Unlike their forebears, covered wagons, many RVs sport kitchens, liberating their owners from campfires and the trauma of being spooked by a ghost story or extra-combustible marshmallow. Stay in your comfort zone with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a one-night stay at Mallard Creek Golf Course & RV Resort in Lebanon (a $40 value), plus 25% off of green fees. This Groupon is not valid on Fridays and Saturdays May 31–September 5.
Snuggled into the verdant foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Mallard Creek Golf Course & RV Resort provides a picturesque escape from the hectic highways of everyday life. Relax among wetlands, hillsides, and mountains in one of the resort’s 43 paved, spacious RV pull-through sites, and enjoy amenities such as full hookups, water, electricity, and WiFi ($5 fee/day). Freewheeling roadsters also have access to shower facilities and on-site laundry to wash away the lingering residue of high-speed pie-eating contests. Golf enthusiasts can frolic on the resort’s 7,000-yard course, full of challenging holes sculpted around wetlands, creeks, and ponds, with fairways flanked by stands of mature douglas firs and ponderosa pines. The resort’s secluded location is liberated of houses and condominiums, providing an ideal environment for bonding between golfers and their pitching wedges.
Mallard Creek boasts a slew of nearby attractions, including Marks Ridge Winery, the Grill at Mallard Creek, and the Santiam River, which bursts with opportunities to catch and befriend trout, salmon, and steelhead. Lebanon also sports hiking trails and two lakes for boating and holding cannonball splash contests.