Getting out of bed and preparing breakfast is exercise enough for anyone, with the endurance-testing walk to the kitchen and the strenuous pancake-flipping repetitions. Let someone else do the heavy lifting with today's Groupon: for $267, you get a two-night stay for two at The Four Chimneys Inn, in Old Bennington, Vermont (up to a $610 value). Today's deal includes breakfast for two, a bottle of champagne, samples of local chocolate, and admission for two to the Bennington Museum. This Groupon is valid for rooms two, three, five, eight, nine, or ten; check the fine print for blackout dates.
The Four Chimneys Inn, a rebuilt and restored Georgian mansion, resides on 11 acres of old Revolutionary War country, inviting guests to rest within its hearth before they take to the streets to explore the picturesque surroundings. Two nights in a bright and cozy guest room—all with modern luxuries such as private bathrooms, TVs, DVD players, high-speed Internet access, and air conditioning—coddle travelers as they preorder their next morning's breakfast (up to a $588 value). A complimentary bottle of champagne flatters with its ebullient comments on your level of taste (a $24 value), while samples of chocolate from Vermont Confectionery fulfill food-pyramid requirements (an $8 value). Guests can take a day to immerse themselves in the area's Revolutionary War stories and other local lore with two tickets to the Bennington Museum (a $20 value), located less than half a mile away from the Inn. The museum is closed on Wednesdays and during the month of January.
The Four Chimneys Inn is a 45-minute drive from Albany, and close to a legion of historic sites, such as the Bennington Battle Monument and the Robert Frost Museum. Nearby attractions abound, including performance venues, outdoor adventure sites, and scenic vistas, as well as antique shops for people who just can't wait to get the next big thing from 1822.