Mariaville Lake Bed and Breakfast

176 Batter St , Mariaville, NY 12137 USA (Show map)
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Super clean, comfortable rooms 3 course breakfast featuring local products Great swimming and fishing Free use of kayaks and canoe Why stay in town when you can stay at the lake? 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 Schenectady,and near Albany and Saratoga, Mariaville Lake is just a 2 ½ hour drive from New York City. We are on the lake with a private dock and free use of kayaks and canoe.Absolutely THE place to stay when visiting the Capital Region. Great biking. Lakeside lodging at its best, Mariaville Lake B & B is casual yet elegant, laid back yet with an amazing attention to detail. Each immaculate bedroom has a view of the lake. Take advantage of an in-room massage, offered by a local licensed Massage Therapist. 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 and a full candlelight breakfast. Mariaville Lake Bed & Breakfast offers the business traveler comfortable accommodations in Schenectady County but out of the city. Free wireless internet and DirecTV. Discover Mariaville Lake Bed & Breakfast - unique Schenectady lodging at an independent inn with a great vibe.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Hidden gem

5 on August 30, 2016

I took my husband for our 27th wedding anniversary we could not have picked a better place. Rick and Lorrie the owners are wonderful I could rest and relax my husband was able to fish, they have everything you. You need a quiet get away from everyday life this is the place to go. Enjoy a hidden gem for sure

Feels like home!

5 on December 07, 2015

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

Stop searching!

4.8 on December 06, 2015

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!

Fantastic Experience

4.8 on September 10, 2015

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.

Great experience

5 on June 08, 2015

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.

Charming B & B, welcoming hosts

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!

Perfectly quiet cottage

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)

Fabulous Place for a Reunion!

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

Highly Recommended

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.

Best Breakfast in New York State!

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!

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Rooms & Rates

Colonial Room

Colonial Room 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 summer porch has a colonial feel that is light filled and comfortable. Wall to wall carpeting, air conditioning, desk, and a spacious private tiled bathroom with shower make quiet, convenient accommodations for the business traveler or the work weary vacationer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


The Country Room is done in lemon and fern with lots of light. Our most spacious room has a view of the lake and overlooks our lawns. This private, inviting room features a queen bed, antique mahogany twin bed, sitting area with satellite TV, and mini fridge. Private tiled bath with shower. Maximum Occupancy: 3.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Lake Cottage

This cute 1000 square foot cottage has been completely renovated and is now available. An open floor plan with living room, kitchen, and dining area gives views of the lake. It boasts brand new carpeting, tongue and groove pine paneling, new kitchen cabinets, dishwasher and electric range. A gas fireplace makes the place nice and toasty. Enjoy DirectTV, DVD player and CD player. Although we don’t serve breakfast in the inn for this stay, the cottage includes a stocked fridge with breakfast items to get you through 2-3 days. The master Adirondack style bedroom with queen bed has knotty pine tongue and groove cathedral ceilings, pale peach walls, and Berber rug that looks and feels like walking in autumn. The second bedroom can be used as a sitting room with a comfortable futon and one twin bed. The futon folds down to a full bed when needed. We’ll make the bed before you arrive. The shared bathroom is tongue and groove with a great shower and tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin


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 private full bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double


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 private bathroom with shower, and a sitting area. The old paneled door with a skeleton key adds to its charm.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


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 private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Fantastic Fishing, Visit Howe Caverns, Catch a performance at Proctors Theater. 1/2 mile from Indian Lookout Country Club. Great biking, motorcycles, sports cars, Countryside, Lakefront, Waterview


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Howe Caverns, Albany, Saratoga, Proctors Theater, Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, Thacher Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Private entrance, 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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of one night or 50% deposit required by credit card or check depending on length of stay.
  • Cancellations: Deposit is required by credit card or check in advance in your stay and will be refunded minus a $25 cancellation fee if cancellation is received more than 14 days in advance of your stay. If not, deposit will be refunded only if the room is rebooked. On holiday and festival week-ends there will be a 2 night minimum and no refund in the event of cancellation.



Rick and Lorrie Runnels

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About the innkeepers

Rick and Lorrie enjoy making your stay as comfortable as possible. Lorrie works part time for the county library system, is an avid reader and practices yoga. Rick is a pilot who is passionate about music and loves to drum. Both love to ramble around in the woods.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Sun porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian Vegan, Gluten Free

Signature Dish

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.


Special Package

Girlfriends' Getaways

Life is so fast paced we often don't get enough face to face time with the important women in our lives. We'd like to offer an opportunity for an amazing week-end to reconnect with your friends. Reserve the Lakeview, Vineyard, and Country Room for a girlfriend's week-end and receive the Colonial Room at 50% off. Two night minimum. During your week-end you can go kayaking, go antiquing, or just enjoy conversation in front of the fire. End your afternoon with a Swedish Deep Tissue Massage by our New York State Licensed Massage Therapist.

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