For too many Americans, their de facto second home is an office, a car, or that one bear trap they keep falling for. Enjoy a home away from home away from home with this Groupon.
$139 for a One-Night Stay in a Lake Tower Lake-View Room (Up to $289 Value)
Each Lake Tower lake-view room accommodates up to four guests, beckoning them through the sunken living area and onto the private balcony to look out on the lake's crystalline waters. Visitors can choose a room with one or two beds, and every pillow-top mattress comes swaddled with fine linens and covered with down pillows. Granite vanity sinks, luxury toiletries, and european showers and tubs fill the oversize full bath, and each room hosts a 32-inch flat-screen television, wireless Internet access, and floor-to-ceiling picture windows.
The Coeur d'Alene Resort
From its roost beside the lake of the same name, The Coeur d'Alene Resort towers over more than just water. It also dominates the skyline and presents views of the region's evergreen-coated mountains and valleys. Although the AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort’s rooms sate guests’ needs for creature comforts with down pillows, cotton robes, and pillow-top mattresses, the surrounding area’s activities lure them outside. During the warm seasons, lake cruises take passengers on quick tours and kayak rentals let them see the waterways at their own paces. Guided bike tours and hikes explore the natural beauty of the mountainous surroundings, and snowshoes and snowmobiles conquer icier paths.
Nearby, the golf course, which earned the relaxation haven a spot on Golf Digest’s 2011 list of the 75 Best Golf Resorts in the United States and Canada, challenges all skill levels. After winding along the lakeshore, a forested ridge, rolling woodlands, and a revitalized trout stream, it raises eyebrows with its 14th hole. There, players have to land their shots on an island green—150 yards from the shore and only accessible by boat or catapult.
An onsite spa fuels days of relaxation with treatments that incorporate lake algae as well as the scents of cedar and spruce for distinctively local interpretations of familiar services. Numerous dining options also surround the grounds, letting guests sample everything from the Northwest-inspired fine dining of Beverly's to the family-style barbecue and fish tacos of Beachouse Bar & Grill.