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Columbus | Local Guides | Midwest

Explore Getaway Hocking Hills

Located just one hour outside of Columbus, OH, in Nelsonville, OH, Getaway Hocking Hills is nestled in a bustling town with plenty of spots to explore. Here are a few of the spots we’d recommend you check out while you’re on your Getaway.

Walks in the Woods

Holler Collar Trail
Distance: 3.1 miles
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed
This loop trail in the Bailey’s Trail System, takes about an hour to complete, and is shared with mountain bikers.

Lost Marble, Salt Works, Tipple Top & Wild Turkey Loop
Distance: 6.0 miles
Difficulty: moderate
Dogs allowed

This loop will take just over two hours to complete, but with scenic views of the surrounding wetlands and hillsides, the workout will be worth it.

Wild Turkey and Hacksaw Loop
Distance: 2.3 miles
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed

This loop trail will take you deep into the area’s forest, getting you up close and personal with the area’s oak trees.

Sustenance and Snacks

Witten Farm Market
~ 16 minutes from Outpost
Make a pitstop at this Farm Market to pick up fresh, local ingredients for all of your favorite campfire recipes.

Hocking Hills Diner
~ 13 minutes from Outpost
For all your favorite classic diner dishes, head to Hocking Hills Diner.

Maya’s Burrito Co.
~ 15 minutes from Outpost
Head to Maya’s for the most delicious burritos in town.

Things to Do Around the Outpost

Ash Cave
~ 11 minutes from Outpost
You can’t miss this natural recess cave with a gorgeous waterfall in Hocking Hills State Park. The trail to the falls is 0.6 miles and is wheelchair accessible.

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Engine House
~ 13 minutes from Outpost
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Engine House offers scenic train rides on old, themed trains through the local area.

Ultimate Zipline Adventures
~ 20 minutes from Outpost
For a true adventure, try out ziplining at Ultimate Zipline Adventures.

Fox’s High Rock Farm
~ 20 minutes from Outpost
Stop at Fox’s High Rock Farm to meet some goats, pigs, cows, donkeys, and more.

Ready to book an escape to Getaway Hocking Hills? Reserve your cabin today.

Chicago | Local Guides | Midwest

Explore Getaway Starved Rock

Located just one hour and a half outside of Chicago in Ottawa, IL, Getaway Starved Rock is nestled in a bustling town with plenty of spots to explore. Here are a few of the spots we’d recommend you check out while you’re on your Getaway.

Walks in the Woods

River Bluff Trail Loop
Distance: 2.6 miles
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed
Tucked into Buffalo Rock State Park, River Bluff Trail Loop takes just under an hour to complete and has some beautiful views of the Illinois River.

River Trail, Bluff Trail and Illinois Canyon Loop
Distance: 6.8 miles
Difficulty: moderate
Dogs allowed

For more experienced hikers, this trail is the perfect workout to spend an afternoon along the banks of the Illinois River. This loop is best visited between March and September and takes about two and a half hours to complete.

Saint Louis Canyon Trail
Distance: 2.1 miles
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed

The Saint Louis Canyon Trail is a local favorite out-and-back trail in Starved Rock State Park. This trail takes just under an hour to complete and takes you through the Saint Louis Canyon and includes lots of stairs and waterfalls. This trail is best visited May through October.

Sustenance and Snacks

Handy Foods
~ 7 minutes from Outpost
Make a pitstop at Handy Foods grocery store before getting to the Outpost to pick up all of the ingredients for your favorite campfire recipes.

Jeremiah Joe Coffee
~ 7 minutes from Outpost
Stop at Jeremiah Joe Coffee for your morning brew and take a walk at nearby Washington Square Park with the one who matters most.

Dockside Bar and Grill
~ 8 minutes from Outpost
Head to Dockside Bar and Grill nestled on the North bank of the Illinois River to enjoy a delicious meal with some scenic views.

The Ottawa Bakery
~ 6 minutes from Outpost
For the best made-from-scratch pastries in town, head to The Ottawa Bakery, and try their delicious cinnamon rolls.

