Bella Solviva

Bella Solviva Michigan's first and only true Eco-responsible, green, glamping destination, created for the outdoor adventure enthusiast with an appetite for indulgence.

Need a respite from your 'typical' camping vacation? Do you long for the open space of the outdoors, but more often find yourself in a 'volunteer refugee' environment? Do you savor the idea of getting back to nature, but yearn to sidestep the multi-day prep phase? Tired of hauling half of your kitchen wares to enjoy that mouthwatering campfire cooking? If you are looking to experience peace and tranquility coupled with the ease and comfort of a lavish retreat, then welcome to your new favorite vacation destination - Bella Solviva! Bella Solviva is being created for the outdoor adventure enthusiast who has an appetite for indulgence. While traditional camping is supported here, our emphasis is on glamping! What's glamping, you say? A global trend that has caught fire, offering alfresco devotees an upgrade on rest and recreation - a new word for a new kind of travel - defined as posh, boutique, luxury or glamorous camping. When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build. Whether in a tent, yurt, airstream, hut, villa or tree house, glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury. Bella Solviva is Michigan's first and only total glamping destination where sojourners choose from an array of extravagances. Even if you bring your own tent or RV, Bella Solviva will provide an endless combination of accommodations, amenities, services and activities to satisfy any craving, along with extraordinary service to rival any Northern Michigan resort. While travelers will enjoy camping in luxury, serenity and solitude at Bella Solviva, we believe in being the best stewards of our resources. As such, our goal is to have as close to a zero-footprint as possible regarding energy, efficiency, waste and sustainability - truly green glamping! Are you ready to share an indulgent adventure with family and friends? Are you longing for something exciting and unique? Want to be the first to go 'glamping' in stunning Northern Lower Michigan? You have come to the Right place... the First place... the Only place. Bella Solviva! You are invited to partner with us in making this Michigan's newest, most sought after camping and recreational destination!

We'd like to thank all those who have served or are actively serving our country. It is the soldier, not the reporter, w...
05/30/2016

We'd like to thank all those who have served or are actively serving our country.
It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the organizer, who gave us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.
– Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC

Thanks to Sally Rummel at the Tri-County Times, who did a very nice piece on glamping recently that features Bella Solvi...
05/18/2016
Glamping is new trend in 'glamorous camping'

Thanks to Sally Rummel at the Tri-County Times, who did a very nice piece on glamping recently that features Bella Solviva. Thanks Sally! Check it out!

If your idea of camping is spending the night at the nearest Holiday Inn, then this newest trend in outdoor living might be just for you.

It's a beautiful day at Bella Solviva and fun to see things starting to develop! Sign up to experience the Extreme Build...
05/17/2016

It's a beautiful day at Bella Solviva and fun to see things starting to develop! Sign up to experience the Extreme Build @ bellasolviva.com!

Anyone experiencing the nostalgia of days gone by?  Why not come and help us recreate the past during our Extreme Build ...
05/04/2016

Anyone experiencing the nostalgia of days gone by? Why not come and help us recreate the past during our Extreme Build of Route 66 at our resort! Looking for creative people who are ready to dive into the past and create the dreams of today! Visit us at https://bellasolviva.com/index.php/extreme-build for more information!

05/04/2016
Bella Solviva - Michigan's Comfy Glamping & Camping Eco-Resort - EXTREME BUILD

We are looking to invest in Michigan and create a one of a kind Glamping resort for those seeking a unique vacation experience. We came up with the idea of an Extreme Build edition after recognizing that we could use some help with many aspects of the development of this resort. We admit, we aren't experts at everything. But we know that the expertise that we lack is right here in Michigan. This is a state that has seen its fair share of turmoil and ups and downs and yet we still continue to keep our heads held high with Michigan pride. We do live in one of the most beautiful places on earth and the idea came to us that maybe some of you would like to get back to nature. Unplug from technology, work outdoors and be a part of something that is PURE MICHIGAN. We aren't asking for handouts, nor are we expecting this help to be provided for free. We just want our resort to be able to proudly claim that we are MADE IN MICHIGAN, by MICHIGAN. We are making a substantial investment in this Extreme Build alone, allowing us to open it up to all those who want a once in a lifetime chance to be a part of something we think is really cool. Give us a chance to prove to you that we are serious about using this as an event to bring Michigan back together and to prove that we have what it takes to be true Michiganders!
Visit us below for more details:

https://bellasolviva.com/index.php/extreme-build

Michigan's Comfy Camping Eco-Resort! Where nature meets indulgence...

