Castle in the Country Bed & Breakfast Inn

340 M 40 S , Allegan, MI 49010-9731 USA (Show map)
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❤️ Visit for best rates, full availability and special packages. ❤️ 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, Flat-screen Cable TV/DVD, FREE Wi-Fi, and private baths. Sip a glass of wine or cup of hot chocolate beside our Outdoor Fireplace. We have 65 acres of wooded trails with complimentary use of Kayaks and a pontoon paddle-boat on our private lake during warm weather, and free snowshoes to walk the trails during the delightful snowy times. Also 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. Follow the link to "Visit Website" for celebration & spa getaway packages!




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

Fabulous find

5 on March 30, 2017

Thank you to the Castle in the Country proprietors and staff for making my recent stay such a positive one. The room was spacious and beautifully appointed; the bed was extremely comfortable; and the entire experience was warm and welcoming. I will definitely return in the future.

Great Mother-Daughter getaway

5 on April 09, 2015

Had a wonderful and relaxing time at the castle in the country, during our mother-daughter getaway! This was my mom's first time staying at a bed and breakfast, she loved it, as did I. We LOVED everything about the Camelot Suite, exceptionally clean, beautifully decorated rooms, very friendly and helpful staff! The breakfast's were very delicious and filling! The chocolate chip cookies were oh so yummy! Lots to do around the area and you don't have to drive too far to get to where you want to go. Must eat at the Grill House in Allegan! Ruth, Herb and Michelle, Thank you for making our stay enjoyable, we appreciate all you did to make us feel welcome!

Castle In the Country

5 on January 06, 2015

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved this place. We went on our anniversary and it was amazing, we would definitely go back!!!

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guests, We're so glad to hear that you and your boyfriend loved our place and we'll love to have you return for an amazing birthday, or, an escape from a hectic work schedule, or, whatever reason you want to celebrate being together:-)

- Ruth Boven (innkeeper/owner)

Great Bed And Breakfast!

5 on November 17, 2014

This is the second time that we have stayed at the Castle in the Country. Everything about the stay was great! From the moment that we arrived and were greeted by the owner until we checked out, everything was perfect. The room was quiet and clean. The breakfast was outstanding. There isn't a bed and breakfast around with a better breakfast offering. Everything was great! The location is also perfect. There is plenty of things to do because it is close enough to Holland, Saugatuck, Grand Rapids and Fennville. We will definitely stay here again and again.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, We love having our guests return "again and again" and we'll be looking forward to your 3rd...4th...5th...?? visits to our bed and breakfast. We really want the experience of all of our guests to be perfect because we know how much couples are depending on having a "quiet and clean" room, "outstanding breakfasts" and "plenty of things to do" in our surrounding area for their romantic getaway. Thanks for choosing us and thanks for letting us know that you'll be back again. Hopefully it will be soon!

- Ruth Boven (innkeeper/owner)

Amazing Bed and Breakfest

4.0 on November 17, 2014

We loved this Bed and Breakfast. It was so relaxing and romantic. A great place to escape. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The breakfast was amazing. If you are looking to get away without the kids you need to come here.

A Piece of Heaven

5 on November 15, 2014

Our fourth stay and it did not disappoint! Camelot Suite is amazing! So appreciate Ruth and Herb's hospitality. Location is wonderful; attention to detail brilliant! Look forward to a return visit!

Beautiful place to stay

5 on October 29, 2014

We stayed for our 5 year wedding anniversary to have a weekend away. It was a gorgeous relaxing stay, we loved walking the grounds, the delicious breakfasts, and the wonderful dining in the area. We will definitely be back again.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guests, A 5 year anniversary is a great reason to celebrate and we're so happy you chose us to help you relax and experience your well-deserved weekend away. Hopefully the peaceful walk through the property, the delicious breakfasts and the great dining experiences in our area are good lures to bring you back...maybe even before your next anniversary :-)

- Ruth Boven (innkeeper/owner)

relaxing and beautiful

3.6 on October 26, 2014

Soon as we entered the front door, our service was wonderful! Super friendly and helpful , happily accomadated our every need. Breakfast each morning was amazing! Such a relaxing atmosphere! Grounds are beautiful, especially in the fall.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guests, We loved hearing that you found your visit relaxing and the grounds beautiful during your fall visit. We really try to provide value by giving you the best ideas for great foodie experiences, wineries and brew pubs and we're thrilled to hear that you thought the breakfasts were amazing.

- Ruth Boven (innkeeper/owner)

Exceeded our expectations.

