Serene Nature-filled Getaway from NYC | Getaway.House Review

To my dearest:

As a city dweller, I’m always surrounded by the constant back to back schedule with a lot going on in the back of my head. So much so, that it’s ingrained in my personality to constantly be processing chunks of information and trying to pencil in my schedule and make appointment times. The fast pace surroundings of the Big Apple is not exactly helpful either. That’s why from time to time, time off and being away from the city are what I need to unwind and relax.

However, sometimes, we just don’t have the leisure of taking a week trip on a cruise to the Caribbeans! Or we don’t have that four to five day time to travel to Europe to sit at cafes and just read a book. When I wanted some quiet time away from the buzzing noise of the city, I considered Getaway.House.


Getaway.House is an innovative camping experience “designed to bring us back to our elements, immerse us in the magic of the woods, and challenge us to rediscover the pleasure of boredom, solitude and unstructured time.” I took the opportunity on Thanksgiving to visit the site!


What’s cool about it is that you get to live in a small cabin with an excellent view of nature and a your own little patch of nature to yourself. Another thing to make note of is: in order for you to have a true unplanned serene experience, they do not expose where the location of Getaway.House are, until a week prior to your check in! How cool is that? They’ll however, give an estimated time of travel to you. They also have on their website, instructions on how to get there by public transportation. My team and I drove there late evening and it took about two hours to get there.

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I unpacked my essentials and felt right at home! It was such a cozy cabin when I stepped foot in as the winter chills in the woods were really brutal!


Upon arrival, I saw on the table, a sweet welcoming message along with a box to lock away my cell phone for quiet time. They also provided a booklet for doodling with mini game ideas, as well as cards for some old school games. I loved lighting some candles and just relaxing inside the house. I arrived in the evening, unwind, and drifted into dream land.


The next morning was the sweetest rise and shine one can possibly ever have. I woke up to this scenic view of the nature. Simply breathtaking. It’s like the woods were beckoning me. I felt super refreshed and was probably in the best mood ever. I slipped into my warm and cozy Del Rossa robe and hit the start button of my morning!

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For this trip, I brought my pup, Ningo with me and he was definitely enjoying the cozy bed as well! He is such a sleepy head. I was glad Getaway offers the opportunity to take your fur-baby on the trip as well, all for only an additional $15 fee. It was a great price as most hotels charge a hundred or more just to accommodate a pet. This was also his first trip ever and I can say that he’s a happy camper! His favorite things to do were frolicking around the cabin area outdoors and snuggling up on the bed.

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As I traveled by car, I packed a load of food for this trip. I was happy the kitchen was able to accommodate to my cooking needs. It was well equipped with two electric stoves and a working sink next to it. Condiments such as olive oil, salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar were provided. there was also a small mini fridge below the stove.


If you decide not to pack a load of food like I did, they have provisions in the cabin that can last you a day or two. This includes, pasta, pasta sauce, soup, chips, and more. Although I packed food. I took advantage of the Kuju drip coffee to start my morning off.

After breakfast, I started my shooting for my Erdem x HM Look Book.

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After shooting the look book, I was glad I still had time to walk around the camp site area and do some exploration. The views all around were full of nature and vibrancy of foliage. Definitely refreshing! Every guest had their own little patch of land, so I just walked around the trail. There are hiking trails and more a short drive away, but because I needed to do some work, I didn’t have enough time to stray far. However, the small trails here are enough for an average city dweller to just take in a breath of nature.

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Before night fell, I headed back to our cabin to prepare for dinner. In the back of every house, there were picnic tables and a little site for camp fire. There is also a grill for cooking as well. I would advise to bring some aluminum foil if you plan to use the grill. It’s much more sanitary and easier to grill vegetables on. After my failed attempts, it was lesson learned! However, the grill did make a mean charred steak! Firewood does cost $6 per bundle, but a bundle should last an evening for the most part and the price includes the fire starter. It’s a good experience to have and so fitting for the mood too!

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We ended the night with the s’mores package Getaway provided. It included a pack of graham crackers, two chocolate bars, and four marshmallows. Making s’mores at a live campfire is not to be missed for a full experience at Getaway. It definitely ended my night on a high note.

The next morning, it was time to leave. It was definitely not a “good bye”, but more of a “see you soon”. I was so in love with the place. It was like my own serene haven and I can’t wait to be back.

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Travel Time from NYC:
Approx 2 Hours. Public Transportation Available via AMTRAK then taking a short cab ride.

Comfort: Clean and comfort beds with ample amount of space for cooking and cleaning.

Location: Beautiful and serene. Definitely a great place to take in nature, go hiking, build a camp fire and more.

