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Castle Farms

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Address: 5052 M 66 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720-8519
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+1 231-237-0884
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Great place to make life time of memories....

Went there for a destination wedding, have to say the owners have a beautiful place. Nicely decorated, good food, wait staff, bathrooms and display of the Farm and how it become... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Armada, Michigan
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Armada, Michigan
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for a destination wedding, have to say the owners have a beautiful place. Nicely decorated, good food, wait staff, bathrooms and display of the Farm and how it become what it is today.

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Thank 2goodtimes07
CastleFarms, Public Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to review your visit to Castle Farms! We love hearing from our guests. Catering and waitstaff is supplied by local Caterers, but we will be sure to share this great feedback with them as well. We hope you will come visit us again. More 

Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently had my bridal shower in the West Garden Room and it was a most wonderful time! The room was set-up perfectly and the staff were both friendly and helpful. I noticed guests taking their time departing after the event because they were enjoying reading portions of the Castle's history along the walls as they walked out. Just another... More 

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Thank cassidyn195
East Jordan, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restoration of architecture. Real piece of history attached to the dairy farm. Walking or tram tours work great.

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Thank jsvankuiken
CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Linda, the Castle owner, has such a love for the Castle that truly shows through in the restoration of the property. We're so glad that our visitors see that as well. Our tram tours are included with admission and serve as an excellent way to view the entire property and hear about the history from a knowledgeable guide! We also... More 

Alma, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I wanted to take the time to show our appreciation and gratitude for everything Castle Farms and their staff did to make our wedding day so special, especially my event coordinator, Sarah, who was super helpful and always available when I needed her. Our wedding was absolutely beautiful and will forever be the best day of our lives and it's... More 

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Thank rpetzak
oconnors13, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to share about your wedding! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed working with our team. They are very passionate about what they do and clearly it shows! We hope that you will come visit us again, perhaps for your anniversary?Congratulations on your marriage and all the best in your future together. More 

South Haven
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

UPDATE 3/5/17: We did receive a new signed check. I would like to respond to the comment that Castle has now posted on my reviews (see Yelp). The reason we did not notify Castle of our concerns was because we were on our honeymoon. I feel as though Castle may have forgotten that people do tend to take those after... More 

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A wonderful investment in this community attraction, and a tribute to the investor. A total rebuild, and excellent tourist attraction, from a deteriorating old farm! The owner had a vision of what this old farm could become, and now it is reminiscent of a European Castle that serves this community for meetings, conventions, weddings, and events! The catering is provided... More 

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Thank fpachulski
CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review the Castle! We are so thankful for Linda Mueller and her efforts to restore the property for future generations. Grey Gables is one of our Preferred Service Providers, and we agree that they are quite excellent! We will pass on the kind words. More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I am a photographer and my client want to travel to Castle farms for an engagement session. Upon arrival I could see why... BEAUTIFUL! They were very accommodating and open to letting us explore the property! I think this would be a wonderful place to have a wedding!

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Thank Lynlee K
CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you had a great visit during your recent engagement photo session. We would love to see the photos; our coordinators gush over anything around weddings and love! We hope you'll come back to visit us again. More 

Crete, Illinois
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

This large sprawling collection of buildings and structures is a treat to see and visit. They are fascinating to look at and have a lot of history including many owners and uses. Most exciting however is that literally hundreds of world famous entertainers have played there. This visit will also give you a historical lesson in "rock snd roll!"

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Thank RAYMOND B
CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

We often hear from guests that the concert era was so much fun at Castle Farms! So many big names strolled these stone hallways. Thank you for visiting us and I hope you'll be back soon! More 

Bay City, Michigan
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1,279 reviews
492 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,383 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 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 

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Thank tymetraveler222
CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

We are very glad that you enjoyed exploring the grounds. We have so much for our guests to see and do while visiting: from the 70+ model trains, 30 minute guided tram tour and beautiful gardens, to the nearly 100 years of history, feeding fish, hedge maze and our amazing enchanted forest (which is almost an adventure in and of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank BertaMaya
CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to visit Castle Farms and share about your experience! We hope you'll be back! More 

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