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.


How to Become a B&B Inn in New York State

dreamstime_4225512Purchasing a Bed and Breakfast, or starting a new Bed and Breakfast Inn is exciting! Experienced Innkeepers often stress the importance of joining an organization like ESSBA as a method of learning from others, supporting the industry, enhancing quality standings, staying current, marketing and much more. It is also equally important to study and embrace local and state laws focused on this industry.

Getting Started – Places that can help with your questions about how to start a B&B

  • IRS – www.irs.gov
  • Building Codes for your state/town/city
  • Code Enforcement Officers
  • County Health Departments
  • State and Local bnb associations
  • Real Estate agents specializing in B&B sales

Definitions & Distinctions – always check with your local & state laws, codes and regulations

Homestay – A lodging option that involves staying in a private home, usually as the paying guests of the owners. This option is frequently offered when the purpose of travel is to learn a foreign language.

Bed and Breakfast – a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and breakfast, but usually does not offer other meals. Typically, bed and breakfasts are private homes with fewer than 10 bedrooms available for commercial use.

Bed and Breakfast Inn – Like a B&B except may host events such as weddings, small business meetings, etc. Room numbers range from 4-30. The distinction between a “bed and breakfast” and a “bed and breakfast inn” is not readily apparent, except with regard to building usage.

Bed and Breakfast Cottage – A detached building affording privacy and seclusion to guests, with owner providing minimal services. Breakfast is either delivered to the room, taken with others in a central dining room or placed prior to arrival (or upon daily cleaning) in the cottage kitchen facilities. Owner is usually available for questions. The light personal touch and memorable B&B decor further distinguish this genre from the vacation rental/condo.

Bed and Breakfast Hotel – These are 30+-room historic properties offering breakfast that can only be considered hotels. Only the historic structure, and perhaps some decorating components and breakfast provide the B&B feel.

Country Inn: Limited service. Guest rooms are decorated with an at-home feeling, and specialized décor may include antiques. May lack some modern amenities such as TVs or phones. Offers a dining room which reflects the ambience of the inn. At a minimum, breakfast and dinner are served.

Guest House – among the features which distinguish a guest house from a hotel, bed and breakfast, or Inn is the lack of a full-time staff. Because of limited staff presence, check in at a guest house is often by appointment. In some locations, tenants in a guest house need to pay a substantial damage deposit, and a cleaning fee.

Apartment House – a building, or portion of, which is occupied as the home or residence of multi family living units, independent of each other and doing their own cooking. Typically viewed as permanent or semipermanent place of residence.

“Most bed and breakfasts and inns in New York state typically fit into three basic categories: private home B&Bs, B&B inns, and country inns. Private home B&Bstypically operate in a private residence, have one to four guest rooms that may accept up to nine guests, and serve breakfast to guests only. B&B Inns operate either in a private residence or lodging facility, have 5 to 24 guest rooms, and serve breakfast to guests only. Country Inns typically operate in a lodging facility with 5 to 24 rooms and have full-service dining for both guests and the public. B&Bs and inns that do not fit into one of these three categories (e.g., a B&B with four rooms and dining facilities for both guests and the public) are categorized as “other B&Bs and Inns” in this report.” (New York Bed And Breakfast And Inn Industry Study, 1993)

Books written about B&B ownership and marketing. Here are a couple to start with.

So..You Want To Be An Innkeeper  by Davies, Hardy, Bell and Brown – A management guide for innkeeping written by four innkeepers.  Includes bibliographical references and index.  ISBN 0-8118-1226-X (pbk.)

Innkeeping Unlimited by Ellen Ryan – Written by a professional reviewer who traveled to hundreds of B&B/inns to get a guest’s perspective. Provides practical, low-cost ways to improve your B&B and win repeat business. ISBN 0-9667466-0-0

Sharing is a great way to Expand & Grow

Join a local or state B&B association and participate in B&B exchange programs. Look for aspiring innkeeper training or other innkeeper training.

Join or contact ESBBA. We can help you on of your journey!

River Edge Mansion B&B

 riveredgemansion2 River Edge Mansion B&B
One County Route 10
Pennellville, NY 13132

Innkeepers: Anne and Steve Hutchins
Rooms & Availability / Make-A-Reservations

GPS: 43.206216,-76.217265

Region: Finger Lakes

Nearest Cities & Towns: Syracuse (14 miles), Fulton (14miles), Utica (55 miles), Alexandria Bay (50 miles), Liverpool (10 miles), Pulaski (35 miles)

riveredgemansion5About the Area: Listed on the Register of Historic Places, this stately Mansion with its amazing architecture, romantic suites furnished with antiques and oriental rugs, fireplaces and whirlpool tubs will take you away from it all. Located in a country setting, shopping is only minutes away at the Great Northern or Carousel Center Mall. Several state parks and the NYS Fairgrounds are a short drive away. The Mansion is located on the scenic Erie Canal near Oneida Lake. Riverboat dinner cruises available. Sunning, swimming and fishing is encouraged!

