Exterior photo (L) by Alexandra Arnold; Living room photo (R) by Mick Hales. Courtesy of Airbnb.
The fish room, the creepy Halloween decorations, “I made it nice!” — IYKYK. Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” has captured many an iconic moment at Blue Stone Manor, former cast member Dorinda Medley’s home in the Berkshires. And now you, too, can live like a reality TV star, as Dorinda has teamed up with Airbnb to offer the 1902 hilltop estate in western Massachusetts for two $100 one-night stays on August 23 and 25.
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Dorinda, whose six-season tenure on the show ended last year, often talked about her love for Blue Stone Manor on “Housewives.” According to the Post, her late husband Richard Medley, a Capitol Hill aide and adviser to financier George Soros, bought the house as a wedding gift for just over $2 million when they got married in 2005. Mr. Medley passed away in 2011, so Dorinda has also spoken openly about the sentimentality of the house.
Photos of the library by Mick Hales, courtesy of Airbnb
In the Airbnb listing, Dorinda herself wrote a little blurb:
The Tudor-style residence traces back to the Gilded Age, and growing up nearby (no, not in the Gilded Age), I admired the home for its grandeur and intricate detail. Spanning almost 11,000-square-feet, each and every room of the century-old estate is yours for admiring, too. The dining room’s green hand-painted ceiling, the vibrant purple sofas of the billiards room, the gold-threaded curtains in the entry hall – I dare you to pick a favorite. And trust me, it’s harder than you think.
Photo of the living room by Mick Hales, courtesy of Airbnb
Photo of the dining room by Mick Hales, courtesy of Airbnb
Photo of the kitchen by Mick Hales, courtesy of Airbnb
In 2020, Dorinda redid Blue Stone Manor after a flood caused $1 million worth of damage. The new interiors are more colorful and opulent and include “jewel-clad peacocks, sea-shelled statues, and a swell of gorgeous velvet,” according to the listing. Other high-design features, which were featured in a house tour for Architectural Digest, include 19th-century reupholstered dining chairs, a Missoni runner on the stairs, a Cotswolds-style kitchen, and a coffered ceiling in the billiards room modeled after Hearst Castle. Plus, the home is set on 18 acres, so there’s plenty of beautiful outdoor space to enjoy.
Photo of the entry hall by Mick Hales, courtesy of Airbnb
Dorinda is away this month promoting her new book Make It Nice and, therefore, decided to team up with Airbnb. Two groups of up to four guests each will get to stay overnight in the Great Barrington, Massachusetts house on either August 23 or 25. Booking opens at 12pm EDT on August 18 and each stay is $100.
Photo of the Gothic bedroom by Mick Hales, courtesy of Airbnb
Photo of the updated fish bedroom by Mick Hales, courtesy of Airbnb
For those who aren’t lucky enough to visit in person, Dorinda is hosting a one-hour online experience for up to 10 guests on Friday, August 27. “Make It Nice and Boozy” will be “more intimate cocktail party than mixology 101” and will include a “lively happy hour and in-depth discussion about the art of hosting live from Blue Stone Manor.”
Find out more about the Airbnb stays here >>
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