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Boardman House Bed and Breakfast

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Townshend, VT 05353-0112
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Richard M wrote a review Apr 2018
Huntsville, Alabama5 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a great stay here. We were treated like family ourselves while we visited my sister who lived just up the road. The breakfasts were delicious and elegantly served. The bed was comfortable. The location perfect. We got to meet the whole family. Loved 'em all.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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NYCris wrote a review Sep 2016
NYC23 contributions19 helpful votes
I love places like this one. It's an authentic, comfortable, spotlessly clean Vermont home. Sarah and Paul are great. They've been at this for 28 years, and work hard to accommodate their guests. We spent a lot of time talking with Sarah about her trips to Tanzania, and bought some of the very cool, handmade jewelry that she sells. (The money goes to the women who make the jewelry.) Our room on the second floor was very spacious and comfortable, with a great bed. I appreciated the fact that there were pegs on the walls, providing lots of places to hang things. Why don't more inns do that? Sarah recommended an excellent local diner for our dinner that night, The Dam Diner, near by. Again, totally authentic and unpretentious, with good food, local clientele and a friendly owner. Loved the way the owner decorated the place with vintage cookware and lots of green glass, like eating in the middle of a folk art exhibit. Back at the Boardman House, breakfast the next morning was outstanding: hot, home-baked, delicious, with plenty of coffee. One more word: their dog, Safari, is adorable. Don't let one grumpy review dissuade you from this sweet B and B in the middle of a lovely Vermont town.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Room Tip: I think all rooms are nice. The town is very quiet at night, so don't worry about staying in...
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KentMillerStudios wrote a review Dec 2014
New York City, New York6 contributions10 helpful votes
I have been staying at The Boardman House 15+ years. Sara and Paul have become friends. If your looking for a quiet, clean and comfy place to stay. Your here. There are many things to see and do around Townshend. All within a short drive to the ski resorts. I don't normally go to watch TV so this place is perfect. Plus the breakfast is always amazing!
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Date of stay: May 2014
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Jimg1960 wrote a review May 2014
Bristol, Connecticut1 contribution1 helpful vote
My wife and I have been going to the Boardman House for many years on Columbus weekend . Sarah and Paul are always there for any needs you may have . The rooms are always very clean and comfortable . Sarah can give you information on several local craftsman in the area such as pottery , glassblowing and so on. Sarah also take the time to see if you have any dietary needs . We always have a good time there and the breakfast is very , very good . We will continue to stay there for years to come always a nice break away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives . Enjoy your stay I do . Jim
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Date of stay: October 2013
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KB1113 wrote a review Oct 2013
St. Petersburg, Florida17 contributions16 helpful votes
When we arrived, it was as though they had forgot we were coming.Paul answered the door and was holding his dog back (don't remember a dog) and there were sandals on the kitchen table. Sarah had to immediately get in the car to buy food. it had been raining, and one of the carpets on the floor in the bedroom was wet. The wifi did not work due to the pass word didn't work...? The breakfast was very good and hot . Probably will not go back again.
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Date of stay: October 2013
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Response from Sarah M, Owner at Boardman House Bed and Breakfast
Responded Oct 14, 2013
We are extremely sorry your stay was not satisfactory and if you book again you can bet there will be a sizable discount. I would like to respond to some of your comments. I often go out shopping for groceries right after guests arrive because far too often I will have something planned in my head and then a guest will tell me he/she is lactose intolerant or needs gluten free or is diabetic. I have been doing this for over 25 years and just want to cook something everyone can eat. There is no excuse for shoes on the table or a barking dog I agree. On the subject of the wifi I wish I were more knowledgeable as to why it works sometimes and doesn't at others. The wet carpet is a mystery. There were guests in there the day before you arrived so perhaps they spilled water there or put wet towels there. It definitely was not from a leak. The small TV is a problem for not only you, but our son. who complains about it often.TV has never been a focal point for us, but I do realize we seem to be the only ones who have not upgraded. As to not knowing you were arriving, during foliage we often have people just open the door and walk in, hoping we have a room, so I do ask if I can help first thing. I am embarrassed and sorry that you were not happy and I apologize.
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Rachel F wrote a review Aug 2013
Huntington, New York5 contributions9 helpful votes
As a rule, I steer away from B&B's; they usually feel too intimate, miserly or cobbled together. Not this one. The rooms were graciously and artfully appointed but not overdone or fussy. Our hosts, Paul and Sarah, accommodated us professionally, generously and hospitably. No pretense about a forced friendship but genuine human warmth. It's no wonder they've been running this B&B for 28 years. We spent one night at the Boardman B&B as it was along the way of a precisely planned bicycle trip but we also requested dinner and packed lunches, both of which were ample, tasty, graciously prepared, and under priced.
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Date of stay: August 2013
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Darlene W wrote a review Jan 2013
Texas16 contributions3 helpful votes
My goodness I wonder if Sara & Paul remember the "gals from Texas" we stayed 2 or 3 nights with them back in the early 90's I think I was so elated to see they are still in business! We had a blast in their warm & cozy home! I still have a recipe for apple cheesecake Sara was so gracious to provide us with in the evening while we sang with can't remember if it was her Father or Father-in-law who played the piano! The breakfasts' were outstanding I still make the baked pears & bananas rolled in honey & peanuts! We had a marvelous time they were wonderful hosts and y'all should put it on your lists of places to stay...I would recommend it highly! Hope to make a trip back now that I know they are still around! Make sure you visit the cafe in the little store on the square for lunch! Delicious!!! Darlene W.
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Date of stay: September 2012
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Room Tip: We stayed in a room with twin beds since it was a friend & myself! Slept like a baby bare in...
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Doldsay wrote a review Nov 2010
Old Saybrook, CT18 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I just spent one night at the B & B, we had a simple room that was very clean. The price was almost half the price of the B & B next door and for a place to basically sleep for a night it was perfect. The living room has a small TV, lots of books, and several new magazines you could borrow and bring back to your room. When we arrived we were asked what time we would like breakfast, and it was made for us right on time and was very delicious. When we go back to Townshend we will go back and stay at the Boardsman House.
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Date of stay: November 2010
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PlayaLes wrote a review Oct 2010
Bradenton, Florida28 contributions9 helpful votes
The Boardman House is a cozy old home in the center of Townshend. You'll be greeted by innkeepeers Sarah and Paul and their dog Safari. The guest rooms are comfy and nicely appointed. This isn't a stuffy place at all. This is their home and you feel more like you've dropped in to see relatives more than anything else which I really enjoyed. The breakfast is delicious beyond measure which is extra nice since there aren't many places to eat in town.
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Date of stay: October 2010
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boardman House Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Boardman House Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Townshend State Park (1.3 miles), Olde and New England Books (4.1 miles), and Laurence's Smoke Shop (0.2 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Boardman House Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fat Crow Restaurant, Townshend Dam Diner, and The Speckled Hen.
Is Boardman House Bed and Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Townshend.