Inside RHONY star Dorinda Medley's 'Blue Stone Manor' as she rents out sprawling $2M Berkshires estate to fans on Airbnb

DORINDA Medley is opening up her beautiful $2million Tudor-style Massachusetts mansion for some lucky fans to stay in for one night this month.

Partnering up with Airbnb the former Real Housewives of New York star is renting out her 18-acre Blue Stone Manor which boasts seven bedrooms and an exquisite interior.

Fans of the Bravo show will recognize the property, which is the 56-year-old star's second home, as it was venue to many parties during Dorinda's time on the series.

Two groups of up to four people will get to spend a night in the almost 11,000 square feet home when it opens for bookings on August 18.

The two nights available are Monday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 25, and will cost each group $100 per night.


According to People, Airbnb reportedly reached out to Dorinda to suggest she list the mansion for rent after they learned that she would be traveling for most of August and September.

Dorinda will be on tour over the coming weeks to promote her new book, Make It Nice, which comes out August 17.

The RHONY alum wrote her book while quarantining at the estate last year.

Those not fortunate enough to win the overnight experience will have the chance to attend a virtual experience hosted by Dorinda and streamed live from Blue Stone Manor. 

Titled Make It Nice and Boozy Dorinda will dish out entertaining tips and teach fans how to make two signature cocktails.

Dorinda's late husband Richard Medley purchased the Blue Stone Manor in Great Barrington for her in 2005, one month before they got married.

The $2.2 million country home located a couple of hours west of Boston comes with seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

Sitting on 18 acres of land, the property has expansive greenery both in front and around the house with a walkway leading down to the garden.

The reality star’s backyard also has a large swimming pool with a built-in hot tub that looks over miles of trees with mountain views.

Her colorful 1902 abode also has a blue piano room, one red bedroom and one yellow bedroom.


The RHONY star’s furniture throughout all 10,878 square feet boldly stand out – including a purple couch, teal sofa, blue bed and green dining chairs.

Despite the 1900’s cottage having an overall vintage style, the Bravo personality modernized the kitchen with stainless steel appliances throughout.

Dorinda revealed to Saratoga Living Magazine the reason why the home means so much to her is because her great-grandfather actually helped build it after he came to America from Italy.

The blonde TV personality went on to say he was a “very accomplished mason” who had been hired to do the stonework for the estate.

“They called it Blue Stone Manor because the stone was taken from the grounds. My great-grandfather worked on it and they rolled part of the original house down the hill.

“It’s still on my property line. So, the house had a lot of history for me,” she said of the family heirloom.


"My Dad would drive us by the house, and I would say ‘One day, Dad, I’m going to get really rich, and I’m going to buy the house for us. I’m never going to get married, Mom and you are going to live there, and we’re never going to leave Great Barrington!’

"And he said, 'Yes we are, princess,’ and it became this fabled, ‘there’s your house on the hill, Dorinda.’

“I told Richard this story over and over again, and it was always this house that no one wanted, because it was old.

“So about a month before I got married to Richard, we drove up to the Berkshires and he said, ‘Let’s go by that house you like.'

“And there was no gate there, and we were going up the driveway and I said, ‘We can’t go in there,’ and he said, ‘Yes you can; this is your house now, and I want you to have something from me that’s not part of our marriage, that’s just yours.’

“So, a month before our wedding, Richard Medley bought me the house of my childhood dreams,” she fondly remembered of her late husband.

Richard and Dorinda were married from 2005 until his passing in 2011 from liver failure.

    Source: Read Full Article