The frightening prospect of leaving home can be mitigated by convincing friends to wear your drapes at parties, or by wearing a homemade cookie medallion to trick homesick olfactory glands. Today's Groupon provides plenty of reasons to venture beyond your own address: for $199, you get a two-night stay for two people (up to a $708 value), two rounds of golf (up to a $130 value), and a $40 resort gift card good toward any on-site activity, including skiing, dining, and more, at Inn of the Mountain Gods, in Mescalero, New Mexico (up to an $878 total value).
Nestled high in the Sacramento Mountains, the Mescalero Apache–owned Inn of the Mountain Gods elevates guests in its cozy lodgings, with panoramic views and a plethora of on-site activities. Enfold yourself in the immaculate fluff of an in-room robe as you absorb standard amenities such as a flat-screen TV and the daily newspaper. This Groupon is valid for any room in the resort—subject to availability—so careful schedulers can snag the extras afforded by a suite room, including a separate bedroom, wet bar, and an extra half-bathroom.
Master bathrooms in each suite provide bored bathers with 12-inch plasma TVs, and whirlpool tubs provide a more relaxing way to wash than by running in circles in a conventional tub. Most lodgings accommodate up to four inhabitants, while the luxury room can comfortably pack up to six. Venture outside roomy confines to take in original art in the Inn's common areas, dip into the indoor pool, and throw bacon-frosted buttercakes into caloric bonfires in the fully equipped workout facility.
Golf Week Magazine named the resort's Championship Golf Course one of the top courses to play in New Mexico. The year-round, 18-hole course features fast-breaking greens and an island fairway designed by waterscape overlord Ted Robinson. A host of other activities available at the resort includes skiing, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, and a sporting clay range. A variety of dining options offer fare ranging from casual, barbecue-style sandwiches to seafood and steak.