Vitosha Guest Haus & Pinocchio Theatre
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Located in an historic Castlestone Complex, just minutes from University of Michigan classrooms, Vitosha boasts lodging for 32 in English period surroundings with cyber savvy amenities. Ten lodgings include six fireplace rooms, all baths en suite. We accommodate kosher and vegan breakfast requests (no meat at table).
Chess sets, cozy reading nooks, a formal Concert Hall with raised stage and puppetry performances; gardens with grape, English roses, quince and a lily pond all serve to entertain lodgers. We use green laundry methods, are avid recyclers, and encourage guests to use our down comforters and wear a sweater to lessen our environmental impact. Children under ten stay free. Pets on the premises, no smoking indoors please.
Since Vitosha Guest Haus' inception, the proprietor has envisioned a Cultural Center component, to be a noteworthy complement to Ann Arbor's other fine entertainment, academic and artistic venues. Artists both far and near are invited to participate. Writers, choreographers and visual artists are invited to submit applications for residence at Vitosha, with opportunities to teach workshops, exhibit and sell, and stage televised panel discussions.
Vitosha Guest Haus is the 3rd incarnation of Dr. Dean Meyer's historic home (1917), restored and refurbished by the Constantinovs, a decade ago. Following the tenure of the Unitarians, who added two buildings to the complex, it now serves as a sophisticated lodging, retreat, cultural and conference venue, just minutes from Central Campus classrooms. For guests' amusement it features a Holtkamp pipe organ in the Hall and period furnishings - while maintaining a cyber savvy environment for scholars and business people. Lodging has been expanded to feature private baths in ten rooms, breakfast and WI-FI, with six fireplace rooms. Thirty-two (32) guest capacity. Extended Stays
On-campus, stylish manorhouse living in Gothic mansion, by the week or month. Rooms with en suite wireless internet, baths, telephones, A/C and TV, with a formal breakfast served daily and maid service at no cost, as well as one load of laundry per week. Ask us about our meal plan for bagged lunches, or dinner upon your return, accommodating kosher, vegan and other restricted diets, in a non-smoking environment. Maintain your privacy, yet be able to seek the company of kindred spirits. Suitable for relocations, longer term business or academic engagements, and those with great expectations. Pets on the premises.
- By the Week: $600 + tax
- By the Month: $1,500 + tax
Imagine your next business engagement in Ann Arbor just minutes from downtown, at competitive corporate rates: a fireplace, down comforter, free on premise parking and wireless, great coffee and the New York Times. Work in your room, at an outdoor cafe table, or in one of our cozy leather wingbacks.
Early breakfasts (beginning at 6:45, if necessary) with colleagues joining for an additional $10. We can provide faxing, small duplication jobs, arrange your cab service, and make our Hall available for your presentation, with in-Haus catering for up to forty colleagues. Also appropriate for small weddings.
When your staff or clients require an intimate, confidence inspiring meeting environment, Vitosha offers blood pressure lowering acoustics, excellent coffee, healthful breakfasts and luncheons at competitive prices. Business amenities include wireless internet (indoors and out), in-house catering (40 or fewer), private meeting spaces, and parking. Preferential pricing for frequent stays. Faxing services upon request, and fireplace rooms available for executive travelers.
For your pleasure and profit we offer the following four areas, one of which is certain to suit your occasion:
- For conferences and large gatherings we offer the Concert Hall, with auditorium seating for 80 (formal dining for 65), with a raised stage for presentations. Tables and chairs on site, microphones, projector screen, piano, and Dessert Loft for breakout sessions.
The Green Room is available for small groups (up to 20), suitable for break out sessions, and formal breakfasts.
For a cozy "schmooz", or a confidential business engagement, the Dessert Loft seats 15 in wingbacks and Flemish sidechairs. Also a great perch for filming and recording staged presentations.
- The Gazebo Garden is a seasonal offering, with formal outdoor dining for 40. Umbrella'd tables and lawn chairs for summer naps, reading or laptop work.
Vitosha is appropriate for a small or second wedding venue, with guest lists of 65 or fewer. Bar mitzvahs, rehearsal dinners, banquets and recitals are also welcome.
In any season Vitosha Guest Haus offers a variety of environments and amenities for small conferences, seminars, workshops and performances. In Haus food preparation for groups of 40 or less, otherwise you may call our regular caterers for pricing: Food for All Seasons (734)747-9099, The Produce Station (734)663-7848, Zingermans (734)663-3400, or Moveable Feast (734)428-9526.
Gratis offerings include ten 60" round tables, vintage folding chairs, various soft furnishings and hardwood chairs for twenty; wireless for conferences, stage lights and sound system, also a projector screen. Demonstrated proficiency required to play the pipe organ and baby grand piano. A small heating surcharge is made during the coldest months.
Restrictions include a no hard liquor policy and no DJ's, with only foods from a licensed catering kitchen allowed. Please plan on a Hall closure time of 10 PM, with no amplified music in the Gazebo Garden, where there is an earlier closure time (8 PM) due to neighbors' proximity.
- Recital: $150 (3 hrs.),
- Conference: $350 (per day),
- Wedding: $600 (combined with Gazebo Garden $1000).
Welcome To Ann Arbor
The Ann Arbor area is the state's rare jewel: a small, friendly town with big city sophistication; a world-class educational and high-tech research center nestled in a peaceful rural setting; a close-knit community of charming neighborhoods with a rich mix of cultures.
Although geographically small, the area is perhaps most renowned for its cultural offerings. From exclusive art exhibits to performances by jazz legends, there are abundant opportunities to enjoy arts and culture. More than 30 independent bookstores, dozens of unique galleries, and a variety of top-notch museums - including the newly-renovated University of Michigan Museum of Art - are all within the downtown limits.
The Ann Arbor area also offers a bounty of recreational activities for those looking to golf, hike, or cycle, and three metroparks are within a short drive of the city center. In the warmer months, the area offers an array of street festivals and outdoor fairs. The award-winning Ann Arbor Art Fairs draw an annual crowd of nearly 500,000 as the streets of downtown are transformed into an outdoor art gallery. In the fall, football Saturdays are more than just events - they are experiences, as more than 100,000 people fill "The Big House" to watch the Wolverines. In the winter, holiday light festivals and the Ann Arbor Folk Festival are always crowd pleasers.
Dining aficionados will appreciate the nearly 300 restaurants within a 20-mile radius of Ann Arbor. Options range from old-fashioned Italian bistros to trendy, contemporary American restaurants. Many offer alfresco dining in the warmer months, which, when combined with the array of jazz and dance clubs in the area, makes downtown Ann Arbor a vibrant destination for nightlife. Excerpt from http://www.annarbor.org
African American Cultural & Historical Museum
Alber Orchard & Cider Mill
Ann Arbor Art Center
Ann Arbor Civic Theater
Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase
Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Ann Arbor Ice Cube
Ann Arbor Spice Merchants
Ann Arbor Sunday Artisan Market
Arbor Brewing Company
Arctic Coliseum Ice Arena
Ave Maria Fine Art Gallery
Bixby Marionette Exhibit
Brae Burn Golf Club
Brookside Golf Course
Buhr Park Pool & Ice Arena
Charles Baird Carillon
Chelsea Area Historical Society Museum
Chelsea Center for the Arts
Chelsea Community Farmers Market
Chelsea Farmers Market
Chelsea Milling Company
Chelsea Teddy Bear Factory Store
Chelsea Toy Museum
Concordia University (The Kreft Center for the Arts)
County Farm Park
David R. Byrd Center
Dexter Area Historical Society & Museum
Dexter Cider Mill