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

Wish we had longer to just relax there

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.


Excellent Stay!

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.


A charming weekend holiday spot!

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!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for staying with us so glad you enjoyed your time here. Please come again


A gem in the country

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!

Innkeeper Response
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.


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.


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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.