The Lamplighter B&B

602 East Ludington Avenue , Ludington, MI 49431 USA (Show map)


Your home away from home in the Ludington Area, the Lamplighter is rated 3 diamonds by AAA and is the number one rated Ludington B&B on Tripadvisor. Antique furnishings reside happily with modern day plumbing and wireless internet. Our sensational breakfast served by candlelight with antique china and silver is a delight for all your senses and brings our guests back again and again. Walk to downtown shops and restaurants, 1.2 miles to miles of sandy beach on Lake Michigan and 6.5 miles to Michigan's most spectacular state park.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

We love this place

5 on July 18, 2014

We love the Lamplighter Bed and Breakfast. It is certainly becoming our home away from home. Everything is impeccable and the Breakfast is delightful. The home is kept up in the Victorian Era Tradition.

Elegant B&B

4.6 on February 06, 2012

Beautifully furnished, elegant home. Charming host and hostess who give over-the-top service. Delicious breakfast AND late afternoon appetizers. We will be back.

Wonderful stay at the Lamplighter!

4.8 on September 08, 2011

First off, Bill and Jane are the most amazing hosts. This was our very first time at a bed and breakfast and my husband and I felt welcomed right away. Maggie, a very sweet dog, also made us feel at home. Jane recommended some local restaurants for dinner and even made us a reservation while we were unloading the car! The medicine cabinet in our room had a lot of amenities (in case you forgot something) and the in-room bathroom shower had a shampoo and shower gel dispenser. Breakfast was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I am not a morning person, but I was really excited to wake up and eat breakfast! Every detail was beautiful and delicious. The china and silverware were so pretty. The portions were perfect, and filling. The coffee was so good. Everything about breakfast was delicious and awesome. I would come back and stay for the breakfast and warm hospitality :-)

A traveler's welcome home

5 on July 31, 2011

The minute we walked through the door we were greeted by Bill and Jane, warm and engaging folks who made us feel like we had known them for years. The impeccably clean victorian home is like going back to a bygone era, but with a modern touch. We were pampered at every turn, with a delicious gourmet breakfast, conversation with fellow travelers and very interesting anecdotes about Bill and Jane's venture into the B&B world. The lamp light was on, it was warm, and we will be back. Bob & Jan Lupo

Will return again

5 on July 03, 2011

Very clean! Very comfortable! Excellent breakfast food and very courteous professionally and friendly staff! Will refer this bed and breakfast to other family and friends and will also return as a guest again!

Best weekend ever!

5 on June 27, 2011

My boyfriend and I scheduled a weekend away at the Lamplighters, not sure what to expect. It was completely charming in every way. Bill and Jane made us so comfortable, and the breakfasts were exquisite. We stayed in the Renoir room and delighted in every detail. My boyfriend actually proposed to me the first night of our trip on the beach at sunset, so the inn will always hold a special place in my heart. I can't wait to go back.

A great place to stay

5 on March 20, 2011

Just a short drive from Lake Michigan! We had an incredible stay, the food was top notch and our room was very comfortable. We met great people and had inspiring conversation. We are looking forward to a return trip.

What a great, comfortable, quiet place to stay

4.0 on September 10, 2010

This was a wonderful place to stay. The included breakfast was excellent.

Dave & Marie's Ludington Adventure

4.8 on August 09, 2010

The Lamplight Inn was a fantastic experience. Jane & Bill do an excellent job and the breakfast was unique and out of this world. I highly recommend the Lamplighter B&B.

Warm Welcome

5 on June 29, 2010

This was an excellent choice. It was booked for us as a getaway. We had no idea what we were getting into because we had never been to a bed & breakfast. We loved it. We got a room with a whirlpool tub, so ask about that room! The in keepers Bill & Jane were so pleasant and interactive. Their hospitality was a definite thumbs up. Food...WOW. I would recommend that you book here if you want a warm welcome from Ludington.

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Location Type

Manistee, MI 30mi North, Traverse City, MI 90mi North, Baldwin, MI 30mi East, Airport, Small town


Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.) 100 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Canoeing, Golfing, Car Ferry, Dune Buggy Rides, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, VCR , Gazebo, Breakfast on terrace

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, 4700 acre state park/ special events, Murder Mystery Weekends, Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing, Charter Fishing Available, Jet Ski Rentals, Sand Dune Jeep Rides Available, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking is permitted outside in the gazebo.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days on high season weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card guarantee required.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations accepted with 7 day notice. If less notice is received we reserve the right to charge for 1 night if we had to turn potential clients away and are unable to rebook the room.



Bill and Jane Carpenter

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About the innkeepers

Gourmet cooking, sailing our Pearson 26, canoeing, rowing, snowshow hikes, gardening.

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  • Time Served: Pre-arranged with innkeepers
  • Serving Location: Gazebo, Patio, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diabetic, High/Low Carb

Signature Dish

Peach Carmelized baked French Toast
Fresh peach slices laid on a carmelized sauce with large slices of special egg battered French bread and topped with sauteed peachs and strawberries. Usually served with walnut bacon or German sausage loaf.