Need to know
12, including one suite.
11am; check-in, 4pm, but flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $78.32, excluding tax at 13 per cent.
Rates do not usually include breakfast, but there is free tea and coffee at the bar.
On arrival, buy ($5) a pack containing chocolate, marshmallows and crackers – the trinity required for making the American campfire classic, ‘s’mores’. – from reception Roast ‘em, squidge ‘em and scoff ‘em around the firepit, and don’t be afraid to ask for s’more.
At the hotel
Bar, fire pit, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: Flatscreen TV, minibar with local snacks, Tivoli clock radio, C.O. Bigelow bath products, raceday canvas bag.
Our favourite rooms
Room 12 has added privacy because it’s on the end of the L-shaped building, and it’s also the handiest for a game of Horseshoes on the lawn. The Deluxe Suite is the family favourite, with a pair of full-size bunk-beds as well as a queen-size double.
A list of race tips from a reputable insider, or failing that, your lucky horseshoe.
One of the Single Queen rooms is wheelchair-friendly, with a roll-in shower and grab bars in the bathroom.
Dogs are very welcome and are spoiled with a selection of treats on arrival. They can stay in select rooms for $25 a night; ask for availability when booking. See more pet-friendly hotels in Upstate New York.
All ages welcome. Baby cots (free) can be added to all rooms.
Every room comes with a ‘green card’ – calm down Mr. President, it’s just a way to opt out of unnecessary linen washes. The light bulbs are energy efficient, and the cleaning products are kind to the environment too.