Mariaville Lake Bed & Breakfast

176 Batter Street, Mariaville, New York 12137
Innkeeper(s): Rick and Lorrie Runnels
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Now Booking for Saratoga Vacations 21 Jul 2014, 8:30 am

Saratoga in the summer! There’s no place like it!

Except Mariaville Lake Bed & Breakfast!

Let us be your home away from home away from Saratoga. We are an easy, scenic, 45 minute drive from SPAC, Saratoga Race Track, and all the cool shopping, museums and atmosphere of Saratoga Springs in the summer. We offer wonderful lakeside lodging with fantastic breakfasts, exquisite sunrises, kayaking on the lake, and, last but not least, excellent value. We don’t ramp up our prices during track season, but you can expect great service and an immaculate place to stay. Call or book online to reserve your unforgettable vacation.

Babymoon Package 17 Feb 2014, 10:56 am

Expecting a little bundle of joy? Take a week-end away before the baby arrives with our Babymoon package!

Our special Babymoon package includes the Anytime Romance Package at check in, and a private breakfast one morning of your stay for only $75! Plus receive 10% off the regular room rate for 2 romantic  nights.

Simply check Babymoon when reserving your room and you will automatically receive all the discounts.

Babymoon. A Very Special Package 17 Feb 2014, 10:46 am

Babymoons are all the rage, and with good reason. Once your little bundle of joy comes along, you’ll be sticking close to home for awhile. Your wild nights will still be wild but in a completely different way!

 

 

 

 

 

Before our first was born, Rick and I took a road trip to Vermont in our cute little maroon MGB.

 

 

 

 

 

Once our son was born, that two passenger sports car was replaced with a station wagon!

 

 

 

 

The kids are grown and we have a little fast car again, but we will never forget that special trip

 

 

 

 

We want to do the same for you.

Our special Babymoon package includes the Anytime Romance Package at check in, and a private breakfast one morning of your stay for only $75! Plus receive 10% off the regular room rate for 2 romantic  nights.

Simply check Babymoon when reserving your room at www.mariavillelakebb.com/availability and you will automatically receive all the discounts.

Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Week-end 2014! 16 Feb 2014, 10:50 am

Hey, baseball fans! Why stay in town when you can stay at Mariaville Lake?  Less than an hour away from Cooperstown, Mariaville Lake Bed & Breakfast has it all – fabulous breakfasts, comfortable rooms, lively innkeepers, and free use of kayaks and canoes on our wonderful lake.

Tickets for the Induction Ceremony on the 27th are free – you can attend the events you like, then get out of town and stay at the lake. You won’t have to fight traffic or crowds to get a bite to eat and the vibe here on the lake is chill.

Now providing lodging for Baseball Hall of fame 2014 Induction Week-end July 25-28, 2014. We’re sure to fill up fast, so don’t delay. Most of the places in Cooperstown are already filled. 

Click on availability to reserve your room!

Ice Fishing Tourneys 24 Jan 2014, 11:57 am

It’s time for ice fishing and romance!
Who says ice fishing isn’t romantic? It’s the best of both worlds for couples. One of you can fish for a few hours while the other reads by a cozy fire or snowshoes or indulges in an in-room massage. Order the romance package with roses and chocolate and life just got better! She will feel pampered and you can fish knowing you already caught the one you wanted.
At the end of the day, watch the sunset over the frozen lake and then enjoy fresh modern cuisine at Mio Vino or another of our fine local restaurants.
If it’s a clear night, the stars are spectacular and the moon shining over the lake is awesome. And then it’s back in for a romantic evening by the fire.

We are open during the ice fishing contests, but ask for two nights. Our rates are pretty low this time of year, so treat yourself!

Ice Fishing Tournaments!

Saturday, January 25 – one day contest 7am-2pm

Saturday/Sunday February 8 and 9. 7am-2pm Plenty of time to catch the big one.

Sunday, February 23 7am-2pm Youth Fishing Derby-this contest is for kids!

$10.00 per day Entry Fee. 100% Cash Payback! Cash prizes for the 3 biggest pickerels and the 3 biggest perch. Last year’s payout was over a thousand bucks!
Call Mariaville Lakeside Store for more information. 518-864-7777.

When you’re ready for lunch, you can call in your order to the store and get free delivery anywhere on the lake. You won’t have to leave your spot!

 

Great Wall Street Journal article about B&Bs 2 Dec 2013, 8:19 am

B & B’s are not like your Aunt’s house anymore. We’re hip, we’re upscale. We’re an experience not just lodging. Read the Wall Street Journal Article.

A New Crop of Bed and Breakfasts

I decided to make an apple pie 3 Nov 2013, 11:40 am

I decided to make some apple pies.

