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Castle in the Country is “the” place for your next romantic getaway. Castle in the Country gives you a chance to escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary. With warm and inviting service, blissful grounds, and luxurious accommodations, you will enjoy a stay you won’t soon forget. The Castle, located in Allegan, is one of Michigan’s top boutique lodging options. As the deserving recipient of  myriad accolades for its top notch service, romantic atmosphere, and endless luxuries, you’re sure to have a magnificent stay. So for your next intimate weekend getaway, look to the Castle in the Country for your ultimate escape. 

The Castle 

The Castle in the Country is situated on 65 acres of secluded, beautiful wooded grounds making it the perfect place to disconnect and unwind. In the center of the grounds sits ‘The Castle’ – A dreamy Victorian home that looks like it jumped out of the pages of a storybook. Walking up to the front of the property you will be greeted with a large, cozy wraparound porch, where you can take in the awe-inspiring views and relaxed ambiance. 

Entering the home you will be greeted with Victorian charm with a large traditional stairway framing the foyer. Ruth and Herb Boven, the owners and innkeepers, will welcome you fondly and help get your stay started off right, going above and beyond for your comfort. The inn offers 10 unique room options, plush comfortable beds, private baths, and private fireplaces in every room. You can choose the Crowning Suite, offering hardwood floors, king-sized bed, and skylight above your private jetted tub to view the night sky. The Sir Lancelot Suite is another great option, giving you a truly luxurious stay and donning modern decor, spa-like features, and large windows to overlook the property’s pristine pond.  No matter your choice of room you will not be disappointed. Every room offers top-of-the-line comforts that will make you feel right at home.

Adventure In The Backyard 

Castle in the Country is a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle no matter the time of year. The inn offers complimentary activities to enjoy the outdoors throughout all of the seasons. In the summer months take advantage of the private lake, with complimentary kayaks and paddle boats to explore this beautiful landscape. Or you can choose to take out one of the fat tire bikes to further discover the property. In the colder months tour the 65 acres of woods in your snowshoes, or channel your inner child and pick up a complimentary sled. And, if the snow is good, you can even book a magical sleigh ride.  The innkeepers can guide you on the many trails traversing this property to make sure you see all of the sights. No matter the time of year, spend some time walking this outstanding estate, and get closer to the outstanding nature surrounding . 

If you would like to enjoy the outdoors in a more relaxed way, head to one of the many outdoor fire pits located on the property. They are all situated to give you amazing views of the enchanted forest while you sit back and unwind. If you head down one of the trails to Emerson Lake, you can spend time finding your zen in one of the many rocking chairs at the screened in dock giving you some amazing lake views. Castle in the Country has plentiful options for anyone to enjoy the great outdoors. 


In addition to it’s high-end, luxurious accommodations, The Castle offers its guests  a world class spa, allowing you to refresh and renew during your stay. The Royal Retreat Spa is conveniently located in the Castle, making it easy to take part in the extensive list of services. When entering the spa, you will be greeted with soft lighting, relaxing music, candles, and certified massage therapists who will provide the best services to help put you in the perfect frame of mind. 

The spa offers a variety of treatments; from couples massages to a chocolate bliss massage, whichever you choose you can not go wrong and will have a truly relaxing experience. If you would like to upgrade your stay at Castle in the Country, try the Spa Package. This gives guests the ultimate spa experience with their stay and adds a couples massage, chocolate covered strawberries, and a bottle of Asti Spumante to your visit, giving you a truly romantic getaway.

Made From Scratch Breakfast

Start your day off right with a made-from-scratch breakfast each morning of your stay. Owner and innkeeper, Herb Boven, loves creating an inventive breakfast menu for the guests. Taking the best ingredients from the local farmer’s market to create delicious meals, your palate will be pleased and your appetite fully satiated. If you have any dietary restrictions, let Ruth and Herb know and they can work with you to create a scrumptious morning meal. Enjoy your breakfast from the comfort of your room or in the welcoming dining room. The dining room is situated perfectly in The Castle to give you panoramic views of the estate’s pond. 

If you would like to upgrade your stay and add a special celebration meal, look into adding the Royal Treatment or Celebration packages. The Royal Treatment package is a popular addition where the innkeepers will pack a delectable selection for a private and relaxing picnic lunch on the property. Your picnic basket will be full of local fruits and cheeses, homemade bread, and delectable finger foods. If you are looking to celebrate a loved one, consider adding the Celebration package. This is a dinner package that allows you to choose a spot for a romantic meal; in your room, outside on the patio, or in the dining room. Whichever spot you choose the innkeepers will make sure you have a wonderful dining experience as you enjoy a delicious three course meal served with your choice of wine from a local winery. 

Your Special Day 

The romance and luxury found at Castle in the Country will inspire you on your special day. The Castle has been called one of the best places in Michigan to pop the question to your loved one. You can choose from some amazing spots on the property for your proposal; watching the amazing sunrise by the lake, strolling through the enchanted forest trails, lounging by the firepit on a winter’s eve, or spending time under the stars at the romantic gazebo.  No matter which location you choose, all make great spots for this monumental day. The innkeepers will assist you every step of the way, and will help you create the most magical moment possible on your special day. 


Castle in the Country offers specials year round to make the most of your stay. The Castle invites you to  “kiss your work week goodbye”, and take a mid-week vacation with a variety of weekday specials, some offering 20-25% off your stay. The Castle also thanks first responders, military and essential workers with special discounts available for your stay.  

If you would like to add something unique to your stay try adding one of the trip enhancements available. You can choose from a craft beer adventure, a winery tasting getaway, or a fat tire bike to explore the grounds of the Castle in the Country and the surrounding Allegan area. No matter your choice the special additions will make for a fun and enjoyable experience.  

The Castle In The Country has received praise from esteemed news and media outlets such as; Reader’s Digest, Conde Nast, Travel & Leisure, USA today, and Midwest LIving. All commending Castle in the Country for its charm and luxury, making it one of the most romantic getaways in the midwest. Check it out for yourself and spend some time enjoying the royal treatment in this fairytale like setting. A stay at Castle in the Country will be an experience you won’t forget.

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