West Michigan has so many wonderful options for romantic outings and the best part is, none of them will break the bank. While staying at Castle in the Country Bed and Breakfast
we’ve found some perfectly romantic (and yet inexpensive) ‘Must Do’s’ while you’re enjoying our small town of Allegan, MI and the surrounding area. Here are our favorite suggestions for saving $$ but still getting the most out of your Michigan Couple’s getaway experience:
After checking in at Castle in the Country, head out to The Grill House
to grill your own steak, and try the Meal Splitter’s Deal, where you share the steak and each enjoy your own sides. You may find you don’t want to leave, so why not order a carry out gourmet pizza from The Grill House, located just 3 miles north of our Allegan Inn
, and enjoy in front of the fireplace of your guest room.
After breakfast, enjoy use of our snowshoes on beautiful wooded trails just outside your guest room door and after you’ve warmed up here and you’re ready for a little more adventure, head out to Bittersweet
for some exciting Michigan downhill skiing. Don’t forget to ask us for our discounted ski passes. We have passes that run about $5.00 cheaper than what you would pay at the gate.
There are three wineries in the area of our romantic Michigan getaway, FennValley
, St. Julian’s, and Warner’s. All three wineries offer FREE cellar tours and tastings in their tasting rooms. Couples staying at our romantic Michigan inn will receive a coupon for two free FennValley logo wine glasses with any purchase! Nearby Saugatuck also plays host to some tasting rooms including Tabor Hill, and Round Barn.
Later, you may want to head out to Salt of the Earth
in Fennville to enjoy some live music, appetizers, drinks, and dessert. Their S’more Dessert is a fantastic twist on a favorite classic and definitely large enough to share. If you’re staying with us on Sunday evenings Salt of the Earth hosts concert bands at 7:00 p.m. with tickets ranging in price from $5.00-$12.00. On February 13th Salt of the Earth will be featuring May Erlewine with Seth Bernard.
Finally, to end your night with a moonlight stroll, don’t miss a trip to Saugatuck’s Oval Beach
on Lake Michigan, located just west of downtown Douglas, MI. Named one of the top beaches in the country, this stretch of pristine beach along Lake Michigan is beautiful anytime of the year but with the wintry ice sculptures formed by the waves, it provides a magical winter wonderland just for the two of you.
There are fantastic activities are available year round in West Michigan, making it a fun exciting and romantic place to visit, without spending a lot of money!