Experience tiny, unplugged living in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.
Escape from city life with a stay at a Getaway cabin. There are now several Getaway outposts outside major U.S. cities. Newly-opened, this location is just a two-hour drive from Portland, Oregon.
The cabins are tiny but sleek and modern. Each unit is painted black with huge windows, adorned with a name like “Eddie” or “Patricia,” in honor of staff members’ grandparents.
The cabins are magical places without cell service or WiFi. Disconnecting isn’t an option; it’s mandatory. That, of course, is part of the appeal of this family adventure.
Where to stay?
Inside the cabin, you’ll find all you really need for a getaway: a comfy bed (or two, if you book a cabin with a second bunk), clean bedding, a small kitchenette, a dining area, and a teensy-tiny bathroom with a toilet and shower. Outside there’s a fire pit and picnic table.
These small cabins can accommodate up to four people plus your four-legged friends. Rates run as low as $99/night.
Where to eat?
In case you show up without groceries or just feel snacky, a small selection of food items like pasta and sauce, coffee, tea, and chips are available for purchase as is firewood.
KidTripster Tip: Don’t rely on your campfire for meal preparation. A “burn ban” may prevent you from having a fire.
If you’re feeling hungry or thirsty, hit up a Hood River brewery, located just an hour away. For our dining recommendations in Hood River, click here.
What to do?
Each cabin has a huge window that looks out onto a peaceful forest. Even though other cabins are nearby, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. Inside your tiny abode, you’ll find an assortment of books and games. Have you read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance lately? Ok, maybe bring your own books!
You’ll find plenty of hiking trails nearby around Mount Adams. I’d also recommend exploring Guler Ice Cave with your family.
For additional activities in Hood River, read here.
When you book your Getaway cabin, there’s a bit of mystery as to just where you’re going. It’s only after you make your reservation that you receive your exact location. Spoiler alert: the Portland outpost is located in Glenwood, Washington. That’s just under a 2-hour drive from downtown Portland.
KyAnn Lewis is a Portland, Oregon-based journalist, mom, and travel junkie. She’s the CVO (Chief Vacation Officer) for her family, always on the lookout for a good deal and a new destination to explore. She believes one of the most important things that you can give your kid is a passport.