A relaxing stay at an elegant bed and breakfast is much more enjoyable than visiting a trendy bed of breakfast, with its messy scrambled-egg mattresses and uncomfortable biscuit pillows. Bask in the fluffy comfort of scenic countryside with today’s Groupon: for $69, you get a one-night stay and gourmet breakfast for two in a guest bedroom with a queen-size bed at The Mast Farm Inn bed and breakfast, in Banner Elk (up to a $249 value).
Gifted with numerous awards, including a Diamond Club listing, Mast Farm pampers guests with excellent service in a rustically elegant, country setting. Book an evening's stay in one of three queen bedrooms hidden inside the inn's classic farmhouse built in the 1880s. Here, the warm, red-flushed walls of the Elizabeth Gray vining room boast scenic garden views over the roar of an in-room fireplace. The demurely styled quarters of Miss Allie charm guests within a quaint den of overstuffed chairs and a claw-foot tub for romantic bathing without bears. Or opt for the cozy, top-floor Aunt Leona, with an enamel gas stove and bed tucked under the eaves. Upon rising from your selected slumber space, you and a guest dine on an inclusive, two-course gourmet breakfast cooked to reflect seasonal, earthy ingredients from the farm.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Mast Farm's oldest buildings date back to the early 1800s. When not strolling the historic grounds or succumbing to the farmhouse's sedative charms, explore the inn's on-site restaurant, Simplicity, which sizzles, simmers, and steams local ingredients in a farm-to-table-to-mouth-to-digestive-track experience.