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Castle in the Country Bed & Breakfast Inn

340 M 40 S , Allegan, MI 49010-9731 USA (Show map)
137 Reviews
$129 - $289
per night

Check Dates Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified


Come out to the Country for your escape to the Extraordinary. Relax in romantic rooms or suites at our Saugatuck area B&B with King or Queen beds, whirlpool tubs for two, fireplaces, Flatscreen Cable TV/DVD, FREE Wi-Fi private baths or sip a glass of wine beside our Outdoor Fireplace. 65 acres of wooded trails and complimentary use of Kayaks and a pontoon paddleboat on our private lake. Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast every morning. Indulge in the on-site spa at our Saugatuck area bed and breakfast for couple's side-by-side massages, pedicures, manicures, and facials in a beautiful natural setting. Our "Adventure Map" will pinpoint the best restaurants, wineries, antique or art gallery shopping, as well as providing scenic routes to the nearby towns of Saugatuck, Holland, South Haven or Kalamazoo. After exploring the beauty of Southwest Michigan, retreat to our romantic rooms at our bed and breakfast in Michigan. Follow the link to "Visit Website" for celebration & spa getaway packages!


Rooms & Rates

Premium Whirlpool Suite

Luxurious and spacious room filled with comfortable amenities and beautiful decor; featuring a two-person Whirlpool tub, fireplace, in-room bath w/two person shower, TV/DVD/VCR/CD, alarm clock/radio, free WI-FI access,King sized bed, Air-Conditioning and Robes. Full gourmet breakfast served daily. Wooded property with trails for snowshoeing, xcountry skiing or hiking. Private lake on site with kayaks, paddleboat and screened porch overlooking the lake. On-site spa with relaxing services to book prior to your arrival date.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $239-$309

Deluxe Whirlpool Suite

Richly appointed with queen sized bed,two-person whirlpool tub, fireplace, private bath w/ shower, sitting area, cable TV/DVD/VCR/CD, free WI-FI access, alarm clock/radio, Queen sized bed, Air-Conditioning and Robes. Full gourmet breakfast served daily and wooded walking trails available for snowshoeing, xcountry skiing or hiking.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $219-$269

Classic Rooms

The Two rooms in the classic category are the smallest rooms at our Inn. They are cozy with angled ceilings and feature a queen sized bed with luxurious linens, private bathroom, cable TV/DVD/CD,all-season fireplace, alarm clock/radio,free WI-FI access, desk/chair,and Air-Conditioning. Full gourmet breakfast is served daily and 65 acre property includes a private lake with complimentary Kayaks,and paddle-boat for guest use. Wooded trails are available for snowshoeing, xcountry skiing or hiking on-site. On-site Spa area provides relaxing services to be scheduled prior to your visit dates

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149-$199

King Arthur Suite

With an all-seasons view of pond, woodlands,rolling farmlands, and a hand painted cathedral ceiling, this dramatic Suite evokes a reaction of WOW from many of our guests. It features a deluxe two-person whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, King-sized bed. Private bath with two-person shower. Flat screen TV/DVD in room. Robes, complimentary toiletries. Air-Conditioned. FREE WI-FI Full Gourmet Breakfast Daily. Complimentary use of Kayaks and Paddleboat

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Sir Lancelot Suite

With a clean and contemporary feel this impressive Suite overlooks the pond, woodlands, and gazebo area. It features a deluxe two-person whirlpool tub, 3-sided gas fireplace, King-sized bed, cove ceiling. Private bath including a tiled two-person shower. Flat screen TV/DVD/I-Pod docking station in room, Robes,flameless candles, bath crystals,complimentary toiletries provided. Air-Conditioned. Free WI-FI. Full Gourmet Breakfast Daily. Complimentary use of Kayaks/paddleboat on-site

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Romeo and Juliet Suite

Reminiscent of an Italian villa or a European courtyard, this Suite is washed in warm, earthy colors and features a hand-painted cathedral ceiling. The ornate wrought iron bed is King sized and the whirlpool tub for two is heart shaped. The suite also features a gas fireplace which may be viewed from both the bed and the tub. Private bath with shower. Cafe-style table and chairs,Flat screen TV/DVD/CD, alarm clock in room. Flameless Candles, Robes, bath crystals, complimentary toiletries. Air-Conditioned. Full Gourmet Breakfast Daily. FREE WI-FI Complimentary use of Kayaks and Paddleboat

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Kingdom Suite

Evoking a sense of grandeur and elegance, this spacious, 600 square foot premium whirlpool Suite was designed as the Master Suite of the home. Hardwood floors softened by area rugs and antique mahogany furniture create your luxurious romantic weekend or honeymoon retreat. Flatscreen TV/DVD, I-Pod Docking station, Free WI-FI, Recliners,wood-burning fireplace. The 2-person whirlpool tub is raised to provide a commanding view of the fire. Private bath with shower. Full Gourmet Breakfast included Daily. Complimentary use of Kayaks and Paddleboat.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Royalty Suite

