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Top Outdoor Dining Spots in Holland, MI

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…

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Our Favorite Outdoor Dining Spots in Plainwell and Allegan MI

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…

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Best Douglas and Saugatuck MI Outdoor Dining Spots

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…

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Top Outdoor Dining Spots in South Haven MI

South Haven, located between Lake Michigan and the Black River, is a quaint beach town with a beautiful harbor, walkable downtown, and artsy vibe. Located just 30 minutes from Castle in the Country, you’ll love the local shops and harbor views. When hunger or thirst strikes, visit one of these top outdoor dining spots in…

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Sweet Potato Crusted Quiche

This delicious and healthy Sweet Potato Crusted Quiche is a breakfast favorite here at Castle in the Country. Make it in your kitchen, and it will easily become a new favorite breakfast or brunch recipe! Thanks to the sweet potato crust, this quiche gluten-free and lower in carbs and calories than traditional quiches. Originating in…

A carpet of red, pink, yellow and white tulips surrounding a windmill in Holland, MI

Top 12 FREE Things to Do in Southwest Michigan

There aren’t too many things that are free in life these days. So, we’ve put together a list of free things to do in Southwest Michigan this spring and summer, much of which revolves around nature’s bounty. During your next stay with us, we’ll share even more ideas for fun and free things to enjoy,…

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Sublime Spa Getaway in Southwest Michigan

Are you in need of some rest and relaxation after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? We have the perfect solution. Head to Castle in the Country for a sublime spa getaway in Southwest Michigan. Our Royal Retreat Spa room is in our Castle Keep building and is exclusively for use by our…

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Top 10 Indoor Activities in Southwest Michigan

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…