Walmart and Getaway, a health and wellness hospitality company, announced a new partnership designating Walmart as Getaway’s first official retail partner and will introduce offerings for guests starting this fall such as The General Store by Walmart, opening at select Getaway Outposts. Getaway offers guests disconnected stays in nature located less than a two-hour drive from major cities across the country. As a result of continued demand, Getaway, which has averaged above 84% occupancy over the year across Outposts, recently announced new Outposts opening, amounting to 28 total locations before the end of 2022.
The General Store by Walmart, a mini-retail experience at select Getaway Outposts, will include seasonal products, sourced from Walmart and curated by the outdoor experts at Getaway. Items may include hiking gear, leisure activities and campfire equipment including Fujifilm cameras, Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, Pendleton Outdoor Blanket and Burt’s Bees lip balm to name a few.
The General Store will also feature quality goods from small businesses within the community, furthering Getaway and Walmart’s commitment to supporting local communities. The first General Store will open this August at Getaway Hill Country in Wimberly, TX, located near Austin and San Antonio. Additional retail General Stores will open through the end of the year at Getaway Machimoodus in Moodus, CT; Getaway Big Bear in Running Springs, CA; Getaway Western Catskills in Roscoe, NY; and Getaway Ozark Highlands in Osceola, MO.
“At Getaway, our mission is to help people disconnect and spend time in nature,” said Carlos Becil, Chief Experience Officer at Getaway. “In partnering with Walmart, we are able to amplify our efforts to a larger audience and provide our guests with more free time, helping them prepare for their stays and enjoy the comforts of nature once they arrive.”