Recipe for Apple-Filled Croissants

The trick with croissants is keeping the butter from melting while working the dough. In this “quick” recipe, we cut a massive amount of butter into dry flour instead of softening it and spreading it over the rolled out flour. … Continue reading


Recipe for Cranberry-Orange Muffins

Cranberry-Orange Muffins Fresh cranberries are available in late fall through the winter months. This recipe uses their tart flavor against what would be a typical sweet muffin. The combination of spices adds a holiday touch, the allspice/ginger combination being more … Continue reading


Snowshoes on-site, no charge

Looking for some outdoor fun in the winter? If you can walk, you can snowshoe. We have multiple pair of various sizes for anyone staying with us.


Promise of Romance Fulfilled at our Romantic Getaway in Michigan

It’s a new year! 2011 is now in the history books and we look forward to what 2012 brings. As the newest Innkeeper here at Castle in the Country, I get to talk and share with guests about what brought … Continue reading


Cherry-Chocolate Cream Scone Recipe

Most traditional scone recipes use both butter and milk or cream. Here we simplify by using only heavy cream. This simplifies & shortens the preparation process, and the end result yields a crispy, more browned crust with a moist interior. … Continue reading


Select Castle in the Country and receive a special gift

Just a few short days till New Year’s Eve and here at Castle in the Country Bed & Breakfast Inn we’re really grateful to each of you who have made 2011 an amazing year! We’re so honored to have been … Continue reading


Christmas Open House Dec. 18, 2:00-5:00 at Castle in the Country B&B Inn

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at our Southwest Michigan bed and breakfast. Like a Thomas Kinkade painting, the Castle is all-aglow with icicle lights surrounding the wide wraparound porch and window candles shining from all 3 … Continue reading


Seckel Pears Baked in Cardamom-Mint Sauce

This recipe works with any variety of pear that is available. Be sure to adjust baking time according to ripeness of the pears. This recipe actually works better with hard, less ripe pears. Serves 8 Ingredients 8 Seckel Pears (or … Continue reading


Castle in the Country Gift Shop

The seasons aren’t the only thing changing at Castle in the Country Bed and Breakfast Inn. With the changes in the landscape surrounding the Castle Keep, and anticipation of that first snowfall, we’ve brought out the snowshoes and stocked up … Continue reading


Castle in the Country: A Winter Wonderland

Despite what rumors may have led you to believe, Southwest Michigan becomes magical as the snow falls. The hills and trees, frosted with fresh white powder, give the area a clean glimmer; where better to experience the magic than at … Continue reading