Ludington’s 150th Anniversary Special



Love Ludington Weekend

June 9-11, 2023

Knitter’s Weekend

November 3-5, 2023 (see last year’s description, new details to come)

Miracle on Ludington Avenue!

A Ludington B&B Christmas Event

December 8-10, 2023


Legacy Plaza, James Street and Ludington Avenue

January 28 2023

We still have some rooms left! Grab your friends and “beat the winter doldrums!” Try out some winter craft beers, cider and wine at Ludington’s Brrrewfest, Live music, food and 20 crafters will be there. Benenfits go to friends of Ludington State Park.

Saturday, Jan 28 from 1-6pm.

Stay with us and you’ll be only 4 blocks from all the fun!

Music in the Parlor

Frank Galante performs with lute, vihuela and guitar

Terry Altman performs with keyboard and guitar

April 28 & 29, 2023

Parlor Concert weekend is coming! It seems it’s been a long time since we’ve heard live music in our parlor. During COVID we had to hold off on the gatherings and do our best to keep guests apart. But now we can get together again and enjoy some music. Just imagine a couple days like this: a delicious breakfast, an adventurous hike through breathtaking forest scenery, therapeutic retail shopping, blissful naptime, a sunset over the lake, dining out at a fine restaurant. Then take a stroll back to the Ludington House for an intimate concert where you can eat dessert and wear your slippers and sit a few feet from the performer? You can even talk to the musician and ask questions if you’re so inclined. Innkeeper Bob will do his best to top off the night with some of his amazing desserts. Another plus, you won’t have to get in your car afterwards to travel home. Your room awaits, right upstairs. 

The package includes $50 of Ludington Downtown Dollars to to use at your choice of Ludington’s dining establishments such as Blu Moon Bistro, Jamesport Brewing Co and Ludington Bay Brewing Co. 

Introducing our musicians: 

We have some familiar faces performing for us again, Frank Galante on Friday night, April 28 and Terry Altman on Saturday, April 29. Both are excellent musicians and will be sure to please.

Frank Galante

Frank has been a performing musician for more decades than he cares to admit, his primary instruments being guitar, lute and Spanish Renaissance vihuela. He has given recitals and performed classical and early music in museums, galleries, cafes and restaurants, and at weddings and corporate affairs, from the Great Lakes to Amsterdam. He has been playing and performing the blues since he was a teenager, pretty much everywhere it could be heard. He will be performing a program at the Ludington House that will consist of a mixture of Renaissance lute, vihuela and acoustic blues. An eclectic program, to say the least!

Terry Altman

Terry came alive musically to the influence of the Beatles, and discovering his talents taught himself to play guitar and piano and to sing. As his performance career began, he was exposed to the breadth and depth of American music—blues, country, R & B and jazz. Over the years since he has performed on stages large and small throughout much of the English-speaking world. His instrumental and stylistic diversity mean you will hear something that makes you smile. Listen

Frank Galante performs with classical guitar

A Knitting Weekend in Ludington

Presented by Ludington B & B Association and Nautical Yarn

November 3-5, 2023

(description below is 2022 event

2023 will be updated this summer)

Ludington Bed & Breakfast Association and Nautical Yarn have created a relaxing weekend getaway that combines knitting, great food and fun times with friends! The talented team at Nautical Yarn will be teaching a class entitled Silver Linings, multiple projects that include a lined hat and a pair of lined mittens knit using worsted weight yarn. For the hat and mittens, you may use an “intentional patterning” yarn or one skein of solid and one skein of yarn that stripes.


Friday, November 4

5:45 PM Supper

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Welcome Remarks by Carole

Discussion of Yarn/Kits

Swatching & Sizing and stitch basics

Project Design Options

Saturday, November 5

9:00 AM – Noon

Design and Knitting Workshop

Techniques used in HAT project including:

Perfecting the Scribble Stitch

Noon – 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 PM – Knitting and Q & A

Dinner (on your own)

Evening Knitting Reception at the Ludington House

Sunday, November 6

9:00 – Doors Open

10:00 – Noon

Design and Knitting

workshop with Teachers including Finishing and Blocking

Noon – VIP Shopping (10% off all purchases at Nautical Yarn)

A complete supply list will be sent to attendees a few weeks prior to the event.

