Adirondack Style Home / 11 Bedrooms Heated Pool & Spa on the River
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Catskill estate description
Drive along a private, mile long driveway. The driveway itself lies alongside the Corlear Creek which flows in the Hudson. Come out of the driveway clearing, and there is your house, with panoramic views going south and north for 270 degrees. ' There is nothing anywhere close to it ' said one visitor. We modestly, agree.
The style for the lodge is classic, rustic adirondack. Right out of Ralph Lauren ad.
Direct Across the River Olana Historic Side
There is a nearly a mile of river front. You can walk along the path along the river, or walk the sandy beach.
- 7500 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Private Chef
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
Bedrooms: 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 2-24
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms
- All bathroom have fresh towels and wash cloths.
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- We will consider all rental inquires. If you are hosting party or event, please let us know how we can assist you. We are pet friendly. We are proud to say that we have hosted many events at the River Lodge! Corporate events, weddings, parties and vacationers that needed a some R & R. A new heat pump has just been added to the swimming pool- its gorgeous, warm, and inviting 10 months a year. ...moreless
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Grill:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Pier Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Big Game
- Fly Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Basketball Court
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Gambling Casinos
- Outlet Shopping
- Bird Watching
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
- Paddle Boating
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Imagine...a secluded lodge with a half mile of river front. Private beach, with 96 acres of natural forest. Just across the river( ten minutes) from Hudson, New York. Great for family re-unions, family reunions, bridal showers, corporate events, birthday parties and weddings! The fall is the most special season Other Activities: Hiking , kayaking, just installed hot tub Ski: 23 minutes from Hunter and Windham Mountains From NYC - Two hours by Amtrak We consider all inquirs from one day events to extended stay vacations....moreless
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Hide Away in the Hudson!
Hide Away in the Hudson!
This remote hide away is right on the Hudson. A huge private home with 11 bedrooms. The house looks smaller in the photos but you will not believe the room. The views are amazing. The hot tub was nice and warm to sit in even in the brisk air. There is an adirondack feel to this cozy country home located tucked away in the Catskills. Plenty of space for our family reunion. Everything was clean and the staff was very helpful. Thank you for pleasant weekend and we will sure to return in the summer for another family outing.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 11/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/11/13
Great adult party house!!
Great adult party house!!
We had a big group of guys that wanted to go away for a weekend and just relax guy style. This was the place. The pool and hot tub were very clean. The house was beautiful and rustic and perfect. The view of the Hudson was amazing. I will be back here with a group in the future because there is nothing like this around. It is one of a kind!
- Guest Marc (East Brunswick NJ)
- Date of stay 09/27/13
- Review Submitted 10/02/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
We very much enjoyed our stay at this spacious house. We had a few problems initiially (broken coffee-maker, no internet connection, lack of ventilation, lack of towels) but most were corrected promptly, though the internet never got fixed. The new bedrooms are very spare and very stuffy, the a/c doesnt work everywhere, the bathrooms are excessively rustic, aging, and wet BUT we loved the common areas, the location, the pool, the hottub. Everything was a little "janky" and there was no luxury here but the outdoor porch and fun kitchen made up for it.
- Guest LISA F.
- Date of stay 06/30/13
- Review Submitted 07/16/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, pet owners.
