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THESE TINY CABINS IN PINEY WOODS ARE THE ULTIMATE ESCAPE

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SARAH GROTHJAN

AUG 21, 2019

Ever look longingly at the picturesque cabins and woodsy escapes that pepper every outdoor adventurer’s Instagram feed and wish you could nab a cozy setup of your own?

Well, thanks to Getaway—a travel startup that rents tiny, 200-square-foot cabins complete with enviable window views of endless evergreens—you can.

GET AWAY FROM IT ALL

If you live in Dallas, you know that there's always something going on. But every now and then, you've gotta trade the city skyline and nightlife for pine-filled forests and fresh air. And now that Getaway has made its way to Texas, that won't be a hard thing to do.

Set up on 99 picturesque acres within the Piney Woods region, Getaway's East Texas Outpost features 40 fully-equipped cabins (32 two-person cabins and eight four-person cabins), offering you the perfect opportunity to relax, unplug, and take a break from the daily grind. You're not going to have to put much thought into planning, either, because they've got it all figured out for you (and even stock the mini-kitchen with a few small meals for purchase).

Trust us — this is far from your average camping trip.

RUSTIC RENTALS

Getaway’s tiny cabins are perfect for nature-lovers looking for a taste of outdoor livin’ that doesn’t include pitching a tent or sleeping on the ground.

Instead, when you book at stay in one of Getaway’s intimate hideaways, you’ll wake up to sunshine peeking through trees and enjoy a view of your tranquil surroundings via a large, unobstructed window set up next to your comfy queen bed. But that’s just the start. An unfinished wood interior with rustic decor provides the feeling of minimalistic living without actually having to give up any modern conveniences. And what that actually means is you’ll have an indoor toilet and a hot shower (plus some fluffy towels to boot!). Plus, if you truly want to disconnect, they also offer a cellphone lockbox — you deserve a day off every now and then.

Each cabin also comes equipped with A/C and heat, a picnic table, a two-burner stove, pots and pans, and a fire pit complete with firewood and fire starters, in case you want to cook over an open flame (just pack the bug spray). Oh, and for a small fee, your pooch can come, along!

So, hurry up and book a Getaway cabin in Piney Woods (they’re going fast!) and prepare for an incredible weekend hitting the nearby trails (Lake Palestine is 30 minutes away), roasting marshmallows over a campfire, and reaping the benefits of a little outdoor therapy. Sound like the perfect day? We think so, too.

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