Saturday, April 26, 2014

Eastern Michigan University Graduation April 27, 2014

Congratulations to the Class of 2014.  

Graduation ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. for the College of Arts and Science and the College of Technology and at 2 p.m. for the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of Health and Human Services.

Commencement is always a time of great joy and yet nostalgia for both students and parents. I know I was so proud of my children when I saw them walk across the stage to receive their diploma. They were now armed with a hard earned education that would launch them into their careers and adult lives.  Best wishes for a successful and happy future.

Chris Mason

Monday, April 7, 2014


"Inns and Outs" , by Chris Mason, innkeeper

Because the house that became the Parish House Inn bed and breakfast once housed ministers and their families, it has attracted more than the usual number of guests who are also  ministers or in a related profession.  This past week I have had a retired minister and his wife, a minister who changed direction within his church,his wife who is  an organist for her church, and a man who is becoming a minister in midlife.  Over the years I have had the pleasure of hosting many church groups in addition to ministers and their spouses. We are fortunate to have Concordia University and the district headquarters of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, located on the banks of the Huron River on the East side of Ann Arbor.  It is just a short ten minute drive from the Parish House Inn, which is also set on the banks of the same Huron River. I always  look forward to hosting the alumni, parents, friends and guest of Concordia University. It is easy to go to our website and check availability and book a room right on line.
Concordia University Campus House

Here is a short history of the Inn;

The Victorian house that is now the  Parish House Inn bed and breakfast, was originally located next to the First Congregational Church on Adams Street in Ypsilanti.
The House was built in 1893 and was the home for the minister of the church until the 1950's when it was used as a Sunday school and office building. In 1987 the church decided to build a better building and because the location is in the Historic District, had to have the structure moved.   So it was moved to 103 S. Huron Street, totally 
renovated as a bed and breakfast which opened in
August of 1993.
Concordia University sign

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Twin beds in Room 3 at the Parish House Inn bed and breakfast

Room 3 twin beds
 Room 3 at the Parish House Inn bed and breakfast offers a twin bed option.  When you are making plans to visit the area with a friend or family member you can share the room.  So many people visit the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area for concerts, plays, Eastern Michigan and University of Michigan events, as well as to see family and friends.  Our location allows for easy access from I-94 and connections to local roads to get you anywhere easily.

Room 3 offers you antique maple furniture, a private bath with a shower, TV/DVD combination, soap, shampoo and free wifi. To add to your convenience, there is a desk for your computer, extra electrical connections for all of your mobile devices and local area guide books and magazines to browse through at your leisure.  Be sure to make a request for twin beds when you book the room on  line.  

Room 3 Twin beds

Chris Mason, innkeeper