Getaway House Atlanta: 5+ Things You Should Plan Before Your Awesome Tiny House Visit (Video + Discount Code)

“Simply put, humans are not wired to be constantly wired.” 
― Cal Newport, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Getaway House AtlantaGetaway House Atlanta: 5+ Things You Should Plan Before Your Awesome Tiny House Visit (Video + Discount Code) takes this mantra to heart, with a mission to offer people, couples, friends and families the ability to disconnect and recharge – and live life a little more deeply.

Getaway Chattahoochee is a group of tiny cabins in the woods where you’ll be able to disconnect from your electronics, and experience a true escape from the everyday.

We’ve been to Getaway Chattahoochee in North Georgia as a couple without kids when it first opened, and then headed back recently for a mother/daughter trip. I can tell you this for sure — it’s a truly memorable trip, and no matter who you take with you, it’s going to be amazing.

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Here are some things we learned about this awesome tiny house experience that we hope will make your adventure here perfect.

ARRIVING AT GETAWAY CHATTAHOOCHEE

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My daughter checking out the forest views.

Originally building escape pods in the Northeast, Getaway has ventured into our neck of the woods, with an Atlanta outpost just 2 hours from the city in Suches, called Getaway Chattahoochee. Even the most avid North Georgia adventurist might need help with that location…it’s in Union County, but much closer to Dahlonega than Blairsville. Expertly, in the middle of nowhere.

Other nearby outposts include the new Getaway Lake Hartwell in South Carolina (1 hour 40 minutes from Atlanta), and the new Getaway Coosa River in Alabama (2 hours from Atlanta).

The day your Getaway adventure begins, you’ll receive a text message that gives you your cabin’s name (ours was Walter), and the key code to get in. There is no main desk check-in, but you can text them at anytime if you have issues.

When you arrive at Getaway Chattahoochee, you may feel at first that you’re pulling into someone’s gravel driveway, but don’t worry…you’re in the right place! (Probably.)

WHAT YOUR GETAWAY CABIN INCLUDES

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My daughter loved her lofted bed at Getaway Chattahoochee!

Their mantra is that their tiny cabins have everything you need and nothing you don’t, and we couldn’t agree with this more! Each tiny cabin comes with everything you need to unplug and have a great time. They have their own private bathrooms, a stovetop with two burners, a sink, dishes, a pot and pan, lanterns, and a mini fridge. You’ll even find basics like paper towels, aluminum foil, salt and pepper, and olive oil.

Additionally, you’ll also find provisions that you’re welcome to use for an extra fee. Pour over coffee, hot chocolate, tea, s’mores ingredients, firewood and fire starters are all at your cabin and can be “purchased” there. We took advantage of this, and it was great. The prices were right, and made packing a breeze.

My daughter and I got a cabin that had two beds with one above the other, but these beauties are not bunk beds. These are sturdy, comfy beds with soft linens and lots of space. They also offer one bed cabins.

PLAN FOR A DIGITAL DETOX

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If you’ve never experienced a digital detox, you might be in for a shocker. But no worries; our friends at Getaway House Atlanta offer some assistance. The first thing you’ll notice inside your cabin is a Cellphone Lockbox, with the inscription, “For a true escape, forget your phone inside.”

Listen friends…it will be hard, but DO IT. Your experience will be so much richer if you do. If you are not working like we were, then there is no reason to take a dozen shots and post them on Instagram. Do this for yourself…experience something for the sake of experiencing it.

There is a landline in the cabin if you have a true emergency – and yes, there is cell service, albeit spotty.

In addition to the lockbox, you’ll find additional help in this time of disconnection…one of my favorites was a little book titled What Now? with conversation topics, games, riddles and more. You’ll also find a small shelf with cards and a book of card games, a copy of Walden, a book about constellations, and more.

When my daughter and I visited, there was also an activity guide waiting for us in the cabin. My daughter loved filling out the Mad Libs part right away. It also gave us other, kid-friendly suggestions, like shadow puppets, looking at the stars, and more.

PREPARE FOR A HIKING EXCURSION

Getaway House Atlanta: 5+ Things You Should Plan Before Your Awesome Tiny House Visit (Video + Discount Code)

Check-in is 3pm. You can start your detox then….but when my husband and I went, we kicked it off early with a nearby hike at Dockery Lake Trail. This gorgeous Chattahoochee National Forest hike is only about 15 minutes from the cabin, but it is a difficult one. If you try it, plan for about 4 hours without kids. (That gives you a good 30-45 minutes at the half-way mark to set up a hammock and relax. I do recommend that!)

