Chester Bulkley House Bed & Breakfast

184 Main Street , Wethersfield, CT 06109 USA (Show map)
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Nestled in the historic village of Old Wethersfield just minutes from downtown Hartford, the Chester Bulkley House offers a comfortable haven for business and holiday travelers. The 1830 Greek Revival structure has been completely renovated to provide five luxurious guest rooms, and period pieces enhance the ambiance of this warm and gracious bed & breakfast. Browse through a variety of quaint shops or go back in time as you tour the extraordinarily preserved historic homes and museums. We have 3 gardens with perennials and wild flowers.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Had a wonderful visit

4.6 on July 20, 2016

We recently stayed at the Chester Bulkley House for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. The Inn Keeper was a good host, offering suggestions on what to see in town. We had never been to Old Wethersfield before. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Overall, it was a marvelous weekend away.

Weekend Stay

4.6 on August 14, 2014

A weekend wedding brought our family to the Wethersfield area and we booked our stay at the Chester Bulkley House. We were very happy with our accommodations. There is so much to see and do in the immediate area. Especially if you enjoy history! Great breakfasts thanks Tom!

Old World Small Town Life

5 on September 20, 2011

I grew up in Wethersfield but never really go back but when I do I'll stay here when I can. The Innkeeper is very nice friendly but not intrusive. The Inn is in fantastic condition and a nice quiet place to be. Lucky Lou's is a great place to eat just down the road. It used to be call The Standish House when I was a kid. Either way its nice in it's old world charm-but has wireless in case you need anything from this century. Thomas is a great host! Thumbs way up.

very pleasant experience

4.2 on June 05, 2011

My husband and I recently visited Wetherfield for an event and stayed at the Chester Bulkley B&B. It was the first time my finicky husband ever stayed at a B&B and he was very satisfied with everything as was I. The innkeeper, Tom was very pleasant and helpful, not aloof, not overbearing, just the right amount of friendliness and served us a very good breakfast. We stayed in a back bedroom w/private bath which was comfortable and quiet -- and very nearly spotless. I would highly recommend this establishment. Anita & Dave

Overall, Very Nice Stay

4.8 on July 19, 2010

My sister and I were on our first vacation alone together touring Connecticut and Rhode Island, and we stayed at the Chester Bulkley House Bed & Breakfast for one night. It was a full-sized bed which proved to be difficult for my sister and I to share (she had a bit of trouble sleeping sharing the bed). Additionally, the bathroom was a bit small and only had a shower--a bathtub would have been nice. The best part for my sister? The location--very nice area to walk around in, a historic suburban town. Best part for me? Had to be the french toast with peaches and maple syrup, the coffee, the orange juice, and the blueberry muffins we each had in the morning! Yum! Overall, I would stay there again.

charming place

4.6 on November 03, 2007

Charming house,great location,superb breakfast.Truly wonderful experience.Will recommend to anyone who is looking for great weekend.

A Delightful Stay!

4.4 on October 22, 2007

This B&B is ideally located in the charming historic village of Old Wethersfield. It is within walking distance of several historic homes, museums, shops and restaurants. Beautifully-furnished with antiques. Superb breakfast-- owner has a professional culinary background.

Peaceful and Wonderful

5 on March 28, 2007

I went to Hartford for business and was surprised to find a home away from home. I slept like a baby in "my" bed and enjoyed walking down main street. My favorite part of the experience was breakfast. The cheese omlet was by far the best I have ever had. Each morning I was delighted to find a hot, exquisite breakfast. I travel weekly but this was the best place I have ever stayed. I loved the whole experience.

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Room

Deluxe room has a private bath. Most Deluxe rooms have a Queen bed and others have King.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Check Dates


Location Type



Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 25 miles

Directions to property:

1 1/2 mi off ext. 26 off Int. 91

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Historical interests, Nature area, Relaxing walk thru this Old Village and Historic Sites, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Radio, Telephone

On-site activities

Canoeing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Hunting, Antique Auctions, Shopping, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis racket rental

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash



Tom Aufiero

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Check Dates



Generous Full

  • Time Served: 7:30-10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room w/ fireplace, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian Diet

Signature Dish

Generous Full
Breakfast included with room.