Modern Equestrians Will Find Themselves at Home at This New Americana Hotel

By Paige Alexus / Published by Dwell
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Saratoga Springs, New York is known for its traditional bed-and-breakfasts and picturesque Victorians—but a new hotel has hit the scene that puts a modern spin on its equestrian-focused character.

Located in a former motor lodge directly across from the Saratoga Race Course, the Brentwood Hotel is the only one of its kind that has a view of the track. The Brooklyn-based creative group Studio Tack is responsible for the hotel, bar, and cafe—and marks their first solo project as owners, designers, and operators. With rates ranging from $150 to $300 per night, the single-story building holds 12 rooms that are simple and clean, yet full of character. Even though the structure has been completely renovated with modern amenities, its old world charm has been preserved, and even celebrated.

The white board-and-batten facade takes cues from the surrounding stables and is surrounded by billowing grass and birch trees. 

The white board-and-batten facade takes cues from the surrounding stables and is surrounded by billowing grass and birch trees. 

Photo by Read McKendree
The twelve classic bedrooms are filled with raw brass light fixtures and beds that are custom designed by woodworker David E Cummings. Marked by octagonal posts, the frames are made out of solid pine and are handcrafted in his upstate studio.    

The twelve classic bedrooms are filled with raw brass light fixtures and beds that are custom designed by woodworker David E Cummings. Marked by octagonal posts, the frames are made out of solid pine and are handcrafted in his upstate studio.    

Photo by Read McKendree
The beds are topped off with custom hand-dyed French linen blankets from Brooklyn-based Sharktooth. Additionally, each room is finished with high-gloss painted plywood floors that have a decorative wood trim running the edge of the room. 

The beds are topped off with custom hand-dyed French linen blankets from Brooklyn-based Sharktooth. Additionally, each room is finished with high-gloss painted plywood floors that have a decorative wood trim running the edge of the room. 

Photo by Read McKendree
 In each room, you’ll also find a custom sideboard that stocks local drinks and snacks. The equestrian-inspired theme holds strong in each of the rooms.   

 In each room, you’ll also find a custom sideboard that stocks local drinks and snacks. The equestrian-inspired theme holds strong in each of the rooms.   

Photo by Read McKendree
In the moody bathrooms, you’ll find solid brass fixtures, rain showers, chamfered mirrors, and products from C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries.     

In the moody bathrooms, you’ll find solid brass fixtures, rain showers, chamfered mirrors, and products from C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries.     

Photo by Read McKendree
The lobby, which doubles as a lounge, is designed to feel like a cozy, classic parlor. The oak millwork is custom and features brass and Carrara marble details.  

The lobby, which doubles as a lounge, is designed to feel like a cozy, classic parlor. The oak millwork is custom and features brass and Carrara marble details.  

Photo by Read McKendree
Throughout the rest of the hotel, you’ll find a careful attention to detail that brings the modernized Americana theme to life. 

Throughout the rest of the hotel, you’ll find a careful attention to detail that brings the modernized Americana theme to life. 

Photo by Read McKendree

To learn more, head to the hotel's website, where you can check out availability.

Paige Alexus

@paigealexus

Content Producer & Blogger at Dwell

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