By DIANE STUART
For decades, Washingtonians have been escaping the District for weekend getaways looking for relief from the stresses of everyday life in the city. Among the most popular has been to retreat to Bethany and Rehoboth Beaches. I am writing to invite you to experience a great escape to Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
About two hours from the District, this charming, historic town is relaxing and enables visitors to escape from the hustle and bustle of the District. You will enjoy the slower pace, and feel the tranquility and peace of our community. This truly is the best-kept secret, so please don’t tell a lot of people because once you visit you won’t want it to grow either. We love the fact that we are a small rural town but also love visitors and welcome new residents. Our native residents are warm and inviting. You will find so much to do with antiquing, unique boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, historic attractions, hiking/biking trails, great skiing, spa services and state parks.
If you have ever dreamed of having a second home with beautiful views, a friendly community and a slower pace of life then Bedford was made for you. You can own a very affordable second home within walking distance to the downtown with shops and restaurants or a country home with privacy. We offer something for everyone’s wish list: cozy cottages, brick federals, contemporary housing, colonial homes and ranch homes. The list is endless with possibilities to make your dream come true. Imagine mid-week in the District working hard and then thinking of getting away to your very affordable second home just two hours away. Just the excitement of this thought makes the week more tolerable. Escape to Bedford and take time for yourself or invite friends to entertain.
Enjoy the excitement of owning a second home and giving it your own style while having fun shopping at all the antique stores to give it the look that says you. Beautiful and ready to move into, our homes begin at $140,000 to as high as $1.3 million and everything in between. There is truly something for everyone’s taste and style.
Come for a weekend getaway and stay at one of our many bed and breakfasts or the beautiful Omni Bedford Springs. Few properties can boast the historic significance of Bedford Springs Resort. For more than 200 years, the eight mineral springs located on the resort’s property served as an important gathering place. Eventually, the resort would be the site of many significant moments in American history, hosting a long list of celebrities, wealthy clientèle, corporate magnates and dignitaries from around the world. To date, the resort has hosted 10 U.S. presidents, seven of whom visited during their presidency. Enjoy the world-class spa, luxurious guest rooms, great hiking trails and Red Oak Lake.
Springs Eternal Spa, a 30,000-square-foot destination spa, is one of the few spas in the country utilizing natural spring water in all of its treatments. The spa’s treatments are inspired by the resort’s eight mineral springs, first used by the local Native Americans for their healing properties. Sample the historic “Bedford Baths” using their signature indigenous product line inspired by local herbs and botanicals. Unwind with a soothing massage, beauty treatment or simply spend a few moments in the serene spa garden. Step inside their resort spa getaway for a classic American spa experience and check out their great resort spa packages.
Our small town will provide all the charm you expect in a historic Pennsylvania town with the modern conveniences you look forward to.
We are here just waiting for you to come experience all we have to offer.