I hope it comes as a surprise that Michigan has so many amazing castles to choose from! From private homes to hotels and museums, they are all stunning and one-of-a kind. I went to each of these castles to share!
Castle Museum of Saginaw County History in Saginaw
Our first magical castle was built in 1898 as a Post Office in Saginaw, Michigan. Now the Castle Museum is the home the Saginaw County History Museum and is open to the public for tours.
Highlands Castle in Canadian Lakes
This 15,000 sq. ft. beautiful Highland’s Castle is located in Canadian Lakes, Michigan. You may visit for it’s gorgeous wedding venue or the phenomenal annual music and lights show, Nights of Lights.
I revisited the Higland’s Castle, during the day to give it some justice.
Bavarian Restaurant & Castle Shops in Frankenmuth
Go to Michigan’s Little Bavaria, check out the Bavarian Restaurant and the castle shops on the lower level.
Castle Farms in Charlevoix
Nestled between Lake Charlevoix and the shores of Lake Michigan, Castle Farms built in 1918. It served as a music venue through the 70’s and 80’s and is now the home to many beautiful weddings.
Grand Castle in Grandville
Inspired by the design of Neuschwanstein Castle of Germany, Grand Castle boasts 12 floors and over 500 housing units. A courtyard and library straight out of Beauty and the Beast!
Canterbury Castle in Lake Orion
See the 100-year-old castle, formerly King’s Court Castle used as a restaurant and banquet hall.
I can’t seem to stay away from Canterbury Castle in Lake Orion. Their themed events are so much fun. We came back for an Easter Egg Drop from a helicopter and so much more. Our first visit was around Christmas time and that was when I absolutely fell in love with this cute, historic, colorful, kitschy, little castle backdrop village. Think Beauty and the Beast vibes!
Curwood Castle in Owosso
Wander to Owosso and see the Curwood Castle, built in 1922 as a writing studio for the famed author James Curwood and it is now a public museum.
Beaumont Tower at Michigan State University in East Lansing
Is this considered a castle? If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is to me! Go Green!
Henderson Castle in Kalamazoo
You can stay the night in this castle, it has a French restaurant, a spa and rooftop hot tub. There are some pretty eventful stories from guests who have experience some paranormal activities.
Penniman Castle in Battle Creek
Penniman Castle, also sometimes referred to as Kingman Castle, in Battle Creek, built in 1906 to resemble a Medieval castle. The 3rd floor burned in 1941, leaving it to look how it does today. This home serves as a private residence and was recently on the market asking price of $160,000.
Stonecastle Dentistry in Grand Rapids
Many will recognize this Heritage Hill landmark on Cherry Street in Grand Rapids you can find Stonecastle Dentistry which was built in 1884 using granite stone brought in from Scotland.
German Castle in Castle Park, Holland
Seeking a slower pace of life, Michael Schwartz decided to retire to Holland, Michigan in 1894 and moved his family to Castle Park. Legend has it, Schwartz’s daughter fell in love with a local Dutch boy and quickly eloped. Her irate, unapproving father locked her in the tower of the castle and forbid her from seeing her long lost love. Many people claim to see this young woman standing in the tower window to this day.
Maltese Castle in Lexington
The East Coast of Michigan, in the thumb, stop at Lexington for this Maltese Castle. Built in 1929, now a vacation rental. Quite stunning to drive by, made entirely from stones found in Lake Huron.
Adams Castle in Bloomfield Township
Harry Stormfeltz spared no expenses building this Adam’s Castle as his home in 1929 in Bloomfield Township, Michigan.
There’s a more colorful history to the story as well, when it served as a bachelor pad and more recently it’s purchase as a Mother’s Day gift.
Coming Soon: Helmer Castle in Jackson
I will be visiting Jackson for some footage for a video about Helmer Castle. Stay tuned!
Bonus Castle: Ray’s Castle in Ovid
A legend to many, Ray Fury. May his story live on, and his former home brighten your day.
This is the castle that Ray built. As the story goes, Ray fell in love with a woman from Holland. In an attempt to win her love, he built a home with a windmill. That replicated a home that he would imagine and Holland. That she would fall in love, move to Ovid, Michigan and they would live happily ever after, but it never happened.
If you’re looking for family friendly fun, Frankenmuth, Michigan is the perfect getaway! It is one of my favorite local go-to vacation spots, for years we’ve been celebrating family birthdays at Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth with delicious family style chicken dinner.
A great Indian tribe has established an amazing operation in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe started car bingo many moons ago and it has transformed into a world class entertainment venue, casino, waterpark, spa, campground and so much more. Mt. Pleasant is a premier travel destination in Mid-Michigan, you should come check it out!
Learn about my visit at Ziibiwing Center. Part of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in Mt. Pleasant. As a Culture Center, designed and dedicated to the Anishinabe people, a celebration of history, tradition and beliefs.