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Castle In The Country
Bed and Breakfast

Allegan, Michigan

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Built in 1906, our century old Queen Anne Victorian welcomes guests with spacious common areas, original quarter sawn oak woodwork & intricately patterned hardwood floors.

Architecturally designed, the Castle houses 3 Whirlpool/Fireplace Suites: English Rose, Bittersweet, Heron and 2 Classic Rooms, Peacock & Rose Gazebo.

Admitted into the prestigious Innkeeping organization, Select Registry, we're one of only Eight properties in Michigan meeting the highest standards for hospitality & quality.

The Castle Keep

The Castle

Purchased by the Boven's in November 2004, this extraordinary 8700 square foot contemporary building is in a natural setting overlooking our own 5-acre water lily pond. Our favorite part about the property is its bird's eye view to the ever-changing scenery of the surrounding countryside.

Usually found baking or cooking in the commercial kitchen, located at the back of the Castle Keep, Herb also tends the landscaping & general business operations. Ruth can normally be found greeting guests & providing complete conceirge service. She also provides tours for prospective wedding couples & wedding coordination for scheduled events.

Purchased by the Bovens in November 1990, this extraordinary 7000 square foot Queen Anne Victorian building is a prominent landmark & surrounded by lawn & gardens. Our favorite part about the property is its wrap around porch & the distinctive 8-sided turret.

Our family living quarters are located at the Castle as well, which we share with our two dogs, Crusade a black flat coat retriever, and, Aiko, our sweet, but mischievous miniature poodle. We also have two outdoor cats, Kitton & Miss Smudgey, who keep our property free from roaming varmints & sometimes act as tour guide to guests while on site.

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Our Saugatuck, Michigan Area lodging accommodations go beyond expectations to meet your need for an extraordinary, relaxing & romantic weekend getaway. Why not spend your first or second honeymoon in Michigan or, choose our Inn, an excellent hotel alternative, for your next anniversary or birthday celebration.

With over 18 years of Innkeeping experience, Castle in the Country has been awarded the "Most Perfect Stay" & “Most Romantic Hideaway” by previous guests. As one of only eight properties in Michigan, we've been admitted into the prestigious Innkeeping organization, Select Registry after passing a rigorous Inspection process intended to ensure a level of hospitality and service that is unsurpassed in the industry.

We offer ten individually decorated Guestrooms/Suites within the timeless beauty of our century-old Victorian Castle or in our contemporary country manor house, the Castle Keep.

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Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway for two to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or honeymoon or, an all-inclusive event venue for a Destination Wedding & Reception, our Innkeepers will guide you through the process of designing your visit to exceed every expectation. 

Guest Room
On-Site Amentiies

  • Air conditioning
  • Bath robes
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee/Tea facilities
  • Desk/Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hot tub/whirlpool tub
  • Internet Service/Wi-Fi
  • Radio and TV
  • VCR/CD Player/DVD Player
  • Videos
  • Amenities Basket
  • Board games
  • Computer/ Conference Rooms
  • Copier/ Fax Machine
  • Library
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Wedding Facilities

Breakfast at the Inn

All of the food prepared at our Michigan bed and breakfast inn is prepared by our own Innkeeper/Chef, Herb Boven. Here in our beautiful spot in Allegan, MI we've elevated breakfast to celebration status! Our Add-on Picnic Basket package includes a loaf of homemade bread fresh from the oven, and our Dinner Option Packages are creative and satisfying. Using only the best local ingredients and fresh herbs, we promise to deliver a memorable food experience at Castle in the Country.

Menu for each morning is based on seasonal availability. Please let us know in advance of your visit if you have a special dietary restriction. We will do our best to accommodate special needs whenever possible. Breakfast is included in your room/suite cost) served at your own individual table from 8:30-10:00 am daily

Dinner in Your Room

Stay in, relax, unwind, and enjoy your luxurious room with this convenient dinner option. Add this in-room dinner and we will pack a delightful, flavorful and completely made from scratch dinner in a basket that makes the trip from our kitchen to your room stress free. Get every moment of together time you're looking for. (We recommend ordering at least 24 hours in advance to ensure availability. Menu options can be selected when you check in and are subject to change based on seasonal availability.)  We also have Event Dinner Menus (for pre-arranged or scheduled group packages)

Things to do ... or do nothing at all!

Your search for the perfect Michigan vacation has come to an end. We'll help you plan every detail to make your Michigan skiing or wine tasting experience far from ordinary at our beautiful 65-acre country estate! During your stay at the Inn, spend your time hiking through the trails in our very own enchanted forest. Or, kayak through the beautiful waters of our own private lake. For those with a less adventurous spirit take a jaunt on the paddleboat or relax in our screened porch and watch the wildlife. Schedule a side by side couple's massage in our on-site spa, The Royal Retreat, or watch a newly released DVD in your luxurious suite with whirlpool tub for two and fireplace. For those of you who need to be "fully connected" while you re-connect with each other, we offer FREE WI-FI from all common areas and most rooms/suites. We also offer two complimentary Internet stations if you would rather leave your own laptop behind.

