Ranked 12th in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Family Hotels and Cruises, The Homestead has been pampering guests—including 22 U.S. presidents—with an assortment of leisurely activities since its pre-Revolutionary War construction in 1766. This Groupon includes one night of well-appointed slumber for up to two guests in one of the historic resort's luxurious classic rooms, featuring down pillows, featherbeds, and midnight golf tips from the ghosts of former boarders. The sun porches and authentic fireplaces in some rooms reflect influences of quieter times, whereas WiFi and flat-screen TVs keep guests technologically apprised of happenings in the outside world. Honk your golf cart's horn in triumph after launching a dimply ball off the nation's oldest first tee in continuous use at the Old Course (an extra round of golf may be purchased for $35). The hilly, par 72 course was originally completed in 1892 but has received fairway contouring and silicone calf implants to keep golfers on their toes. Patrons allergic to grass or 9 irons can partake in a slew of indoor excursions, such as complimentary afternoon tea in the Great Hall, free film showings in the historic theater, and spirited rounds of sphere hurling at the on-site bowling center.
For the past 13 years, Micah Marshall has mastered the tricks of the manicure and pedicure trade as a nail technician in a panoply of different salons. With this experience, she now helms Hands & Feet, where her meticulous attention to detail ensures artfully shaped nails, precisely applied polish, and elegant rounds of patty-cake. She augments her basic nail treatments with chip-resistant Shellac polishes, hydrating hand and foot masks, and other optional extras, ensuring that extremities leave with a photo-shoot-worthy appearance.
Avina Natural Nails' professional pedicurists garnish claws using sanitary and natural Atir Natural Nail Care Clinic techniques beneath the warm lights of a spick-and-span salon. Nailcare specialists eschew acrylics and toxic chemicals in favor of low-chemical Mavala products during 45-minute pedicure procedures. Meticulous hands file, clip, and buff nails before appeasing exhausted extremities with a foot-and-leg massage and exfoliating foot scrub. A scrupulous cuticle trim safeguards toes from bacteria menaces before an application of one of a choice of 250 colors of Essie and Zoya polishes gussies up nails, leaving feet shinier than a freshly waxed stainless-steel statue of David getting a pedicure. While indulging their digits, clients can sit comfortably in padded pedicure thrones rendered extra comfortable by pillows and admire the effulgent elegance of a yellowish sconce that backdrops the foot-restoration locale.
Licensed massage therapist Tessa Geyrosaga believes that regular massage can work wonders for tired and stressed bodies. Offering deep-tissue, shiatsu, and hot-stone massage at her calming massage clinic, she works to relieve tight muscles and release chronic pain and stress. Also providing myofascial release and trigger-point therapy, Tessa brings improved circulation and healing energy to her clients with her hands, helping bodies heal themselves and increasing flexibility.
Ananda draws upon 12 years of professional styling expertise within the cozy, relaxed environment at the eponymous Nanda Nails. Ananda can outfit fingertips or drab pool cues with spa manicures, artificial nails, and exquisite nail art. Waxing services preformed with Amber wax range from delicate Brazilian waxes to brow, lip, and chin waxes.