5 on November 01, 2013
only thing I noticed was that there were no cups in the bathroom. James Hubbard
4.0 on October 19, 2013
Innkeeper very nice. Beautiful inn.
4.0 on August 30, 2013
Really stunning property, decorated in antiques, relaxing color pallettes, lovely porches for relaxing outdoors before walking 2 minutes to dinner and Goodspeed Opera House for the evening. Breakfast was disappointing, compared to most B&B's, even those of lesser quality. There were limited options, and they had to be selected the night before along with a specific time. Bathroom was lovely, with romantic lighting, but you couldn't see to put on makeup!
4.8 on August 26, 2013
The Garden Room was perfection. The bedroom and sittig room were lovely, spacious and very comfortable. The porch was an added bonus. Sitting outside and reading in the quiet of the country was a pleasure.
4.8 on August 25, 2013
The staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. The semi private balcony was a lovely place to read and enjoy a warm August day and evening. The room was peaceful and comfortable. Convenient for the Goodspeed Theater. All in all an excellent stay!
5 on August 15, 2013
This immaculately restored home provided a beautiful escape from our week-long drive across the country. Mia, the owner, greeted us upon arrival, gave us a tour of the home, discussed the surrounding area, and then retreated to her own space. The next time we saw Mia or any other guests (there are five rooms) was the following morning at breakfast. The respect for the guests' privacy, beautiful home and rooms, and walking distance to restaurants made this a wonderful experience.
5 on August 14, 2013
This is the second year we have stayed at the Boardman House when we attended a performance at the Goodspeed Opera House. Mia is a gracious hostess who does whatever she can to make her guests comfortable. The inn itself is lovely - beautifully restored. Staying at the Boardman House feels like staying with a friend who has an elegant home.
5 on August 13, 2013
It was far more than I could reasonably expect when choosing among the various b & b's. There was a quiet yet commanding elegance approaching the stark white exterior. Actually, why confuse the eye with layers of color and take away from the architecture. The interior is a whispered 'wow' experience. Not a dollar nor detail was spared in this amazing renovation of authenticity and taste. Contrary to the exterior, color abounds in the interior, from muted to deep, from walls to fabrics. And the quality of the antiques! The breakfast was well-prepared offering an interesting selection. And of course, Mia, the owner, was simply lovely and welcoming!
4.6 on August 08, 2013
The location, the beautifully refurbished old building, the garden suite, Mia's cooking and her incredible welcoming warmth made our two night stay out of this world and hard to leave! We'd go back in a heartbeat and loved returning 'home' at the end of each day to our little patio, walking to the river and restaurants nearby, and all of the incredible New England countryside surrounding the location. That and Mia is a great host, ask her about the story of the B&B!
5 on July 25, 2013
Loved it and a wonderful place to stay for Goodspeed Opera House. Gracious and nice change of pace to a quiet, country, garden setting. Comfort and relaxation with a nice view of the CT River. Fabulous Second Empire style architecture wonderfully maintained. Patricia Kobetts
4.8 on July 15, 2013
What a delightful B & B. Our room was so attractive and comfortable. Nicely served tasty breakfast. Getting tickets to Goodspeed Opera House just a block away.added to the charm of celebrating our 50th anniversary at such a elegant lovely place.
4.6 on July 14, 2013
We had the large room on first floor, nice shower and bathroom, walked to restaurant next to opera house, breakfast was good
5 on July 10, 2013
What an extraordinary experience. Rooms are gorgeous, service very special, and breakfast a treat. Highly recommended.
4.0 on July 08, 2013
Our first time staying in a B & B---and we made the right choice! It was a wonderful experience!
5 on May 05, 2013
Loved this B & B ! Beautiful décor. Lovingly restored with great attention to detail and comfort. Rooms are spacious. Bathrooms new thoughtfully appointed with needed storage space. Spotlessly clean. Innkeeper 'Mia' .... is a love, friendly and charming. Walking distance to the historic Goodspeed Opera House on the Connecticut River. Don't miss whatever production is playing. Broadway quality. Beautiful area of the country and the State of Connecticut. Highly recommend !!!
