Settled comfortably amid fragrant pine trees and huge oak forests, the Gideon Putnam Resort combines 21st-century comfort with southern-style hospitality. The resort was named after the founder of Saratoga Springs, Gideon Putnam, who originally built the area’s first hotel during the early 1800s. It is located next to the soothing mineral springs, which have been long revered by the Iroquois Native Americans for their natural healing powers. The grand hotel made of brick and bearing Gideon Putnam’s name opened it's doors in 1935. Shortly after opening, the hotel quickly became a favorite weekend-trip destination for affluent travelers from near and far. In addition to the springs and spas, the legendary Saratoga Racetrack draws visitors every summer.
The hotel is scenically situated within the 2,300 picturesque acres of Saratoga Spa State Park, a National Historic Landmark District that also houses two historic bath houses, a theater and museum, a golf course, and the widely known Saratoga Performing Arts Center. In addition to its secluded setting, the Gideon Putnam is just minutes away from downtown Saratoga, which is known for it's historic architecture, cultural institutions, and fine dining.