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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
182 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.

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Overall
4.5

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

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5 on December 19, 2014

This place is great.


The Boyden House is Always a Good Idea

4.4 on November 17, 2014

We've stayed 3 times, a new room each time. This time we chose the Executive Suite. It's upstairs and is very spacious with a huge gas fireplace right in front of the comfy king size bed. It's an old house so note a few things - the bathtub is not the jetted tub that comes in the Honeymoon or Cabaret suites. Just a bathtub and unfortunately not enough hot water to fill it in the tank (bummer). Breakfast was great and they accommodated my gluten free needs well. We absolutely love this house, the woodwork in that home will make your jaw drop; there'a kitchen stocked with coffee, popcorn, and klondike bars too. A great value in beautiful Grand Haven. We'll be back.


Lovely, Charming B&B

4.2 on November 09, 2014

In comparison to other B & B stays we have had, this was the most comfortable. Rooms were especially cozy and nicely appointed. Guests were congenial, and the manager was very accommodating.


Lovely Bed and Breakfast

4.2 on November 02, 2014

The Boyden House was like a home away from home. The lovely home was such a treat to visit and I felt very welcome and taken care of. Shelly was a gracious hostess and so helpful to all the guests.


A weekend away at Boyden House

4.6 on September 17, 2014

This was our first time staying at a B&B and we didnt know what to really expect, but it was fantastic! I was worried about privacy and whether or not it would be awkward being in someones house in a sense, but neither of those were issues! Everyone was friendly and kept to themselves, Tony & Gail were reachable if needed, other than that we only saw them at breakfast for the most part. The house was really nice. Our room was on the smaller side, but i knew that when booking that i had gotten the smallest of rooms. It had a balcony off the room which was awesome, unfortunately, it was chilly when we visited so it wasnt utilized like we would have wanted to. The bathroom was spacious, the tub/shower was pretty small though and my boyfriend is pretty tall, so it was a little tough, but definitely manageable! The breakfasts were amazing!! A nice assortment of good, home-cooked meals. We had come to Grand Haven to get away that weekend as it was supposed to be our son's due date and we lost him a couple months before. A few friends had wanted to do something nice for us while we were there so a couple of them contacted the Boyden House for suggestions and they were awesome about suggesting ideas and helping execute getting the gifts to us during our stay. It was very sweet of them to help with ideas and make sure it all went off without a hitch. We really loved our stay and weekend in Grand Haven at the Boyden House. We would recommend staying here for a nice relaxing weekend, with amazing breakfasts and great hosts! :)


Quick Getaway Aug. 2014

4.8 on September 01, 2014

We enjoyed our stay, once again, at the Boyfrn House B&B! We were sad to find out that they are in the process of selling; however, they assured us the next owners will be just as great! ;) We'll have to come back and find out for ourselves :)) As always, great rooms for a great price and most excellent service and an outstanding breakfast!!


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.


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carriage House

The Carriage House features a Living Area with two "jacknife" sofas that can be used for sleeping and a "closet mini-kitchen" with a microwave, sink and mini-fridge, a 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

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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.)

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, 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
  • 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)

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

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