Friends of ours invited us for a long weekend away at the Mariaville Lake Bed & Breakfast as they had stayed there before and enjoy their stay. We arrived early afternoon to find Rick relaxing on the front lawn in a chair and reading a book. We would be doing a lot of this ourselves as the weekend progressed. Rick greeted us with great cheer and took us on a grand tour of the B&B.
Our room was the suite and we made use of the fridge, microwave and the private lounge area to watch a movie. The suite can sleep 4 people (2 adult and 2 kids) with a queen bed and a pull out futon bed. The beds were ok and comfortable to sleep on. The bedding and towels were very nice. The B&B is situated in an area were the well water does have some sulphur in it does if the white towels look a little discoloured, do not worry it is not dirt but the result of hard water. Rick and his staff keep the B&B in extremely clean and well maintained condition.
The B&B is situated across from a lake that is separated by local road. This is not overly busy so it almost feels like you are right on top of the lake. There is a canoe and kayak available for guest use but we did not use, as that would have been too much like work to be paddling!!! We did enjoy the dock and swimming in the lake on a couple of days there. We also made use of the fire pit in the evening. Rick and Lorie joined us as we enjoyed an adult beverage as well as the lovely evening air. We were also treated one night to a fireworks display that was truly amazing. Rick said he ordered it especially for us, lol.
Rick and Lorie took a lot of time to tell us about the history of the B&B and the area. They were also a great resource of things to do and where to pick up items we needed during our stay. They also have a number of discount coupons that can be used at local businesses so do not be shy and ask for them. There is a store/take-out at the end of the driveway to the B&B that carries basic items and hot food. Do not let the appearance of the store fool you the food it actually very good. Oh and the beer is very cold.
We had an amazingly relaxing time at the B&B, which was greatly needed after a crazy few months. We enjoyed our stay so much, that we are planning to return around the same time again next year. Thank you Rick and Lorie for making our stay so enjoyable.
Duane and Renee
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mariaville Lake B&B is not just lodging-it's an experience! Stay in a federal home with five unique guest rooms, all with queen beds, private bath and view of the lake. Your innkeepers are professional, fun, and funky. Breakfast is fresh, local, and yummy. Most of the rooms have hardwood floors and original moldings. There are two marble fireplaces. The Lakeview and Vineyard Room are located in the oldest part of the house and open with skeleton keys. The Colonial Room occupies the former upstairs porch and the The Suite has a living room with morning bar, bedroom, and full bath. Why stay in town when you can stay at the lake? ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mariaville Lake Hotel Duanesburg
- Mariaville Lake Bed And Breakfast