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The English Inn

677 S. Michigan Road , Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 USA (Show map)
6 Reviews
$115 - $185
per night

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A former auto baron's residence, this 1927 Tudor mansion will make you feel as though you've been transported to the English countryside. Perched on a hillside overlooking the Grand River, the Inn is a part of a 16-acre estate that includes formal gardens and wooded nature trails. The main house has six well-appointed bedrooms named for English towns or the royal family, a cozy pub, and library. Located in cottages on the grounds are twelve additional bedrooms each with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. The Inn's award-winning restaurant has been recognized as one of the nation's top 100 most romantic restaurants and includes a wine list bestowed with the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator. A perfect setting for get-aways, executive retreats and family gatherings. In addition, a 200-seat, 10,000 sq.ft. banquet facility sits adjacent to the main house.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.3

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4.8 on June 09, 2014

Professional, courteous, knowledgeable, friendly - whether you're checking in or ordering a special drink, the staff at the English Inn know exactly how to treat their guests!


3.6 on April 21, 2014

The Windsor room was just perfect. Dinner and the staff were awesome.


4.0 on April 21, 2014

Beautiful area and elegant country charm. The cottage was updated and modern with a country comfort. I would recommend this inn highly!

Best stay EVER

4.8 on April 10, 2014

Very good food and service. Beautiful grounds. Helps us relax and refresh every anniversary celebration. Breakfast quiches are my favorite dish for breakfast. All staff are friendly and accomodating. Highly recommend this B&B.

The English Inn is wonderful in any season!

4.8 on November 06, 2011

The Stay is tranquil in this meticulously landscaped setting. The food is beyond delicious! If you enjoy spectacular service...visit the English Inn!

So clean!

4.2 on August 04, 2011

It was so clean! Food good!

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Location Type

Lansing - capitol city, Eaton Rapids, Capitol City airport, East Lansing, University town, Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Small town


Lansing, MI (LAN-Capital City) 15 miles

Directions to property:

From I96, take exit 101 - M99 (Michigan Rd./Martin Luther King Blvd.)south from Lansing - 8 mi. Inn will be on S. side of boulevard, 3 mi prior to Eaton Rapids.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Michigan State University, Michigan Capitol Bldg., Broad Art Museum (MSU), Wharton Center for the Performing Arts (MSU), State of Michigan Museum of History, Kresge Art Museum (MSU), Performing Theater, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night deposit
  • Cancellations: 7 days notice for cancellation prior to reservation for full refund.



Erik Nelson

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Gary and Donna Nelson are avid sailors and spend most of the summer on the water in northern Michigan. Their son Erik Nelson has taken on the operation of the business since 2011 after several years working in the Chicago restaurant scene. Erik is active in the Greater Lansing Historic Society and loves to share this interest.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:30 to 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Chateaubriand for two carved tableside.

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677 S. Michigan Road , Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 USA (Show map)

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