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Castle Farms

Address: 5052 M-66 North, Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone Number: +1 231-237-0884
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Charlevoix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Open year round, Castle Farms is one of Northern Michigan's top historic attractions, as well as...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Open year round, Castle Farms is one of Northern Michigan's top historic attractions, as well as one of the Midwest's premier wedding venues. Visitors can stroll throughout the magnificent stone buildings dating back to 1918, and enjoy gorgeous gardens. A variety of museum quality collections featuring castles, antique toys, and royalty memorabilia from around the world are displayed throughout the buildings. The Castle's 1918 Museum showcases items from that time era, plus World War I memorabilia. Children delight in feeding the huge rainbow trout swimming in the Reflection Pond, playing a game of giant chess, or hide-and-seek with the fairies and gnomes dwelling in the Enchanted Forest. Our Self-Guided Tours offer Scavenger Hunt tours for children, too! Everyone loves The Castle's Garden Railroad; with more than 1/2 mile of track and 68 G-scale trains, it's one of the largest in the State. Listed on both the National and State Historic Registries, Castle Farms is a world-class historic property where old world charm and modern-day elegance enchant visitors of all ages.

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Charlevoix, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Castle Farms is an awesome venue for parties, weddings, conventions, meetings, anything! They can arrange for catering and there are several hotels and bed and breakfasts nearby for guests. There is also a wonderful gift shop with so many things, I shop there often for Christmas.

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castlefarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoy Castle Farms. We think it’s an awesome place, too! The Castle is open year-round, and also offers historic tours. Tickets are available in our Welcome Center / Gift Shop, which is stocked with plenty of items for great Christmas presents. New inventory is arriving daily. The Gift Shop is also... More 

Farmington Hills, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Although I imagine most people come to this place for weddings, it is great that they allow you to visit the buildings and grounds on your own via self-guided tours ($10), or by taking a guided visit. At the start of the visit you will find a media center that shows a short video explaining the history of the place:... More 

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castlefarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent visit to Castle Farms. We’re glad you had a good time enjoying our beautiful gardens and historic stone buildings dating back to 1918. The Castle was never a private residence. Originally built as a working model dairy farm, it was once home to two hundred head of dairy cows.... More 

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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We took a self guided tour, and for a couple of 30-somethings that doesn't normally like taking tours of places, we enjoyed every bit of it. They give you a sheet with numbered areas and there are numbered signs that help guide you around the castle. The video in the beginning gives you the background setting and history of this... More 

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castlefarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

We love hearing from guests who’ve visited the Castle, and we especially loved hearing from you! Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your recent tour. Current owner Linda Mueller’s foresight in restoring and maintaining the architectural integrity of the great stone walls has resulted in a world-class property of historical significance. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great atmosphere! It was dark and rainy so we didn't see much of the grounds. The castle itself was very elegant. The food was alright.

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castlefarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your recent visit to Castle Farms. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed the wedding and our beautiful historic facility. Since the Castle does not have a restaurant on-site, all events are catered in. The caterers, as well as menu options, are chosen by the bridal couple. You may wish... More 

Monroe, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Wedding was to be outside in the courtyard, however, with rain, it was changed to a pavilion area with no problems. Staff were on the job, from welcoming you in to the food service attendants. Which they did a wonderful job. Inside the castle was just beautiful.

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castlefarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

We love hearing from guests who’ve visited the Castle. We’re delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time at the wedding. Rain or shine, the Castle staff strives to provide world-class customer service to all guests, and making a bridal couple’s every wish come true. Please give the happy couple our best! More 

Holland, Michigan, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This was the first time we had heard of Castle Farms near Charlevoix and were pleasantly surprised when we went there for their Fall Festival. This is a gorgeous building for events, especially weddings, and has a very interesting history! We would highly recommend a visit whenever you find yourself in this part of the country!

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castlefarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your recent visit to Castle Farms. Our Harvest Festival was so much fun, with the Mini-Farmer’s Market, wagon rides, pumpkin bowling, sack races and other games, plus historic tours. Be sure and mark your calendar for next September and this annual event! More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've been to many weddings. I was not to excited about this wedding venue until I got to witness friends of ours getting married here. Wowza. Most beautiful wedding ever. Perfect location, beautiful outdoor court yard wedding. Gorgeous.

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castlefarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

It’s no wonder so many bridal couples choose to have their weddings here at Castle Farms. The Castle is one of the premiere wedding venues in the State of Michigan. We love hearing from visitors, and we especially love hearing from our bridal couples, their families and guests. We’re happy to hear that the weather cooperated and that the day... More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Castle Farms is very interesting and a great place to roam around. It is amazing what the current owners have done to the place to keep it restored. Enjoyed it very much.

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castlefarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

We love hearing from visitors who’ve toured the Castle. The Castle’s owner, Linda Mueller, has done a marvelous job restoring the magnificent stone buildings. The Castle gardens are fast becoming world renowned. We hope you’ll consider a return visit in the future. There’s always something new to see and do at Castle Farms. More 

Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My 5 sisters and I visited Castle Farms a few days ago. We all absolutely loved it!! The grounds are beautiful and well manicured. The train display is great for all ages. Castle Farms is a combination of beautiful elegance and tranquility. Don't miss the maze. I can imagine what a lovely wedding venue it would be. Makes you feel... More 

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castlefarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your recent visit to Castle Farms. The Castle’s beautiful stone buildings and gardens lend themselves well to a royal walkabout, and we love sharing the history of this magnificent property with our guests. We look forward to welcoming you in future! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful wedding destination. Beautiful facility and completely set up for groups, large and small. Lots to do in the surrounding area for your guests, too.

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castlefarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

We always enjoy hearing from visitors touring the Castle, and we also love hearing from bridal couples and their guests. Castle Farms is open year round, and we think it’s one of the most romantic venues a bridal couple could choose. For those considering a wedding venue, there’s a reason they call our little town Charlevoix the Beautiful! More 

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