People often do things at resorts that they would never do in their own homes, such as sleep soundly, watch Marley and Me, or let the kids drink as much shampoo as they want. Let loose with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a one-night stay Sunday–Thursday at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort in Gloucester (up to a $155 value).
Cape Ann's Marina Resort welcomes weary aquanauts with ample amenities and rooms that overlook the Annisquam River from semiprivate balconies. Depending upon availability at the time of reservation, minds can be serenaded to sleep by the soothing sounds of waves and opera-trained gulls as heads rest upon fluffy pillows and cool sheets in first-floor state rooms or second- and third-floor captain's quarters. Regardless of elevation, each room comes furnished with a king-size bed or two doubles (as well as cable television and wireless high-speed Internet) and affords picturesque views of the marina and its herds of wild American seahorses. During the day, an 80-degree indoor, chlorine-free pool and jacuzzi encourage unscented splashing in climate-controlled comfort, and the outdoor sun deck provides a warm place to bask in the star's undivided attention. Cape Ann Marina Resort patrons also receive 10% off services at the resort spa, which delves into tender spots with gentle massages, soothing facials, and more.
Located a mere 20 minute walk from downtown Gloucester, Cape Ann Marina is perfectly situated for guests eager for a whale-watching excursion or day trip to Stage Fort Park—a historic fort built to defend Gloucester from enemy warships during the Revolutionary War. Seasonal wanderers can also embark on the resort's complimentary river cruise (available daily June 29–September 6 and Thursday–Sunday through September) traversing waters highlighted by the romantic crimson and gold tones of the setting sun and New Hampshire’s distant burning man.