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County Farm Park – Lamp Post Inn Information

If your looking for fun, warm weather activities within walking distance of the Lamp Post Inn, then look no farther than the County Farm Park!  The County Farm Park is located at the southwest corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Platt Road and is just a short walk from the Lamp Post Inn.

This 141 acre park was originally the location of a poor house and insane asylum from the 1830′s to the 1920′s, later it was converted into the Washtenaw Infirmary until it was shut down in the 1970′s.  Talk about some interesting history!  By the 1990′s the land had fully transitioned into the wonderful park it is today.

County Farm Park is host to many different kinds of nature trails.  There is a walking trail through the Britton Woods Nature Area, an 18-acre wood lot designed to be a reflection of the Ann Arbor landscape in pre-settled times.  You can also journey through the Country Farm Nature Area which was originally agricultural land but has been re-naturalized, and is a great spot for birdwatching.  In addition to these two areas there is a perennial garden, walking/jogging/biking trails, a playground, picnic areas and a community garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lamp Post Inn is an Ann Arbor Motel, offering comfortable rooms, affordable rates and friendly service.  For more information, or to make a reservation please visit the Lamp Post Inn’s website, or give us a call at (734) 971-8000

 

Judy Collins at The Ark – June 22, 2014

Legendary folk songstress, Judy Collins, will be performing at The Ark, Sunday June 22nd, 2014.  If you are one of the lucky few ticket-holders to this sold out show, and looking for overnight accommodations, the Lamp Post Inn is offering discounted room rates.  We are located only two miles away from The Ark and downtown Ann Arbor.  Our rooms are comfortable, affordable and our service is kind and friendly.  Just enter promo code: ARKEVENT when booking your stay online.

Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of folksong interpretations and contemporary themes. Her career has spanned more than 50 years. In 1961 Judy released her first album, “A Maid of Constant Sorrow.” at the age of 22 and began a 35-year association with Elektra Records. She interpreted the songs of fellow artists, particularly the social poets of the time such as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs and Tom Paxton. Judy was instrumental in bringing singer-songwriters to a wider audience, including Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and Randy Newman. Judy’s career has included new album releases in every decade since the 1960s, and she’s written books including “Sanity & Grace,” a memoir focusing on the death of her only son and the healing process that followed. Judy Collins is still a relentlessly creative spirit who’s writing, performing 80 to 100 dates a year, and nurturing fresh talent. -excerpt taken from theark.org

 

University of Michigan Sports Camps and Clinics – Summer 2014

This summer the University of Michigan will be holding a great number of sports camps and clinics for young athletes.  The University of Michigan, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a leader in sports training and their summer camps and clinics are a fantastic opportunity for aspiring athletes to fine tune their skills. While many of the camps offer overnight lodgings for participants in the college’s dormitories, many accompanying family members and associates are required to find other accommodations.  The Lamp Post Inn, an Ann Arbor motel, is located only two miles away from the University of Michigan’s main campus.  We offer comfortable rooms at affordable prices and friendly service.  We are also pleased to offer discounted room rates for guests that are in town for one of the Universities many sports camps or clinics*.  Just enter promo code: CAMPUM when booking your stay online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more detailed information about the University of Michigan’s camps and clinics please visit their official website at www.mgoblue.com/camps. For more information about the Lamp Post Inn, please visit our website or give us a call at (734) 971-8000.

*discounted dates are subject to availability.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival – 2014

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is happening this year from June 13th to July 6th.  This festival is an annual celebration of arts and entertainment with over 140 concerts and exciting events happening in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The Lamp Post Inn is offering discounted room rates for attendees of the Summer Festival.  Just enter promo code: SUMMERFEST when booking your stay online.

The Summer Festival’s main events include:

An Evening of Classic Comedy with Lily Tomlin
Saturday, June 14, 8 p.m. Hill Auditorium

CAKE with special guest Wanda Jackson
Sunday, June 15, 8 p.m. Hill Auditorium

Cécile McLorin Salvant
Wednesday, June 18, 8 p.m. Power Center

Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Friday, June 20, 8 p.m.

MOMIX: Botanica
Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22, 8 p.m. Power Center

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Tuesday, June 24, 8 p.m. Power Center

Ask Me Another – NPR, Live Show
Thursday, June 26, 8 p.m. Power Center

Robert Cray and Mavis Staples
Saturday, June 28, 8 p.m. Power Center

Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory with special guest Tift Merritt
Wednesday, July 2, 8 p.m. Power Center

The Capitol Steps
Friday, July 4, 5 p.m. Power Center

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Summer Festival’s official website.

The Lamp Post Inn is located just two miles away from downtown Ann Arbor.  We offer clean and comfortable rooms at affordable rates.  Attendees of this event can receive a 10% discount just by entering the promo code: SUMMERFEST when booking their stay online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.B. King at the Michigan Theater – June 1st, 2014

Blues legend, B.B. King, will be in Michigan performing at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater on June 1st, 2014.  If you’re heading into town for this event and are looking for affordable accommodations the Lamp Post Inn is offering discounted room rates.  Just enter promo code: KING when booking your stay online.

“15-time Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee B.B. King has defined the blues for a worldwide audience for more than half a century. Since he started recording in the 1940s, he has released over fifty albums, many of them classics. Soon after his first number one hit, “3 O’Clock Blues,” in 1951, King and his guitar Lucille began touring and haven’t stopped since. He has performed at the Michigan Theater many times throughout his career, most recently in 2004.” – excerpt taken from michtheater.org

Tickets are available online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.   Prices range between $35 and $60, with limited Gold Circle seating also available.

