The Boardman House Inn
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Connecticut River Valley
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Bed and Breakfast in Connecticut

Casual Luxury Accommodations

The Boardman House is an elegant Connecticut bed and breakfast offering luxurious accommodations & gracious hospitality in a quaint New England riverfront village, just two hours from New York City and Boston and a short stroll from Goodspeed Musicals and Restaurants.

An exquisite example of Second Empire architecture built 1860, with beautifully appointed air-conditioned rooms with plush down duvets, fine linens, antiques, oriental rugs, heated marble bathroom floors. It is a home away from home. Bed and breakfasts are a great alternative to hotels.bed and breakfast in CT

At this romantic Connecticut Inn you can relax and enjoy a style of gracious living reminiscent of earlier times. But don’t just take our word for it as the Inn’s guests have awarded it with a 5-star rating.

In addition to the old-world charm, all accommodations are complemented by modern conveniences. Enjoy fast Wi-Fi and discreetly placed flat screen HDTVs with cable.

We have tried to maintain the intimacy and privacy true to its original role as a private residence. One of the many charms is its small size and intimate environment.

Nestled within a historic district, in one of the country’s most beautiful areas close to quaint towns like Old Saybrook, Mystic and Essex CT. 

The area is a destination for all seasons. You will find big-city sophistication combined with the enchantment of the rural Connecticut with its centuries of history and culture. 

Home to spectacular scenery, the area is considered by many to be a shining gem in the Connecticut shoreline.

Thank you for visiting us. We hope to see you very soon.


Our rooms provides casual luxury lodging, perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary, weekend getaway or relaxing vacation. You can relax in restful surroundings and enjoy the individually appointed guest rooms with period antiques and artwork. In addition, all rooms have air condition and free internet.



98% of our guests recommend our B&B!

Do not rely solely on our word. We have received a TripAdvisor a “Certificate of Excellence” for our five-star rating five years in a row and Condé Nast Johanssens has recognized us as one of their “Recommended Properties” noting its “Comfortable Setting and Personal Touches”. Take a moment and read our glowing reviews from our guests from all around the world.



Connecticut’s museums and galleries have a wide range of interesting offerings. Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, and the Florence Griswold Museum, noted for its collection of American Impressionist paintings.


The river valley is a wonderful region with plenty of things to do. The Nature Conservancy named it one of the western hemispheres “40 last great places”.


Whether you dream of indulging, crave the classics or desire something distinctly New England, the local culinary scene has everything. Only steps from our property you have two options offering a variety of atmospheres, price points & cuisines. 

Best Bed & Breakfast in Connecticut – Yankee Magazine

We were named Editor’s Choice by Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England 2018.


Conveniently located near many things to do in area, like Mystic Seaport, makes it the perfect base while exploring the state’s many attractions.