10 Romantic Things to Do in Southwest MI this Summer

Are you looking for some added romance? Keep the sparks flying with these 10 romantic things to do in Southwest MI this summer. From elopements and massages to picnics and sunsets, it’s all here at Castle in the Country, just waiting for you.


#1 – Enjoy a Picnic on the Castle Grounds

The Castle grounds encompass 65 acres of grassy lawns, wooded trails, sparkling waters, and romantic gazebos, not to mention our luxurious guest rooms. Combine the perfect outdoor setting with a delicious picnic lunch and you have the makings for a truly romantic outing. Our Picnic Basket for Two (available with the Royal Treatment Package added to any 2 or more night stay), will supply you with fine finger foods and local beverages.


#2 – Outdoor Recreation

Whether it’s biking together down winding country roads, strolling hand-in-hand along wooded trails, or enjoying nature on the lake in a kayak, outdoor recreation is plentiful in Southwest Michigan. We have fat tire bikes to use on the property, or you can bring or rent a couple bicycles to take down the Kal-Haven Trail. Learn more about our kayak and bike options.


#3 – Sip Your Way Through Michigan Wineries

Southwest Michigan has become synonymous with award winning wine thanks to the abundance of local wineries and vineyards. Our Great Lakes location and rich soil produce perfect vinos and varietals for anyone who loves wine. Check out the top wineries and vineyards in Southwest Michigan.


#4 – Watch the Sunset Over Lake Michigan 

Watching the sunset from the beach is one of the most romantic things you can do in Southwest Michigan. Located near Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes, means there are plenty of beaches from which to choose. From small and cozy to vast and popular, here are some of the best beaches to visit in Southwest Michigan this summer for the ideal romantic getaway.


#5 – Stroll Through Beautiful, Magical Gardens

Sculptures, flowers and plants, oh my! Nature itself creates the perfect backdrop for romance, which makes number 5 on our list a no-brainer. Our 65 acres boast grassy lawns, wildlife gardens, overflowing flower baskets, and natural woods, all for your enjoyment. If you have time and want to travel a little farther during your stay, the Frederick Meijer Gardens in nearby Grand Rapids, MI features a variety of gorgeous gardens to stroll through, both indoors and out, including an outdoor amphitheater where you can enjoy romantic summer concerts. Learn more about Meijer Gardens.


#6 – Elope at the Castle!

An intimate elopement may be 6 on our list, but it’s probably one of the most romantic things to do and ways to say, “I do!” Castle in the Country specializes in romantic elopements. The Castle, the grounds, the staff, we take care of all the details so you can truly enjoy every magic moment. Discover our Enchanting Elopement Package for details. Check out our recent blog post, which lists the top 5 reasons to elope at the Castle in Southwest, MI.


#7 – Theater and Performing Arts

Who doesn’t love spending an evening out at the theater with their special someone? Getting dressed up in your finest threads and heading to the stage for a night of intimate entertainment is romance at its best. After the show, you’ll have much to share over a candle-lit dinner and glass of fine wine. Here are the top summer theaters in the area.


#8 – Enjoy a Couple’s Massage

Romance doesn’t get much better than enjoying a 60-minute couple’s massage, side-by-side, from the comfort of our Royal Retreat Spa right here at the Castle. Available exclusively to our lodging guests, our licensed massage therapists will have you renewed in no time. Visit the spa to learn more.


#9 – Romantic Packages 

Staying overnight at Castle in the Country is romantic, but you can really amp up the romance by adding one of our romantic packages. If you’re celebrating a special event, add our Celebration Experience Package. Proposing to your sweetheart? We have an Enchanted Proposal Package. Or, if you’re just getting away for some R, R & R (rest, relaxation and romance), then add on our popular Royal Treatment Experience package. No matter the reason, we have you covered. Learn more about our packages.


#10 – Unite by Firelight or Firefly

Number ten on our list is probably one of the most romantic and favorite things to do. And options are plentiful here at the Castle. After a day of adventures, return to the Castle. Enjoy the twinkling stars and explosion of fireflies in the night sky. Reconnect together under the gazebo in front of our cozy firepit, under the maple tree overlooking the Castle lawn. Or, for more privacy, retreat to your guest room or suite. Enjoy a glass of wine or hot cocoa and share thoughts about your romantic day, plans for tomorrow, and plans for the future.


These 10 romantic things to do in Southwest MI this summer are just the tip of the iceberg, but they are among the best. There are many reasons to celebrate romance, from birthdays and anniversaries to proposals and elopements, or just because. Whatever your reason, we’re here to help make your experience one of the most romantic getaways of your dreams. Book your getaway now or contact us at  269-673-8054 or to help you plan the perfect romantic escape!