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What to do around Getaway DC

Your Getaway is about finding time to disconnect in order to reconnect—whether with family, friends, or nature. After a restful break at one of our cabins, there’s plenty to do on your way home to explore. From art museums to state parks, each of our Outposts is surrounded by plenty of relaxing and fun activities, whatever may pique your interest.

Here’s our DC Outpost guide to nearby attractions and things to do along the way:

Exploring Nearby
Spend your day further afield and come back to your cabin to relax after your adventures.

Skyline Drive – Shenandoah National Park
Just 15 minutes away from your tiny cabin is the Swift Run Gap entrance to Shenandoah National Park. Skyline Drive is a 105-mile National Scenic Byway through the park, and the entire length of the park takes around three hours, so it’s an excellent day of exploring. Stop at one of the many scenic overlooks for incredible views, and keep an eye out for wildlife, such as deer, black bears, and wild turkeys.

Luray Caverns
The largest caverns in the Eastern United States are less than an hour’s drive away. Feast your eyes on towering stone formations and amazing optical illusions on a guided tour offered about every 20 minutes. Purchase of admission also includes access to the Car & Carriage Caravan Museum, Toy Town Junction, and the Luray Valley Museum.

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.

Hightop Mountain
Distance: 5.6 miles, about 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Dogs allowed on-leash
An easy hike up the highest peak in the South District of Shenandoah National Park, Hightop Mountain offers excellent view to the south and west from the second overlook.

White Oak Canyon Trail
Distance: 9.5 miles, about 4-5 hours
Difficulty: Hard
Dogs allowed on-leash
If you’re in search of waterfalls, head out on White Oak Canyon Trail. It can be a strenuous hike, but you can also adjust your mileage and make it shorter by skipping some of the sections.

Graves Mill Trail
Distance: 2.2 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Dogs allowed on-leash
For a hike along the Rapidan River, this is the perfect trail. This is a popular fishing spot as well, so you’re likely to spot a fisherman or two on your hike. This is a great trail for families as several trails connect, so if you get going and decide you’d like to go on a longer hike, you can do so—or you can return after the initial 2.2 miles if you’re ready to head back to your cabin.

South River Falls Trail
Distance: 4.6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Dogs allowed on-leash
This trail features the South River Falls, which you’ll see for the first time only a mile into your hike. This gorgeous waterfall will really get you into the Getaway spirit, as its sound and beauty will welcome you into the nature offered by the Shenandoah Valley. This trail is best visited between April and October.

Old Rag Mountain
Distance: 9 miles
Difficulty: Hard
Dogs not allowed
The Old Rag Mountain trail is Shenandoah’s most popular—but also most dangerous—hike. Round trip this hike is almost nine miles long, with narrow passages, and even some rock scrambling. However, once you make it to the top, the views are worth the time and effort they take to see.

Blue Hole
Distance: 2.5 miles, about 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Dogs allowed on-leash
For even more water, hike Moorman’s Trail to Blue Hole and spend some time soaking in the swimming hole before heading back to your cabin.

Pro tip: download these maps ahead of time so you can go completely off grid.

Road Trip Curiosities
Start to disconnect from your daily life and explore something new before you even reach your tiny home by visiting these destinations along the way.

Yoder’s Country Market
2105 S. Seminole Tr., Madison, VA 22727
Whether you’d like to grab some soup or a sandwich from their café, explore their market and stock up for your Getaway, or spend some time meeting the animals housed in their petting zoo, Yoder’s Country Market has it all. Kids will love to pet the goats, sheep, and cows housed on Yoder’s farm, and you’re sure to get a laugh out of these fun moments.

Moo Thru
11402 James Madison Hwy, Remington, VA 22734
Stop by this barn in the middle of nowhere that serves excellent ice cream. Enjoy a cone of your favorite flavor to help fuel the rest of the drive to your cabin.

Bald Top Brewing Company
1830 Thrift Road Madison, VA 22727
You can stop at this great craft brewery for a pint or two just a couple of miles from your Getaway cabin. Bald Top Brewing Company is housed on Woodbourne Estate, a manor built between 1805-1814, for a Scottish immigrant named John Henry Prince. The owners of Bald Top Brewing Company even created a beer named Ghost Girl Pale Ale inspired by the his niece who is said to haunt the upper west bedroom of the manor. To appreciate the historic architecture and learn a bit more about the area, while enjoying some of their great brews this is a must-see location.

Greene Great Value and Feeding Greene
8271 Spotswood Trail, Stanardsville, VA 22973

To stock up on any food you haven’t already brought with you for your Getaway, you can make a pitstop at Greene Great Value to grab those last few items. Then, before you head home from your Getaway, you can also stop at the Feeding Greene food pantry, where you can donate any of the extra food you didn’t eat while on your Getaway to those in need.

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