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A Few of Our Favorite Saratoga Springs Hiking Trails

Saratoga Springs Hiking

Discover another side of Sartaoga Springs! There is a lot more to our historic town than just the Saratoga Race Course! Check out our top Saratoga Springs hiking trail picks, offering everything from stunning lake views, challenging climbs, to a stroll along our famous springs to drink the healing waters!
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  • Geyser Creek Trail – Easy 3 mile stroll along Geyser Creek and our famous springs
  • Sleeping Beauty – Moderate 7 mile mountain hike passing by two beautiful ponds
  • Hadley Mountain – Moderate-difficult 2.6 mile hike offering great views from the watch tower
  • Buck Mountain – Challenging 6.6 mile hike with stunning Lake George views

Book your escape to our downtown Saratoga Springs, NY hotel today for the ultimate getaway!

 

 

Spring Fling, A Saratoga Springs Spa Getaway

Saratoga Springs Spa Getaway

Relax and refresh with a spring getaway to our luxurious downtown Saratoga Springs hotel!

Spring Fling Special, Save $50

Book 2 Nights and Save $50 off our Spring Fling Package. Our Saratoga Springs spa getaway is perfect for a girlfriends getaway or a romantic escape!

  • Gift certifcate for 2 massages or 2 facials at top local spa
  • Decadent gourmet chocolate truffles
  • Full breakfast for two in the morning

Regularly $199, Limited Time Only $149, in addition to room rate.

New reservations only, cannot be combined with other offers. Valid for reservations booked for the dates of April 6 – May 12, 2016.
Saratoga Springs hotel“I wanted to move in!”

Everything is within walking distance… This place is perfect for couples – calm, serene, and mature. Everyone was courtesy, friendly, and welcoming. I will definitely return.

– John O, New York – TripAdvisor.com

Don’t Forget Mother’s Day!

Remind Mom why you’re her favorite with a getaway to our luxurious Saratoga Springs hotel! Our gift certificates make the perfect present, and can be purchased online for any amount.

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Top 10 Reasons for a Non-Gambler to Attend the Saratoga Race Course

Saratoga Springs is the summer place to be. And many flock to this wonderful upstate New York town to see the thoroughbred racing at the Saratoga Race Course. But what can you do if you don’t bet? We have come up with our Top-10 list of great Things To Do at the track even if you’re not a gambler:

1-People watch – Saratoga is the place for fancy hats and people dressed to the nines. You could get lost all day in watching the festive crowds.
2-Dress up or not – Do you want to get all dressed up in your finest clothes and have a seat in the Clubhouse, or are you interested in wearing shorts and sitting at a picnic table with a cooler? The great thing about the Saratoga races is that you can do both, although preferably not on the same day.

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3-Play the name game, the color game, or the number game – While you may not be a gambler, it’s always fun to get caught up in the most exciting 2 minutes in sports. You don’t have to be a horse handicapper, as we’ve noticed that sometimes the biggest winners are those who know nothing about horse racing! Just play what you know – favorite number is 9, favorite color is yellow and diamonds are a favorite jewel. Put $10 across the board on the number 9 and who knows, you might come home a winner.

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4-Spot a celebrity – Saratoga has been known to have the cast from The Sopranos in the winner’s circle. A certain cast member from Entourage owns a share in a Saratoga restaurant and a certain former NY Giants coach is seen at the track throughout the meet. Who can you spot?
5-Great Music – There’s a different musical act out in the general admission area each racing day. And who knows, you could kick up your feet as well.

6-Sample the Food and Drink – From the famous fried chicken from local favorite (and winner of the Bobby Flay Throwdown competition) Hattie’s, to famous NYC restaurateur Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack, there’s something for everyone’s appetite. And don’t forget the Saratoga Race Track’s signature cocktail, The Saratoga Sunrise. It’s a perfect thirst quencher for a summer day.
7-View the Paddock Area – Want to see these horses a bit closer up? The paddock area is where the horses get saddled, the jockeys are given final instructions from their trainers and you can get a first glimpse of the horses prior to the race.

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8-Get a Jockey’s Autograph – These athletes are quite accessible after their race. They dismount their horses at the finish line and walk through the crowd back towards the Jockey quarters. Do you have a little one at home that would love an autograph? The jockeys are usually quite accommodating. Hint: pick the winning jockey and ask them to sign the race page of your program.
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9-Sample the Big Red Spring – Our upstate city is known for having curative spring water. There are many free-flowing springs within the downtown area and the Saratoga Spa State Park. And there’s also one within the Race Course grounds. On the far side of the paddock is the Big Red Spring. Bring a cup, take a sip…maybe your aches and pains will subside.
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10-Cross it off your Bucket List – Sports Illustrated named the Saratoga Race Course one of the Top 10 sporting venues of the 20th century. We couldn’t agree more!

Have you made your booking? Come see why Saratoga is called “The Summer Place To Be” while you enjoy your stay at Saratoga Arms!

Romantic One Night Escape to Saratoga Springs, NY

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You’ve earned it… enjoy a romantic one night escape to our downtown Saratoga Springs, NY hotel. Our date night package includes everything you need for a great night on the town, plus you’ll enjoy a 20% savings.

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  • One night in the room of your choice
  • $50 dining certificate to Chianti Ristorante, Forno Bistro, or Boca Bistro
  • 2 Movie passes to Bow Tie Cinemas
  • Bottle Sparkling Wine & a box of truffles
  • Breakfast for two in the morning

Package Rate: $289 – $379, depending on room selection. Valid until 4/30/15, available Sunday – Friday. Not available Saturdays.

