circa 1860


connecticut bed and breakfast

Casual Luxury &

Modern Amenities

Charming Connecticut Guest House offering elegant lodging in a quaint village. We are located just two hours from NYC and Boston and a short stroll to restaurants by the CT River.

The Boardman House is an exquisite example of Second Empire architecture built 1860. The rooms are beautifully appointed and air-conditioned. In addition, they feature plush down duvets, fine linens, antiques, oriental rugs, along with heated bathroom floors. At this historic property you can relax and enjoy a style of living reminiscent of earlier times.

Luxury Lodging

Boardman House offers luxury lodging. It is perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary, weekend getaway or relaxing vacation. Enjoy a restful environment and the individually appointed rooms with air condition and Wi-Fi.

French Room - Bed and Breakfast CT

French Room

Beautiful room with lots of light and a flameless fireplace. The bathroom has limestone floor and a bathtub with shower.

Boardman Room - King bed in a room with side tables and lamps in bed and breakfast CT

Boardman Room

Decorated in hues of gold and cream, bay window, in addition to a decorative flameless marble fireplace and luxurious silk curtains.

Garden Suite - Ideal for romantic weekends in CT bed and breakfast

Garden Suite

The Suite is on a separate floor, ideal for romantic weekends.

Separate sitting room. Large private porch.

Connecticut River Valley

Stay at Boardman House Inn and enjoy the Connecticut River

We are conveniently located near many activities in the area, like the Mystic Seaport for instance. In conclusion, it is a great base while exploring the state’s many attractions.


Dinner & Lunch Restaurants

Whether you dream of indulging in a culinary feast, crave the classics or desire something distinctly New England – the local dining scene has everything. Only steps from our property you will find a couple of places – offering a variety of atmospheres, price points & cuisines. Two dinner options are within walking distance from our Boardman House.


Things to Do and Experiences

We are close to several tourist attractions. For instance, several great nature trails for hiking in our State Parks are nearby. The Boardman House is the ideal location for exploring this beautiful state! 

Small coastal towns like Essex, Mystic and Old Saybrook are in close proximity to us. In addition there are local shops, art galleries, museums, and sightseeing. Furthermore, there are premium outlet centers located in Westbrook and Clinton.

Goodspeed Musicals

World renowned as the place of the American Musical.

River Boat Cruises

The Becky Thatcher River-boat offers breathtaking views.

Gillette Castle

State Park

Iconic castle with stunning views.

Essex Steam Train

Unforgettable rail adventure through the scenic valley.

Best Historic Inn in Connecticut

Best of Connecticut

We were awarded Editor’s Choice by Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide for Best Historic Inn in Connecticut as well as the Lodgings Hall of Fame.

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