Boyden House Bed & Breakfast



Welcome to the Boyden’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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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

A weekend I will never forget!

5 on April 26, 2017

My boyfriend and I planned a trip to Grand Haven, and we were hesitant on booking our stay through a Bed and Breakfast; as we were concerned that we would be forced to make small talk with other people staying there. However, the Boyden House is set up in such a way that you can have privacy at breakfast and/or meet new people if desired. We stayed in the executive sweet, and we were pleased with the room size and comfort level of the bed. My boyfriend proposed to me that weekend and even received help from the innkeeper, Shelly, to keep it a secret. We definitely will seek out the Boyden House again upon returning to Grand Haven!

Romantic getaway!

5 on April 10, 2017

We loved our stay. IT was our first time at a B&B and we would do it again, the little touches were a delight the host was lovely and her breakfast was delicious. If your looking for a romantic get away or just relaxation and fun the Boyden house Inn will not disappoint.


5 on February 24, 2017

It's a wonderful old house. We choose one of the outside suites and it was very private. Breakfast was good and the location is very close to all of the action of a beach town.

Comfort and Space

4.6 on October 16, 2016

This B&B is well located near downtown Grand Haven and its many unique shops and restaurants. We stayed 2 nights in the Carriage House while in town for a wedding. Plenty of room for 4 people and a nice mini-kitchen and sitting area. The bathroom was is a bit cramped. The morning breakfasts were superb and covered the tastes for the adults and child in our party. The main house is well decorated and inviting. The Carriage House suited our needs very well. Service was outstanding. If the occasion arises we will take advantage of their hospitality again.


5 on September 29, 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Boyden House.This B&B had all you could want at a B&B,(see rating), and an extra quality not found in many.Sincere Homespun "Home -I Ness!! The sincere type We would happily recommend Boyden House to anyone for a reasonable "get away"....anytime! Ward & Elaine Kremer,South Bend IN...We'll be back!!

A 5 star experience

5 on September 02, 2016

We had an excellent time at the Boyden House. The room was spectacular, and the breakfast was perfect. Would definitely go back and have told friends about this great place to stay. Thanks for everything!


5 on August 20, 2016

Our first stay at a B&B. Stayed here to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Exceeded our expectations on every level.

Loved our stay

4.4 on July 27, 2016

The Boyden House is beautiful, and a very convenient walk to town! Shelly was friendly and a pleasure to be around. Our room was clean, and the accommodations were above and beyond! We loved the guest kitchen upstairs, fully stocked, all of the covered porches, and beautiful architecture of the home. We would definitely love to come back!

Boyden Getaway

4.8 on July 16, 2016

Great vacation get away! My girlfriend and I had an amazing time visiting for the first time and the joy of staying in such a beautiful B&B will bring us back again.

Amazing Bed & Breakfast

5 on July 15, 2016

Beautiful home! Walking distance to all attractions in Grand Haven. Great Breakfast! Very welcoming staff!

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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
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Carriage House

The Carriage House features a Living Area with a Leather Sofa Bed, a table suitable for desk purpose or a Dining Table. An efficient "closet" holds a " mini-kitchen" with a microwave, sink and mini-fridge, The bath is roomy with a shower and seating nook and separates the Bedroom and the Living Area. The sleeping area wo twin beds 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 2 Twin

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Location Type



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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet

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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  • 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: Yes Adults must accompany children at all times.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two night minimum weekend stay Labor-Memorial...Holidays, three night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 50% deposit is due for reservations of 5 nights or more.
  • Cancellations: If you must cancel your reservation, please do so prior to 14 days of the date we expect you and no charges will apply. If you cancel within 14 days of your confirmed reservation date, you are responsible for 50% of the balance on your account if we are unable to rent your room. We will make every attempt to book it.
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  • 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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