The Dominion House Bed & Breakfast

PO Box 163 50 Old Dominion Road, Blooming Grove, NY 10914 USA (Show map)

About

The Dominion House is located approximately fifty miles north of New York City. One hour from the GWB - 15 minutes from Woodbury Common - 15 minutes from Storm King Art Center and situated in the center of the Shawangunk Wine Trail. The house was built in 1880 by Benjamin H. Strong, a local farmer whose family settled here in the seventeen hundreds. The house has spacious rooms, wide plank floors, marble mantels, original furnishings, molding and ornate plaster cornices. Swimming pool, jacuzzi, slatetop pool table, and library are available for your pleasure and relaxation. Large deck and wrap-around porch are perfect for afternoon tea or summer breakfast. In colder months, relax in our large parlor or by the fire in our oak panel den. Three large rooms and private cottage are available and a full country breakfast is served.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Our Happy Place

5 on July 25, 2016

Our recent visit was 2 weeks ago 7/16 to 7/18 2016. My husband Edward & I consider The Dominion House our Happy Place. Kathy & Joe are the kindest couple & make sure your stay is the most pleasant it could be. Their home is beautiful as well as the grounds. We look forward to having a delicious breakfast each morning as well. We highly recommend giving The Dominion House a visit, you will not be disappointed.. Ed & Mary A.

Innkeeper Response
Mary and Ed are two of our favorite guests. Return guests are wonderful because you get to know them and enjoy their company. Meeting people like Mary and Ed is what makes running a B&B so enjoyable. We look forward to your next visit.


Excellent

5 on July 01, 2016

Good location, not to far away from NYC, nice and comfortable rooms, adorable view, fresh air, taste breakfast and nice people. Recommend this place to everyone who is looking for escape from the big city. We'll be back. Thank you!

Innkeeper Response
We enjoy all our NYC guests. They really like the peace and quiet we bring to their weekend. Thanks for coming, hope we will see you again.


The perfect getaway

5 on June 29, 2016

A beautiful home, with all the amenities of an ideal bed and breakfast stay. Clean rooms, toiletries, cookies and coffee available throughout the day, pool and hot tub access, fridge access. Everything you need to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. And of course delicious breakfasts too! The home and surrounding area are beautiful, well maintained, and peaceful. The hosts are that perfect combination of warm and welcoming without being overbearing. We would be happy to stay again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much, it's great to hear we did our job. It's would guests that make it so enjoyable.


Wonderful country stay - short drive from NYC!

4.6 on June 14, 2016

Kathy and Joe's large, historical home is brimming, antiques, charm and good cheer. We had a such a special weekend out of the city with our toddler daughter and in-laws. It's rare to find a B&B so welcoming of children and that still feels like an indulgence. The breakfasts are a gourmet treat! We will definitely be back.

Innkeeper Response
We always love to have families stay with us. It's always fun to get know everyone. Hope to see you again.


Thanks to our hosts

3.8 on May 04, 2016

A great place to stay!


A cozy, comfortable stay!

4.6 on January 13, 2016

A beautiful country home. Very cozy. Kathy and Joe are super hospitable and make your stay a very pleasant one. Been there 4 times already. Breakfast is always fresh and delicious.! Will definitely be back!

Innkeeper Response
Always good to see you, just think 'Summer'. It will be here before you know it.


Fabulous B&B with an expected return!

5 on November 11, 2015

Well if you want a quite and great experience you need to stay here. Me and my husband stayed for my birthday, although a little hiccup in the beginning of our stay, Kathy and Joe couldn't have been more accommodating. Being in the hotel industry I am a stickler when it comes to service and cleanliness. You can only expect the best here. See for yourself and stay. Enjoy Kathy's amazing breakfasts and hospitality. A Fabulous place!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your understanding, we enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again.


Would Return if Our Knees Hold Out!

4.6 on September 09, 2015

We stayed two nights, enjoyed the owners/innkeepers, the delicious breakfasts, and the beautiful swimming pool. If you are looking for an old home with period furniture and gorgeous woodwork, this is the place for you. As we are senior citizens, navigating the staircase to the upstairs room while carrying bags and luggage was a little difficult for me. They do, however, have a separate cottage that might be better suited to our needs, especially if our knees don't hold up.


