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Fall Midweek Getaway Special : Book 2 Nights, 3rd Night Free

New York Fall Foliage Special

Plan your getaway to enjoy the New York fall foliage!

 

Book 2 nights at Saratoga Arms and your 3rd night is FREE!

Make your reservation for three consecutive nights (Sunday – Thursday) and the third night is on us!* Book online by selecting your favorite room from our availability calendar and use the promo code: 3for2 at check out. Or feel free to call us at 518-584-1775 for reservations.

New York Fall FoliagePlan your romantic getaway with our Saratoga Springs Fall Itinerary! Enjoy four perfect days exploring beautiful upstate New York with classic autumn activities, including apple picking, hiking, mineral baths, and great dining!

*Details & Restrictions: Based on availability, available midweek (Sun-Thurs) only. May not be combined with any other offers, third party gift certificates or bookings. Valid September 17 – December 21, 2014.

 

Chowder and Beer…Meant to be together in Saratoga Springs

Who needs thoroughbred racing when you can have Chowder and Beer right here in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY.

Our city has a big Winter Weekend coming up and Saratoga Arms, Saratoga’s luxury hotel is right in the middle of it all! The weekend of February 3-5, 2012 is designed to fend off those winter blahs.

Something’s Brewing at Saratoga Arms, the city’s finest boutique hotel. We are hosting the first of four Ultimate Bed and Brew Weekends beginning Friday, February 3. With the craft beer enthusiast in mind and a nod to beer and food connoisseurs, Saratoga Arms together with the Olde Saratoga Brewing Company and Sperry’s Restaurant, has designed a package that from start to finish will give you a beer experience that you will talk about for a long time to come. Participate in a behind the scenes tour of our local brewery with beer samplings and end with a gourmet beer pairing meal under the direction of Master Chef Dale Miller at renowned Sperry’s Restaurant. This Saratoga Bed and Breakfast has it all planned out just for you. Meet other beer enthusiasts and sample homebrewed or regional craft beers. Take home specially selected souvenirs of the weekend and maybe a six-pack of locally brewed beer.

We have Beer Weekend guests from last year who had such a great time that they are returning this year with friends and neighbors. They plan to make it an annual event.

As an added bonus this same weekend is the 14th Annual Saratoga Springs Chowderfest and Winter Festival. On February 4th more than 35 fabulous local restaurants throughout the city will participate in putting forth their very best chowder recipes for you to sample and judge. There will be wine tastings, live music and plenty of photo ops. Post your pics on our facebook page. See what’s in store in the video below:

Come for the chowder and stay for the beer or the other way around…just come. It’s two events wrapped up in a great winter weekend in Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Arms has a room ready for you and of course there is the breakfast…. ah the breakfast, homemade muffins, hot-from-the-kitchen omelets… but that is for another blog for another day.

Def Leppard and Heart Groupon Ticket Deal at SPAC

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is having Def Leppard and Heart as a rocking 80′s double bill on Sunday, July 10th. Remember those days of big hair and men in tights? The 80′s had a certain hold on fashion that we haven’t seen in some time.

If you want to relive that time and listen to some wonderful music, Groupon has just announced quite a deal on tickets. They are offering 51% off one ticket. It is a great way to experience Saratoga Springs in the summer at a great venue. Of course they have a limited amount of tickets and the deal expires soon and you need to sign up for the Albany/Capital Region of New York.

Of course, if you want to make a night of it, Saratoga Arms has availability for Sunday, July 10th. Head into town in the afternoon, check in at our wonderful Saratoga Springs hotel, hit the town, have an early dinner and go to the concert. Many of the staff grew up in the 80′s and would love to hear all about the concert during our complimentary breakfast the next morning.

5 Reasons to Attend the April Bed and Brew Weekend at Saratoga Arms

The long winter is slowly coming to an end and you are probably itching to experience a weekend getaway to Saratoga Springs. Did you know that our Saratoga Springs hotel offers one of the most unique Spring packages in the Upstate New York Area? Here are the five reasons why the Bed and Brew Weekend is a Saratoga Springs Package that you won’t soon forget.