New York state is a major producer of apples, and many folks have apple trees in their front yards the way Californians have lemons and pomegranate.  When Katlin from California visited a few weeks ago, she seemed to be testing  the theory – a couple of apples a day keeps the doctor away.”  In truth, we have all been astounded and thrilled at the abundance of apples our tree has yielded.

I decided to make two apple pies today and freeze them. My mom always used Fannie Farmer recipes. You don’t hear much about Fannie Farmer-Julia Child is all the rage.  Fannie is pretty much plain old fashioned cooking and I decided to trust her recipe.

Years ago I bought an apple peeler I hardly ever use. Today, however, I wanted some help with peeling 12 large apples.  It worked pretty well and wasn’t that hard to clean.

Apple peeler-fun to use!

Then I used my apple corer to core and split them. Slice them pretty thin so they cook along with the pie dough and let them sit in a mixture of  11/2 cup of sugar (I used mostly brown but you don’t have to), 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg ,1/2 tsp. cloves and ginger each. Salt to taste, and lastly, 2 tbsp. whole wheat, almond, or whatever kind of flour you want. My friend Ellen told me to let them sit so the natural juices of the apple begin to come out. At the last minute I added 3 tbsp. of lemon juice and a splash of real maple syrup, but it was my creative mind that decided that.  I hope it will taste good.

Another fun gadget cores them and splits them.

 

Juicy apples soaking in lemon juice, spices, and sugar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now on to the pie crust. With the help of my sister Michelle my 92 year old father decided to learn to make pie crust. He does a pretty good job of cooking although he didn’t learn until he was at least in his early 80′s. I, however,apologetically use store bought pie crusts.

Yup, store bought pie crusts.

Nothing fancy….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dots of 2 tbsp. butter for each pie

Slice fancy Vents in the the pie.

So let’s dump the apples in, shall we?

And pop the top crust on. Slice some vents in there to let steam escape. I made mine snowflakes. I’ll freeze these and take one out on a cold, blustery night and think of Fall and the amazing abundance of apples.

If you want to bake them right away, bake 10 minutes at 425, then lower the heat to 350 and bake 30-40 minutes until apples are tender and crust is browned.

What’s Going on Around Here? 3 Oct 2013, 6:23 am

LOCAL HAPPENINGS

 

Snow is falling, rates are falling, and I’m falling in love with winter…my apple tree has yielded the biggest, reddest apples ever, and I’m whipping up yummy apple dishes for breakfast. I’ve got a fire going for you in the living room, and a list of local events for you to enjoy. Plus, we’ve discovered an amazing new restaurant for you to try. No stress here, just good conversation, good food, and good times.

December

Throughout December – Drive through holiday light show – Amsterdam, NY

12th Annual drive through light show on a paved road through an urban forest in the middle of Amsterdam adorned with hundreds of trees and shrubs wrapped with lights, illuminated arches, homemade wooden displays from 3′ to 8′ high, illuminated deer, band members dressed in costumes, and Santa and Mrs. Claus.

154 Brookside Ave
Amsterdam, Central New York, NY, 12010
 518-843-3052

Thursday, December 5, 7:30pm -  Trans Siberian Orchestra,
Times Union Center

Thursday, December 5, 7:30pm -  Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker,
Palace Theater

December 12-15 – Melodies of Christmas

Proctors

Sunday, December 15, 7:30pm -  Wooten Brothers,
the egg

Monday, December 30, 7:30 pm –   moe,
Palace Theater

 

 

 

Do you know where your food comes from? 16 Mar 2013, 3:42 pm

Farm to Table B&Bs 

We are honored and excited to be a part of Frank Barrie’s blog on knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom.com, “Promoting local and sustainable agriculture that cares for people, animals, land, and water.” Please have a look!

 

What a Discovery! 10 Sep 2012, 6:44 am

We have stumbled upon an amazing find less than an hour away! Sometimes when we don’t have any check-ins, we take the Miata on a day trip.  This time we cruised down Route 20 and took in some of the cool sights of the area. The highlight for us was Hyde Hall. Overlooking Lake Ostego (commonly called Glimmerglass), this 55 room limestone mansion built in the 1800′s was fascinating. It is in the process of restoration, which is more interesting than a mansion all finished and pretty.  The hour tour was too short, really…we would have like to poked around a bit more. The tour guide had to keep an eye on Rick because he was wandering down hallways that were not part of the tour.

After that we walked around Cooperstown and then had dinner at the Blue Mingo Cafe. Great food right on the water.

We didn’t have time to visit the Farmer’s Museum, the Fenimore Art Museum, the Baseball Hall of Fame, or the interesting shops in Cooperstown.

I think the great thing about Mariaville Lake B&B is our location. We may not be in a resort town, but there are so many road trips you could take and come back to the peace and quiet at the end of the day. September is a particularly beautiful time to visit, and we do have rooms open here and there. Give us a call and we’ll help you plan your trip.