5 on October 09, 2017
My family and I just returned from a Columbus Weekend Stay at the Dominion House. I was our first time there. What a cozy, warm, easy going weekend. The house is absolutely charming with it's Victorian flare. The bedrooms were as welcoming and cozy as you can get. I stayed in the Buttercup room. What a cute welcoming room. Woud highly recommend it. Already telling friends about it and will definitely return. Our hosts, Kathy and Joe, are a lovely couple, warm and very hospitable They not only opened their home to us but also there hearts. Thank you, Kathy and Joe. -- Ann Scappaticci
We love when families come and fill the house with laughter and friendship. We enjoyed meeting all of you and look forward to your return.
- Kathy (innkeeper)
4.8 on September 29, 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Dominion House B&B. The owners are friendly and gave us great tips on local attractions. They also provided us with discount passes to Storm King and the nearby outlet mall. The breakfasts were delicious too. Would definitely return for another fall advwnture!
The fall is a great time in the Hudson Valley, there is so much to do. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will return.
- Kathy (innkeeper)
5 on August 13, 2017
Our family had its second great stay here. We come back for the history, architecture, spaciousness and serenity, the pretty, comfortable rooms and super breakfasts, and the garden, greenery and swimming pool. In some B&Bs, I feel crowded but Kathy and Joe are just the right combination of helpful. We'll be back.
Love our return guests. Always glad to have you back
- Kathy (innkeeper)
3.8 on July 25, 2017
Joe and Kathy keep a beautiful home and share it with a genuine heart. My boyfriend and I recently stayed with them and had such a wonderful time. The honeymoon suite is adorable. Every morning we woke to an amazing home cooked spread. The garden was wonderful, we saw all different types of birds and humming birds in just the most picturesque setting. You made our 4th of July very special, thank you!
It was a great July fourth weekend. The birds, the weather everything came together. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
- Kathy (innkeeper)
5 on February 12, 2017
We had a family party in the area and our cousins recommended The Dominion House. It was simply lovely! Kathy & Joe were gracious hosts and made us feel welcome in their home. We were in the Primrose room. The bed was quite comfortable and there were nice amenities for us in the bathroom. Breakfast was delicious! We look forward to returning the next time we're in the area.
Thanks for staying with us. We like when we can help friends and family connect. We love to be your "guest room". Please come again.
- Kathy (innkeeper)
4.8 on November 23, 2016
We had an overnight away from our kids and this was a great place to be. The hostess was friendly and accommodating without being overbearing. The food as delicious. The house itself and its history were simply lovely.
We love when we can give parents the respite they need, but when leaving everyone is ready to return to the kids. Glad you enjoyed your time here.
- Kathy (innkeeper)
4.6 on October 19, 2016
Great stay and an excellent base to explore the area! Hosts Kathy and Joe were awesome hosts...Property has a neat indoor whirlpool/hot tub and a large outdoor pool area, all atop a hill at the end of the road. Perfect for observing sunsets. Breakfast was delicious.
You can't beat this time of year to visit the Hudson Valley, the colors were great and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come again.
- Kathy (innkeeper)
4.0 on September 19, 2016
Kathy and Joe were very nice hosts and made us feel at home in their beautiful B&B. The country style breakfast was delicious with everything made fresh, even yummy scones! The rooms, same as the entire house, are beautifully decorated with period furniture, comfortable and very well cared for. We will definitely stay at the Dominion House again!
Thanks for staying with us so glad you enjoyed your time here. Please come again
- Kathy (innkeeper)
4.6 on August 22, 2016
What a find this B & B was. We were attending a Sunday wedding at the FEAST at Round Hill and chose this place because of its convenience (1 1/2 miles away). Wow, were we surprised at how nice it was. Kathy gave us a tour of this fantastic, old house (built in 1880), and she made us feel at home our entire stay. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast served on the back deck overlooking the saline pool on a gloriously beautiful morning. We will be back!
We are always happy when our guests are happy. So glad you found us, the best thing about running a B&B is the people we meet. We hope all our guests who come for a wedding find staying here makes it all the more special. Thanks for your review, it means a lot to us.
