Eating at restaurants delays the need to go grocery shopping or clear your stolen snowman heads out of the freezer. Keep your secrets on ice with this Groupon.
$69 for a Three-Course Dinner for Two with Hot-Springs Access ($140 Value)
The prix-fixe menu starts with an appetizer, such as spinach salad with roasted red peppers and goat cheese or traditional french onion soup. The main course features entrees such as grilled chicken with mascarpone polenta in a wild mushroom cream or a new york steak with chive whipped potatoes. Chocolate features prominently on the dessert menu, including chocolate mousse with dark rum. Guests are granted full day or half day access before or after diner to the onsite hot springs and spa to soak and relax.
1862 David Walley's Restaurant & Hot Springs
Sequestered in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 1862 David Walley's Restaurant & Hot Springs centers around its seven natural, hot mineral springs and pools. During winter months, guests lounge in the bubbling pools and take in panoramic views of snowcapped peaks. David Walley’s is also home to its eponymous restaurant, with menu of casual fine-dining dishes that complement a wine list noted for earning Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence in 2012. Entrees include seared long island duck breast laced with a mushroom madera and served on garlic-whipped potatoes, wild boar rack with a calvados demi, and honey bourbon grilled chicken skewers with bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions.
Meanwhile, around the resort, world-class skiing routes host dozens of snowboarders and skiers, with hundreds of miles of snowmobiling, hiking and mountain bike trails. In summer, hot-air ballooning, wakeboarding, and water skiing are favorite pastimes while guides lead horseback sojourns through the many nearby trails. The Record-Courier's readers also voted the resort 2014's Best Place to Have a Wedding and Best Place to Take a Date, thanks to its lush, scenic surroundings.