Staying in a lodge is the third best way to get in touch with nature, second only to camping in a tent and calling a bald eagle on its cell phone. Answer the call of the outdoors with this Groupon.
$169 for a Two-Night Stay in a King Spa Room ($338 Value)
Each king spa room boasts a king-size bed as well as a spa tub and shower with spa features, fridge, and coffeemaker. Satellite TV broadcasts HBO, though it may well remain off due to the vast wilderness of Yosemite National Park just 8 miles away.
Yosemite Cedar Lodge
Nestled 8 miles south of Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Cedar Lodge inspires guests with a peaceful view of the Merced River, its surrounding foliage, and looming mountains. Gold-striped wallpaper and canopy beds add an air of richness to guest rooms where King Midas once holed up to write his memoirs, and an onsite restaurant serves breakfast, burgers, and beers throughout the day. The sights of Yosemite draw tourists year-round, unveiling natural wonders such as glistening waterfalls and the monolithic rock formations of El Capitan. Guests retire indoors to unwind at the lodge's spa, or engage in rigorous pruning competitions in the varying temperatures of an indoor-outdoor pool.