Hidden Hangouts: Getaway House

Photo courtesy of Rona Zhou

Winter has gone and spring is here, so come to Getaway House for witnessing everything rouses up from sleeping


After  spring break, the semester is already half over. Are you still in spring break mode and dread the thought of going to class? Do you feel like your soul has not followed you back after spring break? Then why not get close to nature, relax yourself, calm down and then resume your busy study life?

Getaway has built some Nordic style cabins in the forest near Washington, D.C. Getaway is just an hour’s drive from Fairfax. Its cabins are designed to relax people who have been living in the city for a long time. People can make reservations on their official website, but usually their staff will not send you the specific address until a week before the trip.

Simplicity and comfort are the hallmarks of these cabins. They can accommodate two to four people. The cabin is fully equipped with a built-in toilet, a shower and a kitchen, so people can cook delicious food here. Outdoor barbecues and charcoal fires are also provided.

Photo courtesy of Rona Zhou

There are also many interesting places around Getaway. Hightop Mountain is only a 15-minute drive away from the cabin. The Skyline Drive to Shenandoah National Park is 30 minutes from the cabin, and the Early Mountain Vineyards is 10 minutes away from the cabin.

Here, people are brought closer to nature. After all, it is in the forest. In the morning, the chirping of birds often wake up visitors, accompanied by other beautiful elements of nature  like the warm sunshine or the sound of rain. Visitors can leave their worries behind and relax in an area free of crowds.

In such a quiet and beautiful cabin, you can cherish rare peace, see the stars, or burn a bonfire with friends. You can find your most authentic self, connect with nature and reactivate your life while visiting Getaway.