From motorcoach tours to clubs and small organizations, Castle Farms offers groups an experience to remember. Conveniently located only fifty miles south of Mackinaw, Castle Farms is an easy add-on for groups coming into Michigan.

Built in 1918, this beautiful French Renaissance castle offers groups a guided walking tour of the soaring towers, stone buildings, and sweeping gardens inspired by European design. Vintage museum quality collections of castles, toys, and WWI artifacts are displayed throughout the buildings, along with royal family memorabilia. The Castle’s Outdoor Model Railroad (seasonal), with an average of 40 G-scale trains operating on 2,500 feet of track, is the largest in the state of Michigan. Dine in style with a catered meal on site, savoring a custom menu just for your group. Enhance your experience with a private wine tasting.

Our Group Tour Specialist at Castle Farms work closely with receptives, group tour leaders, and organizers throughout the US and Canada. The Castle is a proud member of the American Bus Association, the Group Travel Family, and is a featured stop on countless itineraries.

To discuss your group tour, menu options and pricing, please contact us today.

Recommended Time to Allow

Tour: 2 hours

Meal: 1 hour

Wine Tasting: 1 hour

Tour Packages

Visit Castle Farms in the summer season (May-October) to see the gardens in full bloom, Michigan’s largest garden model railroad, collections from castles all over the world and learn all about our 100+ years of history.

Visit Castle Farms in the winter (November-April) and experience the castle and collections under a beautiful blanket of snow.

Each year Castle Farms is turned into a winter wonderland featuring extensive themed Christmas trees,  light up characters, giant inflated figures, and trains with interactive elements throughout.  The display runs from Thanksgiving to Christmas each year.  Click here to see our 2020 display.

Fairy Garden Make & Take (June-August): Learn how to create your own fairy, gnome or dragon garden and take it home with you.

Sample Itineraries

Fairy Dust and High Tides:  From Traverse City to Mackinaw Island, explore a scenic lake drive through Majestic Michigan’s Upper Lower Peninsula!

Land of the Million Dollar Sunsets:  Follow in the footsteps of Hemmingway as you travel winding roads to the gorgeous harbor towns of Charlevoix, Petoskey, & Harbor Springs.  You’ll understand why this region has been called ‘Land of the Million Dollar Sunsets’ since 1874.

Hand Made:  For groups who want to be immersed in hands-on activities, this Michigan itinerary is for you!

Menus & Accommodations


Group-Friendly Accommodations in and around Charlevoix, MI