- Kathy (innkeeper)
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.
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.
- Kathy (innkeeper)
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!
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.
- Kathy (innkeeper)
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!
Thank you so much, it's great to hear we did our job. It's would guests that make it so enjoyable.
- Kathy (innkeeper)
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.
We always love to have families stay with us. It's always fun to get know everyone. Hope to see you again.
- Kathy (innkeeper)
3.8 on May 04, 2016
A great place to 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!
Always good to see you, just think 'Summer'. It will be here before you know it.
- Kathy (innkeeper)
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.
- Kathy (innkeeper)
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
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.
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
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.
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
4.0 on July 30, 2014
We had a great visit and would return again.
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.
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!
5 on February 18, 2014
My girlfriend and I spent two nights in the Honeymoon Cottage over Valentine's Day weekend, and we both absolutely loved it! The private cottage and the main house were beautiful and very well kept. Even under the snowy winter weather conditions, it was peaceful. The fireplace kept us warm the entire time there, along with the hot tub in the main house. Not to mention, America's "oldest" winery, the Brotherhood, is roughly 3 miles away and open for wine tours and tastings. Definitely add that to the itinerary if there is free time. Kathy and Joe were extremely accomodating, and the breakfasts each morning were delicious. They definitely pay attention to detail and make sure their guests feel at home. I recommend this to anyone, especially to those (like us) who are looking for an easy getaway from the hustle and bustle of the NYC metro area. Cheers!
4.2 on October 14, 2013
Breakfast was exceptional as were the host and hostess. Linens were great the room/cottage had everything you could think of. Wished the fireplace worked. Toliet seemed to have a leak. he outside and decor seemed alittle tired and worn but place was quaint.
5 on September 30, 2013
Beautiful B&B, run by warm, friendly couple. Great place to relax. Wonderful food.
4.2 on September 29, 2013
Beautiful rooms and grounds, delicious breakfasts, but the best part of our stay was Kathy and Joe's hospitality. Very accommodating, helpful with directions to interesting destinations in the area, without being obtrusive. Good choices when to seat us outside or inside for breakfast; we did both on lovely fall mornings.
5 on August 22, 2013
Jo and Kathy provide a beautiful setting, comfort and a great breakfast! We've stayed with them twice and look forward to doing it again.
5 on August 22, 2013
Bravo Kathy and Joe, My family and I all agree. You gues have the best bed and breakfast. The accomidations were wonderful the food was delicious and the hosts were even better! We look forward to coming back for a week to relax and enjoy! Robert Himber and family!
4.8 on July 17, 2013
Dominion House is just lovely. Kathy and Joe are as hospitable as you could wish for, the breakfasts are delicious, the rooms are clean&comfortable, and the amenities are great. A small B&B with a pool, quiet & homey.
4.0 on July 08, 2013
Great place to stay. Super nice hosts.Breakfast was amazing. The pool was a big plus. Room was clean and comfortable. Would definitely stay there again. The Heerey's Forest Hills, N.Y.
4.6 on June 11, 2013
While our son was at West Point, we stayed in a number of local hotels and B&Bs. We discovered the Dominion House at the beginning of his senior year, and we certainly regretted not finding it earlier. The Dominion House is well taken care of, the accommodations are nice and priced appropriately. Joe and Kathy are gracious hosts. Breakfast was wonderful every morning. The best days we spent at the Dominion House were during our son's graduation week. We rented the entire B&B, and had friends and family members spread all over the house and cottage. One evening we decided to save a few bucks when we went out and purchased food for a feast. Joe and Kathy welcomed us into their kitchen, and even started a fire for us in their den when the weather outside was unseasonably cold. I highly recommend the Dominion House.
5 on May 08, 2013
My only regret about staying at the Dominion House was that we didn't go in summer, when we could have taken full advantage of the backyard pool. And that's on us, not Kathy and Joe who were fantastic hosts. The house itself is beautiful. Our evening began with what the proprietors call the 'nickel tour' of the parlor, dining room, billiard room, hot tub, kitchen and finally the bedrooms. I can only speak to 'Morning Glory' which was clean, spacious and well-furnished, with a large bath. Joe made a reservation for us at a nearby Italian restaurant and after a great dinner, a relaxing soak in the hot tub and a restful night's sleep, we had breakfast on the deck. Kathy's scones and rolled omelets alone were worth the drive from Connecticut to the Hudson Valley. If you're looking for a place to stay near Storm King, try the Dominion House. You won't be disappointed.
