In some ways it seems crazy that our first year of marriage has already flown by! But in other ways, it feels like we’ve been married forever! Getting to live life beside my best friend is the greatest gift I’ve ever received.
We planned our anniversary trip back in May, when I first discovered Getaway. I was definitely drawn in by the marketing 😉 I really liked the idea of a quiet weekend away in a tiny house. And I especially loved that big picture window by the bed 🙂 But our honest opinion of the experience? Way overpriced for what it is. We were MUCH closer to our neighbors than what was advertised (though props to them, the way the campsites were situated, you couldn’t see directly into someone else’s big window), and the experience was a little froufrou for our tastes. It might be perfect for some people, and just maybe not quite for us! The tiny house itself was also just incredibly basic. But I also realize that I’m blessed to be married to a woodworker 😉
It’s definitely marketed to people who live in the D.C area to come and getaway for a weekend and de-stress. But I guess we discovered that we must already lead a pretty low-stress life 😂 Certain things just cracked us up, like how they had instructions for how to make a s’more… 😂 A nice gesture, but again, kind of froufrou. You could also purchase a few small logs to build a campfire for $8, but Chris, being the smart man that he is, said “umm, we’re in the woods, I can just build a fire myself” 😂
So all in all, we had a GREAT time, because we got to spend time together! And parts of the cabin itself was really fun (like the big window). But I think the experience would be more suited to someone coming from a big city who doesn’t have basic knowledge of camping or nature.
My two favorite parts of the trip were the day we went hiking, and waking up to rain on our anniversary and getting to snuggle and sleep in late. Lincoln loved it, because he got to sleep on the bed! There was absolutely no room for him to sleep anywhere else 😂 It was just like his window seat here at home, he spent every day sitting on his blanket and watching all the squirrels play.
I asked Chris to take a few (translation: a lot) photos with me when we first arrived on Friday, and I think they turned out so cute! Considering I had to use a tripod and remote and that was not the easiest thing in the world in a tiny house 😂 After the photos, we ate cheeseburgers for dinner and had s’mores for dessert. Saturday was our anniversary, and we spent it exploring Shenandoah National Park! We hiked Hightop Mountain, which was the most beautiful hike I’ve ever done! Definitely the highlight of the trip. It had to have been the peak of fall colors! After our hike, we cooked steak and potatoes, ate anniversary cake in bed, and watched part of The Grinch before falling asleep 😂 Sunday was our last day, so we packed up and loaded up the truck (in the pouring rain) and headed home. It was so lovely getting away and spending time together ❤️
This bed was so incredibly comfortable! I could’ve sat here and stared out the window for hours!
Before leaving for home, we stopped by Skyline Drive one last time, and it was SO foggy! Completely different from the day before, but still so beautiful.