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Lansing’s 2011 Festival of the Sun

June 21st, 2011 by insideout

Lansing’s 12th Annual Festival of the Sun takes place Saturday, June 25, 2011, between 2 and 11 p.m. Guests of our Lansing Michigan Bed and Breakfast always rave about this festival, and we are frequently booked months in advance. It is, simply put, a feast for the soul. Why? Because nothing celebrates the solstice like good food, good wine, and good music.

Festival goers need bring only their appetite – everything else is provided.

Featured wines this year come from Michigan, California, Argentina and beyond. They’ll be paired with food ranging from delicate stuffed grape leaves to “trailer park’d” burgers and bratwursts. New this year at the Festival of the Sun is the Pairing Tent, where festival-goers may enjoy an authentic wine tasting experience: three wines will be served with a sample sized three-course meal. Attend and you’ll have the menu for your next dinner party.

It wouldn’t be a festival without live music. Look forward to music by the Elevator Conspiracy, the Tree Hut Kings, Summer of Sol, and more. Wisaal, Tania Hayward, and Sunny Side Up will play the acoustic stage, along with several others. Music should accompany all of your tastings, be they food, drink, or both.

Sound fun? It always is. If you can’t make it this year, be sure to put it on your calendar next year. When you do, be sure to book a room at our Lansing Bed and Breakfast.

Festival of the Sun is June 25, 2011.

For more festival information, please visit Festival of the Sun.

Southeast Michigan Wine Celebration

April 5th, 2011 by insideout

Wine tasting along the SE Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail, April 9 – 10, 2011.

Today’s pioneers don’t need to travel by wagon across thousands of miles of dangerous terrain. Today’s pioneers are boldly creating wine in Southeast Michigan. Meet these brave people this weekend, April 9 – 10, 2011, during the Southeast Michigan Wine Celebration.

Our Lansing Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Southeast Michigan, close to several of the wineries on the SE Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail. Spend a night or two at the English Inn as you traverse the countryside in search of local vineyards and wine.

At each participating winery, wines will be paired with appetizers or desserts prepared by local chefs. The food should pair excellently with the poured wines and help cleanse your palate between bottles. It will be a gustatory delight for oenophiles and foodies.

Participating SE Michigan wineries include:

  • Burgdorf Winery
  • Sleeping Bear Winery
  • Cheery Creek Cellars
  • Ch√Ęteau Aeronautique Winery
  • Sandhill Crane Vineyards

 

Allow your days to culminate with a meal at our fine dining Lansing MI restaurant at the English Inn and Pub, then retire to your luxurious room.

Advance tickets for the SE Michigan Wine Celebration must be purchased by April 7, 2011. For more information contact (517) 764-0679 or visit Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail.

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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