History of Mariaville Lake Bed & Breakfast

Mariaville is one of Schenectady County’s best-kept secrets. This tiny hamlet of about 710 people is part of the town of Duanesburg, founded by James Duane in the 1700’s, and named after his eldest daughter Maria. (pronounced Mariah) We’re about 45 minutes south of Saratoga and 30 minutes west of Albany. It was a resort community in the 1920’s and we believe it is experiencing a renaissance.

The area still retains much of its former layout. Mariaville Lake Bed and Breakfast is a federal style home of historical significance right on the lake. Built circa 1830 by Silas Marsh and improved upon by James Lasher, the home has seen a few additions and upgrades but still has the same charm.

Both Marsh and Lasher were earlier settlers and industrial pioneers in Mariaville. Marsh operated many businesses in Mariaville, including a gristmill, saw mill, store, and a trip hammer for making axes. He was a Schenectady County Clerk as well as a New York state assemblyman. James Lasher bought the house and took over the mill and store sometime in the 1860’s.

We purchased the home in November 2003 and after extensive renovations opened in July 2004. The original part of the house retains the casual elegance of the Federal style. Most of the rooms have hardwood floors and original moldings. There are two marble fireplaces. Two of the rooms open with skeleton keys.

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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

Our Policies