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 in a Central Lodge room with breakfast for two at Estes Park Center (up to a $99 value). Purchase a second Groupon for a two-night stay.
Built in 2009, Estes Park Center’s LEED-certified lodge rooms shelter clans of up to five people amid the area's arsenal of indoor and outdoor activities. After a long day of hiking or snowshoeing through Rocky Mountain National Park or partaking in seasonal family programs, visitors can lay their weary heads on the guestroom's two queen beds or single floor futon mattress. Lodge amenities include free wireless internet and a full private bath and linens, with hot buffet breakfasts dished up in the Aspen dining room to fuel frolicking.
Occupying 860 acres at 8,010 feet above sea level, Estes Park Center is surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park. Alpine enthusiasts and Sisyphus can enjoy the Eldora downhill-ski area, about an hour’s drive from the Center.