Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wild Goose Inn




Ooooh, I saw a really great place. It's called the Wild Goose Inn in downtown East Lansing. My Mother stayed here last Christmas when her house was in such disarray due to her kitchen remodel. When we were eating at the Peanut Barrel the other day, she showed me the place and I asked if I'd like to take a look around. I think my mother wanted to just show me the front room - but I asked to see some rooms. The innkeeper gave us quite a tour and I'm seriously thinking about spending a few days here when I come in October.

You can see the habitrail in the background. :) I didn't even notice that until now.

This is the bathroom sink in the Great Lakes Room. The colors in this room are what I call Michigan colors. They are dark and rich and colors of autumn and earth. I tend to paint my homes in these colors (and in Florida they aren't nearly as popular) but it's what makes me happy. I'm usually not fond of the sink on top of the cabinet, but I did like the look of this sink. The tiles in the house were fantastic! I hope you can see them in a few of the 360º virtual tours. Here's the Great Lakes room - HERE.


The portholes in the GL room were from real ships. They were fabulous! Not to mention, they let in so much light. Most of the rooms, if not all, are connected to an outdoor space. Some are just a tiny little space, just enough to sit on a built in bench. Others have a giant patio with a table and umbrella.

There is a link to the 360º virtual tour of this room. If you'd like to see it - click here. This room was inspired by the book "Where The Wild Things Are." I wouldn't have guess it immediately, but once I got into the room...I could see it.

I was just amazed at that ceiling. They leaves were individually made from a joint compound/plaster type substance (I have forgotten what he told me) and then placed on the walls and ceiling. The veins were carved into each leaf before it dried. It was quite a spectacular room.

Some of the rooms were done years ago and others have just recently been finished. The older rooms are a little less ornate, but all of the rooms were quite lovely. I can see why my mom decided to stay here for a few days last year.

This is the side of the house that butts up next to a parking lot...where just a few steps away is the neighborhood entrance to the Peanut Barrel. (that I mentioned a few days ago, here) Isn't that just a gorgeous view?!

If you are ever going through East Lansing, MI - maybe dropping off a kid for college at Michigan State University - or visiting friends, consider staying at the Wild Goose Inn. I think you'll love it.

I hope you have a fantastic day!
Kristin

3 comments:

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I want to go too! Maybe I can bunk with you! LOL! It's gorgeous!

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh - - - I LOVE it. Maybe we should have a blogger's party there!!!

I'm really not kidding - - - maybe we could set a weekend, and MEET there. Wouldn't that be FUN???

jb said...

I wanna join that party...even tho I am a slacker blogger! But I LOVE EL and MI! Wasn't this house a student slum when we lived there?!