Cowboys invented the handlebar mustache so they'd always have somewhere to hang their hat. Hang headgear in a stately place with today's Groupon: for $89, you and a companion get a one-night stay in a Spanish Courtyard room at the Highland Springs Resort, plus a $50 credit to use toward dinner for two and a $20 credit to use toward brunch or lunch (up to a $189 value).
Situated about 80 miles from scenic San Gabriel, the nearly 150-year-old Highland Springs Resort soothes weary travelers with relaxing rooms, striking views, and fare that fuels felicity. Groupon guests can rest their heads in the resort's Spanish Courtyard rooms, which echo the rustic, sun-soaked architecture of España with expansive terraces and quarters that are saturated with natural light and bilingual WiFi. Each domicile is dashingly bedecked with antique furniture and brand-new mattresses and bedding, and has views overlooking the resort grounds, which include 20 acres of farmland ripe with organic herbs and miles of hiking trails accessible to visitors with a guest pass.
Wayfarers eager to wolf down nourishment need only tackle the seasonal cuisine of The Grand Oak Steakhouse & Bar, flavored by the resort's harvests of lavender, peppermint, and rosemary, and helmed by Chef Stefan Weck, who honed his talents in the kitchens of Michelin-starred European restaurants.
Diners can munch on the house-made pappardelle ($13) or indulge the boeuf bourguignon, featuring red wine and juniper jus-braised tri-tips, pearl onions, and button mushrooms stripped from sleek spore vests ($20). Those sleeping over on Saturdays can also sink their chompers into Sunday-morning brunch, which highlights a Grand Oak pancake with caramelized apples and lavender syrup ($8), eggs benedict ($8), and the Grand Oak burger with house-cut fries ($12). Lunch options are equally elegant and include the croque monsieur sandwich with oven-baked ham, cheese, and crème fraiche ($7) and organic butternut-squash soup with apple chutney ($7 for a bowl).
- Overall, it's great for a funky romantic getaway, a relaxing weekend, or a fun family outing. I will definitely come back! – Jacqueline H., Yelp, 10/19/10
- We wandered the beautiful grounds unobstructed and RELAXED with complete privacy. The Staff and Service was FANTASTIC !!! – Lester74, TripAdvisor
San Gorgonio Pass
10600 Highland Springs Ave.
Cherry Valley, California 92223Get Directions