Lewis and Clark were both hobbled during their great expedition—Clark from resentment at his second billing and Lewis from a lego slipped into his hiking boot by Clark. Enjoy noncompetitive nature excursions with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $345 for a three-day, two-night cottage getaway for up to six people and one pet, valid on the weekend (up to a $750 value)
- $345 for a four-day, three-night cottage getaway for up to six people and one pet, valid during the week (up to an $825 value)
In a choice of waterfront or rustic cottage, up to six outdoor explorers can bring a pet and enjoy a full bedroom, a loft with two beds, a private deck, and full access to all 490 acres of the resort grounds. Elements of contemporary architecture, such as a spiral staircase and cathedral ceilings, complement the 750-square-foot spaces that encompass a full kitchen complete with cookware, a full bath, and a gas fireplace. Outside, a barbecue pit aids cookouts and rain dances, and paddleboats let adventurers take to Lake Erie's surface.
Erie Islands Resort & Marina
Erie Islands Resort & Marina spreads across 400 idyllic acres on Lake Erie's shores. The sprawling retreat encompasses three different types of accommodations. At the newly renovated, Victorian–style Inn at Spiess Harbor, eye-catching sculptures decorate spacious rooms outfitted with soft easy chairs and huge windows overlooking a picturesque marina. Seasonal flower arrangements adorn marble vanities in the sterling bathrooms. Contemporary cottages feature open cathedral ceilings and fully stocked kitchens.
Between check-in and check-out, vacationers can paddle canoes or lope through the 15,000 square-foot recreation center, including lounging in the steam room while reenacting scenes from Gorillas in the Mist. Among nearby attractions that make for excellent day trips are an indoor waterpark, a casino, and an on-site ice-skating rink and cross-country skiing.