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.
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!
Thanks for your understanding, we enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again.
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.
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!
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.
4.8 on March 22, 2015
Joe and Kathy were great hosts, making our stay more than comfortable, and pleasurable! The rooms were beautifully decorated in an authentic time period, clean, warm and inviting. The breakfast was classical of fine B&Bs, and as promised, we made sure to finish all the scones! Would definitely recommend it to friends/family, and hope to come back ourselves real soon! Thank you Joe and Kathy! And Happy 50th Anniversary!!
4.8 on March 15, 2015
Joe and Kathy were the perfect hosts. We enjoyed the hot tub and a delicious breakfast.
5 on March 12, 2015
The room was well-furnished and clean, and very comfortable except for being a little chilly. The house was quiet and full of neat antique things that made the ambiance very pleasant. The hosts were very friendly and helpful, asking if we needed help finding anything when we went out in the evening, and in the morning we were served a delicious breakfast made gluten-free on request, with soft music playing in the background. We didn't take advantage of the jacuzzi and would have loved to enjoy the pool and large outdoors if we had visited in the summer, but it was still a lovely place to stay for a romantic getaway.
5 on November 06, 2014
My wife & I enjoyed a long wknd here with Hosts Joe & Kathy. Enormous piece of history for NY State. Room was cozy with private bath. I loved the library with books dating back to mid 1800's. Kathy & Joe 's house were filled w vintage furnishings, but with updates for convenience. Breakfast each morning was the Best. Will definitely recommend to friends & family. NJP - 11/6/14
5 on November 06, 2014
The Dominion House B&B was excellent in every way; charming host and hostess, lovely accommodations, picturesque setting, delicious and healthy breakfast--it's the only five star rating I've ever given to a B&B. Sandy Baker, Rochester, NY
4.8 on October 23, 2014
We recently concluded our most recent stay (4th time!) at DH B&B. As usual, Kathy & Joe's hospitality was nonpareil. Our room was wonderful and the DH's convenient locale made our sight-seeing in the area very easy. The house, built circa 1880, is rustic and SOLID, comforting and quiet. In short, a delight. We both eagerly look forward to our return again, next leaf-peeping season. Martin Goldstein & Ellen Daniels
Antiques, Museums, Hudson River, Hiking, Shopping, Wineries, Airport, Countryside, Wine country
Newburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart) 10 miles
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.
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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
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
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
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
Kathy & Joe Spear
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.
Peach French Toast
Our guests always enjoy our "Peach French Toast" made with french bread and peaches baked to perfection.