Fall Weekends 2009: Bedford Springs Resort

The Mood
The hotel’s pastoral setting and historic authenticity evoke a genteel era when life was uncomplicated—especially for the elite who summered here.

What’s Special
Golf on the celebrated Bedford Old Course; swimming in the historic indoor pool; the bath ritual (scrub, shower, steam, hot and cold plunges) before a spa treatment.

Most Unusual Activities
Stargazing; bocce.

For Kids
Scavenger hunts and other kids’-program fun; s’mores by the fire pit; fishing.

The Food
Dining options—all good—range from the Crystal Room’s comfort food to the 1796 Room’s gourmet fare to the Frontier Tavern’s pub grub.

What’s Nearby
Historic buildings in Bedford; 14 covered bridges; graves of early settlers at the 1806 Log Church; wineries; Shawnee Lake; trap shooting.

Drive Time
Two hours.

The Price
$149 and up per person per night (double occupancy) with breakfast to $397 a room with all kids’ meals, two breakfast buffets, and a $100 activity credit.

Bottom Line
Ideal for golf or spa getaways, history buffs, couples, and kids under 13. 

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