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Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast

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

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Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast is a warm and welcoming turn of the century four square inn. This romantic Ludington Bed & Breakfast is beautifully appointed for your comfort and relaxation, and is one of the state's select few inns to be certified by Michigan Green Lodging. Accommodations range from the pet friendly Americana & Ludington Rooms, to the very spacious deluxe Romantic Retreat Suite featuring a Jacuzzi tub for two, four seasons fireplace, DVD, VCR, CD player, separate shower, chocolates, champagne bucket, flutes, aromatherapy, candles & plenty of ambiance. 24 hour complimentary hot and cold refreshments. Complimentary afternoon snacks. New complimentary evening decadent desserts. We do love to cook and bake! Full candlelight breakfast prepared with as many local & organic ingredients as possible, and served when our guests wish on lovely heirloom china and crystal. Spacious rooms that our guests will enjoy include a cozy enclosed front porch featuring games, books, puzzles, stocked guest refrigerator and snacks, a lovely parlor with guest computer, printer & Wi-fi throughout, charming great room with Dish Network plus premium movie channels, movie collection, fireplace, elegant dining room, and a small gift shop. Outdoors are two decks, several sitting areas, and an outdoor fireplace.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining5.0

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Great Place To Stay

4.8 on August 15, 2014

The Candlelite Inn has super friendly hosts. Along with making sure that everything is exactly as you need, they also have great advice about the area. The breakfast consisted of many specialty foods along with regular items. In addition the hosts were more than willing to cook anything you may want to order. Was the best, fanciest breakfast we have ever had. Also in the evening treats were available including ice cream. We would highly recommend as a place to stay.

Relaxing stay and great breakfasts

4.8 on April 30, 2014

We stayed at the Candlelite in the Romantic Retreat Suite and had a great weekend (April 2014). Melanie is so accommodating and welcoming, and she goes over the top with the breakfasts. Everything she made was fantastic and there was more than anyone could possibly eat. She also made sure there were snacks (homemade cookies and brownies) and beverages available at all hours Our room was comfortable and spacious and quiet.

Stayed April 2014

5 on April 30, 2014

Staying at the Candlelite Inn was an outstanding experience. The hostess was beyond accommodating, the atmosphere was peaceful, and the amenities were perfect. I can’ say enough positive. Oh. The food was excellent. The breakfast was an experience to remember. My friend, staying in a pet-friendly room, had this to say: After a day of sightseeing in Ludington, my pooch was dog tires. He found the accommodations at the Candlelite Inn B&B beyond all expectations.

Our first B&B Experience

5 on July 20, 2013

Thank you for a very memorable experience for our first ever B&B stay! Larry and I had a beautiful and peaceful weekend, stuffed ourselves silly on such tasty food and felt so rested and ready to hit the day to day stuff again. We appreciate everything! Melanie truly does a fantastic job and is so very, very accommodating. The rooms are very homey and so Victorian. We are starting to plan a December visit as I bet her home is a beautiful place to be around the holidays :) Thank you for the great memories! Larry and Kelly

Stayed July 20013

4.4 on July 08, 2013

This is a lovely 100 year old victorian house. We chose this after reading other reviews on line and were not sorry. Melanie, the inkeeper goes way out of her way to accomodate you and make you feel welcomed. Our room was fine, bathrobes supplied, flatscrren VCR, chocolates. There is also a stocked frig for drinks and snacks are always set out. The breakfast was plentiful and delicious and she will cook to order if so desired. It is in a good location for walking or biking. We met 3 couples who were repete guests. On couple had been coming every year for 7 years! We'll be back again I'm sure.

Just lovely !!!!

4.8 on June 06, 2013

My daughter and I stayed one night in this charming home. Melanie is very friendly and goes out of her way to make a person comfortable. Our bed was like sleeping on a cloud. I was worried about the street noise as we had the bedroom closest to the road, but with the air conditioner on it was no problem. Melanie makes your breakfast whenever you need it and it was delicious and huge !! She has food all over the house and tells you to help yourself to the fridge. She made lovely chocolate covered strawberries after our meal out in the evening. I would stay here again for sure

First stay in a b&b

5 on January 24, 2013

I wanted to do something special for my wife's birthday so I surprised her with the Romance suite. We have traveled extensively but have never stayed in a b&b. I picked this inn due to it's hot tub and location. Initially when we arrived, I parked in the back and was not impressed with the exterior of the inn and was wondering whether I had made a good selection. Once Melanie met us at the door and we were escorted to our room, I absolutely knew I made an excellent choice. Weenjoyed our stay immensely and Melanie is a wonderful hostess. The room was great and the breakfast was very enjoyable. All I can say is believe all the reviews that are written about this inn. This inn is beautiful on the inside and although we are not frequent b&b visitors, we are discerning individuals and had certain ideas about how a b&b would operate. Needless to say, Melanie met all those expectations!!

Stayed on 10/2012

5 on October 14, 2012

My husband and I were celebrating our Anniversary. Melanie was wonderful. She went over and beyond. We have stayed at several B & B's but The Candlelite Inn was the best one yet!!! Melanie makes you feel like family and we will be back for sure!!!

Fantastic B&B

5 on September 04, 2012

Very comfortable and the breakfasts both mornings we stayed were delicious. Melanie is a most gracious and warm person and she goes out of her way to make your stay something special. I know we will visit again and again! This B&B is a real gem!

