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Your Guide to Apple-Picking in Southwest, MI

Barrel of red apples on a sunny day.

Yellow, green, and red, oh my! Fall is just around the corner, which brings one much-anticipated activity – apple picking. Round, shiny apples in various shades and varieties become ever abundant and evident in the surrounding Michigan orchards and farms from late August through October. Our Castle in the Country Bed & Breakfast, nestled in…

10 Romantic Things to Do in Southwest MI this Summer

Spring picnic on green grass

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 waiting for you.   #1 – Enjoy a Picnic on the Castle Grounds The Castle grounds encompass 65 acres of grassy…

Visit the Enchanting Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids

Beautiful butterfly flying around yellow wildflowers

Spring is a magical time of year. Nature returns to life, and the landscape changes from muted greys and browns to pretty pastels. Even the air changes with the rich, fresh scent of soil and new plant life. Naturally, spring is a time to get outside and awaken our senses after winter’s slumber. We have…

Top Outdoor Winter Activities in Southwest Michigan

Man snow skiing downhill

Pure Michigan is pure delight during the winter months. Michigan simply sparkles with its abundance of open spaces and scenic wonder. From snowshoeing and skiing to skating and hiking, many fun opportunities are available during the colder months. During your stay at Castle in the Country, you will relish these top outdoor winter activities in…

5 Ways to Experience Fall Foliage

Fall leaves in bright oranges and yellows

It is still an amazing Indian summer in Michigan but autumn is coming, which means the trees will start to change color. It’s a magical time of year as the trees turn from green to shades of gold, red, and orange. The crisp evening air will soon coax us out to enjoy the fire pit…