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.
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
4.6 on September 21, 2014
My wife and I had an excellent time at The Dominion House, the old charm and character of the home was great. The breakfast both mornings were delicious with fresh fruit and pastries. Eating outside on the deck while the sun was coming up, listening to the birds was a great way to start the morning. Joe & Kathy are exceptional hosts that make you immediately feel very welcomed. They even gave us a few chocolate covered strawberries and a card for our anniversary. We would definitely recommend this bed & breakfast to everyone.
4.0 on September 19, 2014
Went back again because the first time was so enjoyable
5 on September 06, 2014
Stayed here for a wedding at the nearby Feast at Round Hill, but the highlight of the trip was undoubtedly Kathy and Joe and their lovely home. The house is a wonder unto itself with a rich history -- which you can read about on their web site. Original blueprints, antique furniture and beautifully maintained plaster moldings will appeal to any architecture or decorative arts enthusiast. More notable to me were the personal touches left by Joe's family, who have lived there since the '50s, such as a library that could easily service a town with its richness and breadth (everything from Beverly Cleary to William S. Burroughs!). Each room feels generous in size, likely due to the high ceilings (especially helpful on a hot day). The room, bed, bathroom, etc. were all immaculate. I had 2 breakfasts, both of which were professionally prepared and lovingly served. Kathy's muffins and scones (and cookies, which she leaves in the kitchen 24/7, in case you need a snack...) deserve a spot in the case of any high-end bakery. All the amenities and trappings of the home and the stay are impeccable and worth your business. However, what makes all of this meaningful are Kathy and Joe. They live by their own rule for guests, "Make your self at home" (technically, there's another rule: "No smoking in the house"). They make the transition of staying in another person's home seamless and natural. They give you ample privacy and space, yet were warm and engaging. My conversations with them (and their granddaughters!) were memorable and charming. Truly a worthwhile stay.
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.