Bedford Springs Resort to reopen

Bedford Springs Resort to reopen

There are 37 comments on the story from Mar 20, 2007, titled Bedford Springs Resort to reopen. In it, reports that:

To residents of Bedford County, for the past 17 years she has been a grand old lady with a sad but noble air of genteel decrepitude.

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Wooster, OH

#22 Aug 14, 2007
Listen hear sweetie,as far as white trash goes you don't know me on a personal level so I think your comments are alittle far fetched.This forum is to allow people to give their opinions.I am not on welfare,nor do I plan on getting on welfare,but there is always that chance and the system is there to help.And if you really check into it alot of these young girls around here are raising their children on their own,no man to help cause they walked out.Shit happens.And as far as moving,this place is like a black hole,once you get here you can get out.So you know where you can put your opinion right?Oh,and by the way,BEDFORD COUNTY STILL SUCKS!!!LOL!!!And a resort is not needed.Something for our children would be much more appriciated,I sure!!!Have a great day Miss Bitter,I mean MISSING BEDFORD!!!

Nicktown, PA

#23 Aug 24, 2007
my husband and I went on a bike ride few weeks ago and decided to go see the resort. When we went around the bend it was the most beautiful site to see. People are not realizing the history of it all. The then and now.
Now is the time for people to pray more and conplain less.
Dueling Banjos

United States

#24 Aug 24, 2007
The place is wired and ready for the one arm bandits. Let's face it, that's the driving force behind all of this. Nobody spends millions to renovate a place without some sort of promise on payback. It's going to take years to get out of the red if they solely depend on the smog suckers spending a few weekends at the joint. But if they get gambling, then it's a gold mine. Trust me, there aren't very many locals enjoying the beautiful old pile of wood that was "renovated for the people of Bedford" (unless you count the many who are working for 6 bucks an hour). The higher paying jobs sure didn't go local, and maybe it's true - maybe there aren't enough skilled people locally.
It's like this - because of the rediculously high prices (i.e. the golfing), many locals feel like somebody brought a party to their neighborhood, but the party planners didn't invite them (the locals). I say cut the locals a break. AFter all, a lot of their tax dollars went into this project. For instance,$500,000 worth of local tax money for a freaking foot bridge. When they finally get smart and put me in charge, there will be a new policy - if you can show a valid drivers license with a Bedford County address, it's 25% off everything but food.

Bellefontaine, OH

#25 Aug 26, 2007
Well,I guess I do agree with Banjos alittle,but why a resort?And crap on how pretty it is.If it isn't going to bring better paying jobs for the locals(and I am sure there are plenty of skilled people around here,me being one of them that will not work for change like Bedford County offers)then I say forget it!!!

Hanover, PA

#26 Sep 20, 2007
You can't believe how many people upped the selling price on their homes because "the Springs is coming!" A cry that has been heard over and over! Bedford is still economically depressed and will be for quite some time. Many of the people coming to work at the Springs are from outside of PA. The locals who do manage to get jobs aren't going to make any more money than if they worked any other place in Bedford. The Springs has shops of its own, so spending in town will be limited. I just don't see how everyone thinks the economy is going to change over night. Time, people, time! Bedford still needs more industry in order to improve the economy. How many plants have been closed and you think the Springs is going to make up for them? Get real, smell the roses, and use your heads. If you do sell your house for top dollar, where you going to buy? If you plan on buying here...everyone else has raised their selling price as well...duh.

Mount Liberty, OH

#27 Oct 13, 2007
I have a friend that gave up a job that he has been at for some time now for a job at the springs!Oh boy,what a stupid mistake on his part!!Rumor had it the pay was great,but guess what,NOT AT ALL GREAT!!!Just the opposite as a matter of factly!!!He should have stayed at his other job.This is a prime example of the old saying,"The rich get richer,and the poor get poorer!".Welcome to Bedford County,may we use you?LOL,that's our motto!

Mount Liberty, OH

#28 Oct 13, 2007
Oh,one more thing,what the hell is up with this "you have to pay to be able to work in Bedford County every year!!!What a bunch of bullshhhhh!And again I say,the rich get richer and the poor get poorer!!!!
Easy Case

Fort Wayne, IN

#29 Nov 30, 2007
So sorry to hear the dissension caused by the hotel opening. Seems split though between people's feelings - positive & negative.

My interest; as one poster so eloquently put it "I am a Smog Sucker"!-lol-! We have a very dear friend that was born & raised in Bedford, and she can't say enough nice things about it. So, myself and my family, are in the process of finding out all we can about Bedford, because we are seriously thinking about buying property there and building a home. Currently we live in an area called Fallston in Harford County, MD. When we moved here about 8 years ago it was rural, not much traffic. Now it can take 45 minutes to travel 4 miles on the main route 152 which runs through the town!

