My stay at Getaway House in Washington state was pretty spontaneous. Life was getting way too busy with the holidays and I just needed to put my phone out of sight for a few days. I wanted to share my experience here because it was LOVELY. This stay was way more affordable than other places I’ve stayed, and usually has last minute availability. Here is everything you need to know for Getaway House Washington.
- About Getaway House (Washington Locations)
- Getaway House Washington Design
- Getaway House Washington Locations
- The Experience: a Winter Stay
- We Got Stuck in the Snow
- Important Things to Note
- Booking and Prices
- Packing List: Getaway House Washington
- Nearby Things to Do:
- Shop My Look:
- Conclusion: Getaway House in Washington Review
All photos in collaboration with Johnathon DeSoto.
About Getaway House (Washington Locations)
If you haven’t heard of Getaway House, it’s a company that has designed glamping and camping outposts all over the United States. And from what I can tell, most outposts are very similar, the only different being the landscape of that area! Getaway House has 25+ locations in all regions of the USA, so you can book a weekend away wherever you are.
I personally stayed at the Portland location, which ends up being in Washington State right next to Mount Adams. There is also a location in Mount Vernon, Washington closer to Seattle!
Getaway House Washington Design
They clearly have their design down! All the details in this tiny home are well thought out and nicely designed. The large picture window is my favorite part of this cabin. As it makes the small space feel open and part of nature. We spent most of our time reading by the window.
- 1 Queen Bed to sleep 2
- Queen Bunks to sleep 4
Amenities at Getaway House Washington
- Sink/Drinking Water
- Hot Shower
- Private Toilet
- Chairs, Picnic Table
- 2 Burner Stove
- Pots, Pans, Dishware
- Mini Fridge
- Dogs ARE allowed!
Other items to note:
- Fire pit with grill grate
- Cellphone lock box to put away your phone for a weekend away
- bluetooth speaker/radio
- deck of cards and book of card games
Add on Items for Purchase:
- Smores kit
- Coffee + Tea
All items are located at your cabin and are just added on to your credit card. And you do not need to pay for it while you are there.
Getaway House Washington Locations
There are TWO Getaway House Washington Locations:
- Portland Location: Mount Adams Cabins located in Glenwood, Washington
- Seattle Location: Mount Vernon Cabins in Mount Vernon, Washington
The Experience: a Winter Stay
I think I’ve had a photo of the Getaway House Tiny Cabins saved on my Pinterest for 4 years now haha. It was so lovely to finally get out for a stay and me and my partner had such a great time. So, much so that we ended up gifting a stay to my sister for the holidays.
As we got closer to the cabins, the roads were getting pretty icy. I was so relieved when we finally got there and pulled into our assigned cabin (they email you ALL the details before your trip). It was nicely shoveled out for us and there was a couple feet of snow there!
I was thrilled to learn the bathroom is actually INSIDE your cabin, as I wasn’t 100% sure from the website. We have stayed at a few with an outdoor bathroom, and those late night bathroom trips are COLD.
I would go back to stay here in a heartbeat. It had been way too long since I disconnected from my phone and social media. And this was the perfect place to do so. We played music on the speaker, made dinner and had a mini dance party. In the morning we saw wild turkeys running past our window. It all just felt magical.
We Got Stuck in the Snow
Going to Getaway House Washington State in December of course comes with some risk. My partner has always lived in California until recently. So, he didn’t quite understand that 4 wheel drive doesn’t work on ice and got our van VERY stuck in a snow bank while trying to turn around. Haha. It almost ruined my day, except the staff came out to help us and were so dang wonderful. So, luckily we were able to laugh at this all by the evening.
Important Things to Note
You are heading out to a remote area, so come prepared. There is little to no cell service except in town 10 minutes away. I downloaded offline maps and screenshot all the directions and check in information before leaving for Getaway House.
It is a contactless entry – so there is no office to check in to. You are given a code and the name of the cabin you’re staying at.
Fun Fact: The cabins are all named after staff and visitors grandparents, which is so dang cute. We stayed in Helen.
It’s hard to tell from the photos, but you will definitely be able to see the neighboring cabins. I personally felt like the place had a lot of privacy. There is a good distance between them and the picture windows are positioned so that they do not face each other. Blinds are also in the cabins for complete privacy.
Booking and Prices
The prices vary with time of year and whether you’re booking a weekday or weekend. We booked so close to the holidays so it was a little bit more expensive than usual. I paid $120 per night.
It seems the prices range from $109-$259 per night.
Book HERE with my code!
Packing List: Getaway House Washington
- Extra Blanket
- A good book or watercolor paints
- Food for the duration of your trip (Grocery store 10 minutes away, but very limited)
- Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
- Burgers/Hot dogs to grill
Nearby Things to Do:
Each Getaway House comes with a map and list of nearby hikes, swimming (if summer!), points of interest, etc.
We ended up staying in the cabin the whole time, since getting our vehicle stuck took up most of the day. But honestly, everything nearby in December probably would have needed snowshoes and we were not feeling up for that. There is a small nature walk on site at the Getaway House Washington Mount Adams cabins and we saw some families hiking it.
- Willard Springs Foot Trail
- Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Guler Ice Caves
- Zoller’s Outdoor Odyssey Rafting
- Columbia River Gorge
Shop My Look:
Conclusion: Getaway House in Washington Review
My experience at the Mount Adams Location in Washington state was fantastic. I would absolutely stay here again and have recommended it to many of my friends.
If you have the flexibility, I highly recommend booking a night or two during the week. It’s cheaper and you have more of the place to yourself. But regardless, as far as cabin stays go, this is one of the more affordable options for a getaway while still delivering on views and nearby things to do.