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Beautiful view of the lake through the trees in the fall at The Castle

Perfect B&B in Michigan for a Romantic Fall Getaway

Are you dreaming of a fall getaway, where just you and your sweetheart can spend quality time together with access to romantic amenities? Do you picture scenic drives down country roads lined with an array of trees in autumn hues? How about a quiet stroll in the woods with nothing but the sounds of the…

Barrel of red apples on a sunny day.

Your Guide to Apple-Picking in Southwest, MI

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…

Antique pocket watch propped open on an antique drawing of a ship

Antiquing & Shopping Around Saugatuck MI

In addition to the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline with stunning sunsets, vineyards, wineries and orchards galore, not to mention farm-to-table dining and farmers markets, our neck of the woods is also teeming with places to shop, from antique stores and malls to unique boutiques and shops that sell everything you can imagine. Here is your…

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…