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April 16, 2019

Glamping at the Getaway Houses | Shenandoah National Park

Last week our family took a mini “glamping” vacation! We slept in a bed and had a toilet, but we cooked our food over the fire and made our coffee in a french press… so I mean… that’s kind of camping, right? The last time Steven and I went camping we didn’t even use a tent, and we slept in a hammock together in Lake Tahoe. But since we have two dogs now, instead of just one, and a baby, we decided to break ourselves back into camping slowly by staying in a “tiny house” cabin for our first time camping as a family of five.

We ended up staying in a Getaway cabin, which is basically a campsite of modern tiny cabins located a couple hours from several major cities; one of those cities being DC. I’ve never been in a “tiny house” and I must say it was quite cute inside! It was like a KOA.. just way nicer!

During our stay we hung out by the fire, took some walks and hikes in the Shenandoah National Park, laid in bed, and most importantly we unplugged. The Getaway cabin provides a little box just for your phone, so you can lock it up and not feel tempted to check it. They even provided a little box just for our dogs – a Bark Box!

 

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From left to right: we cooked pizza pockets, the most delicious nachos of my life and sandwiches using woofum sticks that my husband made.

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The Getaway cabin had a Campfire Kit in case you forgot anything like fire starter or wood.

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Archer loved playing with his reflection in the window!


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This was the entrance to the campgrounds. It was so cool because you check in to the Getaway house by punching in your code to the door of the cabin, which is also your key while you stay. Then when you check out, all you have to do is punch out. If you forget your code at any point, you can just text them “unlock” and they’ll unlock the door remotely for you. It’s pretty neat!

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This is the Kelty backpack we used to hike with Archer. We checked out several backpacks from REI and online to see which one we liked best, and this is by far our top choice!

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Did I mention we made cinnamon rolls, too?! And S’mores (not pictured)….

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Bogi and Archer have never really had the chance to cuddle. Bogi finally gave in and let Archer love on him.

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Archer loved our hike up Hawksbill Mountain.. it was so exhausting that he passed out less than a mile in!

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Here he is holding his “oh shit” handle.. LOL..

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They don’t have a coffee maker at the Getaway house, so luckily my husband brought our french press. Because, COFFEE.

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All in all, we had a great time, and will be going back in the fall.. to both the Getaway houses and Shenandoah National Park! We can’t wait to see the Shenandoah’s with the fall foliage!

 

We recently decided to UNPLUG from all of the electronics in our life, and take a getaway in the Shenandoah National Park at the Getaway houses and it was fabulous! Check out how we hiked with a baby and two dogs, what we ate, and the inside scoop on the Getaway houses. #ShenandoahNationalPark #GetawayCabins #Unplug #VAWeddingPhotographer

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