Getaway is all about disconnecting to connect and enjoying time in nature with those close to you. Brandon and I had the chance to take a Getaway from Pittsburgh this fall, to the new Getaway Beaver Creek location (convenient to both Cleveland and Pittsburgh). Read on for the details of our experience, and why you should have a Getaway of your own!
What is Getaway?
A Getaway house is a modern vacation cabin for a modern lifestyle. With all of the noise/tech in our world, having an escape into nature while maintaining the conveniences we humans love is perfect for anyone. Getaway cabins come equipped with a bathroom, including a shower, bed(s), mini kitchen with cooking supplies, AC/heat, and outdoor fire pit, table, and chairs.
You can find a Getaway outpost within 2 hours of major U.S. cities, such as New York, Boston, Atlanta, D.C., Portland, L.A., and Dallas. You don't know the exact address until you've booked your stay, leaving a little mystery to your adventure.
Getaway Beaver Creek Review
I had been following Getaway for a while on Instagram, so I was so excited to find out about the new outpost, Getaway Beaver Creek, located in Lisbon, Ohio. This location is marketed to Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and is about two hours from each city center.
We booked our Getaway to celebrate our two year anniversary in September. After booking and before our arrival, we received a few emails with helpful info and tips, as well as a playlist curated for our drive there (cute!). These thoughtful touches continued throughout our experience, and I lurrrve that kind of attention to detail.
Upon arriving to Getaway Beaver Creek, we realized that the site used to be a campground, but the cabins were staggered and had enough trees in between so that each one felt private and secluded. We were assigned the cabin called "Albert"- each cabin is named for a grandparent of a team member. So sweet! Checking out the inside of the cabin, we found a welcome note, books and games, food items to purchase in case you forgot anything, and a cell phone lock box to encourage a distraction-free experience.
The best part about a Getaway cabin is THE BIG WINDOW! Whether you have one or two beds in your cabin, you'll always have a giant square window for a gorgeous view of nature and earth - no lights, no people, no buildings, just peace.
Once we got to know the outpost, we explore a little bit of the local area before the sun went down. We visited downtown Lisbon and had dinner at the Courthouse Inn & Restaurant - a super eclectic spot that had a few vegan options. It started to rain, so the rest of the night was spent inside the cabin, and we didn't end up having the chance to use the fire pit.
No problem though! We played a game of cards, read some of the astronomy book that was on the shelf, and answered question prompts from the Getaway Guide that was provided to us inside the cabin. Questions about our past, present, and future selves, designed for developing connections with one another. Through all of this, I didn't think about checking my phone, or even what time it was. The environment and all of the details made for such a peaceful evening and real, quality time together.
All in all, we loved our time at Getaway Beaver Creek and wish we could have stayed longer! The cabin was comfortable with just enough space, and had everything we could have needed. I'd love to return again to experience better weather and the chance to sit outside at the fire, to do a local hike, and to spend more intentional time listening to the earth and to each other.
Book your own Getaway here or check out these tips for getting away.