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Dani Thompson

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

Private 11 Bedroom Cabin on the Hudson River

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 11
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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A stunning lodge style retreat

Join us 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!

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 vessle 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 while you take an evening dip in the pool.

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
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Dani Thompson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

About Dani Thompson

Shakespeare on the Hudson provides an optimal venue for gatherings of many sizes and shapes. Including unique gatherings like your own.

Dani Thompson purchased this estate in 1997

Why Dani Thompson chose Catskills

With unmatched views of the Hudson River Valley, the property experiences the unique character of the river herself.

What makes this estate unique

In the heart of the Catskill Mountains, on the shore of the Hudson River, in the solice of 101 acres of old growth forest; Shakespeare on the Hudson is amazing.


based on 22 traveler reviews

Private 11 Bedroom Cabin on the Hudson River
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 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: Dec 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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Amazing River Setting

  • 5 of 5

Amazing River Setting and spectacular event venue, Shakespeare on the Hudson was wonderfully comfortable and intimate for our party of 30 friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The River House -- A Romantic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What can I say this house has it all!

This is my second time staying at one of the Shakespeare on the Hudson properties and it's true when they say "second time's the charm"!

Our first trip to the Catskills, we stayed at the Hudson Hotel, and while it was gorgeous, we did not have a pleasant experience. And when I say that, I don't mean the property, but the overall experience with the locals. However when I explain the circumstances of our first visit, the kind folks at Shakespeare On the Hudson were determined to change our minds, and offered to let us check out the Yellow House for a weekend.

Before I get into the description of our stay, I must talk first about the employees at Shakespeare on the Hudson, which is undoubtedly the true asset to this amazing property.

I had the pleasure of working with the booking agent for this property for over a year; Kat, and her the team are some of the nicest warmhearted individuals you will ever have the pleasure to work with. She is truly the heart of the property and goes above and beyond to make sure all visitors feel welcomed informed and well prepared for their stay.

As you can imagine with the property this big is very important to be able to stay in contact with the caretakers and other folks that can help you with any questions.

The property itself is simply beautiful! Breathe-taking views and the house is charming and well decorated with a rustic feel. It's quite spacious and we had a group of people come with us to make memories that will last a life time.

There are three things to note about this property -- the property uses well water, which is harmless but quite stinky. Bring lots of incense and scented bubble bath. We went in October and the Jacuzzi and pool were perfect, also there is a fire pit to warm up by if you want to roast some marshmallows. Last but not least, this is place is a photographers dream come true, there are so many wonderful places to take amazing photos.

-Jenni Lewis-Ford

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweat Box on the Hudson

  • 1 of 5

I arranged this for my family and I was so embarrassed. We have used VRBO for 20 years and I have never written a negative review...before this.

We were ready and excited for "rustic charm". This house was simply dirty and not maintained well. Chipped paint in bathrooms, no shower curtains in some of the bathrooms, strong musty odor in downstairs bedrooms. I specifically asked KAT, before I signed a contract, if the home had central air and she replied"yes". The home did not have central air, only 3 small portable units that did not come close to cooling this huge home. The bedrooms reached 85 degrees at night. There was not a single screen on a door or window in the entire house. This made opening any doors or windows impossible due to the bugs. Why not have any screens?? The guests in the bottom 2 bedrooms had to check in to the hotel (the owner's) for the last two nights as the room was unbearable to stay in due to no AC. We paid top dollar for this home and did not expect to deal with the onslaught of issues the week were there. We never heard from the owner or Kat again. Bud, the maintenance man tried as best he could but portable units had to be emptied of water every couple of hours or they shut off completely...who wants to deal with that on vacation? The kitchen was filthy and the appliances were at least 30 years old and really dirty. The kitchen was not equipped to make a meal for 22 people! The linens on the bed were thin and the scratchy and the towels provided were "oversized hand towels". The pool is covered in rust. There were no chairs by the pool, then when we asked they brought 2 over. We had 20 people there. There were three small rickety old wood chairs on the front porch for seating. There were cigarette buts allover the front porch when we arrived. As I mentioned, we were ready for the rustic charm as it was described in the VRBO listing. Ralph Lauren's name should not be associated with this home. We would have been more comfortable in tents. The view was fabulous. The kayaks were far and had a snake and lots of spiders in them. The home was just not well maintained and the problems were not able to be fixed in a 5 night stay. I spoke with the owner upon our return, he said he would refund the Hotel stay, but never did. We were so disappointed in the home. The owners eloquent description on VRBO does not describe the home we stayed in...not by a long shot.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marblehead, MA

Perfect Place for A Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Shakespeare on the Hudson was the perfect location for our family reunion. With thirty people ranging in age from eight months to mid seventies, we were a big and eclectic group, but the River Lodge met everyone's needs. Lots of space, a beautifully appointed house, plenty of big areas for congregating and socializing, an enormous lawn which was perfect for impromptu team sports, a fire pit for s'mores, and of course the beautiful Hudson River right there-- this house truly has it all. The kids had fun swimming in the pool outdoors and playing pool indoors, and the kitchen was big enough for many cooks at once. (One suggestion: the kitchen could use a couple of large cooking pots and large serving bowls). The walls are surprisingly thick-- noise traveled between the rooms right next to each other but not from one part of the house to another. Bob was quick to send Dave over to fix the kitchen door that was stuck, and he was friendly and fixed it quickly. We loved being there in the summertime and took full advantage of swimming and kayaking in the river, hiking the trails, and chasing fireflies in the woods, but this house seems ideally suited to every season.

We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at the house, but the last night we ate at the Stewart House's River Garden, a beautiful B&B and restaurant that is part of Shakespeare on the Hudson. Kim was very helpful in accommodating our group and arranging for a tasty buffet that met our food requests and pleased all age groups.

Everybody agreed that we should have our next reunion at Shakespeare on the Hudson again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

The property and house are spectacular - sprawling, private, funky, yet convenient to transportation and services! The house was in great shape and the property managers were unobtrusive yet responsive. Wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
albany international airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Stewart House
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Spirit of the Hudson
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Catskill Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak in Hudson
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
New York Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Stewart House, in Athens, NY
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Hunter Mountain
Car: recommended

Imagine...a secluded rustic lodge on a 90 acre estate with a mile of river frontage on the mighty Hudson. Private beach, with 90 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, seasonal hot spa and heated outdoor pool.

Ski: 23 minutes from Hunter and Windham Mountains



Relaxing with freinds, family and associates


Rates & Availability

Catskill Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Spring/Summer 2016
Apr 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $500
Property Damage Protection $79
Maintenance Fee $100

Please email us if you are inquiring about an event,(wedding) Additional charges 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 48 hours upon 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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Catskill Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , This is a private bathroom with the master suite
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , this is a master bedroom suite with its own private bathroom
  • Provided in all bathroom: Additional fresh towels and wash cloths.
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen , This is a master suite with private bathroom & balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , private bathroom / sliding glass door and balcony
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , Sliding glass with balcony
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , Sliding Glass door with balcony
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Sliding glass door with balcony
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Sliding Glass door with balcony
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Sliding Glass door with balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Sliding Glass door with balcony
    Bedroom 11 - 1 queen
  • Provided in all the bedrooms: Eight of the bedrooms have sliding glass doors with exceptional views! All bedroom have 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.
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The Hudson River Lodge also know as Three Hounds, 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 8 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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