Things to Do Around the Outpost

Tangled Roots Brewing Company
~ 7 minutes from Outpost
Try some local craft brews, enjoy delicious dishes with ingredients sourced from local farmers, and learn a bit about the history of the area.

Prairie Fox Books
~ 7 minutes from Outpost
Head to Prairie Fox Books to pick up some new titles to escape into on your Getaway.

Kayak Starved Rock
~ 12 minutes from Outpost
Take advantage of the Outpost’s proximity to the Illinois River and head to Kayak Starved Rock to rent kayaks and spend an afternoon on the water.

Ready to book an escape to Getaway Starved Rock? Reserve your cabin today.

Atlanta | Local Guides | Southeast

Explore Getaway Coosa River

Just two hours and twenty minutes from Atlanta and 53 minutes from Birmingham, AL, in Childersburg, AL, Getaway Coosa River is nestled in a bustling town with plenty of spots to explore. Here are a few of the spots we’d recommend you check out while you’re on your Getaway.

Walks in the Woods

Beeswax Large Mouth Loop
Distance: 3.5 miles
Difficulty: moderate
Dogs allowed
For a nice workout, check out Beeswax Large Mouth Loop trail. This is also a great spot for fishing and trail running.

Lake Howard via Sylaward Trail
Distance: 2.3 miles
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed

This trail is perfect for a slow stroll through the woods, complete with beautiful views of the ridge.

Bulls Gap Trail
Distance: 2.6 miles
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed

This out-and-back trail is a great hike for families or novice hikers. The trail begins just behind the sign in the parking lot.

Sustenance and Snacks

Lickin Good Donuts and Coffee
~7 minutes from Outpost
For the best quick breakfast in town, head to Lickin Good Donuts and Coffee. Be sure to try some of their unique items like the maple with bacon donut.

Good Ole Boy’s BBQ
~10 minutes from Outpost
For the best BBQ in town, head to Good Ole Boy’s BBQ to try all their classic dishes.

Old Town Grille
~8 minutes from Outpost
Known locally as hands-down the best dinner in town, Old Town Grille is a spot you can’t miss.

Things to Do Around the Outpost

Desoto Caverns
~ 14 minutes from Outpost
Tucked in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, Desoto Caverns is the perfect spot for a day full of cave tours, games and adventures, live entertainment, and the most delicious fudge in the area.

Old Mountain Brewing Company
~ 45 minutes from Outpost
Head to Old Mountain Brewing Company for some local brews and an afternoon of delightful conversation with those who matter most.

Pirate Island
~ 45 minutes from Outpost
On the shores of Logan Martin Lake, check out Pirate Island—a beautiful picnic spot, complete with a hammock, grill, and swimming area.

Ready to book an escape to Getaway Coosa River? Reserve your cabin today.

Campgrounds | Local Guides | New York City

Explore Getaway New York Campground

Getaway New York Campgrounds is near Catskills, NY, a bustling town with plenty of spots to explore. Here are a few of the spots we’d recommend you check out while you’re on your Getaway.

Walks in the Woods

Want to remove the walls between you and nature? Take a trip down one of these nearby hiking trails just a short drive away.

Kaaterskill Falls
Distance: 2.5 miles, about 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Dogs allowed
Directions from Getaway Eastern Catskills
This hike is short, though it is also steep and can get rocky. But all the effort is totally worth it when you reach the gorgeous waterfall.

Overlook Mountain Trail
Distance: 4.8 miles, about 3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Dogs allowed on-leash
Directions from Getaway Eastern Catskills
The stunning view from the top of this hike makes you forget about the strenuous slog to get there. You’ll also find an old fire tower and ruins of a former hotel at the summit, and at the start or end of your hike, you can visit a Buddhist temple.

North-South Lake
Distance: 4.1 miles, about 3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Dogs allowed on-leash
Directions from Getaway Eastern Catskills
Follow Mary’s Glen Trail to enjoy the views from Artist’s Rock, Sunset Rock, Newman’s Ledge, and North Point, then reward yourself with a dip in the lake. Or simply skip the hike and enjoy the water!

Sustenance & Snacks

If you’re in need of extra supplies, you can find several stores nearby to fulfill your needs and fill your belly.

Last Chance Cheese, 6009 Main St, Tannersville, New York, 12485
You’ll find so much more than just cheese here! Sit down for a meal at the tavern, search for treasure among the antiques, peruse the gourmet offerings in the shop, and choose from a huge selection of beer and, of course, cheese.

Hannaford, 223 Main St, Cairo, NY 12413
Hannaford is a full supermarket so you can stock up here.

Crossroads Brewing Company,201 Water Street Catskill, NY 12015
To enjoy a pint of beer or a glass of wine on the bank of the Catskill creek, head to the Crossroads Brewing Company’s Taproom.

Tousey Winery,1774 New York, U.S. 9, Germantown, NY 12526
To taste some of the local flavors of Catskill, NY head to Tousey Winery prepared to find a new favorite wine. 

Book a campsite at our New York Campgrounds today.

Campgrounds | Local Guides | Nashville

Explore Getaway Nashville Campground

Located in Moss, Tennessee, Getaway Nashville Campgrounds is near Celina, TN, a bustling town with plenty of spots to explore. Here are a few of the spots we’d recommend you check out while you’re on your Getaway.

Walks in the Woods

Bearwaller Gap
Distance: 12 miles
Difficulty: hard
Dogs allowed

This out and back trail located near Carthage, TN features beautiful views of a lake, especially in the winter when there aren’t as many leaves on the trees. This trail has some steep spots, so be prepared for a workout before heading out.

Winding Stairs Loop
Distance: 1.6 mi
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed

The Winding Stairs Loop trail is located near Lafayette, TN. This loop is perfect for families or anyone looking for an easy and quick hike with some beautiful waterfall and creek views. There are also many other trails to explore in Winding Stairs Park.

Sustenance and Snacks

Scott’s Bestway
~16 minutes from Outpost
If you want to pick up everything you’ll need to create your favorite meals during your Getaway, you can stop at Scott’s Bestway on the way to your campsite.

Teddi Lou’s Bakery
~14 minutes from Outpost
For the freshest baked goods in Celina, TN, head to Teddi Lou’s Bakery. They have soups, donuts, sweet treats and more.

Dale Hollow 1 Stop BBQ
~16 minutes from Outpost
Dale Hollow 1 Stop BBQ specializes in the most delicious BBQ pork and chicken cooked over hickory charcoal. The owners prefer to make classic, old-school BBQ dishes, so if you’re craving BBQ this is the perfect pitstop for your adventure.

Things to Do Around the Outpost

Clay County Museum of History
~16 minutes from Outpost
Founded in 1986, Clay County Museum of History captures the local history, housing artifacts, photos, and local stories of notable figures that speak to the county traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation. If you’re interested in learning more about the area around the Outpost, this is a stop you can’t miss.

Dale Hollow Antiques
~14 minutes from Outpost
Be sure to check out Dale Hollow Antiques to find some souvenirs to bring home with you to commemorate your escape.

Dale Hollow Lake
~21 minutes from Outpost
A perfect stop for those warm summer days, Dale Hollow Lake is the place to explore to cool off, wind down, and enjoy your time off in nature.

Ready to escape the city and head into nature? Book your Getaway today.

Campgrounds | How to Getaway

What’s Included at Our Campsite

Getaway Campgrounds are designed to give you the perfect space to recharge. Our campsites have everything you need and nothing you don’t, so you don’t have to think too hard about what you need for your stay.

Your campsite, lovingly named for the grandparent of a staff member or guest, comes with a secluded, covered structure complete with a picnic table, hammock, and kitchenette with propane burner, dishware, cutlery, and provisions. You’ll have access to clean, private bathroom suites onsite that include a sink, hot shower, and toilet. Additionally, you’ll have a fire pit ideal for campfire cooking and fireside conversations under the stars.

Feel free to put your devices in the cell phone lockbox and just focus on what’s around you.

The Tent 

Your campsite is designed with a soft, leveled area where you can set up your tent. Additionally, we feature two unique outdoor experiences. The All-Set package offers our guests an effortless camping experience.  Arrive to a fully set up campsite and pitched canvas tent (accommodates 2 adults + 1 kiddo), complete with a queen bed, blanket, pillows, and linens.

