Candlelite Inn Newsletter: Ludington Bed & Breakfast News
Latest B&B updates, recipes, specials, events

Greetings from the romantic Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast in lovely Ludington!

Year round, Ludington is absolutely beautiful. Even on windy, rainy days, I love to be at Stearns Park watching the wild waves wash up and sometimes right over the pier leading out to one of the Ludington lighthouses. There are even more amenities and special touches within the bed and breakfast, including spa robes for every one in every room, organic towels, champagne buckets on silver stands, and more premium chocolates. 




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Two Ludington Lighthouse Lover's Weekends
We are so excited to be able to offer our first ever Lighthouse Lover's Weekends in May and September.
Spring Snuggles Special Extended
Since spring is showing itself to be a little late this season, it is only fair to extend the Snuggles Special until May 20th, 2013.
Treat Yourself to Candlelite Inn's Spring Snuggles
Spring is finally coming, and Ludington's Candlelite Inn beckons. You know you really need a getaway and a beautiful change of scenery.
Candlelite Inn:Two Free Rooms for Vets & Discounts
We are looking forward to being even busier this November than last year, and hosting more wonderful vets and the special people in their lives. Thank you active and military vets for all that you do for us and for our country.
New Specials Heat Things Up at Candlelite Inn B&B
We have been busy painting and planting and getting ready for the season. Happy Memorial Weekend everyone. I am so looking forward to seeing you soon here in beautiful Ludington Michigan at our cozy bed and breakfast!
Candlelite Inn Spring Fling Time - Save 25%
You gotta love getting out and taking a spring getaway at Candlelite Inn!
Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast Winter Packages
Winter Packages are here at Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast in beautiful Ludington. Come for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, shopping, dining, and enjoying dinners, movies and snuggles with your special someone.
Happy Holidays From Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast
We would love to have you join us for a romantic winter getaway, or for a fun and mysterious mystery weekend!!!
B&Bs for Vets - Candlelite Inn is Taking Part!
We are proud and looking forward to having a houseful of veterans on November 10th!
Candlelite Inn Aspiring Innkeeper Weekends & Tours
I am very eagerly awaiting November's Aspiring Innkeeper Weekend, which is November 5th to November 7th. We sure hope to see you!
Another Beautiful Day: Candlelite Inn of Ludington
Savor the last days of summer, and/or fall away to Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast for some special "me" or "couple" time. I will be preparing all of your favorite breakfast treats, and I have some amazing new evening delights!
Greetings From Ludington's Candlelite Inn
It's time to take a break and enjoy the inn, and enjoy Ludington.
March Madness at Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast!
Enjoy Candlelite Inn, breathtaking snowy pristine beaches, parks, shopping, site seeing and dining without any crowds.
Candlelite Inn Now On Facebook
Thank you so much family, friends and guests for all of your support, and for your great ideas and assistance. Thank you also for encouraging Candlelite Inn to get on Facebook. I am starting to get the hang of it!
The Holidays Are Here & The Inn Is All Decked Out!
Make your holiday shopping easy, and stretch your dollars. Ask for the new Candlelite Inn gift certificate special so you can enjoy receiving an extra twenty five dollar inn certificate for every one hundred dollars spent. This is our gift to you. Happy holidays!
Candlelite Inn Gift Certificates Good For Condo
If you want to enjoy a complete climate change, check out our Myrtle Beach vacation condo. Besides all of the nearby Myrtle Beach attractions, theaters, beaches, golfing and so many amazing restaurants,it is only just a few minutes to Murrell's Inlet, a little fishing village steeped in history and pirate lore, which is world famous for their dining and fresh seafood. You can watch the fishing boats coming in with their catches at quite a few of the restaurants. It is only forty minutes to historic Georgetown and several stunningly beautiful plantations including Hopsewee Plantation, with Charleston just beyond.
Two Engagements This Weekend at Candlelite Inn
Congratulations Gloria and Brian, and Angie and Juan! All of our other special guests, and Tony and I wish you the very, very best, and we sure did enjoy sharing a part in your happiness. You made our week extra special here at Candlelite Inn!
Specials for our Candlelite Inn Guests
Here at Candlelite Inn it is all about our guests. That is one reason we never say breakfast is served at a certain time and you will be having such and such. We know that this is your special getaway, and we want to cater to your wishes, preferences, time, and even breakfast location. Come and enjoy a very affordable and memorable stay here at Candlelite Inn - your turn of the century foursquare Michigan bed and breakfast.
Candlelite Inn - Michigan Green Lodging Partner
Our new complimentary Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast "Green Package" has been such a hit that we have extended it until mid June. If you don't have any plans for the summer or fall yet, now is the time to make some reservations and save some green too!
Petunia Parade - Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast
Winter projects and thanks, and spring's Petunia Parade - Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast in Ludington, Michigan.
Experience a Pink Ludington & Be Our Judges
At the Candlelite Inn, we are showing our support for Ludington's Pink Christmas by decorating even earlier, pinker, and in more detail than before. We have also expanded our growing collection of angels over the past couple of months, and our chef will be concocting pink drinks and pink treats to be served during our annual December 7th open house. We invite you to come and enjoy a warm and relaxing getaway here at Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast. The Victorian kissing balls are also waiting for you!
New - Carriage Rides In Ludington & Van Tours
Summer is coming, and so are new businesses for our guests to enjoy. With over 500 flats of red, white and purple petunias along our avenue (plus we added extras ourselves) Ludington is so beautiful.
Winter Wonderland at Candlelite Inn In Ludington
There is a fresh blanket of snow falling today and the snowflakes are so pretty. Ludington is just beautiful in the winter, and the inn is so cozy! Take advantage of quiet season by requesting the complimentary Candlelite Inn January Pizza and Dessert Special.
Breakfast When You Wish
We cater to you, so please let us know your special wishes.
New Murder Mystery Updates - Star Trek for October
Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast guests will be able to take advantage of two new mysteries (one is a murder mystery and one is not for 2007). Looking ahead to 2008, we are waiting for a Hawaiian murder mystery which is being written currently. This will be a June murder mystery and we have already planned a pig roast to go with this exciting event.
Candlelite Inn Ludington B&B Games for our guests
Everyday life can get so busy that we like to have a wide selection of games, puzzles and reading materials (besides movies and cds) so that our guests can really relax and have a memorable getaway.
Just added - 4th of July BBQ & Dance Lover's Wkend
Tony and I have the feeling that both the Fourth of July BBQ and Dance Lover's Weekend will quickly become popular annual events. We are currently planning the Dance Lover's Weekend, so please let us know your special ideas for the weekend at Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast.
March 30th - 1895 Murder Mystery at Candlelite Inn
Tony and I look forward to catering to you for a relaxing getaway, special occasion or special event weekend.
New Weekend Events at Candlelite Inn Ludington B&B
We love being in Ludington, and planning different events for our guests to enjoy. Please let us know if you have an idea for a special event at Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast.
Happy 2007 - Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast
With the winter, both Ludington and the Candlelite Inn are a bit quieter now, and it is so relaxing and inviting inside the inn. I couldn't be happier with everything we have added during our first year here. The next big project is more yardwork and a secret garden in the back.
Candlelite Inn Early Winter Update
Candlelite Inn also has a number of upcoming special event weekends including murder mysteries, scrapbooking, dessert, chocolate lovers, scavenger hunt, western weekend and more. If you can plan your vacation from Sunday to Thursday, mention this extra special promotion to receive 1/2 off your second night - good from November 2006 to May 1, 2007. We really look forward to being able to assist you in having a delightful getaway at Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast.