Calling all M*A*S*H fans!  Join us in our Extreme Build event and help us erect Michigan's first ever M*A*S*H unit.  We ...
05/04/2016

Calling all M*A*S*H fans! Join us in our Extreme Build event and help us erect Michigan's first ever M*A*S*H unit. We are looking for those interested in helping us to put the camp together as well as those who may have memorabilia to donate! Visit our Extreme Build page at https://bellasolviva.com/index.php/extreme-build for more information!

Ever dreamed of building a tree house? Well at Bella Solviva, we can give you that opportunity!  Join us for our Extreme...
05/03/2016

Ever dreamed of building a tree house? Well at Bella Solviva, we can give you that opportunity! Join us for our Extreme Build event and join the tree building team! Visit our link at https://bellasolviva.com/index.php/extreme-build for more information!

THE NEWS YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!  How on earth is Bella Solviva going to be open this summer?  The following pres...
04/22/2016
Bella Solviva - Michigan's Comfy Glamping & Camping Eco-Resort - EXTREME BUILD

THE NEWS YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR! How on earth is Bella Solviva going to be open this summer? The following press release shows how!

(EAST JORDAN, Mich) - Bella Solviva announces the build-up to a massive construction phase with its Extreme Build-Glamping Edition program. With the intense interest for what is being coined “The New Up-North”, founders Brad & Sandy Carlson are planning to bring new meaning to being “Made in Michigan” as this much-anticipated resort comes to life.

Bella Solviva made onlyinyourstate.com’s list of best glamping destinations in America this month, quite an honor for a resort that is not yet open! Brad Carlson says the only way to get it open in time for this summer’s rush is using an extreme build, a take-off on the popular TV show Extreme Makeover, where nearly impossible building projects came to life in under a week. Carlson, who led numerous disaster relief teams during post-hurricane Katrina cleanup and rebuilding, is prepared for the demands this building project will bring. “The final planning stage is underway, with the build scheduled to start May 29th”, he stated.

Describing the Extreme Build as “the most exciting thing Michigan has seen in many years,” Carlson is expecting over 1,000 people, companies and organization to participate in the 4 to 5-week long build. He added, “Exciting because companies and individuals alike will have an opportunity to participate in an epic adventure of helping to build the premier glamping resort in the mid-west, if not the country.” By partnering with media, government and private industry, as well as groups and individuals from around the state, “Michigan will have a genuinely fascinating human interest story to tell,” said Carlson.

Bella Solviva is serious about the “Made in Michigan” label, seeing the ability to help create or revive industries such as tent-making for its Safari tents, restoration of vintage boats, RVs, and train coaches while promoting eco-responsible travel in the state. “We have already engaged in conversation with a variety of local vendors and farm-to-table food sources with the intent of promoting local business, and plan to expand our contact with suppliers from the surrounding communities,” said Carlson.

Individuals, families and organizations that invest time in the build will be compensated by a free membership in Bella Solviva’s Nature Escape Club, receiving credited vacation time to use toward future stays, according to Sandy Carlson. “Volunteers will also be housed and fed during what we hope will be week-long for crews and longer stays for team leads during the build,” she stated. Individuals can also elect to donate some or all of their vacation credits to their organization, providing the opportunity for group retreats.

A wide variety of talents and equipment are being sought, including loggers and excavators, building trades, interior designers, engineers, and project leaders. “People with skill sets in coordinating volunteers, food and beverage and procurement will also be a tremendous asset to this endeavor” said Mr. Carlson. To see a list of needed goods, services and suppliers, visit bellasolviva.com; click on Extreme Build. Bids as well as donated items will be considered.

