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Explore Getaway Piney Woods

Getaway is the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax, and do nothing. However, if you’re feeling antsy, there’s still plenty to do near our cabins and on the way there.

Here’s our guide for attractions near our Dallas Outpost and the best places to stop on your drive there.

Getting There

Located in LaRue, Texas, just southeast of Dallas, your new favorite escape is easily accessible from the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, Waco, and Tyler. From Dallas, just take 175 down to our Outpost and pull right up to your cabin.

Walks in Nature Near Getaway Piney Woods

Wolfpen Hike and Bike Trail
Hike Duration: 4.1 miles
Difficulty: Easy

This loop trail, which features a lake, is a great choice for all skill levels for hiking, walking, or trail running.

Beaver Slide Nature Park
Hike Duration: 1.6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

This shorter loop trail offers a lake and is accessible year-round.

Lindsey Park Trail
Hike Duration: 8.5 miles
Difficulty: Hard

This longer hike features beautiful wild flowers and is best between the months of March and October.

Sustenance and Snacks Near Getaway Piney Woods

The Cherry Laurel 305 Prairieville St., Athens, TX, 75751
~ 30 minutes from the Outpost
With soups, sandwiches, and plenty of sweet treats, this Athens bakery and cafe is the perfect spot to stop along the way to the Outpost for a quick snack.

Pierce Creek Station 10831 US-175, Larue, TX 75770
~ 8 minutes from the Outpost
This little store has a great selection of grocery items, the best ice cream, and it has a restaurant attached that serve breakfast all day and claims to have, “The Best Burger in Henderson County.”

On the Local Menu

El Arroyo 416 South Palestine, Suite C, Athens, TX, 75751
~ 30 minutes from the Outpost
This local Mexican restaurant is known for its huge menu featuring Tex-Mex classics, nachos, and plenty of chef’s specialties. They even have hamburger and chicken fried steak options, so there’s a little something for everyone.

Railway Cafe 210 North Palestine, Athens, TX, 75751
~ 30 minutes from the Outpost
This popular local spot with delicious American fare is a great place to go for plenty of options. Check out their daily specials for something different as well.

Cotton Patch Cafe 1413 State HWY 31, Athens, TX, 75751
~ 30 minutes from the Outpost
If you’re looking for some southern comfort food, then Cotton Patch is your go-to. Try out their chicken fried steak or their Texas sized onion rings.

Outpost Watering Holes

Sidetrips

Lake Palestine Tyler, TX
~ 30 minutes from the Outpost
This freshwater lake, located just outside of Tyler, offers fishing, boating, water skiing, canoeing, hiking, and swimming.

Cedar Creek Lake Malakoff, TX, 75148
~ 45 minutes from the Outpost
This picturesque lake, less than an hour drive from the Outpost, is a perfect spot for swimming, boating, and fishing.

East Texas Arboretum Athens, TX, 75751
~ 30 minutes from the Outpost
On the drive from Dallas to the Outpost, the arboretum includes one hundred acres of trees, flowers, and nature trails. Take a pit stop and smell the flowers before heading to your cabin.

Pine Tree Farm
~5 minutes from the Outpost
If you’re looking for the perfect sidetrip to round out your Fall Getaway, head to Pine Tree Farm for a hay ride to enjoy all the beautiful fall colors.

New York, Texas Zipline Adventures LaRue, TX, 75770
~ 15 minutes from the Outpost
If you’re looking for some elevation, but aren’t much of a hiker, then this zipline adventure is for you. Experience 30-mile views from the platforms and enjoy the Texas scenery.

3 P’s In A Vine Winery and Vineyard, Athens, TX, 75751
~ 30 minutes from the Outpost
Covering 12 acres of land, this scenic vineyard offers tastings, glasses, and bottles of their eight wine varieties. So sit back, relax, and sip away.

For a round-up of organizations and Black-owned businesses to support in Dallas, Austin, and Houston, see our list.

