What You'll Get
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.
$325 for a Two-Night Stay for Two ($550 Value)
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 15, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Must book by 6/15/12 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 12/16/12. Not valid 10/1-10/15/12. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. 20-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies. New customers only. Must be 21 or older to check in. Valid for check-in Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Must be 18 or older to stay. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Cash or check only. 9% tax not included. Pets not allowed at the inn. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Inn at Clearwater Pond
Though the views from Inn at Clearwater Pond's back lawn span 7 acres of hillside meadows, they aren’t the best views the inn can offer. For those, climb aboard the onsite hot-air balloon, where you can take in a bird’s-eye view of Quechee Gorge and the peaks of Vermont's mountains. Year-round flights take off directly from the backyard—just one of the many quirky features innkeeper Tina DeLuca uses to distinguish her inn from a typical B & B. Visitors are also charmed by the swimming pond filled with actual drinking water, the country barns that house horses, and the colorful antics of Mr. B the parrot.
A real gentleman's farm, Inn at Clearwater Pond encompasses both a main house with only four rooms and a private guest cottage. Built about 1800, the main house conveys an Old-World charm with brick and stone fireplaces and a wraparound porch. Its rooms come individually decorated with antiques and hand-woven rugs, and some rooms overlook perennial gardens that light up at night with the glow of fireflies and wild turkeys coming up with bright ideas. Though more modern, the cottage showcases plenty of bucolic flair with antique ceiling beams, a claw-foot tub, and a wood stove.
Because of the limited space, Ms. DeLuca can give each visitor more personal attention, starting with a home-cooked breakfast with hot entrees, fresh fruit, and granola. She also keeps the library stocked with board games and playing cards. But the expansive fields and nearby riverside hiking trails also make it easy find quiet solitude in the countryside.