Getaway House

Julie Tran

Just an hour south of Austin you’ll find the small town of Wimberly, home to the famous Getaway House. Whether you need an escape from the city or a romantic getaway with your loved one, this cozy cabin is all you need. Equipped with all of the essentials that you need, just bring yourself and your favorite foods.

Each cabin comes with a queen-sized bed or two that are lofted if you want to bring your family along. They have shampoo & conditioner, body wash, towels, private toilet and shower, cups, dishes, silverware, salt & pepper, olive oil, a two-burner stove, AC & Heat, chairs & picnic tables, and a campfire frill grate. They want to minimize your stress by bringing the necessities and have you come to relax and enjoy your getaway.

Upon arrival, you drive through the trail and signs with the cabin names until you find your assigned cabin. The cabins are 50-150 ft away from each other and they have self-check-in to minimize in-person contact.  When you pull up to your cabin there is a designated spot to park your car and from there you can unload your things and check into the cabin using the automatic lock combo that will be texted to you 30 minutes before check in.

The cabin comfortably fits two people and has everything you need for a chance to unplug and connect with your friends or partner. There are several things to do around the small town of Wimberly. Inside the cabin, there is a guide that shows the different activities that you can participate in as well as different trails to hike on around the area. These include: Jacob’s Well, Blue Hole Regional Park, Cypress Creek Nature Preserve, Ziplining, Old Baldy Park, and so many more! I recommend doing a little research on where you want to go because some places may require an entrance fee, reservation, or may be closed due to the pandemic.

On our trip, we went to Blue Hole Regional Park, which is free from the months of October – April. The water is crystal clear and you can see straight to the bottom. Blue Hole is located right next to the Cypress Creek Nature Preserve and is great for hiking.

While heading back to the camping site, we stopped by a few local shops to take a look. We took home a beautiful snake plant along with a ceramic pot and stopped by a rock shop and frozen yogurt place before making our way back home.

Getaway gives you firewood and some firestarters, I suggest starting the fire right before sunset and grilling your food so that you can enjoy the sunset with your meal before it gets too dark and spend the rest of the night roasting marshmallows under the stars.

My partner and I cut and seasoned all of our food at home and packed them in ziplock bags + containers – all we had to do when we got there was assemble and cook. The first night we made shrimp pasta on the two burner stove inside of the cabin. The second night we decided to grill kebobs on the fire and they turned out absolutely delicious! We were still hungry after that so we decided to heat up two slices of our left over pizza from the first day and it was honestly better than the first time we had it!!

Overall, this was such an amazing experience! Being able to wake up with a beautiful view, watching the sunset/rise and stars at night right from your bed is such a unique experience. I honestly cannot wait to come back and continuing exploring!

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