The word "romance" dates back to Nero's reign, when the hapless dictator set his city's hearts and homes aflame trying to heat a bath for his bride. Take a Roman holiday in hot-spring-heated mineral baths with today's Groupon: for $247, you get a two-day couples' retreat-and-wine-tasting package at Lithia Springs Resort in Ashland (a $494 value). This deal is only valid for stays Sundays–Wednesdays.
Steaming mineral water from Lithia Springs Resort’s hot springs pervades its four acres of koi ponds, burbling streams, and stately English gardens. Wayfarers can retire to a Carriage House suite to take a sumptuous snooze on the king-size bed or steam open their hearts' envelopes in the natural mineral water of the whirlpool spa (a $380 value). Upon check-in, couples receive a complimentary glass of wine (a $12 value) and another their second night. During both days of the stay, a garden-side gourmet breakfast awaits sleep-eyed sojourners as the carriage-suites pull into morning's depot (a $52 value), and a traditional irish tea, paired with fresh scones and sweets, provides an afternoon repast (a $28 value). After their private suite's soothing bath boils away muscle soreness, skin irritations, and the Morse-code messages of clicking office keyboards, lodgers can amble over to the RoxyAnn Winery, where they’ll flaunt free passes to sample artisan wines (a $10 value).
2165 W Jackson Rd.
Ashland, Oregon 97520Get Directions