills East, and our friend, who has Sprint, said she also had service. Nonetheless, you want to try to disconnect as much as possible. There is even a cell phone lockbox in each cabin to encourage you to put your phone away.
- Queen Sized Beds
- You have the option to choose from one queen bed or two queen-sized bunk beds. The beds are so comfortable that it literally feels like you’re sleeping on clouds!
- The tiny bathroom has everything you need and nothing else. Our shower water pressure was just right, and the water stayed warm. There is a standard toilet that flushes even for us folks with regular bowel movements, lol. There is also a First Aid Kit that includes tampons 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾, bath towels, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. There weren’t any small wash clothes, so you will need to bring your own if you want that.
- Mini fridge
- Two eye stove
- Sink (with drinkable water)
- Dishes (pots, pan, eating utensils, cutting board, plates, and cups)
- Complimentary salt, pepper, olive oil, cream, and sugar
- Paper towels, dish soap, and foil
- Two long multipurpose lighters, scissors, can opener, and bottle opener
- Food for purchase
- Outdoor Area
- Picnic table
- Fire Pit
- Grilling Grate
- Wood and Firestarter (for purchase)
- A small mirror
- Our mirror was located inside one of the cabinet drawers in the kitchenette. I didn’t find it until after I had used my cell phone camera as a mirror to apply my makeup and make sure all the sleep was off my face. Lol. So check around if yours isn’t in eyesight!
- Outlets (We had a total of three outlets, two in the main room, and one in the bathroom. Which equated to five plugs and two USB ports).
- Small table for eating or writing
- A radio
- Cellphone Lockbox
What to Pack?
I’ll be honest and say we packed way too much! We usually are #TeamCarryOn, but without bag restrictions, we overdid it. All you really need are lounge clothes, hiking clothes (if you plan to hike), daytime outfits, pajamas, and whatever toiletries you need.
If you are celebrating something or just want to have a nice toast, bring your own glasses.
The Getaway website breaks down their packing suggestions to three categories of travelers: Find the details below and on their website:
The Bare Essentials
Here is a list for the no-frills minimalist who just wants to focus on doing nothing but living.
- Toothbrush & toothpaste
- Anything you can’t live without for a night away (medication, etc.)
- Pajamas and a change of clothes for however long you’re staying
- Bug spray for the warmer months
- Rain jacket and an extra layer (it gets colder at night than in the city)
- Good walking shoes for outdoor terrain
The Cozy Type
Here are a few ideas to make your stay even cozier if you just want to enjoy the tiny cabin life
- A good book
- Your favorite board game
- A thick pair of socks
The Adventurous Type
For those who like extra-adventure.
- A good headlamp if you like quiet night walks in the woods
- Canteen for water, soup, or tea
- Bug Spray
How are the Cabins Secure?
Each cabin has a digital lock on the main entrance door, and the code to the lock is texted to you the morning you check-in. So check-in and check-out are safe and fast, and you don’t have to deal with many people.
Inside the cabin, there are digital lockboxes and a landline phone in case of emergencies.
The cabins are located in areas where wildlife and insects may be present. (We didn’t see any wildlife during our stay.). So be sure to put your food away, don’t leave food or trash outside of your cabin, secure your items, and bring bug spray.
Do they have accessible cabins?
Most of the Getaway locations have accessible cabins. If you need one, email Lodge@Getaway.house before you book. They will confirm availability and make sure one is reserved for you, if available. The accessible cables have a short ramp that goes into the cabin; the bathroom is larger, includes grab bars, and a barrier-free shower. The website also notes that the sleeping, dining, and cooking areas are easily navigable.
We bought a ton of food to cook and to eat for snacks! But we only ended up making beef and veggie kabobs, s’ mores, and lots of sandwiches. We didn’t feel like cooking much, so we didn’t. 🤷🏽♀️🤷🏾♂️
Nonetheless, if you want to try some other recipes, here are some ideas! Our friend and content creator, Rachel, went to the Getaway House in Big Bear and made stuffed peppers and salmon kabobs. Both recipes sound so yummy! And if s’mores are your thing, because it’s definitely ours, our friend Lauren, an outdoor diva and content creator loves to make fancy s’mores like this when she glamps or camps.
Below are some additional resources for recipes if you are vegan, plant-based, or on a keto diet.
What is there to do at the Getaway?
One of the best things you can do at the Getaway is NOTHING, just relax! You deserve it. Otherwise, you can read books, play board games, and explore the great outdoors. The Getaway website has information on things to do in the areas that they have cabins. So you can check the website for details or search the tourism website of that city.
What is there to do in Catskill?
For this trip, we wanted it to be low key, so we spent the majority of our time in our cabin and then hiked Kaaterskill Falls. Below are some other things you can do:
- Hunter Mountain Skyride
- New York Zipline Adventure Tours
- Hudson-Athens Lighthouse
- Kaaterskill Falls
- Pratt Rock
- Catskill Park
- North-South Lake
- Zoom Flume Water Park
- Thomas Cole National Historic Site
- Windham Mountain
- Windham Mountain Bike Park
- Hull-O Farms
We thoroughly enjoyed the Getaway! The daily sound bath from nature, the crisp clean air, and undistracted time was just what the doctor ordered! My only regret is that we didn’t stay longer.
We hope you love it, too! Be sure to book 1 to 2 months in advance of your desired dates and use the promo code “TRAVELCOUPLE” to save $25 on your booking. If you have any more questions, let us know.
Wishing you lots of love, light, and travel!
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