Friday, August 14, 2015

Update: Michigan's first 'glampground' is now accepting reservations

Posted By on Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 9:36 AM

  • Photo courtesy of Bella Solviva
Update: A Bella Solviva rep. told MT this morning that reservations are now being accepted for spring and summer 2016.

Construction on the grounds and various accommodation sites is expected to begin in September, with additional amenities added throughout the fall and into 2016. The glampground will officially open for business on May 12, 2016. Reservations can be made by calling 231.331.3300.

Originally posted: July 31, 2015 at 11:21 a.m.

A "glampground," AKA a place to lodge folks who really want to like the outdoors but just can't quite handle being outdoors, is slated to open up in northern Michigan later this year. It will be the first of its kind in the state.

Bella Solviva, a husband/wife helmed company that bills itself as "a comfy camping eco-resort, created for the outdoor adventure enthusiast who has an appetite for indulgence," and a "destination where travelers will experience the positive aspects of camping without the uncomfortable negatives" like not showering or, ew, bugs, is setting up camp near Torch Lake, northeast of Traverse City, in Northern Michigan.

A variety of accommodations will be available — ranging from safari tents with hot water and WiFi, to tipis with full bedding, and supposedly even a converted airplane, which would make Bella Solviva one of only six locations in the world sporting an "airliner hotel." Catered meals, spa services, and laundry are also available. 

Prices, of course, would differ depending on the level of grandeur a guest requests. More traditional camping accommodations will run upwards of $60, while a night in the airliner could set you back $1000. 

Catch Bella Solviva's full pitch below in this YouTube clip, and head over to their website for additional details.

Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 14, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation