Why We’re Open Through COVID-19

Right now, we’re experiencing a collective first. There’s no baseline to reference, no simple choices, and no clear answers. Our starting point, as always, is to listen to our guests. What we’ve heard is that being home isn’t simple, or possible, for everyone, and there’s a strong need and desire for Getaway. Above is one of the many guest reflections that has resonated during this time. 

We respect the severity of the situation. That’s why we’ve been working day and night to make sure Getaway is safe for our dedicated guests, our team, and the local communities that have welcomed us over the years. We’ve chosen to remain open, serving those that choose to stay with us and keeping our hard working Outpost teams employed. We’re navigating this one day at a time to ensure we’re working with the most-up-to-date information. 

If you can safely make it to an Outpost, we want to be a resource to you—not just as a physical, naturally remote space, but also as a reprieve that brings fresh air and benefits for your spiritual and emotional wellbeing. A private, solitary experience in nature is the very DNA of Getaway, and that will never change.

We are confident that we can still deliver the value of Getaway, while providing a safe experience for our guests, our team, and the surrounding neighbors. By design, there are no communal spaces at our Outposts; our guests self check-in without a front desk, and spend their entire stay at their private cabin 50’-150’ away from all other cabins. We’ve implemented more stringent cleaning procedures and are practicing social distancing.

As the founder of Getaway, I don’t take any decision that affects the health and safety of our guests, team, and neighbors lightly. Here are a few more guest reflections that remain with me:

“I’m a respiratory therapist in Atlanta and last night was my only night off for 19 days. It was amazing to get out of the city away from everything and relax for a night so thank you very much!”

“I booked my Getaway abruptly with a strong desire to disconnect and recenter in the midst of chaos. It was so helpful to my mental health given how stressful everything is right now.”

“During this extremely stressful time, it was nice to get away with someone I love and not worry as much about everything crazy going on in the world. An amazing two days away from the world.”

“At this heightened level of anxiety, having that time away was particularly special and a needed getaway – in every sense of the word.”

Please know that our entire team is working hard to be as thoughtful, thorough, and responsible as possible in the midst of an ever-changing situation. I welcome your thoughts, questions, and concerns. You can reach me at anytime.