Welcome to the Castle in the Country B&B Inn
a romantic lakeside retreat in the countryside of southwest Michigan...
What makes the Castle in the Country so special
Castle in the Country is an intimate four seasons boutique hotel known for its warm, welcoming hospitality, romantic amenities, and ideal location on 65 acres in Allegan, Michigan, with easy access to the Art Coast of Michigan in Saugatuck, the fun town of Kalamazoo, the fun festivals in Holland and the beach community of South Haven.
Fill your stay with adventures to local wineries and breweries, farm-to-table dining in the nearby towns, antiquing, apple picking in the fall, and skiing in the winter. Castle in the Country Bed and Breakfast Inn is one of the Michigans' premier destinations for exquisite sunsets, amazing breakfasts, and total relaxation. You may be tempted not to leave the property to enjoy the inn's private lake, spa, hiking trails, romantic outdoor igloo, luxurious whirlpool tubs and fireplaces, and complimentary use of their kayaks and snow shoes.
Unique Experiences at the Castle in the Country
Everything at the Castle in the Country Bed and Breakfasts speaks of romance. The inn caters to couples with a private spa experience in their Royal Retreat Spa Room where guests can enjoy romantic couples massage with candles, soft music, and talented licensed therapists. Many guest rooms have soothing whirlpool tubs and romantic fireplaces with gorgeous lake views. Couples wanting to relax in their rooms can order breakfast in and, as an additional indulgence, can order a romantic picnic in the many inviting outdoor areas.
Looking for a unique romantic experience? The inn has a romantic igloo on a side patio where you can reserve a two-hour experience with a yummy charcuterie board and a warm fire. During the warmer months, the igloo becomes a garden dome where you can admire the views of nature.
The expansive countryside property includes 65 acres of natural beauty. Guests can enjoy kayaking in the private pond, relaxing in the lake-side gazebo, or gazing out at the natural pond in their breakfast room.
Intimate small weddings and elopements are a specialty at the inn. Check out all the details here.
The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail is a great way to experience extraordinary Michigan wines that include 15 quality-focused wineries located in the Lake Michigan Shore AVA (American Viticulture Area).
For many years, Michigan was symbolized as the beloved motor state. Recently though, the Great Mitten State is becoming known as the Great Beer State, with dozens of craft beer producers making some of the boldest and best brews in the country. Fresh brew options are endless in Southwest Michigan. Check out this previous blog highlighting some of the great breweries in neighboring towns, including South Haven, Kalamazoo, and Holland. Wanting to stay close to Allegan? Check out Schaendorf Brewing Co. produces a rotating list of craft beers made on-site in their classy, renovated space downtown. Tantrick Brewing Co., also family-owned, rotates its taps with various IPAs, stouts, lagers, ales, and hard ciders.
Fresh and seasonal local produce focuses on the inn’s farm-to-table, full-course breakfast every morning. Savor the flavors of the rural Michigan location, including local/organic food from farmers' markets and family farms nearby. You can also indulge in freshly baked treats when you return each afternoon. The inn is centrally located in vibrant coastal communities that include award-winning eateries. The innkeepers have highlighted some of their favorite restaurants in Holland, Saugatuck and Plainville, and Allegan. So many options and reasons to book your stay today at one of the best bed and breakfasts in Southwest Michigan.
The property was built as a summer home by John H. and Caroline Wurtz in 1906 and was designed by an architect. Read about how this historic property was turned into a top-rated country bed and breakfast here.
The inn is open year-round and has plenty of winter fun and romance opportunities. Enjoy a day of snowshoeing on one of the many hiking trails on the 65-acre property. There are also local ski areas and plenty of warm fires to enjoy afterward, whether in the comfort of your own room or at one of the many nearby restaurants.
As you can imagine, the inn is breathtaking during the fall season. You also can enjoy a day of apple picking and exploring the many surrounding wineries.
Castle in the Country Bed and Breakfast offers a variety of activities to pique many different interests. Whether you decide to stay on property and enjoy a day of kayaking on the private lake, hiking on the trails, or exploring the countryside and surrounding towns, your choices for adventure are endless.
Enjoy a round of golf at an Arnold Palmer Signature course for 18 holes, or take a private lesson. Charter a fishing or sailing excursion and explore all that Lake Michigan offers.
If you are more into the athletic approach, rent a Hydrobike and pedal down the Kalamazoo River, have fun on a jet ski, climb the 312 steps to the top of Mt. Baldhead, or hop on a bike and ride to a neighboring town or winery. The quaint town of Allegan also has a zipline where you can zip over the Kalamazoo River.
Want more? How about a gourmet picnic basket at the inn filled with delectable treats for a wonderful lunch at a nearby state park or relaxing on an award-winning beach?
The Saugatuck/Douglas area has built a reputation as the Art Coast of Michigan and is a picturesque 30-minute drive away. An award-winning performance center, the Saugatuck Center for the Arts is a great spot to catch a concert or a theater performance. Before the show, go a few minutes early and walk through the art gallery and amazing sculpture gardens. The surrounding towns of Holland, South Haven, and Kalamazoo are filled with many galleries and shops. And during the summer, you can enjoy outdoor concerts on the riverfront in Allegan.