4.8 on April 04, 2013
Relaxing, beautiful, great location
5 on February 23, 2013
We recently visited Mia and her wonderful inn and were beyond pleased. It was less than two hours from lower westchester. We stayed in the garden suite and the accomadations were comfortable, clean and in very good taste. Mia was a lovely hostess and served delicious breakfast every morning. I personally enjoyed speaking about nearby places to visit, Sweden, and antiques. Would love to go back again soon- thank you Mia! --- Stephen----
5 on February 03, 2013
I am currently resting on a plush whit couch in the sitting room of the Garden Suite. My weekend is over, but the memories of my time here will be long-lasting. The Boardman House epitomizes a proper B&B. the rooms are exceedingly comfortable and charming. The house is magestic and meticulously appointed. Mia, the innkeeper is delightful, charming and helpful. The restaurants in the surrounding towns are excellent. My experience was in the winter, and I assume that the springs and summer months would provide even further enjoyment, but I am thouroughly satisfied with all aspects of my time here. I wholeheartedly recommend the Boardman House to anyone who desires a true B&B experience.
4.6 on January 29, 2013
Great, comfortable place with surprisingly modern touches.
5 on January 08, 2013
If you're looking for an idealic New England getaway, this is as good as it gets. Only 2 hours from Southern Westchester, close to charming towns like Chester and Essex where New England dining and shopping is as charming as can be. Our Mia is a wonderful hostess. Warm, kind, and accommodating. The Garden Suite was perfect! It was warm, spacious, and very comfortable. The house is beautiful and takes you to a time where a moment can be enjoyed to its fullest. We are delighted to find a place so close to home that we are looking forward to returning to regularly. Highly recommended!
4.4 on December 23, 2012
We had a one night December stay in the beautifully appointed Boardman room. We especially enjoyed the heated bathroom floor! We often come in to the Goodspeed and will definitely return to the Boardman House. Cheryl & Gary NYC
4.8 on November 10, 2012
From the moment you enter the foyer, Mia always greets us with the most welcoming smile & hospitality! From the spotless rooms to the my favorite wonderful breakfast! Whenever we travel to Haddem to visit our son & daughter in law, we so look forward to the warm & comfortable accomodations that Mia from the Boardman house assures us
5 on November 07, 2012
I planned this stay at the Boardman House B&B a few months back. I wanted to make this a very special weekend for "My Love - Lucy". I had a few concerns that I wanted expressed and sent off an email to Mia - the Innkeeper. Mia was extremely helpful and out did herself in every way to make this an exceptional weekend for Lucy. From making sure we had the most menial of accommodations to making sure that all of our expectations were met. The rooms were awesome. The King sized bed in the "Corner Room" was incredible, it was one of the best night sleep, we both had. The breakfast was also very nice and also met a very nice couple from NJ that were enjoying their stay as well. In all - I highly recommend the Boardman House for anyone. We will definitely be going back. Vin & Lucy
5 on October 18, 2012
Steps from fine dining and theatre very picturesque. Really enjoyed our stay
4.8 on October 18, 2012
From the moment I met Mia opening the grand front door, I knew this stay was going to be special. And my opinion never changed. Mia knows how to make people feel welcome and she has an exceptional home that she shares with her guests. This house is exceptionally appointed, from the Calvin Klein towels to the underfloor heating in the bathroom. On arrival she offered tea and I was touched by her bringing a box of Yorkshire tea bags down for me to use (as an English person this is a special treat!) and she is generous with everything (she didn't just give me one tea bag, she left the box for me to use during my stay). She baked scones for afternoon tea (again another wonderful touch) and there were Danish cookies in abundance every day. The breakfast she served was incredible...infact there was far too much for me to eat. A beautiful touch was having breakfast for me on my day of departure and leaving me a good bye note. I had to leave at 6am and other B&Bs told me that they wouldn't serve breakfast before 8:30am. Where Mia stands out from the crowd is that she went that extra mile and prepared mine for me the night before and put it in the fridge...not difficult to do but she made the effort. There are many B&Bs around this area and I would strongly recommend that you stay here. If it is slightly out of your price bracket, I can assure you you will not be disappointed. I was actually staying at another B&B in Deep River (who were slightly cheaper) and checked out early to move to the Boardman. I only wish I had stayed with Mia for my whole trip and if ever I'm anywhere near this area again, I will stay with Mia, even if I have to drive further to get to it. I think that says it all.
