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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

My Stay at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort


(full outfit details will be in separate blog posts)

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (SummerWind41490), then you'll know I went on a little trip last week with two of my best girlfriends, Dani and Aly to the Omni Bedford Springs Resort which is a little less than two hours outside of Pittsburgh!

I had visited with my parents when I was in high school but hadn't had a chance to go back until now and what a lovely few days it was! It was especially fun becuase Aly had just gotten engaged a few days prior, so it was so fun to flip through wedding magazines and chat all things weddings! 

If you aren't familiar, the Omni Bedford Springs is an upscale resort situated on 2200 acres of gorgeous land tucked away right off the Pennsylvania Turnpike, making it centrally located and easy to get to from Manhattan, Philadelphia, Maryland, DC, and especially Pittsburgh!

After exiting the turnpike, you only drive a few miles to the entrance of the resort. The quick drive is so scenic because you get to drive right through the charming town of Bedford Springs. We actually had wanted to explore the town a little (check out coffee shops, little boutiques, and bakeries, etc.) but ran out of time... next time!! 









It's named after the eight springs that were believed to have healing properties. Now, their 30,000 square foot spa uses the mineral water in their treatments. They also have an 18-hole golf course, hiking trails, indoor and outdoor pools (that are gorgeous), tennis courts, fire pits, and five restaurants. 

We spent one afternoon in the spa. If you visit, you definitely need to check out the spa because it was gorgeous! Even if you aren't getting a treatment, you can still get a 'day pass' and lounge in the area as well as take advantage of the Bedford Bath ritual. We did the ritual many times and it was so relaxing moving from steam to hot water to cold water and then a shower. 




Sweater (old, similar)// White Jeans// White Earrings c/o

We arrived in the evening, checked in and headed to our gorgeous room in the spa wing. These rooms are located closest to the spa (as the name suggests). Reason being- the 200+ guests rooms are spread out throughout the property/building. The building itself is huge. Exploring the different rooms was one of my favorite parts. 

After we checked in, we stopped into the Tavern, one of their more casual dining spots to have dinner and watch the Penguins game! The Tavern food was upscale bar-style food that was very good! Our favorite as a whole was their shrimp cocktail, delicious! I also loved that they had avocado toast on the menu!

A lot of you had DM'd me on Instagram and Snapchat with some of your favorite memories of visiting the Omni Bedford Springs Resort and SO many of you had let me know you had your own wedding or had been to a wedding on the property... the event spaces are incredible, so if you are looking for somewhere special, this is totally the place! 




Everything around the resort is so beautifully decorated; no detail was overlooked. From the many fireplaces to the ample seating areas, to the incredible antique furniture (I wanted to take it all home with me), it came together and created such a warm, cozy, welcoming vibe. It was so easy to feel relaxed and at ease while there...needless to say, we definitely did not want to leave! 

A few of the highlights of our room was that it led out to a deck with rocking chairs. Being able to have cocktails or coffee in the mornings out on the deck is such a game changer! We all also loved the shower because of the rain shower head as well as the bathroom as a whole because it was spacious and even had a vanity area where you could sit down with a mirror to do hair and makeup! 

I also loved that the resort always smelled so wonderful. It kind of seems like a weird comment, but I know some of you even commented the same thing on my instagram! It's hard to explain but the entire resort just smells calm and your nose will be the first to alert you that you are getting closer and closer to the spa! 

One of my favorite parts of the trip was actually just wandering around and taking everything in (with a glass of bubbly in hand, nonetheless) because there is so much history... it's a historic landmark after all! 13 presidents have stayed at the resort which was founded in 1796! The property's indoor pool was one of the first in the nation back in the early 1900s and was fed by the spring water. In 2007 it underwent a $120 million renovation and reopened to the public (this had happened right before I visited for the first time!). 

All in all, this trip was so relaxing and I could not recommend the resort more. Immaculately beautiful grounds, an easy to get to location, top rate service, beautiful decor and atmosphere made for such a wonderful getaway!

5 comments:

Sarah Gouin said...

Great photos of a really beautiful resort. Thanks for sharing!

Ellen | A Pop of Pink said...

I'm really hoping to stay here this summer! My friends and I almost went here instead of Seven Springs (the weekend that I thought I saw you!), but this might have to be our next girls trip if this summer doesn't work out. I live about two and a half hours away, so it's not a bad drive!

Ellen | A Pop of Pink

Belle On Trend said...

This looks totally luxe!! I want to check it out! Loving those nude Jacks, too. I love that blush color and the mint they have, too!
xxoo
Mary
www.BelleOnTrend.com

Lauren said...

That looks like such a beautiful place to stay and I love all your outfits!

Lauren,
http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

Katie M said...

What an amazing trip! The hotel looks gorgeous and I loved seeing all of your Instagrams from your trip!​

xoxo,
Katie
chicincarolina.blogspot.com