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The English Inn

677 S. Michigan Road , Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 USA (Show map)
4.6
18 Reviews
$115 - $185
per night

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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.

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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Relaxing Wonderful time

5 on January 23, 2015

Went to relax, very relaxing and had wonderful meals. Staff very friendly and helpful.


Our first stay

5 on January 18, 2015

Beautiful, clean, friendly, and so relaxing.


Special place

3.8 on January 12, 2015

Wonderful setting and great food.


Great Dinner Party, excellent food and sevice, very nice cottage

4.6 on January 12, 2015

I held my employee's Holiday Dinner at the English Inn three years ago and greatly enjoyed the service, food and staying over night in the Windsor room. This year my Service District won the best District of the Year Award and decided to really celebrate by having the Holiday plus Dist. of the Year award Dinner at the English Inn once again. Not disappointed, enjoyed food, service and a different room this time around. Can't wait until next year's party.


Ok room, good restaurant

3.2 on January 07, 2015

My wife and I stayed in the Ivy Cottage for a night and it smelled pretty rough - perhaps off season its not used that much but there was a very strong smell that resembled garbage. I also thought they could have had a curtain or something over the bathroom double doors for a little privacy. It is a whole cottage, but i felt it was overpriced based on those two things alone. That being said, nice bed and the bathroom was actually nice and pretty sizeable. Would love to go back in the summer and perhaps get a room in the main house - the grounds are very mice and it would be fun to just stroll around. The restaurant was great - very classy and the service was great also. The room itself reminded me of being in a very ornate railcar from the 1800's (thats a positive - its not small or anything) - its nicely decorated, and the wood throughout is very rich. Fireplace was excellent as well. The food - everything that we ordered was excellent! We were very pleased and would actually go back just to eat. A lot of people were very pleased with their stays at the Inn, including in the Ivy so perhaps just a little focus was lost due to it being off season - i would hope that more care could be taken to insure its aired out a little for the next visitors.


An annual tradition

4.4 on January 06, 2015

Having been married at the English Inn, we make it a point to celebrate our anniversary every year at the Inn, selecting a different room each time. This year was superb. The Winsor room is outstanding and the evening meal was out of this world. We will be coming back.


Awesome experience

5 on January 04, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed in one the the cottages for his birthday. We walked to dinner where we are in the pub. The food was amazing and drinks were great! The bartender was very friendly and on top of the service. It was so nice to just walk back to our cottage which had a fireplace and a jacuzzi tub! I would recommend this experience to anyone.


Beautiful Inn with English Charm

5 on January 01, 2015

We enjoyed a quick getaway to this charming Inn just before Christmas. We stayed in the Emerald Cottage and really enjoyed our visit. When we arrived we were greeted warmly and encouraged to roam around and look at all the other spaces. We really loved the charm of the main building and we loved the new, beautifully appointed and modern amenities of the cottages. We are looking forward to visiting sometime in the future to explore the expansive grounds.


One of our favorites

4.8 on December 24, 2014

This was our 40th wedding anniversary and we have stayed there for several others in the past. Dinner was excellent and service was top rate. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants an elegant getaway.


Romantic and amazing day

5 on December 17, 2014

We spent our anniversary in Croquet cottage that has jacuzzi, the service was excellent, the food was amazing, it was really a very romantic special night.


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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

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

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

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

Windsor

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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

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

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

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

Chelsea

The Chelsea room features a quaint country feel.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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

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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

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night deposit
  • Cancellations: 7 days notice for cancellation prior to reservation for full refund.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Erik Nelson

Languages spoken

English

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.


Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

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

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