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Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast

409 E Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431-2122
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#3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Ludington
Experience the historic elegance of Cartier Mansion. Built in 1905 this neoclassical mansion is furnished with exquisite woodwork and antiques. Walk to Lake Michigan beaches, restaurants, shops, marinas, and car-ferry. Spacious common areas, wireless internet, 300 plus thread count sheets, down comforters and chocolates make your stay a memorable experience. Cartier Mansion is only minutes away from the picturesque Lake Michigan shoreline, beaches, and some of Michigan's most beautiful State and Local parks.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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miked48309 wrote a review Mar. 2021
Rochester Hills, Michigan6 contributions2 helpful votes
We traveled to Ludington to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, a trip given to us by our adult children. We were already familiar with the area. My wife spent a lot of time here as a child, visiting during summers on her uncle's farm. We arrived at the Cartier Mansion on Friday afternoon, and were greeted by Jenna. She welcomed us, and showed us some of the amenities of their beautiful inn. We had the king suite, which was the original owner's bedroom. Cartier was a lumber baron, and the woodworking throughout the house is stunning. After breakfast on Saturday, which was excellent, Jenna gave us a more in-depth tour of the place. She is a wealth of information about the history of the inn. All of the light fixtures, and many of the bathroom fixtures are original, including a very rare free-standing shower, which must be experienced! Our room was very quiet at night, and very comfortable. The two breakfasts were very good. Chris does a nice job in the kitchen. The inn is walking distance to downtown (just a couple blocks). They are currently renovating the carriage house with additional rooms, and hope to have that ready by Memorial Day. Jenna and Chris were gracious hosts, and we truly enjoyed our stay at the Cartier Mansion!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: We had the king suite, which is the largest room in the inn. It was beautiful.
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Susan H wrote a review Mar. 2021
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It's so much more than just a B&B. I took my time wandering through the historic mansion and there are so many things to notice and appreciate for those of us who enjoy an authentic slice of history. The new owners, Jenna and Chris, have extensive backgrounds in the hospitality arts and it shows in the myriad touches of luxury and pampering. With close access to Lake Michigan (and the "Badger"), one should plan to stay for far more than one or two nights! When ready for relaxation, the in-room televisions provide every channel available and you have access to the finest foods and wine. Not only is the mansion itself impeccably maintained, they are developing the Carriage House into four more units. I can't wait to go back again!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Every room is differently themed, but the Master Suite was my favorite with its rare "needle...
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Candice F wrote a review Mar. 2021
Grand Rapids, Michigan13 contributions
I've been in many historic homes through my tour company (Tours Around Michigan) and am blown away by Cartier Mansion. Not only is this a breathtaking place to stay (feel SO special here). It's like staying in a work of art while also feeling like you're submerged in a history attraction. I spent four days exploring here (especially the black walnut library). This 1905 Neoclassical home was never restored because it was never neglected. It has always been lovingly maintained to keep it as if it were just built... down to washing and oiling the massive amount of wood trim every four months. Jaw dropping details around every corner, original wallpaper and furniture, different wood trim in each room (perfect for a lumber baron's home), chandeliers to match the feel and intent of each room, and some surprises. (Hint: Keep going through the library for a room built only to relax by a cozy fire.) The breakfasts as part of my stay were so creative and delicious. And who couldn't use a freshly made smoothie sipper before eggs benedict? Or oatmeal that felt more like a breakfast dish. While enjoying some wine later in the day, I felt perfectly content in this setting to put my pinky up (just for fun). This home is a place to relax in luxury, but also feel like you're home. Elegant and super cozy at the same time. Just staying here feels like an all encompassing vacation. I can't wait to return to Cartier Mansion and explore staying a different room. (I was in the Blue Silk Room, which was Kate Cartier's bedroom, and it has an amazing romantic feel.) Keyless entry, my own temperature controls and lots of free movies were great, especially when I wanted to put up my feet for a bit. Next time, I'll try to get out in the Ludington area, which offers so much, but for this trip, I was too fascinated with what was inside the house itself.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Blue Silk room feels very romantic. Beautiful!
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Joe M wrote a review Jan. 2021
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We love to get away to quaint inns across Michigan, and we have found some great ones, but none are as perfect as the Cartier mansion. If you going to ludington it is the the only option. Not to mention Jenna and Chris are the most gracious hosts.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
thomasfire wrote a review Oct. 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
This is the only place around Ludington to stay. The new owners Chris and Jenna are amazing and know what they are doing. The history combined with the building and delicious breakfast leads to the type of relaxation and stay you will not regret. This will definitely be our go to bed and breakfast from now on. Thanks Jenna and Chris!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$143 - US$213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Sandcastles Children's Museum (0.3 km), The Windowsill Used & New Books (0.4 km), and Ludington Area Center for the Arts (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Blu Moon, The Q Smokehouse, and The Mitten Bar.
Is Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Ludington.
Are there any historical sites close to Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting S.S. Badger: Lake Michigan Carferry (1.0 km) and Historic White Pine Village (3.2 km).