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“Spectacular Host, Spectacular House!” 5 of 5 stars
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8 Norwich Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 East Haddam B&B and Inns
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“Spectacular Host, Spectacular House!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

I'm grateful that I've traveled all over the world--and literally have stayed in hundreds of hotels and bed & breakfasts. I was SO DELIGHTED with my stay at the Boardman House, I just had to write a review!!!! Of all the places that I have stayed, the Boardman House, by far, was one of the most welcoming and special places I've ever been to! Not only are the rooms gorgeous (loved the heated bathroom floors!) but also the host, Mia, is so gracious and thoughtful, it is like you are staying at a dear friends home, where her #1 goal is to make sure you are happy and delighted! The breakfasts: delicious, the decor: magnificent, and the host: spectacular. What a winning combination that made my travels a wonderful memory. Do yourself a favor and stay at the Boardman House!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

The Garden Room was the perfect spot for us to celebrate our anniversary! We had a private entrance with a lovely porch and view of the back yard/garden. The entire house is immaculate and beautifully decorated. Bed was soft and cozy, yet firm enough to please us both. We slept so well we overslept! We felt spoiled by the heat light in the bathroom and the heated towel rack. We were bowled over by the warmth and charm of the house and Mia our hostess! We felt like old friends returning to visit on our first trip. One stay at Boardman House will make you long to return soon.

Room Tip: We stayed in The Garden Room but they are all beautiful.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
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nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011 via mobile

Mia was wonderful and made this stay a true pleasure .
Felt comfortable like at home:):)

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 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.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

at this absolutely charming, well maintained B&B, the owners have done the most magnificent job of bringing this lovely house back to life...everything done with such taste, regard to detail and careful consideration during restoration. We simply loved it! Our room was on the ground floor, very roomy, colors lovely, bath modern and well appointed..and bedding and fabrics well chosen. There is a welcoming porch right off the room, where one can sit , enjoy the backyard and relax in comfy chairs. Mia welcomed us so warmly, offered suggestions for places to eat and things to do....we felt immediately at home and took her up on everything, The River Tavern in Chester was a winner! Breakfast the next morning was perfection, eggs cooked to your order, wonderful breads, jams and fruit...honestly, it has been a long time since we have experienced such high quality in a B&B experience. Please don't miss this one if you are driving along Connecticut's river valley!

Room Tip: We loved the towns of Chester and Essex...took the back roads and enjoyed beautiful scenery and buco...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

We spent 3 nights at the Boardman House and was enthusiastically surprised that a B&B could offer its guests such an elegant and tasteful decor. From the antique rugs and crystal chandeliers to the authentic sweedish art and antiques the public rooms are NOT stuffy or retired looking - but bright and welcoming. Mia and her husband are delightful hosts and the breakfast served was enjoyable and healthy! We will return next year for sure.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

Thiis remarkable B&B is owned by Mia and Andre, a Swedish expatriate couple with a passion for restoring antiques - houses as well as furniture. They have restored this 19th century mansion with remarkable taste, equipping it with all modern amenities, yet retaining its charm. They have furnished it with meticulously restored antique furniture, primarily from Scandinavia. The place is immaculate.
The owners are charming and eager to please. If anyone is anywhere near this bucolic part of Connecticut, they should treat themselves to a stay at Boardman House. Coupled witih a show in the nearly adjacent Goodspeed Opera House, one has the makings of a memorable trip.

Room Tip: The Garden Suite is private, luxurious and comfortable.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Boardman House Inn

Address: 8 Norwich Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423
Location: United States > Connecticut > East Haddam
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in East Haddam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant Connecticut Bed and Breakfast getaway offering Luxurious Accommodations & Gracious Hospitality in East Haddam, 2 hours from NYC and Boston. Walk to Goodspeed Musicals, River and Restaurants. Editors Choice in Yankee Magazine's Travel Guide to New England. ... more   less 
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Boardman House Hotel East Haddam

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