Lot size: 65 Acres
Guest rooms: 10 Guest Rooms & Suites
Owners Quarters: 2 On-site owners/innkeepers apartments
Built in 1906
Opened in 1990
Castle in the Country Bed and Breakfast Inn is an award winning Select Registry© Inn located 6 miles south of the small town of Allegan in Southwest Michigan. Attention to detail is paramount at Castle in the Country including the detail paid to the property, buildings, rooms and grounds. The Inn enjoys a solid and profitable year round business. The current owners have transformed the property into a destination for romantic getaway travelers from Chicago, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Indianapolis and beyond.
The Castle is an original 1906 Victorian home with wide wrap-around porch, eight-sided turret and quartersawn oak floors and trim throughout. It houses 3 jetted tub/fireplace suites and 2 classic guest rooms, registration area, common area gift shop, guest refreshment area and a 3 story owner's quarters.
The Castle Keep, a contemporary style building includes 5 guest suites, all with jetted tubs and fireplaces, a large breakfast room, a commercial kitchen, the Royal Retreat Spa Room, a separate entrance banquet room with handicap accessible restroom, additional public facilities, and an additional Owner/Innkeeper apartment spanning the walkout level of the building.
The Inn is nestled on a total of 65 acres of lakefront, native woodland, wildflower and lawns. A winding driveway connects the two main buildings and well marked nature trails lead to the Screen house overlooking Emerson Lake. The outside space provides extensive decking with seating surrounding a fire table, a garden igloo with year round accommodations, a screened gazebo, and expansive lawns overlooking a natural pond.
The expansive grounds and facilities create a Storybook Wedding Destination for intimate midweek weddings and romantic elopements, which have grown into an excellent profit center.
The property features advantageous commercial zoning making further expansion easily attainable. The property also offers several additional options for expansion. Architectural drawings provide future owners the opportunity to expand the multi-purpose room into three new luxury suites. If a manager's apartment is not needed, that existing space could be converted into 2 rooms to increase to 15.
Expansion of food service to include dinners for guests & the public is possible utilizing the commercial-style kitchen & existing indoor & outdoor seating.
The property is surrounded by a number of popular destination locations on the Eastern Coast of Lake Michigan, from the beach towns of Saugatuck, Holland and South Haven to the vibrant nearby cities of Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. The area offers easy access to Southwest Michigan's wine country, numerous craft beer distilleries, farm to table restaurants and year-round cultural events.