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 has undergone a $120 million renovation. But even with its 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.
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.
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What You Get
2-night stay for two in a deluxe room
Option 1: $279 to check in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Saturday-night stays (up to a $498 value)
Option 2: $379 to check in Friday or Saturday; not valid for Monday- to Thursday-night stays (up to a $558 value)
Policies and Fees
Book by: 2/20/14
Travel by: 3/31/14
Blackout dates: not valid 2/8 or 2/14–2/15/14
Cancellation policy and fees: 72-hour cancellation notice required or fee of 1 night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
Taxes: 8% tax not included
Additional fees: $25 daily resort fee not included
Promotional value expires Feb 20, 2014. Amount paid never expires.
Must book by 2/20/14 or promotional value expires
Must complete travel by 3/31/14
Not valid 2/8 or 2/14-2/15/14
Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
Limit 2 per visit
Valid only for option purchased
Reservation required, subject to availability
Cannot make reservations until 1/10/14 after 10AM EST
72-hour cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
Must be 21 or older to check in
Credit card required at booking and check-in
Must use promotional value in 1 visit
Not valid with reward points
$25 daily resort fee and 8% tax not included.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
One king bed, one queen bed, or two double beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 2 (king, queen), 5 (double)
Adding occupants above standard: $30 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; guests 17 or younger stay free
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 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
Parking: included in resort fee
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: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.
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