After navigating floating platform staircases, dodging living-room-level bosses, and searching for randomly appearing bathroom keys, most homeowners come to regret purchasing houses built by video-game designers. Today's Groupon offers respite from the chaos: for $95, you get one night's stay in a lodge king room at Costanoa (a $189 peak weekend value and $169 peak weekday value), located in Pescadero. Groupon holders also get 25% off purchases from the general store.
Located off scenic Highway 1, Costanoa overlooks the Pacific Ocean and boasts views that rival those of the finest picture-frame inserts. Shake off memories of the city’s caterwauling bus drivers and dueling skyscrapers with outdoor activities, such as guided naturalist hikes, mountain biking, kayaking, and surfing lessons. Venture into nearby state parks, including Pigeon Point Light Station and Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and challenge companions to find the tree that most resembles Ivan Boesky. Pores open to a sweat-soaked new world at one of Costanoa’s 24-hour dry saunas or in a hot tub (open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Each lodge king room has a king-size bed with an array of amenities, including Bose radio, two-line telephone, and a patio or balcony for lounging and making pronouncements to passersby. Guests may also buy gifts and to-go food and drinks, such as sandwiches, fruit, crackers, cheeses, and a local wine, from the general store.
Costanoa was featured by the San Francisco Chronicle and has received mentions from the New York Times, USA Today, and the UK’s Guardian. TripAdvisors give it an average of three owl eyes, and Yelpers give it a three-star average.
- All but lodge guests share comfort stations -- not the latrines of your childhood, but sleek retreats with saunas, indoor and outdoor showers and heated floors. Courtyards with fireplaces become impromptu social clubs while guests wait for family members. – Christine Delsol, San Francisco Chronicle
- Costanoa is only an hour from San Francisco but you'd never guess it was so close to civilisation. Overlooking rugged bluffs and deserted beaches, it's connected to four state parks and 30,000 acres of trails. – Guardian
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