5 on February 20, 2013
This was my first visit to a bed and breakfast location and as a result of this first time experience it will not be my last. Kathy and Joe were so hospitable and warm and made my lady and I feel so welcomed from the initial encounter until our sad departure. The food was delicious and fresh and although I am not a waffle person, actually can not recall when I last ate waffles, but the homemade waffles made by Kathy were exceptional. Our stay at the Dominion House Bed and Breakfast gets two thumbs up and if I had additional thumbs to give our stay I would emphatically give them as well. Great, great experience. Edwin and Emett
5 on December 04, 2012
Our hosts, Kathy and Joe were the nicest people you could want to meet. My husband and I felt right at home and very much enjoyed our short stay. We felt as if we were visiting with family. Can't wait until we can spend more time at the Dominion House. Thank you Kathy and Joe. Adriana and Steve
4.6 on November 05, 2012
If you want a warm and inviting place to stay with wonderful hosts and wonderful breakfasts then The Dominion House is the place for you. It is located in a nice place that is convenient to many beautiful southern NY State sights. It's the reason why we choose to stay at a B&B and it certainly doesn't disappoint. The owners are the most warm and welcoming people who want to make you feel like you have always lived there and share their home. It's a nice feeling and we left very happy.....actually we didn't want to leave!
5 on October 26, 2012
Our family had a mini vacation in NY and stayed at The Dominion House. It was a first time at a Bed and Breakfast for my husband and me. This is definitely the way to go. Kathy and Joe were so pleasant and helpful. The breakfasts were amazing and the rooms clean and comfy. Kathy and Joe opened their home to us and made us feel as though we were a part of their family. It was so nice, after a day out, to come back and have a snack and something to drink in the kitchen. The truly amazing thing was how they always seemed to be around when we needed them, and then disappeared when we wanted privacy. Truly the perfects host and hostess. My husband and I will definitely return some day.
4.2 on October 06, 2012
my girlfriend and i stayed at the dominion house for the weekend. we stayed in the cottage they offered. it was fully equiped with kitchen,bath and fireplace. it was a nice touch having soda,coffee and some other things already in the room. the owners kathy and joe were very nice and helpful during our stay. being we are from staten island, ny we needed help with directions and locations. kathy's breakfest was very good and there was plenty. we saw a lot of wildlife right in the backyard. there is a nice italian place to eat right down the road. not much of a night life there but that wasnt our goal. i do plan on going back soon.
5 on September 06, 2012
First time we stayed at a B&B. Exceeded my expectation. Will go back again.
5 on August 18, 2012
We stayed in the Bungalow in The Dominion House for 2 weeks in July and enjoyed every minute. The big house, the bungalow and the property are well maintained, homey and comfortable. The bungalow felt like our own little place in the country, complete with kitchen, front porch and back deck. I loved reading on the covered porch even when it rained. The bathroom is modern with a jacuzzi tub. We played in the pool whenever the weather allowed and loved the cool, fresh water. The owners, Kathy and Joe are gracious hosts who are genuine and kind. The breakfasts at the house were wonderful, including homemade scones that melt in your mouth. We love this place and plan on returning!
5 on July 05, 2012
My family and I were up in New York for a wedding so we needed to stay nearby. They are very nice and hospitable people, mainly Kathy as she is who I spoke to the most. Very comfortable, air conditioned room. Comfy bed and nice bathroom, which are the most important to me. Also being able to come and go as we please, having permission to use the pool table and swimming pool whenever, even at night, AND breakfast is fantastic! Kathy is a great cook! Thanks again for your hospitality and for our lovely stay. Next time we get up there for a family event we'll be staying at The Dominion House again! :)
5 on June 28, 2012
Beautiful property with a huge quiet house. A ton of wildlife. Kathy was so nice and generous, and made us the best Belgian waffle breakfast we've ever had. Hammock, billiard table, pool with giant deck , hot tub, all for guest use. Very very impressive- couldn't ask for anything more.