Looking for a longer getaway? Check out our Three’s a Charm Special.

2015 Saratoga Beer Week Package

Saratoga Beer week

Join us for the 4th annual Saratoga Beer Week February 19th-22nd.  Book your room at Saratoga Arms and enjoy being right across the street from the City Center and all the great beer festivities. We have put together a great weekend package, including an exclusive “meet the brewer” event and a stay 3, pay for 2 special with Thursday night free for those who want to get a jump on the weekend!

Our Saratoga Beer Week Package includes:Saratoga Beer Week Package

  • 2-3 nights lodging at our downtown Saratoga Springs hotel
  • 2 Saratoga Beer Week Passes, including the Friday Evening Cider Night & Saturday Grand Tasting
  • Full breakfast for two at Saratoga Arms each morning
  • Exclusive Brewer’s Breakfast Bash, where you get to meet Max Oswald from Olde Saratoga Brewing Company during breakfast on Saturday and sample brews.

$579 per couple for a Queen Room for the entire weekend

$629 per couple for a King Room for the entire weekend

 Book Online and get Thursday Free with promo code: beer2015 or call us at 518-584-1775.

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.

 

2014 Saratoga Race Course Upgrades

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Years ago the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY, was a closed unconnected property, no telephones in public areas, no TV, no connections to the outside world were allowed while the races took place. 

The times they are a changing albeit it slowly, at all three New York race tracks, Belmont, Aqueduct and our favorite, Saratoga, in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY.

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Saratoga Wine and Food Festival – September 6-9, 2013

Wine and Food fest 2013

Whether or not you joined–or are planning to join–us at our Saratoga Springs hotel this summer for what has been a fabulous season of racing, you can already begin planning your next visit. Cap off summer in style by attending the Saratoga Wine and Food Festival and Concours d’Elegance: a three-day event that is quickly becoming known as the most original and exciting Wine and Food Festival north of New York City.

With events taking place Friday, September 6th through Sunday, September 8th, nearly 6,000 attendees from Montreal to Northern New Jersey will visit Saratoga Spa State Park (a 2,400 acre park preserve) to experience over 200 premiere wine and food exhibitors, collectors’ Italian-luxury vehicles, and one-of-a-kind seminars.

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Hikes around Saratoga Springs-Sleeping Beauty (Part 2 of 4)

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Saratoga Arms’ evening front desk manager, Jeff Apple, is an avid hiker.  On his days off, he is usually on top of a mountain…far, far away from cell phone coverage.  Jeff has offered to share 4 blog posts of great hikes in and around Saratoga Springs, NY hotel.  Written in a four part series, Jeff will discuss the hikes, beginning with the easiest and ending with the most challenging.  The first installment was Geyser Creek Trail, which is 2 miles from Saratoga Arms.  Now Jeff has written post #2–Enter Jeff and the Sleeping Beauty…

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Hikes around Saratoga Springs-Geyser Creek Trail (Part 1 of 4)

Saratoga Arms’ evening front desk manager, Jeff Apple, is an avid hiker.  On his days off, he is usually on top of a mountain…far, far away from cell phone coverage.  Jeff has offered to share 4 blog posts of great hikes in and around Saratoga Springs, NY.  Written in a four part series, Jeff  will discuss Saratoga hiking, beginning with the easiest and ending with the most challenging.  Enter Jeff and the Geyser Creek Trail…

Saratoga may now be nationally recognized for its historic thoroughbred racecourse, but its history dates back to the Mohawk Indians, who credited the area’s naturally carbonated mineral springs with healing powers.

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There are currently 17 public mineral springs in various locations around Saratoga Springs, NY. Moreover, the Saratoga Springs area has the only active spouting geysers East of the Mississippi River. You can experience a sampling of these springs on a short, easy walk on the Geyser Creek Trail in Saratoga Spa State Park, a National Historic Landmark, only a mile from the front door of our boutique Saratoga Springs hotel.

The mineral waters of Saratoga have long been claimed to cure an array of health maladies, including diabetes, hangovers, cancer, malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, indigestion, and more. Each spring has a slightly different taste affected by its varied mineral composition, and each spring is rumored to be better at quelling a different illness. It has become a tradition of many of our hotel guests to take a glass to sample each spring throughout the city. Even if you couldn’t afford the opulence of 19th century Saratoga, anyone could stop by and literally take a taste of the waters. In 1838, John Honeywood Steele wrote in his study of Saratoga spring water that “it is daily sought after and drank by all classes of people.” This spring on the Geyser Creek Trail is rich in iron, as evidenced by the rust that lines its stone basin.

The hike along the Geyser Creek Trail in Saratoga Spa State Park is a short walk of less than an hour. Along the pathway you will see numerous features, including two of Saratoga’s signature springs, Island Spouter and Orenda Spring. There are also numerous mineral deposits, such as this travertine terrace reminiscent of Yellowstone National Park’s Mammoth Hot Springs.
Geyser trail in Saratoga Springs

The trail follows picturesque Geyser Creek, which converges with the Kayaderosseras Creek approximately a mile away. The Kayaderosseras empties into Saratoga Lake, whose outlet is called Fish Creek. Fish Creek is a tributary of the Hudson River, joining at the town of Schuylerville. The Hudson flows south for hundreds of miles before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean, becoming the mighty river that most are familiar with at New York City.

If you are interested in stretching your legs, learning a little history and tasting the different waters that made Saratoga famous, the Geyser Creek Trail is a perfect spot to spend an hour or two.