People often do things in hotels that they would never do in their own homes, such as sleep soundly, watch Marley and Me, or let the kids drink as much shampoo as they want. Let loose with today's Groupon: for $100, you get a one-night stay at the Wayside Inn in Ellicott City (a $200 value).
The Wayside Inn sends weary travelers in a swoon with its selection of uniquely furnished and fully bedecked rooms. Climb in for a one-night stay in the Ellicott Room, inspired by an era when America had few paved roads and glacially slow calling cards, or the Banneker Room, a light-and-airy windowed space. Both rooms include a queen-size sleep vessel, a wood-burning fireplace, flat-screen TV with more than 300 channels, and a jacuzzi-style bathtub for two people or 200 adventure-seeking rubber duckies. Guests' stomachs are further lavished in the morning with a gourmet breakfast, served amid the charming décor of the dining room.