Springs, New York
Inn, Saratoga Springs, NY
Springs is about a 3½ hour drive from New York, Boston and
Montreal. It’s a half-hour drive north of Albany and about the
same distance south of Lake George and the Adirondack
Mountains. No car? Enjoy the train ride from New York City on
Amtrak. Peak season in-town parking can be tricky, so take
advantage of the free
visitor trolley. In town,
paved paths provide safe travel for bicyclers and walkers.
Almost every attraction in town is accessible by foot or public
Saratoga Horse and Carriage Company
will take you
clip-clopping through the town. Boat and car rentals are
available for sightseeing on your own, and taxis are also an
When to Go
peak season in Saratoga, with an active music and dance
schedule, plus the famous six-week
season, extending from late July to early September. Rates
during racing season are at least double the regular rates, with
three- to four-night minimum stay requirements as well. Special
College events tend to fill up most B&Bs, so check for
details. Don’t hesitate to visit during other seasons to enjoy
fall foliage, winter snow and spring flowers, plus
affordable luxury at some great B&Bs.
Sights & Activities
Saratoga Spa State Park is home to the nationally-known
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the only geyser east of the
Mississippi, two golf courses, running and walking trails, ice
skating, cross-country skiing and more.
is one of the four oldest clubs in the nation.
Polo season traditionally runs from mid-June to mid-September
with matches scheduled five days per week.
Food and shopping:
Don't miss the famous springs and mineral baths at Lincoln
Mineral Baths in Saratoga State Park, and soak in the warm,
naturally carbonated water. The historic downtown shopping
center has many boutiques and quaint shops, with only a couple
of chain stores, so you're sure to find a piece of Saratoga to
take home with you. Be sure
to ask you innkeeper for advice on the best chef-owned
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and the Saratoga
Harness Hall of Fame celebrate Saratoga's equine history. The
National Museum of Dance is devoted exclusively to
professional American dance, the only facility of its type in
the country. The
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
is the summer home of the
New York City Ballet and Philadelphia Orchestra. For the kids,
Children's Museum offers interactive exhibits and colorful
For more Saratoga Springs information, visit
Saratoga.com or the
Saratoga County Chamber.
For a related BedandBreakfast.com Report on the southern
The Saratoga Room at
Fox 'n Hound Bed & Breakfast, Saratoga Springs, NY
Many wonderful B&B are located close to the racetrack, historic
downtown and Skidmore College.
For a complete list
of Saratoga-area B&Bs,
Below are a few we visited:
come any more elegant than the
Batcheller Mansion Inn, a Victorian confection built in 1873
and painstakingly renovated in 1994. Centrally located, it
offers lush common areas and guest rooms, a helpful staff and
Innkeepers Dieter and Michele Funiciello needed three years of
painstaking renovation to return the
Circular Manor B&B to its original Queen Anne beauty. Set on
a quiet residential street, it’s just a short walk to all
downtown attractions. Guest rooms balance period charm with
modern comforts for an ideal getaway.
Fox ‘n Hound
offers the ideal blend of Victorian charm and
European hospitality. Innkeeper Marlena Sacca, former chef
instructor of the Culinary Institute of America, treats her
guests to exceptional breakfasts and comfortable, well-decorated
rooms, ideal for business or leisure travelers (complete with
"Our guests tell us the
Geyser Lodge is their favorite
home-away-from home,” explain innkeepers
Sandy Macica and Norm Bovee. Their
1896 restored Victorian home is just a mile from Saratoga
attractions; winter guests can snooze by the fire, while warm
weather visitors will enjoy the gardens and swimming pool.
In the heart of downtown Saratoga is the
Saratoga Arms, a fully restored 1870 Second Empire brick
hotel, combining historic ambiance and elegant décor with the
attentive hands-on management of innkeeper Kathleen Smith.
Longtime innkeepers Stephen Ramirez and Kate Benton of the
Six Sisters B&B know just about everything there is to know
about Saratoga Springs. It’s across the street from the
Saratoga Thoroughbred Race Course, so during the season, you can
enjoy a pre-breakfast viewing of the horses’ workout.
The recently restored
Union Gables is a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian home built
in 1901 with a central downtown location, and is one of
Saratoga’s few pet-friendly B&Bs.
Impeccable attention to detail is a hallmark of the
Westchester House, a Queen Anne Victorian home set in a
quiet but convenient residential neighborhood.
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