Guest rooms at Saravilla Bed and Breakfast are very spacious, with king or queen beds, TVs and AC. All guest rooms have private bathrooms, two with a whirlpool tub. Three have wood-burning fireplaces. We look forward to meeting you.
This 11,000-square-foot mansion, built in 1894, is listed on Michigan's Historic Register. Close to Alma College.
Full homemade breakfast is served. Spacious common areas include a 1,200-square-foot ballroom with ping pong and pool tables that can accommodate corporate functions, family groups and other events. Parlor, library and fully-equipped guest kitchen. Open all year.
Unique experiences at Saravilla Bed & Breakfast
Saravilla loves to host small weddings (20-30 guests) in its elegant 19th Century ballroom. Families often rent the entire inn. The festivities are spread out on the spacious first floor, with its 4,000 feet of public space. The bride and groom and close members of the wedding party enjoy seven to eight beautiful guest rooms, all with private baths, some with working fireplaces and spa bathrooms. The innkeeper can perform ceremony if desired.
Family reunions, bridal showers and group meetings all find Saravilla a beautiful vintage setting. The ballroom (1,200 s.f.), library, downstairs parlor and elegant entry accommodate groups up to 50 persons. Three working fireplaces add ambiance in colder months. Summers offer expansion of activities onto the huge front porch and back deck. Eight beautiful guest rooms offer lodging for those needing overnight accommodation.
Built by a lumber baron in 1894, Saravilla is a Dutch Colonial mansion of 11,000 square feet. Upon arrival, guests are offered an optional tour of the facility, including a history of the Wright family, whose patriarch, Ammi, built the house for his daughter upon the occasion of her marriage. (Did she love it? Find out.) Original French and English wallpapers and light fixtures are complemented by modern conveniences in this historic house.
The Fred Meijer Heartland Trail from Alma to Greenville (45.8 miles) is three blocks from Saravilla Bed & Breakfast. Bicyclists will find a warm welcome upon arrival with endless hot water, locked garage storage for bikes, and free off-street parking. Plans are underway to extend the bike trail even further to afford new adventures for those who have traveled it already.
Saravilla’s Ammi Wright Suite offers couples an unmatched romantic environment. An intimate living room is set off with a working, wood-burning fireplace. (We supply the wood.) Adjacent is a very large bedroom furnished with a canopy bed, traditional sofa and brightened by windows on three sides. The bathroom features an original wash basin (1905) and a Jacuzzi tub large enough for two.
Family gatherings and reunions find a gracious home at Saravilla. The seven to guest rooms can accommodate upwards of 20 overnight guests, depending on sleeping arrangements. The ground floor offers a variety of gathering spaces, including a ballroom for larger groups and dinners, an intimate library for small gatherings, a dining room that seats 14, and, in summer, a large wraparound porch.