What You'll Get
Escaped balloons have long known what humans do not: the tops of trees are full of exclusive drinking establishments and highly classified "sky roots." See what you've been missing with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a zip-line tour at Beaumont Ranch, a $60 value. The 800-acre cattle ranch is 40 minutes outside of Fort Worth in Grandview and boasts the wide-open spaces needed to host the longest zip line in Texas.
A working cattle ranch with a host of activities for visitors, Beaumont Ranch offers six zip lines ranging in length from 100 feet to the record-holding 1,500 feet, totaling over 2,500 feet of adrenaline-pumping lines. From heights reaching 95 feet, feel free to release your dormant pterodactyl roar as you gaze down over lesser, land-locked humanoids. A mandatory introductory course will educate you on the safety precautions and techniques used to traverse treetops on your own for the remaining six lines. Inhale the elitist oxygen that so rudely stays above reasonable breathing levels as you feast your eyes on the graciously provided foliage.
Originally used to transport people, supplies, and magnetic force fields across canyons, zip lining gained popularity as a way to tour the jungles of Central and South America. In addition to zip lines, Beaumont includes a bevy of other activities for the family, including trail rides, cattle drives, and horseback-riding lessons.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person. Reservation required. Must be at least 10 years old and weigh 75–250 lbs. Must sign release. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Beaumont Ranch
Beaumont Ranch is the realization of a dream. Ron Beaumont, the founder and family patriarch, was enamored with the cowboy lifestyle from a very young age, and envisioned himself one day running a ranch like the ones he saw in his favorite western movies. The vision came to fruition in July of 1997, when he and his wife Linda opened their 800 acres of land to the public, allowing visitors to live like cowboys and mingle with their herds of Texas longhorns and horses.
Today, three Beaumont generations live on the ranch, and the guest accommodations have expanded from a 22-room bed-and-breakfast to a 32-room facility boasting an events center, a common area, and a bunkhouse with an additional 48 beds. Well-rested patrons can explore the natural prairies that stretch as far as the eye can see on the transportation of their choice: ATV, horse, or even zipline. After a day spent riding bucking broncos and roping cattle, visitors can kick off their cowboy boots and remove their 10-gallon hats to enjoy pampering serenity at the ranch spa. Here, the aestheticians soothe weary cowpokes' muscles with massages and body scrubs, which were what kept John Wayne so cool under pressure.