From what I have been reading about the Springs Hotel... Just fascinating, and rich history. You are very lucky to have something like that in your backyard! Many Presidents have stayed there, industry leaders; like Henry Ford!

I think that all the concerns posted here by the current residents, need to be addressed with you Representatives. And, if you don't get results, vote them out. But you can have a voice in the type of activity that is being run in your "Backyard"

I anxiously anticipate coming to Bedford in the next few weeks to view some properties, and to get a better understanding of why some are not happy with the springs. If the proper representation is elected to manage the evolution of the resurrected Bedford Springs Hotel - it can and will be very beneficial to the area, and the residents.

Thanks for any additional info!
Give it a chance

Ada, OH

#30 Dec 13, 2007
It's very sad to hear that so many people have a negative view of the Springs. I have been employed there for a little over two months and am happy to say that I absolutely love it! Like any job there are good days and bad days but overall it has been a wonderful experience.
I think the complaints are coming from people who haven't given the place a chance in the least. The property is open to EVERYBODY and not just to "take your money." Anybody can browse the resort and look at the beautiful restorations that have been done. The hotel is a very warm and inviting place as are the staff members.
And as far as the complaints of the pay being low, once again it's like any other job. You can't expect to go and make a huge salary if you haven't proven yourself and your work ethic. I recently moved to the area from a fairly large city and can honestly say that the wages being offered at the Bedford Springs resort are competitive with the wages being offered in urban areas.
Throwing out negative comments about anything that hasn't been experienced first hand is a little unfair! Long live the Bedford Springs Resort!!
Give it a chance

Ada, OH

#31 Dec 13, 2007
OMG wrote:
Oh,one more thing,what the hell is up with this "you have to pay to be able to work in Bedford County every year!!!What a bunch of bullshhhhh!And again I say,the rich get richer and the poor get poorer!!!!
If you check into the EMS tax you'll find that Bedford County is one of the last counties to start charging the tax at the current rate. Many other counties have had it in place for years, we are lucky that it just went up. If you have a problem with it complain to your local school board.
west to east

South Fork, PA

#32 Dec 14, 2007
I am an employee at the Springs and can tell you that it is a wonderful place. A hotel this rich in history needs to stay open! Just google search Bedford Springs photos and you will find how the place looked when neglected.

If the locals don't want to come and play,..stay home. There is enough room for those who want to enjoy the surroundings with smiles on their faces.
missing BC

Abilene, TX

#34 Feb 5, 2008
I grew up in Everett. The Springs is an asset to BC. There are many jobs that have left the county. You may complain that it is just a resort for the rich but it is a very important landmark in history. Research the Springs. This place would be but an eyesore if it hadn't been renovated and reopened. It sat empty and abandoned for MANY years. It does bring some commerce into the community. BC is a sleepy little country area. One of the main businesses in BC is tourism. The Springs will bring more tourism. Don't knock it. The EMs tax is NOT mandated by the county but by the state. Bedford has just caught up with the rest of the state by bringing the price up. Thank your representatives in Harrisburg and not the locals.
When I get back to visit I plan to see the Springs.

Plymouth Meeting, PA

#35 Feb 6, 2008
I can't wait to meet the love of my life there for a long weekend of Romantic love making and pampering her See you soon "Babe"
Bedford Dave

United States

#36 Feb 27, 2008
Unfortunatly you are correct. All the "great" jobs promised will be minimum wage, few benefits. Bedford County will not allow in business' who pay well because all the small business owners say they will have to go under.This is why all the people travel out of county to work.

Mount Liberty, OH

#37 Mar 5, 2008
It's actually beautiful! It's taken alot of taxes.. Our taxes! It's going to bring in a whole other class of people.. not all respectable, I'm afraid. Here come the mob! Drugs, prostitution and gambling in a pastoral, quiet Revolutionary War setting.
Bedford is a senior citizens town. In other words, it's where people come to die. And the old folks will die when they see the killers, pimps and whores that enter our fair city on their way out toward the beautiful newly refurbished Bedford Springs Hotel. I'm getting a job out there. I still have a few good years of "trotting" left. I need a boob job and I intend to pay for it by NOT waiting tables at the Jean Bonnet Tavern

New Hyde Park, NY

#38 Mar 12, 2008
I'll be moving to Bedford soon to work at the Resort. It is a beautiful hotel with great jobs (many do have benefits). It will bring great financial benefit to the county and all who live there will benefit.

Does anyone know of available apartments or rooms for rent in the area?

Wishing you all the best!

Marlborough, MA

#39 Apr 24, 2012
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