Huge thanks to Adam Pollock and BlackBook for the shout-out!
"By the time we got to Saratoga Springs we were ready to break out the rust-colored scarf and down a few spiced ciders. We’d discovered a couple of chic/boutique roadside motels/lodges from Bluebird by Lark, and checked in at the Spa City Motor Lodge in Saratoga for a night. Once a run of the mill motel, with courtyard pool, it now exudes a bit of hipster cred, with a friendly millennial staff, cold craft brew on tap, and charming décor, located right on the main drag (Broadway). We headed straight out to hit up the town’s plethora of independent shops (essential oils at Menges & Curtis Apothecary, artisan home goods at Collective 131, the Lyrical Ballad Bookstore), as well as Caffé Lena, the longest running coffee venue in the country, where Bob Dylan played in 1961. Dinner at the surprisingly epicurean Mexican restaurant Cantina meant crispy, spicy Brussels sprouts and delicious fish tacos."