We have stayed in a wide variety of B & Bs through the years, and each has its own character. The Inn at Ludington is not a fussy, fancy house, but a house that is lived-in and welcoming on its own merit. Sure, there are some cracks in the old gal's walls, sure there have been some decorating challenges, but the rooms were clean, the bathrooms sparkling (we stayed in two different rooms in our two nights, thanks to an unexpected upgrade on a slow night), and the beds and pillows were very comfortable! Kathy does a wonderful job welcoming her guests and showing them around the unoccupied rooms, and in the morning, the breakfast just keeps coming and coming! We didn't eat lunch on the two days we stayed here, because we were so stuffed with the variety of breads, egg dishes, fruit, "gourmet" cereal, etc. If a person goes away hungry, it's their own fault! Know that the street outside is a busy one, but it's also the street on which all the B & Bs are on, so that levels the playing field. Both our rooms had air conditioners which masked the noise so that even I, a light sleeper, slept very well. NOTE: The innkeeper can make or break the experience. For example, we stayed at a DIFFERENT Lake Michigan B & B a couple years ago where the innkeeper complained about how early in the season her inn became busy due to an online promotion which got us there in the first place (!!!), and rudely commented on us when she offered us wine or coffee, neither of which we care to drink. I would much rather stay at the Inn at Ludington with its kind innkeeper and minor flaws than at a perfectly decorated place with a grumpy hostess!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Revisit times past within the charmed Victorian Bed and Breakfast that stands at the helm of historic "Old Town" 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. Choose from the The Great Lakes Victorian, The Scandinavian, Little Europe, The Grand Americana, The Mediterranean, The Garden View Retreat or The Lakeside Loft. All with private baths, cable TV, AC and Free Broadband Wireless Internet access, melding today's modern amenities into it's cozy elegance. In winters, warm yourselves while lounging by one of our 4 original wood burning fireplaces. Our fabulous newly renovated 900 sq.ft. attic apartment works wonderfully for families or ladies weekends. Its majestic 20ft tongue-and-groove white pine ceilings and open floor-plan sleeps seven comfortably and offers kitchen facilities, it has a private tower library and magnificent slate walk-in shower. Breakfast is designed to accommodate you, the guest. Offering a variety of choices, tailored to meet your plans for the day. For early birds and Ferry goers, a fresh pot of coffee is brewing. Fresh Breads and Homemade Jams, Yogurts, fresh fruit salads, juices, cereals and a Brunch Pack for the ride. At 9 am enjoy our buffet extravaganza - hot gourmet egg variations, quiches, breadpuddings, crepes, local and seasonal favorites. In the afternoon, snack on molasses & oatmeal cookies, coffee, tea and our secret recipe Lemon Peppermint Iced Tea and Popcorn are available to hold you over until your evening dinner plans. We can help with local dining suggestions. A pleasant walk down the Avenue through town to the beach rated #1 in Michigan (Detroit Free Press), Stearns Park and its white sandy shores of Lake Michigan beckon you to admire beautiful sunsets framed by dunes and lighthouses mentioned as one of the 5 most beautiful sunsets in the world by a major international magazine a few years back. On your walk back home stop in at our local favorite House of Flavors for a double scooper and at Redolencias coffeehouse & outdoor folk entertainment. Visit Redolencia Coffeehouse for a fabulous cup of fresh roasted Ethiopian French Press coffee or latte and much more. Enjoy our Norwegian specialty baked goods anytime. For a memorable evening stop in weekends with live music. Open Late Daily! ... more less
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