Meet Your Innkeepers

Mapple Leaf | Snow Goose Bed and Breakfast, Keene Valley, NY
“One morning, we woke up to the sound of a backhoe …” That’s how we usually begin when a guest asks how we became innkeepers. But our story really begins long before that morning. How we became innkeepers is a life-long, beautiful, crazy, journey of love, loss, struggle, bravery and how a grand old house in the Adirondacks became a place where childhood dreams came true.

We fell in love with the Adirondacks as tourists (NOT “terrorists” as our daughter proudly announced on her first day at the new school). Before long, we were making the 8 hour drive to the mountains almost every month and picking up real estate magazines “just for fun.” Wayne had a childhood dream of creating a resort in the mountains. As a writer, Amy craved the inspiration found in nature, beauty, and peaceful spaces. When we found the Snow Goose, it seemed like a perfect match.

There were just a few obstacles. We knew only one soul (second-handed at that!) in the Adirondacks. The bank required financing and jobs … and we needed to sell our PA home during the worst recession in decades. Miracle after miracle unfolded and on March 14, 2008, a mere three months after we first set foot in the Snow Goose, we were headed north in a moving truck with our entire life’s belongings.

If you’re pursuing a dream of your own or maybe your dreams have been swallowed by the harsh reality of life, let our story inspire you! We have a lot of passions like nature, hiking, coffee, gourmet foods, good books and traveling. But our greatest passion is helping others remember and follow their dreams. Learn more at: 

Meet the Innkeeper | Snow Goose Bed and Breakfast, Keene Valley, NY

Adirondack Quest Retreats

After thousands of conversations around the breakfast table, we know that our story has awakened the dreams and passions of many others – dreams that become buried under work, kids, stress, and LIFE.

A few years ago, Wayne founded Destiny Expeditions to compile and teach the concepts and hard-won wisdom that have guided our journey. Now, we are thrilled to announce the launch of Adirondack Quest Retreats – a unique self-guided “inner wilderness” adventure coming Summer 2023.

Combine your love for the Adirondacks with an inner quest to remember and reclaim the reason you’re alive. Information for experiencing an Adirondack Quest Retreat will be available during the booking process.

Mapple Leaf | Snow Goose B&B, Adirondacks, NY

Nourish Your Adirondack Adventure with Breakfast

Awaken to the aroma of freshly ground coffee and make your way to the dining room where you can select from a variety of foods including a daily hot entree. Eat with other guests in our lovely dining room or at several other dining areas including the front porch (seasonal!) Breakfast is available from 7-9 am. If you need a packed breakfast for an early departure, please select this option during booking.
Our menu options change seasonally.  Browse our breakfast staples below.
Beverage | Snow Goose B&B, Adirondacks, NY


* Organic, fair-trade coffee
* Harney & Sons gourmet teas
* Hot chocolate
* Orange juice
* Milk (coconut milk also available)
* Half & half

Breakfast Basics | Snow Goose B&B, Adirondacks, NY

Breakfast Basics

* Hard-boiled eggs
* Chobani yogurt
* Assorted organic cereals (gluten-free by request)
* Fresh fruit bowl (bananas, apples, clementines)
* Seasonal cut fruit cups
* Bread for toasting
* Peanut butter and jam
* Granola bars

Breakfast Basics | Snow Goose B&B, Adirondacks, NY
Cupcake | Snow Goose B&B, Adirondacks, NY

From Our Kitchen

(selection changes daily)

* Baked goods (muffins, fruit bread, sticky buns)
* Waffles
* Cinnamon roll pancakes
* Egg quesadillas
* Oatmeal bake
* Omelettes (Wayne is a master!)
Mapple Leaf | Snow Goose B&B, Adirondacks, NY



A 50% deposit is required to guarantee your reservation. NEW – You can now “weather proof” your stay allowing you to cancel last minute due to rain or snow. Details provided during booking.

* Should you cancel 14 days or more before your arrival date, a refund will be issued (minus $20 handling fee).

* If you cancel within 14 days of your stay but before the last 48 hours, your deposit will not be refunded but it may be applied toward a future visit.

* For very last minute cancellations (last 48 hours), we will attempt to re-rent your room and if we cannot, your deposit will be forfeited and the other 50% will be charged.

* There is no refund given for early departure; however, if we are able to re-rent your room, the unused portion of your stay may be applied toward a future visit.

We regret that we cannot accommodate pets. Our family pets are restricted from all guest areas. If you need pet friendly accommodations, consider visiting our sister inn – the ADK Trail Inn (15 mins away).

For the comfort and safety of our guests, The Snow Goose is a non-smoking facility.

Check in is after 3:00 pm and Check out is 11:00 am. Early or late arrivals/departures are available by prior arrangement based on room availability.

Mapple Leaf | Snow Goose B&B, Adirondacks, NY

Give Rest & Relaxation

Gift Certificate | Snow Goose B&B, Adirondacks, NY
A B&B getaway makes the perfect gift for your hard-working loved one. After clicking this link, select “Send,” enter your desired amount, and use the “add note” area to send your email address, the name of the recipient, and the message that you would like to appear on the certificate. You are also welcome to order by phone.  518-576-9460.
Mapple Leaf | Snow Goose B&B, Adirondacks, NY

Giving Back

Your Stay Gives Children & Moms a Reason to Smile

Traveling is always fun, but when you book a room at the Snow Goose Bed and Breakfast, you can smile even wider because you are supporting three great causes – Smile Train, Rising Joy, and A Mother’s Rest.  Read below to see how children and exhausted moms are smiling because of you!
Every Child Deserves to Smile | Snow Goose B&B, Adirondacks, NY

Every Child Deserves to Smile

As the world leader in cleft palate surgery, Smile Train is changing the world one smile at a time. Children with untreated clefts around the world live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. Cleft treatment is safe and the impact on the child is immediate. We have been a proud supporter of Smile Train for over ten years … thanks to guests like you!

Foster Joy | Snow Goose B&B, Adirondacks, NY

Every Child Deserves Dignity

When we were foster parents, every single one of our foster children arrived with their belongings in a garbage bag. In 2020 we launched Rising Joy with an initial project that provides suitcases and age-appropriate essentials to area foster teens. Your reservation enables us to buy supplies so that foster youth in the Adirondacks can move with dignity during a difficult time in their lives. Learn more at
Foster Joy | Snow Goose B&B, Adirondacks, NY
A Mother's Rest | Snow Goose B&B, Adirondacks, NY

Every Mom Deserves to Rest

“You can’t pour from an empty cup …”  We are thrilled to be a partner inn with A Mother’s Rest, an amazing organization serving moms with special needs children.  At their retreats, moms find a safe place to REST and to share their fatigue, frustration, anxiety, grief, fear, and uncertainty without judgment.  As Amy knows firsthand, foster and adoptive moms face unique challenges that can be frightening and exhausting which is why we are hosting three retreats over the next few months. Learn more at

Mapple Leaf | Snow Goose B&B, Adirondacks, NY

Contact Us and Location

For simple questions and (almost) immediate response, you can now TEXT THE INNKEEPER DIRECTLY!  Please preface your text with SG QUESTION and send to 518-527-1155.


    Mapple Leaf | Snow Goose B&B, Adirondacks, NY

    ADA Website Compliance

    Our goal is to provide a wonderful experience in the desirable location of Keene Valley NY. We have built our site with ADA compliance in mind and have utilized available tools such as and Google Chrome’s ADA compatibility diagnostic tools. Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If you have difficulty navigating our website or booking a room at our inn, we ask you to contact us via telephone or email and we will be happy to assist you.

    Please note that our property has only three rooms and is not required to be physically ADA Compliant. We have no ADA accessible features in the rooms or on the property.

    Snow Goose Bed and Breakfast
    1433 NYS Route 73
    Keene Valley NY 12943 US
    Owners: Wayne and Amy Stoner

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    Our Inn has no accessible rooms or features on the property. If you have any questions regarding the physical features of the inn, please call.

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