If you are looking for a quick getaway check out Bedford Springs Resort and Spa. Located in Bedford, Pennslyvania, about two and a half hours from DC its easy to get to and well worth the trip. It’s similar in style and charm to The Greenbrier and The Homestead but smaller and more reasonably priced. During its hey day the hotel hosted numerous presidents and dignitaries who would come to take in the natural spring water and stay all summer.
By 1986 the hotel had fallen on tough times and the owners went into bankruptcy. It sat vacant and in a state of disrepair for 20 years until an investor from Dallas and Omni Hotels partnered up to bring this grand resort back to life. The renovation is truly gorgeous and the designers went to painstaking lengths to preserve all of the hotel’s original features.
My husband and I just came back from 2 days at Bedford Springs and it was a little slice of heaven. As someone who is always underwhelmed by spas I was highly impressed. We dined in every restaurant and the food was delicious and the service was friendly and prompt. In addition to the original indoor spring water pool there is a relaxing outdoor pool with cabanas and bar service.
The golf course overlooks the Allegheny Mountains and Cumberland Valley. According to their website, the course spans the work of three golf architectural masters—Spencer Oldham, A.W. Tillinghast, and Donald Ross. Bedford Springs Old Course has undergone a total renovation overseen by noted classic golf course restoration architect Ron Forse, restoring it to its original course layout. My husband thought the golf was fantastic.
The resort is offering a number of specials this summer, especially during the week so check out their website for more details.
2138 Business 220
Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522