1 - Saratoga Springs - A beautiful city that has a very walkable downtown with unique shops and restaurants, a wealth of history, national museums and, of course, the famous mineral waters.

2 - The VIP Brewery Tour – On Saturday, we transport you to the Olde Saratoga Brewing Company for an exclusive VIP tour of the brewery.  Bob will be your guide as he takes you from the grain room all of the way through to the bottling area.  He is excited to share his wealth of brewing knowledge and there are many opportunities to taste the many varieties of beer that are presently being brewed throughout the tour.

Saratoga Brewing Company

Pouring a Fresh Beer

3 – Beer pairing dinner at Sperry’s – Following the Brewery tour we will hop back on the bus for the 4-course beer pairing dinner at Sperry’s Restaurant, specially prepared by Executive Chef Dale Miller.  Dale is one of only 66 Certified Master Chefs in the US and we are thrilled to have him in Saratoga Springs. He and his staff will guide you through each course and tell us how each is prepared and why it goes so well with the paired beer.

Saratoga Springs Fine Dining

Beer Tasting Dinner at Sperry's

Sperry's Retaurant in Saratoga Springs

Main Course at Sperry's Beer Dinner

4 - Saratoga Arms - We are a family run luxury hotel in Saratoga Springs located in the heart of downtown and rated #1 on TripAdvisor.  The hotel is run by native Saratogians, the Smith Family.  The beer weekend is hosted by the Smith daughters, either Amy or Sheila.  Kathleen, the mom, has an abundance of Saratoga information, both historical and current, and Noel, the dad, is your cook for breakfast each morning.

Saratoga Arms Owners

The Smith Family

5 – Breakfast…speaking of breakfast. Included in your package is a perfect way to start your fun filled day.  We have an inviting buffet with homemade baked goods, cereals, yogurts, fruit, bagels and juices.  Noel also prepares a cooked to order item from the kitchen.  His omelettes are out of this world and his Irish breakfasts are renowned. Kathleen tells people that she was thin before she met him.

Saratoga Springs bed and breakfast

Breakfast Time

The April Bed and Brew weekend is the last one of 2011. Remember, “in Heaven there is no beer…that is why you should be drinking here”.  Come join us!

Calling All Beer Lovers…Something is Brewing this Winter

Bed & Brew WeekendSaratoga Arms in Saratoga Springs, NY is pleased to announce an exciting new package designed for the beer enthusiast and those who want to learn more about the brewing process, Something’s Brewing-An Ultimate Bed and Brew Winter Weekend.  Saratoga Arms is partnering with the Olde Saratoga Brewing Company to offer you a weekend of craft beers, fine dining and just plain fun.

The Olde Saratoga Brewing Company brews several varieties of the freshest craft brewed ales and lagers in the area.  The weekend will include unprecedented access to the brewery and the brewing process.  Following the brewery tour partake in a delicious four-course beer pairing dinner.  A wonderful way to warm your winter bones.

Friday Evening

  • Arrive and check in at the hotel
  • 8-10pm  Join other beer aficionados for an evening of beer sampling.*  An expert brewer from the Olde Saratoga Brewing Company will be on hand to answer questions and swap stories.

*We encourage you to bring samples of your own brew, craft beer or favorite local lager from you neck of the woods to share.  All enthusiasts are invited to sample from the different offerings.

Saturday

  • 8:30-10am  Enjoy a full breakfast at Saratoga Arms
  • 10-4pm  Explore the city of Saratoga Springs.  Many unique shops, world class museums and fine restaurants are within walking distance of Saratoga Arms
  • 4:15pm  The shuttle will wisk you off to the Olde Saratoga Brewing Company for a private and indepth tour.  While there, we will stop in their tasting room and sample some freshly made beers and ales.
  • 6:15pm  The shuttle returns to Saratoga Arms
  • 6:30pm  Prepare to feast in our private dining room!  Sit down to a four-course meal with carefully considered beer pairings from the day’s tour. Bob Cohan from the Olde Saratoga Brewing Company will be joining us to talk about the pairing choices.

