The Boardman House Inn
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Connecticut River Valley
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Welcome to the
Boardman House Bed and Breakfast

Award-winning Bed and Breakfast in a Connecticut Mansion.

The Boardman House Inn bed and breakfast offers luxurious air-conditioned guest rooms. It is a home away from home with plush down duvets, fine linens, as well as antiques and oriental rugs. Most of the rooms have heated marble bathroom floors and some have private or semi-private porches.

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, making it perfect for romantic getaways.

Nestled within the East Haddam 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.

Thank you for visiting Boardman House Inn. We hope to see you very soon.


The Boardman House provides casual luxury lodging, perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary, weekend getaway or relaxing vacation. You can relax in restful surroundings and enjoy a style of gracious living reminiscent of earlier times in individually appointed guest rooms with period antiques and artwork and oriental rugs. In addition to the old-world charm, all rooms are complemented by modern conveniences such as air condition and free internet.



98% of our guests recommend our B&B!

Do not rely solely on our word. The Boardman House has 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. The Boardman House is the perfect base while exploring the state’s many attractions.