A relaxing stay at an elegant bed and breakfast is much more enjoyable than visiting a trendy bed of breakfast, with its messy scrambled-egg mattresses and uncomfortable biscuit pillows. Savor a sturdier sojourn with today's Groupon: for $139, you get a two-night stay, a three-course breakfast, and two cookbooks from The Inn at Merridun, located in Union (up to a $280 value).
Featured in Southern Living, The Inn at Merridun spreads intimate bed-and-breakfast accommodations throughout the historic halls of a 156-year-old antebellum mansion. Wayfarers swan around the inn and its nine wooded acres, languishing beside Corinthian pillars on the marble veranda and gazing achingly at its 14-foot-high ceilings adorned with frescoes depicting the history of pole vaulting.
At night, Groupon-wielding guests can choose to snooze in any of the inn's five rooms (a $218–$250 value for 2 nights), many of which feature amenities such as a two-person whirlpool tub, a king-size bed with steps, or a stress-neutralizing ray gun. In the morning, sweep down the elegant curved staircase to partake in a three-course country breakfast cooked up fresh by the kitchen's perpetual motion machine before carting home the recipes in the form of two cookbooks authored by hotel proprietor Peggy Waller (a $30 value without shipping and handling).