Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma July 2018 - Page 22

Parrot Cove helps guests feel like they are on a beach getaway in Oklahoma. You Don’t Have to Travel Far to Getaway PHOTOS & STORY BY KRISTY STURGILL N ot far from the hustle and bustle of the city is Arcadian Getaways. It’s three little cottages that dot the countryside, and they’re perfect for a special night with a special someone. Martha Hall, the co-owner of Arcadian Getaways with her husband Gary Hall, has a lifelong mission to help married couples stay in love, and she does it by creating a local getaway where two people can spend a night, a weekend or a week alone in a cabin in the woods. “We love being out here. We love preparing for the couples and setting up the cottages for their arrival. It’s like wrapping a present every afternoon,” she said. “The idea is to provide the guests with privacy and intimacy. They drive down a long dirt road to get to their cottage, and 22 July 2018 | The Business Times they don’t hear from us until they call to check out. Our ministry to couples is to encourage their marriage and encourage their relationships.” Each cabin has a different theme. They all feature an outdoor spa and sauna on a screened-in porch. They also have a jetted jacuzzi inside, a king-size bed, fireplace, a full couch, a TV with a DVD player and movie collection, full-size kitchen, a European spa shower with multiple shower heads for two people and a charcoal grill outside. The cabins are about 1,000 square feet, and one cabin is two-story and it’s theme is “Paradise Cove.” It’s designed to mimic a tropical escape. They also have the “French Hen,” which features a French bistro kitchen and a spa shower that looks like it’s from the 1920s with eight shower heads and exposed copper pipes. The last cabin, Meadowlark Barn, is a rustic setting and the shower is actually located in a silo built into the side of the cottage. “The goal is to help the guests transport to another world,” Hall said. Hall said it’s not just the location and the features that guests enjoy, but also the personal touches they include like a sign on the door welcoming them by name or wishing them a happy anniversary. “When the couple arrives, there is music playing, the lights are soft near the bedside and tubside,” she said. “We also pray over every cottage each afternoon.” Guests can choose from various