I have stayed for the past 10 years in mid June. It has become one my happy places. Rick and Lorrie are wonderful people and excellent hosts. I give them my highest recommendation. I will be staying here for years to come. Hal
If you need a B&B in this area, look no further, you found the prize! We have stayed here a few times over the years when we are in the area or passing through. The innkeepers are friendly, warm and have a 6th sense. They are always there when you need something but never in the way or in you face. The rooms are clean, clean, clean and the breakfast is always more than you could ask for. The price is an excellent value and the setting very serene. I can't recommend this place enough!
We were coming from a wedding downstate and were running about an hour late from check-in. We made the courtesy call to Rick to let him know we were late and he graciously removed any urgency, telling us to take our time. We arrived at the B&B and found it just like the photographs. Rick and Lorrie welcomed us, gave us a quick, but complete tour and reviewed all we needed to know. We settled into our room, the suite, and ordered some snack take-out food from the corner convenience stroke/deli. We walked out to the lakeside dock and enjoyed the most fantastic evening watching the lights across the lake and enjoying a perfect star-lit summer night. We retired to our room and had a fantastic stay. The bed was comfortable and the room was cozy and welcoming. The setting is nice and quiet, private and relaxing. We woke to the aroma of cooking bacon. Breakfast was absolutely incredible! The table was set and ready for us with a beautifully arranged plate of fresh fruit, cherry bread, coffee and juice. The main course was an egg strata, with a side of bacon and a toasted muffin. It was absolutely delicious! Another couple told us they took a morning walk to the end of the lake where there is a cemetery. The area is quite beautiful in a natural way. The house is impeccably clean and Rick and Lorrie are wonderful hosts. Friendly and welcoming yet respectful of your privacy. Absolutely a highlight of our weekend and I would highly recommend the Mariaville Lake Bed and Breakfast to anyone looking for a wonderful stay, great food and a lakeside setting.
Just spent the weekend and could not have asked for more. Rick and Lorrie opened their home to us and could not be more accommodating. The rooms were clean and attention was paid to every detail. They are gracious hosts and work hard to create a very pleasant experience for their guests. Thank you for your hospitality. Keep doing what you do.
We loved staying at Rick and Lorrie's bed and breakfast from July 20-22. They were probably the most congenial hosts we've ever had--very welcoming, friendly, helpful, yet respectful of our privacy. I loved the smell, look, and feel of the old house, including the quaint steps leading upstairs, which were green and painted with cityscapes. Our room (the Lakeview room) was beautiful with wonderful views of the lake, as advertised. Breakfasts, made by Lorrie, were delicious, inventive, and featured fresh herbs from her garden and edible flowers. The inn's private dock overlooking Mariaville Lake was is a great place to sit and have a meditative morning before you begin your day--much tranquility and peace there. We also had a great dinner in Schenectady at Aperitivo, which the hosts recommended--it's "high end" but delicious and worth the price. Lastly, we brought our bikes, and Rick very kindly accommodated us by letting us store them in his shed. We highly recommend this B&B and will definitely consider coming back!
My husband, son and I stayed at the cottage for a long weekend while we collected our daughter from a camp at Union college. It was a quick commute and a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of a city. The lake is located across a street but hardly a car went by even on the weekend. And to our utmost surprise the lake is quiet with little jet ski or motor boat noise. The cottage was perfect for our family of 4 and we even had 2 friends stay at the main house but join us for a picnic dinner and camp fire.Rick was friendly and available to answer our every question. We took his advice and did both the waterfall hike and beaver damn walk. Both wonderful.He also stocked our fridge with organic goodies to start our day. Very welcome after a long drive up from northern virginia. Thank you Rick and have a great end of summer! The Dietrich's (July 2014)
A year ago August my family spent time at this wonderful Bed and Breakfast to celebrate Life and gather the 4 generations coming from 6 states! It was a great reunion with superb rooms each so special in their unique way and excellent food and service by our "hosts superior" ! The cottage worked beautifully for the youngest family with 3 little ones and we even had our 91 year old MOM climbing the stairs and enjoying herself immensely. From the outdoor activities to the indoor birthday party around the big dining room table and board games, our 4 days were perfect! My grandson even caught his 1st fish! Thank you again, Rick and Lorrie for giving us this opportunity to find the "perfect place"! Cindy
Perfect balance of accommodating our dietary and other requests while leaving us privacy. Both Rick and Lorrie are good listeners. Breakfast was delicious. No negatives at all during our 3 night stay June 2014.
My partner and I had a great stay at Mariaville Lake Bed and Breakfast! Rick and Lorrie were warm and welcoming and really made us feel at home. We stayed in the Vineyard room, which has a lovely view of the lake and a very comfortable bed. The home is lovely. It dates back to the 1850's and has gorgeous period details, yet is so comfortable that we spent hours simply sitting by the fire and reading in the downstairs parlor. Last but not least, Lorrie's cooking is out of this world good, and both she and Rick were very responsive to our food preferences--when you go, make sure to ask Lorrie for her gluten-free pancakes with apples for breakfast!
A last road trip with my pregnant daughter. This was an amazing way to spend our time together. Service was excellent and cheerful, we felt completely at home, and we enjoyed every minute of our breakfasts. This wonderful old house will see me again!