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Discover the old world charm of a small New England town in the Farmington River Valley.  Chapin Park Bed & Breakfast is located on the Chapin Park Green in the historic Pine Meadow section of New Hartford.  It is at the base of Jones Mountain, walking distance to The Farmington River, and 5 minutes from Ratlum Mountain and Ski Sundown.

     This elegant Victorian home was built in 1871 by Edward for his new wife, Mary Ellen Pike. The home is filled with the artistry of craftsmen dedicated to detail with carved black walnut relief sculpted faces and white marble fireplaces. The architect, Robert W. Hill also designed the Litchfield County Courthouse and other local public buildings. The Chapin family owned and operated the Chapin factory which manufactured rules, levels and planes for the building trade. Chapin Park Bed & Breakfast is in the historic district of Pine Meadow, which includes many former Chapin homes. This knowledge of building is reflected in the details of the materials used in the house.

For years, my dream was to own and operate a Bed & Breakfast.  I continue to be grateful that I found Chapin Park in New Hartford.  It has now been ten years, and every time I drive back into town, I marvel at the beauty of the river, lakes, valleys and mountains, Jones, Bee, Yellow, Satan, Garrett, West Hill, and Cotton Hill.  Over ten years I have been very fortunate to have met wonderful guests from around the world. Everyone has their own story to tell and their own reason to visit New Hartford. I am sure the next ten years will be as rewarding.

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