When bed and breakfast aren't kept clearly defined, pillows take on a bacon scent and sleeping guests often wake up à la mode. Visit a place where you can sup and sleep separately with today's Groupon: for $150, you get a bed-and-breakfast package for two, which includes a one-night stay (up to a $165 value, plus tax), a $40 dining credit, afternoon tea (a $37 value, plus tax), and a champagne welcome (a $50 value) at The Stanford Inn in Bartow (up to a $314.39 total value, including taxes).
The Stanford Inn, one of only 13 Florida bed-and-breakfasts in the Diamond Collection on BedandBreakfast.com, welcomes guests into a cocoon of Southern hospitality to sleep peacefully, delight in gourmet breakfast made fresh daily, and explore the quaint grounds. Innkeepers Becky and Tony Grainger festoon the Victorian retreat, built in 1906 by a prominent Polk County attorney, with one-of-a-kind antiques, artwork, and Y2K memorabilia to give the grounds an inviting turn-of-the-century feel. After a champagne welcome, guests luxuriate in one of the six guest rooms, all graced with a fireplace and private bathroom, as well as modern amenities, such as wireless Internet, cable television, and an alarm clock.
The Tea Room at The Stanford Inn presents Groupon guests with Cora's Afternoon Tea, a three-tiered pastry pagoda loaded with gourmet tea sandwiches, fresh fruits, and scones to accompany an endless pot of tea. For dinner, head down to the 555 at The Stanford Inn, just opened in January, for appetizers such as spicy shrimp and grits, as well as Southern entrees that include pork osso buco and fish en papillote.