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English Inn Gift Certificates and New Year’s Eve Dinner Special

December 7th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

It may be hard to believe but the end of another year is upon us. Make the most of your end of the year celebrations with English Inn Gift Certificates and our annual New Year’s Eve Dinner Special!

The historic English Inn Restaurant & Pub is more than just a fine Michigan bed and breakfast. Our award winning restaurant, overlooking the Grand River, is one of the area’s most popular dinner destinations. Best of all, we’re located on the lush and historic, 15-acre Medovue Estate in Eaton Rapids, MI, just a half hour from Lansing.

Consequently, one of the very best gifts you can give this year – or any – is an English Inn Gift Certificate.

English Inn Gift Certificates – The Perfect Present

Give the gift of travel and relaxation this holiday season with a gift certificate to the English Inn Restaurant & Pub.

English Inn Gift Certificates are flexible, with no set amount or restrictions. They  can be used for a meal at our award winning restaurant, or drinks in our English-style pub. They can also be put towards a stay in one of our historic inn’s luxurious guest rooms or cottages.

English Inn Gift Certificates never expire and may be purchased in two ways.

Call us at 517.663.2500 and we’ll mail you an elegantly designed, English Inn Gift Certificate printed on heavy card stock for you to fill out. You can also buy them online for instant email delivery for you to print out at home.

Best of all, when you give the gift of an English Inn Gift Certificate, it’s more than a simple present; you’re gifting them an experience!

The English Inn 2018 New Year’s Eve Dinner Special

The English Inn Restaurant & Pub’s New Year’s Eve prix-fixe, four-course dinner is the perfect way to welcome the New Year!

Our New Year’s Eve Dinner Special includes your choice of appetizer and entree, a house salad, and a dessert. At midnight, you’ll toast the new year with a glass of sparkling champagne. While our dinner menu will give you an idea of the entrees we offer, our New Year’s Eve menu will, of course, include some very special additions!

Make your reservation now before all the seats at our Lansing area restaurant are snapped up – and Happy Holidays from everyone here at The English Inn Restaurant & Pub!

Potter Park Zoo 2018 Wonderland of Lights and Winter Wine & Stein

November 16th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Potter Park Zoo 2018 Wonderland of Lights and Wine & Stein 2018Lansing’s Potter Park Zoo is always good for a visit – but during the holiday season it really shines. In fact, the zoo’s annual Wonderland of Lights and Winter Wine & Stein events have become a part of the area’s holiday traditions.

The Lansing area hosts a number of popular, annual holiday events – Silver Bells in the City, Winter Glow, and Christmas at Meridian Historical Village, to name just a few.

Two popular events that help to make the Lansing holiday season bright every year are held at Potter Park Zoo. Actually, the zoo hosts numerous special events throughout the year.

Potter Park Zoo

1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, MI 48912
Potter Park Zoo is home to more than 500 animals from 160 different species, many of which are threatened or endangered. Their population includes African lions, Amur tigers, snow leopards, black rhinos, meerkats, lemurs, mandrills and more. The zoo opened in the 1920’s and has been wowing visitors ever since.

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ELFF 2018 – The 21st Annual East Lansing Film Festival

October 5th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

ELFF 2018 East Lansing Film FestivalELFF 2018, Michigan’s largest and most diverse film event, celebrates its 21st anniversary this year. Feature-length, short subject, and documentary films, along with special guests, and related events fill out the festival week. November 1st through the 8th, 2018.

It’s hard to believe we’ve reached autumn already but at least it brings good things: cooler temps, fall foliage, and the return of ELFF!

ELFF (East Lansing Film Festival) is an annual film festival that brings independent films from around the world to Michigan. These films present other cultures, viewpoints, and backgrounds with the hope that they will enlighten, entertain, and educate audience members.

The festival includes both feature-length and short subject films, as well as documentary and student films. Many of those included in the festival are making their screen debut here in Lansing, which is doubly exciting.

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The English Inn, One of the Finest Eaton Rapids MI Restaurants

September 10th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Couple dining at one of the finest Eaton Rapids MI RestaurantsThe English Inn Restaurant and Pub,  just 20 minutes south of Lansing, is well known locally as one of the finest Eaton Rapids MI restaurants. The English Inn specializes in pairing gourmet meals with fine wines and craft beers. In fact, we have earned several awards for our fine dining and acclaimed wine list.

Enjoy a drink before dinner in our authentic English Pub, one of the area’s best kept secrets! Our warm and inviting wood paneled Pub offers hand crafted cocktails and many locally produced craft beers. A starter of Escargot or Baked Brie will tantalize your taste buds in anticipation for dinner.

You’ll be greeted with terrific service in our dining room, not to mention the beautiful ambiance, and expansive views of our gorgeous grounds. Savor Dinner specialties like Lobster and Scallops, Rack of Lamb, or a house favorite: Chateaubriand for Two. This stunning meal centers around a sixteen ounce, center cut beef tenderloin, presented and carved at your table. This is accompanied by mushroom cap duxelle, tomato Florentine, vegetables, and whipped potato. Delish!

After dinner, enjoy a relaxed drink or dessert. Top off your evening with a stroll on the grounds and views of the Grand River. Perfect!

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Prime Music Festival and Other September Events Near The English Inn

August 6th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Prime Music Festival 2018Prime Music Festival 2018

September 14-15, 2018 at Lansing Michigan’s Adado Riverfront Park.

