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September 19, 2016

When you hear “Michigan”do you think Detroit?

Posted by: Chris Mason

When you hear “Michigan”do you think Detroit?


When you hear “Michigan”do you think Detroit?


I would like to introduce you to my little corner of Michigan. The Ann Arbor – Ypsilanti area. It's only 30 minutes from Detroit, but offers a whole different vibe. So many people come to visit the universities then discover so much more. I love to help people make the most of their stay by helping them discover what to do, where to go and who to see in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area.

Ann Arbor is the big city with over 125,00 people, and home to the world class University of Michigan. My bed and breakfast, the Parish House Inn, is just minutes away in Ypsilanti. This typical college town, is home to Eastern Michigan University.
I would like to introduce you to my little corner of Michigan. The Ann Arbor – Ypsilanti area. It's only 30 minutes from Detroit, but offers a whole different vibe. So many people come to visit the universities then discover so much more. I love to help people make the most of their stay by helping them discover what to do, where to go and who to see in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area.

Ann Arbor is the big city with over 125,00 people, and home to the world class University of Michigan. My bed and breakfast, the Parish House Inn, is just minutes away in Ypsilanti. This typical college town, is home to Eastern Michigan University. Founded is 1823, there are 800 buildings in the Historic District. It's the second oldest city in Michigan, after Detroit. The Ypsilanti Historical Museum has a wealth of information on the city in it's archives.

Ypsilanti is only 4 square miles with a population of 23,000, and so it's easy to walk or ride a bike to everything. I have lived here for 23 years and seen many changes. Today Ypsilanti is a vibrant city with an active art scene, museums and local restaurants, coffee houses and craft beer in our two districts.

Just steps away from the Inn is the Downtown area. I love to visit locally owned shops for women's clothing at Mix, architectural antiques at Materials Unlimited, gifts and gags at the Rocket, dine at the Red Rock Downtown BBQ or Bona Sera and finish with a gourmet ice cream treat at Go!Ice Cream Alley store.

Our second area is the Depot Town district, a 10 minute walk through Riverside Park. In this 2 block area are the Sidetrack Bar and grill, Aubree's pizza and the Maize Mexican Cantina are favorites with guests. Don't miss the Automotive Heritage Museum and Fire House Museum are book ends to this district. From June to September, the street is closed for Cruise Night every Thursday. Tuesday's are for motorcycle lovers. Need more food? There's the Ypsilanti Food CO-Op and a Coffee house. Shops for gifts

Riverside Park is on the banks of the Huron River, between the two districts. Local events like car shows, concerts and festivals set up there. Be sure to bring your walking shoes and take advantage of the trails along the river.

Some of my guests stay for several days to explore the Hidden Gems and small towns within a thirty minute drive.

By Chris Mason, has been the Chef/innkeeper at the Parish House inn bed and breakfast for 23 years. To get a copy of her cook book "7 Recipes to get You Out of bed For Breakfast Every Morning" CLICK HERE.


Contact information:
email: chris@parishhouseinn.com
telephone: 734-480-4800

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