Ludington Historic Bed & Breakfast Association

           Association Events 2018


                            April 6-8              Knitter's Weekend
                            April 20-21          Live Music in the parlors with dessert
                           June 10               Open House Tour (Love Ludington Weekend)
                           December 7-9      Christmas Cookie Tour


           A Weekend With The Weekender

                Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 6-8, 2018

                            Calling all knitters! Enjoy a cozy weekend of knitting and relaxation with The Nautical Yarn
                            and Ludington area bed & breakfasts. Ludington bed and breakfasts and The Nautical Yarn
                            have created a relaxing weekend getaway that combines knitting, great food and time with friends!
                            The talented team at The Nautical Yarn will be teaching a class on Andrea Mowry’s “The Weekend Sweater”.


lady in sweater
Weekender On Youtube

                             More details about the weekend, click here.
                             Reservations for both your class and your stay should be made at one of the following locations.

                            Candlelite Inn Bed and Breakfast
                            (231) 845-8074
                            The Lamplighter Bed and Breakfast
                            800-301-9792 - 231-843-9792
                            Ludington House Bed and Breakfast
                            800 827 7869 - 231 845 7769


 Local Musicians Play Private Concert at Ludington,

 Michigan B&B’s

                Friday and Saturday, April 20-21 8-10PM

Left to right: Third Coast Gipsy Jazz, Chris Wiser, Chad Rushing, John Merchant

                           Four area musicians or groups will be performing in the parlors of our Ludington Historical Bed and
                           Breakfasts. After enjoying a nice dinner on your own, head to one of our participating Ludington Inns
                           for dessert and live music performed exclusively for our guests. This event will include two venues
                           each night for a total of four hours of live music. All inns are within walking of each other.

                          Meet the Musicians:
                              Chad Rushing, born and raised in Louisiana, has been influenced by Blues, Zydeco, Reggae
                              and nearly every other genre you can think of. He skillfully blends it all together into what he calls
                              “Mountain Man Hip-Hop.” Whether he’s live on the stage or pumping through your speakers, he’s
                              a sure treat, and we hope you enjoy!
                              "Chad will be playing at the Ludington House on Friday, April 21."
                              Chad's Website

                              Chris Wiser, has been composing original music and performing professionally as a vocalist and
                              guitarist for over 20 years across western Michigan.  With Grand Rapids based bands Soul
                              Syndicate and Two-Headed Sam, Chris has opened for GRAMMY Award nominee Bad Company at
                              Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Blue Oyster Cult at the State Theatre in Kalamazoo, The Storm
                              at Val-Du-Lakes, and has performed across Michigan at most of the state's large music venue.
                              Talented Chris has been referred to as a human jukebox, and will take your requests during his
                              performance on Friday evening at Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast.
                              Chris's Website

                              Ludington native John Merchant has known all his life, he was meant to be a musician. 
                              As his bio on his website reads, "I swear it's what I imagine being called to the ministry is like.
                              I just don't know anything else. Whenever I'm playing, I still feel like the same kid with 'Beatles
                              Live at the Hollywood Bowl' on the turntable, an unplugged guitar around my neck and a mirror
                              in front of me, it's all I've ever wanted." Playing music has allowed him to travel the country, make
                              music in major markets like New York City, Nashville, Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis, and Key West,
                              and share stages with acts like CCR, the Goo Goo Dolls, Swag, Robbie Fulks, Rachel Proctor,
                              Deana Carter, and others as a member of Dutch Henry, and with artists such as Ray Wylie Hubbard
                              and Peggy Young as a solo artist.
                              He released his maxi-single/E.P. "Midwest Blues" on the Highway Driver label in January, 2017.
                             "The effort features the single "Midwest Blues" which appears in another form on Dutch Henry's 2005
                              debut "1973", as well as another Dutch Henry re-record, "Down So Long" and a new track featuring
                              Dave Feeney (Loretta Lynn, Jack White) on steel guitar titled "No Graceland".
                              John will be playing at The Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast on Saturday, April 21st.
                              John's Website

                              Third Coast Gipsy Jazz Band will be at the Ludington House on April 21.  Two guitars and a big
                              bass fiddle compose this trio who's music is inspired by the sounds of Django Reinhardt a jazz
                              guitarist popular in the 20s to 40s.  Listen to some of their tunes on their facebook page.
                              Gipsy Jazz's Facebook

                          Cost $25/room in addition to room charges. Includes live music and dessert bar. Choose to stay
                          at one of these three Ludington Inns and call for a reservation. Ask for the “Parlor Music add-on”.
                          This is a two-night special.

                         Candlelite Inn Bed and Breakfast
                         (231) 845-8074
                         The Lamplighter Bed and Breakfast
                         800-301-9792 - 231-843-9792
                         Ludington House Bed and Breakfast
                         800 827 7869 - 231 845 7769


          Ludington Michigan Bed and Breakfast

          Home Tour

              June 10, 1:00 to 3:00pm

                        Explore the history of Ludington by touring the historic homes, now bed and breakfasts. As part of the
                        Love Ludington weekend, on the afternoon of Sunday June 10 visitors can tour the homes that are now
                        The Ludington House, The Lamplighter and the Candlelite Inn. Learn some of the history and see the
                        beautiful craftsmanship of the Lumber Era. Raffle tickets and a prize drawing are in the works. No stay
                        is required. Cost is $5.00 per person. Proceeds will benefit a local charity. Contact one of the inns for
                        your ticket or purchase at the first house you visit.



          Christmas Cookie Tour 2018

              Dec 7-9 and 14-16

                         Ready for a little taste of Christmas? Join us for a weekend that celebrates the joy
                         of baking during the Holiday season! Stop in at all the Bed and Breakfasts on our
                         West Michigan Cookie Tour and gather a collection of Christmas goodies to take home.
                         You will get a peek inside the bed and breakfasts all decked-out for the holidays, smell
                         the aroma of fresh baked goods, meet the innkeepers, and sample some of their beautifully
                         decorated creations. Recipes, a Christmas ornament and a raffle drawing are all part of the fun.
                         Experience the magic of the season!

                         Package includes: • two-night stay at one of the participating B & Bs with breakfast included
                                                     • two tour tickets
                                                     • cookie recipes from each inn
                                                     • keepsake ornament
                                                     • entry in a drawing for a $250 gift certificate

                         Cost: $25 per couple plus B&B reservation

                         Candlelite Inn Bed and Breakfast
                         (231) 845-8074
                         The Lamplighter Bed and Breakfast
                         800-301-9792 - 231-843-9792
                         Ludington House Bed and Breakfast
                         800 827 7869 - 231 845 7769

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