Circa 1860


Connecticut River Valley


The Becky Thatcher


connecticut b&b


Casual Luxury & Gracious Hospitality

The Boardman House Inn is a bed and breakfast in Connecticut offering elegant accommodations & modern amenities in a quaint New England riverfront village, just two hours from NYC and Boston and a short stroll from restaurants by the river.

The Inn is an exquisite example of Second Empire architecture built 1860, with beautifully appointed air-conditioned rooms featuring plush down duvets, fine linens, antiques, oriental rugs, heated marble and limestone bathroom floors. It is a home away from home. At this historic Connecticut Inn you can relax and enjoy a style of gracious living reminiscent of earlier times. All accommodations are complemented by modern conveniences in addition to the old-world charm.

Our Rooms & Suites

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

French Room

French Room

Beautiful room with lots of light, garden views and a decorative flameless fireplace. French style bed in cherry with down duvet and pillows. Private bathroom with limestone floor and a bathtub with shower. 

Boardman Room

Boardman Room

Decorated in beautiful hues of gold and cream. It features a four-poster bed with a plush feather-topped mattress, bay window, decorative flameless marble fireplace and luxurious silk curtains. Private bathroom.

Garden Suite

Garden Suite

The Garden Suite is on a private floor, ideal for romantic weekends. The bedroom features a king size with designer bedding. A French door leads out to a large private porch overlooking the gardens, where you can sit and relax.

Connecticut River Valley

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


Breakfast & Dinner

Whether you dream of indulging in a culinary feast, crave the classics or desire something distinctly New England, Connecticut’s dining scene has everything. Only steps from our property you will find two restaurants by the river offering a variety of atmospheres, price points & cuisines.


Activities in the Area, Things to Do and Experiences Around Our Inn

We are located near several tourist attractions in Connecticut. Goodspeed Theatre and restaurants by the river are a short walk from us. Several scenic nature trails for hiking in our State Parks are nearby. It is the perfect location from you can explore New England! 

Historic coastal towns like Essex, Mystic and Old Saybrook are in close proximity, where you will find charming local shops, great restaurants, art galleries, museums, and sightseeing. There are also two premium outlet centers located in Westbrook and Clinton.

Goodspeed Musicals

World renowned as the home of the American Musical.


Breathtaking views from the Becky Thatcher.

Gillette Castle

Iconic new world castle with scenic views.

Essex Steam Train

Unforgettable rail adventure through scenic areas of the valley.

Best of New England

Best Connecticut Bed & Breakfast

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


What Our Guests Say:

Was wonderful to visit the small town of East Haddam. The Boardman house was a lovely experience. The house has been restored to its former glory. Quiet and quaint with the Goodspeed Playhouse a short walk away.


Elegant B&B a short distance from Goodspeed Opera House. Lovely rooms, gracious staff. A very nice breakfast. A good base for exploring the Connecticut River valley. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in that area.



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