Waking up in someone else’s bed, like waking up in someone else’s body, is a feat generally only achieved through mad science. Transport yourself to vacationing bliss sans the aid of a lightning storm with today’s Groupon: for $249, you get a two-night getaway package for two people at River Rock Bed & Breakfast Cottage in Cleburne (up to a $598 value).
With a host of amenities, the luxuriously furnished and private River Rock Bed & Breakfast Cottage sets the scene for a relaxing retreat. Couples, pals, and outlaw duos can escape for a two-night stay (up to a $298 value) in the cozy and clean cottage, which comes outfitted with two bedrooms, a full kitchen stocked with continental breakfast vittles, and an outdoor hot tub. Guests can go for a walk or bike ride on the adjacent Buffalo Creek trail, or utilize unlimited, 24-hour access to the pool area (a $100 value), located about a mile away and equipped with a volleyball net, gas grill, and other recreational outlets. Afterward, patrons can return to the house to watch movies on the flat-screen TV or take advantage of the wireless Internet to post photos of competitive waltzes performed on the cottage's charming floors. During the stay, each guest can also spend up to two hours in the infrared sauna over the course of the weekend (a $180 value), melting toxins and worries away.
The River Rock Bed & Breakfast Cottage is situated about 10 strolling minutes from coffee shops, restaurants, outdoor markets, and live theater, so guests can enjoy ample opportunities for entertainment or distraction from nagging concerns about Pluto’s demotion from planet status. During their stay, all cottage callers will also receive a $20 credit to spend in the gift shop, where they can find collectables such as Texas coasters ($2.97) to commemorate their visit.
River Rock Bed & Breakfast Cottage
The River Rock Bed & Breakfast Cottage is a home away from home thanks to proprietor Danielle Petty, who equips the freestanding two-bedroom cottage like a private residence. In the living room and two bedrooms, Petty lends a contemporary decorative touch with soft lighting, bright area rugs, and a mini library stocked with books and DVDs to prevent visitors from lethargically constructing card houses or performing mock witch trials. Snacks for anytime munching stock the pantries, and every morning heralds the satisfaction of a continental breakfast.
Travelers can tidy clothes with a washer and dryer after working up a sweat with a game of ping-pong, volleyball, or horseshoes, or cool down with a dip in the swimming pool. WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital cable can keep business pros and robotic children plugged in if need be, and a trampoline and hot tub invite everyone to let go of their worries.
Within easy walking distance of the cottage, downtown Cleburne's antique stores, outdoor markets, and restaurants beckon visitors. For a more scenic excursion, head to Cleburne State Park, home to 5.5 miles of mountain bike trails, a 116-acre spring-fed lake, and Bigfoot.