The Ludington area is one of the most beautiful areas in western Michigan. Just driving along the tree lined roads leading to Ludington is a wonderful experience. We are a great home base as a Lake Michigan bed and breakfast selection. The inn is 7/10's of a mile from sandy Stern's Park with the pier, and 1/4 mile long incredible Lake Michigan beach to stroll along. Candlelite Inn B&B is on historic Ludington Avenue and is just blocks away from shopping, dining, brew pubs, antiques, art and photography galleries. Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast is less than a mile from the pier, North Pierhead Lighthouse, charter fishing out of the number one port in Michigan, SS Badger Ludington car ferry, waterfront sculpture park, and Stern's Park (voted best beach in Michigan).
Winter brings more beauty, with the snow and ice turning Lake Michigan into a winter wonderland. The Ludington State Park is the queen of all of the Michigan parks. Ludington State Park has been voted numerous times as the number one state park in the entire mid west. Explore the dunes, winter snowshoe walks by day or moonlight, cross country skiing, and miles of scenic pure sandy beaches on Lake Michigan and on Hamlin Lake. From spring into early fall, climb to the top of the Big Sable lighthouse, now over 150 years old, and one of the tallest lighthouses in Michigan. Enjoy walking and biking around miles of scenic trails, and enjoy the river and dam areas besides lovely Lake Michigan and Hamlin Lake. The Ludington State Park also has bikes to rent (or bring your own) along with canoes and kayaks and plenty of fun items in the general store. Any season is a perfect season for a getaway to the inviting Candlelite Inn - near Lake Michigan - Bed & Breakfast with its many complimentary amenities.
The annual Ludington July 4th parade is not to be missed. It is definitely one of the best parades in the state and it passes right by the inn. Candlelite Inn guests will all have a prime view in comfort as we put all the patio furniture out the night before to claim your spaces. Featured parade guests include the Scottville Clown Band and they are as delightful as their costumes. They have been performing and wowing audiences for over 100 years. During the parade our front porch will be filled with complimentary appetizers and beverages for everyone followed by our annual Candlelite Inn BBQ. In the evening, stroll down to Stern's Park and grab a sandy beachfront spot to watch the 4th of July fireworks blast off over Lake Michigan. Check out all the other events going on this time of year including the annual Ludington Fine Arts and Crafts Fair with over 180 booths.
At The Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast, we have plenty of information on Ludington and Lake Michigan area attractions including everything from restaurants to shops, antiques, charter boats, and lots of brochures. We are happy to assist you with your special plans, and to make dinner reservations for our guests.