The Castle in the Country Bed and Breakfast Inn is just 6 miles away from the historic town of Allegan, MI and just 30 minutes away from Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Saugatuck/Douglas, South Haven, or Holland. Every adventure will lead you through the most scenic countryside in all of Southwest Michigan. We've highlighted only the best restaurants, wineries, antique malls, and shopping on our Map and we'll provide personal concierge service to the hottest spots in Allegan County.

For shopping enthusiasts, there are boutique and home accessory shopping opportunities all around, including the April-September antique market held on the last Sunday of each month at the nearby Allegan County Fairgrounds. Art abounds along the Lake Michigan coast, called The Third Coast. Spend a day touring the beautiful countryside, visiting galleries along the way by taking the Blue Coast Artist Tour or ask your Innkeeper for other suggestions & referrals. Golf at one of the many exceptional courses such as the Lynx, Cheshire Hills, Clearbrook, Ravines, and more. We can assist with tee times.

Nearby Activities

  • Downhill Skiing: Bittersweet and Timber Ridge
  • Wine tasting Southwest Michigan Wine Trail or St. Julian's , and Warner Vineyards. Or visit Fenn Valley Winery and receive two free wineglasses when you present our coupon.
  • Self guided tour with our Castle in the Country Kingdom map through our 65 wooded acres
  • Allegan State Game Area, over 50,000 acres of untouched forested wilderness and cross-country skiing, hiking, or snowshoeing trails.
  • The State Game area maps are available here, but be sure to ask your innkeepers about recommendations and hunting season restrictions. (If you are thinking ahead for springtime, a previous guest, an avid birder, filed this trip report including springtime pictures.)
  • Kal-Haven Trail, a 33 mile rails-to-trails pathway connecting the cities of Kalamazoo and South Haven and contain both cross-country and snowmobile trails.
  • Horseback riding
  • Private Horse Drawn Wagon, Buggy or Sleigh rides. Schedule an On-Site Horse Drawn Wagon, Buggy or Sleigh ride for just the two of you or your group event.

Royal Retreat Spa

Book your Michigan spa package today and prepare to Relax, Refresh, and Renew! We've anticipated your every travel need when it comes to the packages we offer. We'll schedule your private Michigan spa weekend with the option to enjoy your selected services at the pond level Royal Retreat Spa Area of the Castle Keep. This private area has soft lighting, relaxing music and candles. Our certified Massage Therapists will provide a professional and seamless treatment that will put you in the perfect frame of mind to enjoy your well deserved vacation time. Please allow at least 24-hour advance notice when ordering all of our spa vacation services. Come out to the Castle in the Country Bed and Breakfast for an extraordinary getaway, miles away from the ordinary.


Let the Story of your "Happily Ever After" Michigan Wedding unfold at Castle in the Country Bed & Breakfast Inn. Fairy tales do come true, and we would love to help you plan every detail in this chapter of your own love story. When you choose our enchanting country bed and breakfast inn, we provide all the details necessary for hosting either your choice of an Intimate Wedding Packages for 2-50, or a wonderful Destination weekend wedding & reception for 25-100+.


  • We offer an intimate setting, uniquely different rooms, and as a result often fill to capacity. Because of this, our policies are different than most hotels and large resorts.
  • Check-in & Check-out:
    We are staffed to check in between 4-6 p.m. Check-out: 11 a.m. Early check in or late check out may be possible for an additional fee if our housekeeping schedule permits and must be arranged with the innkeeper on the day of arrival.
  • Pets
    Pets are not allowed exept when pre-arranged in Camelot's Chambers only. Dogs may not be left unattended at any time.
  • No smoking (An ashtray is provided outdoors on the covered porch)
  • Deposit Required for Reservations:
    A deposit of 50% of the total reservation cost (or the full amount for single night reservations) is required for all reservations. In exchange, we remove your unique room from our availability calendar and stop marketing it for your reserved dates.
  • Cancellations:
    Cancellation must be received 7 days prior to arrival date and will result in a $25 cancellation fee to cover our processing costs. If a cancellation is received within 7 days and we are unable to re-book, the total deposit amount will be retained. There is a $25 fee for changing reservation dates if done up to 7 days prior to arrival date. Changing dates within 7 days falls within our cancellation policy. There are no refunds for early departure. Group/event reservations may require larger deposits and 30 days notice for refund of the deposit. Concerned about canceling? We offer cancellation insurance to cover most reasonable causes for cancelling at a nominal rate.
  • Minimum Stay
    Two or three night minimum may apply for most weekend or holiday dates. When the 2 night minimum has been fulfilled, it may make a Friday or a Sunday available for single night stays. Please visit our online availability and booking page, or call for special arrangements. 1-888-673-8054.
  • Children
    Children are welcome to enjoy a family friendly getaway with their parents when arranged in advance in Camelot's Chambers or the English Rose Suite . In-room accommodations may be made based on room size and overall house occupancy. An additional fee of $20 will be charged for each person beyond the double occupancy.

Gift Certificates Available

Castle In The Country is a member of the following associations:
Michigan Lake to Lake Bed and Breakfast Association
Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII)
Saugatuck/Douglas CVB
Select Registry
Chamber of Commerce

 Castle In The Country
Bed and Breakfast
340 M 40 S
Allegan, Michigan 49010-9731

Email: herb@castleinthecountry.com
Homepage: www.castleinthecountry.com
Innkeepers: Ruth and Herb Boven

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