5 on April 14, 2012
Looked forward to the homemade breakfast every monrning. The cottage is supplied with everything you could need during your stay. the microwave came in handy for popping popcorn during our movie night and the fridge was great for leftovers. We saw the stars and spotted deer roaming on the property too. Maps, given to me by Karen, made sure we didn't get lost on our way to Harriman State Park & Bear Mt. Their location is perfect. We took a ride to Woodbury Commons and to Cold Spring during our stay, Washingtonville with a Shop n Stop, CVS and some eateries were only 3 miles away. We had a lovely time!! Thanks to Karen & Joe (and Karen's grandson for a very comprehensive tour) :)
4.6 on February 23, 2012
We stayed in the honeymoon cottage and had a very relaxing time, which is just what we needed before the second baby comes :) The breakfast was amazing. Kathy and Joe were very helpful and great hosts.
4.2 on December 04, 2011
My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Dominion House for a chance to spend some quality time and Christmas shopping at the outlets together. This was my first stay at a Bed and Breakfast and I enjoyed it very much! Kathy and Joe were especially a pleasure to have as hosts! Her breakfast was fantastic! The only thing I may change the next time I look to book at a BnB is that I get my own bathroom. It was a little strange waiting for a stranger to finish brushing their teeth so you could afterward. However, i booked a room with a shared bath so i got what i paid for. I stayed in the Buttercup room which was very nice! The bed was a little creaky however. All in all we enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely return!
5 on November 29, 2011
We arrived on a holiday evening and Kathy and Joe had their whole family over. Still they made us feel so comfortable that this was hardly an issue. The rooms are beautiful, the bed was super comfortable! We LOVED the hot tub and hung out in it every evening. The breakfast was wonderful!! Everything had been freshly baked!!! The dominion house is very close to a few parks and we went hiking every day with the maps Kathy gave us. The house has a family feel to it with young kids running around which I loved. I would strongly recommend you stay here and enjoy these lovely people and the beautiful house.
4.8 on October 20, 2011
this was our first time to try a B&B and we were most pleased with the experience. The room was very cosy and The entire atmosphere of the house was warm. We were met with great hospitality and felt more like genuine guests rather than boarders.
5 on October 13, 2011
I am happy to review this B&B that we picked to celebrate my Birthday w/e in October. Of all the B&B's I've stayed at this was my favorite. Loved the 1880's home with original furniture. Beautiful property with deer and even coyote's! Very picturesque. The proprietors Kathy & Joe were exceptionally friendly, doting and just nice to be around if you needed anything. The candlelit breakfast's were equal to a 5 star restaurant's. The scones were to die for. They even surprised us with chocolate covered strawberry's in the room with a card to wish me a happy birthday. There is plenty to do in the area. I particularly liked the Storm King 500 acre outdoor park/museum. Coquito Spanish restaurant/bar was fun for dining and dancing on my Saturday birthday. Great place! Newburgh waterfront isn't far and great for eats and being on the Hudson River. Sugarloaf was also aninteresting town for crafts and meeting the local artists. Bear Mt is close and there are plenty of hiking trails and wineries. The Brotherhood winery is very close and the oldest winery in NYS. They have a guided tour. I have already recommended this B&B to a few members of my family. You can't go wrong! Thanks to Kathy & Joe! And by the way...Joe would make a great waiter!
4.0 on September 13, 2011
This is a historical house . The host/hostress are hospitable. Breakfast is fantastic. Room is very well presented and clean. We will certainly recommend people to this place.
4.4 on September 04, 2011
We stayed at the Dominion House in mid-August and we enjoyed many things about our stay. Kathy greeted us and gave us an interesting tour about the history of the house and was very accommodating. Breakfast was delicious--waffles with fruit, fresh muffins, and sausage. Joe was very friendly and answered any questions we had about the area and suggested places to visit. The rooms were very comfortable and the furniture was original to the house which made them even more special. We plan to return to the Dominion House for another visit this spring.
