into the woods
New tiny cabin vacation homes root 3.5 hours from Austin for ultimate getaway
Soon, Austinites won't have to travel too far to disconnect from it all in a trendy, tiny space. Getaway, a vacation startup for people want to, well, get away and connect with nature, will open its first tiny cabin community in Texas this summer, three-and-a-half hours northeast of Austin.
Getaway Piney Woods is located in the East Texas forest region known for its signature pine trees and rolling terrain, with access to Tyler State Park, Lake Palestine, and Cedar Creek Lake. The outpost will span 99 acres and feature 40 tiny cabins, 32 fit for two guests and eight four-person cabins, starting at $99 a night. The outpost's exact address has not been publicly disclosed.
Cabins range in size from 136 to 200 square feet and are outfitted with "everything guests need and nothing they don’t," according to a release. Accommodations include a queen-sized bed, mini kitchen, and bathroom. There's no Wi-Fi, but there are what Getaway calls "analog activities," such as books and games.
The tiny cabins are designed to help guests completely unplug and connect with nature — and each other. The spaces incorporate wood, metal, and glass and offer multiple ways to take in the scenery, such as each cabin's large picture window and private outdoor space complete with fire pit and seating area.
"As we rush headlong into another era of urbanization armed with ever more technology, it is critical that we find sources of regrounding that connect us to our essential nature and the things that matter most," says CEO and founder Jon Staff in a release. "Getaway is a champion and catalyst of the power of mindful presence and connection to purpose, and we’re confident that our unique approach to wellness and travel will resonate with audiences in new markets."
Getaway hasn't announced when booking opens for the East Texas cabins, but potential guests can sign up for early access.
If that's too close to home, Getaway also has new outposts opening outside Portland, Oregon; Cleveland, Ohio; and Los Angeles, and there are already tiny cabin communities near Boston; New York; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta. All are situated within two hours of a major urban area to make getting away from it all even easier.