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 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!
4.4 on October 07, 2013
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.
4.8 on September 18, 2013
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 !
5 on September 09, 2013
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!
5 on August 28, 2013
Host and Hostess were charming. Lovely old manor home that has been kept us nicely and still keeping with the style of the home. Breakfasts were way too good. Right in the center of town.
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, Clock & Watch Museum, Hillstead Museum, Lake Compounce Theme Park, Carousel Museum, Picnic area, Ski area, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, River Tubing, In house spa treatments, Hot Air Ballooning, Shopping, Tennis courts
Amenities Basket, Board games, Conference Rooms, Library, Piano, Wi-Fi
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
In house spa treatments
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.