Funding for development is coming in steadily through advance reservations and memberships in the resort’s Nature Escape Club, which allows folks to pre-purchasing time for future stays, in exchange for attractive discounts and perks, while locking in 2016’s low, introductory rates according to Mr. Carlson. While Carlson said they do not anticipate the need for investors, he admits the project would have moved faster had the right partner materialized. A future phase involving the development of a boutique inn with meeting & event space may offer an investment opportunity and provide more year-round functionality.

Bella Solviva is an eco-friendly, glamping resort destination for all ages located in the East Jordan River Valley, approximately 45 minutes NE of Traverse City. Visit them at bellasolviva.com, Facebook or @BellaSolviva.

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Michigan's Comfy Camping Eco-Resort! Where nature meets indulgence...

Unplugging on a peaceful Sunday afternoon, taking on one of its gorgeous valley views!
04/17/2016

Unplugging on a peaceful Sunday afternoon, taking on one of its gorgeous valley views!

Not even yet open, Bella Solviva was honored last Friday by making the list of the top 15 luxury glamping destinations i...
04/14/2016
These 15 Amazing Luxury 'Glamping' Destinations Around The U.S. Will Blow You Away

Not even yet open, Bella Solviva was honored last Friday by making the list of the top 15 luxury glamping destinations in the U.S., proving that listening to YOU for the type of accommodations, amenities and activities has hit the sweet spot with Michigan, if not all of the nation. Thanks to YOU, our website, bellasolviva.com, has now gone well past 1,000,000 views and we are very excited about the future!

We invite YOU to be a part of Bella Solviva's epic, 'Made in Michigan' journey by participating in our Nature Escape Club Membership program, and stay tuned to see how your fingerprints can soon make a difference in this amazing adventure. Thank you, onlyinyourstate.com and onlyinmichigan!

These mind-blowing campsites will make you reconsider everything you thought you knew about camping.

Take a few minutes to check out Bella Solviva's new Nature Escape Club, which promises you a cost-effective way to exper...
04/01/2016
Bella Solviva - Michigan's Comfy Glamping & Camping Eco-Resort - Nature Escape Club

Take a few minutes to check out Bella Solviva's new Nature Escape Club, which promises you a cost-effective way to experience Michigan’s latest trend in up-north getaways! Discover how you can lock in savings during our introductory launch and realize the many benefits of Membership. And, earn $25 in points by taking the club survey now!

Michigan's Comfy Camping Eco-Resort! Where nature meets indulgence...

AS OF THIS MOMENT, Bella Solviva's Nature Escape Club has launched, promising you a cost-effective way to experience Mic...
03/31/2016
Bella Solviva - Michigan's Comfy Glamping & Camping Eco-Resort - Nature Escape Club

AS OF THIS MOMENT, Bella Solviva's Nature Escape Club has launched, promising you a cost-effective way to experience Michigan’s latest trend in up-north getaways! Discover how you can lock in savings during our introductory launch and realize the many benefits of Membership. And, earn $25 in points by taking the club survey now!

Michigan's Comfy Camping Eco-Resort! Where nature meets indulgence...

Stay tuned over the next few days for some Important & exciting news from Bella Solviva, the New Up North!Part of the eq...
03/26/2016
Bella Solviva - Michigan's Comfy Glamping & Camping Eco-Resort - Home

Stay tuned over the next few days for some Important & exciting news from Bella Solviva, the New Up North!

Part of the equation is a different business model that allows us to make substantial cuts (up to 47%) in many of our 2016 rates! The other part will be announced early next week and you won't want to miss it!

Remember, for those that have reserved at higher rates, our Lowest Price Promise Guarantee is still valid - you will be credited with the difference in the new rates.

Michigan's Comfy Camping Eco-Resort! Where nature meets indulgence...

Bella Solviva's cover photo
03/18/2016

Bella Solviva's cover photo

Bella Solviva's cover photo
03/11/2016

Bella Solviva's cover photo

Hankering to experience life the way the 4077th did?  Perfect for family reunions, individual or group accommodations, y...
03/04/2016

Hankering to experience life the way the 4077th did? Perfect for family reunions, individual or group accommodations, you can have the time of your life! We plan the M.A.S.H 4585th Unit to be complete with Mess Tent, Officer's Club, a Hospital, Supply Hut, props, and of course, Rosie's! Book a single Swamp or Nurses tent, or the entire M.A.S.H unit! (Hot Lips not included)

The hospital houses eight-roomy 1 and 2 bedroom quarters with bathrooms in each. Need to house a group reasonably? The supply hut(s) sleeps up to 12, or 24 with bunks!

