Someone had a brilliant idea to place 40 tiny cabins on wheels in the deep woods of the Brazos Valley in Navasota, TX. It’s the newest Outpost of the Getaway family and is only one hour southeast from Houston and about three hours from Dallas. Grab a drink and read all about our family camping adventure and fall in love with tiny modern camping as we have. Be sure to scroll down for a $25 discount on your next camping experience with Getaway using my link and my promo code.
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Fall In Love With Tiny Modern Camping
I think by now it’s obvious that I like to camp. If you’re a regular reading of my stories, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been writing a lot about camping, whether it’s food for camping, the best gear for camping, or camping in general. Camping, to me, is a great way to explore nature and to relax and let go.
Getaway Tiny Modern Camping
This tiny cabin is part of the Getaway family that we are staying in – yes, they are small but with modern amenities that include a bathroom with a shower, a mini-refrigerator, nice comfy queen beds, a tiny kitchen – everything like home, but smaller. And they are a dog-friendly campground. For a small fee, you can bring your dog(s). This time, I brought my dogs with us. They were so happy to tag along. Be sure to see below how you can save $25 on your stay with Getaway.
When you’re here, you’ll want to put your phone away and turn off all wifi and make a fire. It’s that simple. Unfortunately, there was a burn ban in the area, and we weren’t allowed to build a fire. Brody cooked our dinner using charcoal – and his hamburgers were delicious. He’s pretty proud of them.
It’s no secret that I prefer to camp in a cabin with amenities and not in a tent in the middle of nowhere, or even at a park. A lot of people assume when I say “camping” they think it’s in a tent. I haven’t camped in a tent yet – I’m going to (one of these days), but I do like my amenities. But for now, I’ve found tiny modern camping pretty fun. This is our second time to camp at a tiny Getaway cabin. Our first was Tiny Camping in East Texas, and it was a blast!
Fall In Love With Getaway Brazos Valley In Navasota, TX
Getaway’s latest Outpost is Brazos Valley near Houston – it’s the perfect place for camping because it’s quiet, has lots of walking trails, and it’s close to the famous ice cream of Texas!
We took a few side trips, including the Blue Bell Creamery in Brenham, TX, which was about 40 mins away from our tiny modern camping area. Getaway did their homework before places their small cabins in another location in Texas. This time, it’s not too far from $1 a scoop ice cream!!
Blue Bell Creameries In Brenham, TX
You don’t come out this way without visiting the home of Blue Bell Ice Cream. Getting a scoop of ice cream was on my list of things to do during our tiny modern camping adventure. Nothing disappointing here, except we didn’t get to tour their facility because it’s close to the public right now; other than that, our time was spent well.
Besides selling ice cream for only a $1 a scoop (and no tax), they had the most adorable little boutique full of Blue Bell souvenirs, a museum about the history of Blue Bell, and we watched old commercials that brought back memories from years ago. Brody’s main goal was to order an ice cream that he’s never tried before. I’m just sorry I didn’t get a picture of his tongue after eating Blue Monster Ice Cream!
There’s a lot to do in Brenham, like visit the lavender farm, a family park, aquatic center, and the quaint downtown area. It looks like we might be going back there one day soon.
Barrington Living History Farm
We saw workers picking cotton, but that was about it. We did ask questions about the oxen, the cotton, and vegetables, and all things farm-related. They even let us pick tomatoes and pears to take home. But Brody and I ate the tomatoes after we picked them, and we will cook the pears at home.
The house below belonged to Texas’ last president, Anson Jones, and is the only original structure on the Barrington Farm. Definitely worth checking out >>> wheretexasbecametexas.org.
More About Getaway Tiny Modern Camping
You’ll find Getaway tiny cabins in three different Regions in Texas, as well as in Portland, Atlanta, Boston, Wisconsin, New York, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC. I can’t wait to see where else these brilliant people take their Outpost.
Book your Getaway Outpost today at Your Next Getaway and use promo code GREENMOM for $25 off your stay.
I’m on a mission to spend seven nights in a Getaway Outpost because once you do, your next night is free. Something small to look forward to for the next time. Our next camping road trip in a Getaway Outpost will be in the winter near Austin – the Hill Country Region of Texas.