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.
4.6 on February 18, 2015
We stayed in the Executive Suite and it was just lovely. The room is beautiful with high ceilings and comfortable furniture throughout. The fireplace was perfect for a winter getaway and the bathroom had a wonderful deep tub and old subway tiles. It was so comfy and the house is really beautiful and well restored. Breakfast was yummy with homemade french toast and quiche - and you could help yourself to as much as you liked. We also appreciated the hot tea and ice cream bars available in the guest kitchen. We had a wonderful stay.
3.4 on February 12, 2015
They were not at full capacity, so they upgraded our room. The room was very nice, but the bathroom was VERY small. When you sat on the toilet your knees touched the wall almost. I think if we return we'll try the first level rooms, because I believe they have larger bathrooms and are more private. The breakfast was not the worse we've had at B & B's, but it was not the best either. I'm not sure how much longer they will be staying around, because the owners are retiring and the place is up for sale. It does have beautiful Victorian architecture and very pretty. My favorite part was the small kitchen area upstairs that had ice cream bars, a variety of drinks, and biscotti. This was a very nice extra to have when you get the munchies late at night or need something to drink.
2.8 on January 05, 2015
Although the ambience of the Boyden House was very nice and what you would expect from a bed and breakfast the room was extremely small / bathroom shower and amenities were below average. Would not have booked this location if I had seen the room / bath prior to booking.
5 on December 19, 2014
This place is great.
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.
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.
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.
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! :)
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.)
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
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet
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
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
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
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!