Vacations enable people to escape the everyday doldrums of work, household chores, and training their bonsai trees to grow in Ben Stein's likeness. Escape monotonous routines with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a one-night stay with breakfast for two at Indian Peaks Lodge at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby (a $99 value).
Snow Mountain Ranch's recently remodeled Indian Peaks Lodge rooms shelter clans of up to six people amid the area's arsenal of outdoor activities. After a long day of nordic skiing on the ranch's 80 km of groomed trails, partaking in seasonal family programs, or scaling the indoor climbing wall while wearing parkas, visitors can lay their weary heads on the guestroom's two queen beds and queen sleeper sofa. Lodge amenities include free wireless Internet, microwave, mini fridge, and linens, with hot buffet breakfasts dished up in Schlessman Commons to fuel frolicking.
Occupying 5,000 acres, Snow Mountain Ranch sits 80 miles northwest of Denver and 20 minutes from both Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park. Alpine enthusiasts and Sisyphus can enjoy the close proximity to Winter Park and SolVista downhill-ski areas.