3.8 on October 16, 2012
We were only at the Boardman House for one night, but I would've liked to stay longer. We stayed in the Boardman room which was wonderful. The furniture added to the historic feel for the B&B; the bed was super comfortable with clean and high quality sheets; and the bathroom was spacious and I really enjoyed the heated floor.
4.2 on October 15, 2012
The place is gorgeous and I especially loved the heated floor in the bathroom! Would definitely stay here again in the future.
5 on October 11, 2012
We enjoyed our night at the Boardman. It was exceptionally clean and very charming. Enjoyed every minute. Also very close to the playhouse. The hostess, Mia, made you feel very welcome. Would definetily return.
4.8 on September 19, 2012
When we arrived, we were greated at the front door by the beautiful and gracious hostess, Mia. The 12 foot tall ceilings are stunning and accentuated by the stately floor length drapes. The antiques are top quality, and so they do not distract form the fresh, up to date appearance of the accomodations. Top shelf. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Great breakfast too. Russell & Priscilla Barnes
5 on September 16, 2012
Fantastic! We can't wait to return! Ideal location and wonderful in every way!
4.6 on September 15, 2012
A warm, welcoming by owner Mia was followed by comfortable accomodations, a convenient walk to the goodspeed, a restful night and a delicious breakfast. matt
5 on September 03, 2012
I happened on this B&B at the last minute. The owner was so gracious and helpful. She was friendly but not obtrusive. Very charmingly located a skip away from the Goodspeed and waterfront bliss. Will definitely visit again.
5 on August 29, 2012
The Boardman House B&B was delightful! From the moment of warm welcome until the final farewell, we felt like we were home. The house, itself, is restored to a tee, with taste and character. If we are ever in the area again, I will look forward to staying there!!
4.8 on August 16, 2012
It was pleasant surprise when we arrived to East Haddam to meet Mia and hear some of the history of the house. They've done an amazing job with the restoration. Our room (the Corner Room) was perfect for our one night stay (next time we hope to stay a bit longer). The room and breakfast were all pleasant, but the owners were our favorite part :)
4.2 on August 12, 2012
If you are planning to go to a East Haddam Opera House performance, this is THE perfect place to stay. The Opera House is a 2-minute walk away. Off street parking comes with your room at the Boardman House. Antique furnishings in an eclectic style -- charming. High ceilings, modern bath, very comfortable bed. Continental breakfast in formal dining room. The garden suite is accessed through its own door and porch in the back, away from traffic noise. Pull out sofa in the TV room. Free wi-fi. Everything is done to perfection.
4.8 on August 11, 2012
We were in Connecticut for a wedding and the arrangements for the Baordman House were made for us - an outstanding selection. Mia went out of her way to meet our needs and our Garden Suite was superb. Our only regret was that, with the wedding events, we did not have more time to sit and relax on the porch.
5 on August 08, 2012
We stayed at the Boardman House B&B the evening we attended a performance at the Godspeed Opera House. Everything at the inn was first rate & the owner was wonderful - very thoughtful. The inn itself is charming; the restoration of the house was beautifully done.
5 on August 02, 2012
The Boardman House has provided my wife and me with a wonderful place to stay when we come to East Haddam to see a show at the Goodspeed Opera House. The rooms are very comfortable and the attention given by Mia to her guests has been outstanding. We feel this is one of the best Bed and Breakfasts in the state.
4.8 on July 19, 2012
We will be back, for sure!!!
5 on July 17, 2012
Our stay at the Boardman House B&B was amazing. We stayed in the Boardman Room. Updated, very clean and super comfortable. Mia could not have been more accommodating. The location was convenient and as an added bonus we met two really nice couples during our stay. Lynn and Mark F
5 on July 15, 2012
From the very moment we walked in the front door (and we were quite early), we were made to feel as if we were family. This was our first visit to a B & B, and the bar has been set awfully high. We were greeted by the owner with smiles and shown around. The attention to detail is amazing, the house exquisite, and the atmosphere so warm!
