Hotel stays allow guests to experience the bliss of quiet bedrooms, communal jacuzzis, and all-you-can-eat moisturizing soap. Introduce yourself to a new lifestyle with today's Groupon: for $185, you get a one-night stay at a one-bedroom cottage and bicycle, kayak, and golf-cart rental at River Dunes in Oriental (up to a $370 value). This Groupon is valid for weekend reservations, but bookings for Friday through Sunday require a two-night minimum stay.
Located amid 14 miles of shoreline, River Dunes offers up accessible waterfront getaways to those weary of inland life and its attendant lack of boats and merpeople. The Hinckley, Grady-White, and Hatteras cottages feature shabby-chic décor with natural wood surfaces, comfortable, antique furnishings, gas-burning fireplaces, and a morning kitchen nook. Each cottage provides a full range of amenities, including WiFi, kitchens with microwaves, refrigerators, Keurig coffeemakers, and king or queen beds. Private porches and quiet, electric-guitar-free rocking chairs overlook a courtyard with Adirondack chairs and a communal, brick-lined fire pit.
After making use of the relaxing accommodations, paddle a kayak (a $35 value) around the five creeks and expansive backwaters, and ride golf carts (a $35 value) and bicycles (a $10 value) around myriad tree-lined walks and pathways. This deal also includes access to River Dunes’ Harbor Club, a secretive cabal of fine dining, an outdoor pool, hot tubs, billiards tables, a fly-fishing lake, and an exercise facility. River Dunes is more than a resort town; it's a comprehensive boating community that was built from scratch to satisfy the desires of both vacationers and full-time residents. The development has won Sustainability Awards for maintaining green standards without the need for a strict alfalfa-only dress code.
465 E Harborside Rd.
Oriental, North Carolina 28571