4.2 on August 22, 2011
My wife and I stayed in the Dominion House cottage, which provided the perfect environment for the two of us, as well as for visiting our daughter from West Point. Kathy and Joe are excellent hosts and make you feel very much "at home" while also respecting your privacy. Last but not least, the house and cottage, coupled with the acreage, provide a charm that would intrigue anyone with an interest in history. We highly recommend this bed and breakfast.
5 on August 19, 2011
Though our weekend stay turned out to be the worst weather wise and we were disappointed we couldn't use their beautiful pool, the hot tub is indoors and we enjoyed it. Also, the beautiful covered wrap around porch was great to be able to still get fresh air and exercise especially for our 14month old. We were exceedingly glad to end up using the Morning Glory room; though slightly less roomy with a pack and play the private bath was perfect for our family. Also, the scones were the best we ever ate!
4.0 on August 07, 2011
Very nice stay. We will absolutely come back if we have the opportunity. Excellent breakfast and friendly people. Lovely grandchildren!!!
4.0 on July 26, 2011
Rooms were very clean & bed was very comfy; service was great & the breakfast was abundant & delicious. It was extremely hot when we went, but the room A/C did a good job. It was too hot to enjoy the rest of the house (billiards, sitting rooms) though. The pool was a huge plus & one of the reasons we chose this B&B. One word of caution, if you plan on going during the week, there may be children on the premises. If this is a problem for you - ask beforehand.
4.4 on July 21, 2011
Wonderful, relaxing weekend away - easy access to activities - Storm King Art Center, wine tour, kayaking on the Hudson and West Point. The house is very quiet and comfortable!!! Pool was a welcome relief from the heat at the end of the day. Breakfast was great!
5 on June 20, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend in Blooming Grove and the hospitality of Kathy and Joe. The house is incredible! Whether you want hike in beautiful Bear Mountain Park or just relax, read, swim, or bird watch - there is something for everyone at The Dominion House. Highly recommend for a relaxing and enjoyable get away.
5 on June 12, 2011
A lovely, well-maintained home in a serene country setting, close to great art and nature. The hosts know exactly how to run a b & b: attentive but not intrusive, marvelous breakfasts, and generous welcome. The pool is a great attraction after a hot day of sight-seeing. Really a top-notch experience.
4.2 on April 22, 2011
Beautiful home with an interesting history. Hosts Kathy and Joe were lovely! Food was delicious and room was very nice. Fireplace was cozy and cookies were a nice snack at night. We really enjoyed our stay with you both and look forward to coming back during the summer when we can enjoy your gorgeous backyard! Thank you for helping me making my husband's birthday a memorable one!
4.2 on February 17, 2011
Had a lovely stay at Dominion House. Kathy and Joe were wonderful hosts. Very nice little extras at every turn. Food was outstanding.
5 on February 06, 2011
My husband and I stayed in the honeymoon cottage this weekend and it was such a wonderful time. Kathy and Joe were so accomodating. The breakfasts were delicious! Fresh blueberry muffins and fresh scones hot out of the oven followed by even better breakfasts. The room was so cozy... We would definitely stay again... Thank you for such a fabulous getaway weekend!
4.6 on December 29, 2010
Stayed for 2 nights over Christmas weekend. Wonderful decor and hosts. Looking forward to another stay.
3.6 on November 28, 2010
We went for a wedding and really enjoyed staying there. Very comfortable beds, and a delicious breakfast. Recommended!
5 on November 13, 2010
Fabulous, relaxing place. Food was wonderful, house was wonderful. Kathy & Joe were lovely! Wanted to stay longer. Would definitely return!
5 on October 27, 2010
My 3rd time at Dominion House and the reasons for my continued patronage are evident: a feeling of welcome from K & J, their commitment to our enjoyment of our time upstate (e.g. Joe gives great driving directions on the area's back roads), a very laid-back atmosphere and of course, the beautiful scenary and ambiance. I look forward to my next visit.
