Welcome to Mariaville Lake Bed & Breakfast, a 5 guestroom Upstate New York Inn with a great vibe. Just minutes from I-88 and I-90 and near Schenectady, Albany and Saratoga, Mariaville Lake is just a 2 ½ hour drive from New York City. Stroll around our grounds, relax on a covered swing, or check out the lake from our private dock, complete with full use of kayaks and a canoe. Acres of nearby wooded trails offer hiking, and the view of the night sky is incomparable. Lakeside lodging at its best, Mariaville Lake B & B is casual yet elegant, laid back yet with an amazing attention to detail. According to our guests, our 5 guestrooms are immaculate, comfortable, and beautifully furnished. Each bedroom has a view of the lake. Take advantage of an in-room massage, offered – with advance notice – by a local licensed Massage Therapist. Spacious common rooms are exclusively for our guests. Our glassed-in porch embraces the lake and sky even in inclement weather. Spend evenings by the fire year round - in summer and fall at the fire pit by the lake and in the winter and spring by our wood-burning fireplaces. Your innkeepers Rick and Lorrie provide warm, attentive hospitality, informed suggestions for the area –which is rich in history - and a full candlelight breakfast. The nightlife of Albany is just a half hour away. Mariaville Lake Bed & Breakfast offers the business traveler comfortable accommodations in Schenectady County but out of the city. Free wireless internet is also provided. Discover Mariaville Lake Bed & Breakfast - unique Schenectady lodging at an independent inn with a great vibe.
Our most romantic room, the Vineyard is soothing in lavender, white, silver and green. Located in the original part of the house with hardwood floors, queen sized bed, antique mahogany desk and a skeleton key for the door, its a step into the simple luxury of the past. Two large windows facing east, with filmy white window treatments accented with a grapevine afford a wonderful view of the lake. As the shadows lengthen, the room has an intimate atmosphere, and a unique rounded wall adds to its pure beauty. The room is air conditioned. Full bath with shower.
This inviting room, located in the older, front part of the house is decorated in the Federal style with casual elegance. Four large windows look out on Mariaville Lake and catch the morning sun. This air conditioned room features an antique mahogany queen sized bed, marble fireplace, large tiled bathroom with shower, and a sitting area. The old paneled door with a skeleton key adds to its charm.
Done in colonial blue, antique white, and paneling, the Colonial Room has a queen bed and views of the lake and backyard. Decorated in toile and plaid this former porch has a colonial feel that is light filled and comfortable. Wall to wall carpeting, air conditioning, desk, and a spacious tiled bathroom with shower make quiet, convenient accommodations for the business traveler or the work weary vacationer. (A third person is $15 for children under 18, $25 for adults.)
Our two room Suite is located in the back of the house with a private entrance and private parking. It's bathed in shades of ocean blue with wall to wall carpeting and cathedral ceilings. The living area features a full sized futon, satellite TV, mini fridge, sink, and coffee maker. The bedroom has a queen bed and an adjoining full bath. Perfect for two couples or a family of four. (A third person is $15 for children under 18, $25 for adults.)
The Country Room is done in lemon and fern with lots of light. Our most spacious room, it overlooks our lawns and has a very private feel. This inviting room features a queen bed, twin bed, direct TV, and mini fridge. Full bath with shower. an additional twin bed makes it perfect for a girlfriend's week-end or traveling with a child.($25 for third adult or $15 for child under 18)
Our Lake Cottage offers all the modern conveniences but still gives you that wonderful upstate New York lakeside experience. Full kitchen, living room with DirectTV, free WI-Fi, gas fireplace, air conditioning, and full bath with shower. Two bedrooms, balcony with views and convenient parking. Maximum occupancy 6, visit our website for more details. TWO NIGHT MINIMUM
5 on August 04, 2014
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!
5 on July 30, 2014
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)
5 on July 12, 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
4.8 on June 28, 2014
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.
5 on November 15, 2013
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!
4.8 on June 15, 2013
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!
5 on May 04, 2013
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!
4.2 on April 14, 2013
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.
3.4 on January 04, 2013
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.
Thank you for your stay! Lorrie is the branch manager at our local library so she isn’t always around to chat with guests. As innkeepers, we value your privacy and make it our policy never to enter a guest room unless requested. Thank you, we too love our kitchen help!
3.4 on December 12, 2012
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.
Thank you for your review. There is a slight sulfur smell in our water. We are in the country and have a well. Upstate NY is known for its sulfur baths (Saratoga Springs, Richfield Springs). We find that people coming from city water notice it more, although they don’t smell the chlorine in their own water. Although our Rosemary Potato Frittata is a favorite among guests we would have been happy to offer you another selection had we known.
Fantastic Fishing, Visit Howe Caverns, Catch a performance at Proctors Theater, Experience a massive Beaver Dam, Ice fish and snowmobile in winter, 1/2 mile from Indian Lookout Country Club, Countryside, Lakeside, Village
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County)
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Howe Caverns, Albany, Saratoga, Proctors Theater, Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, Thacher Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, University
Bed and Breakfast
Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , High speed wireless internet, Deli within walking distance, Campfires in summer and fall, Guest refrigerator, Coffee and tea always available, horseshoes
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Rick and Lorrie Runnels
Rick and Lorrie enjoy working on the house and making your stay as comfortable as possible. Lorrie works part time for the county library system, is an avid reader and practices yoga. Rick, a former pilot is passionate about music and loves to drum. Both love to ramble around in the woods.
Vegetarian , Vegan, Gluten Free
Lemon ricotta pancakes
Breakfast is an unrushed event, served in our formal dining room or on our three season glassed in porch. Whenever possible we purchase local or organic ingredients and are always happy to accommodate a gluten, vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.