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Family Vacation Day @ Castle Farms

This place is very interesting and enjoyable for all ages, my teenage son loved the railroad... read more

Reviewed today
MICHELLE G
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GLADWIN
Relaxing visit

We were all wonderfully surprised by how nice this attraction is. We had no idea what to expect... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robert R
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Windsor, Canada
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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...more
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5052 M 66 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720-8519
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Reviewed today

This place is very interesting and enjoyable for all ages, my teenage son loved the railroad garden, we enjoyed walking around and seeing and imaging what a castle looked like. Beautiful place and beautiful gardens, we even got to meet the owner on our tram...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just experienced our first visit and found the people friendly and helpful including wine tasting at an additional fee. The rennovation was nicely done but we left with the impression this facility is basically one for wedding and parties and the “castle” part of the...More

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CastleFarms, Public Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us David. As you may have learned in your tour, this Castle was originally built as a dairy farm, then turned into an art mecca and shortly after that, it was a rock concert venue. By this time,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were all wonderfully surprised by how nice this attraction is. We had no idea what to expect, but my wife loves gardens, so she was in heaven. The morning was spent just walking about and looking at all the sites. There is a self...More

Thank Robert R
CastleFarms, Public Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Robert! We are so happy that you and your wife loved the Castle and gardens as much as we do. Come back and visit us any time!

Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a tram that takes you around the Castle grounds and gives you some history. A butterfly house, small trail and then you can either do a self-guided tour or take the guided one. We did the self-guided. Was a little disappointed you didn't...More

Thank Teri M
CastleFarms, Public Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us Teri. All of the rooms you saw, are the actual castle. As you may have learned in your tour, this Castle was originally built as a dairy farm (it was a luxurious Castle for cattle), so all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here for a wedding. I was actually the DJ, but the couple are also good friends of mine. The wedding coordinators for this place are fantastic! They do a great job communicating with you and the wedding party throughout the entire process. I...More

Thank Matthew B
CastleFarms, Public Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed working with our staff!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for young and old. Used primarily for wedding ceremonies and receptions (4 locations on site), they also have a self guided tour which will entertain all ages. There is a pond with several ducks who will come right up to you looking for...More

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CastleFarms, Public Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It sounds like you had a great time! There really is something here for all ages. Those ducks sure do love to eat so they aren't shy when they see a human with a handful of food!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Friday. I'm glad we got there for the early tour because they closed at 2 pm that day. Loved learning about the history of the castle and meeting the owners! It was also fun to see so many weddings set up for the...More

Thank Dana H
CastleFarms, Public Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! The owners are wonderful people who had a huge vision to save this property and we couldn't be more thankful for all of their hard work and dedication to bring this place back to life!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this very well restored architectural beauty south of Charlevoix. It was built just before the Great Depression by a Sears & Roebuck executive and then went bankrupt. The estate fell into disrepair and the roofs fell in. It was bought by a...More

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CastleFarms, Public Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Our current owner has put a lot of love into this property to restore it back to it's original blueprints. Plus, she added a few extra details for people of all ages to enjoy!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Charlevoix for 18 years, and always see this place on the way to somewhere else. I couldn’t stop saying wow on the tour! Beautiful gardens, the castle and collections of antique toys and royal memorabilia, a huge model train display,...More

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CastleFarms, Public Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! We are happy to hear that you finally had time to stop by and say hello. There is so much to see around the property for people of all ages to enjoy!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour group of 45 senior travels were amazed by the renovation of the farm. It is well restored and has a very interesting history. A little quirky, but a good stop. Be prepared to walk quite a bit between buildings, it was a long...More

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CastleFarms, Public Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us Carolyn. The current owner, Linda Mueller, has put in a lot of love into restoring this historical site. We are so happy that you and your group stopped by to enjoy it with us!

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Donald B
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What time of year? The side garden is beautiful. The little round room across from the trains would be unique - you stand in the middle and whisper and can be heard anywhere in the room... It is a beautiful place with lots... More
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Thank you very much for answering the question for us! We hope you were able visit us!
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
(231) 237-0884, give them a call at this number.
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