Though dogs breeze through commands such as "sit" and "roll over," they still struggle with such seemingly simple directions as "make breakfast." Make up for your pooch’s shortcomings with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a one-night stay at Mont Rest Inn in Bellevue (up to a $199 value). This Groupon is valid Sunday–Thursday nights.
Perched on its spot overlooking the Mississippi since 1893, the Mont Rest Inn has amassed a colorful history on its way to becoming a luxurious bed and breakfast brimming with antiques. In each of the splendid guest rooms, visitors can melt into a whirlpool tub, then dry off in a private bath with Egyptian-cotton towels warmed by a heated towel bar. The Boardwalk suite overlooks Bellevue State Park and features a skylight so that guests can catch sight of soaring eagles or get dinner delivered via parachute (a $199 value). Occupants of the private room can savor the stillness of the forest on the private balcony before sinking into a king-size brass bed (a $179 value).
The sprawling Victorian inn retains its turn-of-the-century roots by filling its interior with antique chairs, floral wallpaper, lace curtains, and brocade upholstery. Visitors enjoy complimentary chocolates and nonalcoholic drinks. A conscientious concierge schedules tee times at the Bellevue Golf Club, coordinates canoe outings on the Maquoketa River, and gives pep talks to guests' dice-throwing hands before trips to nearby riverboat casinos. In-room massage and reflexology sessions turn stress into a faded memory.