4.2 on October 26, 2010
We just finished our second visit to The Dominion House. Both times we stayed in the cottage - which is absolutely lovely and private! Joe and Kathy are warm and welcoming. Fresh baked cookies await us when we arrive and each breakfast was excellent and presented in a comfortable atmosphere. We had an opportunity to use the pool this past summer and then enjoyed the fall foliage in October. Both visits took us away from the hustle and bustle of the city and totally de-stressed us in just a few short days. We look forward to our future visits in what we consider "our" cottage!
5 on October 25, 2010
Dominion House is our B&B of choice for an upstate New York "leaf peeping" weekend--and once again we weren't disappointed! Kathy and Joe are lovely hosts, the breakfasts were terrific, and we were even treated to a harvest moon each night. Not far from the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains for hiking, Sugar Loaf for browsing through delightful and unusual shops, and, of course, the world-famous Woodbury Common outlet mall, which is truly like no other. Lovely decor throughout the spacious house and our room was perfect. All in all, a wonderful weekend getaway. Next time we're going to try to make it a four-day rather than a three-day trip! Ellen and Martin
3.2 on October 22, 2010
Overall, we had a very nice stay. Very nice location and a great front porch to enjoy. We were disappointed in the small breakfasts served. The quality was good, but too much pastry/starch and not enough eggs/meat. We were asked if we had any special food needs/allergies. We said "no" but didn't expect to be served meals that were mostly carbs and such small quantities.
3.6 on October 17, 2010
It was great for my first time to West Point (Army vs Temple University Football Game)
4.6 on October 04, 2010
The house and grounds were amazing... an experience, not just a destination. The owners, Kathy and Joe, made us feel like family.
4.8 on October 03, 2010
What a fabulous stay we had at the Dominion House B&B. The innkeepers were helpful and attentive, without being obtrusive. The rooms were quaint. The grounds were lovely. But no one prepared us for the scones! They are worth the trip alone!
5 on September 22, 2010
Words cannot describe our experience at the Dominion house. It was all I imagined and more. The hospitality was exceptional the house was amazing and we were treated like family. Will definately visit again.
4.6 on August 20, 2010
Hospitality/food and accommodations were great, an excellent value.
5 on August 06, 2010
Nice environment. Quiet. Excellent breakfast. Nice wildlife in surroundings.
5 on July 29, 2010
Kathy and Joe welcomed us back and couldn't have made us feel more at home. Kathy's breakfast is out of this world and the conversation with Joe is like talking to a family member you have known for years. We got to enjoy the pool this time around and had an absolute blast. We went with some old friend and had such a wonderful weekend without the kids. Can't wait to go back!!!
5 on July 11, 2010
This was my first time going to a Bed & Breakfast and I thorughly enjoyed it. It was one of the things I put on my to do list before I leave this earth. I am so glad that my husband and I chose the Old Dominion House. We could not have chosen a better place for out first time staying at a place like this. I recommended it to a couple from church who are planning a getaway for their anniversary. I hope their experince here is as wonderful as ours was. It was a beautiful time created by a beautiful couple; kathy and Joe.
4.4 on June 14, 2010
You don't just get a comfortable bed and delicious breakfast, you get a sense of historic New York and a beautiful countryside. The hosts are incredibly welcoming and accommodating. I love their tea/coffee/hot chocolate/sodas and snacks bar. I love their pool and hot tub. I love their antique furniture collection and made-to-order breakfast. Everything. Just what you want in a B&B!
4.2 on June 02, 2010
We loved our stay at the Dominion House. From the moment we arrived, Kathy and Joe opened their lovely home to us and made us feel very comfortable. The deck and pool area are beautiful and quite peaceful. During our first afternoon, we were the only guests so we were able to really enjoy watching the exquisite birds fly overhead while enjoying a cocktail on the deck. I especially loved the fact that coffee was available all day/night long as are Kathy's delicious homemade cookies. Breakfast on the deck was fantastic -- especially the scones. A needed break from home. Will definitely be back.
5 on May 16, 2010
Just spent the weekend with Kathy and Joe! Delightful, Wholesome, and Peaceful! Amazing historical home, beautiful and comfortable furnishings and the wood work is elegant! Outdoor country, easy feeling for sure... bird watching, deer grazing and open space.... you get the feeling of far away from home but you're actually so close it's ridiculous! Truly a fairy-tale get away! We'll definitely return and recommend it friends and family! Thank you to the Spear Family for thier hospitality!
