Four-Star Mountainside Omni Resort Fed by Mineral Springs
In the late 18th century, Dr. John Anderson wanted to reap the curative benefits of the natural mineral springs found in the Allegheny Mountains. He purchased a plot of land and used locally quarried stones to build the lodge that now serves as the foundation of Omni Bedford Springs Resort. Twelve US presidents have stayed at the hotel over the years—they referred to it as the summer White House—and it’s now a National Historic Landmark. Though it also boasts a historical golf course and plush guest rooms, the four-star hotel’s main draw remains its eight mineral springs, some of which feed the heated indoor pool.
Inspired by the Native Americans who first discovered the springs’ healing properties, the 30,000-square-foot Springs Eternal Spa uses natural mineral water in every treatment. During Bedford Bath rituals, you can alternate between hot and cool mineral pools equipped with massaging jets.
Offerings at the five onsite restaurants range from casual bar fare at Frontier Tavern to upscale dining at the Crystal Room. The resort’s signature steak house, the 1796 Room, serves 21-day-aged USDA Prime beef along with fresh desserts prepared in-house. This getaway includes a $30 resort credit that you can use toward dining, spa treatments, a round of golf, or any of numerous other activities around the property.
Bedford, Pennsylvania: Historic Small Town in the Alleghenies
Tucked away in the Allegheny Mountains of southern Pennsylvania, the town of Bedford is an oasis of outdoor adventure. Miles of scenic trails crisscross the town, including a 16.7-mile bike path that wends its way past nine covered bridges. There’s also a handful of challenging hiking and skiing trails at nearby Blue Knob All-Seasons Resort. To see even more of the Alleghenies, go for a drive along the historic Lincoln Highway, which runs from New York to San Francisco. It goes right through Bedford and past numerous unusual landmarks (including Bedford’s own giant coffeepot) along the way.
In historic downtown, you can take a free guided walking tour from the visitor’s center or hit the Fort Bedford Museum to see the 1758 Fort Bedford flag and other local artifacts. Many 18th- and 19th-century houses have been relocated to Old Bedford Village, just two miles north of town. The living history village showcases life in early Bedford through reenactments, old-timey crafts, and festivals from Memorial Day through October.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a deluxe king room, deluxe two-double room, resort-view queen room with porch, or resort-view king room with porch
$30 resort credit per stay, valid toward dining (restaurants or in-room dining), Springs Eternal Spa treatments, Old Course golf, cooking classes, afternoon tea, or property historical tours. (Credit cannot be used toward the daily resort service fee)
Up to three kids 17 or younger stay free in a deluxe two-double room
Dates into October
Policies and Fees
Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable.
Additional fees: $25 daily resort service charge paid at check-in
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.
Mineral-spring-fed indoor pool
30,000 sq. ft. spa
18-hole golf course
The Fine Print
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
Must be 21 or older to check-in
Credit card required at check-in
Not valid with reward points
$25 daily resort fee paid at check-in.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Deluxe King Room, Resort-View King Room with Porch, or Resort-View Queen Room with Porch
One queen or king bed
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 2
Deluxe Two-Double Room
Two double beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 5
Adding occupants above standard: $30 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Resort service charge includes: valet parking; WiFi; daily bottled water; access to fitness center, tennis court, and pools; afternoon tea service in the main lobby; use of business center; local and 800 calls; daily morning paper; in-room coffee; daily turndown service
Parking: included in resort service charge
Rollaways and cribs: available at no extra charge; must call property in advance to request
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets up to 50 lb. are allowed for a $125 nonrefundable fee; pets are only allowed in the Anderson Building section of the resort.
Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the hotel or at check-in for an additional cost.
Nearest airport: Altoona-Blair County Airport (AOO; 30 mi)