Omni Bedford Springs Resort
What We Love
- The award-winning spa features historic natural mineral springs
- Four upscale restaurants, including a steakhouse and fine dining room
- The wide range of resort activities, from cooking classes to kayaking
- The 18-hole golf course, one of the first in the country
What To Know
- The resort recently underwent a $120 million renovation and expansion
- There’s a strong focus on golf and on families
- Pets are welcome, but there’s a fee of $100 per stay, plus deposit
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This historic 220-room retreat in the Allegheny Mountains has been a hotspot since 1806, when the original hotel was built as a restorative destination for city folk wanting to “take the waters.” A major renovation several years ago brought the grande dame up to date, with state-of-the-art technology and refreshed interiors. Guests can choose from classic (though recently restored) rooms in the historic wing or more contemporary digs in the spa wing. Dine in posh surrounds at the 1796 Room and Crystal Room, or keep things more casual over craft brews in the Frontier Tavern.
In the Area
While there are plenty of diversions on-property, the surrounding mountains offer opportunities for outdoor pursuits like horseback riding with Green Ridge Ranch, located an hour’s drive from the resort. Omni can arrange kayaks and a guide to explore nearby Shawnee Lake; on the way home, sample some local wines from Briar Valley Winery, on Bedford’s main street, which specializes in European varietals like Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Franc, and Lemberger.
How to Get There
Enjoyed a pleasant 4 night stay. We were in Anderson House which is a country mile from the front desk. This place is huge. Definitely has an old timey feel. A history buff would especially enjoy. We spent the one sunny day at the pool which was very nice and pool service was great. We did have an issue with our room not being made up while we were out for over six hours. The valet parking was another negative. The desk and valet area gets slammed around check out time and it was a little inconvenient to have to wait for my car to be brought down. Meals at the hotel were all very good.
One of the great hotels of the mid Atlantic region, this hotel is a historic gem. Great golf course as well, this is a hidden gem which should be on everyone’s bucket list. I found the historic nature of the hotel intriguing coupled with great modern benefits.
We've been here before and had a lovely time. But this time the room! Oh my gosh how horrible. First, we were under the impression all the rooms faced the front. But no, a tiny percentage of rooms face a weedy cliff, and yes, we got one on the first floor where you can't even see the sky to know what the weather is. Rusty sink, bugs in sink, and to top it off, a barking dog who got a better room than we had. We have been here before with the bar association and I am going to recommend to the organizer that we find a better place in the future. Note to management- don't pawn the terrible rooms off on lawyers; it's just not a good idea. So if you come, demand a room facing the front. Do NOT accept a "hillside view". ugh.
The Omni Bedford Springs is a beautiful resort. Our room however was very dusty and dirty. The lamp shade was filthy and the head board, baseboards and window sills hadn’t been dusted in months.
The food was good, the pool is nice and the Spa is awesome.
I left a pair of AirPods there and called a week ago never to get a return call from lost prevention one way or another.
I took their survey and the manger emailed me to call him to discuss my survey. I have waited 3 days for a return call from him but nothing.
The staff was great, the spa is great. My suggestion is to make this a day trip, visit the spa have lunch and go back home.
Our first trip to Bedford. We were looking for an escape from hectic lives. The resort delivered! So very relaxing—great service, beautiful accommodations, tranquil surroundings, & delicious food. Really loved the rocking chairs!!!