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

Peaceful getaway

4.6 on July 23, 2017

Staff very friendly and helpful. This Inn is a beautiful historic home, it is a great place to just get away from city life and see how a family used to live here. Highly recommend a stay at the Englis Inn.


Overnight guest for onsite wedding

5 on July 17, 2017

Wonderful service. Very clean room and comfy bed. Great breakfast in the morning!


Celebrated our 48th anniversary

4.6 on July 10, 2017

Had a nice afternoon playing croquet and the dinner was outstanding. Of course, the wine was an added benefit.


A Blend of Old and New

4.6 on June 29, 2017

Wonderful place to get away for weekend. Views from the modern cottages are great. The breakfast in the morning is very good, along with very tentative service.


Lovely Weekend Wedding

4.8 on May 05, 2017

The English Pub tucked away in the basement of the main building was outstanding. The bartender was very knowledgeable and accommodating. I stayed in the Bath room and it was so nice and quaint. Breakfast in the morning was delicious and the grounds were well kept. Definitely going to keep this in mind for future weekend getaways and recommended it to others.


First Time Visitor

5 on May 02, 2017

I was highly impressed with my entire experience at the English Inn! From check-in, the beautiful room, dinner in the pub and the delicious complimentary breakfast, I was wowed! I will definitely be back the next time I'm in the area!


Great B and B

5 on May 01, 2017

The room was great, bed very comfortable. Dinner and breakfast was exceptional and so much of it..everyone was very pleasant and helpful carrying suitcases etc. can't say enough good things. .A beautiful setting and we had good weather...


Amazing Experience!!!

5 on April 27, 2017

My wife and I got married at the grounds, and stayed the night 13 year ago! It has been our go to place for any special occasion or event ever since that first experience. We just celebrated her Birthday this past weekend and the stay was amazing as always! The special dinner package is an amazing deal and we highly recommend it.


beaitiful.place

5 on April 23, 2017

The good was amazind. Creme Brulee was to die for. We had a wonderful night out and stay!


The English Inn

4.8 on April 16, 2017

The rooms were beautiful. The bed was soft, and for someone with a bad back, it felt wonderful. My only complaint about the room is that it was a little too warm and I couldn't find a way to adjust the heat. My breakfast choice was Quiche Loraine and it was very good. I will definitely come back.


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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

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: $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

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, 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
  • Cancellations: We have a seven day cancellation policy, any room cancelled prior to seven days will be able to be refunded.
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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

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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