Cleveland | Local Guides | Pittsburgh

Explore Getaway Beaver Creek

Getaway is the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax, and do nothing. If you’re in the mood to explore, there’s still plenty to do near our cabins and on the way there.

Here’s our guide for attractions near our Beaver Creek Outpost and the best places to stop on your drive from Pittsburgh or Cleveland.

Getting There

Located just over the Ohio border from Pennsylvania, your new favorite escape is just 1.5 hours from Pittsburgh and almost 2 hours from Cleveland. Just take 376 to 30 from Pittsburgh or 480 to 76 from Cleveland and you’ll be ready to disconnect.

Walks in Nature

Hellbender Bluff Trail
Hike Duration: 3.4 miles
Difficulty: Easy
This loop trail features lots of wildlife, including bald eagles and spring warblers, as well as wild flowers and mushrooms.

Mineral Springs Loop Trail
Hike Duration: 1.3 miles
Difficulty: Easy
This easy loop on the Pennsylvania side of the border features a waterfall and is recommended for families with young kids.

Dogwood Trail
Hike Duration: 2.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
This popular loop trail, just a 10-minute drive from the Outpost, features views of beautiful forest and wild flowers.

Vondergreen Trail
Hike Duration: 6.2 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Just a 10-minute drive from the Outpost in Beaver Creek State Park, this out and back trail has a balance of steep inclines and rolling terrain.

Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail
Hike Duration: 12.5 miles
Difficulty: Hard
This popular trail is ranked as difficult because of the distance, but you can always hike sections of it. The paved trail, which begins in Lisbon and ends in Washingtonville, can also be used as a bike trail.

Bradys Run Trail
Hike Duration: 7.1 miles
Difficulty: Hard
This loop trail features steep climbs and frequent terrain changes with pretty lake views.

Sustenance and Snacks

Campbell’s Grocery Lisbon, OH
~ 15 minutes from the Outpost
This family-owned grocery is the perfect spot to pick up small groceries, sandwiches, deli food, and beer.

Two Smart Cookies East Liverpool, OH
~ 5 minutes from the Outpost
This nearby bakery is the perfect spot for your daily dose of sweet treats.

On the Local Menu

The Courthouse Inn & Restaurant 116 West Lincoln Way, Lisbon, OH 44432
~ 15 minutes from Outpost
Specializing in vegetarian comfort food, this place has a little something for everyone.

Pondis Restaurant & Bar 8945 State Road 45, Lisbon, OH 44432
~ 15 minutes from Outpost
This restaurant has been around for more than 100 years, serving up steaks, seafood, pastas, salads, and daily specials.

Mary’s Pizza 301 N Beaver St., Lisbon, OH 44432
~ 20 minutes from Outpost
Stop by this local favorite for a classic pizza pie with a side of barbecue wings.

Shale Tavern and Grille 40964 State Route 154, Lisbon, OH 44432
~10 minutes from Outpost
This tavern has all of your classic favorites, from chicken noodle soup to a barbecue bacon cheeseburger. With a full bar and a homey feel, it’s the perfect place for your family meal.

Sidetrips

The Vineyards at Pine Lake Columbiana, OH
~ 30 minutes from Outpost
Stop by this local family-owned vineyard and enjoy their lakefront tasting room.

Lanternman’s Mill Youngstown, OH
~ 45 minutes from Outpost
For a historical and picturesque detour, check out this old mill built in the 1840s. As a tribute to the area’s historical roots, the mill was restored in the 1980s and still operates today grinding corn, wheat, and buckwheat.

White House Fruit Farm Canfield, OH
~ 40 minutes from Outpost
Come by this family-owned farm and buy your freshly picked berries, fruits, and vegetables, or sample some of their delicious baked goods- we’re craving the blueberry donut. The farm, established in 1815, also offers year-round events, including summer crop picking and flower festivals.

