Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

You can find more pictures of this resort by clicking here.

Saratoga Springs, New York is a fantastic small town Upstate, which I had the pleasure to live in for four years.  So, when Disney opened the Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa, I could not wait to stay there!

Saratoga’s main attraction is the horseracing track that is still active today.  The resort is inspired by the Victorian track life of the 1800’s and also the great Natural Springs.  The d├ęcor of the main lobby and grounds incorporate the art and styling of that era. 

Saratoga Springs Resort has two dining options. The Artist’s Palette is the quick service option for the resort and is located just off the main lobby.  They serve three meals a day and have special offerings such as mickey waffles, sandwiches and pizza.  This is also where you can go to find the gift shop and purchase other necessary pantry items.  The Turf Club Bar and Grill is the table service option at the resort and features fish, burgers and steaks.


The Senses Spa is one of only two offered at the onsite resorts.  They offer all the typical spa services in a beautiful and tranquil spa that is attached to the main lobby.  If you can, I definitely recommend making an appointment for a massage during your stay.  It's a great way to work out all those sore muscles from trekking around the parks!  There is a fitness center located here as well, which just might be one of the best on property.

The kids want to swim?  High Rock Springs pool is located at the main building and not only has a 128ft long water slide but a splash pad and zero depth entry for the little ones and a poolside bar for the adults!  The resort has 3 other smaller pools that are considered quiet pools.  Other kid friendly amenities include the Win, Show, Place Arcade, playground, poolside movies and bike rentals.

Grown-up amenities?  Saratoga has the health center, jogging trails and boasts to be the only onsite resort with direct access to the golf course!

One of my favorite features of the resort is it’s location.  You can use Disney’s bus transportation to get to the parks like other resorts, or take a boat ride or even walk to Downtown Disney!  It’s a lovely walking trail after a nice evening of dinner and shopping.

Rooms range from studios that sleep 4, up to the Grand Villas that sleep 12.  The Treehouse Villas are unique to Saratoga as well.  These are special stand alone villas set apart from the resort that are designed like tree houses raised off the ground and surrounded by woods.  They sleep up to 9.

Whether you’re an avid golfer or looking to add some relaxing spa time to your Disney trip, you will not be disappointed with the Saratoga Springs Resort.  The kids will be plenty entertained and you will get a higher level of comfort and sophistication all in one stop.

Amy


All photos courtesy of Jason Oswalt at Studio 2719

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