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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
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Lovely vignettes everywhere...

I've seen the Castle from the road many a time. I drove in and saw what beautiful, and a bit of quirky grounds they have! I spent quite a bit of time exploring a couple of paths... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bay City, Michigan
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Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen the Castle from the road many a time. I drove in and saw what beautiful, and a bit of quirky grounds they have! I spent quite a bit of time exploring a couple of paths, they had delightful finds! Fairies, gnomes, a huge knight in full metal armour, ponds, flowers, small wooden bridges, and many other great finds.... More 

Thank tymetraveler222
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We did the self tour. Very interesting. Lots to see and learn. Saw 4 set ups for upcoming weddings. Historical interest.

Thank BertaMaya
Charlevoix County, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Attended a wedding here and everything was beautiful!!! The castle staff was very helpful, and Grey Gables did the catering and it was delicious! Great place for a wedding!

Thank RoxysMomma72
Lansing, Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Amazing history in this wonderfully restored castle/farm! Beautiful gardens and the trains! Great place for a wedding.

Thank Jill W
Stanton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

If you are anywhere around charlvoix I highly recommend visiting castle farms. It was kept so beautifully. The views where amazing. Being able to learn the history as well was nice. Had a few weddings being prepped while I was touring. Those settings where we'll done. You definitely need to experience castle farms

Thank renob88
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My husband and I have been to the northeastern portion of Michigan's lower peninsula many times but had never heard of Castle Farms. Because of going to Charlevoix and reserving our hotel through Trip Advisor, we received an email about things to do in the area and Castle Farms was one of them. We truly enjoyed our visit. The buildings,... More 

Thank Susan B
Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A great place to visit. It was a most pleasant surprise that we did not anticipate on our visit to Charlevoix. (Did not prepare for the area by reviewing Trip Advisor). We were able to sneak in --time wise--due to upcoming wedding on property and then it closes to the public. I do not even know how to describe the... More 

Thank ED B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Not worth the price. Yes, I had a nice time with my husband (and our tour with 20 other people) but the food was cold, bland and tiny portions served "family-style" and shared by 6 other people that didn't know each other. This set-up would have worked if the band wasn't so loud. Good music, talented people - just too... More 

Thank Amy M
Souderton, PA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after reading about it on Trip Advisor on our way through town. It was interesting and very pretty but wasn't as authentic as I thought it would be. It is definately a gorgeous venue for weddings and events, though. We had a short amount of time in the area and probably would have preferred doing something else... More 

Thank Laura E
Trufant, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the Castle with some friends. We did the self guided tour which is well marked. I thoroughly enjoyed the Castle and the grounds are beautiful. They did a remarkable job of restoring the Castle to its former glory. I would allow at least 2-3 hours and more if you take your time. Make sure to bring or get... More 

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