In times gone by, hotel accommodations consisted only of a room, a bed, a cupboard, and free valet service for prairie schooners. Provide five-star service for the soul with today's Groupon: for $125, you get a one-night stay for up to two people, $20 worth of breakfast fare, and two activities at Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club in Cordele (up to a $329 value).
Sequestered within Georgia Veteran's State Park, Lake Blackshear Resort soothes sojourners, staycationers, and their families with relaxing rooms and amenities far removed from the bustle of everyday civilization. Hide away in one of their homely yet invigorating lodge rooms or private villas, featuring cozy décor, cable, WiFi, and awe-inspiring views of the lake and resort grounds, or upgrade to a lakeside cabin for an additional $50.
Once reasonably rested, travelers may engage in two of the haven's expansive array of activities, be it 18 holes of bracing ball thwacking at Georgia Veterans Memorial Golf Course, designed by architect Denis Griffiths, or a jaunt to the majestic marina, where speed demons can whisk over waves in rentable Sea-Doos, explore flooded timbers and hidden coves, or teach Hook Identification 101 to empowerment-starved fish.
Following an evening of well-reaped rest, bite into a bold banquet of continental breakfast, or order up to $20 worth of morning munchies from the main menu. Rise and shine with options such as buttermilk pancakes topped with whipped butter, toasted pecans, and maple syrup ($6.25) or build your own omelet with three fresh eggs, your choice of fillings, and edible steel girders ($7.25).
TripAdvisors give Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club an average of 3.5 owl eyes: