How Ludington House is responding…

Christmas Gifts and Hot Cocoa Cookies!

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We pray you’re all feeling well during this “COVID” season. We are doing well and feeling very thankful. We had a pretty good summer considering the stay-at-home order in the spring and closing a couple of rooms now and then to allow for more social distancing. Now that the number of cases is on the rise once again, we are not promoting events or group stays in the near future. Rather we are focusing our marketing efforts on packages that encourage people to enjoy the outdoors, or enjoy staying in and avoiding crowds. We are also selling gift certificates so guests can wait until they feel it’s the right time to book. Check out these gift certificate packages.

Note: all gift certificate special offers end Dec 24. 

Read and Relax Package

woman reading by fireplace

We have a fun special offer for the readers on your Christmas shopping list who also might enjoy a stay at our B&B. (Or maybe you just want to get one for yourself?!) With the purchase of $200 or more of Ludington House gift certificates, we will add a $25 coupon to the Book Mark, our book store here in town. The store carries a good selection of books including a section on local history and Michigan authors. They also have a coffee bar serving wonderful coffee or tea drinks. During this “COVID season” books can be purchased from the Book Mark online and picked up curbside (or enter the store to shop wearing masks). The same for coffee and tea drinks. Once the books are in hand, guests are welcome to “cozy up” to the fireplace in our parlor or, if they prefer, enjoy the solitude of their guest room. We’ll provide some comfy (and clean) lap blankets and our homemade cookies to make them feel even more at home. To take advantage of this special offer click the link below and type the code “Read2020” in the message area of the form. Check the box that says, “Mail Gift Certificate to the shipping address:” Or phone your order in at 800 827 7869. We will mail the certificates to the shipping address.

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A Gift of an Outdoor Getaway

view of dunes and Big Sable lighthouse in distance Do you have someone on your list that loves to be out in the great outdoors but also enjoys the comforts of staying at a B&B? This is the perfect gift for that person. Ludington has so much to offer in natural beauty. There’s a magnificent state park, 5300 acres with dunes forest, wetlands, two lakes and a lighthouse. Hikers can travel over twenty miles on the trails. Kayakers can paddle a  four-mile canoe trail. Downtown Ludington has a beautiful sandy beach on Lake Michigan called Stearns Park. In the snowy days of winter the adventure-seeker can cross-country ski or buckle up the snowshoes for the trek. And after a day on the trails they can enjoy the fine dining of Ludington and relax at the Ludington House Bed and Breakfast. The next morning they’ll wake up to a two-course gourmet breakfast they won’t soon forget. This special deal, for every $100 of gift certificate purchased get $10 in Ludington Dollars to use at downtown  restaurants or small businesses. To take advantage of this special offer click the link below to “buy a gift certificate”. As you complete the form, type the code “LH$10” in the message area. Check the box that says, “Mail Gift Certificate to the shipping address:” Or phone your order in at 800 827 7869. We will mail the certificates to the shipping address.

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Note: all gift certificate special offers end Dec 24. 

Cookies

The last two years we were part of the West Michigan Christmas Cookie Tour. Eight inns participated and guests went from inn-to-inn collecting cookies. Since COVID cancelled those plans I thought I would post a recipe from 2018’s tour. Bob made miniature hot cocoa cups. The hot cocoa is chocolate ganache and the cups are sugar cookies with a pretzel handle. So cute and very tasty! Oh, and just so you know, we have the cookie tour on the calendar for Dec 3-5, 2021!

hand holding completed cookie

Hot Cocoa Cups recipe

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve will be a bit different in town this year. The Ludington House is open and taking reservations. However the ball drop and fireworks will not be happening in the town square. At the moment restaurants are take-out only. We welcome guests to enjoy take-out in the parlor or their guest room. A virtual ball drop along with entertainment by local artists and musicians will take place on facebook.

We have more great things coming up in 2021!

  • “Art Studio in a Box” Make an art piece while you stay at Ludington House (February, details coming soon)
  • Bob’s delicious chocolate truffles in your room, February

And if COVID is less threatening later in the year we’ll be doing these events:

  • Knitters Weekend, November, TBA
  • Christmas Cookie Tour, December 3-5, 2021
Watch our website specials page or our facebook page for more details!
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Gift Certificates

Available now so you can give the gift of a relaxing getaway.