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Castle Farms

5052 M-66 North,
Charlevoix, MI 49720
231-237-0884 (Main)

Castle Farms was built in 1918 as a model working dairy farm by the acting president of Sears, Roebuck & Co. Today, it offers guests the chance to stroll through 100 years of history. Year round self-guided tours give visitors the opportunity to visit the buildings and gardens at their own pace, while summer guided tours offer a more in-depth tour full of stories and fascinating historical facts from a professional tour guide.

Families will find much to enjoy, including ponds for feeding fish and ducks, the Enchanted Forest full of gnomes, the Alphabet Garden with whimsical art, the towering Hedge Maze with overhead trains, and Norm the resident dragon. Castle Farms is home to Michigan's largest outdoor model railroad, a favorite for young and old alike. G, HO, and N-scale trains are represented in both whimsical and traditional displays. Open May-October, weather permitting, the railroad currently boasts over 70 trains and over 2500 feet of track.

Those looking for a leisurely day will enjoy the extensive museum-quality collections featuring royal family memorabilia from around the world as well as the 1918 Museum. The museum is dedicated to the WWI era and showcases many items found in the Sears Roebuck catalog from that time. The acres of formal and informal gardens are a joy from late spring through fall and offer many photo opportunities.

Plan at least 2 hours for your visit, but many families spend the entire day on the grounds and bring a picnic lunch. An on-site Gift Shop will surprise you with unique items for the home, jewelry, scarves, kids castle-themed fun, books by local authors, and fairy garden accessories.

Completely restored to its original splendor Castle Farms hosts tours, weddings, and charity and corporate events.

Accessibility: A tram and wheelchairs are available at this property. 

Hours and admission may be found at


King's Great Hall: Gift Shop: King's East Garden Room: Queen's Tavern (Winery):

King's West Garden Room: Museum: Knight's Castle: Round Office:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
Store Type
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Google Reviews


im dawn

5 months ago
Stunning venue and grounds-I mean it’s a castle! We had an elopement type wedding for 32 people on a weekday afternoon. We were going to get married in the Queens Courtyard, but due to rain we ended up inside in Kings Galley (it was still very beautiful) Taylor was amazing to work with. She was VERY QUICK to respond to all questions and offered several suggestions-I have no doubt she would make any wedding memorable, stress free and FUN! Thank you for making sure we had a wonderful wedding day, I’m forever grateful. For anyone reading this, don’t hesitate to book them immediately!


6 months ago
I love to stop by Castle Farms when im in the area. Its fun to roam around the area looking in all of the rooms and out buildings. This was the first time we were given drink tickets for a tasting in the 1918 Cellar. We tried the hard cider, cinnamon and raspberry, they were both very good. I also like feeding the fish in the pond and looking at the train set up in the garden area.

Suzy Godsted

2 months ago
Such a beautiful venue for a wedding. The staff were helpful and friendly. Only disadvantage is you can’t stay there. There was more than one wedding that day but they made you feel like it was the only one. The grounds are spacious and well maintained.

Mary B

10 months ago
Castle Farms - what a delight! The architecture is intriguing, especially with the history behind it all. The tour is well worth the small fee. The history of the transformation from Albert Loeb's working farm to what now is Linda Mueller's Castle Farms was absolutely intriguing! I do not remember the exact details but I do recollect Linda Mueller bought the farm for $300,000 invested over 1.5 million! 😳 Upon giving only $25 for over-an-hour Tram guided tour (the ride was a short portion of the tour) I was fascinated by the history of the place; not only the history, also the stonework is architectural beauty! 🤩 The buildings/ surroundings visited with the tour include: the King's East Garden Room, East Garden, Butterfly Garden, Reflection Pond and Sid the Sea Monster, Octagonal Gazebo, Serenity Garden, The Dragon's Lair, Queen's Castle Tower, and Queen's Courtyard. 😍 This delightful venue is a huge place for weddings and other social events. There's just too much information to share here, so I highly suggest visiting the majestic Castle Farms. ❤

Mark Hawley

8 months ago
A beautiful historic place to visit. The tour guides provide history and insight to the owners and uses of the property over the years and to the extensive restoration efforts required to make it the beautiful venue it is today for weddings and receptions.


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