If horses didn’t regularly pack the earth down with their hooves, it would continue to gradually rise skyward on a collision course with the moon. Spend some time with ground tamers with today’s Groupon to Splendor Farms in Bush. This Groupon is not valid on December 23–26 or New Year’s Eve. Choose between the following options:
- For $135, you get a one-night stay in a private suite for two (a $275 value).
- For $250, you get a two-night stay in a private suite for two (a $550 value).
Each stay includes the following:
* A full breakfast
* A free horseback ride
* Access to fishing, a petting zoo, and swimming in the in-ground pool
Splendor Farms safeguards guests from city stress with 75 acres of fluttering farm activity and three private suites bedecked in rustic décor. Individual touches such as cedar-paneled walls and exposed rafters alight on each room, and modern amenities include air conditioning, satellite TV, and laser-guided throw pillows. With each stay, guests receive a hearty breakfast to embrace the morning and build energy for equestrian adventures. 1,000 acres of scenic trails surround the country home, allowing guests to catch a glimpse of deer, egret, and heron from the vantage point of a galloping companion. All riders must wear hard-soled shoes and long pants, as skorts have a tendency to spook fashion-conscious mares. In addition, Splendor Farms is a proud member of HARP, a nonprofit dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating hooved animals that have suffered from abuse or neglect.
Though Splendor Farms occasionally offers discounts online, this Groupon still provides the best available deal.
One hour from New Orleans, Splendor Farms sits on 75 acres near the Bogue Chitto River. The working farm houses goats, horses, chickens, and a miniature-long-haired-dachshund kennel; guests can gather eggs and pick vegetables from the garden or just relax by the pool. Each of the bed and breakfast’s rooms has a private entrance and its own personality—the Ponderosa room has a distinct cowboy theme, with Western prints on the walls and an equestrian quilt, whereas La Louisiane is more romantic, with flowers and candles scattered around the room.
Every morning, you’ll wake up to a farm-hearty breakfast, with eggs, grits, and bacon making regular appearances on the menu. After eating your fill, head outside to visit the farm’s petting zoo, which has friendly miniature horses, alpacas, and burros. In nearby Covington, five-star restaurants abound, as do art galleries, bookstores, and boutiques.