I loved this place! It was an impulsive move on out part - a way to get out of the house on the weekend of my birthday. And I'm so glad we did! On our arrival, Dan gave us a tour of his beautiful home, recounting it's colorful history. Within an hour, I was napping on a swinging bench in the backyard. Behind me was a gorgeous view of the valley and in front of me a picturesque Tudor mansion, beautifully and lovingly maintained. We had dinner and drinks at lively J. Timothy's and spend a comfortable night. In the morning, Cynthia and Dan served up a delicious spread and gave us a wonderful start to our day.
I opted to stay at Chimney Crest Manor when in town for a good friend's wedding rather than staying at the major-name chain hotel with the majority of the other wedding guests. I paid $10 per night more than the special "block rate" for the wedding, and was able to enjoy tremendous hospitality in a stunning historic home, an exceedingly comfortable room with the kind of character that one does not find in chain hotels, and a delicious breakfast in the company of interesting travelers. Dan and Cynthia are warm, welcoming, and willing to share the history of Chimney Crest, and I was delighted to page through some of the yearbooks from the property's time as a dormitory for a boy's prep school in the 1960s. Highly recommended for anyone who is headed for central Connecticut.
The manor is absolutely beautiful, situated in an excellent area (set back into a quiet spot, but easily accessible). Engaging conversation, and excellent breakfast. A great first B&B experience; would definitely go again!
Had a really great time. Very comfortable, beautiful landscaping, close to activities. Breakfast was amazing. Owners were extremely hospitable and helpful. Would definitely stay there again and recommend to others.
We made last minute plans to visit relatives in Bristol and needed a room for two nights. I found Chimney Crest online and made the reservation. Dan and Cynthis were accomodating and helpful. When we arrived, there was a winter storm in progress, and we needed extra schedule assistance, and everything was taken care of for us. Also, the breakfast that we received was first class, and the setting was incredible.......a fire in the dining room fireplace, snow falling outside, and great conversation.....who could ask for more? If I could rate the experience with ten stars, I would in a heartbeat. Special thanks to Dan and Cynthia!!
nice place to bring my husband for his birthday. We went for a couples massage before checking in, so it was a nice relaxing stay. Very nice area, the inside and outside were beautiful. Dan and Cynthia were great hosts.
The only thing wrong was the "iffy" Wi-Fi connection. But who really needs Wi-Fi at a B&B? Cynthia was very charming and the house was lovely. We stayed at 9 different places during our tour of New England and this was one of the best!
This may not be the easiest place to find, but the reward when you do is priceless. The building itself is a delight; the first floor rooms are full of character; and the bedrooms aren't bad either! And then there are Dan and Cynthia. Charming, great cooks and very helpful in their choice of restaurant. We spent two nights; we should have spent more.
What a treasure we found at this B & B. The Manor House and room was just as it looks on the website. It was the perfect respite from the road, so close to Route 84, and a short, nice ride from Litchfield Hills. The breakfast was as great as the rest of the stay. We'll be returning next year !
Chimney Crest Manor was a beautiful historic mansion built in the late 1920s that is impeccably and tastefully decorated with period antiques. The innkeepers made us feel that we were the only guests in the B&B, even though there were other guests there. The personalized service and care of the innkeepers and staff was outstanding. We felt spoiled! The view from our room at the top of a hill with the valley spread at our feet was beautiful. We enjoyed watching the sun rise in the morning. The room and the inn had all the amenities we were looking for. The bed was very comfortable and the room very clean and the decor gave you the feeling of awakening in a mansion. The B&B's great room and atria were so beautiful, we felt like staying in and enjoying the mansion, rather than going out. It was a great weekend getaway. The breakfast was delicious with pampered service in an elegant period dining room. The signature banana bread and yogurt pancakes were light and tasty. We're coming back!
Our room was immaculate - and had all the nice touches, such as real shampoo & conditioner, candles for the bathroom, and a fruit basket. A warm welcome, complete privacy, and a delicious breakfast completed our very pleasant stay. Will definitely return in the future.
We have stayed at quite a few B&B's and this is one of the best. Everything about it is top notch, the location, view, service, food, accomodations, just everything!! Dan and Cynthia were great hosts!! Would highly recommend this wonderful B&B.
Perched on the top of a hill with extravagant views, Chimney Crest Mano serves as a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere in a beautiful brick manor house. My room was the "Queen" room, and I certainly felt like one. Comfortable bed, large, welcoming room, clean bath and gracious host and hostess. Highly recommend this outs9de-Hartford home for visits. christina
Hospitality was great. only concern was the house was not heated, except for our room, which had an electric heater. As a result, dining required my wife to wear her coat just to tolerate the inside weather.
I love Chimney Crest, it is so warm. I am so happy I found it on the internet and I try to return every year. Cynthia and Dan are wonderful hosts and Vanessa is so sweet. The breakfasts are always delicious, worth the weight gain! I learned that you can get an air baloon package and it is fabulous, I will have to put that on my list for next time.
What a wonderful place to finish our touring holiday of New England with some friends. We were greeted so warmly & nothing was too much trouble for our charming hosts. The house is absolutely beautiful & the rooms so comfortable & clean & with the little extras of fruit, home made biscuits & the bed turned down for the night we couldn't have been happier. It was one of the comfiest beds we had slept in on our travels! The breakfasts were so beautifully prepared & served & my special 'needs' were catered for so well. Thank you for ending our holiday on such a high note.
A brilliant stay with everything just perfect. We would love to return for a repeat experience. Briakfast was delicious. The comfort was wonderful with amazing beds! Cynthia and Dan were friendly and informative. the views from our windowwere spectacular. A wonderful end to our tour around New England.