The Inn At Ludington

701 E Ludington Ave , Ludington, MI 49431-2224 USA (Show map)


Fine lodging near the Lake Michigan Beach and the Michigan-Wisconsin Car ferry Revisit times past within the charmed Victorian bed and breakfast that stands at the helm of the historic Old Town of Ludington, MI. Built in 1889, The Inn at Ludington Bed and Breakfast is a recipient of the local historical society's award for replicate restoration. Our cozy atmosphere and genuine hospitality makes your welcome a warm one. Make your west coast shoreline vacation a home away from home experience in one of our seven themed guest rooms. All rooms come with private baths, cable TV, AC and Free Broadband Wireless Internet access, melding today's modern amenities into its cozy elegance.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

What a wonderful experience

4.6 on September 15, 2015

We were in Ludington for a wedding and stayed the night at this perfect inn. The room as well as the house is kept beautiful and comfortable. Very friendly people from arrival to departure. Breakfast was amazing. We will definitely be staying here again.

Great place.

5 on September 14, 2015

Great place to stay. Very clean, very friendly inn keepers, very accommodating (even for a vegan diet). Staying with Ola & Kathy was great. Will definitely stay their again whenever staying in the Ludington area.

Simply wonderful

5 on April 22, 2015

Our family of 6 stayed in the loft apartment. It had enough room for all of us and the fridge and microwave were great for heating up dinner we brought with us. The hosts were incredibly welcoming and provided information and suggestions for what we could do in the area. Breakfast was far beyond expectations with multiple hot options and homemade goodies. Definitely something for everyone and all 4 kids loved it (not an easy accomplishment!). I would highly recommend the Inn at Luddigton to anyone needing accommodation in the area. We will definitely be back again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your very kind review! We strive to make every stay a memorable stay and it is very rewarding to hear such great feedback! Hope to see you again the next time you come to Ludington.

- Ola and Kathy (innkeeper)


3.8 on February 09, 2015

Wonderful stay at the INN at Luddington. Perfect way to experince the shores of Lake Michigan during the winter time in this cozy B&B with friendly and knowlegable staff. Would definitely go back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! Yes, winter visits can be very cozy at the Inn, enjoying the evening or eating breakfast by the fireplace in a warm house!

- Ola and Kathy (innkeeper)

Outstanding stay!!

5 on January 18, 2015

My sister and I recently stayed at the Inn at Ludington, what a wonderful time we had, the moment we walked in the door and was greeted by the owner Ola we felt at home, The house was rich with history and so nicely decorated with furniture from a century ago,The breakfast in the morning was 5 star!!! We would recommend to everyone to experience this beautiful house, We look forward to our next visit. Thank you Ola and Kathy

A very pleasant long weekend

4.8 on September 26, 2013

We recently spent a lovely long weekend at the Inn at Ludington. After talking with Kathy on the phone when I was making the reservation, I had a sense that we would be enjoying our stay, and that certainly was the case. Kathy is a superb hostess, and she and Ola make sure their guests are well looked after. The old house has been lovingly maintained, and each room is a treasure. The breakfasts were superb, each of the three we enjoyed different, delicious, and with a bit of a surprise. And my sister and her husband (area residents) really enjoyed the breakfast experience (Kathy invited them to join us) and hospitality. Our stay really made our visit to Ludington memorable and most enjoyable. Thanks, Kathy, for this wonderful visit.

Fantasic Surprise!

5 on August 05, 2013

Every hotel in Ludington was booked. It just so happened that the Inn had the loft available for us - 4 adults and 2 children. It was like being back in time but with all modern amenities. The smell was so much like home. The room was impeccable. The dining...fabulous!! I cannot say enough good about The Inn at Ludington!! Coupled with the great atmosphere of the's a must-do!!

Lakeside Luxury

3.8 on June 14, 2013

Inn at Ludington offer a lately Victorian B&B just a lovely ten-minute walk from one of Michigan's best (family) beaches. The owner is friendly and breakfast is delicious. Also close to a great state park.

Michigan Hospitality

5 on October 07, 2012

The Inn at Ludington was a lovely experience. Kathy is a great host as well as a cook. We were impressed by the care she takes and will definitely return. Thank you, Kathy.

Our first Anniversary

4.8 on October 03, 2012

We stayed Friday night on our way up to MacKinaw, and we wished we could've stayed longer. It was so beautiful and very enchanting! The food was delicious and abundant! We will definitely be back!

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Rooms & Rates

Standard Room All inclusive

Our Standard Room is patterned after an Edwardian gentleman's study, with black, white and beige striped wallpaper. Gold trimmed art from Cyprus and Greece adorn this intimate room. Its compact bathroom has a shower where a skirted sink is conveniently in the bedroom. In 2014 this room was freshly re-furbished with a new pillow top full bed and the original wood floor was restored. This is our pet friendly room.

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

Standard Queen Room with Garden View All inclusive

Our Standard Queen Room with Garden View has two Queen beds and is great for friends wanting to share a room. The room also has a couple of comfortable chairs and a TV And DVD player. It has a private bath with a shower and the extra pedestal sink outside of the quaint bathroom/shower assists in bedtime preparations. This room is pet free.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Deluxe Studio All inclusive

Our fabulous newly renovated 900 square foot attic apartment works wonderfully for families or Ladies weekends. Its majestic 20 foot tongue-and-groove white pine ceilings and open floor-plan sleeps seven comfortably two queens, one full Tempur-Pedic® and two twins. Kitchenette offers fridge, electric teapot and coffeemaker. It has a private turret room and magnificent slate designed benched sunflower rain shower. This room is pet free.

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Deluxe King Fireplace Room All inclusive

Our Deluxe King Fireplace Rooms are very popular year around, the wood-burning fireplaces are of course especially popular during the winter months. These rooms are often booked weeks in advance for the weekends so get your reservation in soon! Ample sitting areas in front of the fireplace and private baths adds to reliving the experience of being master of the mansion. Roll-away bed or baby crib is available on request. These rooms are pet free.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deluxe Queen Room All inclusive

Our Deluxe Queen Rooms have private full bathrooms with a claw-foot tub and shower. They are located on the quiet east side of the house. Comfortable queen beds and sitting area, TV and DVD player in each room. Nicely decorated. These rooms are pet free.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Oceanfront, Small town


Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.) 90 miles

Directions to property:

3 miles directly west from junction of US 10 & 31, on US 10

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Cross lake Car ferry, River Canoeing, Picnic area

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Library, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Sand Dune Rides, Fabulous Sunset at the beach, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 to 8
  • Check Out:: 11
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $15 pet fee - see homepage for details
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night may be charged as a deposit at any time after booking.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations or changes to reservation received before 3 PM, 3 days or more prior to arrival date are free of charge and the deposit will be returned if one was charged. Cancellation received on less than 72 hour notice will incur a cancellation fee equal to the first night stay.
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Ola Kvalvaag

Languages spoken

Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English

Resident Pets


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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Gluten Free Upon request

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