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Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2023 at The English Inn

January 23rd, 2023 by Corey A. Edwards

Valentine's Day Getaway at The English InnLet that special someone know just how much they mean to you with a romantic, four course, Valentine’s Day Dinner at the English Inn Restaurant & Pub!

The English Inn Restaurant & Pub is well known in the Lansing area for its rich history, romantic ambience, and fine dining. Irving Jacob Reuter spared no expense when constructing the stately, Tudor Revival mansion on 15 acres overlooking the Grand River. Old-world grandeur and romance thrives in every curve and detail of the home and manicured grounds.

This is especially true during Valentine’s Day. In fact, English Inn Restaurant & Pub has been named one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, among other awards over the years. Come see for yourself with our romantic, four course, Valentine’s Day dinner!

Valentine’s Day Four Course Dinner

Celebrate a romantic Valentine’s with a special, four course dinner at The English Inn!

Our four course dinner starts off with a selection of appetizer and a fresh, English Inn salad. Your choice of entree follows and it’s all topped off with a selection from our decadent dessert tray. Delish!

Dinner is pre-paid $105 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations open from 4pm to 8:30pm on February 14th, 2023. Beverages are additional.

Reserve your place now, while we still have tables left!

Dinner isn’t the only romantic offering we have for Valentine’s, either. You can also enjoy some of the Lansing area’s finest accommodations and save with our Ultimate Getaway lodging package.

The English Inn Ultimate Getaway Package

English Inn Valentine's Day dinnerThe English Inn Ultimate Getaway Package is just what it says: our premiere dinner and overnight lodging package.

The package includes champagne dinner for two, breakfast, and  accommodations in one of our finest rooms or cottages.

Your romantic Champagne Dinner includes a bottle of sparkling wine, an appetizer to share, two specially prepared entrées, and two desserts.

The guest rooms and cottages available for the Ultimate Getaway are our finest and most luxurious. They include:
Windsor Room: Named for the Royal Family, this was the master bedroom of the original owners.,  complete with rose marble fireplace and four-poster bed.
Somerset Room: This spacious room boasts a whirlpool tub, original four-poster bed, stunning sunsets, and rolling countryside views.
Ivy Cottage: This picturesque cottage, renovated from a milking barn, offers a Jacuzzi tub for two, a charming fireplace, and a deck overlooking the river and meadows.
The Croquet Cottages: Our newly cottages overlook the grounds, croquet court, and river with Jacuzzi tubs, gas fireplaces, and king size beds.

All accommodations include cable television, luxurious linens, morning coffee service, and, of course, breakfast.

We also offer some romantic add-ons that you can purchase to enhance your stay. Things like red wine and gourmet chocolates waiting for you in your room or morning mimosas.

Be sure to visit our Michigan lodging packages page to learn more and take advantage of these special offers.

Weddings at the English Inn

Eaton Rapids Wedding VenueOf course, the ultimate romantic expression of love is marriage. Luckily, The English Inn also excels as a picture perfect Lansing wedding venue. With our stunning grounds, expansive lodging, and full-service, on-site restaurant, we have everything you need for your wedding, large or small.

Medovue Hall can accommodate up to 200 and a variety of dining rooms perfect for 50 or fewer guests. Outdoor weddings are also an option and our 16 acres of lush gardens overlooking the Grand River provide endless photo opportunities.

Best of all, our dedicated staff of experienced professionals is here to assist you. Let us help with planning and executing all the logistics of your big day so you can focus on being in the moment.

View our Lansing wedding pages for more information or call (800.858.0598) or email (info@englishinn.com) with any questions you may have.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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2022 in Review at Our Lansing Area B&B, Restaurant, & Pub

December 19th, 2022 by Corey A. Edwards

The English Inn Lansing Area B&BWe’re rapidly approaching the end of another year here at The English Inn Restaurant & Pub, our award winning, Lansing area B&B – and what a year it has been! 2022 went by in such a flash that it’s hard to believe we’re about to serve New Year’s Eve dinner! Looking back over the year, we’re reminded of all the wonderful guests and fun times we had and fills us with expectation for next year. What happy surprises will 2023 hold?

The English Inn Restaurant & Pub has provided top-notch, award winning restaurant and lodging service in the Lansing area since 1989, yet we never seem to tire of it. That’s because we absolutely love providing true comfort and relaxation to our guests.

Our Lansing area B&B is located on a historic, 15-acre estate just 20 minutes from the capital city. The inn, restaurant, and pub our housed in Medovue, a classic, Tudor revival mansion built in 1927 by the Reuters. The manicured grounds overlook the Grand River and are lush with groomed gardens and nature trails.

