Ludington House Bed and Breakfast

501 E Ludington Avenue , Ludington, MI 49431 USA (Show map)


Our home was built by Antoine Cartier, a lumber baron. He had come to the Ludington area from Quebec in 1852 to seek his fortune and in 1878 built this magnificent home for his wife, Eliza and their nine children. The house is a three story Victorian set on a beautiful landscaped corner lot with ample off-street parking. We are conveniently located a short walk from Lake Michigan, quaint shops, many fine restaurants and the Pere Marquette harbor. Our location is ideal for the many activities available on the wonderful west coast of Michigan. We invite you to stay at the Ludington House and enjoy our herringbone patterned hardwood floors, gorgeous carved cherry and golden oak woodwork, 12-foot ceilings, fascinating brass light fixtures that once were gas, our walnut staircase to the third floor, Italian marble fireplace and beautiful stained glass windows. The charm of Ludington's bygone era awaits you. Each of our comfortable rooms includes a private bathroom, shower or tub, cable TV and wireless internet access. As a guest in our home, you will also enjoy our fluffy robes and towels, as well as amenities by Bath & Bodyworks.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Great place to spend the night and then ride the ferry boat to WI

5 on October 13, 2017

Superb breakfast, elegant old mansion in excellent condition, maximally helpful hosts. you can't go wrong here.

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Thank you for your ratings and comments!

- Ellen, innkeeper (innkeeper)

Exceptional in everyway.

5 on October 07, 2017

The breakfasts were delicious, crust less quiche, fruit bowls, local maple syrup on the fabulous french toast, french pressed coffee, homemade cookies, Our quaint room in this remarkable home was pristine and the hosts are gracious and pleasant. We will return.

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Lovely Experience in beautiful Ludington House B&B

5 on October 02, 2017

We had an absolutely lovely experience staying at the Ludington House. The Wicker Room" was very spacious with beautiful, high quality bed linens. The entire House was super clean and filled with beauty. We especially appreciated the quiet environment there. We walked to everything in downtown Ludington and the shoreline. Delicious food was served on beautiful china in a very pretty dining room at Ludington House. Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer than one night. Bob and Ellen are the most gracious of hosts!

Innkeeper Response
It was a pleasure to serve you. We hope to see you again!

- Ellen, innkeeper (innkeeper)

What a delight!

5 on September 19, 2017

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Ludington House for the last night of a camping trip- it was the perfect end to an active vacation! The house is beautiful, our room was super clean, Bob sand Ellen were welcoming and kind, we were walking distance to everything we wanted to do in town, and breakfast was perfect! They served the best quiche I've ever eaten! We definitely hope to return- maybe for a longer stay next time!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for topping off the camping trip with a stay at the Ludington House. Your review is much appreciated.

- Ellen, innkeeper (innkeeper)

Amazing Stay at Ludington House

4.8 on August 18, 2017

August 13-15, 2017 Bob and Ellen are the most wonderful, gracious hosts ever! We had an amazing stay at the Ludington House Bed & Breakfast recently to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and view several of the lighthouses in the area. Although Julie had stayed at B&B’s before, I (Michael) had not and this was an amazing experience that set a VERY HIGH BAR for future stays at other B&B’s. Ellen greeted us at the door and welcomed us very warmly with a quick tour before personally taking us up to show us our room for the stay, which was larger than it looked in the photos! Bob met us a short time later as he tended the house on a beautifully sunny day. The downtown area was only about 4 or 5 blocks away - just right for a pleasant stroll to dinner. The beach was less than a mile away and a wonderful morning walk before breakfast. And the breakfast - WOW! Amazing quiche, easily the best, fluffiest quiche I have ever tasted. Everything was made fresh. The next morning we were treated to incredible raisin bread french toast with REAL maple syrup and meats from Sanders meats. The nights were quite and breezy and we experienced beautiful sunsets on the beach before strolling back to the Ludington House to sit in the quiet parlor. The stay was definitely too short, but left an amazing impression. If you visit Ludington, Mi, or are traveling close by, do yourself a favor and treat yourself to this great experience. We will be returning soon. Definitely! Thanks Bob and Ellen. Julie and Michael Ann Arbor, Mi

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. It's so much appreciated! We look forward to your return.

