If you're looking for a quaint castle getaway, look no further than Henderson Castle Inn. Kalamazoo, Michigan's Henderson Castle is known to be the "Jewel of Kalamazoo" and provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience for guests. The castle, originally built in 1895 by architect C.A. Gombert for Frank and Mary Henderson. According to the recounting of Henderson Castle's history, the castle cost a grand total of $72,000 to build and the plans included seven baths, a third-floor ballroom, and an elevator.
The castle is now an inn that offers a magical experience to guests and visitors alike. From the newly installed hot tub on the roof to a wide offering of tours and events, Henderson Castle Inn is sure to delight.
Dining at Henderson Castle Inn is magnificent, to say the least. Their every day menu is full of gourmet delights such as caviar appetizers and prime steak entrees from their traditional-style chop house restaurant. However, they also offer breakfast, high tea, a full bar with unique and hand crafted cocktails, as well as specialty reservations for holidays (like the upcoming Valentine's Weekend).
If you're interested in enjoying your time at Henderson Castle by taking a historical tour of the building and estate, they have you covered with a wide variety of options! Whether you're looking for a tour focused on history, architecture, wine, or all of the above - Henderson Castle has a total of four specially packaged tours to select from.
Henderson Castle Inn's winery is an instantly winning way to spend your visit. Their wine "cave" is a specially designed and constructed underground room cut into the hill adjacent to the castle. All fruit is organic, and you can overlook their beautiful vineyards and estate from the stunning patio while enjoying your vino.
Looking for some genuine relaxation and restoration during your stay? Henderson Castle Inn's spa offers facial, Swedish massage, sugar scrub, and mud wrap services. You can also take advantage of their amazing rooftop hot tub.
There are rumors and speculations about whether or not Henderson Castle is haunted. There have been stories of events that can't be explained and other spooky happenings at the castle - though none of these "happenings" have truly been confirmed. Still, the idea adds an element of excitement to any vacationer's trip.
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