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Hoyts Mansion
Hyde Park, Ny 12538

County: Dutchess County
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A mansion that is haunted by the family members whom all killed themselves. The family was very strange, all under ground entrances to their house. Their home is in the middle of the woods in between two of the popular mansions, The Mills Mansion, and the Vanderbilt Mansion.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 1085     10/3/2006 12:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

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people are strange...you can be broke and try to live under ground and people would try to have you locked up.... But if you ae rich and live under ground you are just froogle...until you kill your self and your hole family then you just freaks .... It`s like the trump card

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 75590 ReplyTo# 1085     12/27/2011 7:25:00 PM     Edit          

i've heard that it was one of the caretakers houses on mills property that was haunted and that apparently they don't allow anybody in there anymore it was so bad. someone i know went to mill's and apparently they have that house fenced in or something so that nobody can get in.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 2048     12/12/2006 12:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 1/16/2008 8:04:40 PM  
It`s about a 1.3 mile hike in the woods, a lot of fun at night...

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 4052     7/1/2007 10:48:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

It`s a 1.3 mile hike from which direction? Vanderbilt or Mills? Can you follow the river?


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 77640 ReplyTo# 4052     4/26/2012 9:27:00 AM     Edit          

The easyest way to get to the mansion.go into norie point and keep straight all the way until the road breaks apart then take a left.stop and park b4 the gate then walk around the gate and walk the dirt road until u get to hoyts mansion.fairly simple you guys..ive been there with a bunch of friends like 3 days ago..lets just say we left that house scared for life...every single one of us had cell phones going in that place.....we all left without them! not that we wanted to but simply bcuz we had to. Find out for urselves but beware u might not leave at all..not trying to scare anyone..true story...oh yea my cell phone called my house................

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 4635     8/13/2007 11:04:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

well, there`s 2 ways to get there, the one i posted is from the road that mills mansion and norrie point is on. look for a stone entrance to a path directly inbetween norrie and mills. follow it straight for 25 minutes [you can even print the GPS picture to help]. beware of coyotes.

sometimes you can hear strange things when crossing the bridge. don`t get caught at night, don`t use flashlights and do not talk until you crossed the bridge.

if you want to get in, go to the front door of the house and look underneath it on the left side, there`s a hole that leads into the basement. don`t be scared of the motion detector spotlight, it`s harmless.

DO NOT go upstairs, there is motion detectors!! [there is actually a basement and 3 floors above it in the house]

good luck!


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 4636     8/13/2007 11:10:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

the motion detectors upstairs set off silent alarms@@@


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Last Seen: 1/16/2008 8:04:40 PM  
there`s this tree that during the day casts a shadow that looks like a person pointing you away from the mansion onto another trail. freakyyy. check the pic

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 5738     10/6/2007 2:28:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Update to the "hoyt mansion"

Located between Norie Point and Mills Mansion, the Hoyt House also known as "the point" was owned by the Hoyt family. Mrs. Hoyt could no longer afford to keep the house so it went into abandonedment. They were listed in a Historical Book of Hyde Park as a happy Family. The stories of suicide are untrue.

If you park on the left side of the mills mansion and walk to the river, follow the trail along it. You may come to a split in the trail, take the right side. It is about a mile in. It will bring you to the house which is on the right side with Posted signs on it. There is a small opening on the left side of the house under the front porch. You can get in from there. There may be motion detectors if you go upstairs.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 6465     10/28/2007 2:41:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

October 28 2007- We made it to the mansion with great disappointment that it was all fenced off- no way into the mansion- anyone know about the new changes to the mansion - new security system? I would love just to go in and peak but do not want any trouble with the law either

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 8388     1/10/2008 12:31:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

please provide info

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 9200     2/5/2008 12:07:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

i've been there atleast 20 times...no motion decectors. easiest way is in the day time park at vanderbuilt goto the stone wall on the hill..hop over it..you can see it from there. night time park at the apartments down the road..go through the woods. cross over the top of one drive way..theres a path..

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 9211     2/5/2008 9:17:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

the town got a grant to restore the mansion and there is a security system - a motion detector and detector for the front door if it's open the building code enforcer has fenced off the building deaming it unsafe to be inside so it might be a while before anyone will be getting in the upstairs floors are pretty dangerous, you basically sink into them

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 9728     2/19/2008 8:13:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

have been inside mansion many many times at night went in through the backside have been witness to various paranormal activities inside as well as outside still have not found any underground tunnels that people talk of...but would like to do some more exploring

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 11117     3/24/2008 1:17:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

3/23/08 Me and a friend went to explore this mansion around 9 00 pm. We have been walking for a long time my friend had to take a pee so he walked away from me and he saw a big whole in the ground. Me and him found one of the secret passages. It went in to this tunnel. We started to explore but after 5 mins we did not wont to get lost. Its very hard to explain. When you cross the bridge and you keep walking for like 10 mins you will walk through this valley type thing. To the left of you there are big rocks up on this hill to the left of the main trail. It is very hard to find my friend and I would hae not found it if he didnt have to take a pee. Beware this tunnel was a long way from the the house do not get lost. Bc cellphones did not have service.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 11280     3/28/2008 10:21:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Me and a couple of friends went to the mansion starting at the Mills Mansion and followed the river trail. it does split and the less traveled way to the right is the path to take. Keep your eyes open cause its easy to miss, its on the left about a mile from the beginning of the trail. There is a fence its easy to climb and once you do I don't think the motion detectors work, although we went during the day. We got up to the hole that goes into the basement and were immediately met by a very cold wind that came literally blowing out of the hole. we got such a freaked out feeling that we didn't go in. but we're going back. There's definitely something weird going on there and you can feel it.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 11884     4/14/2008 11:17:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

we went we found it and yes there is a cold wind down in the basement of one of the structures....we just need to know what happened with this family and what is the story of suicides? If anyone knows and can help wouold much appreciate it.....need the info asap.......

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 11888     4/14/2008 12:05:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

hoyts is not near vanderbuilt estate it is closer to norrie

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 11889     4/14/2008 12:07:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

there is another propery back there it is the old anderson school and dorms and there is even a cemetery there

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 12329     4/26/2008 7:28:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Sorry, no suicides. The story is sad however. NYS took the Hoyt estate via public domain because the Hoyts wouldn't sell. The plan had been to knock it down and build a giant swimming pool. Luckily, money ran out and the pool was never built. Hopefully, the building will be restored and people will stop trespassing and vandelizing it. It really is a historic landmark, not a paranormal trashing ground.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 14705     6/28/2008 9:36:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

As a member of the family, I just don't know why all the interest. It's not haunted. Just lot's of active imaginations. Personally, tear it down. It's an old wreck of a house. Hard times hit the family at the time. Some things are best just forgotten.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20030     10/4/2008 9:53:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Me and my friends just went in it, the other night. It was awesome. We went under the front porch and into that small tiny room. There was a door that probably went into the rest of the basement or the house. But it was bolted shut. But that wasn't the coolest part at all. If you are walking to the Hoyt house from the Mill's Mansion river trial, after you take the right, going towards the mansion. Take a left. There is this old collapsed green house/ garner house. And about twenty meters away from it is a stone slab on the ground. We lifted it up and it revealed a tunnel that went all the way back to the garden house. There are cement rods sticking out of the walls so we climbed down and walked down the tunnel. THere were so many mice and rats it was rediculous. We kept walking down the tunnel and noticed a bunch of underground rooms that were directly underneath the actual garden house. It was really cool and strange, but then we saw a skunk so we all had to run back down the tunnel and jump out as quick as we could. It was so awesome. The stone slab to get down in the tunnel is really heavey so you need at least three big guys.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 21877     10/25/2008 1:46:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

went there a bunch of times a few years ago. i think the place is haunted. did any one get the cold feeling walking up the driveway. we have bin in the tunnels and althrough the house.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 23222     11/11/2008 10:23:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i went on holloween in a barney suite and 45 mins into the walk i farted and a ghost said excuse you and then i threw up on his head.then i went to the garden and took a big poopie on the wall. i set up a tent in the underground tunnel and cooked sum rats they where tastey.i started to get cold when my bestfriends girl friend started to play with my weiner but mabey beacuse it was 20 degrees out well i had a fun time and yeah im the one who haunts it so be weaR???????????

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 23394     11/15/2008 8:23:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I think some of the tunnels that people refer to may be the underground greenhouses on the property. Being wealthy they grew flowers and shrubs underground during the off season

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 23907     11/24/2008 9:55:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

hey i went there two days ago and we went inside nothing special scarry cause the batteries to our flashlight went but thank god for cellphones right lol we went exploring and found a caved in staircase that i really want to dig out so if your interested just comment back

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 24291     12/5/2008 1:56:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

listen,where did your flash lights go out? on the stairs leading from the basement?, there are no motion sensors, just watch out during the day because of the culinary track team they run through there and they will rat you out! second, on the top floor there is a horizontal door that once opened is the roof top like its a normal in-home door (like a bedroom door) and i lays down on the roof, crazy place this hoits is! and we had three flashlights when we went, and all three went out at the third step on the stairs from the basement! and we broke into the side of the house down in the gully, where there is a square window big enough for a 350 pound person (i know because im 280) and you have to smash it out! the elevator broke when we went there so thats out, there is still electricity in the house for unkonwn reasons, the building is condemned because those caved in stairs fell when a park ranger fell through to his death! the family which is margeret and Lloyd hoits, bought prisoners and used them to work off there time from the state, but the husband became ill and dide, which sent margeret into a crazy state of mind and she would kill certain numbers of prisoners each night with a hay wisk! go to hyde park library and find the info yourself, that is the true story! and the underground tunnnels which sounds funny, were part of the hiding of slaves before they were free'd! anymore questions write me an email, dmdaidai19@yahoo.com

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 33198     5/28/2009 4:26:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I live pretty close to Hyde Park and I'm thinking about going here soon, sounds cool but can someone give me the lowdown with the motion sensors and the fence, I've heard a lot of different stories I'm not really sure where they are and how to get around them. Also what's the best way to get to the mansion at night.. thanks ahead of time.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 34162     6/15/2009 11:31:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Go through rhineback on rt 9 towards hyde park. about 7 miles from rhineback will be a road on the right with a sign to staatsburgh. travel about 2 miles on that road, pass mills mansion. soon after will be an old house on the right, that is still occupied. right after that will be 2 stone pillars with graffiti on the back of them, and a safe spot to pull over. walk down the path between the pillars for about 2 minutes, cross the bridge overtop the train tracks. Right after that the road is blocked by a large tree laying across(easy to walk around). About 15-20 more minutes of walking you'll see a grassy path on the right, if you take that right you should come to a barn, the door is open, nothing rly cool inside. but right outside of the barn is another little shed, in the shed, there is a hole in the ground leading to the tunnels going to Hoyts mansion. a little further up the main trail you come to the 5 car garage which i believe keeps tractors and equipment in it. and a little bit past that is the point. It's surrounded by a 6' fence, but is easy to climb over. somewhere along the side is pulled up from the bottom making an easy entrance. the back of the house is rotted. the windows are double boarded. the only entrance is hole on the left side of the porch. A friend was getting ready to go in when we heard footsteps walking around in the house. It gets very dark in the woods, bring flashlights or go in the morning.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 35435     7/9/2009 7:35:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

id really like o explore this alot was up there recently and found 2 building with no doors how did they get in?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 35806     7/14/2009 11:12:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I live in Hyde Park and have not heard much about this.
But I do want to check it out.
Maybe bring a ouija board to stir things up a little

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 36814     7/30/2009 12:20:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i need some more info on this does anyone know a website to go to ?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 41947     10/18/2009 11:29:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

the house is now fenced off a good distance away, i mean if u are feeling risky u can always jus hop the fence but patrols have been upkept latly and there are MANY silent alarms i nthe house now..and the only possible way it seems to fit in is by were the side of the house is falling down...but mad fu ntimes good luck if u go

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42273     10/22/2009 1:43:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I went there lastnight! Place is def haunted. After the tree that lays down across the trail you go right. Well about 500 ft or so you look straight and you can see a refector sign. Well 5 other people and I heard what sounded light a cat fight and then it stopped. Then out of no where a bright blue dome light lit up the area by the trail where you could of gone left. This light did not bounce off the trees and had no source if light. So then the light got brighter and brighter and then all of a sudden it went out!! Creepy!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 44171     11/8/2009 8:53:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Ive been scoping the place out for about a week i went there in mid day today, we went under the fence and to the left side of the main entrance. Underneath there is a hole in the brick we climbed through. We then pushed the bolted door open. looked around the basement a bit, There are NO TUNNELS IN THE BASEMENT. We headed upstairs but as soon as we got to the top we saw an alarm box that had a red a green light. Im not sure if the alarm is set or it is just there but we left after seeing it.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 45580 ReplyTo# 44171     12/11/2009 8:14:00 PM     Edit          

Hello, I have been doing a great deal of research on places in this area and hauntings, Hoyts Mansion keeps coming up in various conversations. I would like to do a photodocumentary of this house, I am guessing from others that the place is wired for motion and or infrared, I used to install alarms a long time ago so I know a little about them. What I am wondering is this,  did the box with the light change color when you moved or approached it?  Was there any small rectagular boxes along the top of walls or on the ceiling? I am guessing that if in fact the area has alarms how easy would access be from the streets for the police to get you, how much time do you think you would have before the police could get from the road to the house? It sounds like it is quite a hike.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 53478     6/24/2010 7:56:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

wanna go see the house any takers i live in staatsburg

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 61650     10/30/2010 8:58:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

anyone going to hoyts today?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 76074     1/24/2012 12:31:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I live here ... when you are a little kid, you go on field trips to some historical mansions in the area; The Mills, the Vanderbilts, and Franklin D. Roosevelt's home to name a few.  There was no such field trip to Hoits.  I found out about this place when I was a teenager and was shocked how this mansion is entirely left out of the historical sites that tourists and locals go to see.  It is true that there is an entire underground tunnel system.  Now, there is a high tech security system preventing unwanted visitors and everything is boarded up.  I would not recommend visiting as it is not safe.  I have lost my four wheel drive on this property as soon as it started to get dark and I was stuck for about a half hour in mud before my four wheel drive kicked back in.  Cell phone service has been known to unavailable.  I had a friend who had a bad experience of being chased in his jeep after having been hit on the quarter panel and actually rotated his jeep by something that was not seen. When they got home, there was a muddy hand print going down the side of his car.  Some of my friends' parents have told us bad stories as well so the story has been around a long time.  Caution is advised as it is not legal to drive to the property.  Your are permitted to walk through the property, if you are stupid enough, during the day, as it is adjacent to the Mills Estate.   The house actually presents some dim lights on the top floor with a dark figure usually behind it, which I have seen, on the night I lost  my four wheel drive.  Not recommended to visit by yourself.  A group is highly advised if you must see this place. 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 76616     2/21/2012 7:59:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Motion detectors or no?! Damnn

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 86396     12/8/2014 2:24:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I just moved here recently and has there been any new citing of the house?  I want to go if anyone is interested in showing me? 

email me ren4384@gmail.com




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