Fine Art Series – Travels North Part 8: Restoring Bedford Springs

Photo of original framed photograph at Bedford Springs Circa 1886

While in PA, we took a quick trip to Bedford, PA to explore the newly renovated Bedford Springs Resort.  1796 Marked the beginning of this wonderful resort, when Doctor John Anderson purchased  a 2,200 acre parcel where these noteworthy springs bubbled to the surface.  Soon, people the world over came to visit these enchanting waters.  By the early 1800s, a hotel was built and over the next 100 years, expanded exponentially – encompassing much of the footprint you see today.  Unfortunately, in the 1980s, the resort was closed and quickly fell into disrepair.  However, this would not be the last chapter for this storied resort.

In 1998, the resort was purchased and an extensive restoration and expansion was begun. In 2007, the resort opened its doors again for the first time in over 20 years.  As you can see from the photos below, the resort certainly retains its old Victorian charm – taking guests back to a slower, more leisurely time.  Here are a few of my favorite shots.   Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!

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