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Fall in Love at Omni Bedford Springs Resort

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Looking for a place to stay in Pennsylvania that offers a resort feel within the charm of a small town? Look no further than the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, PA. Only a 2 hour drive from Pittsburgh can have you and your loved one enjoying a romantic getaway.

My husband and I visited the Omni Bedford Springs Resort for our first anniversary. We spent our honeymoon at a wonderful resort on Hawaii, and I wanted that same resort feel, but within driving distance. Now that’s a tall order, but Omni Bedford Springs Resort really delivered.

After a lovely drive through Bedford County, you pull up to a glorious resort located on 2,200 acres, where a valet greets you and assists with your luggage. After a short check-in at the front desk, you’ll be headed off to one of the 216 luxurious guest rooms. (Be sure to tell them when you book your reservation if you’re celebrating something special. They left us a wonderful treat, being that it was our first anniversary.)

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What is there to do at Bedford Springs?

We only spent a three-day weekend at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort, and unfortunately it was raining the day we arrived. But the town of Bedford is rich in history, and the Bedford County Visitors Bureau holds free walking tours every Friday afternoon. Downtown Bedford is only about 2 miles from the Omni Bedford Springs Resort and has wonderful shopping and dining options.

If you’d like to enjoy a nice drive through Bedford County, you could always spend some time visiting 9 of the 14 covered bridges located throughout the county on the Covered Bridge Driving Tour. Get yourself a map before heading out, so you don’t miss any of the bridges on the 90 minute tour.

If you’re just looking for a truly relaxing (and romantic) time, there’s no need to even leave the resort. Although it was raining when we got to Bedford Springs, after checking in, we were able to go for a walk outside on the beautiful covered porches and just enjoy the cool breezes while sitting in rocking chairs.

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Spa entry

For true relaxation, I suggest visiting the Springs Eternal Spa. They offer various treatments, including facials, massages, hair, nail and makeup services. I have been getting regular massages since 2006, so I always book a massage when I take a vacation. This was, by far, the best massage I’ve ever had. It was also a couples massage. And my husband, who is not really a fan of massages (but I drag along anyhow), couldn’t stop raving about it. With any spa treatment, you get access to the Relaxation Lounge, the Spa Garden, and the Bedford Baths, which uses healing mineral spring water to relax your muscles.

If you’re more interested in relaxing by the pool, Bedford Springs offers two unique pool experiences. The outdoor pool is available in the warmer months, and cabanas are available to rent for more privacy. Each cabana has a mini fridge, towel service, bottled water, and fresh fruit. You can rent a cabana for the full day or just a half day. But the pool that most people are interested in is the indoor heated spring-fed pool. The pool area is two stories and there are lounge chairs available to enjoy your time reading or just relaxing.

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View of Bedford from trail

For the more adventurous types, the Omni Bedford Springs Resort offers something for you as well. Hiking trails are available for free around the resort, or you can book a guided hike that usually last around an hour. Bikes are also available for rent. Be sure to get a hiking or biking map before you head out, so you have an idea of where you are going. I’m not much of a hiker, but the trails just opposite of the resort are an easy walk in the woods, and the area is quite beautiful.

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Lake on the trail

The Omni Bedford Springs Resort offers many other outdoor activities, including golf, tennis, fishing, horseback riding, geocaching, Segway tours, and off-road vehicle tours. Yoga and meditation classes are also available. In case of rain, or if you’re just taking it easy, board games are available upon request. The resort also offers daily hotel tours and a haunted history tour on Saturday evenings. I highly recommend the haunted history tour, which will make you even more interested in taking the hotel tour.

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Bedford Springs: front view of resort with flowers

What restaurants are available at Bedford Springs?

After all those activities, you have certainly worked up an appetite. There are many wonderful restaurants in Downton Bedford, but some of the best dining options are located right at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort.

Choose from one of the four available restaurants: The Crystal Room, 1796 Room, Frontier Tavern and Tillie’s at the Clubhouse. Other options include Che Sara Sara, Turtle Shell, and Chef’s Table Dinner.

For breakfast, head over to Frontier Tavern for a nice sit down meal. If you want just a quick bite for before starting your day, grab something at Che Sara Sara. This walk-up counter offers snacks, sandwiches, coffee and tea throughout the day. Or if you don’t want to leave your room for breakfast, you can always order in.

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As lunchtime approaches, check out the newest restaurant, Tillie’s at the Clubhouse. It offers salads and sandwiches, with a view of the golf course. Or you could head back over to Frontier Tavern, as this restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or if you’re by the pool, get a drink and snack from the Turtle Shell.

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Now for dinner. The Crystal Room is absolutely beautiful place to enjoy your meal. It boasts a menu with steak and chops and sides large enough to share. 1796 Room is a cozy restaurant with a unique atmosphere. It feels more like dining at home, when you’re sitting on a couch to enjoy your meal. Don’t be fooled though, the food is amazing! If you’d like a truly unique experience, make reservations to dine at the Chef’s Table on a Friday or Saturday evening.

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If all that talk of food didn’t quite fill you up, don’t forget dessert! Each restaurant boasts three to four dessert options, and none of the restaurants are the same. So make sure you hit a different restaurant each night. Or head to Frontier Tavern, get a s’mores kit and blanket, head out to the fire pit, and make your own dessert!

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Whether you spend a long weekend or a whole glorious week, the Omni Bedford Springs Resort is a great place to fall in love all over again. If you want something to spice up your trip or are looking for a new swimsuit, check out the new Adore Me Collection.

Have you stayed at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort? What did you love about it? Let us know in the comments.

Bedford Springs: front entrance of the resort with fountain

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