Getaway House Camp Homochitto :: Worth The Drive

Getaway House Camp Homochitto :: Worth The Drive

Disclosure :: The writer’s stay was sponsored by Getaway House. That said, the opinions and experiences reflected are of the writers. Vacation destinations are a huge topic of conversation during these summer months and it is our wish to share all of the latest info with our readers! 

I recently had the opportunity to stay in a Getaway House. A want-to-be camper with a 4 year old and 2 year old in tow, I was excited at the chance of experiencing nature, hiking and getting away – something we had not done in months. Their website has breath taking images on display with huge windows overlooking scenic views, beautiful wooden interior and peaceful exterior seating.

A true glamping experience.

The long list of amenities ensured me that I would have just about everything I needed upon arrival with the exception of myself, clothing, food and any extras such as a book, puzzle or specific game. All the extra items typically required on a camping trip such as can openers, lighters, pots, pan, bowls, utensils were all provided with the cabin stay. This (along with prepared beds) made it so easy to pack for this trip! And while majority of the cabin’s offerings are gratis, there are a few add on items like stocked coffee, tea, hot chocolate, wood, fire starters, s’mores, mosquito wipes. These items are only charged after leaving and IF you used them. Not having to worry about lugging our own bundle of wood to the Getaway was so nice.

The check in process was SO easy.

Getaway kept me updated in the days leading up to our stay with guides detailing what to pack from experienced campers, things to do, a map of the grounds which showed the trails available at the Getaway, and once it was finally time, our cabin name and entry code.

Once we got there, I was immediately impressed by the cleanliness, despite being out in nature.

The 4 chairs around the fire ring, a smooth picnic table that I was NOT afraid would give us splinters. When I entered the cabin, the very first impression I had was how well the room was pre-chilled after a day outdoors. 5-stars for the condition of the A/C! After that, the overall appearance and cleanliness is what stood out most. Every detail perfectly thought out. A note greeting me at the table. A page of fun games to fill out, immaculately made beds overlooking the scenic views, down to the toilet paper rolls having a sticker to signify the bathrooms were maintenance. My husband most enjoyed using a kettle for the very first time to make his pour over coffee. He was also impressed by how strong the water pressure was and dimming light switches.

I browsed their website for things to do in the area and I knew I was interested in hiking. Other options include visiting a local winery or diners, but with young kids to entertain, I figured these might not wear them out quite as well. We didn’t arrive at the campsite until close to 7pm, so the first night we unloaded our groceries that we brought along (though you can also visit a local grocery store right outside the outpost, or have Walmart deliver). We made a campfire to roast smores then put out our fire. Inside, we cooked dinner and read a book before bed.


The next day, we planned on walking the trails on the Getaway Outpost Grounds and then enjoying some family time coloring and reading in the cabin. The Homochitto River runs along the end of one of the trails and figured this would be a scenic route for us. The trails are well maintained and easy hikes. My kids collected hiking sticks, flowers, berries, and any other nature item that peaked their interests. When we got to the end of the trail, there was a beautiful view of the river accompanied with a 4 foot drop off to the river. I took the kids to the river while my husband preferred to stay on land. We had fun swimming in the perfectly clear waters. While we did spend plenty of time outside in the water, bringing a few sand toys along would have been lots of fun as there was a sand bank to play on. 

On our last day, we tidied up our cabin space, cleaned our dishes, packed the car and drove to Clark Creek. I intended on taking the kids to Clark Creek this summer to hike anyway so this was on our to do list. It’s such fun exposure to waterfalls, rocks to climb over, rugged terrain and steep drop offs with towering trees. I will note that this excursion was 1 hour and 15 minutes from the Getaway so it is best planned for on your way up to the Getaway or on the trek home to save on some drive time.

While this was luxury glamping at it’s finest, the ease and comfort this trip brought (especially with littles) will make it hard to camp any other way (ahem, tent).

My Take Aways:

  • pack more clothes to account for the water play and just general dirt when hiking
  • sand toys would have been nice
  • thankful we brought our food so we were prepared upon arrival
  • bring the bug spray! While the cabin did supply Off mosquito wipes, we used The Natural Patch mosquito stickers, Citronella wrist bands, and sprayed OFF on the kids clothes. Knowing we were spending significant amounts of time outdoors we did not want to get bitten. All of us escaped with NO bug bites!
  • The water heater is small to fit the tiny house, so just plan accordingly when taking a shower.

Plus the views were outstanding!

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Emily Miller
Emily is a dual citizen, residing in Lafayette, Louisiana, yet a temporary visitor in her other residency of Germany. She is a wife of four years and full time working mother to two kids: a 2.5 year old girl (C) and 5 month old boy (H). Having graduated from LSU with her bachelors, she continued her education by getting her Masters in Business Administration from UL. Working in management in retail, her schedule frequently varies and consists of unusual hours, but she embraces that as extra time with her children. While off the clock, Emily pours herself a cup of decaf coffee, plays in a room filled with toddler toys, teaches her children German, and attempts to be a scrunchy Montessori inspired mama with goals of raising independent children.


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