Unlike purchasing a timeshare, booking a hotel gives wary travelers the ability to hang their hats without having to sit through tedious hat presentations first. Sleep soundly with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a one-night stay at the Iron Horse Hotel & Restaurant in Blackwater (up to a $125 value).
The Iron Horse Hotel lodges bed-and-breakfasters within nine rustic rooms that overlook a vibrant garden and the sights of Blackwater. Guests can choose from any of the available, train-named rooms, such as the Southern Belle (a $125 value/night), which boasts a four-post bed, fireplace, and a view of the passing railroad tracks, and the City of New Orleans (a $125 value/night), with exposed brick walls, a private entrance to the gardens, and a portal that connects directly to Bourbon Street. Rooms are valued from $89 per night to $125 per night.
After working up an appetite traipsing through the lush garden, hungry travelers can pack in fare at the Iron Horse Hotel's on-site restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner. The hotel is also near a number of local attractions, including the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, a venue for off-Broadway shows, and the Isle of Capri Casino, a venue for off-the-books entertainment.