If you are looking for some New York City getaways, come to Saratoga Springs and stay at The Mansion. The Mansion of Saratoga is now a historic Saratoga Springs area inn, but it was built as an imposing 23-room Venetian, villa-style estate in 1866 by Hon. George West. This building served as the West family primary residence until the family relocated in 1875 to a larger residence located on Milton Avenue in Ballston Spa, New York. This building, now raised, was part of the John Howey estate and across from his primary paper bag mill also purchased from Howey. Thus in 1875 the building that is The Mansion Inn became the summer home of George West. The deserted Empire Mill across from the Mansion dates back to the early 1800's and was the first of the many he owned after the Civil War.
Behind the mill are acres of great jogging and hiking trails complete with interesting ruins of some of his other mills and the Kayaderosseras railroad, which are great to explore. The millpond and waterfalls located directly across from our Saratoga inn is one of the most famous trout fishing sites in Saratoga County. You can try to catch a record trout, walk along the shore of the stream or relive your youth and swing out and drop into the clear spring fed pond.
The Mansion you will enter is very much the grand home of a 19th Century industrialist and after 150 years it remains virtually unchanged. This Saratoga bed and breakfast is full of striking details, such as the six fireplaces with massive mantelpieces, original brass and copper gas chandeliers with Waterford glass shades, etched-glass doors, parquet floors of three woods, 2" thick pocket doors and even an unsigned Tiffany chandelier in the gracious main entrance, that make it one of the perfect Romantic getaways in New York. In keeping with the period, both the public rooms and bedrooms of The Mansion have been elegantly furnished in fine Victorian antiques. You can sip wine or party with friends in one of the two formal parlors. If you prefer, after a winning day at the Saratoga racetrack or before attending the New York City Ballet at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, gather in the library around the grand piano to listen, sing, chat or simply relax.
Romantic getaways in New York offer a diversity of nearby attractions - from the thrill of alpine skiing in the Adirondacks, to the scenic beauty of a Lake George cruise, romantic getaways in New York offer a variety of options for couples of all ages and persuasions. From the Mansion, you can enjoy many of them! With three operating cruise ships see the beauty of Lake George on a scenic shoreline cruise. The docks are less then an hour from The Mansion. The beauty of the Green Mountains of Vermont are less then an hour from The Mansion. So, whether you are looking to tour the picturesque villages, ski the mighty slopes or shop till you drop at the Manchester Outlet Mall The Mansion is a perfect jumping off point.
Your Mansion home puts you close to many fine antique centers. With prices far below the rates of New York City you can spend a great day hunting for just that perfect piece. The Mansion staff will be happy to help you route an interesting trip. You can ride the tour boat through Champlain Canal Lock 5, which is one of the highest on the Champlain Canal System. The tour is located 10 minutes north of Schuylerville. Discovered in 1842 by Lester Howe, his underground cave is located about 45 - 60 minutes south of Saratoga. 156 feet below ground Howe Caverns features an 80-minute guided tour with underground boat ride. Adirondack museum represents twenty buildings on 32 acres of grounds and gardens, house exhibits on logging, boats and boating, mining, outdoor recreation, transportation, rustic furniture, and on-going programs and special events offer a variety of interesting activities for you and your beloved person!
So, come at this number one of Romantic getaways in New York and enjoy this wonderful place and each other!