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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!!
4.4 on November 07, 2013
I highly recommend the Chimney Crest B and B in Bristol, CT.
5 on November 04, 2013
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.
5 on October 27, 2013
A wonderful atmosphere with great history in a very interesting area of Connecticut
5 on October 16, 2013
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!
Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 35 miles
Rte 20 E to Rte 91 S to Rte 84 W to Rte 72 W to Rte 229 N, 1 mile to left on Woodland St, Past stop sign to crest of hill. Left on Founders Drive, first mansion on the left.
Amusement Park, Art Galleries, Lake, Movie Theater, Carousel Museum, Clock & Watch Museum, Lake Compounce Theme Park, Hillstead Museum, Picnic area, Ski area
Amenities Basket, Board games, Conference Rooms, Library, Piano, Wi-Fi , In house spa treatments
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
Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hot Air Ballooning, River Tubing, In house spa treatments, Shopping, Tennis courts
Dan and Cynthia Cimadamore
Dan- Athletics, chess, and environment. Cynthia- Reading, walking, yoga.
Low Fat Yogurt Pancakes
Light, delicate yogurt based pancakes with cinnamon and nutmeg flavored syrup.