About the property
- Estate10000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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.
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 seasonal heated pool.
Grand living areas including game room, open space kitchen, dining and sitting room, and music room.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
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 Catskill
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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fantastic Weekend Retreat
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.
An ideal Fall getaway
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.
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
We had such a wonderful time at Shakespeare on the Hudson. It's true the photos do not do it justice. I don't know if it's possible to capture just how beautiful the setting is. We had a large group with children of all ages as well as parents stay and there was something to do here for everyone. We never felt we were on top of each other as there's so much space. I highly recommend this place for gatherings or quiet time.
Beautiful property, great for groups
Unique house with lots of bedrooms and fun areas - great for large groups
Had a wonderful stay with 22 guests total. The manager Audrey walked us through the house and answered any questions we had. The house is perfect for large groups, plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. The WiFi connection was not great but wasn’t a huge issue. Overall a great vacation rental! We’re looking to rebook soon— that’s how much we enjoyed the house!
Group Weekend in the Catskills
Shakespeare on the Hudson was the perfect place to host our 20-person birthday party for my wife. There was ample space (both for sleeping and for congregating), the house was in good condition, and in light of some February weather, we made use of the fireplace and the hot tub! Our hosts were incredibly responsive and flexible. And to top all of that, the view can't be beat!
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 spa hot 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. Or stay in Catskill and visit Thomas Cole's house.
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 Wellness 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:
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
Additional information about rental rates
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