Street View Image of First Street Garden Inn
Street View Image of First Street Garden Inn

First Street Garden Inn

549 S First Street Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Our Location

The Inn was built at the turn of the 20th century and is located just off Main Street on the edge of what is called The Old West Side of Ann Arbor.

It is nestled on a quiet, tree-lined street only a five-minute walk from downtown Ann Arbor or the U-M football stadium, and ten minutes to U-M's North Campus facilities, including Ross Business School and the Law School.

Our address is 549 S First Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. First Street is a one-way (North to South) street two blocks west of Main Street. We are on the east side of the street between Jefferson on the north and Madison on the south. Our Blog address is

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Our Facilities

We have two guest rooms you can choose from, each with a private restroom.

The Garden suite has a sitting room and en suite bath, and its bedroom is a little larger than the Art Deco bedroom. Both rooms sleep two people.

While our facilities are very comfortable, please keep in mind they are in a house over 100 years old. This means the bedrooms are on the second floor and are smaller than modern structures.

While it takes a few extra seconds for hot water to come up from the basement, the vast majority of our guests have no problem with anything and consider their stay with us exceptional.


Custom breakfast and high-speed wireless Internet are included in the cost of your room. Both guest rooms include a telephone and clock, and there is a TV in the Garden Suite sitting room.

The Inn is an ALLERGY FRIENDLY environment as it is pet-free and non-smoking. The fully air-conditioned home offers a cozy, romantic blend of past and present.

A piano, stereo, and afternoon tea are available, and all guests are welcome to share the den to watch TV. Throughout the inn are many comfortable antiques, original hardwood floors, decorative woodwork, and stained glass windows.


Rates range from $150-$175 per night. We have a two-night minimum stay with discount pricing for long-term guests and special event pricing.

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Garden Suite's Bedroom

Garden Suite's Sitting Room

Garden Suite's Restroom

Art Deco Bedroom

Art Deco Room's private restroom

The warm glow of Christmas tree lights complements the colored light through the stained glass window

Christmas tree adds more downhome ambiance to the parlor

The beautiful stained glass in the parlor window

Romantic Parlor furnishings

Guests can play the piano in the parlor if they are inclined.

Come relax in the parlor or sitting room

All guests are welcome to use the first-floor parlor.

halloween decor in the dining room

Family heirloom on the buffet

 More romantic period decor in the dining room

A white peony from our garden enlivening the dining table

The stained glass in dining room windows

The buffet and cuckoo clock in the dining room

This lovely room is where you will enjoy the wonderful breakfasts included with your stay. Home-baked pastries, cereal, fruit, gourmet coffee or tea, and a variety of main dishes, with accommodation for special dietary requirements.

The kitchen has contemporary fixtures and holds the artworks of Kathy's granddaughter

A custom breakfast requested by one of our guests

Teaset in the kitchen's garden window

The hallway goes through to the kichen

Stairway to second-floor bedrooms

The warm entry hallway.

This warm entryway helps ensure you feel right at home as soon as you come in.

Our Golden Trowel Award

Front view from Garden Suite

Winter front view from Garden Suite

Spring-time streetside image of garden

Another Spring-time image of front garden

One more Spring-time image of front garden

Follow us into the backyard!

A Pink Tree Peony

White Peony Bush

Overview of back garden from rear porch

Overview of back garden

Overview image of back garden

Climbing orange roses

Some climbing roses

More climbing roses

Red roses

Thanks for visiting our garden