The English Inn restaurant is well known as one of the area’s finest, with an acclaimed wine list and paired gourmet meals. We’re also a coveted wedding venue, offering romantic, picture-perfect ceremonies on our sculpted grounds.

We also offer unparalleled, overnight accommodations in our historic inn. Overnight guests enjoy a full, complimentary Gourmet Breakfast. Fresh fruit and muffins baked from scratch in our kitchen, followed by quiche and other specialties – all fresh and prepared daily.

The English Inn Restaurant & Pub is more than just a Michigan bed and breakfast. More than just an award winning, Lansing-area restaurant. Our location on the historic 15-acre Medovue Estate, overlooking the Grand River in Eaton Rapids, MI qualifies us as a bona fide destination all on our own.

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Lansing Silver Bells In The City 2022 & Other Holiday Events

November 3rd, 2022 by Corey A. Edwards

The English Inn Restaurant and Pub holidays 2022It’s holiday time once again and you can feel the excitement building for time off with family, friends, and fun, festive events. When it comes to this latter, the Lansing area has plenty to offer, and then some.  Beloved traditional events like Lansing Silver Bells In The City, Potter Park Zoo’s Wonderland of Lights, the MSU’s annual Arts and Crafts Holiday Show, and so much more!
There’s nothing like the end of the year holidays to put a smile on your face and a glow in your spirit. Home and stores are brightly lit, people are in good spirits, and the scent of chocolate and spice seems to be everywhere.

Those coming to the Lansing area during the holiday season will find no end of fun things to do and see, and we welcome you to The English Inn Restaurant & Pub. Our convenient location, on a manicured country estate in Eaton Rapids, is only a half hour’s drive from the bright lights of the city. Guests of our inn enjoy all the noise and excitement of the city that they want to, knowing there’s a quiet and secluded retreat to return to.

We’re also home to The English Inn restaurant, an award winning, popular dining destination located just steps from your room. Add in the manicured beauty of our historic estate and it’s hard to imagine wanting to stay anywhere else.

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Explore the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

October 16th, 2022 by Corey A. Edwards

Eli and Edythe Broad Art MuseumLovers of art and architecture will enjoy a visit to the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. The museum, also known as the MSU Broad, exhibits significant art from around the globe, in a stunning building designed by internationally known architect Zaha Hadid.

There’s nothing quite like a visit to an art museum. That’s because, when you’re viewing art, you’re communing with the artist, in a way. Getting a glimpse inside their head to see what and how they think. Fine art is not just beautiful or fascinating but inspirational, informative, thought provoking, or moving. One often comes away from a good art museum feeling refreshed, thoughtful, and motivated.

If you agree than you will not want to miss an opportunity to visit the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. The museum opened its doors on the MSU campus, in East Lansing, in 2012. It is named in honor of two longtime supporters of the university and the arts.

The 46,000-square-foot museum was built to replace the much smaller Kresge Art Museum. Many come just to take in the building’s multifaceted exterior of pleated stainless steel and glass. More beauty awaits inside, however.

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East Lansing Film Festival 2022 – 25th Anniversary

September 30th, 2022 by Corey A. Edwards

East Lansing Film FestivalMichigan’s largest and second oldest film festival, the East Lansing Film Festival (ELFF), celebrates 25 years in 2022 and this year’s festival promises to be extra special! November 2nd through the 10th, 2022.

ELFF celebrates the silver screen with a week long, world-class exhibition of independent films in Lansing every year. The festival’s 9 days see over 100 films, including feature-length films, short subject, and documentaries.

Festival films are chosen for their alternate viewpoints, cultures, and backgrounds in the hopes that they will be enlightening as well as entertaining. Many of the films even premiere at the festival. Exciting!

So exciting, in fact, that even celebrities attend. Screenings at the East Lansing Film Festival draw not just fans but also industry insiders. Big names like Oliver Stone, Michael Moore, and Bruce Campbell, to name but a few past luminaries.

This will be doubly true at this year’s festival. 2022 marks ELFF’s silver anniversary and attendees can expect lots of special events and guests. Most of the details are still under wraps but excitement is building for Michigan’s largest and most diverse film event.

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Discover Color on a Michigan Fall Foliage Drive

August 12th, 2022 by Corey A. Edwards

Michigan Fall Foliage DriveThere’s nothing quite as arresting as nature decked out in its bright, autumn colors and fall 2022 is set to be more colorful than ever. Here at The English Inn, we’re surrounded by beautiful countryside, a front row seat to the annual Michigan fall foliage show!

Summer is a wonderful time and it’s always sad to see it go but at least we have multi-hued autumn to soften the blow. That’s especially true for Michigan’s fall 2022. We’re expecting a warm September and early October, which should result in brighter, more vibrant colors come mid to late October, when the colors peak.

