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Boardman House B&B

8 Norwich Rd , East Haddam, CT 06423 USA (Show map)
72 Reviews
$179 - $349
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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.

Rooms & Rates

Boardman Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Garden Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Corner Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.3

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Cups not in bathroom

5 on November 01, 2013

only thing I noticed was that there were no cups in the bathroom. James Hubbard

pretty place

4.0 on October 19, 2013

Innkeeper very nice. Beautiful inn.

Beautifully decorated Connecticut B&B

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!

Innkeeper Response
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.

Home Away From Home

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.

Beautiful B&B in Charming Setting

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!

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Location Type

Riverfront Village, Countryside, Village


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 40 miles

Directions to property:

GOODSPEED Airport, 1 minute - HARTFORD/Bradley International, 45 minutes - NEW YORK Airports, 2 hours - BOSTON/Logan Airport, 2 hours.

Area Attractions

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, Florence Griswold Museum, Goodspeed Opera House, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Ride, Gillette Castle, Hammonassett Beach State Park, Ivoryton Playhouse, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Casino, Museum/Galleries, Theatre/ Concerts/ Performances, Outlet Stores, Vineyard/Winery, National/State Parks, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn, Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Telephone , Luxury 100% Cotton Bed Linens, Gilchrist & Soames Bath Products, Down Pillows

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Casino, Museum/Galleries, Theatre/ Concerts/ Performances, Outlet Stores, Vineyard/Winery, National/State Parks, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children over twelve years of age are welcome.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: A minimum stay of 2 nights is required during Holidays and special events..
  • Deposit Amount Required: A minimum deposit of one night is required. For a stay of three or more nights, a deposit of 50% is required.
  • Cancellations: Your deposit is refundable if cancellation is received at least 14 days before arrival, less a $25 service fee/room. If reservations are cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival, guests are responsible for their entire room reservation(s) in full. There are no refunds for shortened stays.



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Languages spoken

Swedish, English

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  • Time Served: 8AM to 10AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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8 Norwich Rd , East Haddam, CT 06423 USA (Show map)

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