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10 Bedrooms plus loft, expansive estate on the Hudson / Seasonal heated pool

Bedrooms 11
Half Baths1
Space 10,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

The Hudson River House has the Most Spectacular Views in the Hudson Valley

The Hudson River House provides majestic views and grand spaces. If you are looking for a secluded, beautifully rustic escape, the Hudson River House is that and more.

Take in the view: we have any outdoor porches to enjoy outstanding views of the Hudson River, woodlands and the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.

Get Comfy

Guest rooms and bathrooms are quite spacious. Our upstairs master suite has a “widow’s peak” loft with a 360 degree view. Enjoy a bath in our claw foot tub with unobstructed river views. With an open space kitchen and four-story windows, become a master chef during your secluded getaway!

Stroll around the private grounds to your heart’s delight, the driveway is a mile long so expect seclusion. Enjoy a swim in the heated pool.

Grand living areas including game room, open space kitchen, dining and sitting room, and music room.

More Details

Owen Lipstein
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017

About Owen Lipstein

Owen Lipstein's background is in publishing and media management and was the "Toast of New York." Now married to Maggie Fine, Owen is madly in love and even more creative. He has designed magnificent properties in The Hudson River Valley .

"American Health Magazine," "Psychology Today," "Mother Earth News," "InsideOut" and "Spy Magazine" are all creations of Owen. The Wall Street Journal called him the "Wunderkind of the '80s.'"

Owen Lipstein purchased this estate in 1997

Why Owen Lipstein chose Catskills

The view. Privacy, seclusion, eclectic charming decor. Sleep like a grand slumber party. Plenty of bathrooms. Maid service, chefs available for gourmet food service. Lots of grassy parking. Completely unique property and accommodations.

What makes this estate unique

Privacy, comfort, offers ability to unwind. Gazebo, wood floored and covered pavilion. Weddings from any number to 200 guests. All special events welcome.


Catskill Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , also has two sinks and mirrors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , two sinks, a tub and a stand up shower (master bathroom)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , full sink and vanity
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Toilet / sink
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , and a sink
  • In each bathroom is equipped with: fresh towels, hand soap and clean bathmats.
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with a private balcony and an Amazing View!
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , Master Suite with private bathroom
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom / with a private bathroom
    Bedroom 11 - 1 queen , Master Suite / with private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The master suite has a queen bed and a private Balcony. There is also a sky room upstairs from (on the third floor) the master suite that has a queen size bed and a private Balcony. From the balcony you have a panoramic view of the Hudson River in your own private oasis. The remaining rooms are along the west wing of the second floor. Each bedroom has a dresser, nightstand, lamp and most of bedrooms have a large closets. The newly added Master Suites are on the ground level with sliding glass doors opening up to the pool level and your own private view of the Hudson. Each of the suites have their own private extra large bathroom with a tub / shower combination. In the sitting room on the ground level (located int the common area outside the master suites), you will enjoy a 60 inch screen TV for your viewing pleasure.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • 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
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The Estate offers for hire chefs, on site full time maids, parking attendant, grounds keeper.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

10 Bedrooms plus loft, expansive estate on the Hudson / Seasonal heated pool
average rating of 4.240741 based on 54 reviews

Fantastic Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to Owen and his team for crafting such a remarkable property. The house definitely exceeded our expectations and the photos do not do it justice! As you wander around the property you will find more and more rooms, with a surprise in each corner (grand piano, ping pong and pool tables etc.). Not only was there ample amount of room (we had a party of 23), the living areas were very tastefully decorated as well! The group enjoyed viewing all the rare antiquities and vintage trinkets.

The group barely left the house as we enjoyed using the pool and hot tub. Each night we gathered around the amazing fire put down by the river, which was stocked and prepared for us pre-arrival. In addition, the kitchen was large and user-friendly, especially since we had several experienced chefs in the group. We also had no problems moving some furniture around to fit all 23 people at the dining table.

Furthermore, the service provided by Kathryn and Corey was extremely prompt. Kathryn made the process hassle-free and even sent out pre-arrival packets that provided us with information on the surrounding area. Corey, the house manager, was very responsive when it came to house issues, and he also did a great job bringing us some extremely powerful speakers.

If you are looking for a tasteful mansion tucked away in a little slice of paradise to catch up with friends and family this is it. We would definitely want to return next year.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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6 5

An ideal Fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I hosted a large group of family with ages ranging from 70 to 1 year old. Everyone loved the expansive house and there was plenty of room for all the kids to disappear and play while the adults caught up. The house is situated on a gorgeous location and even the non-early birds were hard pressed to miss a sunrise on the Hudson. While the kitchen is not one that a gourmet chef may desire, it totally offered all that we needed to prepare the meal of the year. The three separate downstairs living rooms offered everyone a chance to go off on their own and all the bedrooms were big and nice. If you like showering, there is only 1 shower so be prepared for that, but the tubs are all very nice and great for kids. The owner and his team were attentive and friendly as well with great tips on local haunts and easy getaways. I could not recommend this home more highly to large groups that like an isolated setting with easy access to nature and the Hudson river. And the hot tub was outstanding given the warm fall weather too.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that John & Family had a great stay! I do however want to note that we currently have 3 showers. I was not able to be here to meet the group... which i regret because, I think maybe they missed a bathroom! There is one that is kind-of hidden between 2 rooms. We have 3 full bathrooms and a Half Bath! Thanks, Sally
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The Shakespeare house was everything we were looking for and more! Exceptionally perfect gateway!

  • 5 of 5

I arrived at the house march 17, around 4:30pm and Ian was waiting patiently, he welcomed me and gave me the tour of the house, giving me all the info I needed to have a great stay. I was mesmerized with the rustic beauty of the house, the enormous space and the unfinished touch that gave the house that warmth and made us feel like home only adding few hundred years back to our lovely experience! Ian took me to the town hotel where I had some nice food and drinks while I waited for my group to arrive since I was the first getting there. We all had an incredible 3 night stay. For sure it's been my best birthday year so far. We were able to move furniture around to accommodate ourselves, we kept the whole space neat and even recycled everything we brought. I strongly recommend this state for big groups that need to escape from the hectic city life, to get lost into the beautiful views of the Hudson River and nature, it was incredibly peaceful. The house, the view, nature and even the weather were the perfect birthday gift anyone could have! Hot tub was super nice as well! Everyone felt like if it was their own birthday and that was a very satisfying feeling for me, we were all super happy with our choice, we were able to accommodate everyone from the spacious dining room and living room area, to the comfy cozy bedrooms, specially the ones with views.

We are all fancying summer time already because we will all be coming back for sure as many time as needed. I'm thankful to Ian and Cory for their attention, and for making us feel like we were at home, they were both super kind, helpful and great people to be around. Cheers to a beautiful birthday at my favorite Catskills home! Until next time Shakespeare on the Hudson! 🙏🏼❤💯🌞✨🎊🎁🍃😍

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great time with friends for a weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a big group of people escape the city and come to the house for a weekend of good food and company. The house and grounds were lovely, we used the hot tub and lit fires in the fireplace and took advantage of the big tables for family dinner. This was our second year visiting and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us again. We are glad you enjoyed the weekend. Hoping you will visit again next year. All the best!
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Flawless experience for 22 people - great value

  • 5 of 5

This listing is a truly special find. A huge home with great spaces for hanging out with the group or space to find some solitude when you need it. The owner's use of pieces of the original structure, re-purposed in really creative ways, brought a unique character to the estate. The pool was warm and large enough for our group, hot tub was excellent, bedrooms comfortable, well stocked kitchen and quality BBQ, beautiful views - We will definitely be back, thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for gatherings, parties and vacation.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were fascinated by the beauties of this location. Not only does the house have amazing features and great natural lighting, but the tranquility, the surroundings and the view is more than a thumbs up. Definitely a go to place to get away from urban rural area and escape to a calm and vintage style home. We used the location for a wedding and it was perfect. The house complimented our theme and you can play around with the area and layout. They have large open space and the pool and hot tub were fun! This is a place we are thinking of traditionally visiting once every year if possible.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Stewart House, Athens, NY
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Athens, New York
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Catskill Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak, Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
NYS Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Stewart House, in Athens, NY
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Hunter Mt
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
Hudson River House
Car: necessary

Shakespeare on the Hudson and the estate's secluded mansions are a destination for tranquility and enjoyable gathering. The beautiful landscape and comfortable spacious acomodations makes this Hudson Valley property an ideal venue for gatherings and festivities of all sizes and configurations.

Located on the Hudson River. With a long private driveway. Very Private and wonderfully secluded.

Imagine..your own pebble beach on the Hudson River....

The River House offers eleven comfortable bedrooms, and 7 1/2 bathrooms - a sprawling masterpiece (loft style) that is a mere 200 feet from the Hudson River. Including three spacious master suites, and a brand new Sun Cal spa tub.

Minutes from Hudson, New York (recently named one of the 10 coolest cities in the US.)

Other Activities: Go to Olana, where Frederick Church put his hat.

Visit Hudson, NY by ferry from the village of Athens.

For restaurants (from the ultra-chic to the down and dirty), art events, or just hanging.

Antiquing is the passion for many who come here. Saugerties, Hudson, Woodstock, Coxsackie and Athens are some treasure-hunting locations of interest.

Striped Bass come swarming up the river in late April- June.

It is not unusual to pull a 25 pound fish out of the river; this is one of the best places to fish the Hudson River. You can fish from shore and catch your own herring from the Corlear (Shakespeare) Creek- which runs through the property.

This property is only one hour from major attractions, such as:

Saratoga / Saratoga Race Track and Casino

Six Flags Theme Park

2 Water Parks

Health and Wellnes Spa's


Bald eagles are abundant in the sky above; so are blue herons, hawks, and owls of fantastic variety. Deer are your neighbors.

Golf: Windham Country Club

Windham Country Club is an 18-hole public golf course located in the scenic Northern Catskills of New York State. Designed in 1928 by Len Raynor.

Also just minutes away:

SunnyView Golf

Rainbow Golf

Catskill Country Club

Ski: 20 minutes from Windham ski area, which is has recently made significant improvements to their wonderful mountain.

Hunter Mountain is 25 minutes away- just as exciting.

2 hours by Amtrak from NYC, 20 minutes from Albany.


Rates & Availability

Catskill Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 30 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Winter 2017
Oct 16 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Maintenance Fee $100
Cleaning fee $500
Property Damage Protection $59

Please email us if you are inquiring about an event,(wedding) Additional charges may apply.Please note that we ask for a refundable rental deposit of 1500.00 for a rental and 2500.00 for events. Deposits will be refunded within 7 days of departure.We ask all guests upon arrival & departure to tour the property with one of our staff member to insure your deposit will be fully refunded

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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