Guests of The Gideon Putnam hotel stay in the very heart of Saratoga Spa State Park; more than 2,000 verdant acres punctuated by classical architecture that has earned its standing as a National Historic Landmark.
The park is notable for its diverse cultural and recreational resources. In addition to the famed Saratoga Performing Arts Center, park attractions include the Spa Little Theater, the National Museum of Dance, the Saratoga Automobile Museum, and Roosevelt Baths & Spa.
Saratoga Spa State Park offers a championship 18-hole course and a fun and challenging 9-hole course, complete with pro shop and restaurant. 9-hole disc golf, tennis courts, and public swimming complexes are also available.
The Saratoga Spa Bird Conservation Area is here, with wetlands like Geyser and Kayaderosseras creeks providing peak bird-watching experiences.
Saratoga Spa State Park is open year-round from 8 am to sunset. For admission, directions and fee details, contact the park office at 518-584-2000, or visit the park's website. Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 AM and 1 PM.
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.
Learn more about what the healing waters of Saratoga Springs can do for your health and wellness at our Roosevelt Baths & Spa!