Chimney Crest Manor

5 Founders Dr
Bristol, CT 06010-5209

Phone: 860-582-4219



A 32-room Tudor mansion on the National Historic Register, 20 minutes from Hartford & Litchfield.  Walking distance to Carousel Museum & Clock Museum.

We add those little touches our guests tell us mean so much to them... feathered beds, pillow chocolates, fresh fruits, homemade cookies and assorted teas.  We'll even be glad to serve you our piping hot, plentiful breakfast on the Grand Patio off the Foyer.

Visit with us for pleasure or on business.  We will treat you to warm, attentive bed-and-breakfast hospitality set in the splendor and style of a bygone era.

Your hosts,

Cynthia and Dante Cimadamore







This Tudor mansion possesses an unusual castle like atmosphere.  Located 100 miles from New York and Boston.  The Manor is situated within the historical Federal Hill District.  Chimney Crest Manor was built in 1930 and is listed on the National Historic Register.

The Manor is endowed with oak panels, carved & fielded, combined with plaster ornament ceilings & framed artwork to express a grandeur unparalleled in the area.

You are welcomed into a splendid Foyer which leads into a high-ceiling, 40-foot Grand Room with cast-stone fireplaces at either end.  A 40-foot long, vaulted ceiling arcade takes you to the richly paneled library and the Spanish-tiled sun room inviting you to these intimate places where you can unwind.  Relax with a glass of Sherry in the Grand Room or enjoy the scenic view overlooking the valley to the east on the outside large stone patio.

Your stay includes a sumptuous, homemade breakfast served in the spacious, formal Dining Room overlooking the panoramic view.

Handsomely appointed guest rooms feature private baths, flat screen TV, ceiling fans and air conditioning.  Queen & king rooms, as well as suites, are available.

This property has been featured in PM Magazine and Record-Journal.



Rooms & Rates


                         Occupancy Rates for 2015:

$130.00 to $205.00    (subject to change)

Special Rates for Corporate, Seniors & Long Term Stays

Nanny's Place

$145.00 / double $130.00 / single

Queen Bed

Farmington Room

$165.00 / double $150.00 / single

King Bed, Panoramic View

Valley Suite

$180.00 / double $165.00 / single

King Bed, Panoramic View, Sitting Room/Kitchen with Personal Refrigerator and Microwave

Master Suite

$205.00 / double $190.00 / single

King Bed, Sitting Room, Wood burning Fireplace

Manor View Suite

$205.00 / double $190.00 / single

King Bed, Sitting Room with Thermospa Jacuzzi

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Payment types accepted include: Cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Traveler's Cheques.

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Room rates do not include the state 15% lodging tax. There is a $20 charge for an extra person in each room.

Check-in time is between 4-9 P.M.  Check-out is 11:00 A.M. Arrangements can be made for a later check-in. Additional $25/hr fee for late check-out.

A deposit equal to one nights stay will guarantee your reservation and must be received within 5 days following your accommodation request.

A refund will be given (less 15% handling fee) if your cancellation is made 14 days prior to our scheduled arrival.  If a cancellation is necessary within the 14 day limit, we will make every effort to rebook your room.  If your room is rented, your deposit will be refunded less 15% handling fee.

Well behaved children over 10 years old are welcome .



Services & Amenities


A Full breakfast is included with room rate. Breakfast is served from: 8-10 AM weekends/ 7-9 AM weekdays. Additional food services included in room rate: Tea & Cookies in Atrium. Our signature dish is Low Fat Yogurt Pancakes. Light, delicate yogurt based pancakes with cinnamon and nutmeg flavored syrup.

Amentities for the Guestrooms:

  • King & Queen size feather beds
  • Down comforters & pillows
  • Non-allergenic bedding available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wood burning fireplaces available
  • Terrycloth robes
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hairdryers
  • Shampoo, conditioner, and hand cream
  • Wine glasses & corkscrew

Sitting room, piano, 1 suite with fireplace, 1 suite with thermal spa

In-House Spa Services:
Available upon request

Most Popular Room:
Master Suite: Original master bedroom, sitting room, tiled bath with large walk-in shower, working woodburning fireplace, dining table, flat screen TV




Discounts available:











Length of Stay

Minimum stay: 7 days








Events Hosted:

Weddings, small meetings, family reunions and seminars hosted.

Other Activities:

Activities abound within a thirty-mile radius of Chimney Crest Manor. The cultural activities of the Litchfield hills are minutes away. State parks and many of Connecticut's finest restaurants and touring attractions are within a few miles; the American Clock and Watch Museum, the Carousel Museum, one of many wine tasting tours at the acclaimed Haight Vineyards, the Litchfield Saltwater Grille, Foxwoods Casino and more. Antique hunters will certainly enjoy the dozens of shops close by... and our Bed, Breakfast and Balloon package will be a special treat for hot air balloon enthusiasts. Ask us for suggestions; we are pleased to help our guests enjoy the area.

We've seen to your comfort in elegant lodgings with air conditioning, king and queen-size beds and private bath, flat screen TV's and off-street parking.



Historic Interest

American Clock and Watch Museum (one-half mile), New England Carousel Museum (one mile).

Historic Awards: National register and state register.

Historic Memberships: National Trust and state historical society.




                                         From I-84 Westbound:

Use exit 33 (Route 72 west) into Bristol to King Street (Route 229 north). Turn right 1 mile to Woodland Street (at blue Hospita1 signs). Turn left. Go past the stop sign to the crest of the large hill. The Manor is on your left inside the wrought iron fence and brick pillars.

From 1-84 Eastbound:

Use exit 31 (West Street/Route 229) and go left at exit for five miles. Follow signs for the Clock Museum. Go under the overpass, turn left (at blue Hospita1 signs) onto Woodland Street. Go past the stop sign to the crest of the large hill. The Manor is on your left inside the wrought iron fence and brick pillars.

Nearest major airport:

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

Directions from airport:
Rte 20 E to Rte 91 S to Rte 84 W. Use exit 33 (Route 72 west) into Bristol to King Street (Route 229 north). Turn right 1 mile to Woodland Street (at blue Hospita1 signs). Turn left. Go past the stop sign to the crest of the large hill. The Manor is on your left inside the wrought iron fence and brick pillars.



The Chimney Crest Manor Bed and Breakfast is a proud member of:

Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Litchfield Hills Travel Council


"Congratulations to the City of Bristol for being named to

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