Our Story


Nestled in the historic town of Lambertville, New Jersey, Chimney Hill Estate is a serene bed and breakfast-style resort offering an enchanting escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Spanning 8.5 acres, the estate boasts beautifully appointed rooms, luxurious suites, and a variety of event spaces, making it the perfect destination for relaxation, celebrations, and corporate retreats.

In 2021, Marek Wonka and Sylvester Kolakowski took ownership of Chimney Hill Estate, envisioning a restoration that would bring the historic property back to its former glory. With a shared entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to excellence, Marek and Sylvester have poured their hearts into transforming the estate into a hidden gem. Their hands-on approach and passion for hospitality are evident in every detail, from the meticulously renovated guest rooms to the lush, well-maintained grounds.


About Chimney Hill Estate

Meet the Owners

Marek Wonka, originally from the Czech Republic, moved to the U.S. at 22 and built a successful residential cleaning company before venturing into hospitality. His vision and dedication to creating a welcoming environment are key to the estate’s charm. Marek often hosts events in the Carriage House, ensuring guests experience the best of local cuisine and wine in a beautifully converted banquet space.

Sylvester Kolakowski, born in Poland, moved to the U.S. at age six and worked as a Network Engineer before joining Marek in this ambitious project. Living on the property, Sylvester is deeply involved in the day-to-day operations, from preparing gourmet breakfasts to engaging guests with his friendly demeanor. He enjoys creating memorable experiences, such as evenings by the fire pit or in the magical Old Stone Room, where guests can relax and connect over wine and conversation.

Event Spaces and Amenities

Chimney Hill Estate offers a range of event spaces, including the enchanting Old Stone Room, the elegant Banquet Room in the Carriage House, and the serene Glass Greenhouse. Each space is designed to provide a unique and memorable experience, whether for weddings, corporate retreats, or intimate gatherings. The estate is also developing new spa amenities, including a sauna, jacuzzi, cold plunge, and a Himalayan Salt Cave, set to open by early 2024, promising guests an unparalleled wellness retreat.

A Bespoke Guest Experience

At Chimney Hill Estate, every guest is treated to a bespoke experience. The estate features 16 unique guest rooms, each with luxurious amenities such as jetted tubs, cozy fireplaces, and comfortable beds. Guests can enjoy farm-fresh breakfasts, explore the expansive grounds, and participate in various events hosted by the owners.

Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a corporate retreat, or a special celebration, Chimney Hill Estate offers a tranquil and charming setting that will leave you refreshed and inspired. Join us and discover the magic of Chimney Hill Estate – where history meets modern luxury and every visit feels like coming home.


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