4.6 on July 14, 2012
We cringe at "cute" B&B's with knick knacks and the like. Boardman House is note "cute"; it is elegant and exceptionally well appointed. The owners clearly cut no corners in choosing finishes and were bold with sophisticated color. Very nice to be able to walk to nearby dining (three stars for dining meant for breakfast. Breakfast was very good, and even preferable from my point of view than B&Bs that serve a huge, and often too heavy meal. This stay was about comfort, not a culinary experience. There a several nearby restaurants/choices for dining out) Helpful to know: there's a package store across the street with an excellent selection of wine & beers. Bed couldn't have been more comfortable, nor the bathroom more beautiful. Definitely recommend.
4.6 on July 07, 2012
Gorgeous surroundings, luxurious amenities, good food, terrific location and a delightful host! I would recommend it highly (and will).
2.6 on June 16, 2012
I guess I misunderstood what others had said about the food being "wholesome" or "healthy" - I certainly expected much more than a list on which we were asked to mark our choices: bread or pastry of the day, beverage, fresh fruit, yogurt, granola. I expected that there would be something homecooked, but other than a hard/soft-boiled egg, there was nothing. So I felt that the price was too high for a breakfast of that sort.
4.6 on June 06, 2012
This was our 1st time staying here, and it was clean, quiet, everything we wanted in an overnight while attending Goodspeed Opera House. 6 mos. ago we stayed at a B&B nearby, and it was cramped, noisy, and walking to it from the theater was actually dangerous! Not so with the Boardman! The owner was very gracious, and spent some time with us discussing the house before we left in the morning. Definitely would stay again.
5 on May 14, 2012
This is probably the most luxurious B & B we've ever encountered: elegant, beautifully appointed, graciously hosted. It's ideal for a visit to Goodspeed.
5 on November 26, 2011
What a lovely B&B - Mia is a wonderful hostess and the home is beautiful. We stayed in the Corner Room and loved everything about it - from the very comfortable bed to the heated towel rack in the bathroom. It's in a perfect spot - short walk to the theater and restaurant. We also enjoyed a short ride down to Gillette Castle Park and a beautiful morning of hiking. We'll definitely be back.
4.6 on November 25, 2011
It was a wonderful stay with comfortable bed & heated bathroom tiles and towel warming rack. Breakfast was a simple European breakfast and lovely.
4.4 on November 11, 2011
A beautiful place to be, very relaxing and short 20-30 mins drive to most nearby town. The only down side is house by the road side, can hear the noise of traffic passing by. The rooms and the hospitality of our lovely innkeeper - It's a 5 stars B&B.
5 on October 12, 2011
We knew nothing about this spot when we booked the room. It is absolutely beautifully done and the service is impeccable. They have thought of every detail. Radiant floor heat in the bathroom, towel warmers. wonderful fixtures. We will definitely come back. Waliking distance from the Goodspeed theater, which is not to be missed! Good luck to the owners of this B&B. They deserve to be successful for their hard work.
4.8 on September 27, 2011
We stayed here for two nights in September 2011 and enjoyed the thoroughly restored Boardman house with its exquisitely furnished rooms. The innkeepers, Mia and André made us feel very much at home. Everything was neat and clean and Mia served a healthy and delicious breakfast. The house is located near the Goodspeed Opera House and is a great starting point for tours around Connecticut River and the coast. We can fully recommend this B&B house.
5 on September 26, 2011
the Boardman House, and would stay again without any consideration, will also recommend to friends. This B&B is done to perfection, from the warm hello, to the beautifully appointed room...........and all other areas. We were so impressed with everything about the Boadman House, we have stayed in many B&Bs all over, this one is right at the top, breakfast was exactly what we wanted. Thanks for the owners for such a memorable stay.
5 on September 25, 2011
We found Boardman House to be exceptional in every way, Our room was very comfortable and elegant, the breakfast excellent and the hosts very friendly, helpful and gracious.
4.6 on September 08, 2011
We stayed in the Corner Room here for a night after a family wedding and were very pleased with our choice. The room was the perfect size and decorated very nicely. It was modern but still had that old New England feel. I would definitely recommend this Inn. The innkeepers are very nice and we really enjoyed our stay!
4.4 on August 19, 2011
My wife and I stayed in the Garden Suite during a visit to the Goodspeed Opera Theater (also a must). The Boardman House is elegant in its refurbished and restored 1890's mansion design, its immaculately restored antique furnishings, the comfort of its rooms and the charm of its hosts. A must-visit for anyone in this region of Connecticut.
