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Allegan, Michigan: Castle in the Country
Luxurious accommodations, spa rooms, country views and attentive staff draw visitors to this lodging nestled on 65 wooded acres with a lake and small pond.
Guests stay in either the Castle, a magnificently restored, five-bedroom 1906 home, or Castle Keep, which features five more guest rooms, dining, spa rooms and a small shop. The Lake Michigan shore is about a half-hour drive west, but if you don't want to leave the property, you can paddle a boat on the lake or, in winter, strap on snowshoes for a walk in the woods. Just want to sit and soak it all in? Relax on an impressive three-level deck featuring bistro tables, a propane-fueled fire pit and a gazebo (888) 673-8054.