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 room4.2
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Darcy and Jack

3.6 on June 28, 2016

We enjoyed our stay with Ellen and Bob. They were knowledgeable of the history of the home and area. The breakfast was delicious and well displayed.

Awesome Anniversary Getaway!!!

5 on June 05, 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Ludington House for our 5 year anniversary and it was amazing. The breakfast that was served in the morning was delicious. Great service and an amazing room! Definitely will stay here again in the future!


5 on April 07, 2016

My adult daughter and I stayed at the Ludington House Bed and Breakfast for two nights Easter Weekend 2016. It was our first experience in a bed and breakfast stay and we were blown away with the beauty of the home as well as the attentive and gracious manner of our Inn Keepers Bob and Ellen. Their home is absolutely gorgeous and is decorated impeccably with 19th century period pieces. Each room has its own full bathroom which is a detail that provided extra privacy and comfort to us. Our room was most comfortable and left my daughter and I very relaxed at the end of our stay. Bob and Ellen provided a delicious breakfast both mornings of our stay. They are excellent cooks and our dinning experience (as well as the entire stay) left us feeling very pampered. Fresh cookies, coffee, tea and hot chocolate available 24/7 was and indulgent perk as well. I would highly recommend the Ludington Bed and Breakfast. My daughter and I cannot wait to return! Teresa Wiers Wyoming Michigan

Girls Getaway

5 on July 08, 2015

We had a great time on our two night visit! I would definitely recommend this B&B. I went with a friend but would love to bring my husband back. Our room was great, beds were wonderful!!! Breakfast was delicious!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your recommendation. We're glad you noted the beds are comfortable too. We look forward to seeing you again! - Bob & Ellen, innkeepers

Great Getaway

5 on April 21, 2015

Our room was beautiful and the hot tub was awesome. (we stayed in the Nautical Suite) Breakfast was fantastic. Bob and Ellen are wonderful hosts. We will visit again I'm sure.

Pleasant stay!

3.4 on May 27, 2013

We were somewhat disappointed by our room.... There was no window... Only a skylight and no wi-fi. The room, however, was clean and well decorated. The breakfasts were very good and the overall atmosphere was welcoming!

A wonderful place to stay.

4.0 on October 02, 2011

I found Ludington House on this website. I made reservations for just one night, I was able to get away one day earlier and showed up in Ludington not knowing if a room was available. Kris welcomed me and was able to put me in a room. I was very pleased with the room and the service. I have to say that I felt very comfortable. The house is very well kept and breakfast was very good. I don't think any one would be unhappy with a stay at Ludington House.

Best B&B in Ludington

5 on March 23, 2011

We stayed at the Ludington House for one night in March 2011 and the bed and breakfast far exceeded our expectations. The rooms were set up with beautiful pieces of the time and had the modern conviences of today like wi fi and cable tv. The hosts, Kris and Bill were great, they gave a tour of their home and made us feel welcome. The full breakfast the next morning was a real treat, it started with baked grapefruit, followed by the main course of stuffed peach french toast, bacon and several fruits. I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone and will definetly return.

" Highly Recommended"

4.0 on October 28, 2009

We have been "B&B" it since 1989. We've stayed at some wonderful homes and inns and Room #4 is right up there with the best. Ludington house is a lovely victorian furnished with some antiques. Our room was clean with a comfortable bed. The original bathroom tub was wonderful to soak in (very fluffy towels). Our host Bill and hostess Kris were very warm and friendly. Bill makes a delicious breakfast. Chris & Gary Wilmot WI.

honeymooners welcomed

4.0 on September 08, 2008

My husband and I spent our honeymoon here, and by far it was a memoriable memory we have of a tax life together. We are going to make it a mission to stay here every year for our anniversary. Pleasant location, and above average hospitality. Would recommend this location to anyone. Enjoy!!!!

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Location Type



Traverse City, MI (TVC-Traverse City)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Historic White Pine Village, Nordhouse Dunes, Parrot's Landing, Lakeside Links, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

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

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.



Robert and Ellen Alderink

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