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On the River - 10 bedrooms with Seasonal Heated Pool

Bedrooms 10
Space 8,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

10 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms. Your private own private Estate on the Hudson River

In the heart of the Catskill Mountains with spectacular views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.

Recently upgraded with spectacular amenities to make your stay even more enjoyable!

Outside the Village of Athens

Across from the City of Hudson

Snuggled in the Hudson Valley

On the majestic Hudson River

Through the covered bridge

Over Shakespeare's Creek

Enter the deep old growth forest of

Shakespeare on the Hudson and her Hudson River Lodge.

The drive meanders through thick woods

Following the cascading waters over rock and under branch

Rushing toward the Hudson River

Where your mansion is perched but

Two hundred feet from her bank.

The Hudson River Lodge at Shakespeare on the Hudson

awaits you and your guests with merry anticipation.

Resting upon a casual bluff, Hudson River Lodge enjoys spectacular views of the Hudson River Valley.

The River has a heart

Her waters ebb and flow

As Her tide shifts

To surprise Your visit to Her shore.

Stroll along the estate's mile long riverfront.

From your kayak, upon calm water, watch an ocean bound vessel ply the great Hudson.

A Blue Heron stands silently stalking his breakfast.

Life slows down and becomes more relaxed

Alongside a river.

A perfect setting for a grand gathering.

Reclining in the Great Room

Calming to the quiet of the vast estate

A pie bakes in the oven

Your guests begin to arrive.

All settled into their comfortable accommodations

Your Family, Friends, and Associates

Enjoy exploring the spacious Rustic House and surrounding 101 acres of woods, lawn and beach. Your environment feels like Ralph Lauren.

With lunch searing on the grill

Your gathering becomes lively around the heated swimming pool and across the expansive lawn reaching to the river shore.

In the evening, far away on the opposite shore the lights of Hudson, NY twinkle.

After a comfortable nights sleep

Awaken refreshed to the warm morning sun rising in the sky directly across the river.

Downstairs, the crowd gathers in the spacious kitchen.

The bacon is crisp and the coffee is hot.

The beginning of another great day at

Shakespeare on the Hudson.

More Details

Dani Thompson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Dani Thompson

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.

Dani Thompson purchased this estate in 1995

Why Dani Thompson 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 boasts some of the most unique and breathtakingly beautiful property in the Hudson Valley. The two 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.

What makes this estate unique

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.


Catskill Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink and mirror
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink and mirror
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , sink and mirror
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , sink and mirror
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathroom have additional fresh towels and wash cloths.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen , Master suite, private bathroom & balcony
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , Master suite, private bathroom & balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sliding screen door & balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , With sliding screen door & balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , With sliding glass door & balcony
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , With sliding glass door & balcony
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , With sliding glass door & balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom, private bathroom & balcony
  • Provided in all the bedrooms: Eight of the bedrooms have sliding glass doors with exceptional views! All bedroom has fresh linings and towels. Each bedroom has a dresser for your clothing. *We also offer additional roll a way beds or cribs available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The Hudson River Lodge is a great vacation destination for family outing or just to get away from your daily routine. We promise you will leave refreshed and recharge! Just recently, we have added spectacular new amenities to the Hudson River Lodge to ensure your enjoyment of a best vacation experience ever! Also added, a state of the art, heat pump to the private swimming pool you will enjoy overlooking the Hudson River - The new heat pump allows you to enjoy the pool 10 months out of the year! It is warm and inviting on a cool night! We will consider all rental inquires, please send us an email. We are pet friendly. Corporate events, weddings, parties, corporate events, seminars and vacationers that needed a some R & R.


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On the River - 10 bedrooms with Seasonal Heated Pool
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews

