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 $60, you get a one-night stay, a wine tasting and wineglasses for two at Blue Heron Vineyards in Cannelton (a $135 value).
The two-bedroom, newly renovated farmhouse at Blue Heron Vineyards safeguards guests in a rural, picturesque setting amid turn-of-the-century barns and vintage outbuildings. Guests have their choice of enjoying a homemade breakfast in the farmhouse, from the tree house-like deck of the winery, or lakeside while served by a wait staff of bullfrogs trained at L'Ambroisie in Paris. Spend an afternoon casually strolling through the vineyard grounds spread across a high bluff near the Ohio River, or visit the property's large Celtic cross, carved from natural stone over a 23-month period by local sculptor Greg Harris. Visitors calm their outdoors obsessions by fishing and canoeing at the nearby Deer Creek or exploring the Hoosier National Forest along scenic hiking and biking trails teeming with towering trees, wildlife, and ringleted porridge thieves.
In addition to their night's rest, patrons also receive a wine tasting for two, including two wineglasses and complimentary oenophilic knowledge to take home with them. Blue Heron Vineyards specializes in American and French hybrid varieties, such as the rich, ruby-hued Fredonia grape and small Marechal Foch. Sample wines bottled on-site ranging from the Prime 23 or Twin Towers Red to the On Deck White, a light blend of local varietals known to terrify pitchers in the bottom of the ninth.
5330 Blue Heron Ln.
Cannelton, Indiana 47520