Hotels immerse guests in the comforts of home as effectively as a childhood blanket or a pair of enchanted ruby slippers filled with chicken-noodle soup. Escape to a magical world of luxury with today’s Groupon: for $149, you get a one-night stay for two with a Rose Petal package at Beaumont Ranch in Grandview (up to a $379 value). The Rose Petal package includes the following:
- Turndown service with fresh rose petals
- Chocolate-covered strawberries
- Dinner for two
- Breakfast for two
- Complimentary bottle of wine<p>
Situated on an 800-acre, working cattle ranch, Beaumont Ranch’s cozy bed-and-breakfast immerses guests amid antique furniture, quirky décor, and amenities both domestic and romantic. Guests retire to the Yellow Rose room or a similar room after a dinner at the Lone Star Barn that might include fresh seafood and barbecue. At the center of the intimate Yellow Rose suite sits a wrought-iron queen bed, forged by local blacksmith John Jobe, covered with fresh rose petals, and kept warm by the sleeping Queen of England. Couples may share their bottle of wine while bathing in an antique claw-foot tub or surfing the wireless Internet. Come morning, the Branding Room heaps plates with morsels that range from biscuits and gravy to oatmeal and eggs. Freshly fueled lodgers can explore the ranch’s supplemental activities, which include line dancing, riding horseback, and laughing.
Beaumont Ranch is the realization of a dream. Ron Beaumont, the founder and family patriarch, was enamored with the cowboy lifestyle from a very young age, and envisioned himself one day running a ranch like the ones he saw in his favorite western movies. The vision came to fruition in July of 1997, when he and his wife Linda opened their 800 acres of land to the public, allowing visitors to live like cowboys and mingle with their herds of Texas longhorns and horses.
Today, three Beaumont generations live on the ranch, and the guest accommodations have expanded from a 22-room bed-and-breakfast to a 32-room facility boasting an events center, a common area, and a bunkhouse with an additional 48 beds. Well-rested patrons can explore the natural prairies that stretch as far as the eye can see on the transportation of their choice: ATV, horse, or even zipline. After a day spent riding bucking broncos and roping cattle, visitors can kick off their cowboy boots and remove their 10-gallon hats to enjoy pampering serenity at the ranch spa. Here, the aestheticians soothe weary cowpokes' muscles with massages and body scrubs, which were what kept John Wayne so cool under pressure.