Luxury holidays in Saratoga Springs

A town for all seasons; whether seen under a patchwork of blazing autumnal leaves, a layer of snow, or in full bloom during spring and summer, the small city of Saratoga Springs will win you over with its bucolic charm, picturesque parks and delectable food scene. If we were betting people we’d harber a wager you’d make a pretty penny at the Saratoga Race Course between July and September. Hikers, bikers, skiers and kayakers will never have a dull moment as the city’s set in the middle of four mountain ranges – a prime position for exploring New York’s wilder side. The city’s buzzing food and bar scene will replenish any fuel lost while scaling mountain faces and traversing lakes.

When to go

The summers are balmy and humid at around 25 to 30 degrees – the perfect weather for a day at the races at the Saratoga Race Course or exploring the forest-clad mountains. Visit in autumn to see the trees turn a fiery shade of red and snow start to fall on the tips of the mountain tops. Temperatures stay in the high teens until mid-October when they start to drop; it often dips below freezing by mid-November, not rising until March.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Albany Airport is a swift 40-minute drive away and is served by most cities in the US. If flying from the UK, Europe or further afield, catch a connection stateside, or fly direct to New York’s JFK airport or to Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport; both are around a three-hour drive away. Call our Smith24 Team and they’ll find out the best route for you and book your flights.
  • Trains

    Saratoga Springs station is a mid-line stop on Amtrak’s ‘Adirondack’ service between New York City and Montreal: it’s about a five-hour journey to either city.
  • Automobiles

    Your own set of wheels is needed to properly explore the surrounding countryside. Saratoga Springs sits on Route 87 and is easily reachable from most nearby cities; Albany is 40 minutes away, and New York, Boston and Montreal are all roughly three hours away by car. It’s around a 90-minute drive to the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes in the west, the eastern Shaker Mountain Wild Forest and the Adirondack Mountains in the north.