Cowboys invented the handlebar mustache so they'd always have somewhere to hang their hats. Save yourself the grooming time with today's Groupon: for $179, you get a two-night getaway package for two people at Flat Creek Lodge in East Georgia (a $440 total value). The two-night stay (a $350 value) includes the following:
- A bottle of wine and a cheese plate upon arrival (a $50 value)
- A hearty country breakfast for two both mornings
- $40 toward dinner in the main dining room
- Access to fishing in the free catfish pond
- Access to bicycles
A hospitable staff welcomes guests to this eco-conscious hunting and fishing resort, featured in numerous publications, including Savannah Magazine. Traveling companions can launch their lavish retreat with samples of artisanal cheeses produced on-site, a glass of wine, or a quick game of pin the appropriate tail on various stuffed wildlife while settling into a rustic lodge room. Themed quarters are decorated with the doings of local artists, and each has an entrance to the veranda, which overlooks the lustrous waters of the main lodge lake. Over the course of a two-night stay, guests can fish for free in the catfish pond, or for an additional $50 fee, for bass, blue gill, or compliments in more than 240 acres of ponds, stocked with creatures indigenous to Georgia. Aquatic hunters can even convey their catches to the kitchen to have the chef custom-prepare the freshwater fruits, or diners may simply choose from a seasonal menu comprising many organic ingredients culled from the lodge's orchards and greenhouses.
In addition to bicycling and fishing, resort goers can unwind with other activities, including paintball or a relaxing spa treatment (cost of other sporting or spa activities are not included in this Groupon). Or, for a low-key afternoon, guests may simply explore the fully functioning eco-system supporting the picturesque resort.