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Castle Farms

5052 M 66 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720-8519
+1 231-237-0884
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Interesting

What a different place. We took the guided tour. Guide was extremely knowledgeable on the history... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sconietraveler
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Milwaukee
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Gorgeous Wedding Venue

Visited for a wedding on a summer Saturday and had a wonderful experience. Despite 5 weddings in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eaginse
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5052 M 66 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720-8519
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a different place. We took the guided tour. Guide was extremely knowledgeable on the history and architecture of the property. Son loved the feeding of the fish along with the trains. Was there for about 2.5 hours which was just about the perfect time.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited for a wedding on a summer Saturday and had a wonderful experience. Despite 5 weddings in the same day, the only overlap in attendees happened in the parking lot. Areas were well labeled, staff were readily available to guide guests and the setting was...More

Thank Eaginse
CastleFarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing about your wedding experience at Castle Farms! We are thankful to have a passionate team of people excited about the property, the events and all of our guests. We are glad to hear it shows! Hope you'll come visit us on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited late morning to check out the venue for my friend's wedding and was taken aback at how beautiful it is in person. Photos don't do it justice! There was plenty of parking in the ample lot and easy to find your way around the...More

Thank TheSFamilyof5
CastleFarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting us and sharing about your visit! We are glad you enjoyed your time and we look forward to having you back for your friend's wedding!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here with my family, unsure of what all we would see but was totally surprised with everything Castle Farms had to see!!!!! The beautiful gardens, ponds with fish we were able to feed, the barn of Sears history and the miles and miles of...More

Thank Leslie A
CastleFarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We love our new tram and we're so glad to hear that our guests are loving it too! The self guided tour is so handy for taking time to explore on your own, plus there are a few extra places you can peek around. Hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've driven past Castle Farms for decades - when it was dilapidated, while they had concerts, after it was restored. We even stopped a couple of times years back before the restore. You knew it had potential. We come up to Charlevoix area every June...More

Thank Jennifer W
CastleFarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We just love hearing from our families who visit us! Thank you for taking time to share about your trip to the Castle. We're so glad you had a wonderful visit, and we hope you had some aloe handy ;) We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held a Training Workshop here for our clients in the area, and it could not have gone better. The facility is so unique, and the staff was amazing. I highly recommend Castle Farms!

Thank RaymondD
CastleFarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We can't wait to have you back again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting tour of this original Loeb (Sears Roebuck executive) farm property which has been lovingly restored by Linda & Richard Mueller. Wonderful 2 hour tour with Gail. So much history, so much to see--Gardens / miniature railroad / collections of all kinds--currently being used...More

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CastleFarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking a moment to share about your recent visit of Castle Farms. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with Gail, we just love her too! We hope you will come visit us again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Castle Farms & took the guided tour & tram tour. Gale was our guide & she was very knowledgeable about the original owners up to the present owner. We were able to walk the grounds, take pictures & ask questions along the way. We...More

Thank Danny B
CastleFarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking time to review your recent visit of Castle Farms. We adore Gale and we are so glad you enjoyed her too. We hope you will come visit us again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My cousins wedding was beautiful! Only problem was that the wedding coordinator made the siblings of the bride wait until last to go to the buffet. The mother of the bride was highly upset about this! She asked multiple times why the other tables were...More

Thank Christina W
CastleFarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review your experience at Castle Farms! We are so glad your cousin had a beautiful wedding (and we agree, we have some amazing caterers that come on-site). We appreciate you letting us about the bride's siblings later dismissal for...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

This was an interesting place, however we came in May and most of it was not in working order. No one was there to help or really give information. Definitely go in the summer.More

Thank twnaples
CastleFarms, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us. Spring is time for us to get prepared for the summer, so we do offer our discounted tour rates during that time as we get set up. The buildings, history and collections remain the same year-round, however our gardens are...More

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Donald B
I'm thinking g of proposing there and was curious on if there would be any ideal places there?
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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Pat T
Will Castle Farms have the trams running on Sept. 5?. We have guests coming from N. D. & they would love to visit the grounds and the tram would make it easier for an elderly person. Thank you
29 August 2016|
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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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Tom977
I'm from out of town would love to visit.I'm traveling with two Shih-tzu's there well behaved love people and kids.Would they be allowed to come they would be in a pet stroller
1 October 2015|
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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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