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Fast-growing 'tiny cabin' startup to build new campsite outside St. Louis

The company says its cabins range from 140 to 200 square feet in size and include either one queen size bed or a bunk bed with two queen mattresses.
Credit: Getaway via St. Louis Business Journal

BLOOMSDALE, Missouri — Getaway, a fast-growing New York-based startup that is building campgrounds within driving proximity of major cities, is expanding to the St. Louis region, with plans to open a location that will feature dozens of “tiny cabins.”

Venture-backed Getaway said later this year it will launch one of its “Outposts,” campsites that feature cabins and that are located within a two-hour drive of large cities, in Bloomsdale, Missouri, about 50 miles south of St. Louis.

The Bloomsdale site, called Getaway St. Francois, is slated to include 40 of Getaway’s tiny cabins. The company says its cabins range from 140 to 200 square feet in size and include either one queen size bed or a bunk bed with two queen mattresses. The cabins also include air conditioning/heat, a kitchenette, toilet, shower and outdoor fire pit.

Getaway declined to disclose its financial investment it is making to establish its St. Louis-area campsite. It also did not share the location of the facility, with a spokeswoman saying the company typically doesn’t share the address of its Outposts with its customers until the first day of their trip "to ensure guests cannot over plan their stay.” She said the site is a 45-minute drive from St. Louis and a 19-minute drive from St. Francois State Park in Bonne Terre, Missouri.

Founded in 2015, Getaway describes itself as a “health and wellness hospitality company,” positioning its cabins as a way to help individuals easily escape their hometowns to unwind and relax.

Read the full story on the St. Louis Business Journal website.

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