What You'll Get
The concept of the bed & breakfast inn evolved from a series of failed lodging combinations—most notably the futon & Twinkies and the short-lived wine-filled waterbed & scissors. Stay in elegant, Twinkie-less style with today's Groupon, which gets you a stay at The Grey Swan Inn Bed & Breakfast, located in Blackstone, about a 75-minute drive southwest of Richmond. Choose one of the following Groupons:
- For $105, you get a one-night stay in a king suite (a $210 value).
- For $80, you get a one-night stay in a queen suite (a $160 value).
Built in 1902 by a prominent Blackstonian, The Grey Swan Inn retains its turn-of-the-century charm with Southern pine, hardwood floors, and English wainscoting. Choose the king suite deal to land a night in The Grey Swan's third-story chaise lounge accommodations, complete with an ottoman and a rocking chair—an ideal setting for honeymooners or those stopping by after a The Honeymooners convention. With the queen suite deal, you'll either land in the Wicker Room, with its white wicker chairs, or in a different second-floor room with a gorgeous antique dresser (room selection is based on availability). Both deals include a long list of extra amenities for Groupon buyers, including in-room morning coffee service, flowers, and a fruit-and-cheese tray. Sip on sparkling cider in souvenir glasses from the comfort of your room while you debate the merits of a 30-second shot clock for the NBA. King suite guests will also get in-room breakfast. Once your stay is finished, say goodbye to Blackstone after Grey Swan's gracious staff gives you a dozen muffins to go.
Located just off Highway 460, near the route of Lee's Retreat Civil War Trail, The Grey Swan Inn is located in close proximity to several tourist hotspots, including Fort Pickett, the scuba-diving wonderland of Lake Rawlings, and Green Front Furniture. Nestle under the wing of The Grey Swan and enjoy a night of serene Southern hospitality.
- In addition to pleasant conversation with the Hasbroucks, I enjoyed the company of the house cat, who, Jim informed me, likes watching people eat. I thought maybe he was just jealous. I envied him, too, because he didn't have to leave that afternoon. – Becky Krystal, Washington Post
- I loved the large wrap around porch but the breakfast was delightful. We hope our business in Blackstone takes roots so we can go back. – Allisontwelve, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per reservation. Limit 2 people per room. Reservation required. Subject to availability. 3-day cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. No smoking or pets. Tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.