Hotels immerse guests in the comforts of home as effectively as a childhood blanket or a pair of enchanted ruby slippers filled with chicken-noodle soup. Escape to a magical world of luxury with today’s Groupon: for $118, you get a two-night stay in a standard cabin and breakfast for two at Grand Canyon Ranch in Meadview, Arizona (up to a $259.16 value). Rollaways are available for up to three additional guests for $20 per person, per day.
Eleven detached pine cabins house visitors at Grand Canyon Ranch, a historic Western ranch sprawled over 165 square miles just two hours from the Vegas Strip. Woodwork interiors lend the standard cabins a rustic ambiance complemented by Western artifacts such as saddles and wagon wheels. Queen beds proffer a restful night's sleep, and separate bathrooms come with antique cowboy tubs for showering after long days of horseback riding or lassoing bandits plundering the hotel's towel supply. In the morning, diners gather at the Historic Ranch House restaurant for breakfast (included in the package), and nighttime visitors dine on homestyle fare illuminated by an open fire and candlelit tables. Beer and wine flow freely next door at the Diamond Bar, where Western performers regale guests with live music and banjo fights.
Grand Canyon Ranch's staff keeps travelers active with a variety of resort activities ranging from nighttime campfires to buffalo safaris. During horse-drawn wagon rides, explorers wend along the forested old Mormon Trail listening to a cowboy guide's historical tales for a glimpse into the past without the use of time-warping sunglasses.