In honor of Presidents’ Day yesterday, here are four properties where U.S. commanders-in-chief have rested their heads:


Historic Bedford Springs Resort, Pennsylvania. The  recently reopened

Omni Bedford Springs in Bedford Springs, PA

Located in the Allegheny Mountains of southern Pennsylvania, the historic Omni Bedford Springs Resort couples charm and luxury with premier hospitality for guests. Since its opening as a hotel in 1806, the resort has drawn 10 U.S. Presidents, including Ronald Reagan, James Buchanan, James Polk, Zachary Taylor, Warren G. Harding and Dwight D. Eisenhower.


Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC

A leader in the hospitality industry, the legendary Omni Grove Park Inn in Ashville, N.C. has maintained its status as one of the nation’s most acclaimed resorts since openings its doors in 1913. Enchanting mountain vistas, lush green fairways, warm Southern charm, and passionate hospitality has allowed the resort to serve as a summer retreat for Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. Guests can stay on the same grounds as so many other presidents, including William Taft, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and most recently, President Barack Obama.


Thomas Jefferson at The Homestead full length

The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA

Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA, boasts a true presidential history. Founded in 1766, The Omni Homestead exudes classic American elegance welcoming twenty-two U.S. presidents from Washington to Bush. In fact, The Omni Homestead is home to the first spa structures in the U.S. – the Jefferson Pools, which are aptly named for President Thomas Jefferson, who could be found “taking on the waters” during his 22-day stay.


Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Lake Las Vegas, NV

Just 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa  is a relaxing lakeside oasis stretching across 3,600 desert acres in Henderson, Nevada that hosted President Barack Obama in 2012. President Obama visited the resort in “The Other Vegas℠” just days before his first presidential debate in October during the 2012 Election. A destination for active travelers who love soft adventure sports, guests can enjoy Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP), ElliptiGO rentals, and walking paths around the lake on property, as we

ll as kayaking, white water rafting, and rock climbing nearby.


Catherine Colford

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