Boyden House Bed & Breakfast

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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

Weekend getaway

5 on October 10, 2017

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Boyden House. Our room was comfortable and we enjoyed the private patio. Peaceful place to enjoy a cup of coffee and glass of wine. The place itself was clean and inviting with an interesting history and the grounds were well kept and inviting. The breakfast and hospitality were hands down the best as we were greeted warmly with a chocolate cake (we were celebrating our anniversary) and given many ideas for sight seeing. The breakfast was delicious. We will definately be back for another visit and will highly recommend it to others.

An historic Gem in Grand Haven.

3.8 on September 28, 2017

Loved our stay at Boyden House B&B. Shelly was very helpful and attentive. She thoroughly explained the schedule for meals, local activities, location of stores, and provided restaurant recommendations. Only recommendation: I do yoga and therefore am on a yoga mat on the floor in my room, a bit of dust under the bed that a Swiffer would easily get.


5 on September 19, 2017

Loved our stay at the Boyden House! Room was fantastic and comfortable, with some of the best breakfasts we have ever had.

Beautiful B&B. Great location!

4.2 on September 07, 2017

My wife and I stayed at Boyden House for 5 days. When we arrived, even though we came after the normal,check-in time, we were warmly greeted by Shelly, the on-site inn keeper. Shelly is very friendly and does a really great job with the guests and the house! The house is beautifully furnished and our room (The Executive Suite) was lovely. On the 2nd floor, where our room was there is a guest kitchen which is well stocked with a Keurig coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, popcorn, even ice cream! Boyden House is an easy walk to the downtown area, which was great, as there is a lot of restaurants, shops, and the waterfront area with much to do. We really enjoyed spending time in the evenings sitting on one of three beautiful porches! Breakfast is served in the dining room from 9-9:30. The food was very good, with baked oatmeal every day, but when the house was full, they ran out of oatmeal. They also could use some hot plates or chafing dishes, as the food could be hotter. All in all, we loved staying here and Shelly is a great host! Compared to other B&B's, we'd rate this an 8; with a few minor improvements at breakfast, it could easily be a 10! We would definitely stay here in the future again!

Super cute. Very quaint.

4.0 on August 29, 2017

The house is beautiful with amazing wood detailing. The air conditioner in our room kept making noises that woke me & personally thought the cost was pretty pricey for one night - over $300. Yes, I liked it. Won't spend that kind of money again though. If you're not concerned with the cost, this is a great place to stay. It is a drive to the lake - not as close as I thought.

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4.6 on August 21, 2017

We enjoyed our brief visit. Amber's room is tiny but the balcony helped us be able to stretch out, and the patio/garden with the fountain was a perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine. Breakfast was superb.

LOVED Grand Haven & Boyden House was Perfect Place to Stay

4.6 on August 17, 2017

Boyden House was within walking distance (and a very beautiful walk) to everything I wanted to see and do. The breakfast was delicious, and the room was comfortable. Thank you for your hospitality.

Luxurious stay

4.8 on August 16, 2017

The room, food, and jacuzzi were amazing! We highly recommend this place and would definitely return.

Would definitely stay again

4.4 on July 26, 2017

The room was wonderful with a comfy bed and great bathroom. The breakfast was fabulous and Tiffany is a great host!


4.6 on July 16, 2017

My second stay here and it continues to amaze and surprise with its simple elegance and comfortable rooms. Such a pleasant place with a beautiful Koi pond and the front porch is beyond description! Even if its raining its the perfect place to relax, unwind and visit or read a good book! Shelly is the best hostess this side of the Mississippi.

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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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