Gideon Putnam Resort

Past News Articles

Take a moment and read the articles below as Gideon Putnam Resort continues to make historical memories.

Times Union - June 9, 2008

Work at Roosevelt Baths now complete, state says
June 9, 2008 by Chris Churchill

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation today announced the May 30 completion of work at the Roosevelt Baths at Saratoga Spa State Park to convert two treatment rooms to mineral bathwater.

Two additional rooms will be converted in time for the Independence Day weekend, the agency said.  The $100,000 project was sparked by media reports last year that said the bathhouse used regular tap water in its $20 “mineral baths.”

Bathers at the spa now can choose between bathwater that is heated undiluted mineral water or bathwater that is a blend of mineral and fresh water.

Post Star - June 7, 2008

Roosevelt Bathhouse in Saratoga Springs gets two new tubs
Among storied resort's upgrades are heated, pure, mineral water baths - for the first time in 20 years
Published: Saturday, June 07, 2008

SARATOGA SPRINGS - It is once again possible to take a warm -- and completely mineral-rich -- dip at the Roosevelt Bathhouse.

Two baths at the Saratoga Spa State Park facility received new equipment last week that allows them to offer heated baths comprised entirely of mineral water -- something that hasn't been available there for two decades. Read More...

New York Post - April 2008

April 15, 2008 -- BACK in the early 1800s, New Yorkers suffering various ailments didn't have the options available to them that we have today. A common cure was to "take the waters," with the belief that the mineral content of waters bubbling up in the bathhouses of resorts such as Saratoga could fix them. Reports cite gout as a particularly common complaint.  Read More...


The Daily Gazette - March 2008

According to a survey conducted last year by the Des Moines, Iowa-based National Pork Board, 67 percent of Americans have ham for Easter dinner. What’s great about this entree is how easy it is to prepare.

Brian Sterner, executive chef at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, points out that most people purchase hams that are already cured. So preparing a ham for dinner is about reheating and glazing the ham throughout the reheating process. Sauces, rubs and glazes are what make a ham stand out on the Easter dinner table.  Read More...

Saratoga Today - January 2008

Patrons and future visitors of the famed Gideon Putnam Resort can expect to see some changes to the historic property as Delaware North Companies & Resorts, in partnership with Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, took over hospitality management at the hotel as of January 1, 2008.  Read More...
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"It was a lovely and gracious resort and I wished that I had more time there. It was very convenient to the town of Saratoga Springs and the Victorian street festival was a bonus. I live in an area that has mostly national retailers and it was refreshing to be able to shop in so many unique local retailers."  ”

– Eileen