Perfect Day Trip to Holland Michigan

A perfect day trip to Holland, Michigan, is right around the corner. Best known for its Tulip Festival in May, Holland is an excellent town for couples to explore year-round, especially while staying at our bed and breakfast just a short drive away.


With two lake shores (Lake Michigan & Lake Macatawa), stunning beaches, and six blocks of shops and restaurants, Holland is a perfect day trip destination during your stay at Castle in the Country. Located within a scenic 30-minute drive of our Allegan, MI B&B, the downtown area has a variety of boutique shops, home accessory stores, outdoor outfitters, art galleries, and bicycle shops.


Walking hand-in-hand to window-shop and people-watch is a favorite pastime along 8th Street. Ensuring the snow is always melted, the heated sidewalks make this the perfect nearby town to enjoy during any season. After shopping, venture into any cafés, restaurants, or brewpubs. Recharge with a cup of coffee or pick up the latest book or magazine title at Reader’s World. Relax with a glass of Michigan craft beer or wine.


Explore our Adventure Map for a visual look at some of the best places around the Inn!




  • Fustini’s Oil and Vinegar — A specialty shop where you can taste and buy a variety of small-batch olive oils and balsamic vinegar infused with spices, herbs, and fruits from local artisans worldwide.
  • The Seasoned Home — Any kitchen-owner’s dream come true. This shop features shelves upon shelves of spices and other cooking delicacies from around the world and a fantastic selection of home cookware. Their knowledgeable staff is ready to offer advice on all things cooking, from what spices to use, to which cookware is your next kitchen essential!
  • The Holland Farmers Market — Open May-Dec on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am-1pm and indoors Jan-Apr on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9am-1pm, the Holland Farmers Market is a great place to shop for local goods. Featuring over 75 vendors, you can find an assortment of fresh produce from the area, fresh flowers, pumpkins, and gourds for fall. Visit the Christmas market during the holidays to find gifts for loved ones and yourselves.


  • Boatwerks—This delicious lakeside dining experience is located right on the waterfront of Lake Macatawa. Outdoor seating under umbrella tables on the spacious patio provides uninterrupted water views. However, you can’t go wrong dining inside, with a gorgeous waterfront view thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Butch’s Drydock — This culinary haven offers a fine-dining experience for a romantic dinner that celebrates the union between food and drink. Today, Butch’s is one of fewer than 800 restaurants in the world to hold the Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence. Enjoy a glass with your meal, browse the shelves of the wine cellar stocked with more than 700 wines from around the globe, or purchase a bottle to enjoy back in your suite at Castle in the Country.
  • Curragh’s Irish Pub — Offering hearty Irish fare in a relaxed environment, this local Irish pub encourages conversation and a great time on their indoor or outdoor patio.
couple drinking red wine together at a restaurant


  • New Holland Brewing Company — A local favorite, this brewpub features over 15  artisan craft beers, including their “Dragon’s Milk,” a hand-crafted, barrel-aged stout. On Saturday afternoons, can take an educational tour of their production facility or enjoy their outdoor beer garden.
  • Warner Vineyards Tasting Room — With over 30 different wines, stop by for a fun tasting experience. They offer flights, by-the-glass, and by-the-bottle purchases. Who knows? You might find your new favorite wine.
  • Waverly Stone GastroPub — Fresh, fun, and friendly, this gastropub features over 30 different brews. Stop by to sip on a local brew and enjoy snacking on one of their classical pub dishes.

After wandering, shopping, dining, and drinking, return to your luxurious suite at Castle in the Country. Settle in and enjoy a night of in-room jetted tubs, a cozy fireplace, and a fun bottle of wine you picked up during your perfect day trip in Holland, MI.

Check availability now—a romantic and relaxing getaway awaits you!

Updated April 2024

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