72 reviews of The Henderson Castle "I logged on to yelp expecting to see at least Photo of The Henderson Castle - Kalamazoo, MI, United States. .. be up charged $ EACH if you wanted meat Or French toast with our breakfast. Welcome to The Henderson Castle, the most popular inn in Kalamazoo. All Castle Beds Now Feature: Novaform Comfort Luxe Gel Memory Foam Mattress. Traveler's reviews for The Henderson Castle Inn and B&B in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It was very nice to meet you and enjoy your company. Sincerely, Francois.
I have not stopped raving about this place and I have traveled all over the world!! The paintings, the architecture, the beautiful statues. The staff was awesome and so helpful. I just loved everything about this place and can not wait to go back!
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Innkeeper Response Thank you very much for you very nice review, it is greatly appreciated. The staff treated us as though we were the King and Queen of the whole castle. We were able to sleep 'under the stars' of the Earth Sky room and soak under the stars from the roof top hot tub! The soaring ceilings, heated marble floors, and relaxing environment was exactly what we needed for our anniversary getaway. The quaint 5 star dinner was out of this world and the delicious breakfast was a perfect compliment to an extraordinary experience.
Very nice get away not far from home and in a location close to fun things to do. Planning another trip in September! Innkeeper Response Thank you very much for your lovely review, I appreciated.
We will see you in September with a better weather I hope. Sincerely, Francois - Francois Moyet innkeeper Fantastic historic building in need of some attention The website has since changed, but at the time left something to be desired.
I finally decided on The Tibetan Room. When we entered the building we had to wait before a staff member finally greeted us.
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We actually wondered if we went in the correct door. The Tibetan Room was fun with a unique decor. The ceiling was definitely the highlight of this room. It had LED lights that changed colors and was painted with bright accents. The room was an awkward combination of 'Eastern' items and it wasn't necessarily a cohesive design.
This became somewhat par for the course. The Henderson Castle is a beautiful building, but is in disrepair. Sadly, these details cheapened our experience. We were also frustrated after returning from a quick trip to the store around pm for some necessities that all of the lights had been turned off and the door was locked. The following morning we went down for breakfast and were surprised to see that we were going to be dining at a community table with another couple.
It ended up being a fine experience and the breakfast itself was nice, but as vegetarians, we would've preferred some options. Innkeeper Response Thank you so much for taking the time to write this long review,I appreciate it.
I did take note of your observations and comments and will address them properly. Sincerely, Francois - Francois Moyet innkeeper Just amazing!
This is just a magical feeling when you walk in. So much history, detailbeauty. The staff was great and very professional.
The hot tub on the roof is amazing! Our dinner at the restaurant was the best meal I ever have in my life!!!! We stay in the Italian suite, it was very nice, clean and the heated floor was amazing.
The 13 shower head was just amazing. Innkeeper Response Thank you so much for your review. We are looking forward to see you soon. They make you feel welcome and comfortable. A few things need to be tweaked, but i found myself overlooking some issues due to the sincerity of the owner and staff. Innkeeper Response Thank you so much for your review and appreciate your genuine sincere comments.
The castle itself is beautifully renovated, Francois was charming and hospitable, the food was excellent and the roof-top hot tub was an amazing way to relax at the end of the day, overlooking the beautiful city lights.
Some aspects of the business are still a bit unpolished, like the staff member who greeted us at the door to check us in at 6pm in sweats and the blaring classical music that they forgot to turn off and continued all night weren't sure where they were or how to let them know.
All in all, though, it was a great value, we had a great time and will definitely go back. We are looking forward to see you again. I did take note of your remarks and make sure to correct it.
Our Earth Sky room allowed us the fall asleep under the stars after our romantic respite in the rooftop hot tub. Breakfast in the morning was outstanding and provided by the remarkable Francois.
I recommended Henderson Castle to my co-workers when I returned to work and reality the following week. We was looking for someplace to go for an evening to just getaway and relax.
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We were not disappointed. I didn't realize that I had booked the only first floor room. A patron came that needed the room so we were upgraded to the Dutch Room. It was a really nice room, lights in the floor, and a very comfortable bed. The decor of the castle was great, it was like visiting a historic home but being able to touch the furniture. We didn't eat dinner but I can tell you it smelled amazing. We took advantage of the hot tub on the roof and really enjoyed it, the view was awesome.
I'm looking forward to going back so we can sit in the hot tub when its snowing. There was no phone or tv in the room and that was just fine with me.
They did have a tv in a room that could be used by anyone and it was nice as well. In the morning Francois cooked us an amazing breakfast of french toast with carmelized fruit and homemade whipped cream. The entire experience was excellent and better than I imagined. We will be back again. They are even having a murder mystery dinner on December 3rd. If I had the time available I'd love to be there.
Thank you so much for such a great evening! The hot tub is open year around and it is lovely up there with the snow outside.
The highlight of the weekend was the excellent cuisine dinner Friday night for an extra fee and breakfast the next day. I highly recommend making dinner reservations if nothing else because Francois is truly a talented chef. The rooms are beautiful but a bit drafty, it is an old house. Henderson died inhowever, his wife remained at the castle until she died in The castle was inherited by the Henderson children and it wasn't until that it was sold out of the family.
Ten parties have owned Henderson Castle. In the s, Hopper converted the brick stable on the property to a four car garage; it has since been transformed into a separate residence. After being vacant for several years, William Stuifbergen purchased the house inand divided it into several apartments. He and his family resided in one of the units. Inthe house was deeded to the First National Bank, as trustee.
The castle was considered for the Art Institute, but became the property of the renowned liberal arts school, Kalamazoo Collegewhere the campus lies just a block to the south of the castle's grounds. Jess Walker bought the house and began a restoration process that continued under Frederick Royce, who purchased the property in He then was a guest star on House Hunters Internationaland sold the castle and moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina in Laura and Peter Livingstone-McNelis obtained the home inand maintained it as open to the public running the bed and breakfast Royce had started.
It was purchased in by Robert Jackson and sold to Francois Moyet, a Master French chef, who has continued the operation of the bed and breakfast since he purchased it in He has also started a fine French dining restaurant inside the home, as well as a spa, named "Mary Henderson's Spa".