“Within the Kingdom” Blog

Ring in 2014 at Castle in the Country

It’s that time again, the New Year is upon us! Now that you’ve checked off your list of gifts for others, give the gift of a New Year’s getaway at our Allegan, MI bed and breakfast to your sweetheart and … Continue reading


Castle in the Country: Winter Wonderland for the perfect Couple’s Getaway

Castle in the Country is a magical place no matter what the time of year but especially in winter when the snow blankets the ground our “Kingdom” is transformed into your own winter wonderland.  With Weekday Specials  (4th night Free) … Continue reading


Meet the Innkeepers (aka Magical Elves) at Castle in the Country

Holiday cheer is spreading across the grounds of our bed and breakfast in Southwest Michigan. Ruth and her two magical elves (or Assistant Innkeepers) Besan & Emily, have been busying themselves putting up the Christmas trees, baking cookies, and decorating rooms with wintery … Continue reading


Travel Gift Certificates – Creating a Lifelong Memory

The season of giving is upon us and a Castle in the Country gift certificate is the perfect fit for the deserving couple on your gift list, or for you and your own special someone.  Gift certificates can be purchased … Continue reading


A Time to Celebrate at Castle in the Country

November and December promise many reasons for celebration at our romantic bed and breakfast in Allegan, MI. The approaching New Year brings the anniversary of our Inn; both the Castle and the Castle Keep buildings were purchased during the month … Continue reading


Holland, Michigan. The perfect day trip for Castle in the Country Couples!

  You may have heard of Holland, Michigan for it’s Tulip Festival in May, but it’s a great town for couples to explore year-round, especially while staying at our bed and breakfast near Holland, MI.  With two lake shores (Lake Michigan … Continue reading


Fenn Valley Wine Tours & Countryside Fun

Signs of the changing seasons are all around us in the countryside surrounding Castle in  the Country. The weather is still warm enough in the daytime to let us enjoy the last days of summer, while the evenings cool to the … Continue reading


Pecan & Maple Oatmeal Scones Recipe

This is a stellar recipe for Pecan and Maple Oatmeal Scones. The key with to the scones is to toast the oatmeal in a warm (350F) oven for about 20 minutes. This results in better oatmeal flavor throughout the scones. … Continue reading


A Bicycle Trip to Saugatuck

Hi, this is Herb. I usually write about my bicycle adventures in a different blog, Herb Bikes a Lot, but you might be interested in this ride which features some local attractions. The distance to Saugatuck by this route is … Continue reading


Sweet Summertime Experiences at Castle in the Country B&B Inn

Summer’s in full swing and we’re taking full advantage of the beautiful weather here at Castle in the Country. The trails meandering through our estate of 65 acres of woods provide the perfect secluded outing for you and your special … Continue reading