Sunday

  • 8:30-10am  Another scrumptious Saratoga Arms breakfast
  • 11am  Checkout time, but feel free to spend some time visiting our local merchants before heading home

Select a weekend below to join us for a great winter beer getaway

January 21-23, 2011     February 25-27, 2011     March 18-20, 2011     April 29-May 1, 2011

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$599 per couple plus tax for the weekend in a KING BED
$569 per couple plus tax for the weekend in a QUEEN BED

We also have rooms with fireplaces and whirlpools for an additional fee.
Inquire at 518-584-1775 or reservations@SaratogaArms.com

Rachel Alexandra to race in Saratoga on September 5th

The New York Times, Joe Drape, has confirmed that super filly and Preakness winner, Rachel Alexandra, will race against the boys again the the Woodward Stakes here in Saratoga on Saturday, September 5th.  Saratoga Arms does have limited availability left for that weekend (Labor Day) and would welcome anyone who would like to continue to watch history.  Run like a girl Rachel!!!

A June Trifecta…

Saratoga SpringsSaratoga ArtsFest…and the best of Saratoga Springs’ luxury hotels, Saratoga Arms

Saratoga ArtsFest 2009, held June 11-14, is a four-day celebration of the arts; featuring music, dance, visual art, film, theatre, and literary art.  Thi is the third year of Saratoga ArtsFest and it highlights Saratoga Springs as a premiere destination for the arts.  It showcases the talents of local, national and internation artists from all aspects of the arts.

It is a most enjoyable weekend in beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs, NY

Make your reservation today at our Saratoga Springs hotel-Saratoga Arms- or call 518-584-1775!  Come…enjoy the Arts and the welcoming from porch of Saratoga Arms. 

Saratoga Arms Halloween Treat

 Book a two night stay Friday, October 31 and Saturday November 1, 2008 and receive one free massage or facialA bewitching invitation just for you…

No goblins, no ghosts, nary a witch will be seen,
If  you get out of town for Halloween.

Leave behind the candy, the ghouls and the broom,
Come to Saratoga for a weekend in a beautiful room.
 

Take a ghost walk, or visit the museum of horses,
Enjoy a fine meal with multiple courses. 

Shop fine boutiques and farmer’s harvest displays,
What a wonderful way to spend a nice autumn day!

Stay two nights…and we’ve an offer you can’t beat,
Have a facial or a massage..no TRICK..it will be our TREAT!*

Call or email without ghostly delay…
We’re looking forward to your Halloween stay!
 

* must be two night stay, offer valid only for October 31 and November 1. Please reference TREAT when booking online or calling for a reservation

Cozy Inn through March

General Manager daughter was asked by the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSHTA) to participate in a press conference headlined by New York State First Lady Silda Spitzer.  The press conference was held to launch a statewide promotion called “Cozy Inn”.  Until the end of March if anyone books at participating hotels, inns and motels (yes, Saratoga Arms is one of them) for a Friday and Saturday night the Sunday night is free.  The press conference was held on a beautiful Sunday morning in Battery Park in NYC overlooking the Hudson river and the Statue of Liberty.  Mrs. Spitzer was warm, gracious and an advocate for the NYS hospitality industry.  So if you are able to get away to Saratoga Springs for a weekend, make it 3 nights and the last night is on us!!!  Just mention Cozy Inn when you are making your booking and we’ll give you Sunday night.

(Those featured in the picture from left to right are:  Bill Schickel-Geneva on the Lake, Jan Chesterton and Daniel Murphy-NYSHTA, First Lady Silda Wall Spitzer, Howard Mont-Sparrow Hawk Bed & Breakfast, Amy Smith-Saratoga Arms)