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Castle Farms

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Address: 5052 M 66 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720-8519
Phone Number: +1 231-237-0884
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Wedding at Castle Farms

A long trip to the USA for our friend's wedding at Castle Farms! Was well worth it! Beautiful venue. Gorgeous gardens (even in the cold!) The room was lovely. B.J's Catering did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Samantha B
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A long trip to the USA for our friend's wedding at Castle Farms! Was well worth it! Beautiful venue. Gorgeous gardens (even in the cold!) The room was lovely. B.J's Catering did the food which was fantastic. I was quite heavily pregnant with my son and the staff were so kind and helpful. We had a wonderful time.

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Thank Samantha B
Beachwood, Ohio
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Castle Farms is enchanting with a dragon and knight to enhance the grounds. The owner can be seen planting flowers and taking care of the grounds. You have a major restoration of the castle and buildings done to perfection. Trains to enhance the grounds and enchant the viewers. A perfect place to have a wedding or party. So thankful we... More 

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Thank tammymarty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great trip. Everyone was super nice and we got to meet the owner and renovator. Don't miss the French courtyard with 2 giant chess games. Or my personal favorite, the hedge maze with the trains. Took about 2.5 hrs and we didn't do all the loops of the trail in the enchanted forest. Highly recommend for children.

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Thank Mechelle R
Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We knew we would be touring a restored castle and having a dinner but we were in for so much more! This place is fantastic! So well done - so much care in the details! Even great for kids - they have a fantastic train yard, outdoor games area and maze, that made me wish I was a kid again.... More 

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Thank rhprincess
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dj'd a small wedding here and it was pretty well organized and the place has very nice grounds. The place is huge! It had four other weddings going on too and they were much bigger. Lovely place for a wedding and the food was well done. Just wish they could separate the areas a bit better.

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Thank Ed W
Charlevoix, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Castle Farms is one of the most beautiful venues anywhere for a wedding. Gardens are gorgeous the buildings have been restored to perfection and pride of ownership shows everywhere

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Thank Mary A
Michigan Center, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the former demonstration dairy farm of a Sears executive. The new owner is to be credited with buying, fixing up, and re-purposing this property. The gardens (installed as part of the restoration) are very nice. A great ambiance. However, when you are all done walking around, I felt like I had just spent two hours paying to tour... More 

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Thank Robert S
Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful venue with excellent service. The catering company did a nice job, decorations were good, and the gardens lovely.

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Thank TouristaMama
Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great story on this place. They did a wonderful job of restoring the place. Lots of things to see and do. Trains were neat. New Enchanted forest is a must do.

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Thank mmb46
Farwell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved walking around Castle Farms and seeing all the scenery and beautiful gardens. The trains were cool as well. We also got a tour, by tram, by the owners, which was a nice treat.

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