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Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast

409 E Ludington Ave , Ludington, MI 49431 USA (Show map)
58 Reviews
$135 - $250
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Experience the historic elegance of Cartier Mansion. Built in 1905 by lumber baron Warren Cartier, this neoclassical mansion features exquisite woodwork, original fixtures, antiques, a carriage house, and beautiful gardens. Walk to Lake Michigan beaches, restaurants, shops, marinas, and the car ferry. Five guest rooms all with private baths, wireless internet, 300-plus thread count sheets, down comforters, bathrobes, and a full breakfast, will make your stay a special and memorable experience. Cartier Mansion is also the perfect location for your special event. We are available for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, business meetings, conferences, parties and more.

Rooms & Rates

The King Suite

The most luxurious room at Cartier Mansion is the King Suite which was originally Warren Cartier's private quarters. This guest suite includes a large bedroom with a king size bed, adjacent sitting room, and private access to the grand balcony overlooking Ludington Avenue. The large bathroom features the original rib cage shower from 1905, a soaking tub, foot tub, and Jacuzzi tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Cottage Room

The Cottage Room is decorated with vacation photos taken by the Cartier family during the early 1900s at their cottage at Hamlin Lake. This is a large corner room that features a queen size bed and a private in-room claw foot bathtub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Blue Silk Room

The Blue Silk Room was originally Kate Cartier's private bedroom and bath. The walls are adorned with beautiful light blue silken wall coverings and the original crystal chandelier hangs from the ceiling. The Blue Silk Room features a king size bed and a private bath with a claw foot bathtub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Lighthouse Room

The Lighthouse Room features shelves of miniature lighthouses and photographs of iconic Ludington area lighthouses. This cozy guestroom features a queen size bed and a private bathroom with a large walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Round Room

The Round Room's curved wall makes for a visually unique guest room. This cozy room is located on the northwest corner of the mansion and overlooks the Carriage House making for a lovely and tranquil view. The Round Room features a queen size bed and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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Luxurious Pampering

5 on February 26, 2014

A beautifully maintained historic home with period elegance but contemporary comfort. The breakfast was delicious and extra effort was made to ensure a memorable visit. One of my top five bed and breakfasts.

Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast

4.0 on December 20, 2013

A very enjoyable stay. Our room was excellent, and the tour of the mansion and history there of was interesting & enlightening.


5 on December 20, 2013

A beautiful property. Sue & Gary were so welcoming & every part of our stay was perfect down to the very smallest detail. Would highly recommend and will be going back.


5 on December 17, 2013

The property is fabulous, service is extremely good. We very Highly recommend Cartier Mansion!


4.8 on December 13, 2013

This place is a mix of history & relaxation. We loved learning about the Mansion and enjoyed everything! The room was amazing and food was heavenly. We would highly recommend this to anyone!

Everything was fantastic!

5 on December 12, 2013

Gary & Sue Ann were just awesome!

A Wonderful, Peaceful Weekend

4.0 on November 25, 2013

Cartier Mansion is a well restored, relaxing retreat from the busy world. The accommodations have modern comfort w/ historic charm.

Excellent Accommodations

4.6 on October 17, 2013

Excellent food, gracious hospitality!


5 on August 21, 2013

Excellent stay in every way. Accommodations, friendliness, food, service all excellent. The shower was also held here and attention to detail was impressive!

Cozy Christmas Getaway

5 on June 16, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our romantic, quiet stay in a wonderful historic mansion. the twenty one Christmas trees, cozy fireplace and Christmas music carried us back to celebrations of long ago.

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Location Type

Blocks from Lake Michigan Beach., Close to Marinas., Two blocks from Downtown., Downtown, Lakeside, Small town


Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.) 108 miles

Directions to property:

Go West on 44th Street SE toward Walsh Drive SE. Turn right to stay on 44th Street SE. Turn right onto Patterson Avenue SE. Turn right onto 28th Street SE/ MI-11. Continue to follow 28th Street SE. Merge onto I-96 W via the ramp on the left toward GD RAPIDS/ MUSKEGON. Merge onto US-31 N via EXIT 1B toward LUDINGTON. Take the SOUTH PERE MARQUETTE HIGHWAY exit toward OLD 31. Turn left onto SOUTH PERE MARQUETTE HIGHWAY. Turn left onto US-10/East Ludington Avenue. After passing Washington Avenue, Cartier Mansion will be on the right at 409 East Ludington Avenue.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Sand Dunes, Golf Courses, Marinas, Charter Fishing, Winter Sports, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Shared refrigerator in guest services area, Iron and ironing board available, Shared microwave in guest services area, Coffee and Tea available 24/7, Wine available for purchase., Beach towels and chairs available to borrow

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children must be with an adult at all times.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay required.
  • Cancellations: One week cancellation policy.



Gary & Sue Ann Schnitker

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  • Time Served: 9:00 am or time requested
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten-Free

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409 E Ludington Ave , Ludington, MI 49431 USA (Show map)

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