The DIY Package

For those who prefer a more traditional camping experience, the DIY package allows you to bring your own tent and enjoy a private campsite with space for up to four campers.

The Kitchenette

Our kitchenettes come equipped with anything you need to prepare a meal — including a propane burner, plus propane canister — so you only have to bring ingredients. Your kitchenette includes:

  • Dishware, cutlery
  • Pot, pan, and kettle
  • Salt, pepper, and olive oil
  • Coffee creamer and sugar

Provisions

We also have provisions available for purchase. 

S’mores. . . . . . . . . . .$5.00

(Makes four s’mores)

Coffee. . . . . . . . . . . .$2.00

Tea. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2.00

Hot Chocolate. . . . . .$1.00

Insect Wipes. . . . . . . $1.00

Log Bundle. . . . . . . . $8.00

Firestarter. . . . . . . . . $2.00

The Sustenance Box

You’ll have the opportunity to add additional meal and snack provisions to your reservation with our Sustenance Box for $30 at any time before or during your stay.

The Sustenance Box includes:

  • 2 oatmeals
  • 2 soups
  • 1 pasta
  • 1 pasta sauce
  • 2 jerkys
  • 2 candies
  • 2 cookies

Just add the sustenance box onto your reservation before you book or reach out to our team at [email protected]

The Bathroom

During your stay, you’ll have access to private bathroom suites (complete with a hot shower, sink, and toilet).

The Piece of Land

Enjoy your tiny spot in nature — each campsite includes a fire pit, grilling grate, outdoor picnic table, and chairs. There’s firewood for purchase, along with firestarters and lighters to heat things up. Note: our collection of campsites are scattered throughout our Outposts. While all of our campsites are private, you’ll spot your neighbors through the trees.

Check-In and Check-Out

Check in begins at 3 PM, and check out is by 11 AM. You’ll receive your campsite name on the day of your arrival, and you’re welcome to head straight to your campsite at check in time. To check out, make sure you’ve gathered all of your belongings and properly dispose of all trash. Please make sure whatever items that came with you, also leave with you.

Campgrounds | How to Getaway

The Ultimate Getaway Campgrounds Packing List

People often ask us what to pack for their Getaways. We usually say ‘not much’ because we believe in the simplicity of just getting away to enjoy the great outdoors or great company.

Our Campgrounds are designed with everything you need and nothing you don’t. See the full list of what’s included in our campsites here.

As for the rest, here’s what we recommend to pack, with a few different options based on how you like to get away.

Bring Everything You Need and Nothing You Don’t

For the no-frills adventure minded minimalist, this packing list will keep you light and your trip focused on doing nothing but living.

  • A bright headlamp and flashlight
  • Toothbrush + toothpaste
  • Pajamas and a change of clothes for however long you’re staying
  • Walking shoes for outdoor terrain
  • Anything you can’t live without for a night or more away (medication, etc.)
  • Rain jacket and an extra layer, it gets colder at night than in the city
  • Bug spray for the warmer months
  • Canteen for water, soup or tea
  • A good book

The nice thing about packing minimally is that it really makes you stop and think: what is truly essential in your life? In Marie Kondo speak—what brings you joy?

Share with us what you’re packing for your Getaways #getawayoften or drop us a line at [email protected]

Campfire Cooking

Campfire Cooking: Campfire Blueberry Cobbler

Earlier this year we hosted Garianne Sheridan of Garianne’s Table at Getaway Western Catskills outside of New York, for her to take some time to reconnect to nature and experiment with some new campfire recipes. Here is her recipe for Campfire Blueberry Cobbler.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag frozen blueberries (about 2lbs)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 package flaky biscuits

Preparation:

Mix frozen blueberries, sugar and lemon juice.

Place biscuits on top, then cover tightly with aluminum foil and place on rock over fire.

Continue to check until biscuits are golden and blueberries are bubbly.

Enjoy!

Want to try out this recipe on your next escape to nature? Book your next Getaway today.