OVERVIEW of Omni Bedford Springs
The grand Bedford Springs Resort, set on 2,200 acres and minutes off the Pennsylvania Turnpike has a fascinating history. Original construction began in the 1790’s near seven natural springs. Believed to have “curative powers” the springs were the primary draw when the hotel opened to colonial travelers in 1804. A $120 million renovation restored the resort to its earlier splendor.
The re-design has thoroughly modernized the resort while retaining the charm of the original building. The grand lobby is dramatic and beautifully decorated with elegant furnishings and pictures and artifacts from the resort’s storied history.
THE ROOMS at Omni Bedford Springs
There are 216 handsomely decorated rooms and suites, with most guest rooms at a comfortable 350 sq. ft. or more. Many have a balcony with rocking chairs looking out over the beautiful gardens and mountains. My room had peach walls, high ceilings, crown moldings, Berber carpeting and a dark wood armoire and desk. The plump bed was triple sheeted with luxury linens, a goose down comforter and a colorful woven coverlet. Other amenities include a standing Chevalier mirror, 32 inch flat screen TV, CD/MP3 player, IPod docking station and free wireless. The large bathroom was decorated in crisp white marble in a herringbone pattern with green Dal ceramic tiles and had a pedestal sink and rain shower shower head. Towels and bathrobes were fluffy and soft.
DINING at Omni Bedford Springs
There are two casual cafes, Tillie’s at the Clubhouse, is of course, overlooking the golf course. The menu features a varirty of BBQ items and the “Che Sara Sara” Cafe serving coffee, muffins and other “to go” items. The 1796 Room is the resort’s classic steakhouse set in an upscale 18th century tavern ambiance. The menu includes 21 day dry aged steaks, chops, fresh seafood and game.
Loved the ambiance and vibe of the Crystal Room. One end of the room is anchored with an open kitchen and dark hardwood floors are offset with beige walls covered in historic photographs, stark white/beige chair covers in muted striped and checkered patterns, white tablecloths and gleaming tableware. Candles and small table lamps cast just the right amount of light on the room to create a sense of intimacy. Some favorites from the menu; Butternut Squash Risotto with cipollini onions, gran padano and greens; Crab & Corn Chowder wit fresh basil; Mustard Braised Chicken with spinach gnocchi, cherry tomato, smoked ricotta and basil.
On Friday and Saturday nights, you can book the Chef’s Table which is a wonderful six course dinner paired with wines for $195 pp.
There is usually live music in the Frontier Tavern after dinner or grab a drink and head outside to the fire pit and enjoy the evening.
THE SERVICE at Omni Bedford Springs
The staff is well trained, friendly and efficient. Your car is met upon arrival, luggage collected, your car taken. Check-in was swift and pleasant. Turn down was accomplished unobtrusively, wake-up call on time. Dining room service was professional and our server was also a lot of fun. Overall, a top notch experience.
THE RATES at Omni Bedford Springs
From $494 Peak Season Weekend
WHAT OTHERS SAY About Omni Bedford Springs
AAA Four Diamond Award
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