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Attend East Lansing Film Festival 2023

September 23rd, 2023 by Corey A. Edwards

East Lansing Film Festival 2023Grab some your popcorn and hit your seats, East Lansing Film Festival 2023, Michigan’s largest and longest-running non-experimental film festival, is just weeks away! November 9-15, 2023.

The East Lansing Film Festival (ELFF) celebrates its 26th year in 2023 by continuing to showcase independent films from around the world. The popular event showcases films from around the world. Formats include short films, feature films, and documentaries.

Festival films are chosen for their unique viewpoints, cultures, and backgrounds, with the idea that a film can be as enlightening as it is entertaining. Many of the films even make their premiere at the festival! All are eligible for ELFF Audience Awards. Cash prizes are awarded for Best Feature, Best Documentary, and Best Short Film.

Even more exciting, directors of films at the festival often attend,  joining in Q&A sessions and other festival events. Past years have seen such Hollywood luminaries as Michael Moore, Oliver Stone and Bruce Campbell.

Beyond films, ELFF also includes a host of special events, parties, and seminars. While most of this year’s details are still under wraps, excitement is building. Where will you be?

East Lansing Film Festival 2023

audience members at East Lansing Film FestivalThis year’s week-log festival is November 9th through the 15th, 2023. Screenings are at Studio C in the Meridian Mall, located at 1999 Central Park Drive in Okemos, MI. This is less than a half hour’s pleasant drive from The English Inn Restaurant & Pub in Eaton Rapids.

If there’s one way you can make this year’s film festival even better, it’s with accommodations at the English Inn Restaurant & Pub.

Our Eaton Rapids inn is located on the banks of the Grand River, just a half hour’s drive from the festival, yet worlds away when it comes to peace and quiet. Come soak in the genteel comforts of our plush, old world accommodations, sculpted gardens, and on site, award winning restaurant and English pub. You’ll wonder why you’ve ever stayed anywhere else! Book your stay at The English Inn Restaurant & Pub today!

Visit elff.com for tickets and more information. You can also follow the festival on Facebook.


Domaine Faiveley Wine Dinner – September 28, 2023

August 30th, 2023 by Corey A. Edwards

Domaine Faiveley in Burgundy, FranceThe English Inn is proud to announce an upcoming, Domaine Faiveley wine dinner with wine expert Ben Eberlein, from Wilson Daniels Importers. This wine dinner features wines from Domaine Faiveley, a vineyard located in Burgundy, France. September 28th, 2023 at The English Inn.

The English Inn Restaurant & Pub is an award winning, fine-dining restaurant in the Lansing area with an acclaimed wine list. It’s only natural that we should host wine-paired dinners featuring special guests like wine expert Ben Eberlein.

Domaine Faiveley is one of the largest vineyards in Burgundy, founded in 1825 in Nuits-Saint-Georges by Joseph Faiveley. Today, the winery is run by seventh-generation winemakers Eve and Erwan Faiveley. Domaine Faiveley is best known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.

Ben Eberlein is a passionate wine and beverage professional with an extensive history as a wine specialist.

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Don’t Miss Sun Dried Music Festival 2023

July 14th, 2023 by Corey A. Edwards

Sun Dried Music Festival 2023Looking for a fun, free event to attend this August? Sun Dried Music Festival 2023 offers two days of free, live music and an array of vendors in a festival atmosphere in historic, downtown Mason, MI. August 25th and 26th, 2023.

Who doesn’t love a summer concert? Live music is always entertaining but there’s something special about enjoying a band outside, with a crowd, in the bright summer sun. For many of us, it just isn’t summer without a show or two. If that describes your take on the subject, you’ll love the annual Sun Dried Festival.

2023 marks the 14th annual return of Mason’s popular Sun Dried Music Festival. The event always attracts a big crowd and this year’s event expects to draw over 10,000 music fans. Bands appear on one of two stages throughout much of the festival. This arrangement provides audiences with non-stop live music through most of the weekend.

Bands at the festival represent some of the best and most popular music artists in the region. Local, and occasionally locally based national acts, that are renowned for their musicianship, song craft, and ability to get a crowd up on its feet.

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Car Capital Auto Show 2023 at the R.E. Olds Museum

June 9th, 2023 by Corey A. Edwards

Car Show at the R.E. Olds Museum

Car Capital Auto Show 2023 at the R.E. Olds MuseumClassic car fans visiting the Lansing area this summer will not want to miss the 30th annual Car Capital Auto Show. This popular, annual event sees up to 225 gorgeous vintage, classic, custom, and modern cars vying for awards, plus food trucks, door prizes, music, and more! July 29th, 2023 at the R.E. Olds Museum in downtown Lansing, MI.

Just about everyone can appreciate the graceful lines and sparkling chrome of a gorgeous classic car. There’s something universally appealing about a well-designed, beautifully appointed, and lovingly maintained vehicle. It doesn’t even have to be an antique or classic – but it doesn’t hurt.

We here at The English Inn absolutely appreciate history, careful design, and striving for aesthetic excellence. Our historic grounds are a reflection of these very concerns. More to the point, we’re also very much connected to the Oldsmobile story. The opulent estate that The English Inn calls home was built by Irving Reuter in 1927, while he was General Manager and President of the Oldsmobile Corporation.

Further, the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum is just 30 minutes from the door of our Lansing area inn, pub, and restaurant. Drive to the city, spend the day taking in the sights and sounds of the show, museum, and other Lansing attractions, then it’s just a short hop back to the comforts of The English Inn. Unwind with a drink in the pub, dinner in our restaurant, or a stroll on our manicured grounds.

