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Strawberry and rhubarb filled crepes

Strawberry-Rhubarb Filled Crepes Recipe

Aahh, the joys of summer: strawberries, rhubarb, blueberries, cherries… Our Southwest Michigan location is prime for summer’s bounty. Herb and his kitchen mates love turning the seasons’ harvests into culinary delights. Here is our much adored Strawberry-Rhubarb Filled Crepes recipe. Enjoy this sweet and delicious taste of Castle in the Country at home! Makes: 10;…

Spring picnic on green grass

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

Overlook of South Beach in South Haven, sandy beach, Lake Michigan in the distance and grass on the dunes

7 Beautiful Beaches to Visit in Southwest Michigan this Summer

Southwest Michigan is well-known and beloved for many attributes: u-pick farms plump full of blueberries, apples and peaches, award-winning vineyards and wineries, breathtaking and challenging golf courses, charming and artistic towns, and beautiful beaches along Lake Michigan. The second largest of the Great Lakes by volume, you’ll find abundant access via several quaint beaches in…

Shiny black vintage car with chrome trim

Relive History at the Gilmore Car Museum in Southwest Michigan

Come relive history at the Gilmore Car Museum in Southwest Michigan, North America’s largest auto museum. The Gilmore Car Museum is situated halfway between Detroit and Chicago in Hickory Corners, Michigan, and features a 90-acre historic campus with an incredible collection of almost 400 vintage automobiles, motorcycles, and memories. The Gilmore Car Museum’s mission is…

Ramps, or green, wild onions on the kitchen counter ready for cooking

Ramp and Asparagus Quiche Recipe | Perfect for Spring

Springtime at The Castle brings fresh ramps growing wild in the woods. Ramps (Allium tricoccum) are a species of wild onion widespread across the eastern United States and Canada. They are wild leeks that are foraged from wooded, shady areas. They are one of the first signs of spring here on The Castle grounds, and…

Beautiful butterfly flying around yellow wildflowers

Visit the Enchanting Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids

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…

Breakfast tray sitting on the bed topped with sweet and savory breakfast foods and fresh orange juice.

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,…

Man snow skiing downhill

Top Outdoor Winter Activities in Southwest Michigan

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…