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
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Lovely Stay

5 on September 13, 2016

We stayed for two days and had the Cotswold and Cambridge rooms in Honeysuckle Cottage. We were very pleased with our accommodations, and I believe the other couple was as well. Our dinner there one night was delicious, as were the breakfasts. I loved being able to walk around the house and explore all the rooms that were vacant - they were very lush and beautifully decorated. Some were quite whimsical - a hot pink tub here, a dining table in a bathroom there, etc. The English touch is certainly felt everywhere - from the names of the rooms to the British paintings and magazines. My ONLY complaint is the HEAVY swarm of mosquitos that attacked us when we tried to walk down to the river/croquet lawn. We literally had to run back to our cottage.


The English Inn 8/27/16

5 on September 02, 2016

Weekend getaway for our 30th Anniversary. The Stratford room was large yet cozy. The grounds were beautiful and peaceful. Dinner and breakfast outstanding. Would definitely recommend and go back.


What a wonderful experience

5 on September 01, 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Inn several weeks ago overnight and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, decor, service and food. It was a fantastic experience! So much so that I made plans with a few lady friends to come for dinner. Because we drove from a distance, we arrived a couple of hours prior to our dinner reservation. The owner was so kind and gracious and made us feel right at home. He insisted that we choose one of the dining rooms to sit and enjoy until our dinner reservation. He even sent staff over to take our drink order while we caught up with each others lives and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. It was truly a wonderful afternoon and evening. Yearning to come back from Shelby!


Lovely space, peaceful grounds

4.4 on August 25, 2016

We loved everything about our stay. The only complaint we had was about the food. We dined for dinner and the restaurant is advertised as 5 star but the food was hardly that.


Great place to stay

4.0 on August 22, 2016

Loved the property. Bedrooms were clean and cozy.


Beautiful inn

4.8 on August 11, 2016

What a beautiful inn! The grounds invite a stroll or a glass of wine in the garden. The room we stayed in was beautiful and luxurious. The breakfast - ordered off the special menu - was superb, and the service very gracious. Heartily recommend a romantic retreat here!


Loved every part of our stay!

5 on August 11, 2016

This was our first stay and we would definitely stay again. Everything was perfect!


Wonderful Getaway

5 on August 01, 2016

This beautiful B&B is such a delightful get away. We stayed in the Somerset Room which was wonderful & gorgeous. We had drinks in the pub downstairs, dinner and breakfast in the dining room. The food was fantastic! They will go to any means to make you satisfied here! This is a hidden gem.


Review of English Inn

5 on July 28, 2016

Lots of character


anniversary getaway

5 on July 28, 2016

2nd time staying here , had a very pleasant time. Food and service are excellent. Highly recommend.


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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.