Welcoming and romantic this suite is rich with details that showcase magnificent turn of the century craftsmanship. From the patterned hardwood floor to the intricate plastered ceiling, this 300 square foot suite wraps you in old world elegance. The antique queen sized bed is positioned to take full advantage of the view overlooking fields and woodland. An electric fireplace and a comfortable sitting area provide wonderful ambiance to the suite. Private bath with 2-person whirlpool tub and shower. Complimentary use of Kayaks and Paddleboat. Full Gourmet Breakfast Included Daily

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Crowning Suite

Spacious and airy, this 300 square foot suite was once used as the gentlemens' billiard room. Featuring an original wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors,French doors open to the bath area with a 2-person Whirlpool tub providing the perfect spot for fire watching or star gazing through the skylight above. Private bath with shower. Robes, bath crystals and other complimentary toiletries provided. Flat screen TV/DVD/I-pod docking station in room, Free WI-FI. Individually controlled heat/air-conditioning. Full Gourmet Breakfast Daily. Complimentary use of Kayaks and Paddleboat.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Lady Guinevere Suite

With soaring ceilings and a natural woodland view, this suite provides a rich and cozy retreat. Featuring a heart shaped two-person whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, king-sized bed, and a hand-painted armoire. Private bathroom with shower is set under a tiled roof. Flat screen TV/VCR/DVD/CD, alarm clock in room. Robes, bath crystals,complimentary toiletries. Air-Conditioned. FREE WI-FI. Full Gourmet Breakfast Daily. Complimentary use of Kayaks and Paddleboat on-site.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Jewel Box

An arched window frames a serene view of rolling hills, pond, and fields. This Jewel toned room is our smallest room, full of ambiance with angled ceilings as it is located in the tower of our Victorian House. It features a Queen sized bed, an electric fireplace and a Private bath with shower. Robes and complimentary toiletries are provided. Flat screen TV/DVD/CD alarm clock in room. Air-conditioned. Free WI-FI. Full Gourmet Breakfast Daily. Complimentary use of Kayaks and Paddleboat.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Golden Tower

A favorite of the innkeeper, the round room is positioned in the eight sided turret of the Castle. The white iron and brass bed is queen sized and the electric fireplace and flameless candles provide a romantic glow. Flat screen TV/DVD/CD player, alarm clock in room. Robes and complimentary toiletries are provided. Individual controls Heat/ Air-Conditioning. Private bath with shower and adjacent sitting area with vanity. FREE WI-FI. Full Gourmet Breakfast Daily. Complimentary use of Kayaks and Paddleboat.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Camelot Suite

Escape to our most recently renovated suite with an amazing Eastlake Antique King sized bed, sitting area, Flatscreen TV/DVD and Ipod docking station, Crystal Fireplace, wet bar with refrigerator/freezer and coffee maker. This luxurious, barrier free suite features a bath with 2 person walk-in shower, rainfall shower head, two person whirlpool, 2nd Flat screen TV and a second crystal Fireplace. This room is in a secluded wing and has an outdoor entrance and outdoor seating area. FREE WI-FI. Full Gourmet Breakfast Daily. Complimentary use of Kayaks and Paddleboat.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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137 Reviews

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4.4 on September 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed two nights at Castle in the Country for our Mini-Moon. We stayed in room Sir Lancelot.... The room was beautifully decorated, the bed was the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in anywhere and our room was discreetly put back together each day by room service while we enjoyed our intimate two course breakfast. Our stay was very relaxing, quiet, comfortable. We will definitely enjoy a return visit.

A Wonderful Getaway

4.8 on September 22, 2014

This was our 5th stay at the Castle in the Country and it was just as pleasant as the others. Ruth and the staff always have good recommendations for things to do and new places to try. The breakfast was delicious, and provided a great start to the days. The views from our room and on the grounds do not disappoint. Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer. We can't wait to go back.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guests, We're always so happy to see our returning guests! It keeps us challenged to stay on top of our game for having the best recommendations for things to do and new places to try. We'd love to have you back for even longer on your 6th stay with us and we promise to keep delivering on our promise of hosting a great getaway experience for you each and every time.

