6 Ways to Celebrate a Traditional Christmas at Omni Bedford Springs Resort

During the Grand Illumination Ceremony at Omni Bedford Springs Resort, this "little" beauty is lit for the first time each holiday season.

I’ve written several times about how utterly amazing Omni Bedford Springs Resort is. I’ve talked about how it’s one of our fave places on this side of the country, how it’s perfect for both families and couples, and even how amazing the food is. But, we’ve never had a chance to celebrate our anniversary there – until now. It was an obvious choice for this time of year compliments of its traditional holiday decorations and decked out halls – literally. So, in honor of our 11th wedding anniversary, we hit…

Top Spots for a Romantic Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh

Omni Bedford Springs Balcony

Romance is alive and well this Valentine’s Day, I’m happy to announce! Mr. Locke and I love celebrating the holiday together and adore the love-filled day just as much when The Kid is involved. There are occasions, however,  when the two of us celebrate together or The Kid spends the night at a family member’s house leaving us to our romantic revelry. Yes, I used the word revelry. Don’t judge. If you’re anywhere in the Pittsburgh area on the top romantic holiday of the year, here’s our recommendations for top…

Historical Holidays at Omni Bedford Springs Resort

Omni Bedford Springs REsort

 I love old Christmas movies. You know the ones, they have that essence of a simpler time when the holiday season was all about family and food, singing Christmas carols around a fire, and, of course, decorating. They always showed live Christmas trees adorned with silver and gold, red and green. Not only were the halls decked, but the men and women were as well, dressed in their fancy clothing, ready for a family get together. When my family and I walked into the lobby of Omni Bedford Springs Resort…

Omni Bedford Springs Resort: A Weekend Away with the Birthday Boy

Once in a while, it’s so nice to get way from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives and have a relaxing, adult weekend. Last weekend, Mr. Locke and I couldn’t have asked for a finer time at Omni Bedford Springs Resort where we celebrated his big 4-0. We lounged around the giant, sweeping porches, drank champagne, and even enjoyed the Bedford Bath Ritual. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? I can’t wait to write all about our weekend getaway for Walking on Travels, but until then, here’s a fun pic…

The Truing of The Ring at Bedford Springs

On a recent visit to Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, PA, I learned a great deal about early 19th Century history and culture. Not only was the town of Bedford the headquarters for George Washington and the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, but Bedford Springs Resort was the spot where the upper crust of society would head  for relaxation, healing, and general pleasantries. Many a bride was married in Bedford during the 19th Century, and many a bride tested out their brand new ring on the wavy glass windows to…