Bed and breakfasts replaced the less-popular Bed or Breakfast?, a game show that matched travelers with either sleep or sustenance based on the results of a multipage personality test and a series of hotel-themed physical challenges. Conveniently serve napping and noshing needs with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get a one-night stay and breakfast for two—plus 20% off additional nights—at Power’s Mansion Inn in Auburn (a $216 value).
Voted Best Bed & Breakfast by the Auburn Journal in 2010, Power’s Mansion Inn cossets guests within classically romantic rooms situated in the heart of gold country. Couples can explore the inn's Gilded Age finery, which blends architectural embellishments such as a wraparound porch and knick-knack-packed curios with modern mansion amenities including private bathrooms, heating and air conditioning, and banister slides leading straight to the pillow-filled foyer. After spending a restful night dreaming of gold strikes and debutante balls, guests can rouse taste buds with a gourmet breakfast of Grand Victorian vittles. Couples looking to prolong their serene escape from everyday dwellings can reserve additional nights at 20% off the regular rate.
Adjacent to the inn sits The Power Club, an Irish pub that packs patrons with Celtic fare, including handcrafted microbrews and hearty victuals. Meanwhile, guests can take a shot of adrenaline with Auburn's local activities, whether they're cruising along the bike trails, meandering through a round of golf, or reciting passages of Ulysses backward in hopes of summoning James Joyce's wish-granting eyepatch.