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Celebrating International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re taking a moment to highlight a few of the incredible women who make Getaway possible. From our field team at our Outposts, to our headquartered team in Brooklyn, and our guests, meet the women of Getaway.

Stephanie Dombrowski

Stephanie Dombrowski is the assistant site manager at our New York Outpost. As a member of our field team, Stephanie plays a crucial role in welcoming guests into our cabins. Whenever guests have problems, big or small, Stephanie is there to help and she is instrumental in our ability to offer guests the peace and relaxation they deserve. If you find yourself at Getaway New York, you may see Stephanie’s smiling face on your way out.

Anthea Song has been a fan of Getaway for a while now, as one of our very first guests. The New York City resident has stayed in our cabins six different times and says that Getaway has become a second home for her.

Anthea Song

“Its simplicity is so pure, and yet filled with a personal touch that shows the heart and care [the team] has put into it,” Anthea says. “It gives me space, while making me feel I’m cared for; it empowers my sense of independence.”

Afshan Dosani

Over at our headquarters in Brooklyn, Afshan Dosani is the senior growth manager for our marketing team. She works on making the Getaway experience as easy as possible and helps get the word out about our tiny cabins. For Afshan, Getaway is a special place where she takes time to slow down and recharge from city life.

On International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate not only the women of Getaway, but women and girls around the world.

That’s why for every booking made today, March 8, we’re donating $10 to She’s the First, an organization that fights gender inequality through education.

The non-profit raises funds for girls who are the first in their families to graduate from high school, while training young women to be the global leaders of tomorrow. Book a cabin today.

For Your Free Time

The Rise of Female Solo Travel

Thanks to our hyper-connected world, being alone is becoming increasingly difficult. This perhaps explains why solo travel is on the rise, especially among women. We want to help everyone take a real break from the busyness of day-to-day life. However, it’s an unfortunate reality that for female travelers, safety on solo trips (especially trips to the woods) is a primary concern.

While we love spending vacations with partners, friends, and family, there’s a special sense of freedom and indulgence that comes with going off the grid on your own. The time is totally yours: you can make your own plans (or make no plans at all), there’s no agenda to follow, no compromises to make, and no one else to look after or worry about. For once, you are the center of your own attention.

Venturing into the woods alone can sound nerve-wracking. We want to put the concerns we hear from you — “Uncertain about traveling to the woods alone.”; “Being in the middle of nowhere makes me have safety concerns.”; “How is the safety out there?”; “For a female who would love to go alone is there anything that can prevent crazy things from happening?”; “Is there an emergency phone?” — to bed, so you can adventure away, worry-free.

Your Getaway experience gives the benefits of camping in remote woodland, without any stress or safety concerns. To make this isolated experience possible, every cabin has:

Lockable Doors & Windows

All our cabins have customized keycode access. All doors and windows can be locked.

Landline

Most guests have no trouble getting reception at our cabins, but we want you to lock away your phone and unplug. If you put your phone away, don’t worry: each cabin is equipped with a landline so you can contact the local Getaway team or emergency services if necessary.

Local Support Team

We have a local field team available on-site during mornings and early afternoons.  They’re nearby and ready to help in case you need it: just give them a call or send them a text anytime from 7 AM – 11 PM and support will be available during on-hours .

Neighboring Cabins

While our cabins are remote, each Outpost consists of a collection of cabins. You can enjoy the feeling of being alone, but know that other people are nearby if you need them.

The daily hustle wears us down. Quiet hours alone are the best remedy. A solo break into the wilderness can benefit your wellbeing, creativity, energy levels, and productivity. Lock your iPhone away, discover boredom (it’s good for you), and settle into the peaceful nature that surrounds you.

If you have any feedback on how to improve our Getaway experiences for solo travelers, we’d love to hear from you: [email protected]