Urmeniș is a village located in Mureș county, on the road that links Cluj Napoca to Reghin. The estate, which existed already at the beginning of the 14th century, became the property of I. Rákóczi György in 1638, who decided to build a new modern mansion. The new building was built between the period of 1639-1641, in the place of a single-storey mansion, which had a porch. The building's designer and work supervisor was Fundáló Mátyás of Alba Iulia. Besides the well-known architect, other known personalities are the master masons Kőműves Simon and Kőműves János, originally from Bistrița.
The first fortified castle was built by Gálfi and a Baroque castle was constructed by István Mikes II in 1742, using the former building. This castle was destroyed by the rebel forces of Simion Prodan in October 1848, and was bought from Benedek Mikes IV by Count Imre Mikó (1805–1876), cousin of Benedek. The new owner rebuilt the castle in Neo-Gothic style between 1856–1862 based on plans by Anton Kagerbauer, architect from Cluj.
While the beginning of the century was characterized by the modernization, transformation of old buildings, the second half of the century was characterized by the appearance of new baroque-style castles and manor-houses. Among these, the castle from Hodod is considered one of the earliest. Fortunately, the Wesselényi family's archives have preserved almost all construction documents, so we are able to follow the course of construction and determine the identity of craftsmen involved in building the castle. The castle built in Baroque-style can be found in the center of the village, near the highway that crosses the locality.