Beall Mansion, a registered historic landmark finished in 1903, ushers sweethearts into lodgings furnished with hand-woven oriental rugs, period antiques, and crystal chandeliers dangling from 11.5¬-foot ceilings. Visitors, who can check in as early as 2 p.m., can explore the statuary’s marble and bronze artwork before heading up the stairs to spacious rooms resplendent with wood pieces carved and gnawed by artisans. Italian marble floors unfurl around private baths, and whirlpools simmer enough water for two. After drying off inside his-and-hers embroidered robes, duos can crabwalk down to the always-open chocolate buffet to sate cravings with at least 21 options, from pomegranate seeds smothered in dark chocolate to milk-chocolate-covered pretzels. For daytime amusement, an outing to the Grafton Winery & Brewhaus begins with a 20-minute trip along the scenic route of the Meeting of the Great Rivers, who mostly sit around and compare trout. Sampled vinos await sipping on spacious patios or in a glass enclosure, and sippers may linger for lunch or dinner (not included in this Groupon).
The experienced construction gurus at Waltco Tools, with more than 8,000 square feet full of wares from 200 major brands at their disposal, guide customers toward the right tools for any handyman job. A Dremel engraving tool ($19.99) etches signatures into personal property or local playground slides, working its carving magic on a variety of surfaces and materials such as metal, plastic, glass, ceramics, wood, and leather. The convenient telescoping magnet ($1.99) facilitates quick retrieval of screws and other metal parts, and a pair of Black Stallion gloves($16.99) protects hands when battling squirrels for dropped shiny things. Waltco packs supplies for all manner of DIY projects, as well as professional projects, outfitting area businesses with essentials for automotive and industrial work.
Over the course of their 50 years of business, Apple Cleaners has kept up with the demands of ever-emerging, ever more finicky fabrics. Today, it combines its updated equipment with two types of cleaning solution, granting the flexibility to tackle stains in a full range of fabrics, from wool to cotton to various blends. Eager to show off their quality handiwork, the staff can expedite cleaning orders for next-day and delivery services.
For nearly 50 years, Graceland Child Development Day Care Center has opened kids' minds and freed adults' schedules with weekday childcare services. Its fun-loving staff lead daily arts and crafts activities to foster kids' creativity and learning experiences designed around the A Beka Book curriculum to challenge their minds. Housed within Hope Church on Bellefontaine Road, Graceland operates daycare services and preschool sessions from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
PPG Porter Paints' team has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple lines and sheens of interior paint offer to protect walls from presidential portraits painted in mustard ($25.79+/gal.). Eco-conscious shoppers can snag gallons of Pure Performance color, designed to thwart mold and mildew without angering Mother Nature's overprotective rottweiler ($33.39+/gal.). Peruse exterior paints if looking to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season ($25.79+/gal.). Effective on most surfaces, Porter's acrylic, synthetic, and alkyd Seal Grip primers also help house-wide paint jobs to stay put ($40+/gal.). Amicable staff members roam each locale's voluminous aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.
Kwik Dry Carpet Care has been washing behind the ears of stubborn floors for more than 16 years. Each session is personalized, beginning with a consultation to discuss cleaning goals and cheer up the homeowner’s discouraged vacuum cleaner. Clients may solicit a technician for a detailed carpet cleaning or to obliterate grime from dingy tile and grout using the company’s high-powered 900 psi Rotovac.