Floor plans are Bella Solviva designs depicting typical features and layouts. Each unit will be unique, and as authentic as possible!

Bella Solviva's cover photo
03/04/2016

Bella Solviva's cover photo

Have you visited Bella Solviva's website lately?  Much has been added, including floor plans for many of its themed area...
03/02/2016
Bella Solviva - Michigan's Comfy Glamping & Camping Eco-Resort - Home

Have you visited Bella Solviva's website lately? Much has been added, including floor plans for many of its themed areas. Check out the latest by clicking below. Reservations are filling up, so book today!

Michigan's Comfy Camping Eco-Resort! Where nature meets indulgence...

Route 66 Accommodations
02/25/2016

Route 66 Accommodations

Part of the Neverland Escapade family-oriented theme area, the Skull Creek Tipis are high-quality units set along creeks...
02/25/2016

Part of the Neverland Escapade family-oriented theme area, the Skull Creek Tipis are high-quality units set along creeks to help fulfil any childs fantasies, whether young or old!

Ărboreal Glen is an adult enclave featuring Safari Tents & Tree Houses.  Set in an incredibly beautiful, peaceful pine ...
02/19/2016

Ărboreal Glen is an adult enclave featuring Safari Tents & Tree Houses. Set in an incredibly beautiful, peaceful pine forest with amazing visitas, it provides opportunities for queit reflection for individuals, or even a corporate retreat.

Floor plans are Bella Solviva models depicting typical features and layouts. Each unit will be unique!

The lost boys come to life in hobbit huts, tree dwellings, many with rope bridges in Neverwood Shire.  Located in the Ne...
02/19/2016

The lost boys come to life in hobbit huts, tree dwellings, many with rope bridges in Neverwood Shire. Located in the Neverland Escapade family-oriented theme area,, overlooking ponds and the evening water fire display.

Floor plans are Bella Solviva models depicting typical features and layouts. Each unit will be unique!

Bella Solviva's cover photo
02/08/2016

Bella Solviva's cover photo

TROUBLE WITH OUR OLD RESERVATION SYSTEM?  Bella Solviva has moved to a new themed-based booking system, accessible at bo...
01/13/2016
Bella Solviva - Michigan's Comfy Glamping & Camping Eco-Resort - Reservations

TROUBLE WITH OUR OLD RESERVATION SYSTEM? Bella Solviva has moved to a new themed-based booking system, accessible at both bellasolviva.com and on Facebook. (click on Online Bookings) All major credit cards.and PayPal are now accepted. Check out our site; we know you will like the upgraded system and our updated reservation/cancellation policy. The resort is filling up, so make your reservation today!

Michigan's Comfy Camping Eco-Resort! Where nature meets indulgence...

The first five winners of the Bella Solviva "Name that Theme" contest have been announced!  Each will receive 2 free nig...
01/06/2016
Bella Solviva - Michigan's Comfy Glamping & Camping Eco-Resort - Name that Theme Contest!

The first five winners of the Bella Solviva "Name that Theme" contest have been announced! Each will receive 2 free nights at Bella Solviva! Thank you to the numerous entries received, and congratulations to the winners! You will be contacted in the next 24 hours by email. The chosen names and winners are:

Neverland Escapade, by Peter Edwards of Empire Michigan for our Neverland-themed family area.

Ărboreal Glen, by Christa Breaugh of Oxford Ohio for the Adult Glamping Village.

Mĭttentown for our Northern Michigan Village, by Nicole Emmi of Ferndale Michigan.

Cedarscape Preserve for our Nature Preserve, thanks to Rick Sorensen of Sterling Heights Michigan.

Mapleblood Acres, submitted by Jaimie Coucke of Petoskey Michigan, naming our Sugar Bush area.

Baldákin Gulch has been chosen for the Tree House Forest.

Skull Creek has been chosen for our Tipi Village.

Two areas remain to be named, so give it your best shot below!

Michigan's Comfy Camping Eco-Resort! Where nature meets indulgence...

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