Inspired Weekend Getaway: The Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa in Saratoga Springs Has It All

If you’re looking for an ideal weekend getaway destination, point your compass in the direction of the elegant, historic Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa in famed Saratoga Springs, NY, upstate. Recently re-opened in early May, this spectacular boutique resort is located within the expansive greenery of Saratoga Spa State Park, near the adjacent Roosevelt Baths & Spa, as well as the world-renowned Saratoga Mineral Springs, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), Saratoga Automobile Museum, a 27-hole public golf course, and a super convenient shuttle to Saratoga’s downtown shopping, and copious gourmet dining. All of the majestic buildings in the Saratoga State Park, including the Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa, are reminiscent of ancient Roman architecture.

The Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa offers a free shuttle to downtown Saratoga Springs, so you’re only five minutes away from boutique shopping and delicious dining if you don’t feel like driving. Carolina Street, for example, offers a wide array of restaurants, including tapas, and live music. Nearby Skidmore College ensures a vibrant culture, and during the city’s famed horse racing season, the Gideon Putnam provides free shuttle service to Saratoga Race Course, which is less than a few miles away. You can also bike around beautiful Saratoga Springs, which is now in full bloom for summer, and visit a nearby winery for sampling wines. Find special packages for Spa, Romance, and Golf, and consider this an ideal getaway for Father’s Day, since the property offers so many ways for dads to relax and play favorite sports.

Resort guests enjoy a full suite of amenities, including advance tee time booking at the park golf course, use of the outdoor Victoria Pool and its Peerless Pool, use of the Roosevelt Baths & Spa relaxation lounge, complimentary admission tickets to the Saratoga Automobile Museum, and use of sports equipment for tennis, badminton, the putting/chipping green, and disc golf in the park.

Revel in the fun of lawn games too, such as free croquet, bocce ball, and horseshoes — and read about the property’s other activities here, and know that the Gideon Putnam is also pet-friendly, so take along your best friend/fur baby, too.

Since the Gideon Putnam is a National Historic Landmark hotel, it’s rich with history and lovely, distinctive architectural flourishes. This 120-room property houses the restaurant Putnam’s, which also has a bar and large outdoor patio for al fresco dining or cocktails.

Nearby Roosevelt Baths & Spa has attracted global guests since opening in 1935 due to its legendary baths with restorative benefits from the natural mineral spring waters of Saratoga Springs. The spa is open for pampering seven days a week, and it follows all of the New York and CDC guidelines, including enhanced cleaning. Masks or other face coverings are required to be worn by all guests and service providers. Spa treatments are extensive, and include everything from salon treatments for nails and feet, to skin care, full body massages, mineral baths, aromatherapy, well-being consultations, and much more. Group spa treatments are great for birthday party weekend getaways and wedding groups, as well as honeymoon and couple getaways. A mineral water immersion will leave your skin feeling radiant and energized. You simply immerse in a tub-like pool in the massage room for 40 or 45 minutes to reap the benefits of the local mineral waters.

If you’re planning a work team getaway for team-building, then know that the Gideon Putnam also offers 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a business center, and Wi-Fi access throughout the property. Planning a memorable setting for a wedding party? It also has a spectacular ballroom.

Apart from golf, museums, and outdoor pools, you can hike for miles on woodsy paths and revel in entertainment at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

24 Gideon Putnam Road
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Location: 45 minutes from Albany and less than 4 hours from Manhattan, Boston and Montreal.

Complimentary resort parking is located adjacent to the hotel. Valet service is available at The Gideon Putnam during the summer horse racing season. There is also abundant parking throughout the Saratoga Spa State Park, including the Roosevelt Baths & Spa, Saratoga Spa Golf Course, Victoria Pool, Peerless Pool, Spa Little Theater, and the Automobile Museum.

Consider booking for July 4th, horse racing season, or simply for a quiet weekend reveling in nature: