What It’s Like to Stay at Getaway Ozark Highlands

Getaway is a glamping company with locations throughout the United States offering tiny cabin rentals outside of many major cities. In Missouri, they offer two options; Getaway Ozark Highlands, about an hour and a half from Kansas City, and Getaway St. Francois which is 45 minutes from St. Louis.

We visited the Ozark Highlands location in Osceola, Missouri and had the most relaxing and rejuvenating weekend in a Getaway tiny cabin.

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Getaway Ozark Highlands

Getaway offers escapes to tiny cabins nestled in nature, with warm showers, AC & heat, a mini kitchen, firepits, and private hiking trails. They also have pet-friendly cabins.

It’s a great romantic getaway as well as a fun family adventure. If you love the outdoors, but don’t enjoy the work involved with camping and tasks like setting up a tent, this is a perfect upscale camping experience.

What is Getaway Ozark Highlands?

An Ozark Highlands Getaway is camping without the hassle of camping!

We loved the quiet solitude of the Ozark Highlands Getaway location and spent lots of time gazing into the outdoor fire pit, roasting marshmallows, chatting, reading, cooking, and taking walks on the campsite trail.

Ozark Highlands Getaway Experience

We’ve always loved camping and because this was so simplified since there was so little equipment to pack or set up, it really gave us more time to unwind, enjoy the outdoors and disconnect from technology.

Tiny homes have been making waves on the internet for several years now, and they are a fun option for your next vacation. It offers access to remote locations away from everything and everyone, and it’s often a more sustainable option than camping.

Getaway’s Ozark Highlands Outpost provides Missourians with access to 45 tiny cabins in a tranquil, yet accessible, wooded property at the foot of the Ozarks in Osceola, Missouri.

Cellphone lockbox

While guests are encouraged to try doing absolutely nothing including storing their mobile phone in a ‘cell phone lockbox’, Getaway does offer recommended hiking trails, simple guides dedicated to the flora and fauna in the surrounding region, games, and more.

There are a few trails on the campground property as well as some nearby hikes and adventures for those who want a daytime activity.

The Cabin

Entrance to our campsite
Entrance to our campsite

Each tiny cabin is in near-total privacy and seclusion from other campsites. Each of the cabins is spread 50 – 150 feet apart from one another, scattered amongst wooded areas spanning 317 acres.

Getaway tiny cabin in Ozarks, Missouri

Each cabin is intentionally designed with thoughtful elements, like the signature picture window, allowing for amazing views of the cabin’s surroundings.

Ranging from 136-200 square feet, every space includes a queen size bed(s), a mini-kitchen, a bathroom, and a private outdoor area.

Getaway is more glamping than camping, but you get all the great parts of camping. Each tiny cabin has a picnic table, fire pit with a cooking grate, and Adirondack chairs.

The cabins are self-catering, allowing you to check yourself in and out via pin code, and they come with a good amount of essential necessities (like toilet paper, towels, and cooking supplies.

Getaway Plus! They have partnered with One Tree Planted and for every cabin booked, a new tree is planted. To date that totals over 14,000 trees!

What Each Getaway Outpost Includes

The Kitchen

Cabin kitchen

The kitchen is equipped with so much more than I expected! There were wooden spoons, silverware, knives, wine opener, bottle opener, can opener, scissors, tongs, lighters, coffee mugs, 4 cups, four small bowls, four plates, one big bowl, one pot, one skillet, paper towels, kitchen towels, and hand soap.

Kitchen supplies
Kitchen supplies in cabin

There was also salt, pepper sugar, coffee mate creamer, olive oil, and a cutting board.

The Bathroom

The bathroom has toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, and body soap. It also comes with toilet paper and bath towels.

bathroom shower

For a few dollars each you can buy coffee, tea, hot chocolate, insect wipes, log bundles, and fire starters.

The Outdoor Space

campfire

We spent a good chunk of our time sitting by the campfire. It was so relaxing to watch the fire, listen to the birds chirp and watch the leaves rustle in the breeze.

alexa at campfire
Todd at campsite

One thing I did wish we brought was a hammock. There are so many trees it would have been very easy to hang it up.

trees around campsite

There was a dog leash connected to the picnic table, which I thought was a nice touch. There was also a dog bowl provided.

Campsite S’Mores

Camping Tip: It’s always a good idea to bring a headlamp, glow in the dark camping compass and adventure first aid kit. But, most important — don’t forget the S’Mores Kit!

smores
roasting marshmallows over fire
s'mores

Hiking Trails

Nature path at the getaway

There are three nature paths in the campground that are wooded and quite pretty. During our stay, we enjoyed a morning and afternoon walk. Such a fun way to further the connection to nature.

Nature path walking trail

What to Pack for Getaway

Food and Drink: Have a Meal Plan

Pack what you’ll need for at least dinners and possibly breakfasts. I prepped a few things for my trip and ended up bringing chili for dinner, bagels and fruit for breakfast and items for a picnic lunch with cheese, deli turkey, yogurt, etc.

Also, bring any drinks you enjoy and plenty of water.

One thing to note is while there is a mini frig, there is no ice. So, if you plan a picnic, you’ll want to stop in Clinton or a gas station to buy a small bag of ice.

There are items for purchase like oatmeal, pasta and sauce, coffee, snacks, and the like. Everything is under $10… so if you find you didn’t bring enough food, you can easily get by without having to do a run to the nearest grocery store.

Entertainment

books and games

Each cabin comes with books, a radio, and card games, along with a map detailing nearby trails and activities like sudoku, a word search, and suggested tasks to disconnect.

We also brought our travel chess boardMancala and Boggle.

Clothing

Bring layers and depending on what time of year you visit, extras like gloves and hats. It does cool down once the sun sets, so if you want to spend time outdoors into the evening or in early morning we found having an extra blanket to wrap yourself in was quite nice.

If you plan to hike, bring a good pair of walking shoes.

What to Do Near Getaway Ozark Highlands

There are plenty of outdoor activities near the Ozark Highlands Getaway including Harry S. Truman State Park, Shawnee Bend Bluff Trail, and Pomme de Terre State Park. There are also fun shopping options such as the David Bros Antique Mall, Osceola Cheese Co., and the Amish Trading Post.

So, whether you’re planning a couples retreat, friend getaway, or solo vacation, these Getaway cabins provide an escape from everyday life — at an affordable price. And what these homes lack in square footage, they make up for in charm.

Getting to Getaway Ozark Highlands

From Kansas City: Hwy 71 to I-49 toward Clinton and then to MO 7. Clinton is a great spot to stop if you want to pick up ice, wood, or other groceries.

Glamping & Camping Missouri Must-Have Items

Pack your tent, lace up your boots, and get ready to embark on a camping adventure! Below are a few of our favorite camping gadgets and gear to make your time in the wilderness more fun!

  1. Thermacell MR300 Portable Mosquito Repeller Includes 12 Hours of long lasting refills. No spray, no DEET, no open flame.
  2. Nemo Stargaze Recliner Luxury Camp Chair The first-ever swinging and reclining camp chair takes relaxation and star gazing to a new level.
  3. Kammok Double Roo Hammock It supports up to 500 pounds but packs down to the size of a water bottle.
  4. Advanced Elements Solar Shower Large 5-gallon capacity that is designed to heat water fast in the warm sun.
  5. Outdoor First Aid Kit This kit is designed for camping and outdoor adventure. You hope you’ll never have to use but will never regret packing it with your camping gear.

Check out all the Getaway Cabins and pricing. Make sure to tell them you heard about them on Travel in Missouri!

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