Boyden House Bed & Breakfast

301 SOUTH FIFTH STREET CORNER FIFTH AND LAFAYETTE, GRAND HAVEN, MI 49417 USA (Show map)

About

Welcome to the Boyden House...you’ll take a glorious step back in time to the days of gracious and beautiful design and rich construction with the popular European Influence of that period. Our home is furnished and revamped with an eclectic and contemporary flair through the use of color,original art work, granite and tile. Each room is delightfully different and has its own special feel. As a guest you’ll be surrounded with the natural beauty and warmth of our home. A short walk will bring you to our Lake Michigan shoreline, charming restaurants and unique shopping opportunities.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

A wonderful stay!

4.6 on June 29, 2016

Boyden house was such a beautiful property. With amazing staff, gorgeous property, and very well kept rooms. This was our first bed and breakfast and we definitely will be searching for bed and breakfasts wherever we go. We highly recommend Boyden House!


Awesome Father's Day stay

5 on June 20, 2016

I was fortunate to get a late reservation, and I enjoyed a wonderful weekend with my wife and daughter. Shelly was so pleasant and helpful and made our stay a pleasure. The accommodations were outstanding, beautiful 1800's built home with the right touch of updates. I understand the property has been just sold, and the owner is looking to keep the old charm with some new enhancements. Definitely would stay again when back in Grand Haven.


Wonderful B&B!

5 on January 13, 2016

Returned for a second time, and it was just as lovely!


Our Stay

5 on January 11, 2016

It was our 40th Anniversary and they made it special. They were able to deal with our food allergies with pomp and a smile. Also, they were helpful in directing us to a very nice restaurant.


Love staying at Boyden House

4.8 on January 06, 2016

This was our second stay at Boyden House and it was just as great as the first. I highly recommend it.


We loved it!

5 on November 14, 2015

This was our first B&B stay, and were not sure what to expect. We were very pleased with beauty and history of the house. It is close enough to the downtown shops and resturants that you could walk which is always nice. We stayed in the Executive Suite which was very large and clean, and quiet. Our hostess was very nice and made an excellent breakfast as well. We would recommend the Boyden House to anyone looking for a relaxing, quiet stay.


Incredible Bed & Breakfast- Highly Recommend!

5 on November 05, 2015

We were first timers to the Grand Haven area. We celebrated our anniversary and could not have been more pleased with the Boyden House and the area in general. The Boyden House was absolutely beautiful and quaint and Shelly our hostess - was very accommodating. She makes delicious homemade breakfast and keeps the entire house clean as can be. We stayed in the Safari Den and we never wanted to leave the room - the bed and the ambiance was beyond comfortable!!! Plenty of parking and athough the house was full this weekend - we had tons of privacy. The surrounding neighborhood is beautiful - it's 2 blocks from downtown Grand Haven. Even though it was chilly we walked when we could. We would highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyonee - we fell in love with it and would most definitely return! Thank you! Carlos and Diana


Boyden House is the place to stay in Grand Haven!

4.6 on October 10, 2015

Elegant, quiet, walking distance to the lake. The food was delicious, the room was incredible. This is where I'll stay on my next extended trip up!


Highly Recommend

4.8 on August 20, 2015

Had a wonderful experience! Shelly was a great host and made us very comfortable the moment we checked in. Really good breakfast and a ton of spacious loggias to spend time on. Would love to go back.


Perfect

4.0 on June 10, 2015

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and we were road tripping through Michigan. Grand Haven was our second stop, and our very first B&B. We were very happy with the whole experience. Once we got home, we have been raving about it to our family and friends and can't wait until we can come back and visit!


