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Address: 5052 M-66 North, Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone Number: +1 231-237-0884
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Open year round, Castle Farms is one of Northern Michigan's top historic...
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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Magnificent place

This is a very majestic place. After the renovation, the venue can be rented out for weddings. Please do stop by the gift shop to purchase ornate trinkets. There is a life-size... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a very majestic place. After the renovation, the venue can be rented out for weddings. Please do stop by the gift shop to purchase ornate trinkets. There is a life-size chess board and pieces in one of the gardens. Excellent place for nice group and family photos. It was worth the visit during trip to Mackinaw Island.

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

We love hearing from guests! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about your recent tour of Castle Farms. The Castle’s location (only 50 miles north of Traverse City and 50 miles south of Mackinaw City) makes it an easy stop for anyone traveling in Northern Michigan. Open daily for tours, the Castle is a unique historic venue that appeals to young... More 

Alpena, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I visited Castle Farms to attend a bridal show, but the grounds and the old concert photo's were reallly the highlight of this venue. I would highly recommend for a wedding or other gathering!

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

Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed your time spent here at Castle Farms! Nearly 100 years of history make the Castle a special place for any type of event: weddings, anniversary and birthday parties, family reunions, corporate event, etc. Castle Farms is also open daily for self-guided tours. Visitors get a chance to stroll the grounds, view... More 

Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We had a 70-person family reunion held in Petoskey, Michigan for 6 nights in June 2015. I wanted to do something a little out-of-the-ordinary one evening so after much research on Trip Advisor, I called and talked with Charlynn McBee and made a reservation to do their "Farm-to-Table Dinner and Twilight Tour" for our group on Monday, June 15. Charlynn... More 

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

It’s always wonderful hearing from guests! Thank you so much for letting us know how much your family enjoyed your recent Family Reunion, Farm-to-Table Dinner and Twilight Tour at Castle Farms. Charlynn McBee, the Castle’s Tour Director, does a magnificent job of hosting groups visiting the Castle. Her special touches and attention to detail in planning and coordinating dinner event... More 

LaPorte, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Visited Castle Farms with my granddaughters. They had a blast! I was there two years ago and it has grown since then. The girls were given a sheet of paper for a Scavenger Hunt. When you are done, you get a fake tattoo. The Gardens are beautiful and the owner does them herself. I had the opportunity of talking to... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you and your granddaughters enjoyed your recent tour of Castle Farms. The Castle’s owner, Linda Mueller, has grandchildren of her own, and often plans things with them in mind (our chess sets came about partly because of Linda’s grandchildren; they love playing chess with Linda because... More 

Lansing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We just had the wedding of our dreams at Castle Farms! Everyone we interacted with was helpful and friendly. Johanna was knowledgeable, supportive, and made sure we had everything we would need for our big day.

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

We love hearing from our Castle couples! Thanks for letting us know that everything was perfect on your wedding day. Johanna (we think she’s wonderful!) and the entire Castle team work hard to provide world-class customer service for every guest at the Castle. Congratulations again, and best wishes for a long and happy life together. More 

Detroit, Michigan
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited last fall, when the leaves were in full force. This placed amazed us and I can't believe we had never visited before. We did the self guided tour and enjoyed it very much. the trains, which also didn't interest me at first, were so cool! I can't wait to bring my niece and nephew back during arm weather... More 

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

We love hearing from Castle guests! Hearing that your visit last fall proved interesting and amazing put big smiles on all our faces. We think you’ll enjoy what the 2015 season offers: more trains running over more tracks, more spectacular flowers blooming in the Castle gardens, and more additions to our museum collections. We look forward to seeing you again... More 

Clinton Township, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Just an awesome place to go for a wedding. Very romantic, delic food was served.everyone who works there is friendly, courteous.

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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 to hear you enjoyed your time spent at our beautiful facility. The Castle, with its gorgeous gardens and historic stone buildings, is a wonderful spot to celebrate the joining of two lives as one. Please give the happy couple our best wishes. More 

London, ON
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113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Read about this on TripAdvisor, and knew this would be something I would do. From the minute you drive into the parking lot, it is like you are transported into another world. The grounds are extremely well landscaped, and the place itself is huge. There is lots to see and do here, both for adults and children. They do an... More 

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

We love hearing from Castle guests. Thanks for taking the time to share about your recent visit. We’re glad you enjoyed your tour, and found so many things of interest. Featuring nearly 100 years of history, the Castle – with its gardens, stone buildings, museum, antique collections, and the largest Outdoor Railroad in Michigan – offers something for everyone. We... More 

Frankenmuth, United States
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The castle farm and its history were worth the tour. The history is very interesting and the property is also.

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

Thank you for letting us know about your recent visit to Castle Farms. We’re glad you enjoyed our beautiful castle and its history. Please stop by again when you’re in the Charlevoix area. There’s always something new to see and do at Castle Farms! More 

Lansing, Michigan
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Went for a friend of my daughter wedding. If you want to do up a wedding in a big way and stay in Michigan this is the place. My only suggestion is to wait until summer gets here. These people know how to do an event!

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

We always appreciate hearing feedback from guests. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed yourself as a recent wedding guest. The Castle host numerous events and festivals throughout the year, with their success due in part to our terrific staff. We agree wholeheartedly about our little gem of a town – there’s a reason it’s called ‘Charlevoix... More 

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Address: Address: 5052 M-66 North, Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone Number: +1 231-237-0884
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Charlevoix
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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