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. Enjoy a comforting stay with today's Groupon: for $67, you get a one-night stay, including breakfast, at The Stovall House, two wine tastings, and an appetizer at either the Nacoochee Grill or the Nacoochee Village Tavern & Pizzeria (up to a $134 total value). Each location in this package resides in or near Helen in the Sautee Valley, which is about an hour and a half north of Atlanta
Built in 1837 by attorney and gold prospector Moses Harshaw, The Stovall House is one of the oldest existing structures in the Sautee Valley Historic District. The long-standing abode was restored as a country inn in 1983 by owner Hamilton Schwartz, adding to the area's national agricultural, architectural, and historic significance. Guests are lodged in one of the four double-occupancy rooms (a $113 value, including tax), ideal for a romantic weekend or platonic travel experiment. While not in the room, check out the numerous things to do, including hiking in the surrounding mountains and numerous important buildings and historic areas, such as the site of the first woolly mammoth tea party. Back at the inn, those wishing to breakfast are provided with a home-cooked morning meal, while ascetics are given a complimentary glass of water and respectful silence.
In the evening, inn-goers can retreat to either the Nacoochee Grill or the Nacoochee Village Tavern & Pizzeria to take advantage of wine flights (a $12 value) and an appetizer (up to a $9 value). The two flights, each consisting of three 1-ounce pours, will be provided by Habersham Vintners, one of Georgia's oldest and largest wineries. While sipping on southern-bred vino, guests can pack their stomachs with an appetizer from whichever restaurant has, like a seductive tractor beam, captured both their fancy and physical presence (Nacoochee Grill menu here, Nacoochee Village Tavern & Pizzeria menu here).