The Omni Bedford Springs Resort of Bedford, Pennsylvania, is a magnificent destination hotel that perfectly pairs historical elements with modern luxury, including hot springs. Guests can enjoy a wide range of activities, from rejuvenating pools and massages to thrilling outdoor activities.
The resort is known for its impressive historical significance beginning in the 1700s when Native Americans founded the on-site mineral springs.
In 1796, Dr. John Anderson purchased the 2,2000-acre property where he constructed his home. Soon after, word got out of the healing and therapeutic benefits of the waters, bringing travelers from across the globe. As the popularity continued to soar, Dr. Anderson built The Stone Inn hotel in 1806 atop a mountain nearby the waters.
The hotel and springs continued to prosper, gathering attention from high-end clientele, including celebrities and wealthy individuals. With this newfound popularity, the resort was labeled The Most Popular Resort in the United States and became home to one of the first US golf courses and mineral-fed indoor pools. Eventually, the area was designated a “National Historic Landmark” in 1984 but closed two years later.
In 2004, the resort underwent a restoration and expansion project, officially opening its doors in 2007. Since then, the resort has continued attracting attention from visitors near and far while winning awards such as the Top 10 Resorts in the Mid-Atlantic & Midwest: Readers’ Choice and the Top 10 Resort Hotels in the Mid-Atlantic.
Mineral Hot Springs
Those seeking to replenish the mind, body, and spirit using hot springs will need to utilize the Bedford Baths within the resort. Known as the “Bedford Bath Ritual”, guests can enjoy a series of replenishing activities geared to transform the body from the inside out.
The start of the ritual begins with a mineral deluge shower. Guests will use the signature body scrub to exfoliate before rinsing with an exhilarating deluge. From there, guests enter the steam room, enjoying the therapeutic aromas for up to ten minutes.
Visitors will rinse in cool water before heading off to the hot spring mineral pools, with relaxing jets for the feet, shoulders, and back. The ritual ends with a dip into the cold mineral pools and a spray with hydrating aroma mist.
The entire experience lasts approximately one hour. Guests will leave the area feeling restored from head to toe, thanks to a combination of hot and cold therapy with advantageous deluges and aromas.
Although the Bedford Baths are an experience in itself, the Omni Bedford Springs Resort understands that guests flock to its destination in search of complete and utter tranquility. That is why they’ve put together a state-of-the-art spa menu that uses the latest technology to replenish every area of the body.
The impressive spa menu has something for everyone and includes the following options:
- Facial Treatments—Facial treatments, including the HydraFacial, which cleanses, peels, extracts, and hydrates the skin to achieve the highest level of skincare.
- Body Treatments—One-of-a-kind massages and body treatments are designed to relieve muscle aches and pains and replenish the hydration and quality of one’s skin.
- Manicures/Pedicures—Manicures and pedicures leave your hands and feet feeling lovely and looking beautiful.
- Salon—Hair and makeup appointments to completely transform your look and improve overall self-esteem.
While guests undeniably spend a good chunk of their stay at the spa and Bedford Baths, there is also a wide range of other exciting activities that intrigue visitors. Whether you enjoy indoor or outdoor experiences, you can find plenty to fill your schedule at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. Here are some of the choices:
- Golf Course—Golf at the restored 18-hole golf course, one of the first golf courses in the United States.
- Fire Pits—Relax at the on-site fire pits and enjoy a s’more or two with friends and loved ones.
- Tennis Courts—Test your skills in a match of tennis on a full-sized tennis court.
- Swimming Pools—Take a dip in the heated indoor pool or enjoy some fun in the sun in the splendid outdoor pool.
- Sightseeing Tours—Let history come alive in front of your eyes by engaging in the Haunted History Tour or Historic Hotel Tour.
- Cocktails—Learn new blends of alcohol and impress your buddies after a mixology class.
- Health and Fitness—Yoga, pilates, and meditation classes to stay in tip-top shape mentally, physically, and spiritually.
- Archery—Indulge in your primitive skills with an archery class or tournament.
- Exploring—Hike, bike, off-road tour, or horseback ride through the property and experience history, relaxation, and beautiful scenery. Experience some of the most breathtaking views of nature.
- Geocaching—Become an explorer with your family and find hidden treasures around the resort with a game of geocaching.
While there is an abundance of activities to excite people of all ages on campus, it’s worth mentioning that the Omni Bedford Springs Resort is strategically located near many other wonderful adventures, too. Enjoy art and culture, museums, water parks, and other recreational options nearby.
The Omni Bedford Springs Resort is also the ideal option for meetings and weddings large and small. There are 13 different meeting rooms to accommodate businesses of any size. The fancy ballroom is the perfect spot for magical weddings, complete with catering, wedding equipment, and management to make your big day come to life – stress-free.
At the Omni Bedford Springs Resort, there is no limit to the number of beautiful plates, dishes, and drinks available to guests. It showcases premier food and wine selection.
The lavish, upscale 1796 Room is the finest spot to fulfill your palette with high-quality steak, fish, and poultry plates. This dining room is a must for those seeking a lavish yet warm and welcoming environment with luxuriant food options.
Evitt House Coffee
For those seeking something more laidback and casual, the Evitt House Coffee Shop is the ideal choice. Here, you will find various salads, sandwiches, and of course, coffee. There is also delicious ice cream and frozen custard to satisfy even the intensest sweet tooth.
Need a drink? The Lobby Bar is the latest addition to the Omni Bedford Springs Resort, but it’s swiftly gaining popularity. It has a blast-from-the-past aesthetic and offers mouthwatering bourbons and exquisite cocktails you won’t find elsewhere.
Tillie’s At The Clubhouse
The latest addition to the Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Tillie’s At The Clubhouse combines casual with classic. The clubhouse serves lunch and dinner while offering guests a full-service bar and an outdoor firepit overlooking the historic golf course.
The Crystal Room
The Crystal Room is another sophisticated restaurant that serves upscale and delicious dishes, including steak and chops. Aside from the luxurious setting, the standout feature of this venue is an exhibition kitchen where guests can watch their food be created from beginning to end.
For those looking for a relaxed place to unwind and enjoy the company of friends and family members, the Frontier Tavern is a great option. Serving lunch, dinner, and various brews and yummy cocktails, you won’t want to miss this lively restaurant.
The Turtle Shell is found right by the outdoor pools. The pool menu includes several food and beverage items designed to please your palette while also cooling you down – essential for poolside excursions during the summer months.
Rooms and Suites
The Omni Bedford Springs Resort has so much to do you won’t be able to see it all in a single day. That’s why so many guests opt to stay overnight in one of the lovely rooms or suites in the hotel.
The Omni Bedford Springs Resort offers 216 hotel rooms, and four lavish suites spanned across two sections.
The first section is the historic, fully renovated wing, which offers a slew of luxurious amenities, including nine-foot ceilings and gorgeous garden views. The latest addition, the spa wing, is slightly more modern and just a few steps from the Springs Eternal Spa, where you can engage in various therapeutic activities.
Enjoy one of the many deluxe rooms, or opt for the fancier suites boasting up to 4,279 square feet of space. There are select pet-friendly rooms as well, and those with balconies. All come with mini-fridges to keep your drinks cold and the convenience of a minibar.
The award-winning Omni Bedford Springs Resort is known for many things. From its majestic views of the Allegheny Mountains to the Bedford Baths and Old Course golf course, there are many draws to this world-renowned resort.
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Address: 2138 Business 220, Bedford, Pennsylvania, 15522
Pets: Yes, permitted in select rooms (not in the hot springs)