In the heart of Saratoga's Historic district known as the 'Magic Rectangle', Union Gables is located one and a half blocks from the Saratoga Race Course on Union Avenue and two blocks to the Historic Congress Park. Experience classic Saratoga Springs History as you walk by an array of Victorian homes that line the streets surrounding the Inn. Watch the horses exercise early in the mornings two blocks from the front door or take a stroll through the pathways of Congress park by the Canfield Casino and natural springs. Find Saratoga's retaurants and nightlife an easy five to eight minute walk from Union Gables, and along the way take in all that Saratoga Springs has to offer without the worry of parking downtown. Union Gables Inn is 30 minutes from Albany International Airport, and 30 minutes to Lake George at the foothills of the Adirondack mountains. One mile to the Saratoga Spa State Park, a National Historic Landmark featuring pools, the Roosevelt Baths and Spa, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), acres of walking trails, golf course, and several museums.
In 1901, the house was built for George Crippin as a single family home. The interior light-colored woodwork and placement of windows for sunlight to brighten different sections of the mansion from dawn until dusk, it rightfully earned its nickname ‘Sunnyside House’. Later, the house was lived in by the Furness family, was a Skidmore College dorm for thirty years, and was State owned before it opened to the public as a Bed and Breakfast in 1992.
Current ownership of the mansion since 2005, began renovations to the house and the grounds. From 2012 to 2013, Union Gables began a transformation with the addition of its stunning Heated outdoor pool and gardens landscaped with romantic roses, perennials, herbs, fountains and sitting areas. Guest room renovations with the addition of fireplaces, flat screen televisions, artwork, antiques, luxuious bedding and ammenities have been made over the last few years.
Today, the design is still evident, and with the continuous attention to preservation and detailed craftsmanship, the mansion continues to be a remarkable tribute to its era. The wrap around porch boasts a quiet haven and the opportunity to share in the rich history of the mansion and area. Relax in one of the spacious guest rooms, offering a variety of décor and antique furnishings, each with private bathrooms, 43" flat screen televisions, fireplaces, firefrigerators and high speed wireless internet. Breakfast is served daily; cooked fresh to order, serving pancakes, omelets, eggs, variety of baked goods, fresh fruits, granola and yogurts. We invite you to experience and enjoy this hidden gem of the past.