Getaway House

The weekend before Western WA was engulfed with wildfire smoke, we were able to getaway for a few days to head to the Mt. Adams Getaway House located in Glenwood, WA.

I found out about the Getaway House via Instagram, and then did a bit of online research to learn more about these awesome little cabins. The two founders started their company in 2015, with the goal of providing little tiny houses out in nature to escape the stresses of everyday life. The popularity of the houses grew, and now they have outposts all over the country.

For us, we just wanted a chance to get out of town without being around crowds of people. The Getaway House has been doing an incredible job cleaning their properties during the pandemic, and with confidence we felt like it was about time to get out of dodge!

The location of the Getaway is an interesting part of the state. It is just north of Hood River Oregon, across the Columbia River on the southeast side of Mt Adams. What is unique about the area is that it is a little bit forest and a little bit countryside. As you travel there, you will see everything from kite surfers and whitewater rafters, to cows and farm land.

Upon arriving to the Getaway Houses we had this beautiful evening light (probably just a smidge of wildfire smoke blowing in from Oregon.) Nonetheless, it was a gorgeous night!

The cabins provide pretty much everything you’d need for a weekend stay, including bedding, towels, and your own bathroom. (Dog not included.)

Immediately we hung up the hammock, took a breath….and relaxed. :)

More about the Getaway House:

  • The Getaway House Journal
  • A great article about the Getaway House
  • Getting Away – 75 Everyday Practices for Finding Balance in Our Always-On World, by Jon Staff

Hoodsport Craft Cabin

Hoodsport Craft Cabin

Last weekend we drove down to Hoodsport, WA to work on my friend’s cabin…which we most fondly call The Craft Cabin. This isn’t because we just like to go away for the weekend and do crafts…it’s because in the future it will become a literal craft cabin. :)

Hoodsport Craft Cabin

Remodeling and repairs are well underway, and this weekend we helped clean out the garage to make way for the next construction project…the craft studio! We are most excited about this, and I can’t wait to see how it all turns out.

Slowly, bit by bit, we have been moving furniture and equipment down to the cabin for our future craft en devours. Not only will be have space to do crafts, we will have a working screen printing press! Of course I don’t know how to use it…but I’ll learn from my expert friend Jen. :)

If you have never visited Hoodsport WA, it’s a cute little town located on Hood Canal to the right of the Olympic Peninsula. The little “downtown” area is home to many things including the Hoodsport Coffee Co. (which also serves amazing ice cream,) The Hardware Distillery Co., the Hoodsport Winery tasting room, and some great little boutiques and antique shops. The town is also a hotspot for divers, as well as beach combers.

Hoodsport Coffee Co.

the hardware distillery co.

I’ll keep you posted on how the Craft Cabin is coming along. So in the meantime if you are in the area check out the town. It’s such a beautiful part of Washington State. I am always relaxed when I visit that area…and I feel a little more at home. :)