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West Circle Music Series – Chopin

October 24th, 2010 by insideout

Lansing and the surrounding area are fortunate to have Michigan State University – the whole community benefits from the wide variety of concerts, art shows, lectures and sporting events offered by the MSU. Many guests of our Eaton Rapids luxury inn come to town to see or participate in activities at the university.

Panayis Lyras

This week, on Thursday, October 28, 2010, the MSU College of Music celebrates Two Hundred Years of Chopin, part of the West Circle Music Series. There is still space available at our Lansing area bed and breakfast, so give us a call and come to down for an evening of delightful piano music.

Pianists Panayis Lyras, Deborah Moriaty, Alan Nathan, Dereck Polischuk, Minsoo Sohn, George Vatchnadze and Ralph Votapek will take on Chopin. Expect to hear Opus 73 to the Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Gondo in C major for Two Pianos, and Op. 60, among others. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m., but a preview lecture by Carol Hess begins at 6:45 p.m.

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Michigan Apple Cider and Wine

October 14th, 2010 by insideout

Cider apple

Apple Cider = the taste of fall.

Autumn is one of the most delightful times to visit Michigan farms. Hay rides, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes are fun no matter how old you are – five or fifty. Harvest festivals abound at this time of year, and guests of our Eaton Rapids inn enjoy them.

Uncle John’s Cider Mill is about forty five minutes north of our Southern Michigan inn. The historic Cider Mill, used as a Cattle Barn in the early 1900’s, features a Cider Press, Donut Shop, and seating area. In September and October, visitors may witness the pressing of the cider (typically on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays). Enjoy fresh or mulled cider or try Uncle John’s award winning Hard Apple Cider. All taste like fall.

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Cool Off in Sleepy Hollow

August 17th, 2010 by insideout

Rent a rowboat at Sleepy Hollow Park.

If you feel like  exploring some of the natural beauty of Michigan while staying at our Lansing area bed and breakfast, head to Sleepy Hollow State Park, in nearby Laingsburg. Less than an hour from the inn, Sleepy Hollow offers miles of shaded hiking trails and a lake that is perfect for boating and swimming.

Start with a super night’s sleep in one of the historic rooms of our Lansing Michigan bed and breakfast. In the morning, greet the dawn with a stroll through our English gardens or out to the gazebo overlooking the Grand River. After breakfast, begin your journey to Sleepy Hollow.

You may want to pick up picnic supplies in Lansing on the way to the park. Once there, you may rent kayaks, paddleboats, pontoons and rowboats. If you’re an angler, you’ll probably want to spend out on Lake Ovid, but if not, you may enjoy escaping from the sun to the cool of the woods; over ten miles of trails meander through prairie grasses and hardwood forests.

By the time you return to our Lansing Michigan bed and breakfast, you’ll be ready for dinner. You may have a casual meal at our English pub, or a more formal dinner in our DiRoNa restaurant.

Our Eaton Rapids Restaurant is now a DiRoNA

July 5th, 2010 by insideout

We are pleased to announce that our Michigan bed and breakfast restaurant has been accepted to DiRONA.

Dine outdoors this summer at our DiRoNA recognized restaurant.

DiRona stands for Distinguished Restaurants of North America. According to their website, the goal of this non-profit organization “is to recognize restaurants that strive for consistent excellence, and to help consumers find the very best in distinguished dining…. A DiRōNA restaurant is not classified by seating numbers or gross sales, but by the attention to detail shown in every aspect of your dining experience: hospitality, cuisine, ambiance, service.”

At some point in the recent past, anonymous judges from DiRoNA dined at our Michigan fine dining restaurant and were pleased by their experience. We are honored that our Eaton Rapids inn, restaurant and pub is one of only four restaurants in the state of Michigan awarded entrance into DiRoNA.

We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of our team – without you, we could never have done this. We’d also like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of you who let us feed you.

We hope you’ll make time to come dine with us this summer. Stay at night or two at the inn, or simply come for a good meal.

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