Ludington House Bed and Breakfast

One-Night Stay for Two at Ludington House Bed and Breakfast in Ludington, MI

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Historical Victorian B & B near Lake Michigan

After building his fortune in the booming sawmills of lakeside Ludington, 19th-century lumber baron Antoine Cartier built a luxurious Victorian mansion for his wife and children just 1 mile from Lake Michigan. Today, that home is the Ludington House Bed and Breakfast, where evidence of Cartier's passion for woodworking lingers in the carefully carved oak and cherry accents and the majestic walnut staircase. Innkeepers Bill and Kris Stumpf now call the bed and breakfast home and happily share their hospitality, and tidbits of the Cartier family's history, with their guests.

Accents such as a grand French marble fireplace and stained glass windows add to the old-fashioned elegance alongside the period furniture in the individually decorated guest rooms. On the second floor, an electric fireplace warms the romantic Rose Room, which is decorated with a soft pink palette. Alternatively, choose the Wicker room for a cozy roost on the third floor with gabled ceilings, white wicker furniture, and quilted bedding.

Every morning, the Stumpfs wake up early to serve a piping-hot homemade breakfast that may include peach-stuffed french toast or German apple pancakes. Try the fresh, french-press coffee, which was ground and roasted in Michigan using a nearly century-old recipe.

Ludington, Michigan: Centuries-Old Lighthouses and Sand Dunes along Lake Michigan

The peaceful harbor town of Ludington, Michigan, hugs the shores of Lake Michigan in the western part of the state's lower peninsula. It's a popular place to dock, especially in the summer when the SS Badger ferries visitors and their cars in from Wisconsin. Fishermen can sail out from the marina to cast a line in Lake Michigan and other, smaller bodies of water teeming with bluegill and lake perch. During the winter, you can ice fish on Pere Marquette Lake to reel in impressive hauls of walleye and northern pike.

One of the city's main draws is Ludington State Park, which covers more than 5,000 acres between Lake Michigan and Hamlin Lake with golden sand dunes and winding canoe paths. Hike or bike the trails here to spot deer, swans, and egrets. In colder months, you can trade your hiking boots for snowshoes, a popular way to explore the wilderness in winter. Ludington State Park is also home to one of the city's famous lighthouses, Big Sable Point Lighthouse, a 112-foot brick tower built in 1867.

Downtown Ludington exudes a friendly, small-town charm with its rows of boutiques, art galleries, and coffee shops. A number of events are held here throughout the year, including a summertime farmers' market, an Oktoberfest pub crawl, and Ludington's very own New Year's Eve ball drop and fireworks show.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

One-night stay for two in room the Corner, Blue, Rose, or Wicker room with breakfast included

  • Option 1: $63, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $112 value)
  • Option 2: $79, valid for check-in Friday–Saturday (up to a $124 value)

Book by: 10/19/12
Travel between 9/4/12 and 4/30/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Historical Victorian building
  • Homemade breakfast
  • Wireless Internet access

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 10/19/12 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 9/4/12 to 4/30/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $20 fee
  • 7-day notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in, 12 or older to stay
  • Credit card required at booking
  • 12% tax not included; paid at reservation.

Other Details

Room Details

Corner, Blue, and Rose Rooms

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Wicker Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $15 per night for guests 12 or older; guests 11 or younger not permitted on property.

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrade to a whirlpool suite for an additional $39 per night.

Getting There

  • By plane: 33 miles from Mainstee County-Blacker Airport (MBL)
  • By car: 98 miles northeast of Grand Rapids

Traveler's Tips

  • Groupon customers must call to book and may not book online.

Customer Reviews

128 Ratings

The history of the home, the beauty of the Christmas decorations, the friendliness of the hosts, the very delicious breakfast, and the short distance to the Lake Michigan shoreline were all rated as best things at Ludington House.
Lynda L. · January 6, 2013
Great breakfast, rooms, and innkeepers
Jennifer V. · November 29, 2012
We had a wonderful time, the owners are very friendly, and the breakfast was amazing. It's defenetly one of the nicest B&Bs in Ludington
Michelle B. · November 14, 2012
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