Winter is often the most stressful time of year for Minnesotans because the entire state fills with lutefisk-bearing relatives and millions of rowdy penguins out on spring break. Use the chill to chill out with today’s Groupon: for $89, you get a one-night stay, entrees for two, and a half-day of snowmobiling (up to a $334 value) at Chase on the Lake in Walker. This Groupon also entitles you to 40% off the resort’s Aveda spa services.
Though it’s been newly remodeled, Chase on the Lake has preserved all the polished oak, well-stuffed chairs, and turn-of-the-century–style furnishings that have made it a historic hallmark. It's supplemented its classic two-lane bowling alley with a Nintendo Wii room, [fitness center] (http://www.chaseonthelake.com/fitness-center.html), and indoor pool. From the luxuriant confines of your lakeside king or queen room (average value of $119), you’ll get to soak in magnificent views of the unfortunately named Leech Lake and lavish yourself with a host of amenities, including silky-soft bedding, a multihead shower system (in select rooms), and oversized bath towels.
Once you’ve checked in, Chase on the Lake will immediately treat you to an ice-cold adrenaline jolt as you spend a half-day rocketing through the wintry wilderness and dodging herds of tauntauns on snowmobiles (up to a $165 value including two helmets). Warm up afterward in the steam sauna or whirlpool, or relax in true Viking style by alternating your sauna sessions with invigorating plunges into the cold water grotto. Otherwise, watch it snow from the whirlpool or retreat to Copper Door Aveda Spa for discounted facials ($75–$110), massages ($55–$140), body wraps ($80–$150), and more. Finish the day at The 502 Restaurant & Bar with a pair of entrees (up to $25 each), such as the peppercorn-encrusted steak au poivre in a cognac reduction or a full rack of bourbon barbecue ribs.
Spa treatments must be booked at the same time as the one-night stay.
- You can rent snowmobiles, and the staff can set you up with ice fishing; also, there's an indoor pool and hot tub. Chase is a really nice hotel. – seven_valleys, TripAdvisor
- The hotel is lovely...the room beautifully decorated, the beds extremely comfortable and a great view of Leech Lake. – A Hotels.com reviewer who submitted on 12/02/2009