4.0 on May 12, 2010
We were looking for a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We found it at Dominion House. This charming old farmhouse away from (but not totally) was just the place. Its antique furnishings and the ambience evoked a feeling of being transported back into time. Our hostess, Kathy was very hospitable and her breakfast was superb. There were modern amenities provided (internet, tv, jacuzzi) but we did not care for these...we loved staying at Dominion House and wouldn't mind a longer stay in the future. I absolutely recommend this place
4.2 on April 20, 2010
The owners' hospitality was great and never-ending. They made every effort to make us feel at home and comfortable. Not to mention, the Peach French Toast was AMAZING! I recommend this to anyone who wants to simply escape and relax, especially couples. I will definitely come again if I have a chance.
5 on April 14, 2010
Amazing place to unwind. Unforgettable hosts. 5 star breakfast. Pure perfection.
5 on February 17, 2010
I should have written this review a year ago, but here goes: We were attending a funeral & needed a place for the night. Someone mentioned a "B&B in Blooming Grove", so I called & booked it, hoping it was at the very least, decent. Well...not only was it decent, it was wonderful! We stayed in the "Morning Glory" suite which was beautiful. The next morning, Kathy & Joe served a great breakfast. Since my husband & I were alone at the table, we asked them to join us for coffee. By the time we checked out, we felt as if we had known them for years. Wonderful people, terrific place. Highly recommend. Maria Pergola, Middle Village, New York
5 on January 26, 2010
Excellent stay. Very friendly and made us feel welcome from the start. Two delicious breakfasts during our stay and a very generous "snack bar" available at all times. Lovely old home and furnishings, but 'kid friendly'.
5 on November 13, 2009
The Dominion House B&B is an excellent bed & breakfast. Kathy & Joe are wonderful hosts. The house still has original furniture in it and the accommodations were great. We loved hearing the history of the house and family.
5 on November 10, 2009
Kathy and Joe were very pleasant, they made us feel a 100% at home during our stay at their B&B. I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone that was looking for a weekend get away. Their home and property were absolutely lovely!
4.2 on November 03, 2009
We stayed at this lovely and well-kept inn for our friend's wedding. It was a perfect ending for a perfect day and the owners are super nice and hospitable. Thank you!
5 on October 18, 2009
Our family "took over" the entire stay for our son's graduation from West Point in May of 2009. Kathy and Joe went above and beyond our expectations to accomodate our needs, our schedules, and the 2 little ones in our party. Hope to get their way again some day.
4.6 on October 16, 2009
This grand "farmhouse" is a wonderful place to stay! We were delighted with the history of this beautiful and spacious house and loved getting a quick tour on our arrival so that we knew where everything was. We felt so at home-Kathy and Joe couldn't have been better hosts. Whatever we needed, they were right there with excellent suggestions that worked out so well. Our room was very pretty and comfortable, and so many little details were well thought out; I loved the fresh bouquet of flowers! Our favorite activity while there was looking through the large windows at the top of the stairway to see how many deer were in the back yard - there were almost some to see. Breakfast was great, too, and Kathy's scones were the best we've ever had! We only wish we could have spent more time at the house itself to just relax and enjoy all it had to offer; we will definitely stay again if we're in the area.
4.0 on October 15, 2009
recently returned from my 2nd wonderful weekend at Dominion House, hosted by Kathy and Joe. They go the extra mile to ensure your total enjoyment. Low key, immaculate grounds, totally bucolic. In other words a lovely getaway from the rat race. Highlights for me include the delicious breakfast and if you are inclined, great shopping and sight seeing in the area (Shawangunks to the north, Storm King Arts Center, Sugarloaf Village etc.) 5 Stars
5 on September 04, 2009
We very strongly recommend the Dominion House. Although many B&Bs have very nice facilities, what sets Dominion House apart is the hospitality and friendliness of the hosts. The breakfast, too, was exceptionally good.
5 on August 11, 2009
If you want to get out of the city and away from the hustle and bustle, this is the place. The owners are very hospitable. They are so sweet and welcoming. They make you feel at home. The breakfast is great. The rooms are clean. What more could you want! I will recommend to friends and family!
