Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast
I Just Love Our Guests!

Here are just a few of our guest comments that we have received back.  I tend to spend so much time in the kitchen I don't get onto the computer much these days.  As some of the notes below date back a bit, there are plenty of new notes on our face book.  Just see the link on the home page.

It sure does makes our family's day to hear from our guests.

We receive a flurry of the most wonderful cards and notes, and have had so many fantastic people returning to the inn, and sending their family and friends to Candlelite Inn.  We are so appreciative!


Here is a new note from a sweet family who put together an incredibly thoughtful gift certificate to the inn in honor of their parents 50th wedding anniversary.


Thank you so much for the pictures and the email!  It was so sweet of you to take pictures of my parents and email to me!  Please do not apologize for the sun- the pictures are great!!!

Mom said that they had a great time and told me that dad was 'in his glory' with the break fasts that you served!  Mom also told me about the fresh heart shaped shortcakes and strawberries and the beautiful roses- she was very impressed and thought it was so sweet! Thanks for helping me pick that for the first night! She also said that the candlelight dinner was fantastic and that she could not believe the amount of food you served with it! 

I greatly appreciate your working with me on the dates, the wonderful food, special touches, and everything else that you did to make the weekend so nice for my parents! 

I will recommend you to everyone that asks me about bed and breakfast's in Michigan!  If you ever do any advertising with testimonials from extremely satisfied customers, please contact me and/or my parents- we will be glad to provide one!    

Thank you for everything!


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Thank you for making our special weekend even more wonderful. The extra touches mean the world to us.

Thanks again,

(G. became engaged last weekend during their second getaway here at Candlelite Inn!)



Thank you so much for the wonderful and memorable weekend spent at your B&B. It was made all the more special due to your kindness & attentiveness. You went above and beyond what we expected and the bottle of champagne was such a nice gift to help Juan and I celebrate such a life changing weekend. We apprciate all you did for us this past weekend.

We wish you continued success with your lovely B&B and you will no doubt be seeing us again. We will definitely tell our friends about your wonderful hospitality and we hope to bring some more business your way. Thanks again for everything!


A. & J.          
A. also became engaged this past weekend, so it was a very exciting weekend for everyone here!




What a nice touch of wonderful!!!  The hospitality, the food, and the wonderful room for Teddy to feel at home in. We couldn't have had a more pleasant experience anywhere - thank you for making it all possible. You two are very special.

In deepest appreciation,

A., K., and T.




We would like to express our grateful thanks for your hospitality! We all loved the inn and the wonderful food that was served. We will hold the Candlelite B&B and you both close to our hearts. God Blass.

With warm thanks,

The Bella Moms

P. S., C., S., B., L. and M.




You are just too kind and it is just so appreciated!


M. & K.



Dear  Melanie,

Thanks so much for a wonderful stay. Your house is beautiful and very comfortable. We look forward to coming back.

L. & J.



Dear  Melanie,

Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality to us when we came to you "spur of the moment" to ask for accommodations. We really enjoyed our stay and the deliciouse evening treats and fantastic breakfast that was served on our schedule as needed. That is such a bonus for folks like us. We would love to visit you again. Thank you so much for sending along the items I forgot. I really appreciate your kindness.


D. & D.



Dear Melanie,

Thank you so much for another wonderful stay at your bed and breakfast. WE really appreciate all you did to help make it special. We can't thank you enought for your kindness and hospitality.


A. & E.

Dear Candlelite Inn,

Thank you so much for making our first B&B experience fantastic! We appreciated the many thoughtful gestures and nice accommodations you provided, from the board games, DVD's, and lovely details in our room to the amazing breakfast, and the surprise outside our door. Our week-end get-away  was wonderful, due in no small part to the Candlelite Inn. If we are ever in the area again, know that you have certain customers.

Warm regards, and thanks again,

W. & S.


Dear Melanie,
Although quite belated, "it's never too late" to thank you for our stay at your lovely inn. My friend Mary Jane and I were returning from a week of exploring your Lake Michigan shores, towns, shops and restaurants.....a good gal's week.......late July-early August. Upon the recommendation of her recently married grandson who stayed with you on their honeymoon the previous month, Mary Jane decided that yours would be our last night on our journey. What gracious and delightful innkeepers you are. Our room was clean, comfortable and charming. Snacks were always readily available. And your breakfast was out-of-this-world great! I went home to see if I could find an equally-good recipe for your overnight French toast or casserole. I've tried several but none beat yours. Is this something you would share?
I hope to return to your area of the state, either with Mary Jane or my husband. How fortunate you are to truly have received the best part of Lake Michigan!




Thank you so much for helping to make our stay in Ludington truly memorable. Your incredible hospitality took the strain off of the stressful lives that we live. The Garden Room was beautiful. It was very special to wake up every morning to a fabulous breakfast with all of our favorite foods.  Thank you so much for the best reservation at the PM Steamers: the night could not have been better and we had a great view of the Badger. Melanie, thank you again for going above and beyond with all of your help. We will certainly be back next July 4th...if not sooner!

Thanks again!

B & P



Thank you for making our stay memorable again! We enjoy coming and will continue to refer friends & family.