Beaver Creek Meadows Golf Course Lisbon, OH
~ 10 minutes from Outpost
Go for a round of eighteen holes at this golf course, covering 120-acres of greens.

Local Guides | Portland

Explore Getaway Mount Adams

We hope you think of Getaway as a day off for the always on – the perfect place to disconnect and recharge in nature. However, if you’re feeling antsy to get outside or if you want some activities for the journey from Portland, there’s plenty to explore in the area.

Here’s our guide to attractions near our Mount Adams Outpost and things to do along the way:

Getting There

Just over the border in Washington, your new favorite escape is easily accessible from Portland. Only two hours away from downtown, the fastest way there is by car. Take Highway 84 east to the Hood River Bridge (toll bridge), cross the bridge, and turn west on Highway 14. Turn north on Highway 141 toward BZ Corner. Pass BZ Glenwood Highway and continue up towards Trout Lake. As you approach the gas station, bear right onto Mount Adams Road, then take a right onto Sunnyside Road, which becomes Trout Lake Highway. Turn right onto Main Street, go through town, then take a left onto Mount Adams Highway. The Outpost entrance will be on the right. There may be some snowfall in the winter, so be sure to check local weather and plan your safe journey accordingly.

Getaway Mount Adams Cabin

Walks in the Mountains near Getaway

Dog Creek Falls

Hike distance: 0.6 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Many people pass by this quick and easy walk without even noticing it. Stop on your way to the Outpost and see a 25-foot cascading waterfall.

Weldon Wagon Road Trail

Hike distance: 5.4 miles

Difficulty: Relatively Easy

This trail starts in the Columbia River Gorge, but quickly ascends out of the gorge as you get further along. From there the trail becomes less of a trail, and more of a path through an open meadow with views of the mountaintops all around. Part of this trail also goes through the White Salmon Oak Natural Resources Conservation Area, so you can explore the area and see all the different oak trees during your hike.

Monte Cristo Trail

Distance: 8.1 miles roundtrip

Difficulty: Moderate

This out-and-back trail near Granite Falls, WA is a great one for history buffs. By following this trail, you get to follow the route that was taken by miners to get to Monte Cristo where they would mine for ore. Monte Cristo is a ghost town today, but you can head out and explore what remains.

Junction Lake via East Crater Trail

Distance: 4.9 miles

Difficulty: Easy

This out-and-back trail lets you head out to Junction Lake from east side of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Several trails intersect with East Crater Trail including the notable Pacific Crest Trail, so if you decide to explore the area a bit more, there are plenty of trails that will allow you to do so. A note to keep in mind is that the road to get to the trailhead may be closed between December 1st and April 1st.

Willard Springs Trail

Hike distance: 2 miles

Difficulty: Easy

This two-mile trail loops around the Conboy Lake Marsh is an easy hike with great views of Mount Adams. As you hike, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for signs of wildlife, as there are many kinds of wild birds often found here.

Sleeping Beauty Trail

Hike distance: 2.4 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

This is a short trail near Trout Lake, which takes you through the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It’s great for both hiking and bird watching. Dogs are welcome on the trail, but they must be kept on a leash.

Guler Ice Cave Hike

Hike distance: 2.2 miles

Difficulty: Easy

This walk to the most visited cave features beautiful underground ice formations and tubes that are results of lava flows. Remember to bring snow gear though in the winter months, cave temperatures can drop pretty low.

Park in Portland

Lyle Cherry Orchard

Hike distance: 5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Recommended for early spring, this hike features wildflowers and beautiful gorge views on both sides of the trail. While there aren’t as many cherry trees on the hike as there used to be, some can still be found on the eastern edge of the property.

Dog Mountain Loop

Hike distance: 6.9 miles

Difficulty: Hard

This hike boasts beautiful gorge views and wildflowers from April to May. The trails can be quite steep, but if you’re willing to try, the trail is relatively short for some pretty views.

