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Knitters Weekend

April 5-7

During the weekend of April 5, 6 & 7, The talented team from Nautical Yarn will be teaching classes on Nautical Yarn’s beautiful “Lake Michigan Waves Shawl”. 

Friday Night

We will have a delicious, light supper in the Nautical Yarn Studio. We will discover the yarn used in the pattern, the pattern design, and the contents of the kit. You will cast on and begin your Lake Michigan Waves Shawl.


We will begin at 9 AM. You will learn the eyelet stiches used in the shawl pattern. Also, you will learn a vareiety of methods to transition colors and work on your shawl project.After lunch you will learn the “waves” lace stitches and practice a set of “waves”. Following Saturday evening dinner (on you own), a B&B tour and knitting party will take place at the Ludington House Bed and Breakfast. Everyone is invited to enjoy refreshments and knit with new-found friends. Gifts and door prizes are part of the fun, too!

Sunday Morning

A the Nautical Yarn studio, you will learn the third lace pattern in the shawl (the beautiful “white caps” border).  You will have time to work on you project and participate in a  Q&A session.

All classes will take place at Nautical Yarn located at 108 S Rath Avenue in downtown Ludington.

The cost to participate in this class is $125, plus a 2-night stay reserved at one of the following locations:     Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast

The Ludington House Bed & Breakfast

The Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast of Ludington

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Live Music May

May 3-5

Three shows will be performed in the parlors of our Ludington Historical Bed and Breakfasts. After enjoying a nice dinner on your own head to one of three participating Ludington Inns for dessert and live music performed exclusively for our guests. One performance on Friday evening and two on Saturday evening leaving the day time for you to enjoy in beautiful Ludington. All inns are within walking distance of each other. See schedule below for dates and time. Click here to learn more about the artists.

Cost $30/room in addition to room rate. Includes live music both nights and dessert bar.

 Call 800 827 7869. Ask for the Parlor music add-on. Or on-line select booking dates arriving May 3 departing May 5. The offer will be available once a room is selected.

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Christmas Cookie Tour

December 6-7, 13-14

Ready for a little taste of Christmas? Join us for a weekend that celebrates the joy of baking during the Holiday season! Stop in at all the Bed and Breakfasts on our West Michigan Cookie Tour and gather a collection of Christmas goodies to take home. You will get a peek inside the bed and breakfasts all decked-out for the holidays, smell the aroma of fresh baked goods, meet the innkeepers, and sample some of their beautifully decorated creations. Local artisans will display their wares for some unique Christmas shopping. Recipes, a keepsake Christmas ornament and a $250 gift certificate drawing are all part of the fun. Experience the magic of the season!

Reserve your West Michigan Christmas Cookie Tour package with the Ludington House! Choose from Dec 6-8 or 13-15 as your check-in and check-out dates. The offer will appear under each room description. The number of people booking will indicate the number of tour tickets needed.  Or call for your reservations at 800 827 7869.