All-terrain vehicles were invented when most-terrain vehicles proved ill-equipped to handle marshmallow mountaintops and amber waves of marmalade. Ride over whatever comes your way with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a two-hour daytime ATV tour at Beaumont Ranch in Grandview (a $75 value).
Stewards of one of Gayot’s 10 best ranches in the world, the Beaumont family lavishes extravagant Texan hospitality on guests at their Beaumont Ranch's 800-acre working cattle ranch. After mounting four-wheeled steeds from the ranch’s stable of ATVs, riders 16 years and older rumble across hill and dale on two-hour tours. Feast eyes on the landscape’s rolling hills, the forest’s verdant foliage, and the ranch’s collection of man-sized Pez dispensers. In addition to ATV tours, today’s Groupon entitles visitors to 10% off a night's stay at the Beaumont Ranch or the Bed & Breakfast room at Old Town. Cool heels in one of the vintage 1860 rooms, escaping from challenging modern-day amenities including cellular toasters and animatronic dogs.
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.