Nestled in beautiful Saratoga Spa State Park, the historic Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa provides the perfect setting for leaf-peeping retreats. The 2,300-acre park is home to miles of woodsy hiking and biking trails, golf courses, museums and famous natural mineral springs. For travelers seeking to explore this scenic destination, the Gideon Putnam offers three great options for an autumn escape. Bike through the picturesque state park, golf amidst spectacular foliage, relax in a historic world-class spa and save with the following fall packages.
Celebrate the holiday season with the ‘Saratoga Seasons’ package, featuring 15 percent off on two-night stays and 25 percent off one’s total stay when booking three nights or more. The special offer applies to lodging, all resort dining and spa services. The offer is valid for stays Oct. 16, 2012 to Feb. 28, 2013. Room rates start at $139 per night. For reservations, visit www.gideonputnam.com or call (866) 890-1171.
·The Pack n’ Pedal Package, perfect for exploring the lush landscape and changing colors, includes one night’s accommodation, two box lunches, and two two-hour bike rentals on the resort’s new Comfort Series bikes for children and adults. The package is available starting at $219 per night, based on double occupancy, Sept. 3 – Nov. 11, 2012.
·The Gideon Golf Package includes one night’s accommodations and a round of golf on the championship 18-hole course, located right outside the Gideon Putnam’s doors; golf cart and one bucket of balls for use at the driving range. The course is surrounded by towering oaks and pines, creating a sense of seclusion, and is perfect for viewing the glorious fall colors. Rates start at $254 for two golfers, based on double occupancy. The offer is valid Sept. 3 – Oct. 31, 2012. Guests must schedule tee times in advance.
·The resort offers a range of spa and wellness getaways at the famed Roosevelt Baths & Spa. For the fall, guests can enjoy the Gideon Putnam’s Wellness Weekend, Oct. 26 – 28, 2012, which focuses on the health benefits and history of the region’s famed therapeutic mineral waters. The weekend retreat is available starting at $350 per person, based on double occupancy, and includes a two-night stay, two breakfasts and one lunch, traditional mineral bath, ayurvedic wellness consultation and yoga. For guests seeking more flexible spa getaways, a special room rate starting at $159 per night is offered for those booking advance spa services with a stay, from Sept. 3 – Dec. 30, 2012.
Autumn Adventures at Saratoga Springs
Not only does the beautiful palette of fall colors take over Saratoga this time of year; the destination also comes alive with exciting fall events and activities. The first-ever Steeplechase Festival will be held on Sept. 15, at the Saratoga Race Course, America’s most historic thoroughbred racecourse and home of the famous Travers Stakes. The festival will feature five thoroughbred races with a total purse of $100,000 as well as an antique carriage parade, equine exhibitions, music and more. For the first time in 30 years, visitors will also have the opportunity to access the famed infield and enjoy a 9 Furlong Fun Walk along the main track.
Another fun fall festival is German OktoBEERfest 2012 at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Oct. 13, which celebrates German culture with seasonal craft beers from local brewers, authentic German food and live music. Combine this event with other area activities include apple picking at one of the many nearby orchards, hayrides, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches.
Minutes from the Gideon Putnam, Saratoga’s charming historic downtown offers boutiques and galleries, as well as a vibrant nightlife and culinary scene for visitors. The Gideon Putnam’s complimentary bio-diesel shuttle is available to guests day and night, making it easy to explore the bustling downtown are with all of its attractions.
Relax & Recharge
Erase the stress the holidays bring on at Gideon Putnam’s 19,000-square-foot Roosevelt Baths & Spa that has drawn guests for more than 75 years to its famed mineral baths, believed to have restorative powers from the region’s effervescent natural spring waters. According to the spa’s director, Kim Rossi, the mineral baths contain high amounts of negative ions, which help promote feelings of physical and psychological wellbeing and naturally increase blood circulation and cell oxygenation. The spa also offers a full menu of treatments including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and body wraps. Guests can slough off winter skin with treatments like the invigorating Saratoga Sugar Scrub, soothe tired muscles with the Adirondack Stone Massage, and of course enjoy a relaxing soak in a traditional mineral bath.
Discover Saratoga’s Winter Wonderland
Surrounded by the rolling hills and natural beauty of Saratoga Spa State Park, the Gideon Putnam offers a holiday escape in a true winter wonderland with fun festive activities abound throughout the area, spreading the holiday cheer. The Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Nov. 28, hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus, kicks off the Festival of Trees, Nov. 29 through Dec. 2. The Victorian Streetwalk, Nov. 29, allows visitors to relive the gilded age of Saratoga with singers, magicians and various other performers, as well as carolers dressed in Victorian attire. For epicureans, Saratoga Restaurant Week, Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, provides the perfect opportunity to sample the culinary delights of Saratoga Springs with various eateries throughout the area offering specially priced, three-course, prix fixe menus.
Found just minutes from the Gideon Putnam, Saratoga’s charming historic downtown is home to Broadway Avenue, named one of Americas greatest Main Streets this year by Travel + Leisure. The charming locale offers boutiques and galleries, as well as a vibrant nightlife and culinary scene for visitors, and is perfect for evening strolls beneath sparkling holiday lights. The Gideon Putnam’s complimentary bio-diesel shuttle is available to guests day and night, making it easy to explore the bustling downtown area and all of its attractions.
For more information and reservations, visit www.gideonputnam.com or call (866) 890-1171.