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On the River - 10 bedrooms with Seasonal Heated Pool

Catskill, NY, USA
  • Estate8000 sqft
  • Bedrooms10
  • Sleeps22
  • Bathrooms6
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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.


Dani Thompson

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
      • Bedroom 10
        1 queen, Master suite, private bathroom & balcony
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Master bedroom, 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 9
        1 queen, Master suite, private bathroom & balcony
      • Bedroom 6
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 7
        1 queen, With sliding glass door & balcony
      • Bedroom 8
        1 queen, With sliding glass door & balcony
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen
      • 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.


      • 6 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, sink and mirror
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, sink and mirror
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, sink and mirror
      • Bathroom 4
        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.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Breathtaking Views!
        • Beachfront
          This property sits on the banks of the Hudson River. You can fish from the property or launch a kayak.
        • Lake View
          On the banks of the Hudson River
        • Mountain View
          View the Catskill Mountains from the property.
        • Oceanfront
        • Rural
        • Water View


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Catering available


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      The livingroom has a 60 inch flat screen TV. We also have a DVD player and a brand new Xbox!
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                      (3) There are three wood stoves in this home.


                        • Kitchen
                          A huge country style kitchen. Large fridge/freezer with an ice maker and water.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Mister Coffee
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Double over / Great for cooking
                        • Refrigerator
                          Double sided stainless steel refrigerator with an ice maker
                        • Stove
                          Counter top gas burners with grill
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Large dining area
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 24 people


                                • Books
                                  Plenty of reading!!!
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  XBox gaming system.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Mid Hudson Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  3 60' Flat Screens in the home


                                    • Balcony
                                      Eight of the bedrooms have an sliding glass doors with a balcony. Off the living room there is also an outdoor balcony with additional seating.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Plenty of outdoor tables and chairs to sit around and enjoy yourselves.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayaks are provided upon request and can be launched from the property. (for an additional fee)
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      There is plenty of lawn space offered with this property! Kick back in a lawn chair and watch the boats go by on the Hudson River or watch the kids play baseball!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      There are two outdoor grills on the property. One is a gas grill and the other is your traditional grill. There is also an outdoor fire pit to sit around and enjoy yourselves.
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      There is an outdoor porch where you will find yourself with you enjoying your morning coffee and watch the deer right on the lawn.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Heated private outdoor pool. The pool is open 8 months out of the year. (weather permitting).

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef
                                                • Staff


                                                    • playground
                                                    • churches
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • winery tours
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • 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

                                                                • rafting
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • 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
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • 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.

                                                                      30 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Our weekend at the lodge was beautiful! We were surrounded by nature at it's best!

                                                                      Cathy D.

                                                                      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 !

                                                                      Shakespeare on The Hudson is epic!

                                                                      Ryan F.

                                                                      I could write an essay on this beautiful home, but it is the land and the hosts that make the real magic here. My weekend was truly unforgetable.

                                                                      Gorgeous property! Lovely owners, charming home

                                                                      Katerina A.

                                                                      I love this property! It's so magestic and really feels like an escape from New York City (even though it's just two hours away). Great scenic view of the river.. even swam in it! Loved that it felt secluded and remote yet that we could find great farm stands and Hudson just a short drive away. Also: the house is whimsical - decorated super eclectically and beautifully. Highly recommend!

                                                                      The Zen Life

                                                                      Akshay V.

                                                                      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

                                                                      a unique experience in nature

                                                                      Marta P.

                                                                      I came to have a break from the city and to work remotely during 3 days. It was a unique and wonderful experience. The house has a very romantic and homey flavor. Working from the porch with views to the Hudson river is one of the most luxurious things i have ever experienced. The connection with nature was immediate, and it actually made me be very productive and inspired in my work. The other people in the house were very special and we had great dinners and time around the fire together.

                                                                      I definitely recommend this place for a short retreat from the city.

                                                                      Truly magical - it has a special place in my heart

                                                                      Daniel H.

                                                                      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.


                                                                      Catskill, NY, USA

                                                                      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 Golf Fishing Relaxing with freinds, family and associates

                                                                      Rates & Availability

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

                                                                      30 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.8/5
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