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Recipe for Steak and Guinness Pub Pie

This hearty pub pie is made with beef tenderloin, enhanced with Guinness stout and thickened with sharp white cheddar cheese. The vegetables included are optional and can be varied based on seasonal availability: for example, I use frozen peas instead of beans in the winter/spring months. Just take the amount of cooking time each vegetable…

Wedding Reviews

Summer is a busy time for weddings here at Castle in the Country, and we love hosting each and every wedding. Here’s what some of our recent newly weds have had to say about their wedding experience. May 22nd: “Thank you to everyone here who made our special day so perfect. It has been a…

Cherry Cobbler

I lucked out at the Holland Farmers Market Wednesday and found some pie cherries. While sweet cherries are plentiful and available many places, consider yourself fortunate when you see these, at least in West Michigan. The season for pie cherries, also called “sour” or “tart” cherries, is short-just a few weeks. Most of the crop…

Destination Weddings & Elopement Events :: Allegan, Michigan B&B

From imagining to implementing, we’re in the thick of our wedding season here at Castle in the Country.  Every day we’re immersed in all the checklist details of flower selection, ceremony location choices, decoration planning and menu planning.  Then there’s the scheduling with our wonderful officiants and making sure everyone knows where they are to…

Enjoy a Picnic Lunch at Castle in the Country

Today is a perfect day for our guests to stay on site, enjoy the nice weather sitting in our lakeside screenhouse, and munch on all the goodies we pack in our picnic lunch, including our own sourdough bread.

Recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

We take our cues from the local seasonality for this excellent dessert. Here in our corner of West Michigan we are in that special time when the rhubarb is winding down and the strawberries are just beginning. The combination of rhubarb’s tart, almost astringent, flavor with the natural sweetness of strawberries is magical. Especially when…

New Deneen Pottery Hand-thrown Mugs at Castle in the Country

We are excited about our first shipment of handthrown mugs from Deneen Pottery. (on the right.) These are hand made in St. Paul Minnesota and feature our logo cut into the clay and filled with glaze. They are very, very durable. Many guests collect mugs of Inns they have visited, both as a reminder of…