This past August, Roger and I decided to take a vacation in a completely different atmosphere. We wanted to spend some time alone, away from any distractions, and without having to use any kind of technology.
After some research, I discovered a beautiful place! A peaceful escape to take time just for us and enjoy nature--a true "Getaway."
"Getaway" is such a brilliant idea. It consists of about ten small cabins, built from a few different "kits," which are placed on a private property, surrounded by nature. There are eight locations around the country. We chose the one closest to where we leave, Washington, DC. Our "Getaway" was a short distance from Shenandoah National Park, near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Stanardsville, VA.
After just a few hours of driving, we arrived at a small, isolated dirt road, which led us to an area in the woods, where all these tiny homes were located--it was magical!
Our cabinet was named "Laverne." We parked our car right next to the cabin. There was a small fire pit with two chairs and a picnic table right outside the cabin. We proceeded to open the front door. We were both speechless and excited at the same time. The space was so small and cozy, with all-natural wood, and so charming.
It consisted of a small table with a chair and a bench; and a small kitchen, with two burners, a small fridge, some pots and pans, a few food items, a kettle, and a small radio.
There was also a small bathroom, but the pièce de résistance was the bed, which was located right against a beautiful picture window, facing the trees. The bed was up high, so it felt like we were sleeping on top of the trees.
The most important item in the cabin, in my opinion, was a small wooden box, sitting on top of the table, where we could put away our cellphones, for a true feeling of freedom from technology. What a perfect place to unwind and relax!
The way the cabins were placed, we never saw our neighbors, and because of all the trees, it was very quiet. This was just what we were looking for. <3
Our stay was so wonderful and relaxing. We read books, played cards, slept a lot, and watched the sunrise every morning.
We also visited "Early Mountain," a wonderful vineyard a few miles from our tiny home.
It was a beautiful place and the food and wine were excellent!
After a few days spent at our "Getaway," we felt renewed, peaceful, and rested. It was time to drive back home.
It was so great to get back and be welcomed by our two cats, Tabitha and Shadow. We had missed them, and hugging them was all that we needed to feel truly happy at that moment!
Tabitha and Shadow!
We are always so busy with our work and lives that we forget that time to rest and reenergize is so important for our bodies and minds and to connect with each other.
Always try to find some time for yourself, and maybe a tiny house surrounded by peaceful nature is just what you need to "Getaway."
"Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." —John Muir, Our National Parks