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Welcome to the Clifford Cheney Mansion!

Built in 1904 by renowned architect Charles Platt and originally the home to Clifford & Alice Elizabeth Cheney, the mansion is now registered as a national historic landmark. Located only 15 minutes from Hartford but feels like a world away, all of the Cheney mansions occupy 70 acres along Hartford Rd and each mansion is situated in a park like setting. At the Clifford Cheney mansion you will enjoy the expansive views of the Great Lawn from every South facing window. The house is well equipped for all of your needs whether you are looking to book the home for a quick getaway or gather with family under one roof for a special occasion.  When staying a min of 3 nights we also offer the house as an event space were you can host a variety of small events such as a family reunion, corporate event,  bridal/baby shower, rehearsal dinner, small reception, memorial service, holiday party, fundraiser or wellness/yoga retreat. Event fees do apply and no more than 50 people, including registered guests are allowed. 


Upon entering you will be greeted by a large mahogany foyer with original french doors that lead to the one store columned portico overlooking the South lawn. The mansion features a large kitchen with a commercial range and large island with a prep sink. Formal dining room with entryways from the butler pantry and main foyer.  Relax and unwind in the formal living room adorned with books and a large fireplace or step into the media living room to indulge in a little TV (smart TV with a access to Netflix, Amazon, HBO and basic cable).


Retreat to the second story to one of the six bedrooms. Two oversized master bedrooms with king size beds, one has an ensuite bath. Two bathrooms in the hallway that lead to a bedroom with two twin beds and two additional bedrooms in the “servant” quarters, one with a queen size bed and the other has a full size bed. The sixth bedroom is available during the summer, located off of the master closet, features a green ceiling and eclectic decor.  


Third story features a 7th bedroom with a king size bed. A large recreation room outfitted with a pool table and living area. In addition, there are two twin beds that are semi-private and a full bath with an original claw foot tub.


The Mansion

The mansion features six bedrooms and four and a half baths. Large chef style kitchen, formal dining room, formal living room and family room. Privately sleeps 14 but accommodates 18 people.



Vacation Home Rental

We are not a B&B or hotel.  When booking your stay, you are renting the entire property. 

Free Wifi


Multiple routers throughout to ensure guests have high speed internet access.



Patio overlooks The Great Lawn. 



Housekeeping services available. Please inquire.



Weber BBQ grill (propane) available for guests to use.

Centrally Located

15 miles from Hartford

2 hours to Boston and NYC

25 min to BDL Int'l Airport







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Downtown Manchester


Short walk to Main St. Explore a variety of shops and restaurants.



Lutz Children's Museum

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Cheney Hall

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Manchester Country Club

305 S. Main St., Manchester


Staying in the Clifford Cheney Mansion was great fun for our family. For starters, it’s really, really big — the four of us had a lot of room to spread out. It’s a historic home with interesting quirks and a lot of charm. Lots of cool details: wood paneling on the walls, chandeliers and wall sconces, a lovely covered porch out back with a view of the *huge* lawn. My husband loved cooking in the kitchen, which has a big commercial range with 6 burners plus a griddle. And the beds were *very* comfortable. Christina was also easy to reach and very responsive. A great experience all around.


- October 2017 Guest



Tel: 305.746.2783

40 Forest St., Manchester, CT 06040

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