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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
156 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 accomadate a Massage appointment.

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

Nightly Rate: $235/$135

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: $235/$135

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 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: $235/$136

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 Queen

Nightly Rate: $235/$135

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

Nightly Rate: $280/$175

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

Nightly Rate: $280/$175

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
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $255/$155

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Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.5

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Nice home but needs improvements

2.2 on April 13, 2014

We stayed in the Executive Suite which was a very nice, large room with a fireplace. Even though the woodwork and other features were beautiful, the fireplace would extinguish within 5 minutes of starting the gas, and the individual room thermostat control did not work - it was so hot in the room that we had to open the window in 15 degree weather to stay cool. The breakfast was mediocre at best and did not feel that any "love" was put into the preparation other than the fresh cut fruit. Even though I enjoyed the stay, $180 per night for off-season pricing was considerably higher than I would spend again for this Bed and Breakfast.


Beautiful historic home!

4.4 on March 22, 2014

This location was not only wonderful (about 5 blocks from the water) but the property is just spectacular. I stayed there in the midst of winter so there was quite a bit of snow on the ground but I would definitely stay here again. The location was great, my room was very nice - no problems what so ever.


Winter Break

5 on February 21, 2014

My husband is a teacher so he had a midwinter break. We didn't have time to go anywhere warm so we began looking for something close by where there wouldn't be a lot of people. Grand Haven fit the bill. We chose the honeymoon suite & it was perfect. It was located in a separate area of the house. If you prefer more comrade die in a bed & breakfast I would suggest the second floor rooms. We were the only ones there so we didn't have to concern ourselves with that. The room was beautiful & when it stormed on Monday we had a fireplace to warm us & a jacuzzi tub to relax all the stress of this winter. The breakfast was excellent & served not to early & not too late. I would highly recommend this place.


Can't wait to go back

4.8 on February 02, 2014

We had a wonderful, snowy honeymoon at the Boyden house. We stayed in the Executive suite and could not have had a better time. Tony was friendly and helpful and breakfast great. The room was cozy and the house has been beautifully restored. We can't wait to go back and have already, and will continue, to recommend it to our friends and family. It was wonderful.


Nice place to stay in Downtown area of Grand Haven

4.0 on January 30, 2014

With suffering from cabin fever, I needed to get away for a weekend. It actually was not a nice weekend outside but staying at the Boyden House was truly an awesome experience. I would surely stay here again. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast.


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Location

Location Type

3 HOURS TO CHICAGO, 3 HOURS TO TRAVERSE CITY, 3.5 HOURS TO DETROIT, 30 MINUTES TO GRAND RAPIDS, 30 MINUTES TO HOLLAND, 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, 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

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

Check Dates

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: seating on veranda, decks outside, tray to your room, 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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