This Queen Anne style Inn is located in Historic Ypsilanti, a walkable city with Pubs, restaurants, shops, museums and parks. All 5 guestroom have private baths, cozy quilts, TV/DVD players and free wireless internet service. Also included is the hearty breakfast and our bottomless cookie jar, popcorn,tea and coffee anytime. The inn is located one half mile north of I-94 at exit 183, just one mile from Eastern Michigan University, 20 minutes from Detroit Metro airport and the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor.
4.0 on August 01, 2011
Located within walking distance of downtown Ypsilanti, the Parish House offered a large, comfortable, very well-appointed room with lovely private bath, and a gourmet breakfast served in a welcoming breakfast room. After researching B&Bs in Ann Arbor, I decided to explore Ypsilanti, just 7 miles away. I was very pleased with my decision, and especially with the Parish House. I would recommend it to anyone visiting the Ann Arbor/Detroit area.
3.2 on July 26, 2011
Thanks to Chris for preparing her tasty breakfasts. We enjoyed her tasty breakfasts. We enjoyed her meals so much that we purchased her cookbook. The Parish House Inn has nice rooms & is conveniently located (walking distance) to downtown Ypsilanti. A good place to stay if you are considering visiting/shopping in Ann Arbor.
4.8 on March 12, 2011
This place is super clean and the inn keeper is great too. My only issue would be the noise. I have been to several b&b in the past so I know in a house you will hear others. This was the worst by far. The bed was so squeaky every time I moved it woke me up. I also couldn't sleep when anyone else had the tv on, making meals, walking the stairs, took a shower, or when they were down stairs getting a snack. That being said I am a light sleeper so maybe it wouldn't bother you. My husband the heavy sleeper had a little problem with the noise but after a few hours was out. They do have good food and comfy beds. The bathroom is the smallest I have ever seen but cute. Two people could not be in there at the same time.
5 on June 13, 2009
What a wonderful experience arriving at the Parish House Inn and meeting Chris, the fiesty, wise and charming inn keeper. We love the Parish House Inn. Chris was a the door the moment we hit the driveway and then showed us to our beautiful room in a beautiful building. Amazing attention to detail - our room and the open parlor invited exploration and admiration. Lovely gardens, right on the river, close to everything in Ypsi. Delicious fresh food in the morning, baked goods, fruit, juice and an ever full jar of spectacular cookies. Treated like family. We enjoyed a long talk with Chris who shared her wisdom on local topics (a good spot for dinner) to gems only a grandmother could hand down. Couldn't have asked for more. Also a great value.
2.8 on May 07, 2009
Liked the free treats! Nice movie selection. Comfortable room. Mold on shower curtain. Good breakfast. Easy access to town.
3.4 on April 19, 2009
After reading all the glowing reviews my wife and I were looking forward to our stay. We arrived and the first thing the host did was ask for our credit card. We are veteran B&B stayers, and it is rare that they ask for payment as soon as you step in the door. That is usually as bad sign. The room was $99 and was really small. The bed I think was even smaller than a full bed. There were no drapes on the windows to block the sun. The walls were so thin we heard every noise. The toilet paper was one ply and not comfortable. There was left one small body wash to shower with, not enough for my wife and I. To top it off, the host monopolized the conversation at the breakfast table. The host asked us as soon as we got there if we had any dietary restrictions, we said no, yet for the meal she asked if we wanted sausage. The only thing I could think of was that she was trying to get out of serving it to save money. We even used our calling card to call home and the phone said there was a 50 cent charge to use our 1-800 number home. If I wanted that kind of treatment, I would have gone to a hotel. In fact, about an hour away is Dewey Lake Manor which is on Dewey Lake and for the same price you get a room with a view of the lake and it is about twice the size!
I am so sorry these guests had such an unpleasant stay at our Inn. The room they chose is one of our smallest rooms and does have a full size bed and curtains on the windows. I ask for the credit card upfront because many of our guests leave while breakfast is being served and it causes a disruption for others. I would have been happy to supply more body wash or other amenities had they asked. We use a thin toilet paper because the heavier types often cause the toilets to back-up, which is an embarasement for guests. I was not aware of any telephone charge. Guests are free to use the in-room phones for any calls at no charge. I always ask about dietary issues and always ask about meat preferences as a courtesy. I have many guests who prefer not to eat meat even if they tell me they have no dietary issues. I do not try to save money on breakfast and we pride ourselves on our quality, variety and quantity of our breakfast. I do plead guilty for monopolizing the breakfast conversation and apologize for doing so. I am truly sorry that this guest found their stay to be so unpleasant. We do have rooms of various sizes with full, queen and even king size beds at a variety of price points. I would be happy to offer this guest a complimentary stay in one of our king size rooms if they would be willing to give us another chance.
5 on March 11, 2009
Had a wonderful relaxing time. Great breakfast, enjoyed talking with Chris. Delicious cookies. Going back in July!
5 on March 03, 2009
We came here twice a year to celebrate our anniversaries and to us, this inn is a treasure! Even though it is local, we feel as if we are far away for a romantic getaway. It is cozy, delicious, romantic, yet comfortable- Home away from home!
4.0 on December 05, 2008
Chris was effecient yet friendly. The house was very nicely kept. The cookies were a very nice treat along with the fresh fruit and other complimentary snacks. The room was very comfortable (#4) and clean. I didn't get to try the signature baked oatmeal but the french toast was very good. (Maybe next time) Overall a very nice experience and reminds me why I chose a B&B when possible over hotels and I would definitely return next time I am in the area on business (or pleasure).
5 on October 01, 2008
The smell of fresh baked goodies, soft clean sheets, cookies in the cookie jar, conversation, if you like, kick off your shoes, put your feet up, take a nap, put a puzzle together, work or just do nothing. A wonderful, filling breakfast - your home!
Downtown, Small town
Detroit, MI (DTW-Wayne County) 20 miles
from the I-94 Expressway take exit 183 and go north. You will be on Huron St. Go through 2 intersections. In the next block on the right corner is a sign that says "Gilbert Residence", then an empty lot (it looks like it might be a parking lot, but it is not) and then 2 Victorian houses with a shared driveway. Turn into the driveway between the houses and park in the rear parking lot on the left side facing the back.The entrance to the Inn is also in the rear. Please ring the doorbell.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Greenfield Village/The Henry Ford, Ypsilanti Firehouse Museum, Ypsilanti Auto Museum, Concordia College, Eastern Michigan University, University of Michigan, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Movie library, Parking, Videos , Guest microwave, cookies/beverages, guest refrigerator, iron board/iron available on site, DVD library, DVD players in each room,
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Ann Arbor Antique Show, Ann Arbor Art Fair, Vintage Auto Shows, Elvis Fest, Local theater and concerts, Historic Depot Town, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports
Chris has been the innkeeper since 1993 and owner since 1998. She has a culinary arts degree, a retail and marketing background in sales and management. Cooking, gardening, golfing, reading and bridge are her main hobbies.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Since it is baked, never stirred, the texture is different. It is mixed with milk, grated apple, dried cherries and toasted almonds and just a touch of brown sugar in a casserole and baked. This is like a breakfast pudding and is loved by all who try it.