When I was researching places to put Madison Creek, I found this one little town called Ludington which is located right on Lake Michigan. Perfect! During one of our family trips up there, I used some of my time researching coastal towns. When I reached Ludington, I wasn't disappointed. Wow!
We also stopped in Muskegon, Holland, and a few other places in that area before heading up near the top of the mitten where Mr. Castle’s family lives.
Ludington captured my heart and was exactly what I pictured Madison Creek someday being. The people there are friendly and the B&B owners often meet together and help each other out which I loved hearing about.
My First B&B Stay...
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I booked my first B&B. It was different, I’ll not lie, but cozy. The house was an older one with a lot of character. The owners were kind and hospitable.
See those very top three windows? I mean the very top, like on the 3rd floor. That's was our room. Ha!
Now, I've never been in a bed & breakfast, but I was enchanted by the Ludington House and the owners were wonderful about answering some of my questions about running a B&B. So here's my plug: If you, by chance, ever visit Ludington Michigan, then check out this pretty little B&B.
I'm going to admit, I'm more of a hotel girl. The B&B had little charming quirks; such as the tiny bathroom with the sloping roof that we kept banging our heads on. We knew it was there. But kept hitting it anyway. Or how about the three flights of stairs to get up to our room? Yeah, that was fun. But I enjoyed the history of the place, the homey feeling, and the quaint homemade breakfast in the pretty dining room.
If you're ever looking for a nice, quiet place to stay, I think a B&B is a nice alternative.
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Jackie Castle is an author, artist and dreamer. She lives in Texas with her husband, two grown children and her dog, Banjo. She looks for the extraordinary in the ordinary in everything she experiences.