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Castle Farms

5052 M-66 North, Charlevoix, MI 49720
231-237-0884
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Charlevoix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Owner description: Open year round, Castle Farms is one of Northern Michigan’s top historic attractions, as well as one of the Midwest’s premiere wedding venues, with... more » Owner description: Open year round, Castle Farms is one of Northern Michigan’s top historic attractions, as well as one of the Midwest’s premiere wedding venues, with exclusive private bridal areas. But this 35 acre estate built in 1918 features so much more! Displayed throughout the majestic stone walls, soaring towers and magnificent gardens are a variety of museum quality collections featuring castles, antique toys, and royalty memorabilia from around the world. Our 1918 Museum showcases items from that time era, plus World War I. 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 1,600 feet of track and 35 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. « less
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

the castle, it's history, & the grounds were the highlights. the guided tour was just too long most of the information was repetitive and the ten minute video before the tour was.....well I could have done without.

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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 magnificent stone buildings, history and gardens are a community treasure. Some people love the 10 am public guided tours we’ve offered during the summer months (September included), while others prefer to stroll at their own pace. We hope you’ll consider visiting again... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My family and I went to Castle Farms and we were completely amazed. As soon as I walked on the premises I was transformed into a princess/queen. From the castle itself, gardens, and train set it was just stunning! We actually did a twilight tour of the castle which was great, because we got their early enough to see the... More

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

Thank you for telling us how much you enjoyed your recent Twilight Tour of Castle Farms. Though they’re now finished for the season, our Twilight Tours are very popular, and we’ll be repeating them in 2015. We also appreciate your comments about our staff. Laurie and our other tour guides are amazing, making history come alive for guests on tours.... More

Charlevoix, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Our entire family recently visited the Castle - 4 generations worth of family (my mother-in-law who's 91, my wife and I [grandparents], our daughter and her husband (in their 30s) and their twin boys (4 years old). We all had a wonderful time. My mother-in-law especially loved the beautiful stone buildings (they're nearly 100 years old!). The Castle has wheelchairs... More

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

We love hearing from visitors! We’re glad to hear your entire family found the Castle to be so much fun. Be sure and bring everyone back for a visit next time you’re all together. There’s always something new to see and do at Castle Farms. More

Lake City, Michigan
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106 reviews 106 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Came here for a wedding. It is a nice place with pretty gardens. But...the food was not good. Overcooked chicken and beef, potato was pretty good. Overall, beautiful place for a wedding, but don't expect gourmet dinner.

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

Thank you for 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 facility. The Castle, with its gorgeous gardens and historic stone buildings, is a wonderful spot to celebrate a wedding. We’re sorry to hear about your disappointing dining experience. As the Castle does... More

East Jordan, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It is an absolute honor to work at Castle Farms with a fantastic group of people. Everyone takes great pride in their work and strives to makes the guest experience the best they've had. Often, team members are found going above and beyond, providing some of the best customer service in Northern Michigan. There is definitely something for everyone at... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took the self guided tour-a brochure for this is included in the price of admission and serves as a good guide for walking through the gardens and "castle". Not truly a castle in the European sense, but rather a renovated farm that has castle-like features. Outdoor gardens were in full bloom (late this year due to Michigan's exceptionally cold... More

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

We love hearing from guests, and we’re glad you enjoyed our beautiful gardens. The Castle is a photographer’s dream, with stunning French architecture and gorgeous locations around every corner. One of Michigan’s top historic attractions, Castle Farms is open daily for tours from 9:30 am – 4 pm. Kids love feeding the fish, playing games of giant chess, visiting Norm... More

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