My wife booked a stay based on her conversation with the owner and the reviews. We arrived and had to call to have someone come let us in, this after being told that she(the owner will not be there). Her son arrived a half hour later and let us in. I asked if he would be staying the night, because he is the B&B representative. I was told yes.We returned that night and there was no one there. We woke the next morning and struck by the fact that we did not smell any coffee or breakfast. We went down to a still warming dining room. The brochure,and web site said Rate include full breakfast: coffee, teas, juice, egg variations, breakfast meats, sweet breads, and seasonal fresh fruits. What we received was a slightly lukewarm waffle, some fruit,cold syrup and lukewarm coffee. I asked for a hot cup of coffee, which I got. When I expressed my disappointment with the breakfast, I was told that they like to"switch up the breakfast". I missed that in the brochure. When my wife spoke with the owner, she was told"thank you for your feedback, but I guess my place isn't for everyone" God bless. My wife was very kind in speaking with the owner and very disappointed in the response she got back. If you stay here I hope you have a much better experience than we did, but remember if you don't I guess I guess her place just isn't for you.
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!
I found The English Garden through their website. I traveled by train and was glad to learn that it was within walking distance from the train station. The house was lovely, my room was wonderful and the breakfast delicious and plentiful. Virginia was an excellent hostess who treated you as a guest In her home instead of a stranger. This was my first stay at a B & B but will not be my last, although I will compare all of them to The English Garden. I hope to make this an annual stay and would recommend it to anyone.
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!
The location of the Mariaville Bed and Breakfast was centrally located in New York and allowed for a nice visit with my old college roommates. The three of us enjoyed Lorrie and Rick's friendly hospitality while we caught up on old times. The rooms, the house and the lake were absolutely beautiful. We took advantage of the great weather by hiking, kayaking, relaxing by the lakeside as well as sitting by a fire at night. Both mornings breakfast was a real treat and so nicely presented. Coffee, tea and snacks were available at all times. Thank you for such a great visit. Maybe in the winter I will come back with my snow shoes!
We finally used our living social voucher and made our way to Mariaville, NY. Driving up to the house in the dark is a bit eerily but in the light of the morning it was beautiful. We did not have anything planned to while we were there except to relax! That is what we did. We are definitely planning on a return trip in the fall.
This was a cute B & B. The rooms were neat and clean and Rick was a great host - very friendly, helpful and full of knowledge! Didn't see Lorrie until the last day at breakfast and we were wondering who she was since she was suddenly there with no introduction. Kitchen help was fabulous! Would have been nice if they did a turn-down service as in other B&B, rather than leaving a note to request it.
Rick was very friendly and informative. The room was nice, but the water has a bit of a sulfur smell. The first breakfast, apple cinnamon stuffed pancakes was very good. The second breakfast, rosemary potato frittata was not to my liking.
Friendly hosts, beautiful decor, delicious breakfasts and comfortable bed! Rick lit a fire in the living room fireplace for us our first night. Had place to ourselves as we were there 2 nights on a Sunday and Monday. Good recommendation for dinner and for hike to a huge beaver dam! Suggestion-Should have off-season rates as we were unable to use outdoors and lake access due to being there in December. Still, loved it and plan to go back in warmer season! Lee and Dan
Nice neat updated old home. Owners very cordial and informative. Only complaints are: unavailability of restaurants for dinner on Monday and/or Tuesday & TV (Only one in the building to service 5 rooms) needs clearer instructions to us since satellite and most folks have hard wired sets. We did enjoy the property but it would have been more fun in summer due to the proximity of the lake and the available canoe and kyack.
A most unexpected delight!!! The House, our hosts, our room, the breakfasts..., an experience and memories we'll remember and cherish. I initially had "reservations" regarding the price but they were quickly dispelled. There is fun to be found in the house... The smell of home cooked, gourmet breakfasts lures you out of your room and down the stairs to the dining room or the enclosed porch, tables set with candles lit and fresh fruit. It may be difficult to drag yourself out of an incredibly comfortable bed but you will be rewarded for your effort. Out front there are places to sit, relax and look out on the lake. We visited Howe Cavern and Hyde Hall and its covered bridge. We brought our bikes on the trip and rode a portion of the Mohawk Towpath paved trail. And do go see the beaver "lodge" You can be a voracious tourist or "veg" in a chair, it's a great place to do either!!