From the moment we arrived at the house and were greeted by the manager, we felt at home. The house is beautifully furnished both inside and out, with lots of local history and timeless memorabilia. The rooms were comfortable, and had plenty of space. The outside was perfect, having more than enough room for all nine cars we needed parked. All of my guest were satisfied and raved about how nice the home was. This property more than met my expectations, and was everything the description and reviews said; perfect. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to anyone looking for a great getaway for a great price. -Cadet Andrew Hunt USMA Class of 2015
- Guest Andrew H. (West Point, New York)
- Date of stay 02/01/13
- Review Submitted 02/04/13
The house was gorgeous and beautifully located near the river. It was in great condition despite it's rustic look. We enjoyed our stay there and everyone had a great time. We all loved the decor and the accomodations were as described to us. Another great comment would be that when we arrived, the house was already warm and lit up. Cory was nice enough to start the fireplaces and welcome us. It was not a big deal but I think they should replenish the missing items. We would certainly consider renting this property again and we recommend it for large groups. If I could provide a little feedback to the owners, it would be that it was lacking some kitchen equipment and utensils. Also, there was no game room but in a way this was better for my group since we all got a chance to socialize and catch up. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
- Guest Philippg (New York)
- Date of stay 01/18/13
- Review Submitted 01/30/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
LEGENDARY Weekend in the Catskills
LEGENDARY Weekend in the Catskills
A group of nine couples (18 people total) stayed here for 2 nights. We all had big expectations for this weekend, and somehow all of our expectations were exceeded! First of all, the house itself is awesome. It's an old home that has been masterfully restored and added on to. It manages to hold on to an old hunting lodge feel (deer heads on the walls, wood burning stoves, wood floors) while bringing in modern conveniences (GREAT kitchen, plasma tv's, Xbox). The hot tub isn't huge, but definitely gets the job done. The house is plenty large enough for 18 people to spread out and not be on top of each other all weekend. The property is absolutely gorgeous. It's located maybe 100 yards uphill from the river and has spectacular views of the mountains, water, and Rip Van Winkle bridge. The property is vast enough that we felt completely secluded from the rest of the world; the neighboring houses are far enough away that we didn't have to worry about disturbing them. On Sunday morning, I walked out onto the porch about 10 am and heard absolutely nothing! I've been in the woods before, but I have never experienced such complete silence and seclusion. Owen (the owner) and the management team of Kat and Corey could not have made this vacation any easier. Kat made the entire rental process way too easy, and Corey was always available to service our every need. We were even greeted Friday evening by Owen himself! Amazing customer service! Being from the city, I will say that there is not an incredible amount of civilization around this house. The town of Catskill is a 7 minute drive away and does provide the conveniences of a grocery store, Walmart, Beer World (an absolute must!), and a liquor store. We didn't try any restaurants; we cooked all of our meals at the home. I would definitely recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle in the winter; the driveway is a dirt road and would be difficult if there was some significant snow and ice. However, the attitude of this house requires some sort of pickup or SUV mentality; a Prius just doesn't feel right in this environment. If you have a large group and are looking for a rustic cabin-in-the-words feel for a weekend of relaxation and catching up, then look no further: this is the place for you. I can't wait to stay here again! PS. Be sure to spend lots of time in the man cave-- you'll know what I'm talking about once you arrive!
- Guest Mark R.
- Date of stay 01/25/13
- Review Submitted 01/30/13
Owner response: We enjoyed these guys , (apparently), as much as they enjoyed being here. Its really satisfying for us to have guests who see the place as we ourselves see it. Best, Owen, Kat , Correy
By enlarge, after a series of communication problems the stay worked out well. There were enough rooms to allow people to spread out and not get in each others way. The place was quiet and peaceful and there was certainly lots of things to do with the kids in the area. The family was very helpful in the first couple of days to address the deficencies and Kat was invaluable keepng the place neat (there were 6 small kids). Problems include that the pool is a lap pool and is not heated. The size of the property is great and the view of the river is equally great, but it was a long way to carry the kayacs to the river. The bathrooms can do with an upgrading especially since I was paying a premium for the time we spent there. Also, the air conditioning was poor especially in the master bedroom, making it very uncomfortable to sleep on several nights. Overall we had a very pleasant restful stay
- Guest Aaron
- Date of stay 07/29/12
- Review Submitted 08/18/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: Though we in general pleased with the overall rating (4), and the fact that our guests had a " very pleasant, restful stay" at our lodge, we must take issue with several of the facts and observations that were sited here. 1.The pool is heated with the newly installed heat pump. The guests were instructed on how to modify temperature etc. If there were questions, these were never addressed to the several employees who were here to service just these kind of guests needs. The pool size was as represented in the web site. 2.The air-conditioning unit in the main -bedroom functioned perfectly. To the extent there were problems, those were not addressed to the our employees specifically in charge of addressing issues such as this. 3.There were more individuals staying in the house then the contract allowed and originally disclosed. The renters requested and the owner complied with the request to provide single beds in addition to queens that were part of room set -up. 4. At the renters request,we also ordered additional dressers to accommodate the extra people . 5.We also provided a service person to address the renter personal needs and requirements. 6.Had we been asked to move the kayaks to a place closer to the the river( i 300 yards) , we clearly would have done that. No other guest has asked for such a request. The renters told us this was the first time they have rented at homeaway. With respect to all involved, I think their expectations( as sited here) were unreasonable, and their critique( for the reasons sited), inaccurate and manifestly incomplete. We take great pride in what we do. Our past reviews bear witness to our process, and property. We wish all involved the very best. Owen Lipstein
The Hounds of Love are calling...