Beautiful and relaxing

4.4 on September 15, 2014

We stayed for one night on our way to Traverse City. We found the Castle in the Country to be beautiful, clean and relaxing. Ruth provides much attention to detail in the decorating and comfort of your stay. She was very helpful to us in determining were we would want to spend our limited amount of time and found that she was right on the money. Her recommendations did not fail us. Breakfast was wonderful. My husband and I are both gluten free and they made every effort to accommodate us. We stayed in one of the smaller rooms and that was fine for what we needed, but would recommend any of the suites they have on the property. We were able to view all of the rooms before we left and they are wonderful for a romantic getaway.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guests, We're so happy when our guests notice the attention we pay to every detail of their stay. We know that the decorating, cleanliness, quality of the breakfast and the suggestions we make for the right restaurant in the area all merge together to make a beautiful and relaxing experience. We'd love to have you visit again for a longer stay in one of our eight Whirlpool/fireplace Suites for your own wonderful and romantic getaway.

great getaway!

5 on September 12, 2014

Very nice stay definently a great choice to get away with your significant other had a great time. Service was amazing very well prepared and planned had great information and maps for everything to do nearby.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, We're so glad you had a "great getaway!" here at Castle in the Country with your significant other. We love to wow our guests with amazing service and also help them get the most out of their experience both on our 65 acre wooded property and in the surrounding area of Southwest Michigan. We'd love to give you lots of great suggestions for the Fall or Winter getaway you're considering. Hope to see you soon.

Perfect getaway!

5 on September 09, 2014

We only stayed one night, but would have loved to stay longer! This is a beautiful old Victorian home in the country, but close to Lake Michigan. The owners did a wonderful job of keeping with the era of the home, but giving it an updated look with modern amenities. (flat screen TVs, free wif-fi) The home was super clean everywhere... inside and out! We had our bikes with us, so we were able to ride on the trails on the property. We rode to the lake where you could either use the paddle boat or kayaks. We chose the paddleboat and it was so fun! We rode our bikes back up through the trails and grabbed our picnic basket that was ready for us to take to the screened in gazebo. It was a delicious dinner of a fresh green salad, homemade pot pies, rolls, sparkling juice and delicious little bite sized desserts. We even had Ms Abby, the resident cat join us! After dinner, we went on a short drive to visit our son in nearby, Holland. When we came back, we grabbed a couple complimentary movies and popcorn to take up to our room. We stayed in the Golden Tower, which was beautiful and cozy. Everything was very tastefully decorated. Slept very well! In the morning we again rode our bikes to the breakfast house.... fresh fruit, juice, a freshly made blueberry muffin and made to order omelet. All delicious!! I would recommend this B&B to anyone that wants a peaceful, relaxing spot in the country. (In fact, I already have to at least three people!) No details have been left out. The owners definitely know what they're doing!

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guests, Thanks for your wonderful review of Castle in the Country B&B Inn. Even though your visit with us was short, you seemed to know just how to make it the "Perfect Getaway". We're so glad you enjoyed the mix of our authentic Victorian country home with the modern amenities that everyone wants. We're thrilled when our guests take full advantage of our trails, the paddleboat and the peaceful lake while they're here. Ms Abby (our resident outdoor cat) is always happy to be invited into the screened gazebo while you enjoy your romantic dinner at the Inn. It means a lot to us to have our guests refer their friends and family to us and we'd love to have you back sometime soon. It'd be fun to see just how much more you two could do within a couple nights' stay :-)

Beautiful place to celebrate life!

5 on September 06, 2014

My husband and I spent our 26th anniversary here and loved every detail that Ruth and Herb put into this place. The scenic path and surrounding wildlife was beautiful, our room was AMAZING and the breakfast, cookies, coffee, teas, hospitality, and amenities available were perfect. We have been to several bed and breakfasts in various states and this one is on the top of our list. We will highly recommend it and definitely return. Two other couples that we know also came here this past year and were in different rooms than ours and had the same experience we did. Keep up the fantastic job of putting meticulous detail into your Inn for couples to get away.

Not worth the cost

3.0 on September 04, 2014

Location matters a lot, and in that respect, Castle in the Country delivers. The surrounding forest is beautiful. However, the house is three stories high, which requires you to carry all of your bags yourself up three stories with no assistance. The room was not very attractive, much like your grandparent's extra bedroom with a nice name tag. The house does not have central air. The air conditioning unit was very, very loud. Parking was ample, however. There was free popcorn. Breakfast and the view (though breakfast was not large nor a culinary feat), was pleasant. Check in is a bit late (4pm-6pm). Checkout is a bit early (11am). Which was also a bit annoying. So if you're coming, make sure you're coming for the nature, because there isn't much else that makes it worth it.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad that you found our property and the access to nature that it provides worth your while. Although we have Eight suites with central air-conditioning and each of these are filled with very unique, modern amenities including Whirlpool tubs for two, King sized beds, FREE WIFI, large Flatscreen TVs, the room that you booked is, as we indicate through photos and description on our web site our "smallest, coziest" space and it is the only room with an in-window air-conditioning unit. We have remedied the noise level of the unit and are sorry that you didn't mention it to us while we could do something about it for you. We do our best to accommodate early arrivals while still being fully prepared with the cleanest room or suite possible for each of our guests, we also encourage our guests to stay on property for as long as they wish after checking out of the room in order to give them additional time for using our on-site trails, paddleboat, kayaks and private lake. Again, we're sorry that you were not aware of those accommodations regarding check in and check out.