The Lamp Post Inn, an Ann Arbor motel, is located just 2 miles away from the Michigan Theater and the downtown Ann Arbor area.  We offer comfortable and affordable rooms and are pleased to give a discounted room rate to attendees of this concert.  Just enter promo code: KING when booking your stay online.

Demetri Martin at the Michigan Theater – April 26th

Comedian Demetri Martin will be preforming at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater on Saturday, April 26th, 2014.  The Lamp Post Inn, an Ann Arbor motel, is pleased to offer discounted room rates for attendees of the show.  Just enter promo code: MICHTH when booking your stay online.

Demetri Martin rose to relative obscurity when he started doing stand-up comedy in New York City at the end of the 20th Century. Later he became a writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and then a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2003, Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival for his first one-man show, If I. He released a comedy album called These Are Jokes and then created and starred in his own television series called Important Things with Demetri Martin. His first stand-up comedy special, Demetri Martin. Person is considered by many to be his longest and only hour-long stand-up comedy special. Martin has appeared in movies as an actor, most recently in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion and most lengthily in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock. His first book, This Is a Bookby Demetri Martin is a New York Times Bestseller. Demetri has brown hair, and he is allergic to peanuts. You can find him at www.demetrimartin.com, at www.facebook.com/demetrimartin, on Twitter @demetrimartin, and in various places in the actual physical world.” – excerpt from michtheater.org

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 14 at 10 AM at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

The Lamp Post Inn is located only two miles away from downtown Ann Arbor and the Michigan Theater.  We offer comfortable rooms at affordable prices.  Attendees of this event can receive a discounted room rate just by entering promo code: MICHTH when booking their stay online.

The Blind Boys of Alabama at the Ark – March 20th

The Blind Boys of Alabama will be preforming at the Ark on Thursday, March 20th, 2014.  The Lamp Post Inn, an Ann Arbor motel, is pleased to offer a discounted room rate for attendees of this event.  Just enter promo code: ARKEVENT when booking your stay online.

“The Blind Boys of Alabama are an American institution, with a 60-year career that had its beginnings early in the era of modern African-American gospel music. Their sinewy harmonies and fiery vocal effects are instantly identifiable, and the sheer spiritual power of their music brings audiences to their feet and touches the soul. And when they really get down to the business of taking the audience to church, well, hold on to your hats. The Blind Boys have a new album, “I’ll Find a Way,” featuring such classics-to-be as “There Will Never Been Any Peace (Till God Is Seated at the Conference Table).” The album is a bit more hardcore than the Blind Boys’ other recent outings, drawing on the classic Sam Cooke/Soul Stirrers gospel style. Everybody should experience the Blind Boys once, but they’re no relic: since 2000, they’ve won five Grammys and four Gospel Music Awards.” – from theark.org

The Lamp Post Inn is located just two miles away from downtown Ann Arbor.  We offer comfortable rooms at affordable prices.  If you would like to receive a discounted room rate for this event just enter promo code: ARKEVENT when booking your stay online.

Discounted Hospital Room Rates at the Lamp Post Inn

Ann Arbor, Michigan is host to several fantastic hospitals and health care facilities.  Both the University of Michigan Hospital and Health System and the VA Ann Arbor Health System are about two and a half miles away from the Lamp Post Inn.  The Lamp Post Inn, an Ann Arbor motel, is pleased to offer a discounted room rate for patients and family members who are receiving treatment or attending appointments at any of the area’s health facilities.

For more information or to make a reservation please give us a call at (734) 971-8000 anytime between 7 am -11 pm.

 

 

Michigan Flyer Motorcoach Service

The Michigan Flyer motorcoach service is a fantastic option for traveling to and from Ann Arbor, Michigan and Detroit Metro Airport.  Essentially it is a luxury bus service that travels between East Lansing, Ann Arbor and  Detroit Metro Airport.  12 to 13 round trips are available daily, and there is long term parking available both in Ann Arbor and East Lansing.

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or from the driver.  They range anywhere from $12 to $42 depending on your departure point and whether or not it is a round-trip ticket.

Michigan Flyer arrival and departure locations are as follows:

  • East Lansing (Marriott Hotel)
  • Ann Arbor (Blake Transit Center)
  • Ann Arbor (Kensington Court Hotel)
  • Detroit Metro Airport (McNamara Terminal)
  • Detroit Metro Airport (North Terminal)

To purchase tickets, see a detailed schedule or for more information please visit the Michigan Flyer website.

The Lamp Post Inn is a comfortable and affordable motel located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  If you’re coming into town via the Michigan Flyer you can choose to depart at the Blake Transit Center.  From there you can easily transfer to one of Ann Arbor’s local buses and take route 4 down to the Washtenaw and Sheridan stop.  The Lamp Post Inn is located about 50 yards west from there, right at the Washtenaw and East Stadium Boulevard intersection.

The Pat Metheny Unity Group at The Michigan Theater – March 10th, 2014

Jazz fusion ensemble, The Pat Metheny Unity Group, will be performing at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater on March 10th, 2014.  Winner of 17 Grammy awards, Pat Metheny is a true living legend of the jazz world.  This is a show that jazz lovers will not want to miss out on.  The Lamp Post Inn is pleased to offer discounted room rates for attendees of this event.  Just enter the promo code: ARKEVENT when booking your stay online.

Tickets are still available for purchase at The Ark’s website.

The Lamp Post Inn is conveniently located only ten minutes away from The Michigan Theater and Downtown Ann Arbor.  We offer comfortable rooms at affordable rates, and by entering promo code: ARKEVENT attendees of this event are eligible for discounted room rates.