The most challenging aspect of crime solving is not the meticulous search for hard-hitting evidence, but fighting off the urge to baste and taste all the succulent red herrings encountered along the way. Today's deal encourages the careful consumption of crime-ridden comestibles: for $99, you and a companion get an interactive, role-playing murder-mystery performance, a five-course dinner, one peaceful night's slumber, and a full breakfast the next day (a $300 total value) at the Rose Manor Inn, a 19th-century home and National Historic Site in Wills Point. Costumes are required for the whodunit hullabaloo; "hotel guest" is not a legitimate costume. You must call ahead to reserve at least one week ahead of schedule and bring your own alibi.
Upon arriving at the 1.5-acre estate, you'll be plied with wine and cheese as the tension builds (festivities start at promptly 6 p.m.). Dinner varies from week to week, but the suspicious chef, last seen with a candlestick in the observatory, has previously served up such delicacies as Cornish game hen with wild rice, green beans, and Caesar salad. After dinner, you'll don your garb and help solve a murder at Lord Farthings's conveniently spooky "castle." Once you've gathered everyone into the accusing parlor and puzzled out the culprit, you'll then retire to a period-perfect and florally intense room for two. The next morning's breakfast also varies, but is usually a hearty combination of conventional breakfast fare such as toast, coffee, and egg-and-cheese casserole.
BedandBreakfast.com reviewers rhapsodize over Rose Manor Inn, saying:
- We visited the Rose Manor and it was like in the 20's and the fireplace in our bedroom was roaring. It was so romantic. – BedandBreakfast.com user on 2/20/2010
- My husband and I did the murder mystery overnight stay here. We had such a good time! – BedandBreakfast.com user on 3/22/2010
- Laura is a great cook with a scrumptious breakfast and very friendly and outgoing. A great Hostess. – BedandBreakfast.com user on 8/3/2009
904 Canton Ave.
Wills Point, Texas 75169Get Directions