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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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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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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 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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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

Libertyville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My family and I visited Castle Farms on July 26th of this year. We have been in Charlevoix many times during the past 2 decades, but had never heard of this place until this year. The brochure made it look like a fascinating place to visit --- European style gardens, renaissance architecture, the whole nine yards. Having been to the... More

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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 sorry to hear that you found the Castle a disappointment. On the day you chose to tour, thousands of guests were on site attending our annual Craft Show / Fiber Arts Festival. Held July 25-27, the juried vendors and exhibits utilized most... More

Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great luncheon at Castle Farms and afterwards we took a great tour around the grounds of the farm. Beautiful day!

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

It’s always wonderful hearing from guests. We love sharing the history of our magnificent French Renaissance castle, and it’s especially grand when the weather cooperates! We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your tour and delicious luncheon. Castle Farms has no on-site restaurant, but our caterers do an excellent job in accommodating groups of 20+ for a luncheon or dinner prior... More

Whitehall, Michigan, United States
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It was interesting to see how the current owner has renovated this historic site. The grounds were in shambles, but today everything is spotless with sunning gardens. A must for train lovers.

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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. Current owner Linda Mueller has accomplished a stunning restoration. The buildings, which date back to 1918, are a magnificent tribute to the skilled stonemasons who built the farm, and the manicured grounds make a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll. The Castle’s Garden Railroad... More

Tucson, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Attended a wedding there last weekend and was delighted with the buildings and grounds. I hadn't been there since it was a music venue years ago. The outdoor ceremony and indoor reception were both lovely. Many other weddings were going on at the same time, but we wouldn't have known it (except for the women's rest room that needed attention... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit to the Castle. People who attended concerts in the past (1976-1993) often remark how lovely the Castle is, now the buildings have been fully restored, and the grounds manicured and perfect for strolling on a summer afternoon or evening. While the Castle is open daily for historic... More

indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Castle Farms is a great experience. It is good for kids and adults. You learn so much and every thing is interesting. The gardens are beautiful. Take the guided tour at10 A.M. everymorning. It is only a dollar more and very well worth it. Don't miss Caastle Farms.

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

We love hearing from visitors! Thanks for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed the Castle. Our daily 10 am public guided tours during the months of July and August have proved so popular, we’ve decided to feature them in September, too! We hope you’ll visit the Castle again in future. There’s always something new to... More

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