3.8 on August 08, 2009
Our stay at the Dominion House was very relaxing. Kathy and Joe were extremely friendly and welcoming, but also allowed us our space so we could relax and unwind. The breakfast was delightful, and while we didn't have time to try out the hot tub or pool, they both looked very tempting! We will definitely stay here again if we find ourselves in the area!
5 on August 03, 2009
I have stayed at many B&B's on the East Coast and I had one of the best stays EVER at The Dominion House! The house itself is not only beautiful but interesting with its unique history. I had such fun enjoying the pool, amazing deck and backyard, the hot tub, and checking out the great scenic attractions nearby, especially Brotherhood Winery. Kathy and Joe were delightful! They were so friendly and helpful and are wonderful inn keepers--great chefs and offered fun stories and tips for enjoying the area! I would 100% recommend planning a trip to The Dominion House for anyone looking to truly relax in a beautiful setting.
4.6 on July 18, 2009
Amazing breakfasts, beautiful house from 1880, warm and friendly hosts, and bucolic location
4.6 on June 13, 2009
Two nights here at the end of a tour down the Hudson Valley made a wonderfully restorative break. A warm welcome, excellent food, a delightful quiet place, a good swimming pool, and a procession of birds to the feeder on the porch to enliven the delicious breakfast. Thoroughly recommended.
5 on April 16, 2009
We couldn't believe what an amazing time we had! We were welcomed with open arms and treated like royalty and old friends at the same time!
4.8 on March 27, 2009
The inn was very warm and comfortable. The coast was beautiful and the innkeepers were kind and attentive.
4.8 on February 18, 2009
Beautiful home with antique furniture, excellent hospitality, use of kitchen, great library, food outstanding, quiet, and would go back.
4.2 on January 12, 2009
Just a wonderful place to stay. Cathy and Joe are terrific hosts, the bed rooms are quaint, the food spectacular. Will definitely stay here again when we return this way!
3.6 on December 03, 2008
Great place, beautiful home, well furnished- warm atmosphere, would easily stay again!
5 on November 17, 2008
Joe and Kathy were wonderful. They made us feel so at home. Very clean and so much history and character. The food was spectacular!! We even bought Kathy's recipes. Couldn't have been better!
4.2 on November 10, 2008
This B&b is a perfect getaway. We truly enjoyed our time and Cathy and Joe were great! Also, the breakfasts were unbeatable!
5 on November 04, 2008
My husband and I love the place! really like home away from home. Definitely will stay again if going to the area.
3.6 on October 31, 2008
The owners, Joe and Kathy, are very hospitable and have a beautiful B&B and property. I highly recommend this B&B.
4.8 on October 29, 2008
A lovely place to stay, deep in the country. Great surroundings, great people, great food!
5 on October 23, 2008
A wonderful place, and a memorable experience. Keep the apple cider flowing!
5 on September 30, 2008
This is the most pleasant B&B I've every stayed in. Lovely house full of character, rich in history. Joe and Kathy are very kind and thoughtful hosts.
3.2 on July 11, 2008
We stayed here for a week, we stayed in the little house, very cozy. We looked forward to seeing Joe and his wife every morning. The breakfast is more than we could have hoped for. I am recommending this to another member of my family from Calif.
4.6 on July 02, 2008
Lovely place to visit - the storm king art center is nearby church we love
4.0 on February 26, 2008
This is a lovely and original b and b. The history of the house and the antiques are fabulous. Just remember, since this is an older home, you may have to share a bathroom. The food was delicious and the owners very friendly. They really made you feel as if you were family. I only wish we had had more time to stay.
5 on February 10, 2008
We had weather issues and our late arrival was not an issue whatsoever. Kathy and Joe are incredibly sweet and very helpful. We were looking for a relaxing weekend and we got exactly that. The food is great and the house is beautiful. It is full of history and very well maintained. We will be back!
5 on October 24, 2007
The house is beautiful and exceptionally maintained. Kathy makes the most wonderful breakfast and there is so much to do if you like to hike. Will definitely go again!