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Rooms & Rates

Honeymoon Suite

Enjoy this sassy room whether it’s your Honeymoon or not!!!!! It’s pretty and eclectic and makes you feel good! The ambered walls and cocoa shag carpet are accented with a “lipstick red” armoire. A love seat and fireplace look over the covered porch with a sweet table and chairs for a light snack and a glass of wine. This room has a private entrance and is located on the first floor next to a shared deck with another seasonal seating area. This room is suitable for a Massage appointment.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Love Nest

Bask in the Periwinkle Blue” color and the artisan crafted Canopy Bed dressed with a featherbed. Curl up on the cozy Love Seat and enjoy the private bath with a roomy shower and the electric Franklin Stove to warm you. The real delight is your very own Rooftop private covered porch with cushioned outdoor furnishings. This room is not suitable for Massage appointments.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Sun Room

his room is sunny, inviting, spacious and very cozy. The walls are covered with warm amber tones and the floors are stylishly carpeted with cocoa shag. The artisan crafted Armoire and the matching queen sized bed, topped with a featherbed, lends a whimsical feel. A charming electric fireplace sends flames and heat to keep you warm while you relax with your favorite book or a glass of wine. The private bath is ample and has a shower. Located on the second floor and across from the Guest Kitchen for that "middle of the night"snack! Suitable for a Massage appointment.

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

The Cabaret Suite

This room is named for and decorated around an eclectic painting we loved. Deep toned walls and cocoa shag carpet surround you with color. The sleeping area with it’s Queen sized “Sleigh Bed” and antique Armoire and matching Dresser are charming. The sitting area is compact and cozy with a Dark Leather Love Seat, fireplace, ample lighting and Television. And then you enjoy your romantic fully draped private double Jacuzzi. A private entrance and shared deck with table area provides another seasonal space.

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

The Executive Suite

One of our largest rooms delights and warms you with a gas hearth, a King Sized bed, and a comfy chaise lounge. An oriental rug adorns the “quarter sliced” original oak flooring. Your bath area features a large vintage “soaking tub with a shower. Located exit to the Guest Library on the second floor, and just down the hall from our Guest Kitchen. This room is spacious and can accomodate a Massage appointment.

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

The Safari Den

One of our largest rooms…you’ll be delighted with the “high” King Sized bed topped with a featherbed, the “dressing room” bath with a shower, and the interesting wall adornments. A few “leopard” touches, a wonderfully cushioned chaise lounge next to the fireplace and a desk by the window that faces the east…get up early and you’ll enjoy some beautiful sunrises. This spacious room is suitable for a Massage appointment.

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

Amber's Room

My favorite room (named for my favorite stone) includes a family antique heirloom “Burled Walnut” Double bed, topped with a featherbed. The warm amber wall tones envelope you, and a door opens to your private rooftop balcony, perfect for viewing the fabulous Lake Michigan Sunsets. The quaint bath charms you with a draped petite clawfoot tub with a shower. This room is not advisable for tall guests and not suitable for Massage appointments.

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

Carriage House

The Carriage House features a Living Area with a Leather Sofa Bed, a table suitable for desk purpose or a Dining Table. An efficient "closet" holds a " mini-kitchen" with a microwave, sink and mini-fridge, The bath is roomy with a shower and seating nook and separates the Bedroom and the Living Area. The sleeping area wo twin beds separate Sleeping Area with two Queen Beds and Rattan Settees. The flat is equipped with WiFi, Flat Screen Television and Desk/Table for games, working and Dining.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 2 Twin

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Location

Location Type

3 HOURS TO CHICAGO, 3.5 HOURS TO DETROIT, 3 HOURS TO TRAVERSE CITY, 30 MINUTES TO HOLLAND, 30 MINUTES TO GRAND RAPIDS, City, Downtown, Lakefront, Oceanfront, Small town, Village

Airport

Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.)

Directions to property:

US 31

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, SKATEBOARDING, ROLLER BLADING, SURFING, GEOCACHING, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children must be on best behavior & mindful of other guests
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two night minimum weekend stay...Holidays, three night minimum
  • Deposit Amount Required: $100.00 deposit
  • Cancellations: If you must cancel your reservation, please do so prior to ten days of the date we expect you, and we will refund your deposit less a $25.00 booking fee. If you cancel within ten days of your confirmed reservation date, you are responsible for the balance on your account if we are unable to rent your room. We will make every attempt to book it.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tiffany Daniel

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:00 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: tray to your room, seating on veranda, decks outside, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Creme Brulee French Croissants
Croissants layered with custard and baked with a brush of Brulee on the top. A Favorite of our Guests...returning guests will request that we be sure to make this dish!


Recipes