Golf News for Thursday, October 30, 2008 | Travel

Bedford Springs Resort offers special rate to commemorate history

BEDFORD, Pa. -- The charming town of Bedford, located in south-central Pennsylvania, is celebrating its 250th anniversary and to commemorate its rich history, nearby Bedford Springs Resort is offering a special room rate of $250* ($125 per night, two night minimum) for a two night stay from November 2, 2008 through May 7, 2009.

Guests can take advantage of the Resort's countless luxury amenities, including deluxe accommodations, fine dining, and the 30,000 square foot Springs Eternal Spa, as well as delight in Bedford's quaint ambiance, historical sites, and picturesque surroundings. This four-season resort offers wonderful fall foliage, access to nearby ski slopes, including Blue Knob, the highest skiable mountain in Pennsylvania; a full array of holiday programs for all members of the family; and great values on late fall and spring golf on the historic Bedford Springs Old Course.

In the town of Bedford, tours are available of Espy House, which served as President Washington's Headquarters during the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794; visitors can step back in time at the Fort Bedford Museum, while the historic downtown area houses the Bedford County Courthouse and a memorial to county veterans of the Civil War. And there's no better time of year to photograph Bedford County's nine historic covered bridges, exquisitely outfitted in their fall colors.

For more information on Bedford's 250th Anniversary Room Rate, please call 866-623-8176 or visit

*Valid Sunday, Monday and Tuesday arrivals only. Based on availability and subject to blackout dates. Tax and resort fee not included.

Bedford Springs Resort re-opened in July 2007 following a $120-million restoration and expansion. Long heralded for its healing waters and restorative environs, Bedford Springs origins date back to 1796 when its seven original mineral springs lured guests for a healing cure. A classic "springs resort" with many of the original buildings and architectural elements still in place, the restored and expanded Bedford Springs Resort features the 30,000 square foot Springs Eternal Spa, five restaurants, meeting and banquet space, retail shops and a variety of recreational activities.

Bedford Resort Partners, Ltd. is the owner and developer of the Bedford Springs Resort project. The Resort is managed by Benchmark Hospitality International , a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Hotels™. The privately held company, launched in 1980, is a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers. Benchmark is a worldwide organization operating over 30 properties representing major metropolitan and resort destinations. Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston, with regional offices in New Jersey and Connecticut. International offices are located in Tokyo and Santiago, Chile. For locations of properties and additional information, visit

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the ultimate luxury collection featuring more than 165 exceptional hotels and resorts in the most desirable locations around the world.

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