Spending time among trees is so therapeutic that the Japanese call it “forest bathing.” Studies have shown that the practice boosts the immune system, suppresses stress hormones, and lowers heart rates and blood pressure.
That’s the premise behind Getaway, a national chain offering remote forest retreats for weary city dwellers. Nestled in the Chattahoochee National Forest near Suches, about two hours north of Atlanta, its 57-acre Georgia outpost hosts about 20 tiny, Scandinavian-chic “cabins” (wood-panelled mobile units) that include queen-sized beds for two or four guests, hot showers with ecofriendly amenities, kitchenettes, and fire pits. (Tip: Via online chat, request a cabin that is not close to the road.) Put your cell in the lockbox and unplug for a few nights. Instead of staring at a screen, gaze out the floor-to-ceiling window. Your mind and body will thank you. From $119
This article appears in our August 2019 issue.