Welcome to our 1894 Victorian!
Rated five stars on TripAdvisor and 3 Diamonds by AAA, The Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast of Ludington is conveniently located one mile from the beautiful shores and beaches of Lake Michigan in downtown Ludington. Situated along Ludington Avenue, the inn is just five blocks from shopping, antiquing, restaurants, breweries, delicious ice cream and entertainment!
Three lighthouses, the S.S. Badger car ferry to Wisconsin, the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum and beautiful Ludington State Park are all nearby.
Old World Charm Pairs with Today’s Comforts
A Queen Anne Victorian, the home features its original oak pocket doors, handcrafted oak staircase, and tiled fireplaces. The comforts and conveniences of today come alongside antiques and family heirlooms that decorate this casually elegant inn, ensuring your experience is a time of rest and relaxation.
Each of the five rooms or suites offer attached private baths. Enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep in a queen- or king-size bed framed in cherry, oak or antique brass. Relax in the jetted tub included in the Ansel Adams suite, or enjoy the large, custom-tiled walk-in shower in the recently remodeled Monet Suite. Stay in touch with the outside world with complimentary WiFi and cable channels on our flat screen TVs. A refrigerator with complimentary beverages, as well as microwave, are available for all our guests.
Wander outside to enjoy the beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces. Read a book, have your morning coffee, or enjoy a glass of wine in our cozy gazebo. We enjoy serving breakfast on the deck or patio – weather permitting, of course!
No one goes away hungry! A hearty two-course breakfast made from locally grown or sourced ingredients is served each morning, at multiple times - you choose which works best for you! Return from the day's adventure and enjoy freshly baked cookies or other sweets each afternoon or evening. Coffee and tea are available 24/7 as well.
See, Taste & Explore
Known as one of the Midwest's top vacation spots, Ludington offers access to water sports, fishing, hiking, bike trails, PGA-rated golf courses with stunning views, horseback riding, and all the dune riding and climbing you could ever want!
With 28 miles of white, sandy shoreline including the award winning public beach at Stearns Park – recently named one of the top 51 Great American Beaches and the #1 beach in Michigan – and one of Michigan's greatest state parks with roughly 5,300 acres of dunes, hardwood forests, and marshlands, Ludington's beautiful outdoor spaces provide a perfect place for your next adventure!
After a long day at the beach or on the trails, take a short walk downtown and discover one of Ludington's great restaurants. Whether you're looking for a place to grab sandwiches for a picnic at the park or beach, casual outdoor dining, a diner atmosphere, or something a little more upscale, Ludington doesn't disappoint!
We look forward to welcoming you to the Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast - a cozy bed and delicious breakfast await you!
Unique experiences at The Lamplighter B&B of Ludington
Ludington is home to three historic lighthouses, including North Breakwater, and Little and Big Sable Point. If you’re making your way along Michigan’s coastline for a lighthouse tour, plan to include these three in your adventure.
Home to several breweries and craft beer festivals, Ludington is no stranger to the craft brew scene. Great locals include Jamesport Brewing Company, Ludington Bay Brewing Company and Starving Artist Beer. Nearby are Big Hart Brewing Co. in Hart, Fetch Brewing Co. in Whitehall, and North Channel Brewery in Manistee.
Ludington offers 28 miles of white, sandy shoreline including the award winning public beach at Stearns Park – recently named one of the top 51 Great American Beaches and the #1 beach in Michigan! One of Michigan's greatest state parks – Ludington State Park – with roughly 5,300 acres of dunes, hardwood forests, and marshlands is a quick 15-minute drive from our doorstep. Ludington's beautiful outdoor spaces provide a perfect place for your next adventure!
Get out and bike! Ludington is a bike-friendly city with plenty of paths and trails through the state park, around town and through local parks, as well as the Hart-Montague Bike Trail. Two local stores offer bike rentals.
Boaters and fishermen know that the west coast of Michigan is paradise for anyone who loves the water, and the Ludington area does not disappoint! Whether you’re bringing your own boat or are looking to charter one, or wish to rent a canoe or kayak, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to do so right here in the area.
We have partnered with a local, award-winning charter company that offers fishing charters as well as sunset cruises. Learn more by clicking here, or call us at 231-843-9792 for details!
The Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast provides a large, private parking lot to accommodate our guests’ trailers hauling boats, jet skis, and other water toys. Call ahead and we’ll make sure we reserve space for you.
Ludington is passionate about expanding the arts culture and is proud to offer art galleries, the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA), art fairs, plays and concerts. Galleries include The Red Door Gallery, Todd & Brad Reed Photography, A.M. Galleries & Jason Miney Photography, and Art by Mary Case Gallery & Studio.
Venues for plays, music and other events are found in Ludington as well as nearby towns Manistee, Scottville and Hart.
Museums and places of interest for history buffs include the Ludington Maritime Museum, Sandcastles Children’s Museum, and Historic White Pine Village.
Are you curious what it was like to live in a small waterfront town in the late 1800s and early 1900s? Explore all 13 acres of Historic White Pine Village’s 30 museums, which provide a snapshot of Mason County’s early history.
Located less than five minutes from the Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast, the former US Coast Guard Station – a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places – is now home to Ludington’s Port of Maritime Museum.
Developed in 2013, Mason County is home to the Lumber Heritage Trail. Each of the 14 destinations along the trail help tell the story of life in the late 1800s when the county’s lumber economy was in full swing.
Lake Michigan’s coastline is truly beautiful when the trees and forests come to life with color! Hit the road for the traditional M-22 color tour, or stick around the Ludington area and explore local orchards and back roads that come to life with color. Follow PM Highway South of Ludington to any of the country roads – Chauvez, Hawley, or Kistler. Go north along US-10 or take the country roads (Sugar Grove, Reek, Fountain and Custer) that bypass three small lakes and enjoy amazing fall scenery. While you’re touring the area, be sure to visit Ludington’s local orchards for fresh apples and fall produce! Click here for details of our favorite ways to enjoy Fall in Ludington.
Ludington is even more beautiful covered in frosty blankets of snow! Come enjoy a cozy weekend at the Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast and venture out to the state park for cross-country skiing or a guided snowshoe walk. You’ll also find places to snowmobile and ski in the Ludington, Manistee or Pentwater areas. For more ideas on how to spend a winter getaway in Ludington, click here!