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The Dominion House Bed & Breakfast

PO Box 163 50 Old Dominion Road, Blooming Grove, NY 10914 USA (Show map)
4.6
99 Reviews
$150 - $199
per night

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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.

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.7

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Our most recent visit to Dominion House Oct 2014

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


Weekend anniversary & competition getaway

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.


A second getaway

4.0 on September 19, 2014

Went back again because the first time was so enjoyable


Memorable and Charming

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.


BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

5 on September 01, 2014

August 2014 Beautiful surroundings, pristine pool, comfortable, clean, air conditioned rooms, delicious food served elegantly, and AMAZING HOSTS!!!! The Dominion House is a perfect getaway for total rest and relaxation. Kathy and Joe are so gracious, caring, friendly and incredibly accommodating. We will be back, Ilene and David


Relaxing and peaceful

5 on August 18, 2014

Our four night stay was the perfect antidote to stress of our daily lives. Homemade baked breakfasts were delicious. The rooms and the grounds are impeccably cared for. The host and hostess are genuine, caring people who provide comfort and privacy.


Our Weekend Away

5 on August 12, 2014

We recently stayed at The Dominion House and had a wonderful visit. Kathy and Joe were very warm and welcoming and the accommodations were perfect. The breakfast served each morning was magnificent. We will definitely return for another weekend away. Regards, Ron & Lisa Rondon


anniversary visit

4.0 on July 30, 2014

We had a great visit and would return again.


Very Nice Weekend Stay

4.4 on July 26, 2014

The original late 1800's farm house was beautifully maintained. The hosts were friendly and the breakfasts delicious. I felt comfortable and welcomed.


Another wonderful Valentine Getaway

5 on February 20, 2014

Once again we had another wonderful stay at the Dominion House. We stayed in the honeymoon cottage... it was so cozy.. everything was so clean.. there were freshly baked treats in our room.. sodas in the fridge.. coffee, tea.. whatever you needed was right at your fingertips. We just love it here and hope to come again. Kathy and Joe are the perfect hosts! Thanks again!


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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, In-room internet, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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 S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • 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.


Details

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

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