The Hounds of Love are calling...
Three Hounds Lodge is a dog friendly 9 bedroom home on 100 acres of property next to the Hudson river with a heated pool, hot tub, river access, country kitchen, full library, washer / dryer, cable TV, and BBQ. Located in Catskill, NY, just far enough away to be a secluded country oasis that you never have to leave, and just close enough to town that you don't feel stranded. The only time we left was to grab food at Price Chopper, which was only a 10 minute drive, and open 24 hours. Owen was a kind and generous host who opened up his home and invited us into his life. His collection of souvenirs from a life well lived is on display and open for discussion. If you are lucky enough, Owen will gladly share the details with you. Three Hounds is unique, charming, and rustic. This the perfect place for a large group of friends or family to spend some quality time together. Keep in mind, this isn't hotel living, no one is picking up after you, but we're all grown ups, we can handle it. Our whole group had a wonderful time here. Everyone is looking forward to coming back next year. Below are some comments from all the emails exchanged post Three Hounds weekend: "Seriously one of the best weekends EVER." "That was the best." "Awesome weekend!" "Wish-i-were-hot-tubbin..." "Thanks for a great weekend everybody!" "Best weekend ever!!!! Let's do this again." "Same time and place penciled in for next year." "This weekend was perfect." "What an epic time, thank you." "This was a weekend for the books." "Had an awesome weekend!"
- Guest Nathan N.
- Date of stay 06/01/12
- Review Submitted 06/17/12
Owner response: The whole experience was for pleasure us as well. The house, located as it is , on the Hudson River, has always worked for us, as a state as mind, as well as a place. Creative communities of all sorts, old friends, family re-unions etc. report much of the same experience,( described here).... all of which is gratifying. Thanks. Owen
A place to reflect and unwind
A place to reflect and unwind
With 9 large bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a long porch with great views, pool and jacuzzi and a lifetime worth of books, this home is ideal for large groups and family reunions. We ranged in age from 11 to 78 and there is truly something for everyone here. If you're looking for a hotel-like experience and immaculate grounds, this is NOT the place for you. If a chance glimpse of a bald eagle and turkey's trotting through the overgrowth are, then give it a try. The photo's do absolutely nothing to show the beauty of the home and surrounding land. It is a large home that has obviously had several additions over the years. It is rustic and eclectic at the same time with blown glass pendant lights, claw foot tubs and photo's that try to describe the history of the house and the achievements of its owner. There is plenty of cleared yard for a game of wiffleball, a small heated pool and a huge hot tub with built in lights and stereo. Take the kayaks down to the river...try some fishing...Ben caught a nice striper. Take a walk. Read a book about modern practices of excavation or the complete works of Shakespeare...and many topics in between. The area has plenty of diversions including historic Olana, quaint Main Street in Hudson and Hunter mountain. Grocery store five minutes away in case you forgot something. Owen was responsive and accommodating. He was there to greet us and we had a number in case there were any issues...there weren't. The house was clean but a work in progress. Remnants of the stage are out by the driveway and you'll want to have bug spray and proper shoes if there's been any rain. Lots of bee's too...but they don't bother anyone. The pool and porch could use some more comfy chairs....seems we were always out of forks, finding the light switches was a challenge and the bathrooms could use some hooks for towels. But all very minor issues for a house of this age, size and location. This was our 4th Homeaway stay and finding 8+ bedrooms is always a challenge but this home was just perfect for us. We would absolutely return....and hope that someday the Bard does too!
- Guest Joe C. (Westford, Massachusetts)
- Date of stay 05/25/12
- Review Submitted 05/29/12
Owner response: We were glad to hear about the Ben's stripers.We are ordering some more chairs for around the pool. And we are delighted that you guys enjoyed the place as much as we do. The Bard will return.
rustic and comfortable home, acres to roam. great experience.
rustic and comfortable home, acres to roam. great experience.
we were 2 families with a bunch of kids staying over a long weekend mid february. the kids spent their time exploring the house, swimming in the hot tub, searching for deer on the hills overlooking the hudson, playing in the creek near the house, and tending the bonfire in the yard. several bedrooms for them to spread out. the house is rustic yet clean and extremely comfortable. a long porch looking out over the hudson, a patio deck off the master bedroom, a large wooden dining table in the front yard for meals in the sun- details like these made for a variety of settings that created a peacefully perfect weekend. owner was a breeze to deal with. the whole experience was a pleasure.
