Inn and Gardens
Owners Christopher and Kimberly Allen warmly welcome you to our Southampton bed and breakfast inn. A Butler's Manor takes its name from Chris's profession. A proper British butler for over 20 years, Chris ran estates in both Europe and America before "retiring" to welcome guests to our luxurious bed and breakfast. The personal service that is the hallmark of his profession, along with Kim's attention to detail, will make your stay at A Butler's Manor an experience in hospitality you won't soon forget.
A Retreat To Savor
After a day spent enjoying all that the East End has to offer, come home to relax at A Butler's Manor, your elegant 1860 Colonial "home in the Hamptons."
Kick back in a cozy reclining wingback chair in the comfortable living room...peruse a book from our library before a fireplace laid with a crackling wood fire on chilly evenings...tickle the ivories of our antique player piano...or just enjoy the calm of our common rooms. High speed wireless Internet is complimentary and accessible anywhere on the property. And many guests tell us that our acclaimed gourmet breakfast is the only thing that could get them out of their comfortable beds in the morning!
Garden & Swimming Pool
During clement months, we offer our full gourmet breakfast in Chris's magnificent English garden. Stroll through the grounds, taking in the beautifully landscaped rose, vegetable, and border gardens en route to the sparkling, full-sized private saltwater pool. Soak up the sun or simply savor the peaceful ambiance on a lounge chair on the pool deck. Check your email with free wireless Internet service under the shade of our magnificent 150-year old Sycamore Maple tree on balmy summer afternoons. Or simply unwind and watch the butterflies dance among the flowers and the birds frolic in the fountain.
Southampton's Cooper's Beach has been ranked #1 in the USA and is rightly a popular destination for our guests. During the summer season, we offer complimentary shuttle service to Cooper's Beach, as well as a beach bag with fluffy, oversized beach towels and beach chairs to borrow.
About The Innkeepers
Chris & Kim Allen
In opening A Butler's Manor, Chris and Kim are fulfilling a lifelong dream, utilizing their combined hospitality skills to make guests welcome and comfortable. In addition to Chris's years in private service and a jointly held love of entertaining, they owned a catering company in California and freelanced in catering for nine years before launching A Butler's Manor in early 2002. In over a decade of operating A Butler's Manor, they've met thousands of wonderful guests (many of whom return year after year) and continue to be gratified by stellar reviews online and in the guestbooks.
British-born Chris worked on estates in Europe before moving to California in 1985 to run a property in Laguna Beach. He met Kim while playing darts in an Irish pub in Newport Beach, CA, and they married in 1988. They moved to the East End in early 1992 when Chris accepted a position managing an estate in East Hampton. In his spare time, Chris loves gardening, woodworking, and learning new skills, from computers to composting.
Kim, a native Californian, is a writer and author of five published books, including a memoir about Chris's life in service, titled A Butler's Life, a contemporary novel titled Choice, two psychological suspense novels titled Net Stalker and Blood Exposure, and a book about wedding customs titled Wedding Wonders. Additionally, after repeated requests from friends and Manor guests, Kim also published A Butler's Manor: The Cookbook, which can be purchased at the Manor. She loves the creativity found in cooking and decorating, and is continually plotting either a redecoration of one of our spaces or the storyline of a new book.