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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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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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