Staff friendliness: Very accommodating and helpful. You can call or text them at any time when you need something. Though, it is best if you reach out to them before 4pm if you know you need something in advance.

Price: $150-$175 for up to 4 people per cabin, 7 days a week. They’re usually fully booked on the weekends as they have limited availabilities, so if you’re looking to visit on a weekend, you need to book WAY in advance.


PS: Some of you asked about the bathrobe. It’s from Del Rossa. Feel free to use “OPHELIA5” for 15% off. (Valid until 2/14/18)

Thank you for dropping by this week! Hope you all enjoyed the post and found a nice place for a getaway! Write back and let me know, if you know other spots you love to visit to get away from a busy life! And if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask! Talk to you all soon!

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  1. December 5, 2017 / 9:57 PM

    Wow Ophelia this looks so stunning!! Such a good nature retreat away from city life. Gorgeous photos babe!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

  2. December 6, 2017 / 12:08 AM

    Omgggg your pictures are incredible. They look like a fairy tale. This is a great piece of writing and such a fantastic idea for a weekend getaway. Loved everything about the blog post.

  3. December 6, 2017 / 12:51 AM

    Simply amazing..that’s all can say about this property that connects us closest with the nature and perfect for a rejuvenating stay…

  4. Amber
    December 6, 2017 / 8:46 AM

    Oh wow, this would be a fabulous place to stay. How relaxing! I would be all about those s’mores.

  5. December 6, 2017 / 9:32 AM

    That looks like a fantastic place to go camping. I love the tiny house, with the big windows!

  6. December 6, 2017 / 10:27 AM

    What a gorgeous way to escape the city life!! This is definitely something I would love to do. It’s so easy to make it a romantic vacation! Love your pictures too. Just beautiful!

  7. December 6, 2017 / 12:08 PM

    What a stunning scenic getaway! I love weekend getaways from the hustle and bustle of city life. This looks perfect.

  8. December 6, 2017 / 2:07 PM

    This is definitely going on my bucket list for my boyfriend and I to do. You’re experience sounds extremely wonderful!

  9. December 6, 2017 / 2:24 PM

    This is what a perfect weekend getaway should look like. Thanks for motivating me to drop my inhibitions and go spend some time in the wild! 🙂

  10. December 6, 2017 / 7:39 PM

    Awesome place. We’d love to go there. The price of $150-$175 is just for 24hrs of stay?

    • December 6, 2017 / 7:40 PM

      It’s one night like any hotel. Check in is either 3 or 4pm. Check out is 11am.

  11. December 6, 2017 / 9:12 PM

    This getaway looks incredible! The s’mores kit is a nice touch. And you can’t beat that morning view – it’s cinematic. Love the maroon coat on you, too!
    – Jen,

  12. TheJediWife
    December 6, 2017 / 11:44 PM

    This cabin looks really cool and cozy! It’s got to be great to have a nice retreat from the craziness of the city only 2 hours away!

  13. Claudia Krusch
    December 7, 2017 / 12:02 AM

    This looks like it was an amazing experience. I would love to be able to wake up to this view. I will have to put this on my bucket list.

  14. December 7, 2017 / 2:42 AM

    I love this small cabin. Looks like a perfect spot to getaway from the busy city. Looks so good!

  15. December 7, 2017 / 8:29 AM

    I love that you took time from the hustle and bustle of NYC to escape to nature. It looks so peaceful here and I love that this place was stocked up on some food as well.

  16. Melina
    December 7, 2017 / 8:37 AM

    This looks so serene! I love the idea of getting away and enjoying time in nature!

  17. December 7, 2017 / 8:46 AM

    This is so cool, you’re so lucky! & your dog is to die for 😍

  18. December 7, 2017 / 1:12 PM

    I am totally enamoured by this. I love this idea of getting away from the noise and hectic life of a City. How gorgeous that you can ust take the tiny home with you and went back to nature

  19. December 7, 2017 / 1:53 PM

    This place looks amazing! Getting unplugged and out in nature for the weekend is a perfect getaway. Also, your pictures that accompany this article are simply beautiful.

  20. Gina
    December 7, 2017 / 1:57 PM

    This looks so inviting and relaxing. I wouldn’t ever want to leave.

  21. December 7, 2017 / 2:17 PM

    I had never heard of Getaway but it sounds like a great option. What a perfect and relaxing getaway. Nothing like getting close to nature to recharge your batteries.

  22. December 7, 2017 / 4:21 PM

    What an amazing getaway! This place is definitely going in my bucket list. I need some days like this to just relax and unwind. Love the photos as well!

  23. December 7, 2017 / 5:20 PM

    What an amazing experience. I’d love to try something like this here in Texas this Spring! I love all of your pics!

