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 hot springs found in the Allegheny Mountains. He purchased a 2,200-acre plot of land and used locally quarried stones to build the lodge that now serves as the foundation of Omni Bedford Springs Resort. Over the past two centuries, 10 US presidents have stayed at the hotel—a National Historic Landmark that recently underwent a $120 million renovation. But even with its newly restored wings, a historic, restored golf course, and plush guest rooms, the four-star hotel’s main draw is 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. The spa also offers a ginger body polish and steam therapy infused with local botanicals; some treatments culminate with time in the private spa garden.
Offerings at the five onsite restaurants range from casual bar fare at Frontier Tavern to upscale dining at the Crystal Room. The 1796 Room, the resort's signature steak and chophouse, serves 21-day-aged USDA Prime beef along with a dessert menu freshly prepared in house. After dinner, guests can gather around a stone fire pit on the lawn and roast marshmallows over the flames.
Bedford, Pennsylvania: Rustic Mountain Town Convenient for Hiking
The charming town of Bedford is cradled amid the verdant Allegheny Mountains, a little more than two hours northwest of Washington, DC. There are 25 miles of hiking trails accessible from Omni Bedford Springs Resort. Multi-use trails are open for mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking. In warmer months, many head to the park's streams for trout fishing. You can also take cooking classes, go on historical resort tours, or go off-roading on segways or utility terrain vehicles.
What You Get
Stay for two in a deluxe king, resort-view queen, or resort-view king room, or stay for two adults and up to three kids in a deluxe double room. 2-night stay minimum.
Booking Tip: You'll find the best rates ($149) January 1-2 with low rates into March.
Policies and Fees
Reservations: dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
Cancellation policy: 15-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable
Taxes: 8% tax added at purchase
Additional fees: $25 resort fee plus tax per day paid at check-in
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Deluxe King Room, Resort-View King Room, or Resort-View Queen Room
One queen or king bed
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 2
Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
Deluxe Double Room
Two double beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 5
Adding occupants above standard: $30 per night for each additional adult; no charge for additional kids
Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Resort fee 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
Rollaways and cribs: available at no extra charge; request by phone call in advance
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets up to 50 lb. are allowed for a $100 nonrefundable fee; pets are only allowed in the Anderson Building section of the resort.
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request by calling the property.
Room upgrades: available only at check-in for an additional fee
By plane: about 30 miles from Altoona-Blair County Airport (AOO)
By car: about 110 miles east of Pittsburgh; 142 miles north of Washington, DC