Now that summer is here, and Texas is somewhat back to normal, it’s time for a multigenerational road trip with my son and my mother. I have decided on tiny cabin camping in East Texas. See how much fun we had.
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Tiny Cabin Camping in East Texas
Though I would never live in a tiny cabin with my mother, I don’t mind at all her coming along on our road trips. She’s 81 and needs to keep mobile and enjoy the outdoors like the rest of us. She even brought her dog, Lily, along this time.
First off, I hope we don’t ever go through what we experienced back in March. We are not out of the woods yet, but I felt we needed to do something, so that’s why I chose to escape to the Piney Woods of East Texas for a couple of days. Luckily, we three got to go on our planned multigenerational road trip through Tennessee in early March before all this broke out. We did end our trip a day early because we watched the pandemic unfold at my friend’s house in Tennessee. We felt we needed to get back on the road towards home.
So there’s only one word for this trip, okay two – need and nature.
Just a little over two hours away, we got to roll up our sleeves and play in nature. That consists of hiking nearby trails, spelling our names with rocks, making a fire in the pit, and roasting s’ mores, which is what we do every time we go camping.
Be sure to see what I have to say about our tiny cabin (below).
Tiny Cabin Camping in East Texas
First, I prepared for our trip with food, firewood, first aid kit, and all the things a person needs for outdoor camping. I premade this easy veggie skewer camping recipe to take with us, grabbed some blueberries that we handpicked on Monday before we left, and off we went to tiny cabin camping in East Texas.
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Brody is using the multi-tool found in Nomadik’s box.
Brody and I found the perfect trees with just enough space between the two to hang his hammock. He was set for a while. Love the box is chose to read too. This hammock was also in Nomadik’s latest subscription box.
Because we are in the great outdoors, I demonstrated my advice by taking and using these simple tips to take care of the great outdoors with us as we hiked around the Piney Woods.
Getaway Piney Woods Review
So, the tiny cabin we stayed in is those of Getaway. Have you heard of these tiny cabins that are spread out in parts of Texas and other states? Someone told me Getaway was on Shark Tank years ago. My opinion is that if you love the outdoors, exploring nature, taking hikes, you probably won’t stay inside too much. Though they are little, they are relaxing, peaceful, and simply amazing. There are 40 tiny camping cabins in this one area – all spread out, of course. If you look it up, where we stayed is under Dallas.
Our cabin came equipped with most things you need, and there’s a provisions box should you or some kid wants/needs candy. The only thing that didn’t work was the fire starters, but we brought a few too.
What I like the best was all cabins are spread out and not too close to your neighbor. You could pretty much run around naked if you wanted to. However, there was a trail next to ours, so no naked stuff was happening!
I love that red mini-fridge. The sink is to the right of it, and the bathroom is to the right as well. See, not much walking around space, but who stays inside while camping anyways? Not us.
There are lots of hiking trails in the area, long and short trails into the woods to enjoy. Though there have been reports of snakes and wild boars, we saw none and was relaxed hiking on the trails. We did see a deer.
Zipline in East Texas
I knew there had to be fun things to do in or around La Rue, so I dug further on the Getaway website. There were a few lakes nearby and a zipline course only 15 minutes away. Since zip lining is one of my favorite things to do outdoors, this was a no brainer activity for us to do. This was Brody’s second time to zip line, but the first was a concise course at church camp last year.
Our tiny cabin camping in East Texas was nothing short of having a good time. Although mom and Brody fought like mother and son, all else was good!! HA!
I can’t wait to spend more time in another tiny Getaway cabin. There are more locations in Texas as well as on the east and west coasts. And, after you spend seven nights, you get a free night. To see if there’s one worth a road trip near you Check out tiny cabin camping near me and remember to use GREENMOM at checkout to get $25 off your next stay – you’ll love it!
I’m leaving you with one more photo. I mentioned above that we spelled our names from rocks, but my mom did that while Brody and I were zip lining. Way to go, mom!
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