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Castle Farms

5052 M 66 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720-8519
+1 231-237-0884
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Don’t just drive by this, stop!

We have been coming to Charlevoix for 18 years, and always see this place on the way to somewhere... read more

Reviewed today
vlevi
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Very interesting

Our tour group of 45 senior travels were amazed by the renovation of the farm. It is well restored... read more

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Carolyn M
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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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 good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (22 reviews)
“dairy farm” (12 reviews)
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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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+1 231-237-0884
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"self guided tour"
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"gift shop"
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"dairy farm"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"great place to visit"
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"interesting history"
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"the dragon"
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"miniature train"
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"beautiful wedding"
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"model railroad"
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"this place is amazing"
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"chess game"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We have been coming to Charlevoix for 18 years, and always see this place on the way to somewhere else. I couldn’t stop saying wow on the tour! Beautiful gardens, the castle and collections of antique toys and royal memorabilia, a huge model train display,...More

Thank vlevi
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Reviewed today

Our tour group of 45 senior travels were amazed by the renovation of the farm. It is well restored and has a very interesting history. A little quirky, but a good stop. Be prepared to walk quite a bit between buildings, it was a long...More

Thank Carolyn M
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth the trip and will plan to return. This is truly a beautiful and magical place to visit for families and people of all ages.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a wedding guest, the venue is beautiful but it was not a great wedding venue. The venue seems unorganized to handle a wedding, which seemed surprising considering it hosts multiple wedding at one time. The reception area was extremely hot, it had ceiling fans...More

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

Thank you for sharing and we are sorry that you had a frustrating experience. We will be looking into the situation from the wedding and working with the team to ensure to improve all guests experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of history for the farm, animals, and owners. The conversion to today's venue is amazing and fascinating. The website information does not do this attraction justice.

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

Thank you Doug! Our owner, Linda Mueller, has done an amazing job in restoring the beautiful historic buildings. We are very appreciative and happy that everyone can enjoy this great property!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a neat stone, former dairy farm magically turned into a wedding destination. I would absolutely recommend it for a wedding but I would NOT recommend it as a tourist destination. It cost $15/person just to get in and see the place. I will...More

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

Thank you for sharing your recent experience while visiting Castle Farms. Our owner, Linda Mueller, has done a wonderful job in restoring the beautiful historic buildings. The museum-quality collections of royal family memorabilia, castles, and antique toys make Castle Farms a special place. Visitors love...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

GORGEOUS venue for a wedding. Had a wonderful time at this beautiful castle. Every inch of the castle is magical.

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

Thank you Tori! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here for a wedding. Come back and visit for a tour sometime!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for a beautiful wedding and everything was absolutely amazing. If we had more time, we would have liked to have gone on the tour. A very special place...perfect for those selfies!

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

Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the wedding. Come back and do a tour any time!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given the tour of the Castle and it is amazing. The gardens are so beautiful. The trains were an added surprise. It is amazing what the owner has done and returned the castle to a castle.More

1  Thank marykatherine2016
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CastleFarms, Public Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your guided tour. Our guides have so much information to share, especially since the Castle has 100 years of history! We are very thankful for our current owner, Linda Mueller, for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't sure if we should take the self guided tour or the guided tour... glad we asked... definitely take the guided tour. Excellent history and background of the castle by the guide and also of the surrounding gardens plus an inside look into the different...More

Thank dlm4856
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CastleFarms, Public Relations Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your guided tour. Our guides are full of so much great information and the Castle has 100 years of amazing history to share!

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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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Pat T
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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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30 September 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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