Meet the Innkeepers
Chris and Jenna Simpler are thrilled to be the current caretakers of Cartier Mansion. With decades of hospitality experience in both luxury hotels and boutique bed and breakfasts, we are excited to bring this background to Ludington. Born and raised in central Michigan, this is home to Jenna, and she is grateful to be back in “the mitten”. While in the luxury hotel world, Jenna led her property in earning the prestigious Forbes 5-star rating 4 years in a row. As an executive manager in a family hospitality group, Jenna ensured all properties met and maintained Select Registry and Historic Hotels of America standards.
Originally from the Hudson Valley, Chris fell in love with the Midwest during his time at Truman State University and feels right at home in Michigan. He has spent over a decade working in financial services and enjoys helping people make decisions about their financial futures. When he is not working, he can be found in our kitchen creating some incredible dishes. His passion for cooking and feeding our guests is very evident in every plate that is served.
We have been married since 2005 and have a Tibetan Spaniel named Ruby who is also the Director of Pet Relations. Ruby looks forward to meeting you. Some of our interests are reading, traveling, hiking, and spending time with family and friends when able.
We look forward to many years at Cartier Mansion welcoming you and your families.
Jenna, Chris, & Ruby Simpler