The Gideon Putnam "is quintessential Saratoga. Where elegance is reflected through the charm of a refinded landmark resort. Where horse and buggy eases you along a park-side landscape.
Representing over 80 years of tradition, The Gideon Putnam has become synonymous with Saratoga Springs. Situated right in the lush Saratoga Spa State Park. Our shuttle service connects guests with downtown, shopping, night life, golf and the track.
And on site is the legendary Roosevelt Baths & Spa, built over an ancient underground spring long revered for its healing mineral waters. Today the spa maintains a commitment to this heritage with 42 treatment rooms and over 60 naturally derived therapies. Plus, guests of the resort have complimentary access to several spa amenities.
So, when it comes to retreats, spa getaways or quiet romantic escapes to recharge body, mind and soul, the choice is purely Saratoga. The choice is The Gideon Putnam.
The Gideon Putnam is named after the visionary who created a spa resort in New York’s wilderness while founding Saratoga Springs, NY.
Mineral water, for drinking and bathing, provided rich natural resources tapped by local residents for centuries. Saratoga Springs’ names comes from the Iroquois word "Sarachtaque," which means “place of swift water.”
The state funded a project in the 1930's to build the Saratoga Spa State Park including the Gideon Putnam Resort.
The artist James Reynolds created the murals in the dining room, depicting scenes from Saratoga society and the Adirondacks. Dorothy Tuckerman Draper, one of the most successful interior designers of the 1930's and '40s and designer of West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort, was commissioned to decorate the interior of the hotel. The bright vivid colors of her designs were intended to relax and invigorate visitors to the spa resort.The Gideon Putnam was completed and opened in 1935. The rest is, well, history. A stay at the Gideon Putnam is like traveling back in time to what it was like to stay at a historic luxury hotel where the rich and famous frequented.
The Gideon Putnam is part of the Delaware North group which manages legendary properties such as Grand Canyon National Park, Park Gate Lodges at Yellowstone, Kings Canyon Resort, Niagara Falls State Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Shenadoah National Park, Tennaya Lodge at Yosemite, Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center, Heron Island Resort (Australia), etc.