After navigating floating staircases, dodging living-room-level bosses, and searching for randomly appearing bathroom keys, homeowners come to regret purchasing houses built by video-game designers. Find a respite from the chaos with today's Groupon: for $149, you get a two-night getaway for up to four in a two-room suite at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites in Shakopee (a $298 value).
Americas Best Value Inn sequesters guests in quiet suites adjacent to Canterbury Park Card Casino and a half hour from the bustling Twin Cities. Families and friends spread out across two spacious rooms, flipping on the satellite TV to check out HBO channels or logging on to free high-speed Internet to scout out times for local entertainment. Continental breakfasts fuel muscles before laps in the indoor pool, followed by a sweaty session in the sauna or a relaxing load of laundry in the whirlpool. Concierges welcome canine and feline guests as well as their human handlers for a $10 fee.
Situated among a surfeit of cultural and natural attractions, the inn provides a launch pad for shopping sprees at the Mall of America, where visitors can scope out duds for nights out at Mystic Lake Casino or the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. Bundle up for trips to the region's myriad lakes or strolls along the Minnesota River, and grab binoculars to glimpse the designer luggage carried by migrating birds at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
1244 Canterbury Road South
Shakopee, MN 55379