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Candlelite Inn Holiday Fruit Salad

2 eggs beaten                         1 cup seedless red grapes
juice from 1 lemon                 1 can drained pineapple tidbits
4 T. sugar                                 2 small cans drained mandarin oranges
2 T. butter                                 2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup whipping cream, whipped

Heat slowly and whisk eggs, lemon juice, and sugar over low heat until thick and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Chill. Then whip heavy cream and gently fold  whipped cream, fruits and marshmallows to thickened lemon mixture. Looks beautiful served in a crystal bowl or other favorite bowl. Can make night before and chill overnight. Serves 10 to 12.   Both of our sons and our daughter have also taken turns making this dish, as we can't seem to have a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner without this special fruit salad.


Candlelite Inn Baked Blueberry French Toast

4 eggs
1/2 cup half and half
1 tsp. Watkins Vanilla or 1 1/2 to 2 tsp. other vanilla
8 to 10 pieces of 1" sliced French bread
1/2 cup sugar
2 T. butter or margarine
1 t. cinnamon

Beat eggs, half and half and vanilla in large bowl. Add bread slices to dip, turning once to coat each side, and place dipped bread in a 9 X 13 baking dish. Cover baking dish and chill overnight. In morning, place blueberries (at least a pint - fresher the better) in bottom of the baking dish. Replace soaked bread on top of berries. Mix suger, butter and cinnamon together until crumbly (I like to also mix this the night before and then refrigerate in a small covered bowl).  Sprinkle the sugar mixure on top of soaked bread. Bake uncovered at 350 until bubbly and golden (I start checking at 30 minutes, and remove when topping is bubbling nicely).


Candlelite Inn Deviled Ham & Cheese Ball

1 can Underwood Deviled Ham                  1/2 T. lemon juice
1 pkg cream cheese softened - 8 oz        8 oz sharp cheddar, shredded finely
1 T. finely minced onion                               1/2 T. parsley if desired
(Garnish ideas - almonds, pecans, radish slices, pimento, or leave plain)

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except nuts. Chill until starts to firm up.  Form into desired shape (we have done balls, footballs and bells) and roll in nuts or other garnish depending on preferences. Great plain too.  Chill several more hours or overnight.  Serve with assorted crackers.  This was on the buffet on Thanksgiving day and it just disappeared.


 Candlelite Inn Soft Lemon  Cookies

1 box lemon cake mix (we like Duncan Hines)    1 small Cool Whip, softened
2 eggs                                                                             confectioners sugar for dipping

Mix cake mix, eggs and soft Cool Whip together.  Using an ice cream scoop, drop small balls into sugar so they are lightly covered.  Drop on greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees.  Easy, soft and flavorful.  It was also the favorite cookie at our recent holiday tea and tour.




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

(231) 845-8074

Innkeeper: Melanie Barnard





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