5 on October 22, 2014

This was our first experience staying at a Bed and Breakfast, and it most certainly won't be our last. We stayed at Castle in the Country for our honeymoon and everything was spectacular. We upgraded to the royal treatment package and it was worth every penny. The food was wonderful, everyone we met was very nice and personal. I could write pages of worth of great things to say, the only negative is that it will be difficult staying somewhere else because this stay has raised our expectations. We hope to return again next year.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guests, We had such a great time hosting your honeymoon! It's fun for us to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests and especially when they are "first time B&B" goers it's even better to be able to set the bar high that we hope you'll be back to visit Castle in the Country sometime real soon:-)

- Ruth Boven (innkeeper/owner)

Perfect Getaway

5 on October 22, 2014

Breakfast was amazing! It was very relaxing, cozy, and romantic. Beautiful property!

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guests, Thanks for your 5 star review of Castle in the Country as your "Perfect Getaway". We love being your "go to" place for relaxing and hope you'll be back soon to enjoy the food, the cozy and romantic rooms and the property.

- Ruth Boven (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Kingdom Suite

Designed as the original master bedroom of the century old Castle, the amazing architectural details and elegant decor deliver on the promise of total relaxation and pampering. Located on the second floor, the Kingdom Suite boasts an adjoining sitting room and is appointed with both period antiques and modern amenities.

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

King Arthur

Our most popular suite, the King Arthur features a vaulted ceiling and an enormous picture window overlooking the Castle's secluded pond. Located on the second floor of the Castle Keep, this suite is a perfect space for guests who plan for the ultimate romantic getaway.

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

Sir Lancelot

With a modern and romantic ambiance this luxurious third floor suite is located in the Castle Keep and overlooks the pond, a serene woodland view, and our secluded gazebo. If you?re seeking an ideal location for a honeymoon, anniversary or birthday getaway-look no further.

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

Camelot Suite

The perfect blend of Classic and Contemporary, the Camelot Suite creates the feeling of your own secluded kingdom. French doors leading to your own private patio provide easy access to the wooded trails of the entire Castle in the Country estate.

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

Crowning Suite

This inspiring space will set the mood for your retreat away from the world and is located on the third floor of the Castle. Dramatic angled ceilings and original hardwood floors blend with contemporary touches to provide the perfect getaway for your celebration.

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

Romeo and Juliet

Write the script for your own love story in this amazing accommodation. Located on the third floor of the Castle Keep, with all the charm of an Italian Villa, this premium suite is washed in gold and burgundy colors and features hand-painted midnight sky cathedral ceiling.

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

Lady Guinevere

Located on the second floor of the Castle Keep the Lady Guinevere's soaring ceilings and old-world charm provides a rich and romantic retreat.

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

Royalty Suite

Located on the second floor of the Castle, the Royalty Suite provides the best of both worlds, and exudes the charm and elegance of the century-old Castle while wrapping in all of the modern amenities you?re looking for.

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

Jewel Box

Let the jewel toned colors of this room envelope you with a rich and rewarding ambiance and you're sure to feel tucked away and safe under the gabled roof line of the Castle.

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

Golden Tower

A golden glow draws you into the dream world of this eight-sided turret. A favorite of the innkeeper, the round tower creates the illusion of your own secret gazebo.

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

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Location Type

Southwest Michigan, South Haven, Saugatuck, Holland, Kalamazoo, Countryside, Lakeview, Rural, Secluded, Waterview, Wine country


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

Directions to property:

From Chicago area, take I-94 east to exit 60 (Paw Paw, MI)M-40 north 16 miles to B&B. From Ann Arbor area, take I-94 west to exit 60 (Paw Paw, MI) M-40 north 16 miles to B&B. From Grand Rapids area, take US 131 to Allegan/Martin exit west to downtown Allegan to Cedar, turn left to M-40 South, turn right, then six 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, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Spa, Castle

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Spa, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Complimentary WI-FI service, kayaks/ paddleboat, Screened porch at private lake, Marked Walking Trails; Snowshoes, Screened gazebo, Outdoor Propane Firepit, On-site spa, King Size Beds

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Outdoor Fireplace, Lake Access, Natural Pond, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

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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: Outside only ashtray provided outside on covered porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No will provide info regarding Pet Boarding availability
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on Weekends; 3 night minimum may apply to Holidays
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1/2 of total booking charges required at time of booking as deposit.
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Herb and Ruth Boven

Languages spoken


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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

Signature Dish

Royal Eggs & Cheese
A guest favorite.


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