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Top Outdoor Dining Spots in Holland, MI

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Holland, Michigan is a quaint town in Southwest Michigan known for downtown cobblestone sidewalks, Dutch heritage, including the popular annual Tulip Festival, and over 100 specialty shops, breweries, and restaurants. Residents and visitors alike treasure dining in one of “America’s Prettiest Towns” (Forbes Magazine) Chosen especially for our guests, we hope you enjoy these top…

Our Favorite Outdoor Dining Spots in Plainwell and Allegan MI

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Southwest Michigan is well-known and admired for its many wineries, orchards, and farmers markets. In fact, these attributes contribute to another fabulous feature – incredible area restaurants. Farm-to-table dining is popular here as local chefs and restaurants utilize fresh produce from their own gardens and area farms. The result is an array of delectable and…

Best Douglas and Saugatuck MI Outdoor Dining Spots

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Situated about 35-40 minutes from Castle in the Country Bed & Breakfast, you’ll find the popular lakeside towns of Douglas and Saugatuck, known as the “Art Coast of Michigan.” Stroll along the sidewalks lined with impressive art galleries and unique boutiques. Shop for that one-of-a-kind gift or vacation treasure. Admire the boats as they head…

Top 10 Indoor Activities in Southwest Michigan

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Mother Nature does not always cooperate with our travel plans. But that’s okay. There is plenty to do both indoors and out in our neck of the woods. So, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 indoor activities in Southwest Michigan. What’s more, this list works great for any time of weather at…

7 Top Southwest Michigan Wineries & Vineyards

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Southwest Michigan has become well-respected in the wine world thanks to its glacial soils and lake effect. For instance, Lake Michigan’s climatic influence tempers the air along the shoreline regions, protects fall crops from early frosts, and prevents spring crops from blooming too early. Plus, lake effect snow insulates the vines from extremely cold winter…

Warm Up This Winter: Food, Wine, & Romance in Michigan

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The temperatures may be dropping outside, but we have all the best ways to keep you cozy this season. For the active adventurers and adrenaline junkies, there are plenty of winter sports and activities in the area that are sure to get your blood pumping. In addition to the slopes and trails at your fingertips, we’re fortunate…

Romantic Wine Tasting Getaway in Michigan

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We love sharing our favorite spots for a memorable couple’s getaway, and at the top of the list are our favorite Michigan wineries. Our unique location in the rural countryside near the Lake Michigan waterfront towns of Saugatuck, Holland and South Haven give our guests the perfect starting point for a romantic couple’s getaway in the…

Wineries in Michigan :: Vineyard Tours at Fenn Valley

The best part about Fenn Valley Extended Vineyard Tours (aside from the amazing wine) is getting to ask the experts any question you’ve ever wanted to ask about wine. Travel by wagon through their Southwest Michigan vineyard stopping at every point to try the grapes that correspond to the wine you’re tasting. Ask the questions…