5 on August 09, 2011
I chose the Boardman House to get ready for my wedding at and stayed that night with my husband. Mia is one of the sweetest people I have ever met and was there to help with anything me, the photographers, the florist, my friends,etc. I chose the garden suite and it is sublime. I room is immaculate and the bed is so soft and comfortable that I did not want to get out of bed the next morning. The breakfast was delicious and Mia made sure that we had everything we could need. I am definetly looking forward to staying again, especially since I didn't want to leave :) Thankyou so much Mia, everything was divine and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. The champagne and chocolate were wonderful to come back to after our wedding :) we will see you again soon! Much love!
5 on July 29, 2011
My friend and I had the pleasure of spending a two night get-away at the Boardman House. We had tickets for the Goodspeed Opera House, and decided to stay in this elegant bed and breakfast. The house was furnished painstakingly with antiques and objects of beauty. We had the corner room, which had one of the most comfortable king sized beds I have ever slept on. The bathroom was ample with a wonderful shower, and large comfortable towels that smelled so fresh. You share an ample outside deck with one other room. Comfortable wicker furniture makes it ideal for reading or viewing the lovely garden. Breakfast was perfect with the freshest fruits, yogurt and breads. The best part of the Boardman House was the hospitable innkeepers. Mia was so very kind and knowledgeable about the area. She even showed us the other rooms available for the next time we are lucky enough to spend a night. Very highly recommended in every area.
4.4 on July 22, 2011
A most comfortable, quiet and pleasant place to stay and within easy walking to the Goodspeed Opera House and some restaurants. Our hostess was most cheery and helpful.
5 on July 11, 2011
The Boardman House is everything that a B&B should be-comfortable, clean and elegant. Mia, the owner, was very gracious and sought to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Breakfast was continental but the breads and pastry were freshly made and delicious. My wife and I intend to return when we attend our next show at the Goodspeed Opera House, which is within walking distance.
4.8 on July 03, 2011
We enjoyed the garden suite. Quit place, beautiful porch, excellent breakfast, very friendly innkeeper. Only a little walk to the Goodspeed-House and to the restaurants.
3.6 on June 23, 2011
It was my husband's birthday and I booked for one night only just so we would not have to drive home after a full day..play at the Goodspeed Opera house and dinner afterwards. This elegantly restored old family mansion is a true delight. The antique furnishings made us feel as though we were stepping back in time..but the bathroom was modern and beautifully tiled. Breakfast was made to order so we could choose our time. Mia is a lovely hostess and we look forward to seeing her again.
5 on June 08, 2011
The Boardman House B&B is the type of place that you would drive by and want to look inside because it's so elegant and enticing on the outside. Luckily, your desire to stay in an 1800's mansion can be fulfilled by staying here. It was very nicely decorated and I never would have known that the owners, Mia and Andre, had recently put a lot of work into it. It has tall ceilings and antique furnishings, but all of the modern comforts you could ask for. Mia and Andre are from Europe and provide an excellent European-style breakfast. Don't expect pancakes and eggs, instead you will be enjoying meats, cheeses and yogurt. It was very tasty and we enjoyed the experience we had there. I'm not sure when or if we'll be back to East Haddam, as we're from Colorado and it's a long ways away, but if we do return, we'll make sure to book a room at the Boardman House.
4.0 on May 26, 2011
This was our first stay at the Boardman House B&B. In fact, it was recommended by another B&B that happened to be full for this past weekend. EastHaddam, CT is a small town with limited rooms. We visit our son and grand daughter about once a year, so we'd seen the old Boardman house, when it was in a shabby condition, long before Mia and Andre took over. We can only imagine the amount of work that they did to make it look so spectacular. We'd certainly come back, even though we live in Colorado.
5 on May 16, 2011
My husband and I visited the Boardman House B&B for the second time because our first experience at The Boardman B&B was so wonderful, we were anxious to return.. This last experience was just as wonderful as the first, the only thing that was even better on this visit was the weather! The house in itself is a historical journey in European antiques and 19th Century architecure! This home is the finest RESTORATION of a true Victorian mansion! The host and hostess (Mia and Andre') are so gracious and friendly and their hospitality exceeds all expectation! The home is meticulous and the breakfast surpassed all our expectation! We can't wait to return this summer!