Another option among the myriad nearby hiking trails is Jarrard Trail…you can hike it for just a tad over 1 mile to the Appalachian Trail (and then another mile back). Just be mindful that this is also a difficult trail, with about 1,000 ft elevation gain in just 1 mile.

You will also find a nature trail right on the Getaway Chattahoochee property!

KID-FRIENDLY HIKES NEARBY

When my 11-year-old daughter and I recently visited, we enjoyed spending a day hiking as well. We chose to hike to Preachers Rock from Woody Gap (about 15 minutes from Getaway, 2 miles round trip), before heading to Vogel State Park for a picnic, a round of mini golf, and hiking the Trahlyta Loop Trail to the waterfall there (about 30 minutes from Getaway, 1-mile round trip).

Regardless, be sure to plan your route before you leave home – cell phone reception is horrid here. Atlanta Trails is my defacto choice for hiking routes, and I like to either print their trail routes or take screen shots of the route so I can access them without wifi or cell coverage.

MAKE A MEAL PLAN

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As we mentioned earlier, Getaway House Atlanta comes well stocked with provisions for eating and preparing food. There is a two-burner stovetop inside your cabin, and a fire pit with a grate for cooking outside.

When my husband and I visited, rain showers graced us periodically during the evening, but we were able to spend time outside and make dinner work on the grill. Thankful for the nice grate on the fire, our steak-cooking was a success.

But one note…if it looks like rain, have a contingency plan. There are pots and pans to cook with inside the cabin, but we could never have cooked the steak in there. The burners are ideal for heating water and making coffee or pasta, but not a gourmet meal. We lucked out – learn from our near mess-up though.

Another note….if you don’t want to cook at all, you are close to Dahlonega and Bratzeit, one of our favorite restaurants in the state. The owners are German and create delicious fare that cannot be beat.

You can also pay $35 for the Getaway Sustenance Box, which will be waiting for you when you arrive. The box includes 2 oatmeals, 2 soups, a bag of pasta, pasta sauce, 2 jerkies, 2 candies, and 2 cookies.

Eat the Getaway food, bring your own, make it on site, or eat it at a nearby restaurant…it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you take the time to eat well…you’re detoxing your soul. Be sure to take care of your body.

SET YOUR EXPECTATIONS CORRECTLY

Getaway House Atlanta: 5+ Things You Should Plan Before Your Awesome Tiny House Visit (Video + Discount Code)
Even if it’s not sunny, it’s just lovely to sit at the large window with hot cider, watching the rain come down.

The Outpost is much like a campground, with cabins tucked in each nook. You’ll likely see others walking around or preparing dinner or setting up their fires at night. The roads are gravel, and you’ll be surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest.

These cabins are all about finding peace and quiet. The Outpost asks that you keep noise to a minimum at all times (no late night campfire parties!), and they ask that everyone try to be inside their cabins by 10pm.

The views outside your large picture window doesn’t overlook Yonah Mountain or Rabun Bald…but don’t let that deter you. Once you are nestled in your cabin, you’ll remember your reason for coming…disconnecting to reconnect. And for that, Getaway House Atlanta is ideal.

BRING YOUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND

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We travel too much to make pup life work for our family, but if you have a Fido then bring him! Your pup is just as welcome as you at Getaway!

Your cabin comes with a water bowl and clean-up bags, and a leash attached to the picnic table outside. There is a small cleaning fee, and you don’t want to leave them outside without you…but they will LOVE it!

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The getaway Chattahoochee location is just one of several outposts in the South. In addition to the ones we mentioned earlier in South Carolina and Alabama, other major cities include Getaway Nashville and Getaway Charlotte-Raleigh.

Read More: Getaway House Nashville: Unplug & Refresh at Nashville’s Newest Tiny Homes (Discount Code)

GETAWAY HOUSE ATLANTA FAQ

How many locations does Getaway House have?

As of 2023, Getaway House has more than 25 locations throughout the United States. In the Southeast, there are seven locations.

Does Getaway House have towels?

Getaway House will send you a list of items that they have for you, and yes, towels are included!

Does Getaway House have a TV?

Getaway House is meant to encourage you to disconnect from electronics and enjoy your surroundings, and so the homes do not have TVs. They do have a radio inside for your use.

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