Inn Description: The Mansion offers three charming guestrooms, each beautifully appointed with antiques. Each uniquely decorated suite features a private bath, whirlpool tub and central air. Guests may browse the library and borrow a book or video to enjoy during their stay. A complimentary beverage is offered along with a cheese and cracker or desert tray in the evenings. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Mansion is filled with gracious warmth, period furniture and fireplaces. Enjoy a candle-lit breakfast in our warm, cherry celing dining room with its hand-carved mahogany fireplace.

Number of Rooms: 3

Group Capacity: 30

riveredgemansion4Rooms Description: The enchanting Oneida River room will fulfill all your romantic dreams with its king canopy bed, two-person in-room whirlpool tub and marble fireplace. Relax on the balcony overlooking the Erie Canal or just unwind in the whirlpool tub near a cozy fire. The luxurious Seneca River room offers an antique king bed, two-person whirlpool tub and a serene view of the Oneida River. Just relax and watch the boats go by! The delightful Oswego River room features a dreamy antique queen bed and large private bath with a jacuzzi tub.

Amenities: Full Breakfast / Continental Breakfast / Non Smoking / Air Conditioned / Accommodates Meetings and or Conferences / Accommodates Weddings / Jacuzzi Whirlpool Tub / In Room Fireplace /Waterfront / Wireless Internet / Bike Friendly

riveredgemansion1Dining Information: A variety of chain and fine dining restaurants are within 2 – 10 miles.

Locations / Directions:
From NORTH – Take 81 South to Exit 30. Turn right on Rt.31, go 5 miles to Morgan Road. Turn right at light onto Morgan Rd. Mansion is 1.5 miles on left.

From SOUTH – Take 81 North to Exit 29. Turn North on 481 to Exit 12. Turn right onto Rt. 31. Go 1 mile to light. Turn left onto Morgan Rd., go 1.5 miles, cross bridge and Mansion is on the left.

From WEST – Take I-90 East to Exit 39. Take 690 East to John Glenn Blvd. Take John Glenn Blvd. to its end at Buckley Rd. Turn right, then take first left onto Morgan Rd. Go 4.5 miles on Morgan. Mansion is first house on left after bridge.

From EAST – Take I-90 West to Exit 34A. Take 481 North to Exit 12. Turn right on Rd. 31, go 1 mile and turn left at light onto Morgan Rd. Mansion is 1.5 miles on the left.

Rate Information: $149.00 – $189.00

riveredgemansion3Other Important Information: Docking on the Oneida River portion of the Erie Canal, with electric and water hook-up.

Spring into Spring

Dear Innkeeper,

Want your bed and breakfast / Inn to be recognized as being among the best in the State?

Membership in the Empire State Bed & Breakfast Association (ESBBA) is the best way to ensure that guests know that your B&B / Inn has been evaluated, is clean and comfortable and meets high quality standards of excellence set by the New York State – Empire State Bed & Breakfast Association.

  • Let the world know that your bed and breakfast / Inn has earned the prestige of being a member of the premier Bed & Breakfast Association in New York State by applying to become a member of ESBBA today.
  • Among the many benefits that your ESBBA membership provides include:
  • Instant recognition as a quality B&B / Inn inspected by fellow professional innkeepers.
  • A detailed listing on www.esbba.com that advertises your B&B / Inn and community.
  • Instant access to industry advocacy and valuable industry news shared in a monthly e-newsletter full of useful industry information.
  • Opportunities to attend industry specific educational workshops and network with seasoned fellow ESBBA members across the state.
  • Tourism in NYS is being promoted like never before and people are flocking to our historic, scenic, and cultural attractions. Belonging to ESBBA will give you a seat at the tourism table. ESBBA partners with the NY Cultural Heritage Tourism Network, Discover NY online magazine and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Farm to Table local food movement. ESBBA works hard along with the NYS Hospitality and Tourism Association to bring guests to our state and most importantly to your B&B.

We hope to see you at the Annual Meeting of the Members!

Sincerely, The ESSBA Board of Directors