Water is Saratoga’s chief elixir, the current that races throughout The Gideon Putnam guest experience.
People have long celebrated the restorative powers of this special place. Built literally atop Saratoga Springs, The Gideon Putnam is fortunate to have a bountiful supply of natural mineral-rich spring water running deep below the property, and more than a dozen active mineral springs around it. Our guests soak it up year-round. After all, water is a powerful force. It can carve and smooth even the hardest rock. Imagine what it can do for you.
Here, local geology has created the only active carbonated mineral springs east of the Mississippi River. Several layers of limestone lie beneath the region’s topmost layer of shale bedrock. As deep underground water percolates through layers of limestone and shale, it dissolves and absorbs minerals from the rock. Charged with carbon dioxide, the water finds its way through a network of fissures to the surface, creating Saratoga’s legendary springs–Ferndell, Polaris, Karista, and the Coesa Spouter, to name but a few.