Unlike staying in your parents' basement, lodging in a hotel includes housekeeping, clean towels, and permission to watch the scary parts of Home Alone. Luxuriate in liberty with today's Groupon: for $149, you get a two-night getaway for two people at Inn Magnolia in Gloucester (up to a $290 value at High Season rates). This Groupon can be redeemed for any room except Beach, Pink Wisteria, and Climbing Flowers.
Inn Magnolia's stately 1880s homestead lavishes visitors within its historic confines with elegant décor, and verdant outdoor gardens. The range of cozy rooms allows lodgers to dwell within the main house that brims with period furniture and charming floral prints, or within the more modern annex, which sports open-air decks, cable-equipped televisions, and vintage teleportation chambers. Beneath the floral wallpaper of Charlene's room, an oak-frame king-size bed stands beside an ornamental fireplace as a pair of chairs quietly gossip about the freewheeling patio seating glimpsed through the trio of curtained windows. In the annex's Ladies at the Shore room, lounge on the two double beds, on the duo of cushioned armchairs, or on the outdoor deck, all the while enjoying the comforts of a private bath. A hearty continental breakfast welcomes the sunrise and bids farewell to the inn's amicable staff of boogeymen, boasting a sizeable spread—which includes pastries, fresh fruit, cereal, and hard-boiled eggs—that guests can savor amid the antique trappings and cozy décor of the common areas.
Exciting attractions sit a short drive away, including Manchester Harbor and Hammond Castle, and within a few blocks, such as Magnolia Beach and a verdant nature preserve. The inn also showers each guest with a multitude of coupons for local restaurants, as well as a $20 discount for a massage to melt away tension spawned from lugging suitcases, driving, and performing operatic renditions of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" in the original German.
Though Inn Magnolia's rates fluctuate throughout the year, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
18 Norman Ave.
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930