The soft, awaiting beds of inns can serve as a relaxing escape from the everyday stress of working long hours as a mattress tester. Sleep tight with today's Groupon: for $138, you get a two-night stay for two at Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast in Chimayo, New Mexico (up to a $330 value).
Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast's eight charming and accommodating rooms, outfitted with oversized bathtubs and antique wood stoves, set the stage for soothing adventures of rest and relaxation. Perched upon six acres with breathtaking views of the landscape, rooms such as the Casita Escondida isolate worries before forcing them into the warmth of a bedside kiva fireplace, and the Vista room presents a gateway of french doors that open onto a private deck and personal fairy godmother. Each morning a full, hot breakfast and the disappointed eyes of forgotten dreams await erstwhile sleepers. Take in the pleasant southwestern charm of Saltillo tile floors and groove ceilings, and an outdoor hot tub that hints toward relaxing dips. A handsome larder of nearby attractions entice relaxing duos with trips into Santa Fe or Taos, sights of old ruins, or tastes at the famous New Mexico lollipop forest.
Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast
Casa Escondida means "hidden house" in Spanish and, for this B&B, the name certainly fits. The adobe inn is tucked away amid desert brush, colorful wildflowers, and views of the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Fodor's praised it as "intimate and peaceful."
The inn resembles a Spanish villa with its wooden viga rafters and tiled floors. Inside, guest rooms are decorated with antique furnishings, and some are outfitted with fireplaces. In the brightly lit Sun room, wide french doors lead to a private patio that looks out on a butterfly garden. The Wildflower room houses a clawfoot tub.
Casa Escondida is less than an hour from Bandelier National Monument, known for its ancient dwellings and petroglyph drawings. In winter, you can easily reach nearby ski resorts from the inn.