Wonderful place to stay

4.8 on August 07, 2012

We stayed at this wonderful b&b in August, 2012. As soon as we arrived, Melanie greeted us with the warmest welcome. She showed us around and made us feel like we were family. The room was tastefully decorated. But the highlight of our stay was breakfast! I adored Melanie's french toast, my husband had 2 pieces of quiche and there was enough for an army. Melanie went so above and beyond with special touches (snacks, drinks, chocolate covered strawberries) without being overbearing. This place is amazing!

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Rooms & Rates

Victorian - Queen Canopy

Victorian Room: Romantic and spacious, with a queen sized canopy bed, fluffy mattress topper, large bay window, and in room bath with a tub/shower combination for bubble baths. Premium movie channels, wi fi, DVD, VHS & CD players, spa robes, champagne bucket, four seasons fireplace.

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $129

Nightly Rate: $115 - $129

Alicia's Room- Airy Queen

Bright and airy, queen sleigh bed with a fluffy feather mattress topper. Private in room bath features a larger shower, with a pedestal sink in the room. Spa robes, premium movie channels, DVD player, CD player, Wi Fi, champagne bucket.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $119

Nightly Rate: $99 - $119

Ludington Room - Queen

Ludington Room is located on the second floor in the rear of the inn, with a private outdoor entrance & individually controlled thermostat. Lighthouse theme. Comfortable new queen sized bed, fluffy non allergenic mattress topper, and white lace curtains. In room pedestal sink, separate in room compact bathroom with shower, spa robes, champagne bucket, premium movie channels, DVD & CD players, wi fi, movie & game collections. Pet friendly option.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $119

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Location Type

Close to Lake Michigan, marinas, ferry, Historic town, Beaches, dunes, river, Lighthouses


Traverse City, MI (TVC-Traverse City)

Directions to property:

We are very easy to find! The Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast is located at 709 East Ludington Avenue (take US-10) into Ludington.

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, Lighthouses, Charter fishing, River, National Forest, State park, Dunes, Snowmobile, ski, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, TV Video games, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Romantic Retreat Suite with double Jacuzzi, Premium chocolates, snacks, beverages, DVD & CD players in every room, Two pet friendly rooms with outside entrances, Enclosed porch, games, books, puzzles, frig, Movie collection

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, antiques, charter boating & fishing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Outside on far deck only please
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please inquire, children are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Well behaved pets are allowed in the Ludington & Americana
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A minimum deposit of one night's room rate must be received within seven (7) days of your reservation.
  • Cancellations: Deposits are returned, less a $10 handling fee, for cancellations received one week in advance of arrival dates. If you must cancel with less than seven (7) days notice, we will be unable to refund your deposit, however, it may be applied to a new reservation unless the cancellation is received less than 24 hours prior to arrival date. Deposits will be held for one year. Cancellations made on the same day as expected arrival will not receive a refund or a credit. Large groups, special events, and holidays are subject to a fourteen (14) day cancellation policy.



Melanie Barnard

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Above all, innkeeper Melanie enjoys her three wonderful children and her great guests who keep her laughing all day long. Melanie also enjoys road trips, reading, shopping, playing in the kitchen, and creating a beautiful breakfast table.

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candlelight breakfast at your time of choosing

  • Time Served: As guests wish
  • Serving Location: Enclosed porch, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , any special needs, vegan, vegetarian

Signature Dish

Classic French Toast & Cinnamon Cream Coffee Cake
Your innkeepers truly enjoy preparing your favorite dishes from an array of unique yet classic breakfast dishes to omelets made to order. The Candlelite Inn three cheese egg bake, sausage bake, crustless quiche to order, Texas oven omelet, crepes & pancakes with an array of toppings, along with French toast favorites such as Creme Brule, stuffed strawberry, upside down blueberry and our Candlelite Classic are also in high demand at the breakfast table. Fresh fruits, juices, coffees, teas, yogurts, warm coffee cakes or scones, Tony's Amish potatoes, breakfast meats from our favorite local butcher, along with your special requests decorate the tables each morning.


Special Package

Military Rate (active duty)

Our military guests (active and retired) enjoy a 10% discount off our rates year round. Your innkeeper's father was a World War 11 veteran. Treat yourselves to a relaxing getaway at Candlelite Inn, enjoying amenities including 24 hour complimentary hot and cold beverages, complimentary afternoon snacks, premium chocolates, evening desserts, local ice cream, movie and book collection, premium movie channels, a variety of games and puzzles, delicious breakfasts each morning, plus your favorite room at a discount year round (just request when booking & discounts can not be combined).

Summer Specials

Need to Get Out of Dodge and into the Candlelite! We have just what you need. Take 10% off our already affordable summer rates, on any room or suite, and check out all of the many inn amenities included, like delicious desserts and premium chocolates, not to mention a fabulous candlelight breakfast served when you wish! Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast in Ludington is minutes to the sandiest beaches, parks, pier, lighthouses, shopping, dining, antiques, or just cuddle up in the inn and enjoy. Must request Get Out of Dodge when making reservations. Call, email or book online via our website Discounts may not be combined.

Traveling with your Pet packages

We invite you and your dog to relax at Candlelite Inn, near beautiful beaches and parks that are doggy friendly as well. Anything your pet needs is here on hand, including food bowls, water bowls and mats, yummy dog treats, toys, doggie towels for toweling off and a comfortable bed fit for a prince or princess (these have washable covers). Just add $10.00 per night per pet.

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

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