A weekend getaway whisks away the stresses of the workweek, especially since the recent institution of the Mayan calendar has enforced 73-day-long workweeks. Leave the weeklong tension behind with today’s Groupon: for $179, you get a two-night getaway package for two people at Flat Creek Lodge in Swainsboro (a $440 total value), including:
- A two-night stay for two people (a $350 value)
- A bottle of wine and a cheese plate upon arrival (a $50 value)
- $40 credit for dinner in the main dining room
- A complimentary country breakfast for two both mornings
- Access to fishing in the free catfish pond
- Access to bicycles<p>
A hospitable staff welcomes guests to Flat Creek Lodge, an 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 Tail on the Corresponding Stuffed Animal while settling into a rustic lodge room. Themed quarters are decorated with the works 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, angle for bass, bluegill, or bottled compliments in more than 240 acres of ponds, stocked with creatures indigenous to Georgia. The kitchen can even custom-prepare the fish you catch; diners may also simply choose from a seasonal menu, its dishes comprised of many organic ingredients culled from the lodge’s orchards and greenhouses. In addition to bicycling and fishing, the resort presents opportunities for paintball or a relaxing spa treatment (cost of other sporting or spa activities are available for an additional fee). Though not included in this Groupon, Flat Creek Lodge also offers a New Years Eve package for $100, which includes a five-course prix-fixe dinner, champagne toast at midnight, and party favors.