Castle in the Country Bed and Breakfast Inn is an award winning Select Registry© Inn located in a rural setting and 6 miles south of the small town of Allegan in Southwest Michigan. The property is surrounded by a number of outstanding destination locations on the Eastern Coast of Lake Michigan, from the popular beach towns of Saugatuck, South Haven and Holland to the vibrant cities of Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. These towns provide easy access to Southwest Michigan’s wine country, numerous craft beer distilleries, farm to table restaurants and year-round cultural events. The current owners have transformed the property into a destination for romantic getaway travelers from Chicago, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Indianapolis and beyond.
This Southwest Michigan bed and breakfast for sale is comprised of two main buildings; the “Castle” and the “Castle Keep.” The Castle is an original 1906 Victorian home with wide wrap-around porch, eight-sided turret and quartersawn oak floors and trim throughout. It houses 3 jetted tub/fireplace suites and 2 classic guest rooms, registration area, common area gift shop, guest refreshment area and a 3 story owner’s quarters. Lighted parking area, 3 stall garage and private owner’s patio flank the building. The Castle Keep, a contemporary style building includes 5 guest suites, all with jetted tubs and fireplaces, a large breakfast room, a commercial kitchen, the Royal Retreat Spa Room, a separate entrance banquet room with handicap accessible restroom, additional public facilities, and an additional Owner/Innkeeper apartment spanning the walkout level of the building. The outside space provides extensive decking with seating surrounding a fire table, a garden igloo with year round accommodations, a screened gazebo, and expansive lawns overlooking a natural pond. Surrounding the building is lighted parking area for guests and staff, an event parking area and a 2 stall garage with heated storage/workshop area.
The Inn is nestled on a total of 65 acres of lakefront, native woodland, wildflower and lawns. The Castle welcomes guests to the entire estate and boasts excellent curb appeal and visibility. A winding driveway connects the two main buildings and well marked nature trails lead to the Screen house overlooking Emerson Lake. The expansive grounds and facilities create a Storybook Wedding Destination for intimate midweek weddings and romantic elopements, which have grown into an excellent profit center.
Opportunity For Expansion
The property features advantageous commercial zoning making further expansion easily attainable. The property offers several additional options for expansion on the current footprint. Architectural drawings provide prospective owners the opportunity to expand the multi-purpose room into 3 new luxury suites. If one of the manager’s apartment is not needed, that existing space could be converted into 2 rooms to increase to 15 rentable guest units.
The expansion of food service to include dinners for guests and the public is easily implementable utilizing the commercial-style kitchen along with existing indoor and outdoor seating.
Attention to detail is paramount at Castle in the Country including the detail paid to the property, buildings, rooms and grounds. The Inn enjoys a solid and profitable year round business with exemplary financials.