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. Serve napping and noshing needs with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get a one-night stay with breakfast for two (up to a $216 value) to Power’s Mansion Inn in Auburn.
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 explore the inn's Gilded Age finery, which blends architectural embellishments such as a wrap-around 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 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.