What You'll Get
The monopoly tycoons of the nineteenth century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at fine-dining establishments, cleverly concealing the fact that they still lived with their parents. Dine in a home more luxurious than mom’s basement with today’s Groupon: for $180, you get a one-night stay in a Superior Room, a bottle of champagne, and a breakfast for two at Woodlands Inn, located in Summerville. Groupon customers may upgrade to a junior suite for an additional $20 or an executive suite for an additional $40, subject to availability.
A Forbes Five-Star recipient, a AAA Five-Diamond Award winner for both lodging and dining, and one of the World's Best Hotels according to Travel + Leisure magazine, the 1906-built Woodlands Inn treats guests to old-fashioned southern hospitality within the walls of an elegant, neo-Georgian-style mansion. Once the bedrooms for the family of railroad baron Robert W. Parsons, who built the mansion, Superior Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, a Bose CD stereo, wireless Internet access, and luxurious marble-tiled showers. A Superior Room includes a queen-sized bed and most sport two twin beds.
Ring room service and sup a bottle of bubbly (a $30 value) before falling into a blissful slumber, and then awake to a hearty breakfast of two à la carte breakfast entrées of your choice (up to a $60 value). Sample the classic eggs benedict with applewood-smoked canadian bacon or the crispy cinnamon brioche french toast and fresh local berries with Vermont maple syrup. The Woodlands Inn mansion boasts two red-clay tennis courts, as well as a heated outdoor pool and 42 acres replete with palmettos, oaks, magnolias, and other trees that naturally emit the smooth stylings of Kenny G.
Travel + Leisure magazine named Woodlands Inn one of the World's Best Hotels in 2010, and it also won the AAA Five-Diamond Award for both the lodging and the dining. The dining was also named a Diner's Choice winner on OpenTable with a 4.1-star average rating:
- It is always a wonderful experience and this was no exception. The service is exemplary and the food is as good as any we have eaten anywhere. – OpenTable.com user on 1/21/11
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 10, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2/person, may buy 2 add'l as gifts. Limit 2/room. Reservation req'd. Valid for superior rooms only. Add'l charge for upgrade. Not valid 2/12-2/13 or for Sunday brunch. Tax and gratuity included in breakfast, but not for other services. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.