Wines, like a comfortable T-shirt or a hard candy left to ripen under the couch, only get better with age. Taste the passing of time with today's Groupon: for $250, you get a two-night, mid-week stay for two and a tasting at eight wineries (up to a $470 value) at Columbia Cliff Villas luxury hotel, located in Hood River. This Groupon is only valid for stays on Sunday-Thursday nights.
Nestled atop the picturesque bluffs overlooking the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, Columbia Cliff ensconces sojourners in the revivifying effects of fresh air, luxurious guest rooms, and tipples from nearby wineries. Unwind on a plush Euro-style queen bed in the Euro Queen room (up to $195 value per night) as a loved one yodels passionately from inside the marble-tiled shower. The sweet river aromas wafting through the adjoining veranda amplify soothing views of the hotel courtyard and gardens. Modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi intermingle with the classic furnishings and old-world construction.
The inspiring scenery that envelops Columbia Cliff also houses a number of boutique wineries. After a night’s worth of shooting-star hunting and pillow-fight nosebleeds, collect the eight vouchers and map for two people provided at check-in and commence swinging from local grapevine to grapevine. Naked Winery teases taste buds with sultry reds and arousing whites, and varietals from Mt. Hood Winery imbibe the serene surrounding soil to produce lush inebriants for all palates. Today's Groupon also includes vouchers for Phelps Creek Vineyards, the Pines 1852, Wy'East Vineyards, Cathedral Ridge Winery, Marchesi Vineyards and Winery, and Pheasant Valley Vineyard and Winery, a favorite stop for hound dogs and Louis's XIV, XV, and Anderson.