Statistically, home is the place you're most likely to fall asleep under a running lawn mower or spontaneously combust while trying to slow dance with a running lawn mower. Find a safe haven with today's Groupon: for $325, you get a two-night couples getaway for two at Circle S Ranch & Country Inn in Lawrence (up to a $710 value). The getaway includes:
- Two nights in a room of your choice
- A one-hour massage or facial for each person
- European breakfast each morning
- One picnic lunch for two
Ensconced amid tall, native grasses at the end of a secluded country road, Circle S Ranch & Country Inn charms guests with its romantically rustic guest rooms and attentive service. Slink into one of 12 spacious guest rooms and enjoy the stately Polo Room, saddled with a king-sized bed, a two-person whirlpool tub, a double-sided fireplace, and a matching pair of horse lamps exhibiting outstanding bedside manners; or the Claret Room outfitted with a luxurious canopy bed and whirlpool tub. Rise both mornings to a European-style breakfast of cheese, fruit, and pastries with coffee, and regale fellow couples with amusing anecdotes about recent wrestling matches for remote-control supremacy.
During the day, stroll around Circle S Ranch and its nearby attractions, or simply admire the inn's refurbished exterior using a magnifying glass or a portable telescope. The inn is sanded to resemble a weathered Kansas barn with a lean-to and a matching silo. Wood planks and concrete mimicking old stone line the interior floors, along with a common-area hot tub perfect for forming a synchronized-sitting team. Couples also receive a one-hour massage or facial at the on-site spa, as well as a picnic for two to be consumed anywhere on the scenic grounds.
Circle S Ranch & Country Inn
Nearly a half mile from the main road, down a hilly driveway lined with prairie grasses, sprawls a 500-acre ranch intersected with hiking trails, fishing ponds, and gardens that bloom with daylilies, peonies, and roses in the spring. This setting is the home of the Circle S Ranch & Country Inn, a quaint bed and breakfast modeled after an old-fashioned Kansas barn and complemented by a lean-to and silo. In the latter—built from the same designs the owner’s great-grandfather used to build silos during the great grain boom of the 1800s—steam from a hot tub fills the room as a staircase leads to the third floor. Old, natural wood fills every corner of the ranch, from the furniture in the inn to the stripped logs comprising the railings on the Grand Room staircase. In the summer, guests can wander the verdant grounds by foot or horseback, gathering outdoors at night to watch the twinkle of angry, torch-bearing fireflies, and in the colder months, an onsite spa serves as a warm retreat made all the more relaxing with a hot-stone massage or sugar scrub.