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 room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

First class B&B

5 on May 04, 2018

I rented this room for my daughter and new son-in-laws wedding night before they left on their honeymoon, it was a big hit with them. My daughter was very impressed by the size and amenities the cottage provided; the grounds as well. You made my daughter happy and that means everything to me. Thank you


Wonderful

5 on April 25, 2018

English inn has great food, unique rooms and friendly staff


A day in Paradise

5 on April 23, 2018

Fabulous accommodations, amazing food and unbelievable staff, a piece of Heaven on earth.


The Perfect Couples Retreat

5 on April 18, 2018

Everything from the room to the food and service was excellent. The staff was friendly and professional. We cant wait to go back in the summer or fall to truly appreciate the grounds with the flowers and river. Our stay exceeded our expectations on all fronts. Highly recommended!


Perfect romantic getaway

5 on April 17, 2018

We spent our 21st anniversary as well as Valentine’s Day, it is our favorite place to getaway and spend quality time together. The staff are so friendly and accommodating and the food is amazing. The place is absolutely beautiful.


Smell

4.6 on April 11, 2018

I really enjoyed my stay and will be coming again in the future. The only complaint I have is the lingering smell of furniture. Maybe if they shampooed the carpets or furniture there would be no smell.


Wonderful place to stay

4.6 on April 10, 2018

Wonderful place to stay! The staff is outstanding. Dinner at the inn was very good, my only complaint was the lack of privacy in the small dining room, did not make for a very romantic dinner. There are to many tables in this room, prefer to be in the larger dining room. We stayed in one of the cottages which is very nice with the exception of the mattress cover and sheets not staying on the bed. Overall if you are looking for a romantic getaway The English Inn is a wonderful choice.


1st Anniversary Bliss

5 on March 29, 2018

We spent our wedding night at this marvelous Inn and it was amazing! Fast forward one year and we stayed in the same room for our anniversary. Amazing food and ambiance make the English Inn a great place to spend time.


awsome

5 on March 29, 2018

We started coming here 5 years ago for our anniversary. we loved it so much that now we find reasons to come back a couple more times a year, besides our anniversary. You just cant beat the food, drinks and lodging.


Loved our stay at the English Inn

4.4 on March 26, 2018

Came for my wife's birthday. We stayed in the beautiful Windsor bedroom. Nice period touches. Magnificent décor. Quieter than I had expected. Nice country setting only a few minutes from Lansing. Outstanding staff does the little things that make a difference. The breakfasts were tasty, and cleverly presented, but the house coffee was weak by my personal standards. We had supper at the Inn twice, and I was impressed with the chef's skills. My steaks were both excellent, and the accompanying sauces were superb. The Piano player is a clever touch.


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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: $205 - $205

Cambridge

Five guest suites are available in the Honeysuckle Cottage each booked individually. The Cambridge suite includes a queen size bed, electric fireplace and jacuzzi style tub in a private bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Cotswold

Five guest suites are available in the Honeysuckle Cottage each booked individually. The Cotswold suite includes a queen size bed, electric fireplace and jacuzzi style tub in a private bathroom.

  • 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: $205 - $205

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: $205 - $205

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: $205 - $205

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: $175 - $175

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: $155 - $155

Chelsea

The Chelsea room features a quaint country feel.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

Stratford

Five guest suites are available in the Honeysuckle Cottage each booked individually. The Stratford suite includes a queen size bed, electric fireplace and jacuzzi style tub in a private bathroom.

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

$145 - $145

Bristol

The Bristol room is a suite room located in our Honeysuckle Cottage. The guest room features a king sized bed, two person luxury shower, gorgeous views overlooking the meadow and Grand River, wet bar, as well as the option to adjoin with the Essex room.

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

Essex

The Essex room is a suite room located in our Honeysuckle Cottage. The guest room features a king sized bed, two person luxury shower, gorgeous views overlooking the meadow and Grand River, wet bar, as well as the option to adjoin with the Bristol room.

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

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Location

Location Type

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, 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, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Croquet

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited $40 fee for each additional guest beyond double occupancy
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First nights stay
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Erik Nelson

Languages spoken

English

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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

Cooked-to-order

  • 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.


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