Thanks again,

T. & D.

Hi Melanie!

John and I continue to marvel at the wonderful time we had staying with
you. As we mentioned to you while we were there, your "over the top"
hospitality is fantastic. You are such warm, gracious, loving people.
The energy in your home is welcoming and family oriented. We couldn't
have had a better time!

Jacob: We aren't going to stop talking about the fantastic meals we
had during our stay for a long time. Keep up the GREAT work, you're
going to go a long way in culinary world. Make sure you let us know
when you write that recipe book, we will stand in line to get it and
have it autographed : )

We saw four more lighthouses along the coast line heading south on our
trip home yesterday. Stopped in Saugatuck for lunch.

Enjoy the day and thank you, again, for making our weekend so special.
(Bandit had a great time too!)


Please accept our hearfelt thanks once again for making our stay so memorable! Even though it was too brief, we had a lovely time. We hope to return to Ludington and we will not even think about saying any place else!

Thank you so much and we hope you have a beautiful and successful year!

Our Sincere Best,

J. & D.



We wanted to thank you for helping our 20th anniversary celebration to be so
special last weekend. You took wonderful care of us--we really
appreciated having the option of the Romance Package for our first night's stay, and the five course dinner was wonderful.

Breakfast on both days was amazing, and it was great to have
snacks (especially brownies) and water/soda available any time. Your
attention to detail made us feel pampered. We have continued to enjoy the
beautiful roses all week long!

The memories of our special weekend will carry over into our next 20 years.
Thanks again for the wonderful accommodations.



Dear Melanie,

Thak you for assisting the celebration of our 35th anniversary. We appreciated the friendly atmosphere and good food. The chocolate covered strawberries were great!


J. & B.



Thank you for making our stay a memorable one. We appreciate it. We can't wait till we are able to come back next year.

With our appreciation,

G. & S.



You gave us a home away from home for a romantic honeymoon! You guys are truely special!

J. & J.




This (reservation) will be our first anniversary! We came for our honeymoon and it was beautiful. We can't wait to come back. We had breakfast on the patio and you all made us feel so welcome that we had a hard time leaving. Thank you so much for the memory.  

B. & G.


Thank you for a wonderful time at your inn! The food was awesome and the hospitality was great too!! We felt very welcome and want to come back soon. thak you for making our anniversary this year very special!

J. & R.


 Melanie, Thank you...

For being those rare people who are willing to go that extra mile for others - and for giving so much of yourself... We hope you know... how much we appreciate you, how grateful we are for your kindness, and how deeply your thoughtfulness and consideration have touched us. We had a marvelous time and are soooooo relaxed.

D. & J.


Thank you for your wonderful hospitality! We truly enjoyed our stay at the Candlelite Inn! We look forward to our return!

M. & V.


It's the little things in life that touch our hearts the most. Thank you for all the special touches that helped to make our anniversary special.


F. & R.




Thank you all so much for the blessed weekend that Sharon and I experienced. The food, company and surroundings were just perfect for us. We look forward to seeing you all again in July if not sooner.

As I promised, here is the recipe for Mackinaw Style French Toast. I hope you enjoy it and it can work into your normal fare and thank you again for such an enjoyable weekend.



Dear Melanie,

Nick and I just wanted to thank you again for making our wedding weekend so great! Both of our families really enjoyed their stay and my dad said it felt like he spent the weekend at the house of a close friend. We will all be back for both your wonderful hospitality and the great oatmeal raisin cookies!

K. & N.


Thank you for such as wonderful stay, amazing service and excellent food! We had a great time, relaxing stay and can't wait to come back.

N & J



Thank you for the awesome and relaxing weekend! Everything was perfect!
Have a great summer!

J & C

Hi Melanie:
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your B&B. I've already recommended it to another dog owner!
Dear  Melanie,
Just wanted to drop a note, to let you know how wonderful it was to celebrate our wedding anniversary at your inn.  We left with such beautiful memories of our weekend. You made everything so special down to the dish of Dove chocolates.
Thank you for our "home away from home"
J & B



Kayla and I would like to thank you for helping to make our engagement weekend so special. The room was beautiful and the greakfast was delicious. We are already looking forward to returning in the future.


B & K


 Dear Melanie and Chef Jacob,

Thank you so much for working so hard to give us the perfect wedding and mini-honeymoon. You have all been so wonderful throughout our stay.


M & R

Thank you so much for the wonderful New Year's. My husband enjoyed it very much as did I. Your inn is beautiful and the other guests were a
joy to be around. Thanks again, if an article comes out in the
Ludington paper will you let me know.


V & B



Thank you for the lovely getaway! We are celebrating 36 years together this year, and you have made it very memorable.

K & G 


We had a lovely time at your B&B.  We really enjoyed the tranquility and friendly - elegant hospitality that you offered. We will be sure to recommend Candlelite to our friends.

I, B & S


 To Melanie,

Remembering my lovely visit to Ludington, and my stay with you at Candlelite Inn. Best Wishes for 2009.




Thank you! We had a great time - a wonderful mini retreat from the winter blahs.

C & H



Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast
709 East Ludington Avenue
Ludington, Michigan 49431

(231) 845-8074

Innkeeper: Melanie Barnard


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