Hotels gives romantics a welcome respite from the tedious daily responsibilities of dirty laundry, unbalanced checkbooks, and unwalked pet giraffes. Retreat from domestic duties with today’s Groupon: for $99, you and a guest get a one-night stay in a two-person standard king suite, a bottle of wine, and a breakfast basket (a $217 value)—plus 10% off all spa services—at The Elms Resort & Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
For more than 100 years, The Elms Resort & Spa has been pampering patrons with romantic suites, grand ballrooms, inviting verandas, and a full-service spa. Cozy up with a significant other or a stranger super glued to your knee in a romantic suite for two, designed to preserve the inn’s time-honored charm while still showering you with modern amenities, such as WiFi, in-room refrigerators, cable television, and 3D coffee makers. A complimentary bottle of wine (red, white, or blush) kicks off a passionate night of sensual Boggle playing and a room-delivered breakfast basket caps it off the next morning. In between, guests are invited to savor a sumptuous meal in the dining room, challenge a resident ghost to a thumb war in the bar, or relish any of the day spa’s many services, including massages, mani-pedis, and facials.
- … the historic lobby, extensive recreational offerings (including an indoor swim track, landscaped outdoor pool, banked jogging track, hiking and biking trails, badminton, horseshoes, and volleyball), its parklike setting, and rustic grandeur make this a top-choice restorative getaway. – Frommer’s