- Ellen (innkeeper)

Cozy Lake Michigan B&B

4.6 on August 01, 2017

Loved the hospitality! The rooms were very clean with estremely comfortable mattresses!! And I can't say enough good things about the breakfast! Bob took great care to make sure each item prepared was nothing but the best! Would highly recommend this B&B!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your comments about the rooms and care in making the breakfasts! Hope to see you again.

- Ellen (innkeeper)

Charming B&B

5 on July 19, 2017

This was the first time for us at a B&B. The hospitality was wonderful and the home was just beautiful. If every B&B is as great as this one, we will be staying at many more.We will for sure go back to this one. Bob and Ellen are very nice host.

A great stay! Will be back!

4.8 on July 19, 2017

Bob and Ellen provide a great B&B experience. They were friendly hosts and very accomadating to my diet restrictions and by moving the window A/c on the warm night. There master suite was a treat for us, but all the rooms seemed to have charm and very well taken care of. We cane to Ludington for a short getaway and Ludington House became a big part of that memorable experience.

Charming House

4.6 on July 08, 2017

This is a charming place to spend a few days while visiting the Michigan shoreline. We were warmly welcomed and wish we could have stayed longer. James & Marcus

Lauding ton House B & B

5 on June 05, 2017

The Inn & innkeepers were great! I would highly recommend this venue. They even serve an early breakfast for guests who need to be at the car ferry dock at 8 am.

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Location Type

Lakeview, Small town


35 miles

Area Attractions

Historical sites: Historic White Pine Village, Ludington Maritime Museum; Hiking trails: Ludington State Park, Nordhouse Dunes; Golf Courses: Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Hemlock Golf Club, Lakeside Links, Area lighthouses: Big Sable Light, Ludington North Breakwater Light, Art Galleries: Jake Barnes Gallery, Red Door Gallery, Ludington Center for the Arts, Todd and Brad Reed Photo Gallery; Canoeing/Kayaking, Antique shopping, Beaches, Concert venue, Live Music, Movie Theater, State park, Nature area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Desk, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Boating, Golfing, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: We require a deposit equal to one night's room and tax. If you must cancel and you give us at least seven day's notice, you will receive your deposit back less $20 cancellation fee. A cancellation less than seven days will forfeit the deposit.
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Robert and Ellen Alderink

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About the innkeepers

After working about 30 years as graphic designers we were ready for a change. When all the obstacles were worked out we decided to give this a try. We've been innkeepers since August of 2014. We love meeting people and providing a place for them to relax and restore. When not doing the innkeeping tasks, we are involved with our church and still do some design work. Ellen enjoys creating art and photography.

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  • Time Served: 9 AM unless earlier is needed
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten-free, lactose free

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Special Package

Golf Package

18 holes of golf for two at the beautiful Hemlock Golf Club along with a two-night stay in a deluxe or premium room at the Ludington House. Enjoy the town, a good night's sleep, and a delicious two-course gourmet breakfast served with French-Pressed coffee. Savings of up to $60. Offer cannot be combined with any other specials or gift cards. On our website click the availability button and chose any dates in this time period. The Tee for Two package will show up. Or call in your reservation. Tee time needs to be arranged with the Ludington House three days in advance.

Autumn Adventure

Make Ludington your home-base for your autumn color tour. Search out beautiful foliage, antique shops. galleries and wineries in our area and north of here. To take advantage of this special, go to our website, choose the availability button, select your dates between September 5 and Oct 31, then click on Special Rates, promotion code and enter "2N50". You will see this special rate displayed with the rooms. Or call the Ludington House to request the booking over the phone.

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