Walmart to Open Mini-Retail Store at Select Getaway Outposts

The general store will house everyday items, so guests won’t have to travel off property.

July 29, 2022

BROOKLYN, N.Y., and BENTONVILLE, Ark.—Getaway, a nature-focused hospitality company, has designated Walmart as its first official retail partner and will set up a small general store at select Getaway Outposts. Walmart says it’s “aiming to make traveling to nature even easier and convenient.”

“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.”

The General Store by Walmart will be a “mini-retail experience” at select Getaway Outposts and will include seasonal products and other items, including hiking gear, leisure activities and equipment. Walmart said the everyday items also will be available at the general store, saving Getaway guests from having to travel off the property if they forgot an item at home. The store will also feature quality goods from small businesses within the community.

Getaway offers guests disconnected stays in nature located less than a two-hour drive from major cities across the country.

The first General Store will open this August at Getaway Hill Country in Wimberley, Texas, located near Austin and San Antonio. Additional retail General Stores will open through the end of the year at Machimoodus in Moodus, Connecticut; Getaway Big Bear in Running Springs, California; Getaway Western Catskills in Roscoe, New York; and Getaway Ozark Highlands in Osceola, Missouri.

Items on sale at the general store will also be available on via a Getaway shopping page for guests to shop in advance of their visit. Getaway guests who visit any Outpost over the next year will also receive a complimentary Walmart+ trial.