It all started with me finding Getaway on instagram, following them, and seeing a post about a special that they were having for bookings around Christmas. I couldn’t beat a two-night stay for under $200. So I booked immediately (this was back in August)… and then texted my mom that I chosen this year’s Christmas trip!
6:00 alarm, so I could shower, pack, get breakfast started, and be ready to go by 9:00.
Served up a delicious meal of breakfast casserole, snickerdoodle muffins, and cinnamon rolls.
On the road for 5 hours. Stopping once at Buc-ee’s for gas and snacks. Spending lots of time noticing the towns and sights along the way.
Explored our tiny cabin. Got our pot roast dinner in the slow cooker. And spent the whole evening around the campfire, under the stars.
My mom served up carne guisada breakfast tacos. And we all headed to the Davy Crockett National Forest.
Spent the day on the Tall Pines Trail. Crossing bridges, enjoying the scenery, stretching our necks to see the tops of those glorious pine trees, listening for woodpeckers, taking lots of pics, strolling at our own pace, and enjoying the smells of nature and Christmas. It was lovely.
Cooked up a lasagna casserole in the slow cooker. And spent another evening around the campfire. Evan enjoyed a s’more.
Had a lazy morning of visiting, packing up, and kolaches, before hitting the road home.
Stopped in Corsicana for their beautiful downtown and gorgeous Christmas tree (that I had spotted on the way up to the cabin).
Stopped in Hubbard so Ben could take pics of the vintage Cobra helicopter.
And made it back home before dark.
Now, we also could have enjoyed a local drive-through safari park. I was up for ziplining. And there were several other things we could have done in the area. But it was nice to just sit and enjoy each other’s company. It was great to catch up. And it’s always fun to see my boys spend time with my parents. Another sweet Christmas trip!
The tiny cabins…
The Getaway cabins are in several cities throughout the US. Spots like Dallas, Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, etc. Little communities, following the tiny house trend, with many amenities loved by “glampers.”
The Dallas campsites were actually in LaRue. On a beautiful property with some pines, some bamboo, lots of cedar. All cabins are named after staff’s grandparents. Ours was Floyd. There are 2-person cabins and 4-person cabins.
There’s a small bathroom. With a normal toilet, a great shower, towels, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
There’s a small kitchen. This is stocked with pots, pans, plates, cups, utensils, seasonings, a sink, stovetop, and mini fridge. There’s a radio/bluetooth speaker to enjoy. And books to read.
There’s a small kitchen table.
And two queen beds, one up on the loft (since this was a 4-person cabin). Both beds in front of the famous Getaway tiny cabin window!
Outside, there’s a firepit, some adirondak chairs, and a picnic table. There’s a lantern to use. And there are bundles of firewood that you can purchase, if needed.
Because the kitchen was missing a microwave, toaster oven, and oven, I brought along my slow cooker. And since it was Christmas, we also brought along the top of our Christmas tree (decorated with a strand of Christmas lights).
It was homey. It was comfy. It was perfect. And we even had a cardinal friend that tapped on our window every morning around 7:30.
If you’re looking to disconnect from the everyday hustle and bustle, or reconnect with your family, I definitely recommend this vacation spot!
If you’re looking for more information on the Getaway houses, links are below!
And if you’re looking to save on your booking, I’ve got a deal for you too!
Davy Crockett National Forest
Tall Pines Trail info- https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7023145/tall-pines-trail