That’s a brief outline of the schedule. Of course each day will begin with a delicious gourmet breakfast at the B&B you choose and end with a comfortable night’s stay in one of their guest rooms.

mittens on knitting needles
knitted hat with pompoms
Two friends knitting side by side and discussing tecnique

Knitters will spend the class time hours at Nautical Yarn’s Studio. Saturday evening they will meet together for a knitting reception at one of the participating B&Bs.

Miracle on Ludington Avenue!

co-hosted by three Ludington B&Bs

December 8-10, 2023

Book your Holiday Getaway at Ludington B&B’s and prepare to celebrate the Joy of the Holiday Season! Taking place December 8-10, Miracle on Ludington Avenue, hosted by Cartier Mansion, The Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast and Ludington House Bed & Breakfast is a private event for guests designed to create, shop, dine and experience the joy of the season in Ludington!

Guests are invited to create unique Holiday items (in 2022 they made truffles, centerpieces and poured candles!), shop local small businesses in Ludington’s downtown district with an exclusive passport. The passport features deals and discounts around town. There will be time to eat, drink and be merry at local restaurants and pubs, and of course, experience five-star stays at one’s choice of several of Ludington’s finest B&B’s, all of which will be decked out for the season! 

Event Details

Reserve your Holiday Getaway at Cartier Mansion, The Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast or Ludington House Bed & Breakfast, and when booking, mention the Miracle on Ludington Avenue Event. 

Tickets are $100/guest and are available only to those staying at a participating B&B’s. To book your stay or learn more about Miracle on Ludington Avenue, contact innkeepers at one of the following inns:

Cartier Mansion

The Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast

Ludington House Bed & Breakfast

red candle with other candles in background
woman making a centerpiece

Ludington B&Bs host house concerts

featuring Canopy Space at the Ludington House and Chris Wiser at the Candlelite Inn Bed and Breakfast

Coming in 2022. awaiting details…

To make the weekend extra sweet,

select our package,


Yoga Retreat at Ludington House

postponed until 2022

You’re invited to a relaxing weekend at the Ludington House B&B, with included gourmet breakfast both mornings, yoga with Barb each day in the B&B parlor, and hiking or snowshoeing in the nearby State Park. Or, you may want to sit by the fire in the parlor and read a good book, where hot chocolate, coffee, tea, and cookies are available.

The house is close to downtown for shopping and eating dinner each evening. The plan is to arrive the afternoon of Thursday, (check-in is 4 PM), and depart on Sunday, (checkout is 10 AM). We hope you can be there!  

About the yoga 

We will offer two evening sessions* of a Restorative Practice and two Traditional Morning Practices focusing on gentle movement to improve and align your mind, body and breath. The morning classes will combine flexibility, core strengthening and traditional asana (poses). The evening classes will utilize restorative poses geared to creating relaxing and peaceful sleep and reconnecting with your inner self. The weekend will be perfect for anyone, looking to de-stress and relax as well as those looking to take their yoga, balance, and mobility to the next level. No experience is necessary.

Our instructor, Barb is the co-owner of Bay City Yoga, a beautiful studio in the heart of Bay City, Michigan and has been teaching yoga for 7 years. She has trained with David Swanson and has her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification. 

Barb says “Bring your yoga mat, and healthy sense of adventure!” Pack clothing suitable for yoga and cold weather hiking.

Two-course healthy breakfasts with vegetarian options are prepared. (Pictured baked oatmeal with blueberries, tropical smoothies. Room rates are discounted 25% of the summer rate.

If you have a group that would like to do this on a different date, give us and call and we will work something out. Massages are also an option if we make arrangements.


baked oatmeal for breakfast
tropical smoothies