Murder, like the cosmos, the paranormal, and the origins of the spork, is often shrouded in mystery. Crack the code with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a murder-mystery dinner at MD Resort Bed and Breakfast (a $97 value).
MD Resort Bed and Breakfast transforms standard dinner parties into pseudo crime-scene investigations, challenging guests to solve interactive murder mysteries before munching on elegant eats. Upon arriving at the ranch-style hotel resort, dining detectives enjoy appetizers while gabbing with other guests and waiting to receive their character for the evening. Free from hard-to-memorize scripts and Simon says directions, each character profile comes equipped with bits and pieces of a story. Using investigative and deductive skills, pretend private eyes attempt to fill in missing details, collect clues, and harshly interrogate tight-lipped furniture en route to solving the perplexing puzzle. After sentencing the fictitious culprit, aspiring Sherlock Holmes will refuel think tanks with a chef's choice meal, which includes a full dinner and a decadent dessert.
Murder-mystery participants must make reservations one week in advance and are asked to arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. on their reserved date. Food allergies must be specified at the time of the reservation, and guests can check the murder-mystery page regularly for newly added dates and the correct spelling of CSI.
Built as an outgrowth of the Mueller and Davis’s boisterous family reunions, the MD Resort has grown into a bustling guest ranch that serves as a bed and breakfast, wedding destination, and family-reunion center. Horses and miniature donkeys graze in the green pastures of the 37-acre working ranch, alongside an American buffalo nicknamed Biscuit due to his habit of noshing on breakfast leftovers. Beyond the stables and pens, a hammock and old-fashioned tree swings sway in the open fields, and inside chefs cook up a steaming homemade breakfast each morning and serve it in a wood-furnished dining room. Guests can relax in a pet-friendly German room accented with European touches, or retire to a queen-size four-poster bed in the Victorian Lace room. Guests can sample the muscle-soothing skills of the in-house massage therapist or plant themselves outside for an afternoon picnic, being careful to heed Biscuit’s wine and cheese recommendations made through the Morse code–stomping of his hooves.
601 N Old Base Rd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76078