After navigating floating platform staircases, dodging living-room-level bosses, and searching for randomly appearing bathroom keys, most homeowners come to regret purchasing houses built by video-game designers. Enjoy respite from the chaos with today's Groupon: for $72, you get $145 toward a one-night stay at the Village Inn & Restaurant in Monte Rio. Summer and fall rates range from $145 to $235, and spring and winter rates range from $115 to $205.
As the site of the classic Bing Crosby movie Holiday Inn, the 10-room Village Inn & Restaurant helps guests revel in vacation bliss with deluxe beds, scenic views of the Russian River, and a surrounding area speckled with wineries and other nearby attractions. Most rooms include a private balcony with a panoramic view of the water, and others feature garden views of majestic redwood trees and mega-lumberjacks. Hungry visitors can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, and sleepy ones can make queen- or king-sized cocoons atop their European Sleep Works mattresses. Outside the stately quarters, guests can explore nearby hiking trails in the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve or cozy up at the inn's restaurant (closed Mondays and Tuesdays), which serves 140 Sonoma County wines and an array of steaks, chops, and seafood.
20822 River Blvd.
Monte Rio, California 95462Get Directions