Having stayed in a few Bed and Breakfasts in my day, Mariaville Lake B&B was by far the nicest! The rooms were all beautiful with private baths, spacious, and very clean. Rick, the owner, was also very personable, and helpful finding local things to do. The breakfasts were also excellent- not your usual muffins, yogurt and granola. The mattresses were very good, and I could not get over how quiet the place was- on our 2nd night there were a total of 5 couples ( including Rick and his wife) and you would have thought you had the place to yourself once you were in your room. I, personally found it a bit on the pricey side if we had not been using a groupon deal, especially for the very rural location, though if there are off season rates, I would certainly consider it again for a relaxing mid winter getaway.
The Inn is a wonderful building in a super setting. Rick and Lorrie were great hosts, their dining recommendations were good as were their suggested excursions, particularly the walk to the beaver dam.
I met my sister at this B&B for a little retreat. The house was quiet, the setting beautiful and the food delicious. Round the clock coffee keeps a girl like me happy :). We stayed in the suite and found it to be both spacious and cozy. We actually spent a day crafting and the table inside was perfect. A little fridge, coffeemaker, TV all included. The futon was...a futon and worked just fine for me. The local restaurants were surprisingly yummy and nothing was too far. All in all a very pleasant experience. Would definitely return.
Our our way to Vermont from albany we had to find a place near the airport for one night and we found Mariaville lake b and b on the Internet. What a wonderful find, Rick was very hospitable and accommodating and the inn was beautiful. Best mix of vintage and modern, the latter greatly appreciated in the wonderfully redone bathroom. We stayed in the colonial room and it had a beautiful view of the lake and it was very peaceful.. Highly recommend for your first night in upstate ny. Linda
As newcomers to the B and B scene, we couldn't be happier with our experience at Mariaville Bed and Breakfast. Our hosts were gracious and knowledgable about the area. The Vinyard room was quaint, comfortable and immaculate! The food was supurb! Can't wait for another go around!
We booked a week stay at the carriage house. It was separate from the main house. It gave us privacy and relaxation that we were looking for. The carriage house was in good condition and the gas fire place was a nice touch. The views of the lake from the second floor balcony were beautiful. A good place to go and just get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city.
My girls friends and I did a long weekend away in the Hudson Valley. Our stay at the Mariaville Lake B&B was outstanding and helped to make our weekend get away an excellent weekend. Would recommend it to friends and family. Breakfast included and very good. Denise Alexander
My husband and I just spent four wonderful days at this beautiful B&B. The views from our Lakeview Room were spectacular...and breakfast was always yummy (Rick is an amazing cook!). It was nice getting to know other guests while having breakfast...then going out and spending the day exploring upstate NY. There is so much to do around Mariaville...Thousand Islands, Boldt Castle, Old Stone Fort Museum, Hyde Hall, Howe Caverns, NY State Museum (a must!), Adirondack State Park...the list goes on and on....
Great place to get away. Tons of outdoor activities, yet still a great place to relax. The owners are super friendly and welcoming. (Its totally okay to eat the flower, by the way).
My wife and I have stayed at many Bed and Breakfasts and found that this was one of our most enjoyable Bed and Breakfast weekends yet! Rick and Lorrie have put their hearts into this B&B and go out of their way to make sure that their guests are comfortable. The home has many wonderful features and the owners have paid attention to so many details that set this B&B apart from others. We enjoyed our stay enough that we would go back again and woiuld recommend it to anyone looking for a great B&B. Rick and Lorrie were very gracious and accommodating hosts. Thanks for a great weekend.
I had a fantastic stay at Mariaville B and B. Rick and Lorrie were wonderful hosts. The inn is located on a beautiful Lake and they offer canoes and kayaks. The town is so quaint and peaceful. Rick was really helpful in telling us some good spots to hike and walk and dine. A great getaway in a charming, peaceful town. I can't wait to go back!!
This was my husband & I first bed & breakfast, we were a little skeptical but after this experience we cant wait to come back. Rick is awesome and the house feels welcoming. By the end of it we both felt at home. Breakfast was delicious and the area is relaxing.