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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!

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

December 7th, 2021 by Corey A. Edwards

English Inn New Year's Eve Dinner Special 2021Close out 2021 in style with the English Inn New Year’s Eve Dinner Special! Our specially prepared, four-course holiday dinner, served in posh, historic surroundings, is the perfect way to top off your year – and without breaking the bank!

The English Inn Restaurant & Pub is equally famous in the Lansing-area for both peerless accommodations and fine dining. Our historic, 1927 Tudor Revival mansion, located on the lush, 15-acre Medovue Estate overlooks the Grand River and is just a half-hour’s drive from downtown Lansing.

Entering the estate, you’ll discover an oasis of old-world beauty and class mostly long forgotten. The classic architecture of the mansion features handcrafted mahogany, marble, and slate details and is surrounded by acres of sculptured gardens. It is the perfect venue for that special holiday dinner, wedding reception, anniversary, or just a chance to unwind in rarefied surroundings.

Our restaurant has received numerous awards over the years, including the DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurant of North America), the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, and the Open Table Diner’s Choice. Along with our award-winning fine cuisine, we also offer an extensive, nationally recognized wine cellar. Visitors also enjoy relaxing with a pint or two in our intimate Dickens’ English pub.

2021 English Inn New Year’s Eve Dinner Special

English Inn New Year's Eve Dinner Special 2021The 2021 English Inn New Year’s Eve Dinner Special is a four course meal including salad and your choice of appetizer, entree, and delectable dessert at only $99 per person. Alcohol and other beverages are additional with your prepaid reservation for parties of 2 to 6.

Reservations for the 2021 English Inn New Year’s Eve Dinner Special are always popular and will not last long. Reserve your table now before they’re all gone!

You say you missed out or can’t make it on New Year’s Eve? No problem! The English Inn restaurant is open all through the holiday season and with special, early dinner hours! Enjoy fine dining in our dining room, pub, or outdoor conservatories this holiday season.

See December’s dinner menu and book your dinner reservation today!

English Inn Gift Certificates

English Inn New Year's Eve Dinner Special 2021Give the gift of travel and relaxation this holiday season with a gift certificate to the English Inn Restaurant & Pub. An English Inn Gift Certificate is much more than your average present, it’s the gateway to a sublime experience!

English Inn Gift Certificates have no set amount or restrictions. Consequently, 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 one of two ways:
Call 517-663-2500 and receive an elegantly designed, English Inn Gift Certificate printed on heavy card stock for you to fill out and present. English Inn Gift Certificates are also available online for instant delivery. Simply print the gift certificate out for your recipient. So easy!

Happy Holidays!

Potter Park Zoo Wonderland of Lights 2021 and Other Area Holiday Events

November 8th, 2021 by Corey A. Edwards

Potter Park Zoo Wonderland of Lights 2021The holidays are nearly upon us and the excitement is in the air. Everywhere you look there are bright lights, festive decorations and the calendar is loaded with fun events to attend. Things like Wonderland of Lights at Potter Park Zoo, Lansing’s Silver Bells In the City, East Lansing’s Winter Glow and more!

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the end of the year holidays always bring such a warm and happy glow with them. Who doesn’t enjoy the sight of twinkling holiday lights in an otherwise cold and dark winter’s night? If you plan on being in the Lansing area this holiday season, you’ll find plenty to enjoy throughout both November and December.

Here at The English Inn Restaurant & Pub, we’ll be decorating the estate in its holiday finest and planning scrumptious holiday dinners. We are so looking forward to sharing the joys of the holiday season with you!

Our Lansing area restaurant and inn may be located outside the city – but only just. The fun and bustle of Lansing and other area hot spots are just minutes away from our quiet country estate. The best of both worlds: an exciting playground to explore with a quiet and comfortable homebase to return to. Perfect!

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Silver Bells In the City and Other Area Holiday Events

November 15th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Silver Bells in the City 2019The end of the year holidays are rapidly approaching so now is the time to make those holiday getaway plans. Silver Bells In the City, Winter Glow, and many other seasonal events here in the Lansing area are coming right up!

If you’re thinking of enjoying the festivities in the Lansing-area, now is the time to acquire your accommodations.

The English Inn Restaurant & Pub in Eaton Rapids is just a half hour’s drive from the city. When it comes to refined relaxation, however, the plush appointments and attentive service of our Eaton Rapids bed and breakfast is worlds away!

Book your stay at The English Inn Restaurant & Pub today!

Silver Bells in the City 2019

November 22nd

Silver Bells in the City is one of the biggest and most popular annual holiday events in the Lansing area. Every year the city is set to glowing with thousands of sparkling lights, festive decorations, and tons of happy fun.

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