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Boyden House Bed & Breakfast

301 SOUTH FIFTH STREET CORNER FIFTH AND LAFAYETTE, GRAND HAVEN, MI 49417 USA (Show map)
4.5
176 Reviews
$160 - $280
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

The Executive Suite

One of our largest rooms delights and warms you with a gas hearth, a King Sized bed topped with a featherbed, and a comfy Love Seat. 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 accommodate a Massage appointment.

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

Nightly Rate: $135-$235

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
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135-$235

The Safari Den

One of our largest rooms you'll be delighted with the 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 comfy lounge chair 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

Nightly Rate: $136-$235

The Sun Room

This 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: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135-$235

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: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$175$255

The 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
  • Beds 1 Queen

$175$255

The Carriage House

Our new addition is designed to house two to four people. Located a few steps from the main house is the second floor of The Carriage House with two unique areas. The Bedroom with it's King Bed, TV, Cane Sitting area is accented by the Living area Complete with TV, two Sofas suitable for sleeping, a desk, large Dining/Game Table and it's own "closet-kitchen" with mini frig, microwave, sink and coffeemaker and of course your own private bath with a nice sized shower.

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

$155$255

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Reviews

Overall
4.5

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

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Adorable find!

4.4 on August 23, 2014

We needed a break away from the kids and this was absolutely a delight in grand haven! The coffee was OUTSTANDING as were the accommodations. Just a little slice of heaven - highly recommend!


Boyden House Review

3.4 on August 10, 2014

Cozy and discreet. The food was good and there was lots of privacy. The bathtub in the honeymoon suite was HUGE. My biggest complaint was the mattress was very worn and needs to be replaced and we never saw our hosts outside of breakfast.


Beautiful B&B!

5 on August 08, 2014

Gorgeous B&B! Rooms were clean, cozy and comfortable and the additional library area and kitchenette were really cool perks! Breakfast was very good and you couldn't beat eating out on the gorgeous porch. Would definitely recommend it and stay here again!


Wonderful hosts; beautiful house

4.2 on July 29, 2014

The owners were warm and inviting. Made us feel at home. The architecture of the house is very impressive and quite well restored. The bedroom was spacious and the king bed very comfortable. Bathroom very clean. Breakfast was very tasty. And dining on the front porch surrounded by lovely trees and flowers was perfect. We would definitely stay there again.


Met my high expectations

3.0 on July 26, 2014

We stayed at Boyden House for the thirf time and so I knew that I would be getting an excellent accommodation and an outstanding value. I was not disappointed. The room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and nutritious and gets you on your a way to enjoy the day.


The best B&B ever!

5 on July 25, 2014

This was our second stay here. Beautiful home, garden, rooms are spacious with thoughtful finishing touches. Love the library with information on the history of the house. Kitchen includes coffee, ice cream, biscotti. Everything about this home is top notch. The breakfast in the morning is delicious and you can eat on the patio outside. The owners are wonderful and make sure you have their cell #. I would highly recommend and will be back in the near future!


Great Place!

4.2 on July 21, 2014

We loved the house - just beautiful! The rooms were very clean and decorated beautifully. The innkeeper was very friendly and breakfast was very good. Also, a nice walk from the Inn to town.


4th of July Weekend

5 on July 21, 2014

I stayed in the Caberet Room, on the first floor. It was so perfect. I went alone, as a needed vacation for some time to recharge my soul. I loved my stay there- comfy bed, separated sitting area to kick up feet and read, beautiful antique furnishings, and the jacuzzi bathtub was simply divine. The daily breakfast, was more like breakfast and lunch, because it was so delicious and filling. I ate outside on a tranquil, beautifully and naturally shaded, wrap around porch (where later in day, I laid on a chaise lounge day to read). The location is so close to town and the lake. I brought my bike, and I parked on Friday upon arrival, and didn't drive until Sunday, upon departure. The hosts guided me to bike routes and little places to eat. They were very friendly!


Great place - wish we could've stayed longer

4.4 on July 08, 2014

This place was perfect. It had all the basics - parking, central location, easy to find, clean, courteous hosts, free wifi. But what made it special was the charm of the house and the location itself and the thoughtfulness of how it was all put together. Really regret not being able to stay longer, and we plan to go back. As a bonus - we are from Seattle and the coffee at breakfast was perfectly done (I would say "the best I've had in the midwest" but that would be damning with faint praise). Also the breakfast wasn't just a cold donut or other pastry but was actually a delicious hot souffle. I am super picky and honestly just can't say enough good things about this place. Stayed at the Harbor House Inn the following night (long story as to why and how this got booked this way) and was absolutely full of regret for that stay. Boyden House is a great experience all around.


Boyden

3.4 on July 06, 2014

Visited grand haven Michigan and stayed at the Boyden House


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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, Beachside, City, Downtown, Lakeside, Small town, Village

Airport

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

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, In-room internet, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities

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
  • Suitable For Children: children must be on best behavior & mindful of other guests
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

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)

TONY AND GAIL KOWALSKI

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

TONY IS AN AVID RIVER FISHERMAN. GAIL IS INTERESTED IN CREATING NEW FOOD AND INTERIOR DESIGN. WE ENJOY CYCLING, CAMPING, HIKING AND KAYAKING.

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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!


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Details

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

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