Great for West Point Events

5 on June 02, 2015

We were here for our son's 2015 graduation. This was a great location for us - within 25 minutes to the Thayer and Stoney Lonesome gates and minimal traffic to deal with each day. The house is pretty and large, as is the property itself. The rooms were good sized and there was plenty of space for getting together with friends and relatives, though we ended up spending most of our time out and about. There is a pool, a pool table, and the large decks are perfect for social time. We had the little cottage, which is perfect for a longer stay. The kitchen had everything we needed and it was nice to sit out on the private deck at the end of the day. We had friends in for a few days of the activities and they enjoyed the rooms in the main house. The breakfasts were wonderful and very appreciated - we didn't have the time or energy to figure out what to eat in the mornings! If you are coming for a USMA event, this place is close (yet away from the crowds), comfortable, and very reasonably priced. We are very happy with our experience here and would definitely stay again if we are ever in the area again!


Lovely Bed and Breakfast in Blooming Grove NY

4.6 on May 15, 2015

Lovely Bed and Breakfast, recently spent a wonderful three-day weekend at the Dominion House. Great location in Blooming Grove NY. Country setting on a very quiet street, lots of deer and birds. The house is loaded with history, Kathy and Joe greeted us with a house tour, they are very knowledgeable regarding the history of the house and the area. Clean comfortable room, wonderful breakfast which included freshly baked goods. Coffee and tea available 24/7 along with Kathy's homemade cookies. We felt so at home. Loads of parks and great hiking nearby. Can't wait to go back.


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Location

Location Type

Antiques, Museums, Hudson River, Hiking, Shopping, Wineries, Airport, Countryside, Wine country

Airport

Newburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Directions: From the west on I- 84 off at Exit 4 onto Rt. 17/6 south or east to Exit 126 turn right onto Rt. 94 east at lite right onto Rt 94/17M next lite left onto Rt. 94 to stop go left about 5 miles large red barn on left Blooming Grove Colonials next left onto Old Dominion Rd. 1/2 mile last house on right. From the east on I-84 off off at Exit 7 onto Union Ave. (Rt. 300) south go to "T" right onto Rt. 207 west 0.0 miles left onto Toleman Rd. (storage yard on left) 0.0 miles to stop make a right onto Rt. 94 west 0.0 miles right onto Old Dominion Rd. 1/2 mile last house on right. From the north on I-87 off at Exit 17 stay left to lite right onto 17k west move over to the left at lite left onto Union Ave.(Rt. 300) south go to "T" right onto Rt. 207 west 0.0 miles left onto Toleman Rd. (storage yard on left) 0.0 miles to stop make a right onto Rt. 94 west 0.0 miles right onto Old Dominion Rd. 1/2 mile last house on right. From the south on I-87 off at Exit 16 onto Rt. 17/6 west 0.0 miles off at Exit 130 onto Rt. 208 west or north 0.00 miles left onto Round Hill Rd. (just past brick grammer school) bear right at fork to stop. Diaginally across onto Old Dominion Rd. 1/2 mile last house on right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, West Point Military Academy, Storm King Art Center, DIA in Beacon, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Sugar Loaf Craft Village, Shawagunk Wine Trail, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library , Swimming Pool, Slate top Pool table, Horseshoes

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-6 pm
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking in any of our buildings
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: minimum two night stays weekends May through October and holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of one night's stay to hold reservation.
  • Cancellations: We will refund your deposit[less $25.00 service fee] if you cancel no later than ten days before your arrival date.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kathy & Joe Spear

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Joe and Kathy have been married for forty one years. Joe is a avid softball player, general aviation pilot and motorcyclist. They enjoy getting away on their 1986 Suzuki Calvalcade or flying to visit their grandchildren. They also enjoy hiking in nearby Harriman State Park and the Minnewaska Preserve.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8-10 am [guest's choice]
  • Serving Location: back deck and poolside, Front porch, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Peach French Toast
Our guests always enjoy our "Peach French Toast" made with french bread and peaches baked to perfection.