Chimney Crest Manor

5 Founders Drive , Bristol, CT 06010 USA (Show map)


A splendid 11,500 sq ft Tudor Mansion overlooking Connecticut's Farmington hills, Chimney Crest was built in 1930 in what is now Federal Hill Historic District of Bristol. The Manor's ornate plasterwork, beamed ceilings, framed artwork and stately fireplaces express a grandeur unparalleled in the area. We've seen to your comfort in elegant lodgings with air conditioning, king and queen-size beds and private bath, color cablevision and off-street parking. We add those little touches our guests tell us mean so much to them...turned-down beds,fresh fruit, tea, sweets. we'll even be glad to serve you our piping hot, plentiful breakfast on the Grand Patio off the Salon. Visit with us for pleasure or on business. we'll treat you to warm, attentive bed-and-breakfast hospitality set in the splendor and style of a bygone era.

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Innkeepers: Dan and Cynthia Cimadamore



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

We returned because of the charm and exceptional service. wonderful breakfasts. We hope to come back next time we visit CT.

5 on April 10, 2015

Chimney Crest was built by my grandfather. He would be delighted at the wonderful use of this mansion as a bed and breakfast of such fine quality. The decor has been preserved and the breakfasts fantastic. Charming rooms.

Great change of pace for a business traveler!

4.6 on December 29, 2014

As a frequent traveler I very much enjoyed staying at the Chimney Crest Manor as an alternative to a chain hotel. Free WiFi and plenty of space to work either in my room or in the ample living spaces throughout the first floor of the house made for a comfortable setting. Breakfast was delicious and accompanied by incredibly pleasant and informative conversation with the innkeeper. I will stay again if I am in the area.

Awesome B&B

5 on October 30, 2014

We had a great trip to the Bristol area to see the fall colors, quaint towns and country roads in the Litchfield area. Our stay at the Chimney Crest manor was a real treat. The manor was a beautifully restored mansion up on a hill. The open areas were large and comfortably decorated, and the rooms were beautiful. We stayed in the master suite and it was beautiful, and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfasts were excellent and the information of what to do in the area was appreciated. Cynthia was friendly and a great host. If we are ever back in the area we will be staying at the Chimney Crest Manor.

Great Find B&B

4.0 on October 27, 2014

Great find, stayed here for a few nights during fall, ideal place to base yourself when touring New England

A short trip into the past

5 on September 03, 2014

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.

A true gem in the middle of Connecticut

5 on August 06, 2014

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.

Excellent stay with very personable hosts!

4.6 on July 30, 2014

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!

Historical Rural B&B

4.8 on June 04, 2014

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.

Love Chimney Crest

5 on April 19, 2014

This was my 4th visit and I always have a wonderful time. The beds are very comfortable. Cynthia and Dan make you feel at home and breakfast is always delicious!

Chimney Crest Manor December 2013

5 on December 18, 2013

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!!

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Rooms & Rates

Manor View Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Master Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Valley Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

Farmington Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Nanny's Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

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Location Type

Small town


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 35 miles

Directions to property:

Rte 84 E to X.31, left onto Rte 229N for 6 miles, left on Woodland ST. Past stop sign to crest of hill. Left on Founders Drive, first mansion on the left. Rte 84W to X. 33 (Rte 72W) to Rte 229N 1 mile to Woodland St. Turn left on Woodland St, Past stop sign to crest of hill. Left on Founders Drive, first mansion on the left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Art Galleries, Lake, Movie Theater, Carousel Museum, Clock & Watch Museum, Lake Compounce Theme Park, Hillstead Museum, Picnic area, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Conference Rooms, Library, Piano, Wi-Fi , In house spa treatments

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR

On-site activities

Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hot Air Ballooning, River Tubing, In house spa treatments, Shopping, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Over 10 yrs of age
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holidays and Foliage Weekends only
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One day nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve rooms for holiday and foliage weekends.
  • Cancellations: 7 days notice for weekdays and weekends, 2 week notice for holiday and foliage weekends.



Dan and Cynthia Cimadamore

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Dan- Athletics, chess, and environment. Cynthia- Reading, walking, yoga.

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  • Time Served: 8 to 10 a.m. weekends
  • Serving Location: Patio- Summer, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Low Fat Yogurt Pancakes
Light, delicate yogurt based pancakes with cinnamon and nutmeg flavored syrup.