Bed and Breakfast Reservation and Cancellation Policy
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reservation & house policies

To receive our Best Available Rate at any time of year, we recommend booking directly with us via our website, or over the phone.  While oftentimes we require 2-night minimum stays during the “peak season” of May-September, or during local special events, we’ll occasionally make exceptions. Call us, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your travel schedule!

Whole House Rentals as well as Corporate / Business Travel rates and discounts are available.  Please call us at (231) 843-9792 to discuss arrangements and reserve your stay.

a new normal: covid-19

We are taking many precautions to maintain good health among our guests, as well as our own family, which includes two young children.  We've adopted new best practices related to cleaning, serving and welcoming you.  To see the complete list of how we're preparing for your arrival and stay, please click here.

In addition, we simply request that if you are feeling ill or have a fever, you cancel your getaway and 
stay home!  We are happy to re-schedule for a later date, or offer a full credit-voucher (with no expiration).


  • 1-night stay - Full deposit taken at time of booking including Room + Taxes + Upgrades (if purchased)
  • 2 or more nights - 50% deposit taken at time of booking including Room + Taxes + Upgrades (if purchased)
  • Whole House Rental - 50% non-refundable deposit taken at time of booking including Whole House Rate + Taxes


Every reservation we receive is important and special to us.  We take great care in preparing for your arrival - from room preparation to creating a breakfast menu suited to your dietary needs.  We sincerely appreciate each reservation we receive!  It means we've committed to have your room ready and available upon your arrival.

While we understand that life isn't always predictable and that plans change, we do request that you contact us no less than 7 (seven) days prior to your check-in date to let us know of your changes.  At that time, your deposit will be refunded, less a $20 cancellation fee.

Any reservation updates and/or cancellations received less than 7 (seven) days prior to your check-in date will result in the loss of your deposit.

Reservations for three or more rooms and whole-house bookings have a 30-day cancellation policy, and a 50% non-refundable deposit taken at the time you make your reservation.

arrival & check-out times

Check-in – We look forward to greeting you between 4 and 6PM on the day of your arrival.

Check-out – 11AM on the date of departure

If you are unable to arrive during our standard check-in time, please be sure to contact us ahead of time so that we can make other arrangements.  For those arriving in Ludington on the S.S. Badger Car Ferry, please check the "Car Ferry" box during the reservation process so we know you'll be arriving after 7PM.  During the months of May through October, we will do our best to accommodate early check-in / late departures; however we may not always be able to do so.


The Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast home, patio, gazebo and gardens are smoke-free.  Guests may use the private parking lot as the designated smoking area.  A $250 cleaning fee will be assessed should a guest choose to smoke indoors. 


We adore children and happily welcome well-behaved kiddos aged 7 (seven) and older!  Children under the age of 7 (seven) are welcome in the event of a whole-house rental.  Please contact us for additional information.

We also adore (most) animals; however, to ensure the comfort of all our guests, we are unable to accommodate guests' pets.  We will happily work with you to make arrangements for your pet at a local boarding facility.

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602 E Ludington Ave,
Ludington, Michigan 49431

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