“Within the Kingdom” Blog

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


Saugatuck-Douglas Michigan – A perfect Day Trip Experience for the Castle in the Country Guest

The quaint, artisan beach town of Saugatuck, Michigan is just under 30 miles northwest of Castle in the Country and a wonderful day trip filled with wineries, boutiques, and scenic Lake Michigan beaches.  Follow our suggestions to make the best … Continue reading


Dreams of a Fairytale Michigan Weddings Come True at Castle in the Country B&B Inn

Castle in the Country is a beautiful place to have a wedding any time of the year. Our three different Michigan wedding packages are specially created to meet your wedding needs. Whether it’s just you and your love looking to elope, your … Continue reading


Favorite Recipes :: Blueberry-Juniper Cornmeal Pancakes

Wake up to the taste of springtime at the Castle Kingdom!  These light and fluffy buttermilk and cornmeal pancakes will start your day in the best possible way.  With just a dollop of butter and covered in Michigan-made Maple Syrup, … Continue reading


Melt Away the Stress with a Midweek Romantic Getaway in Michigan

Couples need a romantic getaway no matter what the time of year, so plan your escape from the winter blahs and book yourselves into a luxurious whirlpool/fireplace suite today!  With our amazing “Melt Away” bed and breakfast special,  take advantage … Continue reading


Favorite Bed and Breakfast Recipes: Tomato-Leek “Souffled” Frittata

One of our top bed and breakfast recipes! Learn how to make this Castle in the Country favorite in your own home! Tomato-Leek “Souffled” Frittata A frittata is typically made by sauteing vegetables, adding egg and cheese to the pan, … Continue reading