Welcome to our home!
Located in the center of Connecticut, The Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast offers quick access to the Interstate highways that connect all New England, and is just a 15 minute drive to downtown Hartford.
The Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast was once a mansion home to the Cheney family, Connecticut silk barons who made their mark in the world’s textile industry and is one of the oldest Hartford Connecticut Inns. The Cheney family enjoyed a close friendship with Mark Twain’s family, who lived alongside Harriet Beecher Stowe at Nook Farm in Hartford. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s sister, Isabella Hooker, was a confidant of Mrs. Emeline Cheney, who lived in the Mansion during the 1890’s, the two ladies sharing an enthusiastic interest in séances and spiritualism.
The Cheney’s empire has vanished, but their Mansion remains to graciously welcome visitors. Come read in bed, fireside, on pillows slipped in snowy, hand embroidered linens. Take tea in the walled gardens, fragrant with honeysuckle, old roses, and visiting butterflies. Spend the night with us in our Manchester, Connecticut bed and breakfast.
The Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast is the proud recipient of the first Manchester Cheney Brothers Historic District Preservation Award.