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‘Tiny’ rental cabins pop up on big wooded site in Texas Hill Country

‘Tiny’ rental cabins pop up on big wooded site in Texas Hill Country

Getaway tiny cabin
The tiny cabins offer comfort, but not excess. Photo courtesy of Getaway
Getaway tiny cabin
Getaway's tiny cabins were designed to resemble their surroundings. Photo courtesy of Getaway
Getaway tiny cabin
Disconnect at this East Texas getaway. Photo courtesy of Getaway
Getaway tiny cabin
Getaway tiny cabin
Getaway tiny cabin

Texas has a new vacation getaway for those who yearn to get away from it all but don’t want to travel too far and want accommodations more fun than a resort or hotel.

A Brooklyn, New York-based company called Getaway just opened a wooded 60-acre site in the Texas Hill Country featuring 32 two-person “tiny” cabins and eight four-person “tiny” cabins designed for “mindful escapes.” Each cabin contains as much as 200 square feet. Rents start at $99 a night.

The property, called Getaway Hill Country, is in the Hays County town of Wimberley — about 230 miles south of Dallas. Nearby attractions include Old Baldy Park, Blue Hole Regional Park, and the Driftwood Estate Winery.

Getaway’s locations, called Outposts, encourage guests to temporarily disconnect from the wired and wireless world, enabling them to connect with each other and with nature. There’s no WiFi, and there are lockboxes for storing your electronic devices.

“We live in a time where we’re expected to always be connected. Rarely do people take the time to escape the daily grind, put away their devices, and get in touch with their thoughts, nature, themselves, or their loved ones,” Jon Staff, founder and CEO of Getaway, says in a release. “Getaway was created to give people the time, space, and permission to be off.”

Each cozy cabin features:

  • Queen-size bed or queen-size bunks
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Heat and air conditioning
  • Sink
  • Two-burner stove
  • Drinking water
  • Pots and pans
  • Salt, pepper, and olive oil for cooking

Getaway operates other Outposts near Dallas; Atlanta; Boston; Cleveland; Los Angeles; New York City; Pittsburg; Portland, Oregon; and Washington, D.C. All of the properties are within a two-hour drive of major cities.