Dallas | Local Guides

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


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.

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Local Guides

Taking the Scenic Route to Getaway Chattahoochee

Your Getaway is about finding time to disconnect and recharge. Your time of relaxation shouldn’t have to wait until you get to our Atlanta Outpost though, it should begin the minute you leave the city.

Change your journey to Getaway from a commute into a fun road trip. Whether you’re looking for exciting hikes, delicious food, or something to sip on, we’ve found some great stops for you to enjoy along the way.

Attractions Along the Way

Atlanta Views

Consolidated Gold Mine185 Consolidated Gold Mine Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30522
~ 35 min from Outpost
Descend 200 feet underground into this 100-year-old mine to see how turn-of-the-centuries miners found gold in Georgia. After panning for your own gold, visit the Dahlonega Gold Museum nearby, housed in the 1836 Lumpkin County Courthouse.

Wolf Mountain Vineyards180 Wolf Mountain Trail, Dahlonega, GA 30533
~ 35 min from Outpost
Tucked at the edge of the Chattahoochee National Forest with views of the North Georgia mountains, Wolf Mountain has earned over 200 medals for its wines. Its grounds are landscaped beautifully, transforming the vineyard into a lovely place to taste wines and brunch.

Helen, GA, Visitor Center at 726 Bruckenstrasse, Helen, GA 30548
~1 hr from Outpost
This German mountain town is the third most visited town in the state. It boasts beautiful views, fun outdoor activities, and well-known vineyards, so it has something for just about everyone.

Grumpy Old Men Brewing1315 E Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
~ 45 min from Outpost
The couple of retired beer enthusiasts who founded Grumpy Old Men Brewing in 2012 began by brewing their stores in an outdoor shower and eventually opened their microbrewery in Blue Ridge. In 2018, the original two migrated to the other side of the 18-tap bar, passing the company onto “another Grumpy Old Man & his Crabby Lady.” There’s lots of space in the tasting room to play games and chat with other brew-loving folk.

Brasstown Bald2941 GA-180 Spur, Hiawassee, GA 30522
~ 1 hr from Outpost
Take in the view from Georgia’s highest peak at 4,784 feet above sea level. You can walk the half-mile climb to the top where, on clear days, you can see four states with the help of on-site telescopes.

Amicalola Falls State Park 418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534
~ 1 hr from Outpost
This state park, which features the highest waterfall in all of Georgia, is visited by hikers, climbers, and zip liners. Go for a hike or check out their other adventure activities.

Lake Lanier, 1820 Mary Alice Park Rd, Cumming, GA 30041
~1.5 hrs from Outpost
Popular with boaters, swimmers, and jetskiers, this frequently visited lake is a great stop on your way to the Outpost. Stop at Mary Alice Park for a picnic and to get some sun.

On the Local Menu

Meat and cheese platter

Capers on the Square84 Public Square N, Dahlonega, GA 30533
~ 40 min from Outpost
For delicious Mediterranean fare with good gluten-free and vegetarian options, Capers is a Dahlonega staple. After narrowing down your choices off the menu (good luck) you can sit by the restaurant’s big windows or outside in the square and people watch.

Bratzeit77 Memorial Dr, Dahlonega, GA 30533
~ 40 min from Outpost
Born in Switzerland and Germany, the owners of Bratzeit bring their native cuisine and Swiss-German tastes to Northern Georgia. The schnitzels are fantastic, and order a classic apple strudel to top off the fare.

Shenanigans87 N Chestatee St, Dahlonega, GA 30533
~ 40 min from Outpost
With its hole-in-the-wall atmosphere and snug quarters, Shenanigans plates Irish-American classics (try the fish ‘n chips) and a diverse beer menu.

Lake Burrito3050 Keith Bridge Rd, Cumming, GA 30041
~ 1 hr from Outpost
Lake Burrito’s Tex-Mex menu, fresh ingredients, and tasty vegan options has made it a favorite with locals. Visit in the mornings for their staple breakfast tacos, and between the nachos, quesadillas, and burritos, you can’t go wrong with whatever you order.

Walks in the Mountains

Atlanta Woods

Jarrard Gap Trail
Distance: 1 mile
Difficulty: Easy
Dogs allowed on-leash
Close by your cabin, this trail climbs gradually from Lake Winfield Scott Campground and merges with the Appalachian Trail. With ridge-line views, the path continues into the Blood Mountains in a lovely loop.

Long Creek Falls on the Appalachian Trial
Distance: 1.9 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Dogs allowed on-leash
This two-mile section of the Appalachian Trail is one of the most beautiful in Georgia. It winds through a lush valley en route to Long Creek Falls, full of wildlife, flowers, steep cliffs, and soft moss in every season. The double-tiered waterfall rises over 50 feet before emptying into a deep pool, shadowed by bunches of rhododendron.

Yonah Mt.
Hike Distance: 4.4 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Dogs allowed on-leash
Recognizable by its asymmetric shape and exposed rock outcrops near the top, Yonah Mt. rises from the foothills of the southern Appalachian Mts. and is one of North Georgia’s best hikes. The continuous uphill hike climbs through a rocky, moss-filled forest leads to stunning panoramic views of the horizon. Check out the views from the rock outcrops along the way and at the summit, as practice some leaf-, flower-, and snow-spotting in all seasons.

Blood Mt. Loop via the Appalachian and Freeman Trails
Hike Distance: 6 miles
Difficulty: Hard
Dogs allowed on-leash
Towering over the surrounding peaks, Blood Mt. is Georgia’s highest Appalachian Trail summit, rising high to 4,459 ft. at the summit’s massive rock outcrop, which offers sweeping, stunning views and a chance to explore the historic stone Blood Mt. Shelter. This loop explores quieter stretches, beginning at the Neels Gap trailhead and hiking the eastern face with the Byron Reece Trail. It merges with and follows the Appalachian Trail at Flatrock Gap to the summit, descending along the Freeman Trail, which leads back through a fern-filled valley.

Appalachian Trail: Three Forks to Springer Mt.
Hike Distance: 8.6 miles
Difficulty: Hard
Dogs allowed on-leash
Spanning from Maine down through the eastern United States, the Appalachian Trail winds to a stop here in North Georgia, its southernmost point. This hike traces the last steps of the trail and dips through the greek, creek-strewn Three Forks Valley before climbing to an end at the summit of Springer Mt. with the reward of the southern Appalachian Mts., blanketed in blue haze.

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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

Save a Lot Lisbon, OH
~ 13 minutes from the Outpost
This 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 restaurant and bakery is the perfect spot for your daily dose of sweet treats and local eats.

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.


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: 3.7 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.

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