Nestled in the heart of northern Ohio’s snow belt, a forest of oak, maple, and birch trees—decked out each winter in a mantle of white—spreads across 700 acres of peaceful countryside. Tucked into this bucolic scenery is Quail Hollow Resort, which offers year-round relaxation amid the natural splendor. In keeping with the resort’s surroundings, the spacious, sun-kissed lobby has the feel of a rustic lodge, with craggy stone pillars and warm-hued wooden furnishings resting under lamps dangling from the lofty ceiling.
The rustic aesthetic extends to king rooms, where earth-toned curtains and valances frame the windows, some of which overlook the resort’s championship golf courses. Like a fleet of elephants attempting flight, king beds come accompanied by an abundance of soft feathers; they fill the down comforters, pillows, and designer duvets.
At CK's Steakhouse and Lounge—where visitors can use their dining credit (not valid for alcohol, taxes, or gratuities)—chefs craft a creative surf 'n' turf menu that includes Prime aged beef and seafood dishes such as pretzel crusted walleye ($25). Large windows offer up views of the wooded grounds, and vibrant artwork adorns the walls. CK's Lounge offers a more casual alternative, with signature martinis, handheld comfort food, and live entertainment on the weekends.
Painesville, Ohio: Forested Winter Wonderland Off the Beaten Path
Situated downwind of the Great Lakes, Painesville turns into a winter wonderland in the colder months when lake-effect snow blankets the area's slopes with a fine, skiable powder. About a 30-minute drive south from Quail Hollow, families and scrawny snowballs looking to bulk up take to the downhill trails of Alpine Valley, which range in difficulty from easy to expert. Adjacent to the ski slopes, snowboarders bounce off the rail grinders and tabletops of the terrain park, and at a separate tube park, visitors go careening over runs while tucked inside an inflated donut.
What You Get
For $89, a one-night stay for two adults and up to one kid in a king room and $50 credit to CK's Steakhouse
Or, for $159, a two-night stay for two adults and up to one kid in a king room and $75 credit to CK's Steakhouse
Included in all options:
Bottle of nonalcoholic sparkling cider
Onsite restaurant and lounge
Indoor heated swimming pool
Two championship golf courses
Dry sauna and whirlpool
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires.
Travel must be completed by 4/30/12
Not valid 12/31, 2/10-2/11/12, or 3/2-3/3/12
Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
Limit 3 per visit
Valid only for option purchased
Subject to availability
24hr cancellation cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
Must be 21 or older to check-in
Name on Groupon must match ID
Credit card required at booking
Not valid with rewards points
12.25% occupancy tax not included
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
How To Book
Call Quail Hollow Resort.
Choose a date prior to 4/30/12.
Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.
One king-size bed
Standard occupancy: Two, including children and infants
Maximum occupancy: Three, including children and infants
Adding occupants above standard: Additional child occupants younger than 18 are free; additional occupants older than 18 are $10 per night.
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Rollaways: Available for $20 per night
Smoking policy: No smoking inside the property
Pet policy: Pets less than 20 pounds may be added for a $250 deposit, $150 of which is refundable
Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: Not available
What It's Worth
For $89, a one-night stay for two adults and up to one kid in a king room (up to $109 value)
$50 credit to CK's Steakhouse
Bottle of nonalcoholic cider ($18 value)
Total value: up to $177
Or, for $159, a two-night stay for two adults and up to one kid in a king room (up to $218 value)
$75 credit to CK's Steakhouse
Bottle of nonalcoholic cider ($18 value)
Total value: up to $311