Getaway Brings Micro-Cabin Rental Concept to Pacific Northwest

40 micro-cabin units for two to four people set among idyllic woods on 80 acres of land, just 45 mins east of Portland


Field Mag

Tiny cabins and prefab homes get a lot of fanfare. And for good reason. But one can only drool over images of perfectly minimal structures set among perfectly rugged landscapes in far flung destinations for so long—at a certain point, it can get depressing. Not everyone can own a private cabin in the woods. Though you can rent one though, thanks to micro-cabin rental upstart Getaway.

Here’s the catch, you have to live within reach of one of Getaway’s host cities. Good news is, thanks to recent infusion of VC cashola, Getaway’s total cabins now number 279, and touch pretty much every corner of the country—host cities include Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh/Cleveland, Washington DC, and Portland.

Chances are you’ve heard of Getaway by now—the micro-cabin rental company launched by Harvard Business school graduate and alternative housing enthusiast Jon Staff in 2015 has been featured everywhere from Dwell and Business Insider to television’s Shark Tank (seriously). With this in mind, we’re focusing on the newest addition to the Getaway lineup, Portland, AKA Mount Adams.

If there ever was an audience eager to escape to the forest for analog weekend of sustainable living, it’d be Portland. So the announcement makes perfect sense. Located just 45 minutes east, up the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, on the Washington side of the river near the base of a volcano (Mount Adams, Washington’s second highest peak), the 80-acre property features 32 two-person cabins and eight four-person cabins among ponderosa pine trees and huckleberry bushes.

As one might expect from a minimalist micro cabin, there isn’t much on offer in terms of interior amenities—a barebones kitchen, composting toilet, and queen-size bed take up most of the 136-200 square-foot space. A signature “big window” welcomes natural light and blurs the line between indoor and out, encouraging visitors to make the most of their time in the great outdoors.

A night will run you $99, which includes your own private fire pit and picnic table area, plus access property’s many hiking trails. Not bad if you ask us.


Published 08-29-2019

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