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…

Room with a View: Sunrise at Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh

Waking up early during our travels is always a highlight of our trip no matter where it happens to be. I adore taking photos from our hotel or resort room windows and catching the sunrise on buildings or landscape. Remembering why I took this picture is easy. We were visiting Pittsburgh for its annual Light-up Night and were calling the Omni William Penn Hotel home for a couple of nights. I woke up and turned over, opened my eyes, and there it was. That beautiful, golden sun casting its rays…

Omni Bedford Springs Resort: Winding Staircase

Do you love photographing staircases? They are one of my favorite stationary objects to take pictures of, especially old staircases. This beauty is from Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, PA. The Kid and I enjoyed the luxury of visiting last summer and during our down time we walked around the property looking for beautiful subjects to take photos of. For more than 200 years, families have flocked to the property for its natural springs and beautiful views and the opportunity to get away from it all. The resort has…

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…