COVID-19 Updates

Gideon Putnam will be resuming operations on August 1! Make your reservations today!

We are committed to maintaining an environment that helps keep our guests safe.

At Delaware North at Gideon Putnam, we are focused on creating an experience that delights every guest. The health and safety of our employees and guests is always our highest priority.

Our comprehensive Rest Assured™ program has introduced new health and safety standards aimed at helping to keep guests and employees safe while slowing the spread of COVID-19. It includes bolstered hygiene protocols to meet or exceed best-practice guidelines of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

After careful consideration with State and County health officials, we had temporarily suspended operation of our lodging, retail and food services and reservation office. But now we are excited to be resuming operations.

Please reference the important information below for our guests:

  • Masks or other face coverings are required to be worn inside all indoor and public spaces at Gideon Putnam. This applies to both guests and employees.
    • In line with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, this is a safety precaution that is part of Gideon Putnam's Rest Assured™ program. Our comprehensive health and safety standards work to help keep guests and employees safe while slowing the spread of COVID-19.
    • Thank you for your understanding and for playing a key role in protecting you and your family and friends, and each of our associates.
  • IMPORTANT: If you are arriving from a state on NY's restricted list, you must self-quarantine for 14 days. Travelers must fill out a Travel Health Form.
    • Access the COVID-19 Travel Advisory, including the Travel Health Form, list of restricted states, and interim guidance for travelers at
    • The obligation is on YOU to self-report, and not on the hotel operator or staff. However, you may be reminded to self-report during the check-in process, so please be patient and help New York State Hospitality and Tourism members provide the safest, healthiest and most enjoyable experience possible for all guests.
  • Guests will not be permitted to enter if they are sick or if they have come into contact with someone who is sick during the last 14 days.
  • Staff will not enter guest rooms for cleaning service during the guest's stay. Instructions will be given at check-in on how to get additional linens, if needed.
  • In-room coffee will be available, and higher end coffee is available for purchase in the Gift Shop.
  • Racing season will continue, but the track is closed to spectators until further notice. However, a number of local remote viewing parties are available! You can view the current list here.

Note: Some services may be limited or unavailable due to thorough sanitation requirements and social distancing measures. As a result, all resort fees are waived through December 31, 2020



  • Gideon Putnam Guestrooms



  • Roosevelt Baths & Spa
  • All Food & Beverage Outlets (Putnam's Restaurant, Putnam's Patio, Complimentary Continental Breakfast Bar, Sunday Brunch)
    • Grab 'n Go snacks and sandwiches will be available for purchase
  • Fitness Center
  • Shuttle


New Reservations:

Currently our reservations office is unavailable, but you may book online at any time.


Updated Cancellation Policy:

As part of our newly established Rest Assured™ program, we have created a new cancellation policy that provides our guests with the confidence of flexibility during this unprecedented situation that affects all Delaware North Parks and Resorts destinations.

Under this policy, all reservations may be changed or canceled at no charge by 4:00 pm EDT 2 days before the scheduled arrival date. Please note that changes to the reservation will be subject to availability and any rate differences.

Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe.