The Saratoga Inn's website is fabulous. The tee-pee-covered hotsprings holes look so lovely, candelit and cozy. The rooms look ruggedly handsome, so to speak, and the "amenities" seem quite luxurious. WRONG!
I've been to many bed and breakfasts and inns across the US, and this is, by far, the WORST inn I have ever stayed at. Let me begin:
The Room: The room is extrememly small. Yes, there are log beds, but they are not done very nicely and the carpet they rest on is old and dirty. There is no closet to hang a long coat or skirt or dress, so don't come with long things. (or use the hook on the wall). The lights were crooked and shades were teetering on their bases. The sink was extremely small, and the formica countertop was old, dated, and "icky." The beds did have clean linens, but left lots to be desired.
The Bathroom: The combo tub/shower was extremely small, and the tiles were cracked with several exposing the black "crud" that builds up over YEARS of not cleaning them. The toilet was dirty, the floor was dirty, and the towels smelled terrible.
The Hot Springs: The springs were hot, but in them, were floating huge gobs of algae and other plant life. I don't even want to think about what a drop of that water would look like under a microscope. The tee-pees were NOT lit at night, and the pathways to them were COVERED in animal doo-doo of every kind. Deer, rabbit, dog, and who knows---------piles everywhere! Some people had even stepped in it and wiped off their feet on the sidewalks near the entrances to rooms. The teepees were full of mold and mildew, and the cold wind of Wyoming was an unwelcome guest as one made his or her way to the water.
The Restaurant: The restaurant is quite understaffed. During dinner and breakfast, one watier scurried around to help everyone, and I must say, did a fairly good job. The food was quite delicious. It was the high point of a very sad place. The town leaves nothing to be desired as well.
Overall: It should be turned into a haven for fishermen and hunters who only want a place to lie down before the next day. It is NOT a romantic weekend adventure place. If my sweetheart were to take me there, I'd cry. And, the policemen in town like to give speeding tickets to "out of towners," another welcoming feeling.
don't go--for $100.00 a night in the winter, I can stay at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and be pampered in luxury, work out, and have clean water to bathe and swim in.
And as for the photographer and advertising company who shot the photos and made the brochures for this place--You're Good! 'Cause this place does NOT look like your advertisement.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Western Resort where rustic elegance meets the great outdoors. For centuries the healing waters of Saratoga’s mineral hot springs have renewed even the most weary of travelers. Come soak away your cares in our teepee-covered hot springs pools and 70’ mineral hot spring pool. Our amenities include western-style guest rooms and suites, a full restaurant serving freshly prepared meals, on-site Snowy Mountain Brewery & Pub with up to 10 craft beers on tap, the 9-hole Saratoga Public Golf Course, the Healing Waters Spa-which offers the “Spirit Journey” Signature Spa Treatment, flexible meeting space for conferences, meetings, weddings and reunions, guided/unguided snowmobile tours, fitness center, sport court and outdoor equipment rentals such as bikes, river kayak and tubes, jeeps, ATVs, snowmobiles, cross-country skis, and snowshoes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saratoga Resort And Spa
- Saratoga Hotel Saratoga