Wonderful B&B

4.8 on September 04, 2014

We truly enjoyed our stay at Castle in the Country. Ruth and Herb do a wonderful job at paying attention to details. They are extremely accommodating and have a perfect set up. I highly recommend this facility if it is in your price range!

Perfect setting for a getaway

4.6 on August 19, 2014

Our room was lovely and overlooked this gorgeous property. Ruth couldn't be nicer or more helpful and Herb's gourmet breakfasts were the best way to start the day. Loved the walks through the wooded areas and the amenities available at all times made our stay there that much nicer. Will definitely be back

Anniversary Celebration

4.0 on August 11, 2014

We celebrated one night at Castle in Country Bed & Breakfast for our 10 year anniversary. We could not have celebrated any better. Everything was top-notch. The room was superb, the food excellent and the gounds were so peaceful and well kept. I would highly recommend a stay here and we will definitely return.

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Location Type

Southwest Michigan, South Haven, Saugatuck, Holland, Kalamazoo, Countryside, Wine country


Kalamazoo, MI (AZO-Kalamazoo Battle Creek Intl.) 25 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-94 west to US 131 North to M-43 west, then 10 miles to M-40, turn right, 10 miles to B&B.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Free WI-FI service, kayaks/ paddleboat, Screened porch at private lake, Marked Walking Trails; snowshoes, screened gazebo;, Outdoor Propane Firepit, On-site spa

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails

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  • Check In:: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited ashtray provided outside on covered porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No will provide info regarding Pet Boarding availability

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on Weekends; 3 night minimum may apply to Holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1/2 of total booking charges required at time of booking as deposit.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be received 14 days prior to reservation. There is a $25 fee when cancelled with at least 14 days prior. Cancellations occurring within the 14 days prior window will be charged the total reservation deposit.



Herb and Ruth Boven

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Herb is an avid bicyclist and also enjoys kayaking and hiking. Ruth enjoys gardening and decorating.

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  • Time Served: 9:00; 9:30 or 10:00 by choice
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


Hot Deal

Fantastic Fall Fun-Away Save up to $259

Regular Rate: $1295 now $1036 (20% Savings:)

Save up to $259 stay five nights and get one night free! Views from every window and space to catch your breath and relax. Come on out to the Country for the perfect autumn getaway. Follow our Adventure Map for Winery Trails, Antique Shops/Malls, Farmer's Markets and Biking/Hiking Trails. Our whirlpool/fireplace suites are filled with rich fabrics, thoughtful details and beautiful decor. Sunday-Thurs. stay five nights and get the fifth night FREE! We have on-site Spa services and offer Side by Side Couple's Massages, as well as many romantic specials and packages. See our web site and book online. Come out to the Country for a getaway to the extraordinary.

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Special Package

Kiss Work Goodbye

Enjoy the perfect getaway with these weekday specials: May-October: Book 5 weeknights & get the 5th night free. Nov-April: Book 4 weeknights & get the 4th night free. For more details, please visit our Castle in the Country website.

Royal Treatment Package

Add that extra touch of romance with our Royal Treatment Package. - Receive a welcome gift waiting in your room upon check-in - Pamper yourselves with a 1 hour couple's side-by-side massage - A picnic basket to take up to your room, out on the trails, or bring it along on your day trip to one of the quaint towns surrounding the area. - Finish out the day by using a dinner voucher at one of 3 fantastic best of the best restaurants in the area. Sweeten your stay with us by adding this package to any stay of two nights or more. $395 in addition to room rate. For more details, please visit Castle in the Country's website.

Celebration Package

Celebrating something with your sweetheart? Anniversary, Birthday, Honeymoon, Babymoon, or maybe you're just celebrating the chance to finally get away together. We've got the package for you! Our Celebration Package is sure to round out a romantic stay and includes: - A bottle of chilled grape juice along side a platter of cheese, fruit and crackers, and a welcome gift all waiting in your room upon check-in - An hour long couple's side by side Chocolate Bliss Massage - Dinner at the Inn for one night of your stay - A Dinner Voucher to one of 3 fantastic best of the best restaurants in the area. - A Breakfast Tray brought directly to your room one morning of your stay. Sweeten your stay with us by adding this package to any stay of two nights or more. $595 in addition to room rate. For more details, please visit Castle in the Country's website,

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Details Diamond Collection

340 M 40 S , Allegan, MI 49010-9731 USA (Show map)

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