- 139 Ratings
Kalamazoo Castle Architecture Tour
Visit a unique architectural treasure in the heart of Michigan when you tour the Henderson Castle. Check out an impressive building filled with over a century of history, all of which will be recounted to you on a leisurely tour.
What You Will Do
- Set off on a tour that history enthusiasts and novices alike will love
- Take an hour to explore the entire castle and grounds, including basement areas not regularly open to guests, the organic gardens, and a Bordeaux-style wine cave
- See for yourself why Henderson Castle Inn is for every type of guest
- Guided castle tour
Tours happen rain or shine. The first floor of the castle is wheelchair accessible, unfortunately the 2nd and 3rd floors can only be accessed by stairs.
- 139 Ratings
We had a great day at the Castle. Our day started off with a soak in the hot tub, then a massage, which was GREAT, followed by a tour and then to finish the day off with High Tea. Our tour guide was super and very informative. We will cherish this day a long time. I would recommend a visit to the castle to all of my friends and family.
Beautiful jewel in kzoo, guide was full of info!
The Castle was fabulous... the couples massage was completely perfect (Jackie was incredible). The meal was very good and so much fun. Matt and Jayrd were wonderful... small problems, and the devil is in the detail. The music stopped and it too long time to get it back. The wedge salad dressing was bland. The dessert was great and my husband has a new favorite drink... Death in the Afternoon. .. perfect.. The morning buffet had problems. I got a burnt croissant. I mentioned it to the waitress and she was willing to fix it, but she gave one to another guest later. A group of 6 had to sit at a table for 4... ran out of juice... This could all be corrected by empowering your servers. They should feel able to check that the croissants are not burnt especially after one was... they should move a large table to the other dining room if needed... they should be able to answer if the oatmeal is steel cut or rolled... or feel that they can say "I don't know, but I will find out for you!" THis teaches the wait staff, makes the customer feel heard and over all help improve the customer satisfaction. Will we come again? ABSOLUTELY and we will send others. I am in HR and I believe in total quality improvement. I'd rather tell you my concerns than to put it on facebook etc. So attention to detail!!! SMILE
Amazing Castle and architecture. Friendly staff. The tour guide did not seem confident the facts she gave us were accurate-tour could have been better organized as far as content. We found so many amazing exciting rare things on our own. The inside and out of the BnB ere gorgeous-pictures online do no justice. Must see in person. Each room unique and different. We have told all our friends and family to go visit. Our tour lasted an hour and we did not get to see the outside and surrounding grounds or gardens-so we looked on our own some. Highly recommend the tour we did learn interesting history. Must see roof top of castle-breathtaking. Never had an experience like that view from the top.
We had the tour, tea and couples' spa package. From the moment we arrived, the entire staff went out of their way to ensure our comfort. The masseurs George and 'Bob?' were outstanding! A highly recommended couples afternoon getaway.
The staff were amazing!
We loved everything except for the tour. The tour guide went on and on and it made the tour less enjoyable. The staff was very pleasant we just found the tour guide to be awkward and odd.
The tour guide, Casey, very knowledgeable about not only the history of the castle, but the history and reasons behind the architecture of it. She was very good at allowing us to ask questions and when there was something she wasn't sure of, she went and checked on it and came back later to tell us the answer. She gave us a good look at not only the history of the castle and the Henderson family, but our history as a society. She took time wherever we needed it and allowed us to thoroughly take in the beauty of the castle. I highly recommend this tour for anyone with an interest not only in the castle, but in the history of Kalamazoo or even society in the late 19th century.
Our tour guide was well versed about the castle, very accommodating to my 88 years young Mom who was celebrating her birthday at the Castle. Just a pleasant experience!
Our tour guide was very engaging and clearly took a personal interest in the property!