Safe Dining Options at The Castle

Where to dine? That is a question on the minds of many people over this last year. With so many factors to consider, like social distancing, masks, and potential reservation limitations, finding the answer can be challenging. But we can help. There are several safe dining options in Southwest, MI. We offer a complimentary, delicious, full gourmet breakfast brought to your guest room daily. Additional on-site picnic basket lunches and/or, in-room dinners at the Inn are available with several of our popular packages. When it comes time to venture out in the surrounding area, our Innkeepers will recommend the best spots within a 30 minute radius of our B&B. So, you book your stay, get away, and rest easy.

Breakfast Included Every Day of Your Stay

Our delicious, scratch-made breakfast is complimentary every day of your stay. Our chef and staff are on-site in our expansive kitchen using local ingredients from Michigan farms and food purveyors and whipping up the best “tried and true” recipes to make breakfast a great experience. Talk with our Innkeepers at check-in about the planned menu for each day of your visit, and we’ll suggest any modifications we can make for any dietary restrictions or preferences. We’ll arrange to bring your breakfast tray to your guest room, or, if available you may dine at a private table in our dining room full of large windows and gorgeous views.  Once you’ve chosen your breakfast location, your innkeeper will be able to help you choose from 9:00, 9:30 or 10:00.

Picnic Basket

(Included with our Royal Treatment Package or available a la carte by request)

The word picnic alone brings to mind images of cute baskets filled with delicious casual food and sparkling beverages. You will be happy to know that warm weather is not required for picnics at The Castle. You can enjoy our delightful picnic basket any time of year in various places throughout the property. During the colder months, savor your portable lunch in the privacy of your guest room. During the warmer months, the outdoor locations are plentiful: in our lakeside screened porch, in the woods after a leisurely walk, or, in our screened gazebo… Each basket comes loaded with cheese and crackers, Herb’s homemade sourdough bread, fresh fruit, finger foods, and cookies and a complimentary beverage of local sparkling juice or wine.

Dinner at the Inn

(Included with our Celebration Package or available a la carte by request)

If you would prefer to stay in for dinner, then book our Celebrate Package. You will relish the fine dining experience right here at The Castle. Our full dinner for two is lovingly prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients, carefully packed in a basket, and delivered to your guest room. From there you can choose to eat in the privacy of your room, in our common dining areas, or at a secluded spot outdoors during the warmer months. This pre-fixed dinner comes with: two hand-crafted pub pies (chicken, beef, or vegetarian), homemade rolls and butter, fresh green salads, dessert, and a local winery beverage (sparkling juice, or red or white wine).

Escape to the Igloo

Another fantastic place to enjoy safe and intimate dining at the Castle is in our new, private igloo! Add on our Escape to the Igloo package to enjoy this cozy outdoor room. You’ll love the views of the outdoors and twinkling stars even while it’s still a bit chilly. Cuddle up to each other in front of the fire and enjoy the romantic lighting, a charcuterie board, and local Michigan wine. This package is also the perfect addition to one of our romantic packages. Innkeeper’s tip: this makes for a wonderfully romantic place to pop the question!

Take-Out or Delivery

If you’d like to enjoy something from a local restaurant nearby, there are several unique options for take-out and delivery. Ask our Innkeepers at check-in for their suggestions or choose from our Adventure Map. Please note: Michigan restaurants are experiencing last-minute openings/closing related to COVID19. But our innkeepers are always on hand to help and answer any questions. During check-in, they will share a customized map of the property and surrounding area with you. Plus, you are welcome to text us at any time during your visit.

As you can see, there are plenty of safe dining options in Southwest, MI. In addition to a foodie’s delight, you’ll love the extra touches throughout the property: 65 acres, trails through the woods, a beautiful lake, luxurious amenities and excellent guest services. Book direct with us online or by calling 269-673-8054.