A relaxing stay at an elegant bed-and-breakfast is much more enjoyable than visiting a trendy bed of breakfast, with its messy scrambled-egg mattresses and uncomfortable biscuit pillows. Savor a sturdier sojourn with today's Groupon: for $149, you get a romantic one-night Rose Petal Package stay for two at Beaumont Ranch in Grandview (a $379 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. The Rose Package augments one of the lodge's uniquely decorated rooms with romantic accouterments, as guests while away private hours aided by flickering candlelight and rose petal turndown service. A bottle of wine and strawberries drenched in chocolate sustain couples through all-night Scrabble matches, while chefs at The Branding Room café fill tummies with a buffet of classic ranch eats for dinner and a hearty country breakfast at dawn.
Sharing space with a herd of Texas longhorns, horses, and a gang of cowboys, guests tap into their inner ranch hand while mastering Old West fundamentals with activity add-ons including roping lessons and cattle herding. Fling a hole in one on the ranch’s disc golf course, pull up a tall tale from the depths of the well-stocked fishing pond, or decamp to the full service spa.
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.