5 on May 15, 2011
The Boardman House is a gem situated a few steps from the crown jewel known as The Goodspeed Opera House. I stayed in the beautifully decorated "corner room" which had a king size comfy bed. Breakfast was cheerfully prepared by Mia and ready in the dining room at my requested time. I will definitely return. And return. And return.
4.0 on February 19, 2011
My daughter and I stayed here on a Mother-Daughter trip, and could not have picked a better place! The rooms were luxurious, beautifully decorated in the period, and yet stylishly modernized right down to the towel warmer in the bathroom and the flat screen TV! The room and bed were extremely comfortable. Mia's ability to provide privacy while making you feel right at home is a true art. She was delightful to talk to, and referred us to several great shops and restaurants in the surrounding areas. We would definately go back here. The only negative I can offer is that staying here will definately make it difficult to stay at any other B&B! I don't think any other Bed & Breakfast can possibly compare to this one! I can't wait to go back and stay here again!
4.0 on February 15, 2011
My Mother and I had a wonderful weekend here and it was perfect!!! Mia is amazing and was so incredibly warm and helpful. My Mother usually prefers staying in hotels over B and B's but this really is a luxury home. Mia and her Husband have restored this gorgeous mansion and their attention to detail really shows. I can't say enough about this beautiful place! Ralph Lauren bedding, king size beds, heated towel racks, and were just a few of the custom touches. We stayed in the Garden Suite which was wonderful because we had our own private entrance and could park right in front of our room, though Mia was nice enough to show us the other rooms and all of them were equally beautiful and had their own individual charm. We settled on the Garden Suite because it had a separate sitting room as well as a bathtub but the other rooms were really lovely. Mia was prepared to bake us homemade bread for breakfast (though we declined because we were so full from a big dinner (the night before!) but just all around a very warm and inviting and BEAUTIFUL place to stay! The breakfast menu was extensive and looked delicious) We will stay here again! Also a short walk from the Good speed Opera House!
4.6 on December 08, 2010
The Boardman house is an architectural delight that is both elegant and eat-off-the-floor clean. Mia and Andre are welcoming and their pride-of-ownership is evident throughout this wonderfully-restored property steps away from the Goodspeed Opera House. If you appreciate fine furnishings, color and architecture, this beautiful B&B is a destination. The king-size bed in the Garden Suite is truly fit-for-a-king. Although December, the freshly-cut fruit served at breakfast was summer-fresh. During breakfast we had an engaging chat with Andre about the history of the Boardman House which can be likened to a phoenix rising from the flames. The Boardman House is an all-around gem.
4.2 on November 21, 2010
Three friends decided to do a spontaneous getaway to Connecticut. We chose the Boardman House B&B and were extremely pleased with our choice. One of the best parts was our conversations with the owners who were very passionate about their B&B and it showed in the quality of the renovations and warm intereactions with us.
5 on October 21, 2010
My husband and I had a great time visiting Boardman House. The house and room was beautiful and very clean. The owners are very nice and the breakfast was delicious. Five star bed and breakfast. :)
4.2 on September 14, 2010
My mother and I stayed at Boardman House B&B last week. What a wonderful place to stay! Very luxurious to say the least. The baths are clean and modern, the beds were very comfortable and the host Mia and Andre were very nice and helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to step back in time to a Victorian home and experience luxury. We were only a short walk from the Goodspeed Opera House and a couple of restaurants. Very convenient for us. Thank you Andre and Mia!!
5 on May 31, 2010
My wife and I spent our anniversary weekend at The Boardman House in the eponymous Boardman Room and it was absolutely perfect! The house has been newly and beautifully renovated with a deft attention to details that really makes your stay feel luxurious--such as the remote-control for an inaccessible window shade--while staying true to the architecture. It is located just a few houses away from the Goodspeed Opera House, the Connecticut River, and several restaurants so you have everything you need in one place. But, there is plenty more to do in the surrounding area as well. The innkeepers, Andre and Mia, were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was ample and delicious. (Don't miss out on Mia's freshly baked bread!) The price was right. In short, if you're looking for a B&B in the area around Goodspeed, you can't do better than Boardman House. We'll definitely be staying again! I realize I don't have any negative criticism, but it really was that good.