Elegant Connecticut Bed and Breakfast offering luxurious accommodations & gracious hospitality in the quaint New England riverfront village of East Haddam, 2 hours from NYC and a short walk to Goodspeed Musicals, River and Restaurants! At this historic New England mansion, you will find the casual luxury and charm of an elegant country house. Our newly renovated rooms and suites are individually designed and decorated with period antiques, oriental rugs, artwork and rich fabrics. Each accommodation offers luxurious comfort allowing you to unwind and relax in a peaceful environment complete with private porches, king-size beds with comfortable feather topped mattresses and fine linens. Perfect for a romantic getaway, anniversary, honeymoon or relaxing vacation.
A very elegant newly renovated room with a large semi private porch located on the first floor and decorated in beautiful hues of gold and cream. It features a king cherry four-poster bed with a plush feather-topped Stearns & Foster mattress, bay window, 12 feet high ceilings, marble fireplace with electric inset and luxurious silk curtains. The room is furnished with antiques complete with a crystal chandelier and an antique oriental rug. Hanging above the fireplace is a large still life oil painting with a hand carved gilded frame.
The bedroom features a beautiful French style bed with a plush, king size Stearns & Foster mattress that is feather topped and has Ralph Lauren bedding. On one wall hangs a large, charming 19th century French gilded mirror and there is also an antique desk in the room. A french door leads out to a large, flower-filled private porch overlooking the gardens, where you can sit and relax. You can also enjoy a separate sitting room with a plush down-filled sofa and your own flat screen TV as well as free wireless Internet access. The cottage style bathroom has a tub/shower combination.
An elegant newly renovated room with a large semi private porch located on the first floor. It features a king size bed with a plush feather-topped mattress, sitting area and 12 feet high ceilings. The room is furnished with antiques complete with a chandelier and an antique oriental rug. There is also a wall mounted flat screen television with cable in the room as well as complimentary wireless Internet access. Newly finished private in-suite bath with large glass enclosed walk-in shower, radiant-heated marble floor, antique style vanity with granite top and a heated towel rack.
5 on November 01, 2013
only thing I noticed was that there were no cups in the bathroom. James Hubbard
4.0 on October 19, 2013
Innkeeper very nice. Beautiful inn.
4.0 on August 30, 2013
Really stunning property, decorated in antiques, relaxing color pallettes, lovely porches for relaxing outdoors before walking 2 minutes to dinner and Goodspeed Opera House for the evening. Breakfast was disappointing, compared to most B&B's, even those of lesser quality. There were limited options, and they had to be selected the night before along with a specific time. Bathroom was lovely, with romantic lighting, but you couldn't see to put on makeup!
We are pleased to know that you enjoyed many aspects of your stay at our property. We are honored to be held to the 5-star standard and we constantly try to improve. We understand from your comments, that you would like the complimentary breakfast to have been different than it was. Surely happiness is about expectations and we are sorry that you missed the fact that our breakfast is continental. Given the limitations; lack of a restaurant kitchen and the location of the kitchen on the second floor in this 150-year old historic home, we are as creative as possible. As you mention, our breakfast each morning is prepared from a list of offerings. By submitting the breakfast menu the day before, it will ensure that your breakfast is served fresh and with a minimal wait time since everything can be prepared before you sit down and enjoy your breakfast. We welcome suggestions for breakfast items beyond the fruit assortment, juices, jams, breads, cheeses, boiled eggs, ham, home-made granola, cereals, greek yogurt and pastries that we currently serve, and often make special accommodations for vegans and those who are lactose or gluten intolerant. The romantic lighting in the bathroom is accomplished by a dimmer that can be adjusted to give proper lighting for makeup. There is information in the rooms of how to reach us for assistance with any issues you might have during your stay with us. We hope you understand that we want nothing more than to help you have a pleasant time during your stay with us. When you visit a small property, please mention how you feel to the staff or owner. We are here for you! We want to please you. It would have been our pleasure to ensure you left the property completely satisfied.
4.8 on August 26, 2013
The Garden Room was perfection. The bedroom and sittig room were lovely, spacious and very comfortable. The porch was an added bonus. Sitting outside and reading in the quiet of the country was a pleasure.
4.8 on August 25, 2013
The staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. The semi private balcony was a lovely place to read and enjoy a warm August day and evening. The room was peaceful and comfortable. Convenient for the Goodspeed Theater. All in all an excellent stay!
5 on August 15, 2013
This immaculately restored home provided a beautiful escape from our week-long drive across the country. Mia, the owner, greeted us upon arrival, gave us a tour of the home, discussed the surrounding area, and then retreated to her own space. The next time we saw Mia or any other guests (there are five rooms) was the following morning at breakfast. The respect for the guests' privacy, beautiful home and rooms, and walking distance to restaurants made this a wonderful experience.
5 on August 14, 2013
This is the second year we have stayed at the Boardman House when we attended a performance at the Goodspeed Opera House. Mia is a gracious hostess who does whatever she can to make her guests comfortable. The inn itself is lovely - beautifully restored. Staying at the Boardman House feels like staying with a friend who has an elegant home.
5 on August 13, 2013
It was far more than I could reasonably expect when choosing among the various b & b's. There was a quiet yet commanding elegance approaching the stark white exterior. Actually, why confuse the eye with layers of color and take away from the architecture. The interior is a whispered 'wow' experience. Not a dollar nor detail was spared in this amazing renovation of authenticity and taste. Contrary to the exterior, color abounds in the interior, from muted to deep, from walls to fabrics. And the quality of the antiques! The breakfast was well-prepared offering an interesting selection. And of course, Mia, the owner, was simply lovely and welcoming!
4.6 on August 08, 2013
The location, the beautifully refurbished old building, the garden suite, Mia's cooking and her incredible welcoming warmth made our two night stay out of this world and hard to leave! We'd go back in a heartbeat and loved returning 'home' at the end of each day to our little patio, walking to the river and restaurants nearby, and all of the incredible New England countryside surrounding the location. That and Mia is a great host, ask her about the story of the B&B!
5 on July 25, 2013
Loved it and a wonderful place to stay for Goodspeed Opera House. Gracious and nice change of pace to a quiet, country, garden setting. Comfort and relaxation with a nice view of the CT River. Fabulous Second Empire style architecture wonderfully maintained. Patricia Kobetts
Riverfront Village, Countryside, Village
Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 40 miles
GOODSPEED Airport, 1 minute - HARTFORD/Bradley International, 45 minutes - NEW YORK Airports, 2 hours - BOSTON/Logan Airport, 2 hours.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Ivoryton Playhouse, Hammonassett Beach State Park, Gillette Castle, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Ride, Goodspeed Opera House, Florence Griswold Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery
Historic Inn, Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast
CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Telephone , Down Pillows, Gilchrist & Soames Bath Products, Luxury 100% Cotton Bed Linens
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Vineyard/Winery, Theatre/ Concerts/ Performances, Museum/Galleries, Casino, National/State Parks, Outlet Stores, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports