Though humanity has evolved tremendously, camping helps us retain important natural instincts such as starting fires from twigs and buying lighter fluid when that doesn’t work. Renew your affiliation with nature with today’s Groupon: for $95, you get a two-night camping stay and activity package at Rustic Creek Ranch in Burleson (up to a $189.96 value).
Rustic Creek Ranch outfits outdoor enthusiasts with roofless rooms. Campers can construct their nylon abodes during any two nights of their choice, or pop up campers and plug in to the many amenities, including electrical service, high-speed wireless Internet, cable television, and free cicada concerts each evening (an up-to-$55-per-night value for site rental). The activity package includes a cutthroat round of laser tag for up to four ($9.99 per person), played outdoors in a barrier-filled field, and a one-hour spin on the pedal carts ($10 per person), where up to four motorless motorists can take a pedal-powered self-guided tour in search of s’more-making secrets. The 33,000-gallon Guadalajara family pool fulfills chlorine dreams and offers a shallow swimming hole for water-winged wonders. The Ranch House pool comes complete with a hot tub for relaxing or cooking crab dinners. Rustic Creek Ranch also hosts a number of community-creating activities, such as hayrides and karaoke, and makes a point to encourage cleanliness with four laundry and private-bath facilities.