Mariaville Lake Bed and Breakfast - Mariaville Lake

$199 for a Two-Night Stay at Mariaville Lake Bed and Breakfast in New York (Up to $490 Value)

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Historical Inn with Glass-Enclosed Porch Overlooking Lake

In the 19th century, some of the Northeast's industrial pioneers— including Silas March, an entrepreneur and New York state assemblyman—spent their idle days in a clapboard estate built along the shores of Mariaville. In 2003, husband-and-wife innkeepers Rick and Lorrie Runnels purchased this historical home and dubbed it the Mariaville Lake Bed and Breakfast. Since then, they've made extensive renovations while managing to preserve the building's casual, Federal-style elegance; it still has its original moldings, wood-burning fireplaces, and hardwood floors in some of the guest rooms.

The building is tucked into a woodsy area along the private, 200-acre Mariaville Lake, and it's a prime spot to get in some fishing and swimming. The B&B also owns two kayaks, one canoe, and one rowboat, which are all available for guests. Or feel free to take a stroll through the wealth of hiking trails that crisscross the property; one in particular leads to a beaver dam. In summer and fall, you can tell ghost stories and dry your laundry over a crackling bonfire in the evening.

The inn's five guest rooms are individually decorated, but all look out to Mariaville Lake. You have to use an old-fashioned skeleton key to get into the Vineyard and Lakeview rooms, as they are located in the original part of the house.

Come morning, the innkeepers serve a breakfast by candlelight in the formal dining room or on the glass-enclosed porch. The chefs prepare a different hot entree each morning, such as banana-stuffed french toast, veggie frittatas, or puffed apple pancakes. You can typically find house-made pastries, fresh juices, yogurt, fresh fruit, coffee, and tea.

Mariaville, New York: Small Town on the Shores of Mariaville Lake

Mariaville is part of the 18th century town of Duanesburg, located about 30 miles west of Albany. Thanks to its location along the 200-acre Mariaville Lake, the town became a resort community in the 1920s. Not a whole lot has changed since then; there's still only one traffic light in the city to date, and every high-school class is taught by the mayor.

The town of Schenectady offers a dose of culture fewer than 15 miles east. Aside from shopping and restaurants, you can find the historical Proctors Theater, which opened as a vaudeville venue in the early 20th century but sank into disrepair by the late 1970s. A group of concerned citizens rallied to restore the theater, which now hosts regular performances of ballets, musicals, comedians, and concerts.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • $199 for a two-night stay for two in the Lakeview room, Vineyard room, Country room, or The Suite with daily breakfast
  • Unlimited kayak, canoe, or rowboat use
  • Wine tasting for two
  • Half-pint of locally made maple syrup

Book by: 7/15/12
Travel by: 12/31/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Private lake with dock
  • Two kayaks, one canoe, and one rowboat
  • Fishing available
  • Onsite hiking trails
  • Massages available

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 7/15/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/31/12
  • Not valid 6/21-6/23 or 7/8-7/15
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Subject to availability
  • Cancellations 14 days or more in advance subject to $25 fee; cancellations less than 14 days in advance subject to fee up to Groupon price
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 13.5% tax not included
  • Limited availability on weekends.

Other Details

Room Details

Vineyard and Lakeview Rooms

  • One queen-size bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Country Room and Suite

  • One queen-size bed each; the Country room also has a twin, and the suite also has a full futon
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 in the Country room; 4 in the suite
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each guest 18 or older; $15 per night for each guest 17 or younger
  • Sitting area with satellite TV
  • Mini fridge

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $25 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

  • $199 for a two-night stay for two in the Lakeview room, Vineyard room, Country room, or The Suite with daily breakfast (up to a $458 value)
  • Unlimited kayak, canoe, or rowboat rentals (a $15 value)
  • Wine tasting for two (a $10 value)
  • Half-pint of locally made maple syrup (a $7 value)

    Total value: up to $490

Getting There

  • By plane: 23 miles from Albany International Airport (ALB)
  • By cab: about $57 from ALB
  • By car: about 27 miles west of Albany

Traveler's Tips

  • Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. in the formal dining room or on the covered porch.
  • Call ahead to notify the innkeepers of dietary restrictions or food allergies.

Customer Reviews

(58 ratings)

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Leigh A. ·

September 19, 2012
A fantastic first B@B experience! Our hosts were so accomodating and yet respected our privacy. Our room was beautiful and SPOTLESS! Breakfast was A-1! Will definitely refer friends and family


Faith O. ·

July 31, 2012
Everything was great! Very clean and the breakfast was delicious.


Linda R. ·

November 20, 2013
We stayed in the separate cottage. It was very cozy and the kitchen was nicely stocked for breakfast.
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