Our Eaton Rapids bed and breakfast, The English Inn, is located on a 15-acre estate overlooking the Grand River. Our groomed gardens and nature trails are always lovely but this is especially true in fall when the leaves change. Enjoy a traipse along the grounds or take it all in with a drink from the comforts of our English Pub.

Our location in Eaton Rapids surrounds us with a scenic countryside of woodlands, rivers, and farms. In fact, we’re part of one of Michigan’s most popular fall foliage drives. A 150 mile loop tour that runs through Grand Ledge, Hastings, Battle Creek, and Eaton Rapids.

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Attend Michigan JazzFest and Bluesfest 2022

July 10th, 2022 by Corey A. Edwards

Michigan JazzFest 2022 and Michigan Bluesfest 2022Music lovers visiting the Lansing area this summer won’t want to miss Michigan JazzFest (August 4-6) or Michigan Bluesfest (September 15-17) if they can help it. Both festivals draw great bands and artists, along with thousands of fans, to Lansing’s Old Town every year. Best of all, both are less than a half hour’s drive from The English Inn Restaurant & Pub!

One of the best things about life here on the Medovue Estate in Eaton Rapids, MI is that it’s quiet, calm, and just a short drive away from all the lights and excitement of Lansing. People visit us as a respite to the noise and stress of the modern world.

A stay in one of our rooms, dinner at our restaurant, a drink in our pub, or even just a simple walk on the grounds will quickly sooth any wrinkles in your brow and lift the weight of the world from your shoulders.

Here on the Medovue Estate, you’re surrounded by soothing, old world and natural beauty with Michigan’s Capitol City just minutes away. Shop, site-see, attend events like Michigan JazzFest 2022, and balance it all with the quiet comforts of a stay at The English Inn. Perfect!

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It’s Eaton & Ingham County Fair Season!

June 10th, 2022 by Corey A. Edwards

Ingham County Fair 2022Summer is nearly here and with it two of the state’s finest county fairs! Both Eaton County Fair and Ingham County Fair 2022 are just weeks away … and less than 20 minutes from The English Inn Restaurant & Pub!

Who doesn’t like a county fair? Cotton candy and carnival rides, tractor pulls, livestock, horse racing, fireworks, loads of live entertainment, and more! Whether you live in the area or are just stopping by for a visit, it’s hard to beat such good, clean fun like a county fair.

Michigan, like most states, is home to numerous county fairs and two of the state’s biggest and best are held within easy driving distance of our Lansing-area inn. In fact, Ingham County Fair is almost 170 years old!

While the historic English Inn may seem worlds away from a county fair, we’re actually just minutes from both. Consequently, you can spend as much time as you like at the fair, knowing that the comforts of your room at English Inn are just a short drive away.

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Meridian Historical Village – Doorway to the Past

May 14th, 2022 by Corey A. Edwards

Meridian Historical VillageStep back into the past with a visit to the 19th century via Meridian Historical Village in Okemos, MI. This popular and unique attraction is home to a 7 historic buildings, a variety of special events, and is only a half hour from The English Inn.

Many guests of The English Inn Restaurant & Pub visit or stay with us, in part because of our elegant and warm, old world feel. While the modern world has numerous wonders and conveniences we’ve come to rely on, sometimes it’s nice to slow down and simplify a bit.

English Inn is located on the historic Medovue Estate in Eaton Rapids, MI. Our manicured grounds and lush, 1920’s mansion offer peace and refined relaxation with modern conveniences in an old world setting.

Those who enjoy this calmer, slower world will also likely enjoy a visit to Meridian Historical Village in Okemos, MI.

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Attend East Lansing Art Festival 2022

April 10th, 2022 by Corey A. Edwards

East Lansing Art Festival 2022Get set for East Lansing Art Festival 2022! This outdoor, two-day celebration of art and culture features over 180 juried artists, live music, an international food court, and more! May 21st through the 22nd, 2022 in downtown, East Lansing, MI.

If you enjoy art, you do not want to miss East Lansing Art Festival 2022. The annual, juried fine art festival has been a mid-Michigan tradition since 1964, attracting hundreds of artists and thousands of art fans to East Lansing’s downtown every year.

2022 marks a hopeful return to a full festival after two years of pandemic-related restrictions and limitations. This means getting back to 180 or more artists in attendance and a return to an interactive artist area. Who wouldn’t enjoy meeting and speaking with talented artists about their work? Fascinating!

East Lansing Art Festival 2022 also sees a return to a full stage lineup, with 12 live performances on the schedule. Attendees can also enjoy free activities and artist demonstrations.

Another popular festival feature is the international-style food court. Here you’ll find local vendors offering an array of delicious global flavors. Yum! Even better, the MSU Spring Arts and Crafts show is held simultaneously and just across the street from the festival.

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