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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…

Close-up view of Christmas tree with red bulbs and white lights

4 Unique Ways to Enjoy the Holidays in Southwest MI

Although many events have been postponed this year, there are still some fun activities happening in the area where you can experience the joy of the season safely. From shopping local markets to cuddling fireside in a romantic retreat, here are 4 unique ways to enjoy the holidays in Southwest, MI. 1. Holland Kerstmarkt (Christmas…

Groom and bride kissing in the middle of The Castle drive surrounded by fall foliage

Top 5 Reasons to Elope at Castle in the Country in Southwest MI

Have you always wanted a private and intimate wedding ceremony for just you and the love of your life? Or has the COVID-19 pandemic caused you to downsize your wedding plans? No worries – we are here to help you plan your BIG day! Our charming, country bed and breakfast specializes in creating an exquisite…

View of the lake surrounded by trees in the fall

7 Fun Fall Activities in Southwest Michigan

Pure Michigan is pure bliss, especially in the glorious fall season. Michigan’s lush green landscape gradually transforms into a rainbow of vibrant autumn hues. The popular fall foliage season begins in mid-September and typically peaks the first two weeks of October. But, you can still enjoy the season into early November, when the vibrant colors…

Two glasses of red wine by the fire

5 Reasons to Celebrate Romance at The Castle in Southwest MI

Our romantic and secluded Castle in the Country Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place for your special celebration. Whether you’re dreaming of a memorable proposal or an unforgettable anniversary celebration, we can help make your dreams come true. Here are 5 reasons to celebrate romance at the Castle in Southwest MI. 1. The Guest…