Learn to Ski in Upstate New York

Learn to Ski in Upstate New York

Affordable Learn to Ski and Stay Package

Before you hit the black diamond slopes in upstate New York, brush up on your skills or learn to ski

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Learn to ski at Maple Ski Ridge

for the first time.

Stay at Mariaville Lake Bed and Breakfast for two nights and book our Ski and Stay package which includes:
–A group ski lesson at Maple Ski Ridge
–Ski rental and lift ticket
–Hot chocolate at the cafe
–1/2 pint of locally made NYS maple syrup as a welcome gift

Here’s the details:

Book any Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday during Maple Ski Ridge’s ski season. Simply choose Learn to Ski or Learn to Ski Deluxe when make your reservation. We take care of all the arrangements. You just choose when you want to take your lesson.

Lessons offered at 10am and 2pm Saturdays and Sundays. Maple Ski Ridge is a quick 10 minute drive.

Prices start at $479. Two week notice required for massages to insure availability.

Enjoy a relaxing fun-filled weekend with us. Skiing lessons in upstate New York has never been easier!


Choose the Deluxe Ski and Stay Package, and receive everything in the Ski and Stay package plus two half hour in room massages by a licensed professional massage

Autumn Package with a Taste of New York

It’s Fall in Upstate New York. That means apple picking, hikes with scenic views, and a glass of wine by the fire. Trust us, the Fall foliage colors in upstate NY are not to be missed!


Join us for Fall Foliage Two night stays.

Book any two consecutive nights and receive:

10% off the room rate.

Taste of New York artisanal basket on arrival.

1/2 dozen apple cider donuts and two individual cold ciders when you visit Indian Ladder Farms.

Brochures and directions for your self-guided tour to area orchards, wineries, scenic views, and more.


Mariaville Lake Bed & Breakfast

mariavillelakebb1Mariaville Lake Bed & Breakfast
176 Batter Street
Mariaville, NY 12137

Innkeepers: Lorrie and Rick Runnels

Availability and Reservations


GPS: 42.8284, -74.1223

Region: Capital – Saratoga

Nearest Cities & Towns: Schenectady, Albany, Duanesburg, Amsterdam, Schoharie, Cobleskil, Saratoga

mariavillelakebb2 (1)About the Area: Mariaville Lake is a 200 acre lake located in western Schenectady County. The bicycling, motorcycling, and driving are super fun on all our great back roads. We’re just a few miles from the Mohawk Hudson Bike Trail. It is perfect for fishing, swimming, and canoeing. The community has a laid back peaceful vibe but you can be as active as you want and hike or bike. There is plenty of antiquing, shopping, and historical haunts nearby.

Inn Description: Rick and Lorrie Runnels purchased the home in November 2003 and after extensive renovations opened as a bed and breakfast in July 2004.

Mariaville Lake B & B is lakeside lodging at its best. Casual yet elegant, laid back yet with an amazing attention to detail. According to our guests, our 5 guestrooms are immaculate, clean, comfortable, and beautifully furnished. In-Room Massages are available with advance notice. We have spacious common rooms exclusively for guests, including the Living Room with a fire to read, relax, or make merry. Our glassed in porch embraces the lake and sky even in inclement weather. Spend evenings by the fire year round – in summer and fall at the fire pit by the lake and in the winter and spring by our wood-burning fireplace in the Living Room.

Your innkeepers, Rick and Lorrie provide warm, attentive hospitality, interesting suggestions for the area, (rich in local history), and a full candlelight breakfast. The business traveler will find comfortable accommodations in Schenectady County but out of the city. WiFi is provided.

Number of Rooms: 5

Rooms Description: We offer five unique guest rooms; each filled with antiques, and all with queen beds, private bath and view of the lake. Most of the rooms have hardwood floors and original moldings. There are two marble fireplaces. The Lakeview and Vineyard Room are located in the oldest part of the house and open with skeleton keys. The Colonial Room occupies the former upstairs porch and the Country Room with a queen and twin is spacious and private. The Suite has a living room with morning bar, bedroom, and full bath.

mariavillelakebb3Amenities: Full Breakfast / Non Smoking / Air Conditioned / Accommodates Meetings and or Conferences / Accommodates Weddings / In Room Fireplace / Common Phone / Fax Service / Satellite or Cable TV / Waterfront/ Wireless Internet/ Room with two Beds / On the Water / Bike Friendly

Dining Information: There are several nice restaurants within a 20 minute drive.

Specials: We really do want to support live music. Going to shows is one of our favorite things to do and we love to meet others who feel the same way. If you are attending a concert or arts event in the Capital Region, make it a really special night and reserve a room with us. Show us your ticket and receive 10% off the regular room rate. Shows at Proctors, the Egg, Palace Theater, Revolution Hall, Northern Lights, Times Union Center and many others all qualify. Advance reservations required, subject to availability. Mariaville events not included.

Locations / Directions: We are located in the hamlet of Mariaville in the town of Duanesburg. It is nice and quiet with views of the lake from every room. Great biking! Just 15-20 minutes from Amsterdam or Schenectady, and a 30 minute highway drive to Albany.

Directions: 30 minutes west of Albany. Call or visit our website for detailed directions. GPS 42.8284, -74.1223

Rate Information: $139-$229 plus New York state tax

mariavillelakebb6Other Important Information: Operating Season: year round. Two night minimum January-March.

Check In Out: check in 4-6 pm, check out 11 am. Well behaved children welcome.


Lemon ricotta pancakes with sausage were so delicious we wanted to stay longer. Great couple- friendly and social. The huge house has many nice comfortable clean rooms. There are kayak and canoe options included- huge pretty lake in the front yard.

An awesome bed & breakfast. Very cool house, cute rooms, and incredibly nice hosts. Breakfast was excellent, and there is coffee and tea available at all times. View of the lake is spectacular, as are the grounds. Rick and Lorrie even have kayaks and paddles to take out onto the lake! Great spot for any type of stay – romantic, vacation, or just passing through.

Fabulous place, fabulous people, amazing food, amazing scenery, do yourself a favor and visit. Year round this destination is a delight! Absolutely wonderful on every level. If you are looking for quiet beautiful serenity with delightful hosts, this is definitely your place


Area Links of Interest:

Anytime Romance Surprise your Sweetie with a lovely rose arrangement, a box of chocolates, and a bottle of sparkling juice waiting for you in your room. One week advance notice required. $65

mariavillelakebb7Cheese and Crackers Enjoy a platter of assorted fresh fruits, cheese and gourmet crackers waiting for you in your room along with a bottle of chilled sparking juice. One week advance notice required. $45