Pacific Northwest Hiking

Sustenance and Snacks Near Getaway

Glenwood General Store

~5 minutes from Outpost

Visit this store for groceries, food, beer, and wine. In the summers, check out the burgers made by the owner, and maybe even try tasting some wine.

B Z Corner Grocery Store

~33 minutes from Outpost

Visit this corner grocery for a little bit of everything, from groceries to chicken tenders. Located right near locations for whitewater rafting and kayaking, it’s a great place to pick up supplies after these activities.

Harvest Market

~48 minutes from Outpost

Harvest Market is a great staple spot to grab everything you’ll need before your Getaway. Their website also has recipe ideas and coupons you can print and bring with you, and they even have a flower ordering department—so if you’re headed to Getaway for a special occasion, you can make it extra special and celebrate with the colors that nature provides.

Backwoods Brewing Co.

~55 minutes from Outpost

About an hour’s drive from Getaway Mount Adams, you can find Backwoods Brewing Company, which is a family-owned and local-operated craft brewery. They source all of their ingredients from the North West, and their Carson, WA location is also famous for its delicious pizza.

Eating Food

Side Trips near Getaway

Zoller’s Outdoor Odyssey BZ Corner, WA

As the longest running whitewater enterprise in Washington or Oregon, Zoller’s is the local go-to for the adventurous type. Check out one of their several options for a whitewater adventure.

Use code Getaway for $10 off per person on the Klickitat, White Salmon Upper Gorge, Middle Gorge, Middle/Lower Gorge and Upper/Middle/Lower Gorge rafting trips.

Goose Lake

For a day spent near the water, you can head out to Goose Lake, which is about an hour’s drive away. This is a great spot to go for families, as you can swim and fish in the lake, which is sure to delight the little ones.

Panther Creek Falls

These falls are hidden in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest along an easy out-and-back trail down to a viewing platform. The falls are well worth the walk, which is equally as gorgeous as the falls, as it allows you to hike along the side of the creek. The trail is a little under half a mile long, and dogs can be brought onto the trail as long as they’re on a leash.

Natural Bridges

The “natural bridges” in display along this trail were created by collapsed lava tubes. This is a great trail for families and children, as it’s relatively easy, but incredibly interesting to explor—these natural formations are an exhibit of how nature carves and changes the landscapes we call home.

Columbia River Gorge

If you’re looking for some scenic views, the Columbia River Gorge boasts more than a few as the river creates a canyon as it cuts through the cascade mountains. There are many scenic lookout points and scenic byways for you to explore the canyon, view waterfalls, and spend time in nature with your loved ones.

Mount Hood Meadows

Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort is a great day trip for skiiers and snowboarders of all skill and experience. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, this resort has terrain that will challenge and delight you with its views and the thrill of riding down to the base of Mount Hood.

Ready for a Portland adventure? Book your Getaway now.

Features | Local Guides

Celebrating Small Businesses

In honor of Small Business Saturday, we wanted to recognize some of our favorite local business and restaurants around our Outposts.

Small Business Saturday near our NY Outpost

antiques

Homer & Langley’s Mystery Spot Antiques, 72 Main St, Phoenicia, NY 12464

Owner Laura Levine named her Catskills antique staple after the famous Collyer brothers, who were crushed under their joint accumulation of collectables, and her store is packed to the rafters with truly everything. Her “shrine to clutter” is full of quirky and enigmatic objects, from vinyls and fashion pieces to old cameras, dinnerware, radios, and photographs.

Rive Gauche Bistro, 7 2nd St, Athens, NY 12015

Rive Gauche Bistro feels like a little piece of France just off the Hudson River. Chef Joe Landa worked in NY fine dining before opening his restaurants in charming Athens with partner Brooke Lynski, who designed the restaurant. This little French bistro serves wonderful plates, from apps to dessert from brunch ‘til dinner and beyond. Weekend brunches fill up quickly for the coffee and baked goods and, later in the evening, a great wine menu. The French onion soup is, of course, one of the highlights.

