We finally made it up to Castle for our first visit of the year, and as always we had such a great time. Ruth and Herb and all the staff did such a great job in taking all the proper steps with covid. We felt 100% comfortable being there, making our getaway exactly what it should be fun and stress free. Castle stands alone as one of the best places to go. Ruth did a amazing jobs on letting us know where to go to eat with what places were practicing the proper covid steps and which ones weren't. Its small things like that makes this place one of our favorites. We have been staying here for over 6 years, got married here and always tell all of our family and friends about this place. Thanks Castle for another memorable stay and see you in the fall.
I had a booking with Castle in the Country, though they would not respond to any of my numerous message attempts, and every single message was ignored despite email confirmation it had been received. I found it to be very rude. If you are unable to for fill a request it should not be difficult to simply advise a customer. I luckily found somewhere else and was able to get a full refund, but was very disappointed about their lack of communication and unwillingness to respond to a guest. I still have never had a reply to this day, and this happened months ago.
This time we stayed in the room which overlooks the pond and celebrated the late winter/early spring of Michigan. We enjoyed a quiet evening in our well-appointed room after a nice walk through the trails in the woods and some quiet time down by the lake. Breakfast was great and our hosts did wonderfully well at making us comfortable and contented.
We stayed in the Crowning Suite in the main house. The host was accommodating to our late arrival which was very much appreciated. Suite has a Fireplace (we we used each night), a Hot Tub, DVD player and Keurig machine. TV could have been a little larger, but no big deal. It was nice to have use of a small refrigerator in the common area for my leftovers. The cookie was delicious and a nice surprise. Also appreciated that the fridge was stocked with various pop and water. Breakfast was a good portion and very good! Breakfast was served in another building on the property which you can walk or drive to. Definitely worth the splurge and would return in the future as well as recommend to others.
My fiance brought me here so we could have a romantic weekend away, sans kids, to celebrate my birthday and spend some quality time together. This place is definitely off the beaten path, in the best way! We approached at dusk on a winding country road, and Castle in the Country was beautifully illuminated with tasteful lighting. Ruth greeted us upon our arrival and explained the details of our 2 night stay package, which was the "Royal Treatment Experience". She provided some recommendations of places to see and restaurants in the surrounding area. We ended up trying Salt of the Earth and Butch's and they were both excellent! The restored Victorian home itself was so stunning and there was so much attention to detail. Even though our visit was towards the end of January, the weather was not as brutal as it could have been and we were even able to enjoy some wine and our picnic basket in the gazebo by the lake! We stayed in the Kingdom Suite which was absolutely lovely. Again, fantastic attention to detail. We also enjoyed the in room hot tub and fireplace. Everything was meticulously clean and you can tell the place is cared for extremely well. There seemed to be many other guests during our stay I noticed in the dining area for brunch, but overall our stay was very quiet. Speaking of brunch, the included meals were delicious! It was also a nice touch that in the common area of the home, there was a self served fresh basked cookies, homemade granola and coffee area. Our room also had a Keurig inside of it. I feel like I may have jumped around a bit in this review, but to sum things up, we absolutely LOVED our stay here. It was beautiful, quiet, quaint and whimsical. I imagine we will visit again sometime during the warmer months!…