“Within the Kingdom” Blog

Fall Apple-Picking in Southwest Michigan :: Orchards & Farmer’s Markets

That fresh smell of the apple orchards as you drive by with your windows down. The amazing aroma of spices and pumpkin from your kitchen. And the smooth, tart taste of apple cider after a long day raking leaves. Nothing … Continue reading

Romantic Wagon Rides :: Fall Lodging Specials in Michigan

Cooler winds and changing leaves bring with them exciting plans for fall at Castle in the Country. Due to the success of past years’ wagon rides, we’ve decided to extend the fun for our Guests who book any 2 or more … Continue reading

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