“Within the Kingdom” Blog

Wineries in Michigan :: Vineyard Tours at Fenn Valley

The best part about Fenn Valley Extended Vineyard Tours (aside from the amazing wine) is getting to ask the experts any question you’ve ever wanted to ask about wine. Travel by wagon through their Southwest Michigan vineyard stopping at every … Continue reading


Rainy Day Adventures in Southwest Michigan

Castle in the Country is located in Southwest Michigan on 65 acres with wooded walking trails, private lake access and beautiful views on our decks overlooking our pond so it’s not surprising that many of our guests choose us for … Continue reading


Distilleries – Newest Trend in Southwest Michigan

So many of our guests return to us eager to visit the tasting rooms of amazing wineries like Fenn Valley, breweries like Bell’s, and hard cider tasting rooms like Virtue. The newest trend cropping up in Southwest Michigan are distilleries … Continue reading


Blueberry Season in Southwest Michigan

The U-Pick Blueberry season is in full swing here in Southwest Michigan. Michigan is the number one state of highbush blueberry production. The state of Michigan, alone, creates over 100 million pounds of blueberries a year. Whether it be in … Continue reading


Outdoor Concerts in Southwest Michigan

A visit to our Southwest Michigan Inn in the summer time means access to our beautiful grounds as well as countless events to choose from in the surrounding area. Our guests have always been pleasantly surprised to stumble upon live … Continue reading


The Lost Raven- Local Michigan Gastropub

The Lost Raven, a Michigan gastropub, opened recently in the Summer of 2014, and has quickly become a guest favorite for both its easy 20 mile drive from our Inn and its amazing menu. Although at first glance, the features may … Continue reading


Holland’s Hope Summer Repertory Theater – Live Theater in Michigan

Located a scenic 30 minutes drive from Holland, Castle in the Country is the perfect summer getaway destination, especially if you’re planning on seeing a show one evening of your stay. We always suggest a wonderful selection of restaurants located on … Continue reading


Southwest Michigan Winery Weekend :: Day-Trips from Allegan

As a Michigan small business, we love featuring Michigan products at our Inn and directing our guests to the best Michigan restaurants and wineries to visit during their stay. Our picnic & dinner baskets  include local wine or sparkling juice, and … Continue reading


South Haven Summer Getaway – Day Trip from the Inn

Our guests love our unique location situated a midst rolling hills and wooded wonderland with our own private lake front access and walking trails open exclusively to them. Although there’s plenty to do on-site, a 20-30 minute drive to several … Continue reading


Antique Market Show – Allegan County Fairgrounds

Are you ever curious where Castle in the Country gets their furniture, artwork, and other antiques? Well the Allegan Antique Market, held on the last Sunday of every month April through September at the Allegan County Fairgrounds,  is our favorite … Continue reading