Being struck by love is like being struck by lightning: It’s sudden, electrifying, and explains why Benjamin Franklin was voted World’s Sexiest Man in 1752. Make your own sparks fly with today’s Groupon: for $179, you get a Valentine’s Day dinner package for two at MD Resort Bed and Breakfast (a $484 value). Dinners are available on February 10 at 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m., or on February 17 at 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.The package includes:
- Three-course prix fixe dinner for two
- Horse-drawn carriage ride with a commemorative photo
- Long-stemmed rose<p>
MD Resort Bed and Breakfast honors Saint Valentine by whisking couples off for a winsome and isolated evening of epicurean eats and a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Couples sit down at an elegantly appointed table lit by candlelight before waltzing through a three-course, prix fixe dinner that includes savory slices of either beef tenderloin or stuffed chicken breast. Sparkling cider, hot tea, or coffee complement a rich chocolate dessert, fueling twirls or jumping-jack competitions on the resort’s dance floor. Next, snuggle in for a romantic 10- to 15-minute carriage ride that traverses MD Resort’s 37-acre property, accompanied by the gentle clip-clop of cupids tap-dancing in the wake of the carriage. Along with the gift of a single long-stemmed rose, couples receive a digital snapshot of their carriage ride to immortalize the evening in megapixels.
Built as an outgrowth of the Mueller and Davis’s boisterous family reunions, the MD Resort has grown into a bustling guest ranch that serves as a bed and breakfast, wedding destination, and family-reunion center. Horses and miniature donkeys graze in the green pastures of the 37-acre working ranch, alongside an American buffalo nicknamed Biscuit due to his habit of noshing on breakfast leftovers. Beyond the stables and pens, a hammock and old-fashioned tree swings sway in the open fields, and inside chefs cook up a steaming homemade breakfast each morning and serve it in a wood-furnished dining room. Guests can relax in a pet-friendly German room accented with European touches, or retire to a queen-size four-poster bed in the Victorian Lace room. Guests can sample the muscle-soothing skills of the in-house massage therapist or plant themselves outside for an afternoon picnic, being careful to heed Biscuit’s wine and cheese recommendations made through the Morse code–stomping of his hooves.