- Guest elav (brooklyn)
- Date of stay 02/17/12
- Review Submitted 02/22/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
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2 night min stay
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Please email us if you are inquiring about an event, such as a wedding, reunions, parties or corporate events. Additional charges may apply. *Discounts will be considered for an extended stay.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Fire Wood: $100
- Property Damage Protection: $89
- Cleaning Fee: $390
- Taxes Included
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- Nearest Airport: Albany Internation Airport at 30 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrack, In Hudson, NY at 10 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: NYS Thruway at 5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: The Stewart House at 3 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Hunter Mountain and Windham Mts at 25 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Catskill Country Club at 10 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: The Stewart House, In Athens NY at 3 Miles
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: Owen's background is in publishing: at the age of 30, he launched American Health magazine which won the National Magazine Award for Excellence, and later was owner and editor of several other magazines including Psychology Today, Mother Earth News and Spy. The Wall Street Journal called him the 'Wunderkind of the '80s.' Upon moving to the Hudson Valley, he became managing partner and editor-in-chief of InsideOut magazineOwen Lipstein — founder of Shakespeare on the Hudson — says that the next phase of Shakespeare on the Hudson has been 'the biggest project of [his] lifetime.' Call it, if you will, unfinished business. After purchasing the disparate properties that now make up the grounds of Shakespeare on the Hudson nearly 15 years ago, Owen has steadily been working towards turning it into a fully functioning, self-subsidizing cultural center. Shakespeare on the Hudson not only provides space for private events (such as weddings, parties, and romantic getaways for two), but cultural events, such as readings with authors and live, 'Inside the Actor's Studio'-style interviews with important figures who make the Hudson Valley their home. He also hopes to host adventure weekends for kayaking and rock climbing, organize bird watching retreats, and have storytelling conferences that feature first-time authors to New York Times bestsellers. Shakespeare on the Hudson originally started as a space to stage critically acclaimed productions of Shakespeare's plays. After several seasons of packed houses and positive press, Owen saw the potential for SoH to morph into something more. With the intention of SoH one day becoming a self-sustaining space for a variety of events, he began developing the three houses on the property. The covered bridge made out of Oak and Pine trees harvested from the property and the in-ground heated pool with a light-house and an oak beam porch are just some of the innovative additions.
Why the Owner Chose Catskill:
Imagine being able to step into a Thomas Cole painting and see the Hudson River Valley as its first inhabitants must have. With its 100 acres of forest crisscrossed by streams and hiking trails and its near mile of riverfront property, Shakespeare on the Hudson allows its guests the opportunity to turn back the hands of time while still enjoying the comforts of the modern day. This remarkable property is the ideal setting for weddings, corporate retreats and cultural events. Located in Catskill, NY on the shores of the Hudson River, SoH can boast some of the most unique and breathtakingly beautiful property in the Hudson Valley. The three guest houses that comprise the lodging available on site all feature riverfront views that you will find nowhere else, unspoiled by trains, buildings or power lines. At night, the lights from the city of Hudson just across the river are a reminder that there are people out there, somewhere, but our guests delight in their own privacy.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
We believe that the grounds themselves are the most impressive part of Shakespeare on the Hudson. The near 100 acres of land that make up SoH are home to almost every variety of tree native to this area of New York State. Hundreds of species of birds, including herons, bald eagles, hawks and owls can be seen on the property. Deer and red fox abound, creating a magical natural world right outside your doorstep just begging to be explored. The river itself boasts more than 200 species of fish, most notably shad, Atlantic sturgeon, and striped bass, which come swarming up the river from the open ocean in mid-spring. Kayaking, fishing and boating are encouraged as this is one of only a handful of locations along either side of the Hudson that does not require you to cross over train tracks or under huge power lines to access the water.
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On the banks of the Hudson River.
Welcome to the River Lodge. The covered bridge
view from the front lawn
The Hudson River from the Lodge.
The spa! Open for your enjoyment 365 days per year...
The pool in April- it is heated and delightful.
The Great Room complete with a 60 inch tv and x box.
The stairs to the second floor.
Upstairs open hall way with a libary
Your reading room
the driveway up to the River Lodge
The view from the front door
The heated pool - heated and open from April to November
Our country kitchen
the living room
Sitting room complete with a 60 inch TV, Apple TV and a DVD player
The Master bedroom
bedroom all bedrooms (nine of them) have a queen bed, dresser, and fresh towels
The river front beach... great for fishing
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