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A year in Review

It’s been a full year since I started working at Castle in the Country, and every day has been a learning experience. I’ve been able to meet so many great people throughout the year, whether it’s during guest check in, at breakfast, or just in passing. It seems that every day there is something new…

Our New Heron Room

We spent the month of November updating the Heron room. We wanted make the room more romantic and welcoming for couples to spend time in the room comfortably: better seating, more storage space, change the layout to give a more open feeling. The wallpaper was stripped, french doors were added between the bathroom and bedroom,…

Some Historical Photos of the Castle Building

The Front Parlor Our Queen Anne-style Castle in the Country broke ground in 1906 and was completed in 1911 as the summer home of Pennsylvania coal executive John H. Wurtz. He sold it in 1922 to a prominent Chicago dentist, Dr. George Bridgman. Dr. Bridgeman enjoyed it as a weekend country home, commuting by rail…

Chocolate!

Chocolates included in our packages come from a store in Allegan called, “Something Sweet.” We talk with the owner about her favorite subject, Chocolate Truffles!

Winter Weddings at Castle in the Country

Summer isn’t the only time to plan a wedding.Winter is a great season to host a small intimate wedding at Castle in the Country.Whether it’s a wedding just for the two of you, or a destination weekend wedding for 25, Castle in the Country has beautiful indoor space to make your winter wedding a dream…

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Romantic, delicious, and available here. Someone ordered a dozen for tonight, so we thought a picture was in order. Lucky, lucky, lucky.

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

Celebrate the arrival of Autumn with a  Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride at Castle in the Country!  Friday nights in September and October the lodging guests of Castle in the Country will be treated to a complimentary wagon ride through our wooded property.   Snuggle under a warm blanket with your sweetheart and let your driver show you the…

Recipe for Chicken and White Wine Pub Pie

The addition of white wine adds a nice dimension of flavor to the sauce, use whatever you like:sweet, dry, sherry, whatever. The parsley and green beans can be substituted with what is available and in season. Ingredients: 1C Chicken Broth 2.5 lbs Chicken, cubed (Or 6-7 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves) 4T Butter 1 Onion,…