Gracie’s, 969 Main St, Leeds, NY 12451

Sitting on a hill overlooking a creek and the Catskills, Gracie’s Luncheonette serves hot comfort food for not only lunch, but well into dinner and beyond. Culinary Institute of America graduates Allyson Merritt and Andrew Speilberg opened the space in 2015 as a commissary kitchen for their food truck, and it quickly became well-known for its American signatures. Meals are leisurely and delicious, and the plates that standout are the fresh donuts, homemade Italian sodas and ketchup, waffles and fried chicken with maple syrup, and their assortment of pies.

Small Business Saturday near our DC Outpost

beer brewery

Bald Top Brewing Co., 1830 Thrift Rd, Madison, VA 22727

Scottish immigrant and land owner John Henry Price began building the Manor House and Stone Kitchen that would become Bald Top Brewing Co. in 1805. He didn’t live to see its completion in 1814, and the 53-acre farming property changed hands five times before it was acquired by Dave Fulton and Julie Haines in 2012. The couple transformed the farm into a family brewery. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Bald Top Brewing Co. serves a diverse assemblage of ales and beers and live music on the weekends.

Bizou, 119 West Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Chefs and co-owners Vincent Derquenne and Timothy Burgess opened Bizou in 1996 with a commitment to local and sustainable food sourcing to cook up their classic VA creations prepared with French culinary techniques. Visitors can dine outside on the patio and people watch or inside in the restaurant’s vintage dining room that, complete with jukeboxes, old film posters, and classic booths, oozes an old-timey character and ambiance in this lively college town.

Bluegrass Grill & Bakery, 313 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

This brunch-obsessed restaurant opened its doors in 2001 and rolled out its American, Southern-style breakfast and brunch plates. All bread, biscuits, and pastries are homemade and the menu is vegetarian friendly, even though the owners admit to their obsession with bacon on everything. UVA students cite Bluegrass as a “before you graduate” staple, and the banana and red velvet pancakes will make you wish you lived closer to Charlottesville so you could eat here every weekend. Heads up: they are cash only, so come prepared.

Small Business Saturday near our Boston Outpost

crepe

The Little Crêperie, 138 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301

This adorable cafe opened in 2016 to serve breakfasts and lunches of sweet and savory crepes and waffles. Owners Melina Ambargis and Cristina Hoppe began The Little Crêperie together when they struggled to find good places to grab lunch while working office jobs. Their restaurant offers unique yet familiar tastes to Concord, such as the classic Nutella-banana crepe or a macaroni-and-cheese waffle. Alongside lemonade, cold brew, mimosas, coffee, and tea, fresh ingredients fill each pastry with plenty of vegan options. You can even create a custom crepe to try something different with every visit.

The Farmer’s Kitchen, 444 NH-11, Farmington, NH 03835

The Farmer’s Kitchen is the definition of a mom-and-pop eatery. Owner Duane White began cooking at age 4, and he returned to New Hampshire after restauranteering in the Midwest to open a cozy eatery, complete with a 1910 cook stove. It’s a must-stop for breakfast and lunch, serving up great food and big portions at a good price. Everything down to the coffee is delicious, and the gluten-free and vegetarian options are no exception. Approaching 10 years in operation, this restaurant treats everyone like family and is loved by locals and visitors alike.

Sweet Baby Vineyard, 260 Stage Rd, Hampstead, NH 03841

Lewis and Stacey Eaton began making wine in 2008 as a hobby, and it quickly grew into a family business. Growing up in New Hampshire instilled in them a love of fresh produce from the local orchards and farms, and the family decided to incorporate these tastes into their wines. Their 8-acre location in Hampstead hosts year-round tastings of their award-winning bouquets, reds, whites, and fruit wines.