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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Diatomaceous Earth! What is it good for? Absolutely Everything?

Diatomeceous earth. Just saying it is fun. But what the hell is it? And what do you do with it? Diatomeceous earth is a white, crumbly substance that is made from some interesting material. It’s basically crushed up diatoms. Duh. Okay, uhm, what are diotams? They are a type of phytoplankton – algae to be […]

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Howe Caverns |Mariaville Lake B&B

I would just LOVE to go spelunking. Or, even better, discover a cave and explore it by lantern light! That isn’t exactly on my agenda this week, but I did go and take a cavern tour. One of my favorite cavern tours (yeah, I’ve done a few) is just 30 minutes from Mariaville Lake B&B. […]

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~Berry Season’s Pickins ~

It’s strawberry season! You should go pick some! And I don’t mean pick them out at a grocery store, because that’s boring.   We used to go to various “pick your own” spots when we were kids. I still remember the smell of the sun baked straw that lined the paths between strawberry plants. The […]

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Bored? Check Out These Podcasts

When I was little riding in the car with mom, sometimes one of the worst things ever would happen. She would put on what my brother and I always called, “Talk Radio”. It was brutal. BRUTAL. It was usually NPR, and it was usually booooooring. Of course, now, one of the most precious apps I […]

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Mariaville Lake B&B – How the Innkeepers met

Rick and Lorrie have been running Mariaville Lake B&B for over a decade. They weren’t always Innkeepers though, and of course did not always know each other. The year was 1980. Lorrie was working on her degree in education at Central Connecticut State College and Rick was flying for AirBorne Express. He had come from […]

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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 […]

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