Tuesday, September 18, 2007

History Restored

.....The Bedford Springs Hotel in the past......

Sunday was a gorgeous day for a drive and even more perfect for some
historic pictures along the way. I don't know if it is because I am from Bedford
County and went to School in Bedford and to the Prom at the Springs .....
But... I sure have been interested in the restoration of the Bedford Springs Hotel.
I have been down several times but today was the first visit since it was finished.
It is absolutely magnificent.

The grounds were manicured to perfection..
The 'mineral springs' was the original drawing card for this resort.

This area with hickory bottom rockers is a new addition
and notice the tables..... old stumps.

Lots of flowers blooming to give color to the landscape.

An adult size swing hung from one of the hundred year old trees.

Some guys were throwing horseshoes on the lawn.

If you double click on this picture you will see the horse and buggy in the front of hotel.

And here is a close up of the horse and buggy hauling some patrons about.

In 1803 when Dr. John Anderson placed the first stone for what was to become the Bedford Springs
Hotel, he laid the foundation for more than a building. What has emerged is a rich repository of local,
regional and national history.

Bedford Springs, with its majestic buildings, towering wooded hills, narrow valley, glistening stream
and many mineral springs, became renowned beginning in the 19th century as a fashionable place for recuperation, relaxation and leisure
If you want to read more about the Bedford Springs and it's history go here


Bird Girl said...

Very nice! Sure has changed since I saw it last fall! They work fast these days! It would be fun to stay there and do the horse and buggy and golf and swim, etc. I wonder if it will do well for all the $$$ they've put into that place!

jalynn01 said...

I sure hope it does well...you know how I love it!! If you're gonna stay there though you better have some big bucks. haha

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