General Admission to Prime Music Festival Michigan includes more than twenty artists over two days, all on one stage! This year’s artists include Diplo Russ, 3LAU, Big Wild, Lil Skies, Lost Kings, Loud Luxury, SmokePurpp, Tee Grizzley, Yung Pinch, and more. (plus a disco!) Attendees will enjoy local food vendors, beer and liquor, sponsor activities and giveaways. And all of it inside beautiful Adado Riverfront Park. For tickets and more info please visit: primemichigan.frontgatetickets.com

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Free Jazz Performances at Lansing JazzFest 2018

July 2nd, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Lansing JazzFest 2018Ahoy jazz lovers – the 24th annual Lansing JazzFest is set for August 3rd and 4th, 2018! This popular festival of great jazz performances sees local, regional, and national acts pulling out all the stops in the streets of Lansing’s Old Town.

Lansing JazzFest brings two full days of jazz and fun to Old Town Lansing. The event always attracts large crowds of 7,000 plus to hear free, live performances of often new and rare jazz.

Though the music is definitely the focus, that’s not all there is to the event! JazzFest also includes an booth-city of vendors selling excellent fresh food, arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, and more. You’ll also have the chance to grab a seat in The Turnaround Lounge.

The Turnaround Lounge will be selling wine pours, along with both canned and draft beers. Further, the Turnaround Lounge is a prime location to enjoy music from both JazzFest’s main stages. A seat in the Turnaround Lounge is only $5 a day – but seating is limited so you’ll want to grab yours before they fill up!

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Michigan Wineries Near Our Eaton Rapids Inn and Restaurant

June 15th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Michigan Wineries Near Our Eaton Rapids InnMany don’t realize it but Michigan produces some excellent wines. In fact, there are a number of Michigan wineries near our Eaton Rapids B&B, The English Inn Restaurant & Pub!

Michigan boasts well over 100 commercial wineries and a variety of wine trails. If you’re a wine enthusiast, you likely already know how great an experience visiting a winery can be. If you’ve never had the experience, however, you’re really missing out. Visiting a winery is a great way to discover new wines, meet interesting people, and learn about the wine-making process.

When you stay at The English Inn Restaurant & Pub, you’re in the heart of Southeast Michigan Wine Trail. Our Lansing area B&B is within easy driving distance of many Michigan wineries.

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Lansing Michigan Events Near The English Inn

May 11th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Lansing Michigan Events Near The English InnSummer is rapidly approaching and, as it does, things are both literally and figuratively heating up! Planning on being in the area this spring? You’ll be happy to hear there are plenty of Lansing Michigan events planned near our Eaton Rapids inn!

Last time out, we talked about all the great antique-shopping opportunities near The English Inn. As I’m sure you already know, that’s not all there is to in our area!

While it’s true that Eaton Rapids is smaller and more remote than Lansing, that’s the appeal! Our home, on the historic Medovue Estate, is a calm oasis of manicured gardens and old world splendor along the Grand River. A soothing contrast to Lansing’s endless hustle and bustle.

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English Inn – A Most Romantic Lansing Wedding Venue!

March 23rd, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

English Inn Restaurant & Pub - a romantic Lansing wedding venueThe English Inn Restaurant & Pub isn’t just one of the best restaurants and lodging options in the Lansing area. Our historic, romantic, and manicured grounds also make us a very popular Lansing wedding venue!

If you’re on the hunt for that perfect Lansing wedding venue, look no further: you’ve found it! English Inn Restaurant & Pub is THE place for the most romantic, picture-perfect Michigan wedding you can imagine. The historic grounds of our Lansing-area estate rests in the peaceful countryside of Eaton Rapids.

Our Tudor revival mansion was built in 1927 by the Reuters and named Medovue. The lush grounds of our estate are situated along the Grand River, just seven miles south of Lansing. 16 acres of groomed gardens, walking trails, and the majestic English Inn all make for the perfect Lansing wedding venue.

Thinking of having an outdoor ceremony?
Say your vows from our pergola on the wooded banks of the Grand River! English Inn’s beautiful pergola is surrounded by a garden with a fountain whose gentle tinkling merges with the sound of the river. Our spectacular also make for a wonderful and romantic outdoor ceremony setting.

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Celebrate Spring At The Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend 2018

February 12th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend 2018March is Maple Month but Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend 2018 is just one of many events the Lansing area will see in celebration of the approaching spring.

Spring begins March 20th this year and the oncoming warmth of the season brings renewal, greening, and – of course! – maple sugaring time! Every year, the maple harvest begins anew. Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend celebrates Michigan’s oldest crop: pure Michigan maple syrup!

Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend is actually three weekends:
Southern Michigan – March 17th & 18th
Northern Lower Michigan – March 24th & 25th
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – March 31st & April 1st
Maple farms here in the Lansing area will be celebrating Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend March 17th and 18th.

These special weekends provide you with the opportunity to experience the maple sugaring process at one of Michigan’s many maple farms. Maple farms and sugar houses across the state will open their doors to eager, maple-loving visitors. Guests will see tapped trees, learn the harvest process, and smell the amazing scent of boiling maple sap.

Maple is used for more than just syrup. It is also used to make maple candy, maple cream, maple sugar, and more! Many of the participating maple farms will not only provide an overview of the maple sugaring process but also a taste. Some will have samples of syrup, others may offer a full pancake breakfast! Many will have a variety of homemade maple treats, like maple taffy, to sample – yum!

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