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Winter Weddings Sparkle at Longfellows

When it comes to planning weddings, it seems like Summer, Spring, and Fall get ALL the attention! Traditional imagery of weddings dictates pink flowers, and June sunshine, or vibrant Autumnal foliage, and deeply rustic tones. Fair weather nuptials are always stunning, but why is Winter being left out in the cold?  Why don’t more bridal couples consider a Winter Wonderland Wedding, of sparkling white and glittering snow? We are here to let you in on…

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Longfellows’ Hints for Holiday Hospitality

The Holidays span from any time before Thanksgiving through at least the First of the Year, and those months hold endless opportunities for fun! As the old song goes, There’ll be parties for hosting Marshmallows for toasting And caroling out in the snow; and so many other wonderful ways to enjoy the season! Those hosting parties to celebrate the festive moments with family and friends can check out the following tips from Longfellows on how…

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Ring in 2019 With Us!

As the year winds down we recall the last twelve months of happy memories at Longfellows. Between updates, renovations, new friends, familiar faces, weddings, races, new hires, and every other instance of chaos, we’ve had another lovely year with our friends and neighbors. Now there is snow on the ground, and we are preparing to put the old year to bed, and ring in a new and happy 2019.   Imagine that it’s 11:55 on…

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Longfellows’ Groaning Board

Dating back up to three centuries, the term Groaning Board refers to the table so laden with good food that it must creak and groan under the weight. In 1863 President Lincoln may have celebrated the newly established Day of Thanks with a hearty meal as they recalled the survival and determination of the American Pilgrims during the harvest of 1612. It is a no coincidence that the expression Groaning Board came, over time, to…

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Historic Haunts of Saratoga

It is the spookiest day of the year, and to celebrate we thought we would give our ghosts a rest! Longfellows has long been considered to be a haunted location in Saratoga, and the restaurant itself is inside renovated turn-of-the-last-century dairy barns. Old, rural roots are often the popular haunts for old spirits, so here are a few other ghost-populated spots in the area! Canfield Casino, located in the heart of downtown Saratoga, is the…

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Relax at Longfellows

Join Longfellows this Fall for some post-summer relaxation! We have nature trails, fine dining, and rooms fit for royalty! Check out the view of some our beautifully renovated rooms, as seen by local photographer, Logan Hicks, before we debut them on our brand new website! Our generously spacious lofted rooms offer the comfort of two floors. Enjoy your breakfast, read a book, or invited friends in for a nightcap on the main floor, before retiring…

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Summer isn’t Over in Saratoga!

9/1/18 It may officially be September, but that doesn’t mean the Summer fun has to be over! There is still so much to see and enjoy in Saratoga that takes advantage of the lovely pre-fall weather.    Take a hike – The nature trails adjacent to Longfellows lead to beautiful views, and the shores of Lake Lonely. Delicate slopes make the walk manageable for hikers of almost every ability. Go jump in a lake –…

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What’s For Dinner in September?

8/25/2018 It’s Travers Weekend already, and September is fast approaching! Autumn’s seemingly sudden arrival always brings a flurry of colorful leaves as well as activity. The kids are back in school, the city is settling back into day-to-day small town (esque) life, and we prepare for the new adventures the changing season has to bring. For some, Fall is a peaceful time, one of crisp winds, and cozy sweaters; but what about those crazy September…

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Camp, Kids, and Cheesecake

The Olde Bryan Inn and Longfellows sell cheesecake slices every October with profits benefitting the Oncology Ward at Saratoga Hospital. J & S Watkins supplies French Vanilla Cheesecakes with pink icing ribbons on each slice, to signify Breast Cancer Awareness. In the Spring the icing décor became a blue circle in honor of Type 1 Diabetes, and early Summer brought slices with purple hearts on them for the local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters….

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Longfellows – So Much More Than a Restaurant!

Longfellows Restaurant, Hotel and Conference Center is nestled in the foothills of the majestic and vibrant Adirondacks. Minutes from everything worth enjoying in Saratoga, Longfellows is rich in history as well as comfort. Before remodeling created the beautiful space is it today, the buildings were part of a rural dairy farm until 1915.  With all the amenities a guest could wish for, Longfellows is so much more than just a fabulous restaurant! Sleep like royalty…

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