The English Inn

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

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About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful Anniversary Trip!

5 on May 04, 2016

We celebrated our 7th anniversary at English Inn, which is where we stayed after our wedding. It was an amazing experience where we were able to enjoy our room and our time connecting with each other, plus a delicious breakfast. I highly recommend and we're looking forward to celebrating year 8 here as well!


Good Place

3.6 on April 22, 2016

We stayed there twice and enjoyed it. I hope we can do it again.


Hidden gem

5 on April 21, 2016

The English Inn was new to me. It was such an amazing respite for a night. The history and charm of the place was so appealing. The food was exquisite and the service was wonderful. The gardens will be even more amazing as summer arrives. I'd definitely go back!


Will Come Back Again

4.8 on April 21, 2016

This was the first time my wife and I were away from the kids overnight in 17 years. Loved the quaintness and history this Inn provided. Staff were wonderful and even lead you to your room and explained everything. Really enjoyed our stay.


Service was Top Notch

5 on April 18, 2016

Every person on staff went out of their way to take care of us during our stay. Food and drinks were exceptional, the room was very comfortable, and the stay was a memorable one. We will be returning.


Birthday Stay

4.6 on April 08, 2016

My husband and I stayed here overnight to celebrate our birthday. We had a fantastic time!!! The bedroom was comfortable and the service was average. However, the food was absolutely delicious!!! From appetizers, dinner to breakfast everything was very enjoyable.


Great relaxing escape

5 on March 30, 2016

We did an overnight stay for my birthday. Atmosphere throughout is one of bygone elegance. Fine dining included a pianist playing nice background tunes. Food preparation for meals is one of their best points.


Our First Stay

5 on March 28, 2016

Our room was amazing, the restaurant where we had dinner was very romantic and the food was to die for.


Loved it!

5 on March 28, 2016

The English Inn is one of my favorite places in the world. EVERYTHING is pleasant and well done. I have stayed regularly for the last 8 years and will continue to for years to come! :)


Wonderful Stay

5 on March 20, 2016

We lodged in the Crimson Room. The room was very nice and we enjoyed the fireplace. Dinner in the Inn was amazing. Food was prepared perfectly and it was a calming dinning experience. We would highly recommend staying & dinning here!


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Rooms & Rates

Ivy Cottage

The Ivy Cottage overlooks the meadow and river in a private location. The cottage features a kitchenette, sitting room, king size bed as well as a large bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Cambridge

Three guest suites are available in the Honeysuckle Cottage each booked individually. Each suite includes a queen size bed, electric fireplace and jacuzzi style tub in a private bathroom. The cottage features a shared living room with wood buring fireplace and kitchenette.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Cotswold

Three guest suites are available in the Honeysuckle Cottage each booked individually. Each suite includes a queen size bed, electric fireplace and jacuzzi style tub in a private bathroom. The cottage features a shared living room with wood buring fireplace and kitchenette.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$145 - $145

Croquet Cottage

Our Croquet Cottages are Newly constructed and overlook our grounds, croquet court and the Grand River. The rooms all feature Jacuzzi air tubs, gas fireplaces, king size beds and incredible views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Windsor

The master bedroom featuring a supple king size bed, gas fireplace and luxurious furnishings.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Somerset

The Somerset was Janet Reuter's favorite room in the home. Decorated in lavender and featuring a plush King size bed hilighting a lavender tiled bathroom with Jacuzzi tub all to match. This room is opulent.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Brighton

The Brighton room features antiques with ornate inlayed veneers original to the home. The room hilights a bold yellow and black color theme creating a rich feel to the room with a matching bathroom remodeled with historic integrity.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

Bath

The Bath is aptly named as it features the original master bathroom with floor to ceiling aqua tile, an original four head shower and a chandelier with table for two. The bedroom is just beyond with a corner view onto the lawns. This room is full of unique details.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

Avon

The Avon is light and airy with floral decor and a bay window overlooking the gardens. Art Deco tile accents the authentically updated bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Chelsea

The Chelsea room features a quaint country feel.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

Stratford

Three guest suites are available in the Honeysuckle Cottage each booked individually. Each suite includes a queen size bed, electric fireplace and jacuzzi style tub in a private bathroom. The cottage features a shared living room with wood buring fireplace and kitchenette.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$145 - $145

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Location

Location Type

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

Airport

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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Policies

  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Erik Nelson

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Chateaubriand
Chateaubriand for two carved tableside.