  24. hal
    December 7, 2017 / 8:58 PM

    your photography is amazing – this looks like such a cool weekend getaway!

  25. December 7, 2017 / 9:48 PM

    Beautifully written and the photos were captivating. I live no where near NYC but I am going to see if there is a Getaway style cabin near me!

  26. December 8, 2017 / 12:56 AM

    Wow, I could spend a whole weekend in this place and be unplugged. So captivating. Your photos are lovely as always dear.

    Jessica |

  27. itsanikamay
    December 8, 2017 / 7:47 AM

    Amazing photos, looks like SO much fun, such a great place to stay!

    Anika |

  28. December 8, 2017 / 9:21 AM

    Sounds like you had an awesome time during your getaway. And the pictures are beautiful by the way.

  29. December 8, 2017 / 3:20 PM

    This place looks so amazing, peaceful and relaxing. I would like to go for a weekend.

  30. Bobbi
    December 8, 2017 / 4:54 PM

    This looks like it would be such a magical getaway. I would love to do something like this!

  31. TColeman
    December 8, 2017 / 4:54 PM

    I have never seen anything quite like this to get out of the city. This would be so great!

  32. December 8, 2017 / 5:37 PM

    Wow, that looks amazing! Just the type of getaway that looks right up my alley. I’d love to visit there!

  33. December 8, 2017 / 7:49 PM

    Oh my goodness what a gorgeous looking place to go and visit, I love you got to take your pup as well, it is always the best holidays when they can come too!

  34. December 8, 2017 / 10:22 PM

    Never heard of Getaway before! What a unique way to take a quick refreshing vacation. Those woods looks so welcoming!

  35. December 9, 2017 / 12:30 AM

    I have never heard of this but it sounds and looks amazing! I would love to go for a trip.

  36. Hannah MArie
    December 9, 2017 / 2:10 AM

    Wow, this is a great idea. I like that, drifting to the wind and just feeling the nature vibes. The price isn’t really bad.

  37. December 9, 2017 / 8:04 AM

    What a fun and unique getaway you had! I really love that place! Looks relaxing and quite peaceful! I love seeing more nature than city.

  38. December 9, 2017 / 1:34 PM

    I saw them on Shark Tank I believe!! Completely jealous! Looks like an amazing trip!

  39. December 9, 2017 / 1:42 PM

    Oh my goodness where do i sign up. Its a bit far from the UK but id live there if i could. Beautiful photographs just make me want to dive in but with 3 kids…. tranquile wouldnt be the end result. Definately going on my bucketlist. Thank you for this post its given me lots to day dream about x

  40. December 10, 2017 / 12:22 AM

    Looks like you had a great trip! I love escaping Upstate from time to time w/ my pooch too!

  41. Megan
    December 10, 2017 / 10:40 AM

    This sounds so adventurous and rustic. I think everyone needs to camp in nature once to reconnect.

  42. December 10, 2017 / 1:40 PM

    I love trips like this out into the wilderness. I can imagine why you would fall in love with the place. It’s great that they had all the amenities there for you. And you looked stunning I must say. Plus, your dog is adorable. If I am ever in the New York area I will have to check this out. Or I can find something out here near me like this.

  43. Krystle Cook
    December 10, 2017 / 5:10 PM

    When people think NYC, they definitely think of how busy it is. This looks like it would be a great way to get away from it all.

  44. December 10, 2017 / 7:01 PM

    Wow that looks like an amazing getaway destination..would definitely like to go there!!

  45. December 11, 2017 / 4:27 AM

    Wow, what a lovely place! Indeed its so beautiful and serene. This is the perfect place if you want to be with nature and reflect.

  46. December 11, 2017 / 6:49 AM

    Such relaxing and beautiful place to unwind. Your photos really stand out!!

  47. December 11, 2017 / 10:49 AM

    One of my blog friends stayed at this exact same place a couple of months back. It’s such a cool concept and I love the phone box so you can unplug during your stay there.

  48. December 11, 2017 / 11:03 AM

    This looks fabulous. This looks like such a great getaway destination.

  49. Diana
    December 12, 2017 / 5:03 AM

    mind blowing pictures..This is the perfect place if you want to be with nature and reflect.

  50. December 12, 2017 / 8:31 AM

    I have always loved camping, but with young kids nowadays, it’s hard to find camping space to accommodate needy kids. This camp can be a great balance for meeting the needs of adults and kids.

  51. Sahrish Adeel
    December 14, 2017 / 11:02 AM

    The place looks so cozy and amazing to spend time at and your photography made it even better <3

  52. December 15, 2017 / 11:36 AM

    This place sounds amazing! Your dog looks cute too. I love the woods scenery and that they have some prepackaged food that can be cooked. Where is this place? I would love to go someday.

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