Located just two hours from Orlando in High Springs, Florida is Getaway House! These cabins are your cozy tiny home away from home. Whether you need to disconnect, want to reconnect with nature, or just find some peace and quiet a Getaway House is for you! Getaway House gave our family the best gift, a sponsored two night stay so we could bond with our boys!
What is a Getaway House?
Getaway Houses are tiny cabins situated in the woods which help you disconnect from the world and connect with what truly matters. Each outpost has either one or two queen beds located next to a floor to ceiling window for the dreamiest of daydreams. Or, in my toddlers case, perfect for finding all the animals! He swears he saw an owl and a giraffe in the woods!
The cabins are all equipped with a kitchen with a stove, sink and mini fridge. There is heat and AC, and even hot water in the shower! So what’s missing? Wifi! You are truly meant to disconnect and soak in the world around you.
What to do?
There is plenty to do both in your Getaway House and in the surrounding area. You can grab a book from the little library they provide. There is also firewood stocked which you can use in the pit next to your cabin. We roasted some s’mores with the boys and told fun stories all night.
There is so much to do that will be a whole separate post! But you can grab a beer at the local brewery or explore one of the many state parks like Gilchrist Springs State Park. If you’re lucky, you might go in Manatee season!
But is it toddler friendly?
YES! Why wouldn’t it be?! As we had the bunk bed cabin, Patrick and I each took one kid to cuddle with. They had fun running around and jumping on the bed. Santi especially loved hunting for animals out of the big window with his binoculars. Gainesville is also a short drive away where there’s an awesome museum with interactive things for kids.
A Welcomed Break
As you may know, living in Orlando is like living on a permanent vacation. Sure the theme parks are fun, but the fast paced lifestyle can be a lot. I always welcome disconnecting whenever possible.
Not only that, reconnecting with nature is good for your mind, body, and soul. Recharging in wild Florida was just what the doctor ordered. It doesn’t matter if you visit the Florida house, Boston, Atlanta, or even New York – what matters is that you getaway! Treat yourself, you deserve it!
This was such a nice way for us to spend time with the boys. Any chance I get to teach the boys about the world around us is just an added bonus. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how they would like it being so young. But Santi and Cami bonded on this trip like I have never seen. I can’t wait to do another getaway here soon. Maybe child free next?