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Castle Farms

5052 M 66 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720-8519
+1 231-237-0884
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One word, EXTRAVAGANT!

Went to a good friends daughters wedding here and all I can say is damn impressive! This venue can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tdear666
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La Plata, Maryland
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Gorgeous

Well labeled self-guarded tour. Took 1 1/2 hour to leisurely walk it. Three weddings were being set... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LRCBME
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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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 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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  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dairy farm” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5052 M 66 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720-8519
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+1 231-237-0884
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to a good friends daughters wedding here and all I can say is damn impressive! This venue can handle many weddings all at once it is so huge! The accommodation even in the smaller rooms are tremendous! Place looks like a gigantic Scottish Castle,...More

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CastleFarms, Public Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We work very hard to make everyone's visit the best it can be. From our wedding couples and their guests, to visitors coming by to learn about the 100 years of history and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well labeled self-guarded tour. Took 1 1/2 hour to leisurely walk it. Three weddings were being set up so were closing early.

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CastleFarms, Public Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy that you enjoyed your self-guided tour and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

What an amazing place to get married. Everything was just beautiful!! We will be back in the summer to take my kids on a tour of the castle.

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

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Definitely stop by again this summer with your kids to play in the train garden, feed the ducks and explore the Castle!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve attended many events at Castle Farms, but took the tour and trolley with family and a toddler. All loved it. Fascinating history, pretty gardens, great wedding venue. Because food is always catered, the Castle is a big boost to the local economy and much...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and kind words. Castle Farms loves being a part of the Charlevoix community and we try to contribute in any way we can! We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

My wife and I spent around two ours in the self paced tour of the place.. We had a wonderful time exploring the castle although the rail way station model wasn't working.More

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

We are so happy to hear that you had fun on your self-guided tour! Our outdoor model railroad is typically up and running from Memorial Day to Labor Day since Michigan weather is a bit unpredictable. Feel free to come by again to see the...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful and remarkable place. I cannot wait to be in my sister's wedding at Castle Farms. We walked around and just enjoyed every bit of being there.

Thank Heather T
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We purposefully visited during the off season and experienced a self guided tour. The Castle is filled with interesting history and amazing memories! We were able to take our time on the things that are interested us and move on quickly from areas that we...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We showed up around 3 and it closes at 4 but they didn’t give us any trouble. The walking tour was great. There were pictures showing what it looked like in the past and some cool photo ops. I could see why people like getting...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

We had a little extra time on our 25th Anniversary Road Trip from Florida to Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel and on a whim, we decided to stop at CASTLE FARMS. No regrets!!! WHOA! Originally built in 1918, this Castle is a GEM now that so...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is an excellent place to have a wedding and reception. It is not only beautiful, but the staff make everything fun and organized in your wedding planning.

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Donald B
31 January 2017|
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Response from rhprincess | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from CastleFarms | Property representative |
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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