On television, criminal investigators are slick and relentless, which explains why most kids want to grow up to be cops, actors, or a pair of sunglasses. Shine like a snooping star with today’s Groupon for an interactive murder-mystery dinner at MD Resort Bed & Breakfast Guest Ranch. Guest should call to check the show schedule; all dinners begin at 7 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $45, you get a murder-mystery dinner for one (a $97 value).
- For $89, you get a murder-mystery dinner for two (a $194 value).
- For $178, you get a murder-mystery dinner for four (a $388 value).<p>
MD Resort Bed & Breakfast Guest Ranch’s murder-mystery dinners prompt visitors to unearth latent investigative skills to solve a devious plot riddled with mischief and finger-pointing between bites of a sumptuous feast. Upon arrival, participants receive a packet with a detailed description of their assigned characters, which helps them know how to act once the mystery unfolds and offers a convenient replacement personality in the case of amnesia. Each packet also contains a unique set of clues, compelling fledgling detectives to collaborate while putting together fragmented pieces of the puzzle and uncovering the murderer. The Inn’s kitchen rustles up a unique meal for each mystery, taking into account diners’ food allergies and crippling fear of chicken nuggets that resemble Freddy Krueger.
MD Resort Bed and Breakfast
When Donna Davis Mixon's family has reunions, they don't mess around; the four- to seven-day-long affairs resemble a summer camp, with campfire cookouts, games, talent shows, and Christmas caroling. Donna and her parents sought to recreate this atmosphere when they founded MD Resort in 1999 on the grounds of a former emu and donkey ranch, where they converted the hay barn into a party house and installed a pool and luxurious main lodge. Now the ranch plays host to getaways and events of all kinds, from weddings to romantic corporate rendezvous. Each of the rustic rooms in the property's three lodges presents a different aesthetic charm, from the elegant four-post bed and jetted garden tub of the Victorian Lace Room to the Old West-style wooden cabinetry and pelt rugs of the Western Vista Suite.
When friends and couples emerge from their rooms, they can while away the time with interactive murder-mystery dinners and a slew of other activities, such as meeting the ranch's animals, gathering pecans, and soaking in the hot tub. The main lodge's game room facilitates friendly competition and shared laughs with its pool table, board games, and tournament-regulation rock-paper-scissors equipment.