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Capital City Film Festival, 2012

March 19th, 2012 by insideout

The Capital City Film Festival will be in Lansing April 12-15, 2012.

Lansing Michigan luxury lodging and fine dining.

Enjoy dinner by the fireplace after attending the 2012 Capital City Film Festival.

This Film Festival celebrates homegrown talent: films made by Michigan filmmakers, often in Michigan. Cinephiles, don’t miss this! Make your travel plans now at The English Inn, a Lansing area Bed and Breakfast.

In addition to outstanding feature films, shorts, and documentaries, The Capital City Film Festival hosts engaging discussions about filmmaking and the film industry. Live music rounds out the experience. This is a terrific opportunity for anyone and everyone who enjoys good film.

The English Inn is located close to Lansing, in Eaton Rapids. Enjoy luxurious lodging and fine dining during your stay. Call (800) 868-0598.

Please visit Capital City Film Festival for tickets and additional information.

Relics of the Big Bang

March 5th, 2012 by insideout

“Relics of the Big Bang” is a fantastic new planetarium show at Abrams Planetarium, at MSU. It  leads viewers on a grand adventure: “a journey of exploration through the unknown mysteries of the universe.” Along the way, some of the most cutting edge work being done today by CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is revealed: research that extends from Geneva, Switzerland to East Lansing, Michigan. The information is presented in a concise and clear way, so even people unfamiliar with this type of research should find it interesting. It may also boggle the mind.

MSU Planetarium Show near Lansing Inn.

Expand your mind. See "Relics of the Big Bang" at Abrams Planetarium.

Learn more about the Large Hadron Collider and the ATLAS detector. Explore Dark Matter and the Higgs Particle. It will rock your world.

You’ll want time to digest what you’ve seen. The best place to do that is over dinner at our Lansing area fine dining restaurant. See “Relics of the Big Bang” at 4:00 p.m. some Sunday, then head to The English Inn for dinner and a metaphysical discussion. Don’t worry, the food will help keep you grounded.

“Relics of the Big Bang” also shows at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. If you prefer to have your mind blown on a full stomach, have an early dinner at our Lansing restaurant and then see the show.

Please see Relics of the Big Bang for more information.

Go Spartans!

September 15th, 2011 by insideout

Touchdown MSU!


Fall means the return of rain in the Pacific Northwest and brilliant foliage in New England. It means relief from extreme heat in the southeast and southwest, and it means shorter days and longer nights in Alaska. Yet all across the country, north to south, east to west, fall also means football. And that’s a good thing.

Our Lansing, Michigan, Bed and Breakfast sits in the backyard of Michigan State University (figuratively speaking, of course). Each fall, we welcome the return of the Spartans with open arms. Each September, we clear our throats and get ready to cheer for the MSU Football Team.

The Spartans have had nothing but wins so far this year. They walloped Youngstown State 28-6, and they crushed Florida Atlantic 44-0. This Saturday, we’ll face stiffer competition at Notre Dame. We feel optimistic.

Many families stay with us or dine at our Lansing Restaurant while in town to drop off their students. For some, we’re as much a part of the “Back to School” tradition as packing the car. Their victories are our victories, their defeats our defeats.

We hope to see many fans at our Lansing pub to celebrate a victory after the game on Saturday, and in the coming months. Go Spartans!

Tour the Michigan Capitol

September 5th, 2011 by insideout

The English Inn, our Eaton Rapids Michigan Bed and Breakfast, is just 30 minutes from the Michigan Capitol, the Michigan Historical Museum, and the Hall of Justice. We all admire these buildings as we travel past them, but it’s good to be reminded that it is possible to tour them, as well.

Michigan Hall of Justice

Visit the Michigan Hall of Justice.

A good place to start is the Michigan Historical Museum, located near the Capitol and the Hall of Justice. The Museum contains many items from the state’s past, from the First Peoples who lived here prior to the arrival of Europeans, to the present. Special Exhibits change frequently. For up to date information, please visit Michigan Historical Museum.

The Michigan Hall of Justice is truly splendid. This six story limestone masterpiece, crowned with a glass dome, stands at the west end of the capitol mall. The words “freedom, truth, equality, and justice” are etched in the marble entrance, an invitation to citizens. Walk-in visitors are welcome, and refreshments may be found at a café in the south wing. Tours are available for groups of eight or more; please call 517.373.7229 for reservations.

The Michigan State Capitol is no less impressive than the Hall of Justice that faces it. The rotunda is a work of beauty, seen from the outside or from the floor beneath it. The Michigan State Capitol welcomes visitors. Tours are offered frequently, though they do tend to fill far in advance. Tour Information is available at Michigan State Capitol.

Whether you are staying at our Bed and Breakfast near Lansing for business or pleasure, you will surely enjoy visiting the Michigan Capitol, the Hall of Justice, and the Michigan Historical Museum.

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