Monthly Archives: October 2013

Babymoon: A Special Package

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! It’s a great time to consider having a little get-away. Pamper yourselves and enjoy the solitude of it being just the two of you.   Before our first child was born, Rick and I took a road trip to Vermont in our cute little maroon MGB. We had a lovely weekend in June just spending time together and enjoying the scenery.     ...
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Holidays, Holidays … the good, the bad and the ugly.

Many people spend the holidays with family – if you are fortunate enough to have the time and money to travel, or live close enough to pop in. For many families, holidays are a big to-do with a lot of time and money spent on the festivities. For others, it’s a more low-key event. Either way, the whole ordeal can be just that: an ordeal. Don’t get me wrong, I love my family and consider myself extremely lucky to have wound up with the one I did, and we all love visiting each other. However, I know for many –...
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Cozy Fall Breakfast Recipies

This time of year always makes me start craving warm, gooey, softly spiced foods. Mariaville Lake B&B knows a thing or two when it comes to delicious recipes, and also seasonal foods. We make a huge effort here to source local ingredients – not because it’s trendy, but because Lorrie has always worked that way. Many of the herbs used come straight from the grounds, picked just moments before being served and the eggs are fresh from a farm down the road. Here are a couple of our favorite fall recipes for you to try! Puffed Apple Pancake Serves Four. ½...
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Waking Up Is Hard To Do!

Autumn is a wonderful time of year. It’s cooled off a little bit you’re not sweating an hour into the day and the colors are vibrant. I waxed poetic about fall last week so I’ll spare you this time. Let’s talk about one of the drawbacks. The dark. It’s darker in the morning which makes it harder to get up. B&B owners know a thing or two about waking up early. Some people are morning people, some are not; however, I don’t believe that it’s something you can’t change, or at least it isn’t something that can’t be improved upon....
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Autumn is the best!

Summer is wonderful. It’s warm, it’s bright, it reminds you life is worth living. There are outdoor fairs, festivals and music concerts. And swimming and ice cream and fresh produce. I’m always a little sad when it comes to a close – but Autumn makes is a little easier. The quality of light changes, the colors grow deep and rich. The weather is not as stifling – and you aren’t shoveling snow yet. There are so many reasons to love the fall and here are just a few! Pumpkin Patches and Orchards As the air turns crisp and cool, there...
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Thatcher Park – Helderberg Escarpment

One of my favorite places in the area to visit and hike  is Thacher Park. The stunning Helderberg Escarpment is one of the most fossil rich formations in the US (can you believe that?). You can see the Green Mountains in Vermont from the top, as well as panoramic views of the lower lands.     The main trail is the Indian Ladder Trail. The name came into use because the Iroquois used this path to reach Henry Hudson’s trading post. As you can see from this picture, there were rudimentary ladders put into place to get up the cliff face. I think that would be awfully...
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Indian Summer | Maraville Lake B&B

The transition between Summer and Autumn is always an interesting one. Part of you is still up for the long days of summer with hot hikes and cool pools, and part of you is craving the days when you cozy up on the couch in a big sweater with a good book. The greenery on hikes is gorgeous – but fall foliage can be so striking! This time of year, the cool misty mornings that give away to still hot sunny afternoons can cause what-to-wear problems for fashionistas, farmers and hikers alike (the answer of course is layering). It can also be a...
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Fall Car Show in Mariaville Lake

One of the last car shows for the season in the Capital Region is right here in Mariaville. This year it is Saturday, October 1st, 9am-2pm and is not to be missed! You don’t have to be a car enthusiast, or know a lot about cars to enjoy this event. It’s fun just to see the variety, all the colors and designs, and especially, for me anyway, the vintage cars. I particularly enjoying peering into them, imagining what sort of person drove it, where they went, what they wore, how they felt. That is one of my favorite things about antiques,...
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Coooooome ooon 7s! Schenectady Casino

If you are a local, by now you’ve heard about the new Rivers Casino being built in Schenectady. It will be located at 301 Nott St, Schenectady, NY 12305,  less than 25 minutes from Mariaville Lke B&B. By the Mohawk River, the Casino is already accepting job applications. Fancy yourself a mean black jack dealer? Go for it! That is one positive impact the Casino will have on the area – the creation of jobs. Plus it’s another reason to choose Schenectady County as your vacation destination. Ah, casinos. The whirl of the roulette wheel, the ringing bells, the flashing lights,...
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White Water Rafting |Mariaville Lake B&B

If you like roller-coasters or water slides or nature or general fun, you should definitely think about going on a rafting trip. I went on my first one last weekend and I was definitely anxious about it but it was such a blast! Depending on the river, you could go through some serious rapids or just have a couple of fun ones, and also some flat spots where you can relax and enjoy the scenery. It’s also a fantastic upper body workout and you could totally keep your abs tight to work on your six pack… but, yeah, I didn’t really...
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The Area

Upstate New York's Capital Region offers something for everyone, and we are in the heart of it all. Rich in history and natural beauty, there are activities and experiences in every season.


The Area

Restaurants

The Capital Region boasts several great restaurants for whatever your palate and purse. We have eaten at every one on our recommended list, and all meet our standards for food, service, and atmosphere. Many offer discounts for guests.


Restaurants

Policies

A quick look at our policies:

  • Check in is between 4pm and 6pm unless other arrangements have been made.
  • Check out is at 11am
  • Some weekends have a minimum stay
  • We have a 14 day cancellation policy
  • Sorry, no pets


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