Yellow House of Dreams

  • 5 of 5

We originally rented the lodge but due to a last minute cancellation we were offered the yellow house. What an amazing house it was! There were in total 18 of us there and it never felt crowded, we probably could have had 50 and it would have felt just as spaced out. The master suite has an amazing bathtub overlooking the river and the sunrise, two great rocking chairs, and extremely comfortable bed and a loft with an additional queen in it (separated by a curtain, stairs and another door) this loft has the best views and perhaps the most comfortable bed in the house. There was plenty to keep us entertained, televisions, a pool table, a massive farm table to play card/games on. The dogs were in heaven. The hot tub was perfect, underneath you can plug your iPhone in, a tip from Bud. Kat and Suede are truly amazing and were always available. Bud and (his brother) checked up on us and were super friendly, a great bunch of folks working for the property. The kitchen was sufficient enough to get all our cooking done for 18. The stove is only a four top which made it a tad difficult for cooking "family breakfast" but truthfully, everyone was on different sleep schedules so it really didn't matter. The three suites downstairs are an easy lead out to the hot tub and fire pit (we never motivated to get down there due to the extreme cold, but talked a big talk to do so.) The only drawbacks that aren't even that big of a deal 1. the upstairs gets pretty warm at night, the room with the two twins is almost unbearably hot 2. getting to the porch that is an easy lead to the hot tub (have i mentioned how awesome the hot tub is?) is a trek from the rest of the house (there's a window in the kitchen that could easily convert to a door if you're thinking of any remodeling jobs guys!) but it isn't terribly difficult to walk the extra two rooms to get there.

It began to snow while we were up there and were very accommodating when we were discussing if we should try to risk the trek back to the city or stay another night. Our hearts wanted to stay, but knowing there was a foot of snow on the way we decided to head home. Bud mentioned they're building an even larger property soon. Hopefully we'll be the first to book it!

Thanks so much for an AMAZING New Years!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. The Hudson River House is quite amazing and we were happy to switch you from the Hudson River Lodge. Both properties are hidden gem on the Hudson! I am so glad you and your family were able to relax and enjoy yourselves. Best, Kathryn
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Our weekend at the lodge was beautiful! We were surrounded by nature at it's best!

  • 4 of 5

Our weekend at Three Hounds @ Shakespeare on the Hudson was wonderful! There were 32 of us and there was plenty of room for all of us to sleep, eat and relax comfortably. The grounds were beautiful with a perfect view and trail down to the Hudson River. We went fishing, biking and had several games of wiffle ball in the yard. The pool and hot tub were wonderful. The lodge is close to Walmart (very convenient) and several beautiful quaint towns. The lodge has a very rustic feel and met all of our needs. The bedrooms were very nice and clean. The only negative thing to say is that the main door to the house and three of the bathrooms did not have locks on the doors and at least 3 of them really need to be updated. Curtains are definitely needed in the bathroom adjoining the largest bedroom, and some of the burners on the kitchen stove did not work. I really hate to even say this, because we really did have a wonderful time. Thank you for opening your home to us !

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly magical - it has a special place in my heart

  • 5 of 5

This house has a homey, rustic ambiance that makes you feel right at home as soon as you step in. It is very artfully done, and cozy in the interior. Everything works great: kitchen, bathrooms, appliances, etc.

Then you go outside: a beautiful natural lawn surrounded by lush forrest. Can't say enough about the beautiful nature on these property, you need to experience it for yourself.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a truly idyllic spot -- the pool, the river, the lawn -- it's all gorgeous. The house is also wonderful. It has a ton of character. I would go here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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reconnnecting to the land

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing and the land a peace oasis.

I got to this wonderful place right after moving to nyc from Rome, Italy. Being able to wonder in the land along the river made me think a lot about the first comers to such a vital energetic imposing nature. I also though a lot about those who that land were already calling home. This place helped me to reconnect to its ancient energy, awake my spirit and come in touch with my most primitive self. I felt like an explorer in a benevolent land. Thanks for sharing this amazing place and making it feel like home to me :)

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Zen Life

  • 5 of 5

The property is located on remote banks of hudson, easily accessible from hudson station using cab. It provides amazing views of the hudson lake and surrounding area. The house is very spacious, well equipped and has a unique character

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Albany Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Stewart House
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Athens, New York
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Catskill Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrack, In Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
NYS Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Stewart House, In Athens NY
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Hunter Mountain and Windham Mts
Car: recommended

Imagine...a secluded rustic lodge on a 101 acre estate with a mile of river frontage on the mighty Hudson. Private beach, with 101 acres of old growth forest.

Just across the river (ten minutes) from Hudson, New York.

Quick drive to Albany, Capitol Region, Saratoga, Kingston, Athens, Woodstock, Saugerties and West Point.

Great for family reunions, bridal showers, corporate events, birthday parties and weddings!

Other Activities: Exploring in the woods and along the creek and on the river shore. Kayaking, just installed hot spa, heated outdoor pool.

Ski: 23 minutes from Hunter and Windham Mountains



Relaxing with freinds, family and associates


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500
Property Damage Protection $99
Maintenance Fee $100

Please email us if you are inquiring about an event,(wedding) Additional charges may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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