As we drove up the long drive a stange sense of deja vu overwhelmed us. As we walked into the lobby and then through the long halls of this cavernous relic of the past, we realized that we had entered a time machine and were back in the 1930's. We enjoyed drinks and dinner on the patio and a long walk through the grounds, suspiciously similiar to the Western Oregon State Mental Hospital, the movie set of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Then it struck us. We were destined to survive a night in an upstate New York version of the Shining Hotel, from the set of another Jack Nickelson movie.
We fortified ourselves with another visit to the bar, bolted the door of our 1930's decorated room, pushed a chair up against the door and pulled the covers up over our heads. No fire axes bashed through our door during the night and nobody stuck his head through the door yelling, "Here's Jonnneeeeee".
When we awoke the next morning, all was well and we enjoyed a delicious breakfast. We walked around the grounds again and finding no frozen bodies, we hopped in our car and drove safely away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Some places are just different. You feel it. You sense it. And when you're there it welcomes you. It encourages you, and it leaves you in a better place than when you arrived. A place that is legendary for making people feel better. It's not just a hotel. It's the cure for what ails you. The Gideon Putnm is a classic boutique hotel located in resort-like setting of Saratoga Spa State Park, minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs and the Adirondack Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gideon Putnam Saratoga Springs