Michigan Winter Activities Surrounding Castle in the Country

To celebrate the Winter months of January and February, we’re offering a promotion on one of ourRomantic Michigan Inn with Great Food and Fireplaces favorite packages, the Celebration Package.  This package includes a side by side couples Chocolate Bliss massage, our special Dinner at the Inn, a Dinner Voucher to one of the   Best of the Best Restaurants, breakfast in your room, and more! When you book two or more nights in your choice of guest room or whirlpool/fireplace suite, then add this bundled package and enter the Promo Code “Celebrate” you’ll receive $50 off.

When you’re ready to venture out during your romantic getaway, here are some of our favorite Michigan winter activities surrounding our Southwest Michigan Inn:

Downhill Skiing at Bittersweet Ski Resort is less than a ten mile drive from our property. With a 300 foot vertical drop and great “snow-making” equipment, you’ll be able to ski or snowboard in scenic surroundings.  They’ll have you covered with any equipment rental you might need and they even have Night time skiing and are open daily from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.   If you haven’t given this outdoor sport a try, they have a beginner hill and we recommend to first-timers to sign up for One on One instruction time with great instructors.  When you make your reservations with us for your whirlpool/fireplace suite,or cozy fireplace room (click on Check Availability) add your discounted ski passes for either weekday  $26 per person or weekend/holiday rates $34.

When the snow starts to fall on West Michigan, there’s a feeling of renewal as everything turns a brilliant white. The perfect place to witness the sight is right out in the middle of it  during a One horse open sleigh ride (Price per couple $75 for a 1 hour ride) at Wild West Ranch.  Located just 16 miles from our Bed and Breakfast, between Allegan and Holland,  call the ranch when you arrive at our Inn to schedule the best time for your outdoor adventure.  As we’ve all experienced, the winter weather can be fickle, so if there isn’t enough snow for a sleigh ride, try a carriage ride instead for the same rate.

Winter brings the perfect weather for ice skating. While there are many indoor rinks that are open year round, it’s hard to beat outdoor rinks. From December through March, the Millennium Park in Portage will host an outdoor ice skating rink. They offer a concession stand, warming house, and bicycle trail. They are open Wednesday – Thursday from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Friday from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday from 11:00 am -10:00 pm, and Sunday from noon until 9:00pm. It’s only $3 to skate and $2 for skate rentals.  After spending an hour or two ice skating, you’ll be ready to warm up at one of our Best of the Best restaurantsFood Dance, is located just fifteen minutes from the rink.

Come out and spend some time relaxing, playing, and reconnecting at Castle in the Country. There are plenty of ways to embrace the winter weather and afterwards, to curl up with a good book, great company, luxurious amenities and treat yourself to a royal pampering.