Often touted as a home away from home, hotels differ from actual residences in their limitless supply of clean towels, luxury turn-down services, and refreshing lack of man-eating house cats. Get away from it all with today’s Groupon: for $194, you get a two-night stay in a deluxe room, a bottle of wine, chocolates, and two nights of parking at Executive Inn at Whistler Village in Whistler (up to a $388 value).
Executive Inn at Whistler Village combines rustic comfort and modern class into a European-style boutique hotel nestled amid the scenic slopes of Whistler Mountain. Deluxe rooms encourage repose with queen-size pillow-top beds cocooned in sumptuous linens and down comforters, and flat-panel TVs and mountain views await to entertain overexerted peepers. Emulating the painted horizon of the area's mountainous sunsets, each room’s decor emphasizes warmth, awash in tones of red, gold, and brown, and leather or animal-print armchairs and natural wood-burning fireplaces provide a contemporary ambience that rivals the most posh jungle ski chalets. Welcoming both the furry and the furless, the pet-friendly hotel also offers in-room food bowls and dog beds, allowing pet and owner to forgo the usual nightly chess match for pillow rights.
After venturing out of bed, guests can discover the amenities of Whistler and the nearby mountainside, which include an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities ranging from golfing and tennis to snowmobiling, swimming, and theatre. The Whistler Wellness Centre and the Solarice Wellness Spa can calm tired limbs after tiring excursions for an additional fee, and rejuvenated bodies can sample Tuscan cuisine at Il Caminetto, the hotel’s attached restaurant. Once outside, stroll down the quaint village streets, hike through mountainous terrain, or take to the slopes to impress other vacationers with your ski legs and knowledge of pine-tree traffic laws.