Semi Staycation at Mariaville Lake B&B

Summer is upon us! Of course, with summer comes heat. With that, pavement smolders, the air gets thick and the city seems claustrophobic. People are beginning to plan their vacations (read: escapes) to simple or extravagant locations. But what if you don’t have the money or that extremely valuable commodity: the time. Still, maybe you’ve had a hard week and need to get away for a bit to re-charge. Really, sometimes a weekend away is all you need. But you don’t want to fight traffic and spend most of that time driving to a location. At the same time, a “staycation” may not be enough. So consider this: a “semi staycation”.

5-13-16 How the sun set Mariaville Lake B&B 5 E2

You could drive just 30 minutes (or a couple hours if you can) and head up to the country and come see us! Swim, or just float in Mariaville Lake, breathe some fresh air and hang out where the temperature seems to always be about 10 degrees cooler. So what if you already have dinner plans with someone in town? The B&B is only 20 minutes from downtown Schenectady with great dining like The Van Dyke, Mexican Radio. But, wait, there’s more!

Jay Street near Mariaville Lake B&B

Also just a 20 minute drive away is Proctor’s Theatre and some great shopping. Proctor’s showcases everything from off-Broadway traveling companies, dance performances, music concerts and comedians. Don’t forget to check out Jay Street, a pedestrian only street with plenty of boutique stores, antique stores and great cafes.

Plotter Kill Falls near Mariaville Lake B&B

However, since you may be wanting to get out of the city, there are plenty of outdoor activities too! The Plotter Kill Preserve is not even 10 minutes away. It boasts 632 acres with lots of trails and a great waterfall! It is a gem of the capital region, and not usually too crowded. Rick also can take you on an information filled walk to the beaver pond, located under a mile away from the B&B. He also does guided night-walks (but prepared for him to mess with you)!

Lake Cottage - Mariaville Lake B&B

So go ahead get away just for a little bit. Use those fresh towels and sheets and let somebody else worry about doing the laundry. Let someone else worry about making breakfast. Even the rigmarole of everyday simple tasks like having to make coffee in the morning, are things you don’t have to worry about when you stay at  Mariaville Lake Bed and Breakfast. Pack light, bring your swimsuit and your hiking shoes.

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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


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.



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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