Why stay in a hotel in your own city? The sheets are freshly laundered, milkmen can't knock on the door, and you won't have to face daily household routines that feel acutely bleak, dull, and dreary-bleak. Book a night to see life in all its colors (life has more than half of the colors on the ROYGBIV spectrum). Today's Groupon gets you a clean and comfortable cabin or villa room (depending on availability) for two days and one night at the Flying L Guest Ranch for $74, making it the perfect weekend getaway, romantic getaway, or getaway to watch the Charlie Sheen movie The Getaway.
Located 45 minutes from northwest San Antonio, the sprawling ranch houses a championship golf course, horseback riding, putt putt golf, a water park, and spa that all promise to keep your two days pretty busy. Charmingly rustic villas ($159 per night) offer a condo-like feel with upgraded amenities (richly appointed full bath and shower, private balcony, stone fireplace). Made from cedar wood, the cabins ($99 per night) are the newest addition to Flying L and feature a queen bed and set of bunk beds. Up to four people can stay in your choice of villa or cabin, and you can purchase two Groupons to use for a two-bedroom.
During your stay, take advantage of amenities at off-season pricing: go horseback riding for $34, serious golfing for $27 (in-season normally $37), or putt putt for $3; and at no cost, you can romp around on the tennis courts and exercise room, perfect synchronized swim routines in the pool, relax on a nature-trail stroll, and more.
When the hunger force strikes, grab either breakfast ($10.95) or dinner ($15.95) at the Spike-n-Spur on-site dining room. Also, you and your family or you and a family that you admire can join the nightly entertainment that may include story tellin', wagon ridin', or cowboy singin' before capping off the evening with a campfire and s'mores.
This Groupon is a great deal for out-of-town guests you're anticipating during the rodeo that starts on February 7, or to give as a surprise gift "vacation" to temporarily vacation someone out of your life.
- The Flying L is a beautiful setting that combines the expectations of ranch life and amenities that you want for a family vacation. – unclecigar, TripAdvisor
- The staff was very helpful and made us feel like family. – cal65686, TripAdvisor
- Cowboy Buck will keep you entertained with good music, S'mores, and a nightly wagon ride. Our 12 year old loves it, and we feel that he is very safe when he is doing activities around the ranch. – KINDERCOWGIRL, TripAdvisor
Flying L Guest Ranch
Jack Lapham strolled all 542 acres of the ranch, breathing in the desert air deeply and squinting at the shrub-speckled hills. On the horizon of this empty Western wilderness, he saw fences for horse stables, hotel suites, shooting ranges, and aircraft runways. The ranch’s owner stood behind him as he surveyed the land. “What do you think?” the owner asked, his voice firm and husky, like gravel. Jack, a former military colonel, turned and smiled a soldier’s wry smile. With a twinkle in his eye, he pulled out his checkbook. “This looks like a place where modern people can go and find themselves in the midst of yesterday.”
Over its next 65+ years as a dude ranch, the Flying L was the setting for aircraft tests, visits from famous authors, and the TV show The Cisco Kid. Today, staffers maintain its desert landscape and historic stone villas—many designed by associates of Frank Lloyd Wright—as a Western family resort. Suites lodge visitors among fireplaces and king-size beds, and modern and traditional decor styles meet inside tile bathrooms and wood-cabin construction. An 18-hole golf course rambles between massive oak trees, and miniature-golf fairways encounter obstacles such as rocky outcroppings and wagon wheels. An authentic ranch stable houses 40 horses, which can carry riders around the fields or on trots along grassy trails and rocky riverside paths. Nearby, a water park battles the desert heat and incites the hurt feelings of mirages with an artificial wave pool, tubing river, and water slides.