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Come On Out for Charlotte Bluegrass Festival 2023

May 12th, 2023 by Corey A. Edwards

Charlotte Bluegrass Festival 2023Bluegrass and mountain music fans will not want to miss the upcoming 2023 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival, Michigan’s largest bluegrass festival, celebrating it’s 51st year! June 22-24, at the Eaton County Fairgrounds in Charlotte, MI.

There’s nothing quite like a good bluegrass jam and the annual Charlotte Bluegrass Festival is all that and much more. This year’s event celebrates 51 years of bluegrass tradition with 3 full days of music by some of the biggest names in bluegrass.  The 2023 lineup includes Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, The Lonesome River Band, the Edgar Loudermilk Band, the Amanda Cook Band, The Kody Norris Show, The David Mayfield Parade, the Williamson Branch, Harbourtown Bluegrass, New Outlook, Full Cord, The Next Paige, and Crabgrass. Wow!

Attendees can also look forward to musician workshops and some of the best impromptu parking lot jams around. Are you a musician? Be sure to bring your instrument along!

You may also want to bring along a lawn chair or picnic blanket, though stadium seating will also be available. Concessions will be available for purchase at the event but you can also bring along your own cooler of goodies.

Camping for the festival is available at the fairgrounds but those preferring a higher grade of accommodations will be happy to learn that The English Inn is only 20 minutes away! That’s right: you can enjoy hours of great bluegrass music at the fairgrounds knowing that, once it’s over, all the comforts of The English Inn Restaurant & Pub await. A great combo for an utterly unforgettable weekend.

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Chateau de la Font du Loup Dinner at The English Inn

April 20th, 2023 by Corey A. Edwards

Chateau de la Font du Loup wine-paired dinnerThe English Inn is proud to announce an upcoming, Chateau de la Font du Loup dinner with Anne-Charlotte Mélia Bachas. This 5 course, wine-paired dinner features wines from the Rhone Valley, including Chateauneuf du Pape. May 16, 2023 at The English Inn.

The English Inn Restaurant & Pub is well known as an award winning Lansing area fine-dining restaurant offering gourmet meals and an acclaimed wine list. Now we’re upping the ante with an upcoming wine-paired dinner featuring famous vintner, Anne-Charlotte Mélia Bachas.

For those not in the know, Chateau de la Font du Loup (“Castle of the Fountain of the Wolf”) is an exceptional winery located in the heart of France’s Rhone Valley. The Rhone Valley is an extraordinary terroir, famous for its complex yet delightfully drinkable, high-quality wines. Anne-Charlotte Mélia Bachas’ family has owned the estate since 1942 and she, along with her husband Laurent, currently operate the winery.

Chateau de la Font du Loup Dinner

Our wine-paired dinner with Anne-Charlotte Mélia Bachas is scheduled for 6pm, on May 16, 2023, in The English Inn’s spacious and historic Medovue Hall.

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Lansing Lugnuts 2023 Season Schedule

March 22nd, 2023 by Corey A. Edwards

Lansing Lugnuts 2023 Season ScheduleSpring has sprung! The weather is warming, flowers are blooming, birdsong is in the air and … wait. What’s that? Did you just hear the crack of a ball against a bat? That’s right! Spring also means baseball season and a chance to enjoy Lansing Lugnuts home games at Jackson Field, less than a half hour’s drive from The English Inn Restaurant & Pub!

April is just around the corner and excitement is building for the Lugnuts 28th season. Whether you’re a rabid Lugnuts fan or just want to catch a game, 2023 promises lots of MiLB fun and excitement.

The Lansing Lugnuts are a Minor League Baseball team of the High-A Central and the Oakland Athletics’ Class A Midwest League affiliate. The team has won two Midwest League championships and hosted four Midwest League All-Star Games. 156 Lugnuts have gone on to the major leagues over the years, with more than 20 former Lugnuts currently active in the Majors. Consequently, Lugnuts games are very popular, drawing some 300,000 fans a season. In fact, the club holds the MiLB attendance record for an inaugural season!

Lugnuts home games, played at Lansing’s Jackson Field, are a great time and feature lots of fun promotions. Things like Tacos & Tallboys nights, fireworks, giveaways, entertainers, pet nights, and more!

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The English Inn – Award-Winning Lansing, MI Wedding Venue

February 15th, 2023 by Corey A. Edwards

A happy couple at our Award-Winning Lansing MI Wedding VenueThe English Inn Restaurant & Pub is proud to announce that our Lansing, MI wedding venue has once again won The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” award! This is our third such honor, having received it twice before, in 2013 and 2022.

This third award is no less exciting for us and we’re proud that our efforts to make each wedding we host picture perfect have not gone unnoticed. We cherish being a part of your big day and pride ourselves on creating special memories for all couples.

Now is a great time to plan your own big day and, if you’re looking for stand-out Lansing MI wedding venues for your ceremony and reception, look no further!

A Historic and Romantic Lansing, MI Wedding Venue

The English Inn is a historic, Tudor revival mansion, situated on 15 manicured acres along the Grand River, just seven miles south of Lansing. The mansion and estate, named Medovue, was built by the Reuters family in 1927 and retains the stately, old world look it had when they were its caretakers.

The lush and inviting grounds include formal English gardens that are perfect for outdoor wedding ceremonies. In fact, one of our most popular, outdoor wedding locations is a pergola on the wooded banks of the Grand River. The setting is surrounded by a garden with a fountain, which accentuates the pleasant sound of the river. A truly memorable outdoor ceremony location. You could hardly ask for a more beautiful setting. The photo opportunities are endless.

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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.

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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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