Escape To: Getaway House, Dale Hollow

Getaway is a unique hospitality company on a mission to help people disconnect from urban stress and reconnect with nature. They provide tiny cabins nestled in serene natural locations within driving distance of major cities across the United States and Canada. Guests can escape to the tranquility of the outdoors without venturing too far from home.

One of Getaway’s latest tiny cabin outposts is Getaway Dale Hollow, located just outside of Nashville in Moss, Tennessee. From Nashville, it’s approximately a 1 hour and 50 minute drive to reach the remote ridges and forests of the Dale Hollow property. This makes it an accessible weekend or extended trip escape for those living in or visiting Music City.

Set on 415 private acres, Dale Hollow offers 40 minimalist cabins overlooking the lush wooded valley and hills of rural Tennessee. Guests can look forward to unwinding and recharging surrounded by the peaceful beauty of nature. Activities like hiking, stargazing, reading, and relaxing allow you to wind down and focus on the simple pleasures.

In this in-depth review, I’ll provide a comprehensive look at the Getaway Dale Hollow experience. This includes details on the comfortable cabin interiors, amenities, nearby activities, hospitality, pros and cons, and overall recommendation. Whether you’re considering a solo retreat or couple’s getaway, read on for a sense of what to expect from this scenic Middle Tennessee glamping destination.

Cozy and Minimalist Cabins

The cabins are the crown jewel of the Getaway Dale Hollow experience. Designed as intimate retreats for 2-4 guests, the cabins include sleeping essentials and basic amenities while forgoing unnecessary frills. The goal is to provide a comfortable shelter immersed in nature where guests can simply unplug and unwind.

Scattered across the ridges and valleys of the 415-acre property, Dale Hollow has 40 tiny cabins offering privacy and scenic vistas. Inside the roughly 100 square foot sanctuaries, you’ll find a queen bed topped with crisp white linens and plush pillows.

There’s also a two-burner propane stove for cooking, a mini kitchenette with basic cookware and serveware, a sink with potable water, and an overhead bunk bed with another queen mattress.

Other notable cabin features include electricity, quiet mini-split heating and air conditioning units, flushable toilet, hot shower, and cell phone lockboxes. On the deck outside, relax at the wooden picnic table or in the Adirondack chairs while soaking in your surroundings.

The interiors provide a comfortable enclosed space while still feeling connected to the outside through large windows. At night, you can stargaze from the cozy bed through the cabin skylights. The minimalist environment enables you to slow down and appreciate nature’s simple joys.

Shared Amenities and Community Spaces

In addition to the intimate cabins, Getaway Dale Hollow offers some shared amenities:

Hiking Trails

Explore the area with three marked hiking trails spanning 1-3 miles. The trails wind through lush forests with scenic overlooks of the surrounding valleys and ridges. Trail maps are provided at check-in.

Main Office

The check-in office offers a small camp store with snacks, gear, and basic essentials you may have forgotten. There are also public restrooms available.

Picturesque Moss, Tennessee Setting

Arguably Getaway’s most valuable asset is its phenomenal location nestled within 415 acres of rural Tennessee forests, valleys, and ridges. The Dale Hollow property sits in Moss, TN near the Cumberland Plateau region, known for rolling hills and lush greenery.

The vista views of undulating hills from the cabin decks are serenely beautiful. The cabins face out towards the forests, with some clustered around a bubbling creek. Whether meandering through the hills on a hiking trail or sitting on your deck listening to birdsong, the natural tranquility surrounds you.

While feeling far removed in nature, the modern conveniences of civilization are still easily accessible. The small town of Celina, with restaurants, shops, and markets, is just 15 minutes down the road. For those wanting to venture further, Dale Hollow is under 2 hours from Nashville.

Nearby Adventures in the Area

Getaway Dale Hollow provides endless opportunities for both relaxation and adventure within the on-site grounds. But there are also plenty of nearby activities in the area for those looking to explore.

Burgess Falls – Just 25 minutes away, hike to the impressive 130-foot and 80-foot waterfalls via scenic trails and overlooks.

Standing Stone State Park – This park 15 minutes from the cabins offers hiking, fishing, biking, and more. Don’t miss the scenic 10-mile loop with lakeside views.

Cummins Falls State Park – See the 75-foot cascading waterfall via a 2.5 mile loop trail just 40 minutes away.

Tims Ford State Park – Go kayaking, cycling or enjoy lake views at this park 50 minutes from the cabins.

Whether seeking adventure or relaxation, Dale Hollow’s proximity to natural parks provides endless options to enjoy the great outdoors.

Warm and Welcoming Hospitality

The Getaway hospitality shines through at Dale Hollow to provide a comfortable, welcoming escape. Staff are available for check-in at the main office and happy to provide area recommendations. But otherwise, guests are left to independently enjoy the tranquil cabins and surroundings.

The remote check-in and hands-off approach ensure a private retreat focused on relaxation and connection with nature and loved ones. Guests are asked to be respectful of quiet hours so all can enjoy the peace and serenity.

With limited staff, service is purposefully sparse to minimize disruption of your quiet rural escape. But employees are quick to assist if any issues arise.

Ideal for Disconnecting in Nature

Getaway Dale Hollow offers an idyllic escape for those looking to:

  • Unplug and unwind – With limited cell service and WiFi, you’re forced to disconnect from devices and reconnect with nature, loved ones, and yourself.
  • Recharge in nature – Enjoy scenic vistas, trails, and the serenity of the outdoors from your cabin nestled in the hills.
  • Seek adventure – The area provides endless outdoor recreation opportunities just a short drive away for those wanting to hike, bike, kayak and more.
  • Escape the city – The remote rural locale provides distance from the hustle of Nashville without venturing too far from civilization.

Pros, Cons and Final Impressions

Getaway Dale Hollow provides a breathtaking natural escape with a few tradeoffs:

Pros

  • Secluded, scenic setting surrounded by nature
  • Comfortable, minimalist cabins foster relaxation
  • Onsite hiking trails and nearby state parks for outdoor adventures
  • Provides distance from city life without venturing too far

Cons

  • Limited dining and activity options within the grounds
  • Tight quarters mean minimal privacy from travel companions
  • You may hear noise from adjacent cabins
  • Lack of WiFi and cell service may be challenging for some

Wrap Up

Overall, I wholeheartedly recommend Getaway Dale Hollow for an idyllic nature retreat to unwind and focus on the simple joys of life. The lush green hills provide endless serenity and opportunities for both adventure and relaxation.

If you’re looking to recharge in the beauty of Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau region, this scenic escape less than two hours from Nashville is ideal. Just prepare to fully unplug and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature.

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