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Unplug This Memorial Day at a Cabin in the Woods
By Lauren Loudermilk | Photo: Cabin photo by Amanda Archibald | Coffee in bed photo by Kara Schab, @rightfootcreative_ | Bedroom photo by Chris Shane, @chrismshane | February 26, 2019
Getaway wants you to do just that. With the sustainable tiny homes situated in gorgeous rural Georgia, logging off never looked so good.
In 2019 is there anything more luxurious than airplane mode? Getaway, a Brooklyn-based hospitality company, wants to help Atlantans beat their millennial burnout. Started in 2015 by Harvard Business School alums Jon Staff and Pete Davis, the brand brings tiny houses to beautiful natural landscapes within a stone’s throw of major cities, giving locals the chance to leave their tech at home and retreat into nature, a la Thoreau.
Getaway’s compact cabins sit on a wooded space in Suches, about two hours from Atlanta, perfect for a weekend retreat or a midweek work sabbatical. The cabins’ signature picture windows provide vistas of the surrounding Chattahoochee National Forest. The cabin styles provide for a romantic room for two, a group getaway or a solo sojourn away from the city. The Suches property has 40 tiny cabins, including two-person cabins with queen beds and four-person cabins with queen bunks.
And this ain’t your mother’s camping. Each tiny house is outfitted with everything you’ll need to live for a few days so you can focus on unfocusing. The shower is stocked with organic and biodegradable bath products and towels; the beds are made with sumptuous linens and pillows; and homes are completely climate-controlled, so there’s no need to plan around summer and winter.
The minikitchen already contains all of the essentials, plus pour-over coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Snacks and simple meals are available for purchase. Outside, campers will find fire pits, grilling grates and picnic tables for cooking, plus s’mores galore. And, yes, the properties do accommodate dogs for an additional fee—because your pup needs to unplug too.
Here’s to embracing more JOMO (the joy of missing out) in 2019 and beyond. Booking now open for July and beyond, nightly rates $99-$199, @getawayhouse