Parish House Inn

About the Parish House Inn


 

This Queen Anne style house began its life as a parsonage in 1893 and was moved to the current location in 1987. When you step inside our Michigan Bed and Breakfast you are greeted by gleaming hardwood floors, graceful tulip light fixtures and ceiling fans. The seven guestrooms are off the narrow hallway, which allows for maximum privacy and comfort. All of our travel accommodations have central air and heating and wireless internet service.

In the kitchen/breakfast room area you will find beverages, glassware, a "bottomless" cookie jar and popcorn always available. The hearty breakfast consists of seasonal fresh fruit, juices, the signature dish of Michigan Baked Oatmeal, plus pancakes, waffles, French toast or an egg dish, freshly baked breads and locally roasted, freshly ground coffee and tea. This hearty meal is served every morning in the breakfast room adjacent to the kitchen where discussion of the days plans and activities are shared. Innkeeper, Chris Mason has published a cookbook, Fifteenth Anniversary: Best of Breakfast Menus & Recipes.

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Guests say that the Parish House Inn reminds them of the quaint small hotels or "Pensiones" found in the villages and town of Europe. Historic Ypsilanti, founded in 1829 and located on the Huron river, also has the  European tradition of a walkable city with Pubs, restaurants, shops, museums and parks.


In the warmer months, sit on the two person bench to watch the ducks floating by on the Huron River below. If you prefer, relax on the secluded patio that is surrounded by a wall of climbing roses, a bed of day lilies, and pots of geraniums. Many photos of this area on our  Blog and Facebook page.

It is a convenient stop just off I-94 and US 23 for travelers with Michigan vacation plans or for a business stay.

Fun Facts about Ypsilanti
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  • General Demetrius Ypsilanti, a hero in the Greek war for independence, inspired the name.
  • Ypsilanti has the second largest Historic District in Michigan.
  • Presidential visits included Ulysses S. Grant and Bill Clinton
  • Miller Motors Sales in Historic Depot Town is the nations sole surviving Hudson dealership and is also the auto museum.
  • Preston Tucker opened his first plant in Ypsilanti where he worked on the prototype of the Tucker automobile.
  • Ypsilanti was home to "the real McCoy" - engineer and inventor Elijah McCoy.
  • Mr. Shelly B.  Hutchinson of the S&H Green Stamps developed the whole idea of trading stamps in Ypsilanti.
  • Domino's Pizza first store was established in Ypsilanti on December 9, 1960.
  • I-94 was the first interstate highway in the US and Ypsilanti was the location of the first triple decker highway bridge.
Parish House Inn   |   103 South Huron Street Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197   |   (800) 480-4866   |   (734) 480-4800   |   ParishInn@aol.com
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