We were on our way back from a wedding in the Adirondacks and decided to break the trip up with a stop in Saratoga Springs. I booked a room at the Batchellar Mansion based on reviews and their website and hoped for the best. My husband and I could not have been happier or more impressed with everything about the place! We stayed in "Catherine's Room", which was beautifully appointed with period furniture, a comfy king size bed and all the modern conveniences. The common areas were painstakingly restored to their original splendor and yet felt comfortable for guests to wander through or lounge around. Dan and his staff were very knowledgable about the history of the building and the Batchellar family and were always willing to to answer questions as well as offer advice about the area. Breakfast was wonderful! This was our first time at this property but I know it won't be our last...and I have already recommended it to a friend. A totally lovely experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs on historic Congress Park, this magnificent inn represents old world sophisticated elegance with a new world attitude. One of America's great Victorian houses, the Batcheller Mansion Inn simply cannot compare to other Saratoga Inns. Built in 1873, this American architectural masterpiece is an elegant mixture of small hotel and living history museum with the intimate feel of a bed and breakfast. Intricately carved European woodwork, hand carved marble fireplaces, family relics on loan from museums, original 1800's Batcheller family furnishings, and spellbinding grandeur make this one of a kind Saratoga inn and living history museum a stately retreat. Throughout the past 137 years, some of Saratoga's grandest parties were staged here, hosting U.S. Presidents, European Royalty, Dignitaries and Hollywood Celebrities. Designed by Nicols and Halcott of Albany, NY in 1873, this High Victorian Gothic mansion exhibits influences from the French Renaissance, Italian, and Egyptian styles. The red and gray slate mansard roof is bifurcated by dormers, each accented by a huge clamshell arch. The ivory stucco facade is studded by a myriad of ornate bays and its conical tower, resembling a minaret, is right out of Arabian nights. That bit of exotica was the result of original owner George S. Batcheller. This Saratoga inn was selected as Inn of the Month in the April 1999 issue of Country Inns. The mansion has also been the subject of many architectural studies, and has been featured in many books and film throughout its history. The Batcheller Mansion was specifically cited as an inspiration by Kevin Cummings, Development Manager for Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Batcheller Mansion Hotel Saratoga Springs